The vrykul here were the first to be reawakened, and as such Jotunheim is of significant importance to the vrykul race, second only to Ymirheim.
Bethod Feigr was sent by his Ufrang in order to become Thane. However, Illskar used some kind of dark magic to cheat and win the fight. Bthod was damned and became a vargul. Later, Bethod sent some adventurers to avenge him in killing Thane Illskar and his champions. Justice was done and Illskar was damned and became a vargul too. The work accomplished, he asked to remain alone in his shame.
After the Shadow Vault has been taken over by the Knights of the Ebon Blade, Jotunheim has been assaulted. Several vrykuls have been killed and banners burned. Following the death of the Thane Ufrang, The Bone Witch has been possessed in order to wreak havoc upon Jotunheim from within.