• Leofric is Odda the Elder's military man and a trusted Saxon warrior. He is straight talking, uncomplicated, and at times crude, but the weathered and worldly Leofric is far from stupid. Leofric initially dislikes Uhtred (who he renames 'Earsling') but it isn't long before the two men form a close bond; though their friendship is eventually put to the test, as is Leofric's loyalty to his Saxon leaders.