Where is Larsa from?

Larsa Báltu, from “House of the Seventh Minuet,” is a young man from Northern Sweden, a region also known as Sápmi. In fact, Sápmi covers the northern regions of several Scandinavian countries and a small part of Russia. This is were the Sámi (also written Saami) people live. They are the indigenous people of Scandinavia, with their own culture and traditions, and you can learn more about them here. I definitely encourage you to learn more about them and do your own research! They are also known as the Reindeer People, and used to be called Lapps, or the people of Lapland, but that is no longer a politically correct term.

Larsa loves his culture and his family, and he’s studying agriculture in order to serve his community. When he’s not busy with college, he helps out with the reindeer and spends time doing crafts. He is the second-youngest of several children, and even though he (with his little sister, who’s scarcely 11 months younger than him) is the baby of the family, he loves babies and kids, whether it’s babysitting or just playing. He even hopes to be able to adopt some of his own some day. (And by the way, his family doesn’t mind at all that he likes men; they love him no matter what.)

Even though he’s light-hearted and playful, Larsa is also kind and responsible. He knows when it’s time to get serious and make wise decisions; he’s not afraid to ask for help when he needs it, and will take the time to think things through and use his resources. Because of this, the council is his home town helped make sure he got into the agricultural program at Umeå University. After a couple years studying there, he signed up for the foreign exchange program, which is how he ended up in Portland, Oregon.

It was in Portland where Larsa met Killian, and he couldn’t be happier. Killian is finished with college, but that doesn’t stop him from helping Larsa with homework and gaining a better understanding of the wider world.

Soon enough, I’ll post my drawing of Larsa; it’s nearly done. I’ll also share background on the other characters for you to read in between chapters. I’m thinking of drawing Evander soon; I really like him as a character. Until then, happy reading!

I didn’t make this map, but I do like how it uses the Sámi flag to represent the geographical region.

About Legends of Lorata

Eleanor Willow is the author of the high fantasy series Legends of Lorata, which takes place on a medieval-style world filled with elves, dragons and faeries. There is also a fourth race, one that is rare and magical: the angelic Starr. Lorata is a planet where four gods are known: good, evil, elemental and celestial-- and there are plenty of legends about them all! One of the most important ones is the prophecy of Jenh's champion, Loracaz, who is promised to return to the land whenever evil threatens to take hold. There are currently four books planned. The first one is completed and currently being edited. Any news I have on about publishing will be shared as it comes in!
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1 Response to Where is Larsa from?

  1. garretsidzaka says:

    my mother related to me that my distant swedish heritage had Saami blood

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