The Maktig or Mighty One is a title for the best warrior in Skandia. He must compete in all forms of combat and must win all of the fight, along with contests of endurance,survival,and strength.

It is later revealed by Erak that Thorn was Maktig for three years in a row, which is a feat that no other Skandian has accomplished. The current Maktig is Tursgud's father.

When Thorn finds out that Hal knows about him being Maktig three years in a row, he gets very angry, as this reminds him of when he had two hands.