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Gottskalk Nikulausson [1] (also known as Nikulausson the Cruel) was an Icelandic bishop who wrote the Rauoskinna.

HistoryEdit

In the 1500s, Gottskalk Nikulausson wrote the Rauoskinna, a catalog of powerful black magic spells. He didn't want the book to be misused and placed a spell of protection on the book. Spirits were bound to the Rauoskinna to "discourage" abuse of the book. After Gottskalk's death, the book was buried with him and the tomb's location was kept a secret. [2] A secret society associated with the Church of Hólar wanted to find and use the book to control the Devil during the Armageddon. They hid clues of the tomb's location all around the world. [3] Nearly 200 years later, Loftur Þorsteinsson supposedly deciphered the clues and found the Rauoskinna but was lost at sea when the Spirits of the Ocean attacked him. [4] The Rauoskinna washed ashore and was returned to the tomb. [5]

PowersEdit

Gottskalk was a sorcerer according to legend.

TriviaEdit

  • Gottskalk Nikulausson was an actual Bishop of Hólar who lived from 1469-1520 and served from 1496 to December 8, 1520. He also did have the Nikulausson the Cruel nickname.
  • On page 4 of Ghostbusters International #5, panel 2, various Icelandic magical staves and references are on the white board. Under the "Dreprún" argument stave is "Gottskalk".

AppearancesEdit

IDW Comics

ReferencesEdit

  1. Egon Spengler (2016). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters International #5" (2016) (Comic p.5). Egon Spengler says: "Naturally, its author, the Icelandic bishop, Gottskalk Nikulausson, sometimes called Nikulausson the Cruel, didn't want this kind of power to fall into the wrong hands. He placed a spell of protection on the book, binding spirits to discourage anyone who might be looking for it."
  2. Egon Spengler (2016). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters International #5" (2016) (Comic p.5). Egon Spengler says: "The book was later buried with him, and the location was kept secret... or it was meant to be."
  3. Egon Spengler (2016). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters International #5" (2016) (Comic p.5). Egon Spengler says: "Clues were left and hidden around the world by a secret society associated with the church which hoped to find and use the book to control the Devil during Armageddon."
  4. Egon Spengler (2016). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters International #5" (2016) (Comic p.5). Egon Spengler says: "The clues were deciphered nearly 200 years after Nikulausson's death by the sorcerer Loftur Þorsteinsson, who found the grave, and the book... but it was attacked by the Spirits of Ocean itself when he tried to leave Iceland with it."
  5. Egon Spengler (2016). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters International #5" (2016) (Comic p.5). Egon Spengler says: "Loftur's body was never recovered - hardly unusual considering it was lost at sea during the 1700s. The book was said to have washed up onshore later, before being returned to Nikulausson's hidden tomb."


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