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(BBC)   Archaeology is a dry, boring profession, until you discover the mass grave of 54 Jomsviking mercenaries of Harald Bluetooth, decapitated in the St Brice's Day Massacre of 1002. Then it's all FUS RO DA   (bbc.co.uk ) divider line
    More: Interesting, Harald Bluetooth, St Brice, carbon dating, archaeologists, Gloucester, Dorset, Jomsvikings  
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2012-01-25 10:40:27 AM  
Looks like the one in the bottom right of the picture took an arrow to the knee.
 
2012-01-25 10:41:39 AM  
It was full of draugr deathlords? DNRTA
 
2012-01-25 10:43:58 AM  
LYDIA OH MY GOD IF YOU STEP IN FRONT OF ONE MORE ARROW I'M MURDERING YOU AND WALKING HOME WITH MY BURDENS VERY SLOWLY
 
2012-01-25 10:52:08 AM  
Some may call these Viking bones junk. Me, I call them treasures.
 
2012-01-25 10:53:23 AM  
Did a GIS for "Britt Baillie".

I'd interpret her isotope ratio (or something like that).
 
2012-01-25 10:57:32 AM  
I was going to get my head chopped off just like them until a dragon came and breathed fire on the headsman.
 
2012-01-25 10:57:33 AM  

coinspinner: Some may call these Viking bones junk. Me, I call them treasures.


I call them Harald, Halvdan, Æirik, Snorri, Kolfinn, Hrolf, Bjarki, Finnvid, Knut, Northri, Ragnar, Thorgrim, Vigfus, and Yngvar.
 
2012-01-25 10:58:29 AM  

Clash City Farker: I was going to get my head chopped off just like them until a dragon came and breathed fire on the headsman.

, and then I got high.
 
2012-01-25 10:58:50 AM  

kingoomieiii: LYDIA OH MY GOD IF YOU STEP IN FRONT OF ONE MORE ARROW I'M MURDERING YOU AND WALKING HOME WITH MY BURDENS VERY SLOWLY


Last night, one of my companions died. I told him to 'wait here', then went out and lured 3 mages into one of those oil traps (with fire pots above it) to burn them all to death. The companion interpreted 'wait here' as 'run out into the hallway and set off the trap early', incinerating himself and nearly killing me as I sprinted away. I turn back to see him just barely surviving the oil fire as he'shiat with a volley of ice bolts. Luckily, he had very few burdens he was sworn to carry, so I was able to finish the dungeon.

/hardest difficulty is hard.
 
2012-01-25 11:01:01 AM  
Favorite quote from my 6 year old skyrim addict.....


"Dad, this guy threatened me with a steel greatsword. Im going to have to kill him, even though he is a Storm Cloak.....a true son of Skyrim......"
 
2012-01-25 11:02:06 AM  

kingoomieiii: LYDIA OH MY GOD IF YOU STEP IN FRONT OF ONE MORE ARROW I'M MURDERING YOU AND WALKING HOME WITH MY BURDENS VERY SLOWLY


My 6 year old's favorite thing in skyrim?

player.setav carryweight 10000

He collects EVERYTHING
 
2012-01-25 11:03:11 AM  
"Aethelred the Unready."

I lol'd.

Aethelred: "Okay, okay...I'm almost ready. WHEEEEW. Okay...here we go."

Aide: "Your Highness, the Vikings are ashore."

Aethelred: "Uuuhhh..okay, um, where did I put my sword? WAIT HOLD ON! Time out! I'm not ready yet. Oh, here it is, I've already got it on. Okay...okay, I think I'm...no, wait..."

Aide: *rolls eyes*
 
2012-01-25 11:04:22 AM  

archichris: kingoomieiii: LYDIA OH MY GOD IF YOU STEP IN FRONT OF ONE MORE ARROW I'M MURDERING YOU AND WALKING HOME WITH MY BURDENS VERY SLOWLY

My 6 year old's favorite thing in skyrim?

player.setav carryweight 10000

He collects EVERYTHING


He's sorted for the broom dungeon then.
 
2012-01-25 11:06:01 AM  
I love Skyrim Threads.....

encrypted-tbn2.google.com

/hot like the cough of Alduin
 
2012-01-25 11:07:17 AM  

sarah_t_s: archichris: kingoomieiii: LYDIA OH MY GOD IF YOU STEP IN FRONT OF ONE MORE ARROW I'M MURDERING YOU AND WALKING HOME WITH MY BURDENS VERY SLOWLY

My 6 year old's favorite thing in skyrim?

player.setav carryweight 10000

He collects EVERYTHING

He's sorted for the broom dungeon then.


