Rurik's name means 'famous ruler' in Old Norse. Prince Rurik may be named after Prince Rurik of Novogorod, the first Varangian ruler of Kievan Rus', and the founder of Russia's first royal dynasty. Ascalon was even called 'Kiev' in some old beta screenshots. See more
Ah, the Scepter of Orr. Many thanks. You have taken a tremendous risk to deliver this artifact. Now I shall return the favor.
[Summons a band of undead creatures
Fear not the walking dead. They are our allies.