Askeladden aspired to become a Fremennik, which required him to complete his "trial of manhood". This had proven difficult, however. Askeladden eventually managed to complete the trials and become a Fremennik. His Fremennik name, when talked to after completing The Fremennik Trials, is Larravak.
He gives away pet rocks during and after the quest. He is also found on Waterbirth Island, on a large snowy hill that must be accessed from a ladder in Waterbirth dungeon's central room on the first sublevel. While on Waterbirth, he will trade cooked lobsters for the player's Dagannoth hides, which can be obtained by killing the dagannoths that swarm beneath the island. He also says that he will buy kegs of beer from the player for 700 coins each.
- His name comes from a character called Askeladden, which means "Ash Lad", who appears in many real-world Norwegian folktales, and represents the small man who succeeds where all others fail. Coincidentally, in one of those tales, Askeladden pulls one over on a very stupid troll, which is what Askeladden does by convincing Lalli into taking a pet rock, making him think it made a good watch pet. This can also be a reference to how he succeeds at his Trials while still young, while the older teenagers from Royal Trouble have many more troubles than him.
- There is a glitch where if you drop the Promissory note and talk to him about the merchant's task, his chathead will become very distorted.