Before I taught him the carryweight hack he would dump all my daedric enchanted armor on the ground so he could wear iron armor because he thinks it looks better.....
 
2012-01-25 11:08:56 AM  

kingoomieiii: LYDIA OH MY GOD IF YOU STEP IN FRONT OF ONE MORE ARROW I'M MURDERING YOU AND WALKING HOME WITH MY BURDENS VERY SLOWLY


THIS. Lydia is the first NPC companion I've had in an RPG where I've gladly left them for dead.

/mob grave probably the result of too much Nord Mead
 
2012-01-25 11:09:23 AM  

sarah_t_s: He's sorted for the broom dungeon then.


Indeed.

penny-arcade.smugmug.com

/I'm aware that that was the joke
 
2012-01-25 11:12:55 AM  
btw, more on our new favorite Tomb Raider: Britt Baillie at Cambridge.UK

www.arch.cam.ac.uk
 
2012-01-25 11:14:23 AM  

CognaciousThunk: btw, more on our new favorite Tomb Raider: Britt Baillie at Cambridge.UK

[www.arch.cam.ac.uk image 200x291]


She doesn't look six foot five though.
 
2012-01-25 11:14:30 AM  
Okay...so I know what the broom dungeon is because I read that comic last week. But what the hell is FUS RO DA? I can't figure it out even from Googling it.
 
2012-01-25 11:18:27 AM  

archichris: kingoomieiii: LYDIA OH MY GOD IF YOU STEP IN FRONT OF ONE MORE ARROW I'M MURDERING YOU AND WALKING HOME WITH MY BURDENS VERY SLOWLY

My 6 year old's favorite thing in skyrim?

player.setav carryweight 10000

He collects EVERYTHING


Ooooo! Not a bookmark or anything!
 
2012-01-25 11:18:34 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: Okay...so I know what the broom dungeon is because I read that comic last week. But what the hell is FUS RO DA? I can't figure it out even from Googling it.


You know how I know you haven't played Skyrim at all?
 
2012-01-25 11:21:36 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: Okay...so I know what the broom dungeon is because I read that comic last week. But what the hell is FUS RO DA? I can't figure it out even from Googling it.


"Fus Ro Da" is the name of the most prominent "Shout" ability in Skyrim. It knocks things the fark down. And discovering reanimated corpses in archaeological dig sites/ruins happens more than once in Skyrim. It happens about 100 times.
 
2012-01-25 11:22:04 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: Okay...so I know what the broom dungeon is because I read that comic last week. But what the hell is FUS RO DA? I can't figure it out even from Googling it.


In Skyrim you have 'shouts', a form of magic that that can do various things as you learn more words. Unrelenting Force is one of the first you learn completely and performs a substantial knock back attack on enemies in it's area of effect.

Your character says "FUS RO DA" when it's cast. Every time it's cast in fact.
 
2012-01-25 11:22:35 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: Okay...so I know what the broom dungeon is because I read that comic last week. But what the hell is FUS RO DA? I can't figure it out even from Googling it.


This is FUS RO DAH. (pops).
 
2012-01-25 11:23:45 AM  
Send this one to the "contractors / employees" of blackwater as a warning.
 
2012-01-25 11:27:00 AM  

dittybopper: coinspinner: Some may call these Viking bones junk. Me, I call them treasures.

I call them Harald, Halvdan, Æirik, Snorri, Kolfinn, Hrolf, Bjarki, Finnvid, Knut, Northri, Ragnar, Thorgrim, Vigfus, and Yngvar.


I used to read Old Norse, then I took a primer in the knē.

ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2012-01-25 11:27:56 AM  
I've decided to back off skyrim for a bit until some mods come out.

Then I'm going to mod the shiat out of it and go through it. Probably with thee Thu'uMic mod especially....
 
2012-01-25 11:30:50 AM  
Of course (new window) there's a my little pony skyrim mod. Of course.
 
2012-01-25 11:41:06 AM  

pute kisses like a man: dittybopper: coinspinner: Some may call these Viking bones junk. Me, I call them treasures.

I call them Harald, Halvdan, Æirik, Snorri, Kolfinn, Hrolf, Bjarki, Finnvid, Knut, Northri, Ragnar, Thorgrim, Vigfus, and Yngvar.

I used to read Old Norse, then I took a primer in the knē.

[ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x300]


As a skraeling, allow me to say the following:

img511.imageshack.us

When the Fine Hair is dead, Magua will eat his heart. Before he dies, Magua will put his children under the knife, so the Fine Hair will know his seed is wiped out forever.
 
2012-01-25 11:54:28 AM  
Archaeology is NOT a dry, boring profession, Subby! It may be tedious work but its aways fascinating.

I'd post pics of the ancient Roman cemetery I helped uncover, but you'd probably find them boring. Pfffff.


/awesome find Dr. Baillie!
 
2012-01-25 11:57:59 AM  

CognaciousThunk: btw, more on our new favorite Tomb Raider: Britt Baillie at Cambridge.UK

[www.arch.cam.ac.uk image 200x291]


Shenanigans. There are no beautiful british women.
 
2012-01-25 11:58:36 AM  
Can anyone find the youtube of the fus ro dah......

Its a guy singing to a woman at a bar and he sings......"then i had to open my mouth and ruin it all".....or words to that effect......then he fus-ro-dah's her out the window.
 
2012-01-25 12:22:43 PM  
"Viking Holocaust" on netflix!

On Netflix there is a neat Nat'l Geo. show called "Viking Holocaust" or something. Anyway, it was a really interesting show because a road crew found this huge pit of bodies with missing heads stacked nearby. It was really cool to learn how archaeologists were able to use science to determine the age, gender, build, and origin of the dead.

There was something to do with the size of the shoulder socket to hip that helped explain how built the man was. All the guys in the pit had a lot of upper body strength. A man with a lot of upper strength would get that from rowing a boat and swinging a weapon. Also, cold water has something to do with the amount of calcium in teeth and the researchers were able to pinpoint that these guys weren't from England but farther north so they were probably vikings just by analyzing their teeth.

Some archaeologist was able to connect the vikings to some old poem that originated roughly around the time that these guys were killed. In the poem the brits(?) were able to ambush some vikings and take them prisoner. The vikings wanted to go out like badasses so they knelt facing their executor to show that they weren't afraid. They got their heads chopped off with a strike that would come from the front which was consistent with the story and with the angle of the wounds that were found.

Another landscape(?) archaeologists explained that theses guys were buried near a road as a way of showing the justice of the local lord and as a warning to others. Really a fascinating and enlightening show. Also, had my favorite crazy British guy who's name I forget was on the show. He's on the History Channel all the time and knows a ton about old weapons, super knowledgable, and always really excited...little bald guy...damn...have to google his name now.
 
2012-01-25 12:35:00 PM  

I am Wee Todd Ed: the researchers were able to pinpoint that these guys weren't from England but farther north so they were probably vikings just by analyzing their teeth.


they had teeth.
They weren't from England.
 
2012-01-25 12:38:14 PM  
Where they killed by guys from Hammerfall with curved swords?

Curved! Swords!
 
2012-01-25 12:49:30 PM  
FREEDOM!

/oh wait, wrong century and race
 
2012-01-25 01:08:26 PM  

coinspinner: Bennie Crabtree: Okay...so I know what the broom dungeon is because I read that comic last week. But what the hell is FUS RO DA? I can't figure it out even from Googling it.

This is FUS RO DAH. (pops).


No, THIS is FUS RO DAH (new window)
 
2012-01-25 01:08:37 PM  
Jomsvikings? IIRC there used to be a biker gang that attended Pennsic that called itself that, now I get the reference (assuming they weren't actually them, which judging by their manners and impressive facial hair was entirely plausible)
 
2012-01-25 01:10:05 PM  

archichris: Can anyone find the youtube of the fus ro dah......

Its a guy singing to a woman at a bar and he sings......"then i had to open my mouth and ruin it all".....or words to that effect......then he fus-ro-dah's her out the window.


Google "Nicole Kidman" and "fus ro dah."
 
2012-01-25 01:10:19 PM  

Stabone33: "Aethelred the Unready."

I lol'd.

Aethelred: "Okay, okay...I'm almost ready. WHEEEEW. Okay...here we go."

Aide: "Your Highness, the Vikings are ashore."

Aethelred: "Uuuhhh..okay, um, where did I put my sword? WAIT HOLD ON! Time out! I'm not ready yet. Oh, here it is, I've already got it on. Okay...okay, I think I'm...no, wait..."

Aide: *rolls eyes*


Read the history of his reign. You aren't far off
 
2012-01-25 01:15:05 PM  

CognaciousThunk: btw, more on our new favorite Tomb Raider: Britt Baillie at Cambridge.UK

[www.arch.cam.ac.uk image 200x291]


Hamana hamana.
 
