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PostSubject: Re: Historic - A New World (CLOSED)   Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:25 am

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Poor Sheol. Everybody probably thinks he's some kind of sex monger.

If you still want to go ahead with this character, that's fine. But I feel I should warn you that 'unmanly' is a very bad thing to be in Norse mythology and ancient Norse society. Google it if you want to verify it. Keywords Norse Transgender or Norse Hermaphrodite. Though one of their gods, Loki, was known to change sex from time to time... He was looked down upon for it and it is fairly common knowledge that no one trusted Loki.

While I could give two shits less what choices a person makes in their lives, I am commited to roleplaying as accurately as I can manage; and character does not seem well suited to the setting of this particular adventure. I doubt the characters are going to think of Sheol as a sex monger but I can pretty much guaruntee that your character is going to get dirty looks, insults, and a healthy dose of cold shoulders. If that's not a problem for you, cool. Press on with your character. But I don't want you to have a crappy time playing, so please consider this carefully before continuing.

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PostSubject: Re: Historic - A New World (CLOSED)   Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:40 am

Welcome Sheol! Smile

Just out of curiosity, how did you find us? You might possibly be the first member who didn't wander in from CYS or IS, so there's that.

Oh, yes...and for no particular reason I would like to alter Thon's description now--he's still Chris Hemsworth, but he has a beard. I mean, not a full on prospector beard or anything (think more Boramir than Gimli) but it's still there and it's all manly and stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: Historic - A New World (CLOSED)   Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:05 am

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Poor Sheol. Everybody probably thinks he's some kind of sex monger.

If you still want to go ahead with this character, that's fine. But I feel I should warn you that 'unmanly' is a very bad thing to be in Norse mythology and ancient Norse society. Google it if you want to verify it. Keywords Norse Transgender or Norse Hermaphrodite. Though one of their gods, Loki, was known to change sex from time to time... He was looked down upon for it and it is fairly common knowledge that no one trusted Loki.

While I could give two shits less what choices a person makes in their lives, I am commited to roleplaying as accurately as I can manage; and character does not seem well suited to the setting of this particular adventure. I doubt the characters are going to think of Sheol as a sex monger but I can pretty much guaruntee that your character is going to get dirty looks, insults, and a healthy dose of cold shoulders. If that's not a problem for you, cool. Press on with your character. But I don't want you to have a crappy time playing, so please consider this carefully before continuing.

It doesn't really bother me how my character is going to be perceived, whether it be negatively or not. Thanks for the warning though.

@ Mizal :: I went to the RPG directory on Proboards and this was the latest submission.
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PostSubject: Re: Historic - A New World (CLOSED)   Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:05 pm

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It doesn't really bother me how my character is going to be perceived, whether it be negatively or not. Thanks for the warning though.

@ Mizal :: I went to the RPG directory on Proboards and this was the latest submission.

Alright, groovy. Hopefully you read this before tonight, but the first update is tonight so try and get a post in the thread before hand. You can still play if you miss it, so if you're reading this after Monday night it's no big deal that you missed it.

First active member not from IS or CYS. I believe this is a milestone.

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PostSubject: Re: Historic - A New World (CLOSED)   Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:03 pm

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Alright, groovy. Hopefully you read this before tonight, but the first update is tonight so try and get a post in the thread before hand. You can still play if you miss it, so if you're reading this after Monday night it's no big deal that you missed it.

First active member not from IS or CYS. I believe this is a milestone.

The link on the first page doesn't work. I don't know how to get to the RP
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PostSubject: Re: Historic - A New World (CLOSED)   Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:11 pm

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Alright, groovy. Hopefully you read this before tonight, but the first update is tonight so try and get a post in the thread before hand. You can still play if you miss it, so if you're reading this after Monday night it's no big deal that you missed it.

First active member not from IS or CYS. I believe this is a milestone.

The link on the first page doesn't work. I don't know how to get to the RP

Correcting now. Click here

For future reference, the games in play are in the Games in Play forum.

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PostSubject: Re: Historic - A New World (CLOSED)   Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:08 pm

Oh yes, and I'll just leave this right here in case anyone needs help getting in the properly state of mind, or just wants to look at some cool artwork.

I actually don't know that much about RL Vikings; sadly they probably weren't as cool as Orlanthians. (probably couldn't enter the godrealm and bend reality if enough of them got together and got drunk enough either, but oh well..)
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PostSubject: Re: Historic - A New World (CLOSED)   Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:12 pm

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I actually don't know that much about RL Vikings

I do. tongue I'm sort of a history dork.
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PostSubject: Re: Historic - A New World (CLOSED)   Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:22 pm

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I do. tongue I'm sort of a history dork.

