Though their race was born of great suffering and tragedy, the Valkyries have risen high above their past on hidden wings of magic. Some of the Valkyries can truly fly with their delicate wings; others glide overhead. Harsh dispensers of justice, the Valkyries seek eternal revenge, and never forget a wrong. However, a merciful streak runs deeply through their culture, for the Valkyries know pain and suffering well. They are serious as a rule, and none are much good at festivals, though the men of the race tend to be less quick to anger. The Valkyries are the authors and the keepers of the Valkyric Code, the basis of law in the Viking Realm, and one of the most important documents ever written. Chanting its passages, the Valkyries fly to ferocious battle, ever fighting to protect the Realm.