2012-01-25 01:17:25 PM  
kingoomieiii: LYDIA OH MY GOD IF YOU STEP IN FRONT OF ONE MORE ARROW fireball

Lydia, wait here at the entrance to the dungeon while I go inside and kill all of the spiders and death lords and such.

I'll be back at periodic intervals to give you a few burdens that you're sworn to carry.

/seriously though, I gave you a badass bow, I'm flinging fireballs with a nice blast radius, so you decide to go toe to toe with an enemy using your sword?

/secret of mana had this problem solved decades ago

flammy.free.fr

/could only find some french version, but basically it was a grid that let you set how offensive/defensive and melee/spell using your companions were. If you set it for defensive, they wouldn't go near enemies but would stay further away using ranged weapons for as long as possible.
 
2012-01-25 01:36:32 PM  

kingoomieiii: sarah_t_s: He's sorted for the broom dungeon then.

Indeed.


I used to laugh at the brook dungeon joke until I learned that brooms can be used for the Atronach Forge at the College in Winterhold.
 
2012-01-25 01:39:53 PM  

raerae1980: Archaeology is NOT a dry, boring profession, Subby! It may be tedious work but its aways fascinating.

I'd post pics of the ancient Roman cemetery I helped uncover, but you'd probably find them boring. Pfffff.


/awesome find Dr. Baillie!


I'm interested. Even if I'm an architect, I want to to do my master's in Restoration :D.
 
2012-01-25 01:44:25 PM  

archichris: Favorite quote from my 6 year old skyrim addict.....


"Dad, this guy threatened me with a steel greatsword. Im going to have to kill him, even though he is a Storm Cloak.....a true son of Skyrim......"


Dear god, that is adorable!
 
2012-01-25 01:45:29 PM  

raerae1980: Archaeology is NOT a dry, boring profession, Subby! It may be tedious work but its aways fascinating.

I'd post pics of the ancient Roman cemetery I helped uncover, but you'd probably find them boring. Pfffff.


/awesome find Dr. Baillie!


This! As a student of history this is really fascinating.

/the other day I was explaining Blood Eagle to the mrs.
 
2012-01-25 01:48:36 PM  
This thread has inspired me to create my first, and only alt.

Hot Carl for my Housecarl
 
2012-01-25 02:01:09 PM  

Magorn: Stabone33: "Aethelred the Unready."

I lol'd.

Aethelred: "Okay, okay...I'm almost ready. WHEEEEW. Okay...here we go."

Aide: "Your Highness, the Vikings are ashore."

Aethelred: "Uuuhhh..okay, um, where did I put my sword? WAIT HOLD ON! Time out! I'm not ready yet. Oh, here it is, I've already got it on. Okay...okay, I think I'm...no, wait..."

Aide: *rolls eyes*

Read the history of his reign. You aren't far off


There are two kinds of rulers that get their names recorded in history. On the one hand, we have men like Alexander the Great. On the other, men like Aethelred the Unready.

However, almost no one has heard of the rule of Tuomas the Constipated. Or Edgar One-Ball.
 
2012-01-25 02:24:52 PM  

CygnusDarius: Magorn: Stabone33: "Aethelred the Unready."

I lol'd.

Aethelred: "Okay, okay...I'm almost ready. WHEEEEW. Okay...here we go."

Aide: "Your Highness, the Vikings are ashore."

Aethelred: "Uuuhhh..okay, um, where did I put my sword? WAIT HOLD ON! Time out! I'm not ready yet. Oh, here it is, I've already got it on. Okay...okay, I think I'm...no, wait..."

Aide: *rolls eyes*

Read the history of his reign. You aren't far off

There are two kinds of rulers that get their names recorded in history. On the one hand, we have men like Alexander the Great. On the other, men like Aethelred the Unready.

However, almost no one has heard of the rule of Tuomas the Constipated. Or Edgar One-Ball.


Well there were the famed Kings of France Charles the Fat and Charles the Bald, and the evil Viking warlord the Alfred the Great defeated known as "Ivar the Boneless" about whose nickname historians debate, with some saying it was basically literal and referred to a birth defect that left him unable to walk (There are references to him being carried into battle on a shield) and some others insisting it referred to the sort of personal problem Viagra was invented to solve

//and googling Ivar to make sure I spelled his name right led me to the most awesome name for a viking yet: Sigurd Snake-in-Eye, I almost don't want to know how he got that nickname because it couldn't possibly be as awesome as I'm imagining.
 
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