I am too! I just have this weird horned-helmet shaped gap in my knowledge for some reason. It's inexcusable and I'm sorry. Sad And I don't even know if they actually wore horned helmets! Or even used axes! I'm going to be so sad when it turns out they're not really this awesome mishmash of that game I just linked, Gimli, How to Train Your Dragon, Thor, and my vague memories of Beowulf from highschool. (Just like with pretty much every historical culture ever, the stereotypes are usually so much more fun than 'sexist bigoted assholes who murdered lots and lots of people' anyway...)
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PostSubject: Re: Historic - A New World (CLOSED)   Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:46 pm

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I am too! I just have this weird horned-helmet shaped gap in my knowledge for some reason. It's inexcusable and I'm sorry. Sad And I don't even know if they actually wore horned helmets! Or even used axes! I'm going to be so sad when it turns out they're not really this awesome mishmash of that game I just linked, Gimli, How to Train Your Dragon, Thor, and my vague memories of Beowulf from highschool. (Just like with pretty much every historical culture ever, the stereotypes are usually so much more fun than 'sexist bigoted assholes who murdered lots and lots of people' anyway...)

Well, from what I recall, there's no evidence Vikings had horned helmets, save perhaps for religious rituals. Sad, but true. Crying or Very sad

As for axes, well yes, I imagine so.

Also, fun fact, the term "Viking" comes used to be a verb. Going "a-viking" was basically to go on a raid by sea. So the Vikings basically just the Norse navy, though they behaved more like pirates.
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PostSubject: Re: Historic - A New World (CLOSED)   Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:16 pm

*Gasp* I'm a history buff as well! I don't have any "weird" memorabillia that I know of, but I probably did when I was younger.

As for the horned helmets... I dunno. The myth had to start somewhere, so maybe one or two had them, or maybe it was just one Viking tribe that wore them in order to intimidate their enemies and their victims just painted all vikings that way (It's happened before) but it stuck. Of course, we could have another "Dracula" on our hands, where one group wanted to make another group scarier/detestable to their own people in order to have less remorse when they have to kill their kind in war. I could see that happening, although beserkers really did happen, I can see how painting Vikings as a group of Large, hairy men that feel no pain, burn villages on a whim, and rape women during the plunder who wear horned hats to impale their enemies with as something to rally against, don't you?
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PostSubject: Re: Historic - A New World (CLOSED)   Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:33 pm

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*Gasp* I'm a history buff as well! I don't have any "weird" memorabillia that I know of, but I probably did when I was younger.

As for the horned helmets... I dunno. The myth had to start somewhere, so maybe one or two had them, or maybe it was just one Viking tribe that wore them in order to intimidate their enemies and their victims just painted all vikings that way (It's happened before) but it stuck. Of course, we could have another "Dracula" on our hands, where one group wanted to make another group scarier/detestable to their own people in order to have less remorse when they have to kill their kind in war. I could see that happening, although beserkers really did happen, I can see how painting Vikings as a group of Large, hairy men that feel no pain, burn villages on a whim, and rape women during the plunder who wear horned hats to impale their enemies with as something to rally against, don't you?

I am more of a mythology expert but I do learn a little history while studying the subject.

In Norse mythology Odin the leader of the gods was always projected as having a horned helmet. If I am reading into this correctly horned helmets might have been a status symbol and in a warroristic society like the Norse. The best warriors, or the ones to be feared would ware them. Sprouting the myth that all vikings are battle crazed savages with horned helmets.
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PostSubject: Re: Historic - A New World (CLOSED)   Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:03 am

The Vikings never ever wore horned helmets. The only reference that has a horned helmet is a drawing of Loki and that was likely actual horns growing out of his head. I have never seen Óðinn shown with horns in period artwork.
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PostSubject: Re: Historic - A New World (CLOSED)   Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:06 am

Could be the crow wings that he is sometimes depicted with being mistaken for horns... I dunno.

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PostSubject: Re: Historic - A New World (CLOSED)   Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:07 am

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The Vikings never ever wore horned helmets. The only reference that has a horned helmet is a drawing of Loki and that was likely actual horns growing out of his head. I have never seen Óðinn shown with horns in period artwork.

Hmm I guess in the mythology books I had the pictures werent period art. Even through they looked like it. or it could be what the admin said.
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PostSubject: Re: Historic - A New World (CLOSED)   Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:32 am

Things that helped make it an urban myth:

1. The Oseberg tapestry shows a figure that is horned, which is likely Loki
2. Artists in the 1800s

But yeah, there have been zero archaeological finds that indicate horned helmets.
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PostSubject: Re: Historic - A New World (CLOSED)   Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:14 pm

I'll jump in with Nord:



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PostSubject: Re: Historic - A New World (CLOSED)   Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:45 pm

Looks great! Approved. Go ahead and start posintg whenever you want.


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PostSubject: Re: Historic - A New World (CLOSED)   Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:20 am

Im a huge nerd when it comes to viking mythology and history being that my ancestors were the notorious barbarian/tradesmen. at least i suppose so due to my heritage lol. being a viking is actually a (not so secret) secret wish of mine Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Historic - A New World (CLOSED)   Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:40 pm

Unfortunately it's gonna be a while before this one is back up and running. The lack of interest has put it on hold. We'll probably relauch this down the road. Sorry. But stick around if you're interested in it, because we'll need a good sized cast for the relaunch... At least 8 players.
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