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Magna Heartaxe is a mentioned character created for the School of Dragons Website[1].


Dreams of Fighting a Villain

Magna Heartaxe is a young Viking on an unnamed island in the Barbaric Archipelago with an unnamed tribe. Unfortunately, her people have been harassed by the cunning villain Nikora Stormheart. Full of misplaced bravado, Magna seeks to fight and defeat this mighty foe with only herself and her Gronckle Slug. She seeks the knowledge of a village elder named Garth, who is the only survivor of an attack on Stormheart. He bluntly tells Magna that she will not be able to defeat her, and the best strategy is to run from her. He finishes by ominously telling Magna that Stormheart will be moving away from their island soon, and plans to attack the Isle of Berk.

I once thought that I could go against Nikora Stormheart with no one but my Gronckle, Slug. I believed that I was the strongest in my village, and that I could take her on alone. To prepare myself for the journey ahead, I went to the one man in my village who had ever fought her and survived, an old man named Garth. I thought that he would be proud that I, a young Viking, was brave enough to stand up to Stormheart, but what he had to say left me dumbfounded…
“You’d do your best to just forget about Nikora Stormheart,” he said, taking a swig from his drink.
I bristled. “Why? Do you think I can’t take her on?”
Garth laughed ruefully. “She’d just as soon poison your village’s dragons than lose a fight. She may come to you with a smile and a token of goodwill, but should she even suspect you of disloyalty, you are doomed.”
“You’d do your best to just forget about Nikora Stormheart,” he said, taking a swig from his drink.
“Well then, I won’t be fooled by her.”
“You think it’s that easy? Even if you were smart enough not to fall for her tricks, she’d take you down with the might of her ship.”
This made me pause. A warrior with brains, brute strength, a loyal crew, and a ship to rival that of any vessel in the archipelago? Not many people were blessed by the gods with such luck.
“So how do you defeat her?”
“You don’t. You retreat.”
“That can’t be the only way!”
“I’ve never seen anyone defeat her for good. She might slink away to lick her wounds, but trust me, there’s no getting rid of her.”
“That doesn’t help me one bit!”
“Then you’d best get a team together. There’s no way you can go up against her alone. You need loyal friends and strong fighters to even stand a change. Otherwise… you’d better beg Odin to show you mercy.”
I slumped in my seat and studied Garth’s scarred and worn face. With a sigh, I realized that until I got a team of my own, I couldn’t even dream of going into this battle.
“Don’t worry, she won’t be our problem for long,” Garth said. “I hear she’s moving on from our little island and has her sights set somewhere else.”
“Where?” I asked despondently.
Garth leaned in and whispered, “The Isle of Berk.”
  — From the Diary of Magna Heartaxe[2]  

Meeting Dagur the Deranged

Magna is now a Dragon Rider student staying on Dragon's Edge. She has heard about the infamous Dagur, Chief of the Berserkers, and his wild, battle-hungry antics. She finally gets to meet him when he arrives at Dragon's Edge, and hopes to fight beside him someday.

I found Dagur at Dragon’s Edge today. Yesterday, he was like a ghost, someone my fellow students and I would talk about in between classes and racing sessions, but unseen. We knew he was Heather's brother, and that he was a Berserker who once considered the Hairy Hooligans to be his enemies. Now though, he considers Hiccup, Toothless, and the other Riders of Berk to be his comrades-in-arms. He may have helped put a stop to the rampaging Triple Stryke the other day, but it seems like he is going to be in Dragon’s Edge for a while. It must have to do with the rumors of a mysterious pirate queen roaming about the archipelago. I hope these sightings and whispers will not lead to war, but if they do, I must admit that I long to taste the glory of the battlefield beside the famed Berserker Chief, Dagur the Deranged.
  — From the Diary of Magna Heartaxe  



School of Dragons Website

The School of Dragons Website offers a Game Guide and other information about people, dragons, and places connected to the game. To illustrate the world within the game and provide a story-like setting, the website contains 'excerpts' from various characters appearing in other parts of the Franchise, as well as exclusive to the Website. Magna Heartaxe is one of the exclusive characters to the game's website, illustrating the dangerousness of the NPC, exclusive villain character, Nikora Stormheart. Magna's dialogue is also used to showcase Dagur the Deranged, another NPC character appearing in the game.


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