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Prince Askold is a Ruthenian ruler and brother of princes Oleg and Dir.

Biography

Season 6

He agreed to a sitdown with Oleg and Ivar in discussions about readying forces for Scandinavia. He was poisoned and murdered by his brother to reassert his control of Prince Igor, the heir to Kievan Rus.

In History

According to the Swedish historian Olof von Dalin, Askold (as Asleik Björnson) was the son of Björn Ironside, and thus the grandson of Ragnar Lothbrok. Other sources claim he was the son of Hvitserk, or Hvitserk himself.