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by Straelbora
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Viking-era scabbard attachments
Replies: 4
Views: 610

Re: Viking-era scabbard attachments

Kortoso wrote:Thank you for sharing this here! This provides, I think, a lot of material for "experimental archeology" - similar to work done regarding later period suspension systems.


It just reminds me that people will always take a simple task and make it more complicated than it needs to be.
by Straelbora
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Viking-era scabbard attachments
Replies: 4
Views: 610

Viking-era scabbard attachments

So someone has combined an analysis of archeological finds and period art to try and figure out different ways that Viking-era Norse attached their scabbards to their belts.

https://www.patreon.com/posts/23906171? ... JzmcdYfli4
by Straelbora
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tolkien exhibit coming to New York's Morgan Library
Replies: 3
Views: 598

Re: Tolkien exhibit coming to New York's Morgan Library

FYI anyone in the Midwest. I will definitely be driving from Indianapolis to NYC to see this exhibit, likely in April or May, when the ice/snow risk in the mountains of Pennsylvania have passed. My van seats seven. Anyone who would want to hitch a ride would be asked to pitch in for gas and toll mon...
by Straelbora
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: On Bedrolls and Comfort
Replies: 27
Views: 2271

Re: On Bedrolls and Comfort

I think another angle on "2) He has spent more time wandering and sleeping in the wilds than any of us have been alive" that seems related to acclimation but slightly different is familiarity with the terrain. In addition to being used to the cold, Aragorn knows the land like the back of ...
by Straelbora
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Not Perfect, But Getting There...
Replies: 14
Views: 1301

Re: Not Perfect, But Getting There...

Great ensemble. And good job keeping your nerve with a Warg wandering by.
by Straelbora
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Other Free Folk
Topic: Dwarven Bocksten Inspired cloak
Replies: 19
Views: 2447

Re: Dwarven Bocksten Inspired cloak

Wonderful piece of work. I'm always amazed at the skill level of fellow Rangers here.
by Straelbora
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Happy Birthdays!
Replies: 5
Views: 1538

Re: Happy Birthdays!

Thanks!
by Straelbora
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Food For Discussion: What Would We Look Like?
Replies: 18
Views: 2145

Re: Food For Discussion: What Would We Look Like?

A few things spring to mind when I read this. The first is how we tend to arbitrarily assign particular looks to times and places, which are essentially caricatures. For example, if you conjure up a mental image of someone from the 1950s, or 60s, or 70s, I'm sure you what you're thinking would be i...
by Straelbora
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Lion totem?
Replies: 6
Views: 1078

Re: Lion totem?

I haven't thought much about animal totems for my persona yet, since i'm a newb. But I am a Leo, so lions have always had a place in my heart. Was also the team for my high school (back in the second age, it feels like). A totem has nothing to do with what Tolkien wrote, and certainly not necessary...
by Straelbora
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: John Howe's "Middle-earth Traveler'
Replies: 4
Views: 1044

Re: John Howe's "Middle-earth Traveler'

Peter Remling wrote:
Straelbora wrote:Iodo:

Not sure if you can receive responses via PM.

Send me your email address.


She can receive pm messages but you need to remember the time difference between here and the UK. Give her a day or so and unless her mailbox is full, she'll respond.


OK. It's been 36 hours, so I wasn't sure.
by Straelbora
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: John Howe's "Middle-earth Traveler'
Replies: 4
Views: 1044

Re: John Howe's "Middle-earth Traveler'

Iodo:

Not sure if you can receive responses via PM.

Send me your email address.
by Straelbora
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More on Amazon's LOTHR Series
Replies: 4
Views: 811

Re: More on Amazon's LOTHR Series

Looks like it might be good ? thanks for the link :P Peter Jackson is now in talks with Amazon, possibly to be a producer of some sort- which would mean that Weta would likely do a lot of the design of sets, costumes, etc. , and the series would be consistent with the look of the films. If it turns...
by Straelbora
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: John Howe's "Middle-earth Traveler'
Replies: 4
Views: 1044

John Howe's "Middle-earth Traveler'

Has anyone else picked up John Howe's "Middle-earth Traveler: Sketches from Bag End to Mordor?" If you like Howe's work (as one of the main conceptual artists of the Peter Jackson films), you'll love this. It's got a lot of pencil sketches, as well as full-color prints. There are some gems...
by Straelbora
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Food For Discussion: What Would We Look Like?
Replies: 18
Views: 2145

Re: Food For Discussion: What Would We Look Like?

Interesting thoughts...but was an outlaw's money good anywhere? I feel like some but not all qualities of outlaws are applicable. I'm reaching back to my Crimnal Law course in law school over 25 years ago, but I believe that a self-sufficient outlaw, or band of outlaws, were kind of like biker gang...
by Straelbora
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Food For Discussion: What Would We Look Like?
Replies: 18
Views: 2145

Re: Food For Discussion: What Would We Look Like?

I think one of the biggest problems for a Ranger in, say, historical Europe prior to the Renaissance, would be connections. In medieval Europe, society was seen as a continuation of a chain of beings, from God down through various classes of angels, then in parallel, the chain from King on down or P...

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