"Good thing there are a fair amount of mages, by the grace of the old gods. Makes us more able to afford things, at least on a population level, if we have useful skills. I can introduce you to the Eide clan when we get out of here. It's getting to autumn, and summer's the busy season for them, so convenient timing. They hunt trolls and beasts on land only, unlike others who hunt sea-beasts, and they're some of the best. Perhaps four hundred of them all told, all a grand family, with two hundred active hunters and scouts who form an independent military company. I hunted with them for six years, oh, must have been three or four decades ago. Norwegians like me make the best troll-hunters. Now Swedes, they're more about technology and fire. Just look at that train you followed in. Danes are obsessed with the Old World, if anyone wants to cure a troll and ask it questions it'd be a Dane. Icelanders are the best off out of all of us, if a bit soft. They managed to keep that island of theirs totally troll-free, and kept up more technology than anyone but the Swedes. As for Finns, I don't know. They've got a reputation for being insular, isolationist, and having a lot of mages of a strange type. I'm not sure what-all Finnish mages can do."