Prior to the events of the series, Kjetill killed Rafarta's father in a land dispute. Presumably a potential feud was averted by the marrige of Kjetill's daughter Thorunn and Rafarta's son Helgi "the lean".
When Floki returns to Kattegat, the promise of living in the land of the gods attracts Kjetill and his daughter Aud, despite queen Lagertha forbidding Floki from taking warriors from Kattegat. Father and daughter are chosen as chiefs of the expedition along with Eyvind and Guthrum.
However, the expedition is betrayed by Guthrum. Lagertha still allows the expedition to sail. On the journey, Aud muses that they where spared because of women's inherent patience. Her musing puzzles Kjetill.
Upon arriving to the promised lands, Aud is distressed by the grim appearance of the Icelandic coast. Kjetill tries to console her by saying it can't be as bad as it looks.
Kjetill and the settlers begin creating a settlement near hot springs in their new land. Floki proposes a co-operative, democratic approach, but Eyvind doesn't trust him and accuses Floki of wanting to be king.
Kjetill privatly informs Floki of his suspicion that Eyvind himself wants to be king of the new land. Floki suspects that Eyvind wants to provoke a reaction and implores Kjetill not to
Later, he has a temple of Thor raised on his land.
- Kjetill is loosely based on Ketill Flatnoose, an early settler of Iceland and according to some sources a King of the Islands (the Orkney Islands).
- The actor of Kjetill is Adam Copeland, who is also known as former WWE Superstar, Edge.
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|The Departed Part 1||The Departed Part 2||Homeland||The Plan||The Prisoner|
|The Message||Full Moon||The Joke||A Simple Story||Moments of Vision|