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Soldiers of Valhalla, also known Warriors of Valhalla or Einherjaren[1] are supernatural mercenaries. They are first seen in White Night


Einerjaren are expensive supernatural mercenaries provided by Monoc Securities. A few are guarding the Chicago Alliance Headquarters.[2] Harry Dresden describes them as "post-dead Norse warriors of Valhalla".[3]

Big, tough-looking men whose muscles stretch out their skin, they typically dress in biker leathers and wear swords, wear bristly beards and have universally pale eyes.[2]

Known soldiers are Skaldi Skjeldson[4] and Sven.[2]

Waldo Butters stated they are Marcone's soldiers and they need to arrange their services to fight the Grey GhostCorpsetaker—with Childs.[5]

In the series[]

White Night[]

In White Night, they were with Marcone in the Battle of the Deeps.[6]


In Changes, Harry Dresden saw them at Monoc Securities and recognized three of them from the Battle of the Deeps. Gard said that they are for hire if you can afford them, but the prices may vary.[1]

Ghost Story[]

In Ghost Story, they stand guard at the Headquarters of the Chicago Alliance. Murphy trains with one of them: Skaldi Skjeldson.[2]

Cold Days[]

In Cold Days, mention is made that Murphy still trains with them.[7]

Skin Game[]

In Skin Game, Skaldi Skjeldson is guarding the door when Harry Dresden visits the Chicago Alliance Headquarters to talk to Marcone.[8]


In "Monsters", Goodman Grey mentions them to John Marcone as no match for himself should Marcone be lying to him.[9]

Battle Ground[]

In Battle Ground, Karrin Murphy is claimed by Odin and slated to become an Einherjar sometime in the future, returning to the mortal realm when the memory of her has faded from all those who knew her.[10]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Changes, ch. 21
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Ghost Story, ch. 18
  3. Cold Days, ch. 26
  4. Ghost Story, ch. 18
  5. Ghost Story, ch. 39
  6. White Night, ch. 39 and 40
  7. Cold Days, ch. 26
  8. Skin Game, ch. 51
  9. "Monsters"
  10. Battle Ground, ch. 36

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