Re: [SCA Newcomers] Mythology
- I see no problem with it. In the modern world, we tell ghost stories around campfires, as well as fantasies about mythical beasts, like dragons and virgins.
It's worth drawing a parallel: we've all heard Pensic battle stories. But you can either tell it straight, as part of the game we all enjoy, or you can tell it as if it occurred in a real battle where there was a real danger of injury or death. In the latter case, it didn't "really" happen...but the whole point of telling a story is telling a story.
--- On Sun, 9/9/12, o.barsukov <o.barsukov@...> wrote:
From: o.barsukov <o.barsukov@...>
Subject: [SCA Newcomers] Mythology
Date: Sunday, September 9, 2012, 11:31 AM
I had a random but interesting idea the other night, but not sure if it'd ruffle feathers since my persona would be involved with a mythological critter.
I'm an 11th century Rus/Varangian and in the process of making my persona's trademark axe. I'm naming it after a female troll that I'm claiming lived in the area where his family originally came from in Sweden. Very small nutshell version: He claims to have killed said female troll and took two "trophies" from her: her scalp(horse tail) and a tooth (carved antler). I was planning on attaching them to the axe(since it'd be the weapon he killed her with).
I was figuring it could make for a good campfire story, writing the story out in the style of the sagas, "scaring" children with tales of trolls, and just kind of an "ego boost" for killing a particularly nasty femme troll. But would it be too much of a stretch as far as the SCA is concerned?
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