It was on the distant isle of Ṣiqilliya to the South of Italy, where they decided to go ashore. Since Greek and Roman times the island was invaded, occupied and colonized by many different peoples, including men from the coasts of Northern Africa. The Viking brothers had heard about the great riches to be found tucked away in one of the old temples of this island near the capital of Balharm. Because of the Mediterranean summer heat, Ólafur left all of his clothes in the drakar, guarded by Gunnar’s men. He only took with him his sword Einar, which he received from the chieftain for his sixteenth birthday and which he trusted above all other weapons.