ericks family is banished from normandy because his father commited manslaughter 960 AD
they sailed and settled northwest Ireland 960 AD
erick is exiled for 3 years for killing Eyiolf the Foul 982 AD
later in 983 CE he landed on the west coast of a new country and called it greenland
Erick later came back in 987 AD with colonies to colonized Greenland bring 35 ship but only 14 survived
Greenland lacked wood so Erick decides to travel to a island from a captain tale who says their are tons of wood. before they set out to this island with his son, his horse stumble leaving unable to go with his son to go visit this island filled with wood.