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The Man from Hjelmdall is a character in an adventure-fantasy pulp fiction series.

Background[ | ]

The Man from Hjelmdall, also known as the Hjelmdallermann, is the hero of a series of books set in Hjelmdall, a fictionalised historical region predating the nation of Arda on the Katla isola[1]. He is a muscular barbarian who implausibly dual-wields zweihänders as he cuts through necromantic armies and hordes of orkenoids alongside his blood-brother, Tyrbald.[2] His backstory involves his son being kidnapped and the Hjelmdallerman losing the rest of his family over the course of his adventures.[3]

The books are sexist,[4] racist,[5] and violent,[6] enjoyed by types like the Racist Lorry Driver. However, they are extremely popular, with over a hundred titles in the series[7] and additional merchandise such as T-shirts and roleplaying games set in the Hjelmdallermann world.[8] The series is the subject of a conspiracy theory that the Man from Hjelmdall really existed in some form.[9] Hjelmdallermen is a somewhat pejorative term for the type of guys who like the Man from Hjelmdall’s style.[10]

Books[ | ]

  • Hjelmdallermann: The Man from Hjelmdall
  • The Man from Hjelmdall and the Devil Woman
  • Man from Hjelmdall and the Mammoth-Riders
  • Man from Hjelmdall: Return to Hjelmdall
  • Man From Hjelmdall and the Hjelmdall Man
  • Man from Hjelmdall and the Sages at the End of the World
  • Man from Hjelmdall and the False-God
  • Man from Hjelmdall and the Scorched Earth
  • Man from Hjelmdall: The Hjelmdall Colonies
  • Man from Hjelmdall and the Three-Eyed Skull
  • Hjelmdallermann at the Gates of Tomorrow
  • Man from Hjelmdall in the Lost City of the Pygmies
  • Man from Hjelmdall and the Necromancer's Treasure
  • Man from Hjelmdall: Lord of Wrôthgär
  • Man from Hjelmdall: The Curse of Nachtherrer
  • Man from Hjelmdall and the Swamp Beast
  • Man from Hjelmdall and the Snow Crabs
  • Man from Hjelmdall in Hell
  • Man from Hjelmdall and the Forest of Slaves
  • Man from Hjelmdall Under the Lake
  • Man from Hjelmdall: Hjelmdall Burning

References[ | ]

  1. BIRD'S NEST ROY - "The Man from Hjelmdall is the hero of a series of popular books based on a fictional version of Katla, mostly what is nowadays Arda NFD."
  2. Hjelmdallermann: The Man from Hjelmdall: By nightfall only the Man from Hjelmdall and his blood-brother, noble Tyrbald are left standing against the dead horde. "It is an honour to die by your side, brother!" Tyrbald cries as his battle-axe beheads one of their reanimated comrades.
    You: Wow... they're in trouble now.
    Hjelmdallermann: The Man from Hjelmdall: "*Nein*, Tyrbald!" the Man from Hjelmdall bellows over the army of flesh and bone. "Have courage! For the orthlands... for HJELMDALL!!!" He leaps to the mezzanine to face the black-eyed figure and like a mad ice bear whirling twin *zweihänders* — *Sturm* and *Drang* — he ploughs through the ranks of the deathless, surrounding the necromancer...
    Hand/Eye Coordination: The writer has *never* held a sword in their life, let alone two two-handed swords at the same time.
  3. Bird's Nest Roy: "He left his native village of Hjelmdall after his son was kidnapped, having many exciting adventures and killing many enemies with his swords, but he lost his family in the process. Tragic stuff, really."
  4. Bird's Nest Roy: "But, yes, the books are very sexist. In a not-entirely-unenjoyable way."
  5. Kim Kitsuragi: “The entire series is also endearingly racist, if I may add.”
  6. Plaisance: "Oh, *Man from Hjelmdall*. A very popular series of adventure novels." She looks at the book with some disdain. "They're awfully immoral and violent books."
  7. You: Good god, how many are there?
    Man from Hjelmdall Series: Maybe a hundred?
  8. You: Is that all?
    Man from Hjelmdall Series: Not even close! "Man from Hjelmdall in Hell", "Man from Hjelmdall and the Forest of Slaves", "Man from Hjelmdall Under the Lake", "Man from Hjelmdall: Hjelmdall Burning". There's even "The Trial of Death", a Pasternal combat game book set in the world of Hjelmdallermann, and so much more.
  9. Encyclopedia: 'Truth Hunt' is a popular radio programme. Each week, its two eccentric hosts explore a variety of topics, from cryptids and conspiracy theories to ethnic warfare and the 'historical' Man from Hjelmdall. A radio counterpart to the Graadian fringe science magazine 'Paradox B'.
  10. Elizabeth: "I guess it's fair to say you guys have [disco] on life support."
    You: "What do you mean *us guys*?"
    Elizabeth: "Hjelmdallermen."
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