|Parents||Jon Jespersen (father)|
Magnus Jespersen was one of the sons of Jon Jespersen, Patriarch of the Jespersen family of the JàrnFòlk, until his assassination in 3073. Jon had arranged for the proposed merger of the Jespersen family with another of the nine ruling families, the Torvald clan, through marriage to Magda Torvald. Jespersen's plan was bitterly opposed by two of his sons, Peter and Magnus. This culminated in Magnus bursting into his father's bedroom suite and assassinating him - a legal act - but also resulted in the deaths of Magda and her maid of honor (who was also her sister), who were killed during the crossfire.
Peter used a series of legal maneuvers to arrange to have Magnus absolved of the murder of Magda and her sister, attracting a number of death marks against himself in the process. The Torvald family were determined to obtain complete justice for the deaths of their kin; this resulted in Javier Torvald, an overzealous son of the family, enacting vengeance by bombing the Jespersen family holding on Hofn. The explosion blew up half the Jespersen estate and killed many of the Jespersen family, including Peter and Magnus, and left Kenneth Jespersen as the oldest surviving family member at just ten years old.
The feud ended with the atonement of the Jespersen family through Kenneth marrying into the Torvald family; the Torvalds then absorbed the Jespersen holdings on Hofn and the Jespersen sælgeflåde, reducing the number of ruling families among the JàrnFòlk to eight.
- Interstellar Expeditions: Interstellar Players 3 , p. 63-64, "Under New Management: The JàrnFòlk"