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HYSTERICS, I should explain, were a particularly bloodthirsty and lunatic Tribe of Vikings. Even tough Tribes like the Visithugs were scared of the Hysterics.
  — Book 4  

The Hysteric Tribe is a tribe native to the island of Hysteria. The Hysteric tribe is known for their insanity and creativity also for being truly barbaric.


Hysterics are known around the Archipelago for being extremely aggressive, even more so than the standard Viking. They "were renowned for killing you first, and asking questions later". However, they are bound to their island for much of the year and therefore do not cause much trouble to other Tribes. Hysteria has very high cliffs and the Northern portion of the island is patrolled by a dangerous Doomfang, making passage by see difficult. However, during Winter when the seas are frozen over, they may make excursions to neighboring islands such as Villainy for hunting game.

As with many Tribes in the Barbaric Archipelago, the Hysterics have their own unique battle call, named the 'Hysterical Howl'. It is a "spine-creeping" sound "like a pack of insane high-pitched wolves".

Unlike most Vikings of the Barbaric Archipelago, the "Hysterics have never believed that the world is flat, and that if you sail too far to the west you will fall off the end of it." Instead they believed the Earth is round. In fact a former chief - Bigjob - set sail across the Open Ocean to the 'imaginary' land of America.


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The Hysteric Tribe is introduced in Book 4, and details some of their culture and beliefs. The tribe has the Vegetable-that-No-One-Dares-Name in their possession, and Hiccup infiltrates their village to acquire it, as this vegetable is the only known cure for Vorpentitis


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