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119318 No. 119318 ID: 3583d1

Here you may give me any personal suggestions or criticisms, I am always looking to improve.
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No. 119319 ID: 3583d1

And hey, this is going up on my birthday today! How awesome is that!?
No. 119321 ID: c69ce5

Happy birthday!
No. 119326 ID: c69ce5
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And here is my present

No. 119334 ID: 9e4723

"NO! Knives are for skating, you dingus!"
No. 119335 ID: 3583d1

"it's kinda snowy!"
No. 119340 ID: c69ce5

So Harbard Grim is this your first quest that you ever made?
No. 119345 ID: 3583d1

Kind of, it’s my first professional one done on tgchan. I have done similar ones on a Facebook page that was run by a few friends of mine so we could coordinate d&d games. It was fun but due to lack of interest on their part it just kinda stopped. I’ve actually taken a few of the ideas used in the ones I did there one this one.
No. 119349 ID: c69ce5

I see, yeah writing this kind of interactive stories heavily rely on readers. As for your story, what direction will it take? Will it be something supernatural or will it be a realistic representation of that time period
No. 119359 ID: 3583d1

It's going to be a fairly historical based quest, meaning most fights will involve out thinking your opponent but it will have some light fantasy elements, as seen with Geirvaldr.

As for the tone, well I don't plan on pulling any punches for the most part, so while it will be dark it's not going to be Grim Dark exactly, there will be some realism and how you chose to interact with the characters will affect them. For an example Sigurd ended up freaking out because someone said he was going to be buried alive in the well. Keep in mind he is nine years old right now, things will scare him.
No. 119360 ID: 50d32d

One suggestion I might make is to keep in mind that the only records of what happened in Lindisfarne were left by the good Christians who got their ass kicked. So when they say
> Never before has such terror appeared in Britain as we have now suffered from a pagan race ... The heathens poured out the blood of saints around the altar, and trampled on the bodies of saints in the temple of God, like dung in the streets.
It's probably not the whole story, and just a wee bit of an exaggeration. That being said, examining the burial sites left by the Viking communities involved in such raids revealed that a few English women were living with them... but no English men.

That being said, Vikings practiced cremation, and burial-at-sea for their greatest warriors, and Vikings were rabidly sexist at the time, so typically, only males would be allowed a warrior's funeral. Thus the grim picture of "Slaughter all males, rape all females," again might not be the... whole story.
No. 119361 ID: 3583d1

I've kept these facts well in mind. Because as you pointed out, the only account we have of the Lindisfarne raid is the ones given by the monks that actually survived, so of course somethings are going to be exaggerated, and be from the victims point of view. I've actually done a lot of studying on vikings and norse culture for years now, so i'm going to paint a picture of them as what I think they might have been like while also giving some credence to the idea of them being fierce warriors

The only thing I would disagree with was the idea of "Rabidly" sexist. Women were generally expected to stay at home yes, but they were the ones who ran the farm and even owned the land at times. For an example There were of course shield maidens that were given a warriors burial, to an extent at least. There was even a law about rape of a man's wife, and they could even divorce if they had just cause. So while I would agree the law's favored men, it wasn't as bad as other parts of Europe at that time.
No. 119366 ID: c69ce5

So historically accurate interesting, can't wait to see the blood eagle torture scene. That will be exciting!!!
No. 119367 ID: 3583d1

That may indeed happen, we’ll have to see what goes down!
No. 119385 ID: c69ce5

Lol you actualy made him say that thig.Oh ha ha ha! I only hope that decision didn't derail the story
No. 119386 ID: 3583d1

I'm doing something like a majority rule, i've noticed a lot of quest authors have to go with what the most suggestions for one action is. In this case, it came down to "Compliment him, see if that works."

Just know that your jokes may end up screwing characters over ;) just sayin' be careful.
No. 119409 ID: 50d32d


There's a theory that the reason those raids started is because Vikings had been practicing infanticide, killing newborn girls because they wanted sons, not daughters. Then go figure they ended up with a ton of unhappy single males hitting puberty. So... you have to be pretty damn sexist to murder babies just because they're girls.

It might seem ludicrous, but that sort of thing has happened a lot in history, sadly enough, China being a notorious example. There are theories that the raids were driven by a famine, but there's no records of that occurring, and theories that it was a population boom, even though again... no evidence that there was one. And that's as much as I know about it. I haven't studied up on Vikings much, specifically.

