The first Viking to use brains instead of brawn, Viki runs from wolves instead of killing them and Constructs a giant sling to transport stones faster than his father (the Chief of Flake) who carries them separately. Viki outwits everyone, the Crew falls upon, and so gains the respect of his cohorts who generally favor coercion over persuasion or trickery. Impressing everyone, including the rune-cutter's son, with his cleverness, he tries harder and comes out No. 1 in the Flake Society, and even finds a way to drive the wolves out. Facetious and factitious.