Erik is widely admired for his gregarious, down-to-earth demeanor, but he’s far from perfect. For one, the man loves mead. Like, a little too much. He’s habitually late to meetings, and he’s terrible with technology. He still hasn’t figured out how to convert a file to a PDF! He snores really loudly, too. Vikings—they're just like us!
Sure, he has his weaknesses—and sure, his snore can be heard three longhouses over. But Erik is a thoughtful, gracious person when it counts, and the villagers know that he has their best interests in mind. It would be nice if he bought them some earplugs, though.