Also majority rule is cool, but don't be afraid to use veto power as the author. Or go with a suggestion you (or the character) would really like. If you want us to screw him over, trying to swoon over hot Viking raiders, make sure it's because you want to screw him over. Otherwise you've no obligation to do so.
No. 119414 ID: 094652

So would the "fantasy" elements (I'm not talking magic or ignoring physics, but about plot holes in behavior patterns and irregular causality to make the story accessible to modern-day readers and make the game skewed in our favor) be more "Vikings" or "Vinland Saga"?
No. 119421 ID: 3583d1

Kind of. Without giving too much away I plan to have some fantasy elements in the sense that... Well lets put it like this, this Story is roughly at the turn of the 9th century (also I'd like to clear up somethings the date was a error on my part and by then it was already too late so the correct date would be 793 c.e.) so only around 800 years ago, a man was born who could walk on water, turn water into wine, and performed various miracles. It is so wrong to assume that there might be other people with extraordinary powers like that? Or that maybe this power is slowly leaking out of the world? Just a thought...

I will keep that in mind. I've been trying desperately not to railroad this quest because I can go on and on about how I hate it when quest authors do that. So the majority thing was really just trying to make sure I don't do that. I will keep that veto power in mind however.It does bring up an interesting ooint involving player/character interaction. If you've noticed Sigurd has a lot of doubt and is easily scared, there is a reason for that, one being that he really is just a 9 year old kid. The second reason would be heading into spoiler territory.
No. 119422 ID: 3583d1

By the way "Vinland Saga" is probably my one of my favorite Manga series of all time (with the other being "Berserk"). I'm glade someone else besides me even knows of it's existence, it seems not a lot of people do.
No. 119423 ID: c69ce5

So you read Berserk, I must ask you did Griffith do nothing wrong?
No. 119425 ID: aa1e7b

To answer that question, all I will say is this. Fate and laws of causality are bullshit.
No. 119426 ID: c69ce5

No. 119449 ID: 3583d1

What I almost picked for the Wolf quote:

- Leman Russ

No. 119547 ID: 3583d1
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Happy Saturday. How’s it going?
No. 119548 ID: 3ce125

So let me get this straight.

Sigurd did something to piss off Erik and got exiled, but Sigurd is also awesome and became a "hero"?
No. 119549 ID: 3583d1

I never actually said the hooded warrior is Sigurd.

However, to be honest, I can’t actually answer that with out spoiling some things I have planned. But I will say this, Erik needs to be careful in what he wishes for when it comes to fulfilling his goals.
No. 119550 ID: 3583d1

As for being “a hero,” I think our hooded warrior friend was laying on the sarcasm pretty thick. Basically, he was saying he has killed a lot of people, so many (perhaps on the battlefield?) that not even “murderer” fits him any more.
No. 119688 ID: 3583d1

I’m amazed no one did this one while the whole running gag was gone on.

Yes that was a pun, and no I’m not sorry.
No. 119711 ID: fda98a

Oh shit i forgot about that one.
Anyway, i think we should be proud of ourselves about not overextending the joke.
No. 119727 ID: ae9b99

Yep. You need to follow the rule of threes with comedy. three puns is enough.
No. 120346 ID: 3583d1
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Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve posted on my quest/Discussion and for that I apologize. It’s been fairly busy. Any way, hope the momentary pause hasn’t been too long!

By the way can I get anyone something to drink?
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No. 120371 ID: 3583d1
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Interesting choice! I never pegged you for a fan of dark beers! But here you go! Three glasses of “tears of my enemies,” enjoy!

i’m totally serious it’s an actual beer. https://mondaynightbrewing.com/beers/tears-of-my-enemies/
No. 120391 ID: ae9b99

*finds jukebox*
*puts in seven dollars*
*selects 21 plays of Tom Jone's "Whats new Pussycat" with the 8th play being Tom Jone's "It's not unusual"* heheheheheh

Grim, got any darts? I feel like playing darts.
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No. 120403 ID: 3583d1
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Kind of! I have axes, knives and spears you throw at boards, but the majority of the rules for darts still applies. Want me to set you up with some? It’s free to play! Also I would appreciate it if you don’t troll my bar with that song, alright John Mulaney? I don’t want to have Jack throw you out of here, kay?
No. 120447 ID: 3583d1

Okay so I’ve had a question about how my dice system is working for the quest and I figure I would answer it here.

There will be times when we add modifiers for the rolls but for the most part this is just a simplified version. However what I have in place is something like an exploding dice rule, if you roll a 20, you are allowed to roll again for another action, in this case it was an attack. That attack was also a 20, meaning that those Draugar, just got wrecked. And because two 20’s in a row is kinda amazing I decided to have some fun with this and give you guys a free power up for your great luck.
No. 120748 ID: 3583d1

I've noticed a couple of people keep linking songs in my quest, the only thing I have to say about this is, keep doing it.

