Finnbjorn is a barbarian from the great northern wastelands. He was already a formidable warrior before he found the legendary great sword known as the PainBlade, but with it in his hands, he is almost unstoppable. The sword is more bane than blessing, however, as using it causes him much mental and physical pain, and it steals his memories every time he uses it. He longs to be rid of it, but fears what might happen if the blade were to fall into the wrong hands.