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  1. Public Bookmark 36

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    There’s one pirate out there who has never been caught, who has a flair for the dramatic, some improbably advanced weapons, and is very skilled at hijacking the merchantmen ships laden with coffee and sugar for the mainland.

    So the governors send out their best pirate-hunter, Astrid ‘The General’ Hofferson to track him down. And when she does confront him in a duel on the deck of his ship, she loses–because how else can you react except in surprise to the pirate saying the words that have been on your wrist since birth, words you expected to hear at a formal ball, and not punctuated by cannons?

    “I suppose that this dance is ours, milady, but you may lead.”

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    03 Aug 2020

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    Take History. Add Dragons. Stir until a Genius makes friends with them and things explode. Take the resulting stock of Hiccup and tamed dragons and set it to simmering in 1040 AD, in the Scottish Hebrides. Add more Kings, Emperors, Romans, Vikings, Conquerors, Spies, Warriors, Thieves, Knights and Nobles, to taste. Take cover, and sit back to watch the fireworks.

    In Real Life, 1040 was the tail end of the Viking Age; Europe was 50 years from the First Crusade; the Catholic and Greek Orthodox Churches have not yet formally split, William the Conqueror is a frightened teenager in Normandy, the Byzantine Empire is collapsing after a revival under one of their great emperors, and the great Viking Harald Hardrada is a Varangian mercenary there, while the Caliphates are having a rough time from the new Seljuk Empire and their own internal tensions. The most corrupt Pope in history holds Rome, the Reconquista of Spain is underway after the collapse of the Caliphate of Cordoba, and the Norse religion is a pale shadow of what it once was, hanging on around the Baltic Sea, Iceland, Greenland... and the Hebrides.

    And into that heady mix, there is now Hiccup and Berk.

    Yeah, history won't know what hit it.

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    20 Jul 2020

  3. Public Bookmark 4

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    A twist of time comes full circle, and old knights and older fae must choose where they stand. Original work based as much as possible on traditional works.

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    18 Jul 2020