Quote1 I've eaten more than my share of free grub. It's time for me to pay the price for that food... Quote2
— Snake prepares to defend Ketil's Farm[1]

Snake (蛇, Hebi) is a Danish warrior who is employed by Ketil as head of his farm's guards. His real name is Roald (ロアルド, Roarudo).[2]


Snake appears to be in his middle to late 30s. His oriental saber and equipment suggest that he possibly had been in the service of Roman Emperors in Constantinople as a Varangian Guard.


Snake is compassionate and a man of reason. During the Ketil's Farm arc, Snake often shows to be genuinely concerned for other people, free men and slaves alike. He has saved Thorfinn and other slaves countless times from brutal treatment with both reasons and his intimidating combat prowess.  

Snake rarely lets his emotion gets the better of him, however when his comrades are slaughtered by Gardar, he quickly gets angry when seeing his men being treated like mere pawns.

Snake seems to have a strong bond with both Ketil and his father but refuses to explain further, replying that they are mere strangers.

Abilities And Powers

Snake has strength greater than Askeladd and speed nearly matching Thorfinn.



  1. Vinland Saga Manga; Chapter 90, page 18
  2. Vinland Saga Manga; Chapter 99, page 10

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