Chapter 10 - Thorolf in Finmark.
In the winter Thorolf took his way up to the fells with a large force of not less than ninety men, whereas before it had been the wont of
the king's stewards to have thirty men, and sometimes fewer. He took with him plenty of wares for trading. At once he appointed a meeting with the Finns,
took of them the tribute, and held a fair with them. All was managed with goodwill and friendship, though not without fear on the Finns' side. Far and wide
about Finmark did he travel; but when he reached the fells eastward, he heard that the Kylfings were come from the east, and were there for trading with
the Finns, but in some places for plunder also. Thorolf set Finns to spy out the movements of the Kylfings, and he followed after to search for them, and
came upon thirty men in one den, all of whom he slew, letting none escape. Afterwards he found together fifteen or twenty. In all they slew near upon a
hundred, and took immense booty, and returned in the spring after doing this.
Thorolf then went to his estates at Sandness, and remained there through the spring. He had a long-ship built, large, and with a dragon's
head, fitted out in the best style; this he took with him from the north. Thorolf gathered great stores of what there was in Halogaland, employing his men
after the herrings and in other fishing; seal-hunting there was too in abundance, and egg-gathering, and all such provision he had brought to him. Never
had he fewer freedmen about his home than a hundred; he was open-handed and liberal, and readily made friends with the great, and with all that were near
him. A mighty man he became, and he bestowed much care on his ships, equipment, and weapons.
10. kafli - Um ferđ Ţórólfs ok rausn hans.
Ţórólfr gerđi um vetrinn ferđ sína á fjall upp ok hafđi međ sér liđ mikit, eigi minna en níu tigu manna. En áđr hafđi vanđi á verit, at sýslumenn
höfđu haft ţrjá tigu manna, en stundum fćra. Hann hafđi međ sér kaupskap mikinn. Hann gerđi brátt stefnulag viđ Finna ok tók af ţeim skatt ok átti viđ ţá
kaupstefnu. Fór međ ţeim allt í makendum ok í vinskap, en sumt međ hrćđslugćđi.
Ţórólfr fór víđa um mörkina. En er hann sótti austr á fjallit, spurđi hann, at Kylfingar váru austan komnir ok fóru ţar at finnkaupum, en sums
stađar međ ránum. Ţórólfr setti til Finna at njósna um ferđ Kylfinga, en hann fór eftir at leita ţeira ok hitti í einu bóli ţrjá tigu manna ok drap alla, svá at
engi komst undan, en síđan hitti hann saman fimmtán eđa tuttugu. Alls drápu ţeir nćr hundrađi manna ok tóku ţar ógrynni fjár ok kómu aftr um várit viđ svá búit.
Fór Ţórólfr ţá til bús síns á Sandnes ok sat ţar lengi. Um várit lét hann gera langskip mikit ok á drekahöfuđ, lét ţat búa sem bezt, hafđi ţat norđan međ sér.
Ţórólfr sópast mjök um föng ţau, er ţá váru á Hálogalandi, hafđi menn sína í síldveri ok svá í skreiđfiski. Selver váru ok gnóg ok eggver. Lét
hann ţat allt at sér flytja. Hann hafđi aldregi fćra frelsingja heima en hundrađ. Hann var örr mađr ok vingađist mjök viđ stórmenni, alla ţá menn, er honum váru
í nánd. Hann gerđist ríkr mađr ok lagđi mikinn hug á um skipa búnađ sinn ok vápna.