Seriously, I really enjoy hearing the music you associate with my work. It's actually one of the reasons I don't put music in my quest. I want the reader to have their own image and music playing in their heads. It's always fun to hear what you guys are thinking with them.
No. 120840 ID: 3583d1
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By the way this is a Jack, he’s my bar’s cook and occasional bouncer! I’m actually thinking if putting up an Irish theme for St. Patrick’s Day, maybe open the place up a bit more

in other words create an Irish pub collab for St. Patrick’s day, one can only imagine the antics quest characters can get up to in a bar
No. 120874 ID: f6785d

Well hello there Jack!
What is in the menu?
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No. 120901 ID: 3583d1

There's also the special we are doing on what Jack calls,

Due to its size we cannot guarantee anything beyond medium cooked.
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Hope this answer your questions! I would give you our drink menu but... Man i don’t have enough paper for a menu that long
No. 120905 ID: f6785d

HAHAHAHA the salads! Oh boy... Well, i'm good for something sweet, so a Bread Pudding sounds great. Good taste you have.
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No. 120916 ID: 3583d1
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Here you go my friend!
No. 120917 ID: 3583d1
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Very funny.
No. 120926 ID: f6785d

Heh... you are pretty good...

No. 125219 ID: 2f1c1e


Holy crap, this thing has fallen so far behind. I really need to step up my game here!
No. 125220 ID: 5245b2

I'd like a laaaaarge-
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No. 125224 ID: 5245b2
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No. 125225 ID: 5245b2

Thirty minutes or it's free?
No. 125227 ID: 2f1c1e
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I see what you did there.
No. 125228 ID: 2f1c1e

Alright so real talk Clock, you’ve added in characters that I’ve made up to your quests. Time for me to return the favor. Have any ideas for someone you’d like to see in Northlander?
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No. 125231 ID: 5245b2

A warrior woman, Scottish as they come. Uses a Halberd and... wait...
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No. 125234 ID: 2f1c1e

You know I’ve been wanting to add in more Pictish style people from Scottland this might just be the opportunity! Any specifics you want to do?
No. 125235 ID: 5245b2

She can sing and is a sucker for sappy love poetry. Though she's skin you alive before she'd admit to it.
No. 125236 ID: 2f1c1e

Name idea? I’m thinking Moira for her first name. As for a clan name I have no idea. Keep in mind the time so I might alter it slightly to fit the time period
No. 125237 ID: 5245b2

I was thinking Isla Blair

(Island Battle, seems fitting for the history of Scotland)
No. 125238 ID: 2f1c1e

I like it! The only thing I’m going to change is something g that will make her even more Scottish.

Isla MacBlair
No. 125239 ID: 2f1c1e

Also the other thing I’m going to change is the halberd. Halberds didn’t come around until the 14th century, and northlander is taking place in the early 7th century. Soooo.... yeah she can have a great axe, or a really long ass spear. OR BOTH! But not a halberd.
No. 125240 ID: 5245b2

Both? Both. Both is good.
No. 125241 ID: 2f1c1e

If you have any sketch designs feel free to put them here on on my draw thread
No. 125242 ID: f75cef

Speaking of Skeletor laughing have you see this video
No. 125254 ID: 5245b2

What a delightful waste of my precious time!
No. 125258 ID: eeb7d9


You boys sure are having a smashing time. Mind if i join in?
No. 125262 ID: 318377

Skeleton is also the master of the burn apparently.

And hey Reptilian, you have an idea for a character you would want to see in Northlander?
No. 125266 ID: eeb7d9

Why i thought that you would never ask!
I have always been a sucker for archers, and giving where we are in the story, i did my research and i think it would be totaly posible to make a welsh archer, with a longbow. The kind that is so fucking big that you basicaly have to deform you arm to use it.
No. 125270 ID: 318377

That would definitely be possible! I’ve actually had the idea for a welsh character that takes after his more romanized ancestors.
No. 125272 ID: eeb7d9

Oooh i like that! Say, did you, by any chance, read a manga called Vinland Saga?
No. 125273 ID: 318377

I have all ten printed volumes and I’m reading it online. It was a very big insipiration for me.
No. 125275 ID: eeb7d9

I knew it! That is so cool. Is this welsh lad inspired on Askeladd perhaps?
No. 125277 ID: 1127ed

Actually no, there may be some similarities but he would actually hate the Angles and Saxons more than the Danes. For one I picture this character as being the third son of a welsh lord who styles himself as more Roman than Celt. And he would have a deep hatred of the Saxons who pushed the Welsh eastward out of their own parts of Britain. I actually like the ideaof him being an archer even more now, it gives him more than just “young lord” for an identity.
No. 125281 ID: eeb7d9

I was actually thinking that this character should be pretty, or at least young and handsome, with a calm personality.
So he would be more like a Roman Canute then?
No. 125282 ID: 1127ed

Young and handsome for certain, maybe even the envy of his brothers. But not so helpless as Canute was at first. Because the deal with younger sons of lords, they would often either go into the military or the clergy. Obviously if he is an archer then the military was what he went into.
No. 125285 ID: eeb7d9

I can't wait to see how you are going to link all this together. Sounds really promising.
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