As mentioned in the Hastein-Update some three weeks ago, the Carolingian Empire gets increasingly less attractive for Scandinavian raiders, as the local rulers have imposed some measures against the Vikings. I've imagined the Seine, similar to OTL, by the 900s to be virtually completely hostile to any Norse presence, especially under Odo I, the Widonid margraves of Neustria and the Counts of Lisieux we have butterflied to be there.And the butterflies continue to flap their wings. Lovely update. English for one is going to have a lot of variation with even more North Germanic influence in some parts.
I wonder how Iberia is going to fare in the near future with all these butterflies. Increased Norse raiding?
And with Guthrum successful in Britannia, we will further divert the Norse away from Carolingian Europe. There is plenty of booty to be taken in Wessex, Alba, Ireland and Wales, but with Hastein's raid of Cadiz, Iberia is getting more of the spotlight in the pillagers' minds. Not necessarily good for both the Umayyad Emirate which is still under fire by Umar ibn Hafsun and some rebellious muwalladi in Toledo and the Kingdom of Asturias with its troublesome Pamplonan neighbor and an unclear line of succession. But be assured, this will be covered as well, the butterflies will make a stop in both Oviedo and Cordoba.
Although my next updates will focus back on the Carolingian Empire, so please have patience. And thanks for your very nice compliments, these really motivate me to keep going!