"He is poison. Pure poison."
— A bartender on Oskar Sigurdsson[src]

Oskar Sigurdsson was a poet and journalist who lived in Novy Odense. His dæmon had the form of a butterfly.[1]

Biography[edit | edit source]

On the 14 April 1962, Sigurdsson met Lee Scoresby in a bar. The two discussed the politics of the island, including Ivan Poliakov's policy on the panserbjørne. Oskar offered to narrate the poem he was working on about the fall of the last great king of Svalbard, Ragnar Lokisson. In the evening, they met once again at the political rally at the Novy Odense town hall. He introduced Scoresby to Olga Poliakova and her father, Poliakov, who offered Scoresby a job.[1]

On the 15 April 1962, after Lee Scoresby and Iorek Byrnison helped Captain H van Breda to escape the island, Sigurdsson asked the former for an interview. Scoresby's response was to kick Sigurdsson off the jetty.[1] Sigurdsson later wrote an article on the events of 15 April which was biased and filled with errors.[2]

Physical appearance[edit | edit source]

Sigurdsson was a thin, hungry-looking man.[1]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Novy Odense
Areas Aland SquareNovy OdenseWhite Sea
Buildings Barents Sea Company administration buildingCustoms HouseNovy Odense bankNovy Odense barNovy Odense boarding houseNovy Odense chandleryNovy Odense town hallSt Petronius' Oratory
Organisations Barents Sea CompanyLarsen ManganeseNovy Odense Courier and TelegraphNovy Odense Harbour CompanyNovy Odense Provincial Customs and Revenue Authority
Natives A. DeaconI.A. DenisovIvan PoliakovJohann AagaardK. HagströmLieutenant HauglandOlga PoliakovaOskar SigurdssonPetersenUnidentified bartenderUnidentified clerkUnidentified Customs officerUnidentified landladyUnidentified MayorUnidentified shopkeeperVictoria LundW.R.K. Ward
1962 H van BredaIorek ByrnisonLee ScoresbyMary AliceMikhail VassilievPierre McConvilleUnidentified gunmanUnidentified photographer
Important FishGas-gunMuscovySeal
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