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  1. CHAPTER #5 Victorious in their battle against...

    CHAPTER #5

    Victorious in their battle against the trolls, Edgar, Harek, Falco, Dirk, and the one surviving miner spent the night at their camp of yestereve before setting out on the return trip to...
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    Could this really be considered new information;...

    Could this really be considered new information; northern barbarians pillaging a higher civlization??? Sounds like the same ol'same ol.

    What comes to the fore in my mind when I think of the...
  3. CHAPTER #4 And so it was that Edgar took the...

    CHAPTER #4

    And so it was that Edgar took the time to bury the burnt remains of Helga. Then, with the rising of the sun, he made his way back to Glitterstead where he immediately proceeded to the...
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    My older brother and I competed at all kinds of...

    My older brother and I competed at all kinds of sports growing up ... out east in Toronto Ontario with a large black population. You gotta get fairly specialized, eg. sprinting, jumping, and chase...
  5. CHAPTER #3 And so it was that Lord Albrecht of...

    CHAPTER #3

    And so it was that Lord Albrecht of Gisilberg issued the call to muster and sent forth a declaration of war to Lord Baeldric of Drakensberg. This had been no idle border raid such as...
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    To most of the Germanic world there was just Wyrd...

    To most of the Germanic world there was just Wyrd ... a force of dynamism in Creation that "makes things go". Ultimately, Wyrd is the force of transience in creation, and juxtaposed to tir (glory)...
  7. Chapter 2 And so Otto, Hauk, Harek and Edgar...

    Chapter 2

    And so Otto, Hauk, Harek and Edgar ventured through the great stone doors that formed the entrance to the old dwarven hold. They quickly found themselves within a darkness that had...
  8. I came across a dictionary reference, by all...

    I came across a dictionary reference, by all means correct me if I'm wrong, that the name Ymir is a form of a word that the folks that spoke the language of the Eddas used to reference ox. AS they...
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    As has already been noted, Seaxneat is NOT the...

    As has already been noted, Seaxneat is NOT the progenitor of the Royal House of Essex, but rather another prolific son of Woden; in the same class as Baeldaeg or Sceaf or Geat or even the more Ingic...
  10. In Their Ancient Hymns: the Common Germanic Origin Myth

    "In their ancient hymns (which amongst them are the only sort of records and history) they celebrate Tuisto, a god sprung from the earth, and Mannus his son, as the fathers and founders of their...
  11. I think that about sums it up the best right...

    I think that about sums it up the best right there. Conversion to Christianity equalled inclusion within Rome's international trade network; which along with the usual alliance gave a king an...
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    My favourite video game would have to have been...

    My favourite video game would have to have been Fallout 3. The character customization, the open map and nonlinear play, the manner that they expertly stirred nostaglia via it's retro-futuristic view...
  13. The Gisiling Saga

    One of my purposes in developing Northwind wasn't simply in answer to a desire expressed by some of my fellow Germanic heathens in having a Germanic setting to play in, but also to have a setting of...
  14. Well, you tell me, who was forcing the Franks or...

    Well, you tell me, who was forcing the Franks or the Goths? Who had the power? An empire that had crumbled under it's own excessive girth? And spawned umpteen numbers of urban salvation cults in a...
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    The first signs of Indo-European culture appear...

    The first signs of Indo-European culture appear in southern Scandinavia, the Cradle of Germanic identity, around approx. 2300 BCE (or 2100 BCE). At this point in history they were, lnguistically...
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    My own view of the afterlife is that no one knows...

    My own view of the afterlife is that no one knows for sure. We might well simply cease to exist; in the sense of the continuance of our indivdiual selves in an otherworld.

    But we the living have...
  17. I personally am a big beleive that winners own...

    I personally am a big beleive that winners own their defeats, while losers place the blame on others. As such, while I had my times of cussing-out Christianity as much as the next heathen, I...
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    Not necessarily. One view of Ginnungagap is...

    Not necessarily.

    One view of Ginnungagap is that it is filled with "the All" ... everything that has happened, is happening and could conceivably happen is ALL going on in Ginnungagap all at...
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    I hear what you're saying, and appreciate it to a...

    I hear what you're saying, and appreciate it to a degree, but think it, ie. what you're saying, has more to do with the nature of existence than with the fundamental nature of godhood; which I posit...
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    There are five forms of the P.I.E. *weik- root....

    There are five forms of the P.I.E. *weik- root. Another yields words meaning clan, yet another words meaning magic and witchcraft. Etc.

    Cheers!
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    If I wanted to go the route of reconciling...

    If I wanted to go the route of reconciling Germanicism and Christianity I'd start by looking at the socio-cultural conditions that gave rise to, not merely Christianity, but urban salvation cults in...
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    Weoh is cognate to the Old Norse ve, meaning...

    Weoh is cognate to the Old Norse ve, meaning altar, sacred space, separate from mundane space. Anglo-Saxon also uses a form of the word to refer to idols, man-made images of the divine. It is also...
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    They say that Woden use to be worshipped atop the...

    They say that Woden use to be worshipped atop the Brocken, in the Harz Mountians, and this place went on being SO associated with the gathering of "witches" in the ages that followed that tourism...
  24. Northwind: A Nordocentric Dungeons and Dragons Campaign Setting

    Heya Folks!

    A few months back a Germanic FB friend and I were discussing our youthful love of Dungeonsand Dragons, but bemoaning the lack of a really good Nordic style setting. As my love for the...
  25. Well, there was a being named Wod who was (one of...

    Well, there was a being named Wod who was (one of ) the leader of the Wild Hunt in West Germanic folklore. And this same figure OdhR appears in the Eddas as Freyja's troublemaking and absent husband;...
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