Way back on Jan 23, @AspiringLuddite wrote a toot about manuscript fragments used in bindings of early print books. Here's another example: this one of an Irish translation (probably via Latin) of an Arabic work:
So, not only the coolness of finding an old manuscript, but also an example of how much knowledge travelled across the world. "All cultures were isolated from each other" Nope.
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I've launched a roleplaying game Patreon, to develop and publish my Dynamic Balances game engine and game worlds for it. The starting world is early medieval, low magic, neopagan, with queer content built in from the inception. #rpg #patreon #games #gaming #ttrpg
Strange Doings in Norfolk (not really) - http://www.aspiringluddite.com/UK/0043.shtml
A Norse themed Tarot deck designed and drawn by #sca member Ian Raven of Tadcaster.
Another forgotten beast has just appeared, Ubbul Gakittithleth, "A gigantic blob composed of snow."
Oddly, it is swimming in the lava about 130 z-levels below the top of the volcana with either melting or catching fire.
The fire raged on but was isolated to the level with the field. One elk bird and our only trained giant cave spider perished, the rest of the livestock fled, and now that the fire has burned out, the dwarfs are returning the animals to their field, where new cave moss and floor funugs have already begun to sprout.
Udil Likotorrun (Inkroars) the Scholar is one badass Dabbling Bowdwarf. When Adur Fevilceshfot, the forgotten beast, a giant, fire-breathing hairy mantis with a trunk showed up, Udil was the first of the militia to arrive in the field where Adur was beginning to terrorize the flock of elk birds. With two arrows (I think it was two, it might have been three), our hero dropped the beast where it stood amidst the flames, much to the relief of her husband and children (we assume) #dwarffortress
National Geo ran an article about that, too; aimed at a less academic readership: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/09/viking-warrior-woman-archaeology-spd/
It includes a quite impressive photo of Viking/Slav reenactors in Wolin, Poland.
In middle school I once brought a very large onion with a flamboyant green top to class and asked my teacher to plant it in the school garden. My teacher asked "why" and I told her my mom bought it a while ago to cook. Then it sprouted.The sprout just grew bigger and bigger. Until finally my mom couldn't bear to chop it up "because it was trying so hard". My teacher looked at me and was like "okay that's weird" but she planted it and it was the only onion in the garden. #smallStories
Oh, here's just a few more women combatants from history. "Few" as in dozens. ;-)
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