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by Ruinar Hrafnakveðja
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Other Free Folk
Topic: Orc Armour?
Replies: 2
Views: 1179

Re: Orc Armour?

I went through this process a couple years ago: I can't recall what the source material I found was, but my conclusion was that mostly generic points with a few bodkins was the sensible route: http://middleearthrangers.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=3187&start=15#p40361 Since that post I st...
by Ruinar Hrafnakveðja
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Forandiri at Faire
Replies: 7
Views: 1944

Re: The Forandiri at Faire

What a great looking group! Glad you had a good time!

I would love to see some close up photo's of your völva staff! Look's amazing!
by Ruinar Hrafnakveðja
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Medieval Arrowheads and their Uses - Tod's Stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 1187

Re: Medieval Arrowheads and their Uses - Tod's Stuff

I saw that! The trick with the quills was cool! I've been meaning to experiment with an arrow spoon for ages - but how cool there's an improvised solution for those nasty barbs! .... I do hope he remembers the original source he got that from at some point. :) I love "his" solution, becau...
by Ruinar Hrafnakveðja
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Other Free Folk
Topic: Orc Armour?
Replies: 2
Views: 1179

Orc Armour?

So I've been doing a lot of research for the last little while on arrowheads and their uses, trying to come up with a useful mix of heads to put on some proper period arrows. I'm planning on having a good mix of broadheads, bodkins (armour piercing), and some specialty heads. Also carrying extras th...
by Ruinar Hrafnakveðja
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Medieval Arrowheads and their Uses - Tod's Stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 1187

Medieval Arrowheads and their Uses - Tod's Stuff

Here's a fantastic video from Tod of Tod's Stuff in the UK discussing various medieval arrowheads, what they were made of, how they were strengthened, and their various uses. It certainly gave me a lot to think about in terms of war point types and what a ranger should carry. It's a great watch! htt...
by Ruinar Hrafnakveðja
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3rd Age Dunedain Ranger - Complete Functional Kit Breakdown
Replies: 26
Views: 4473

Re: 3rd Age Dunedain Ranger - Complete Functional Kit Breakdown

Depends on what your firewood needs are. Are you trying to sustain a cookfire, or are you trying to heat your shelter? Are you heating a lean-to for the night, or are you stocking wood for the winter? At my persona's homestead, there indeed would/will be/already is a full-hafted axe. Would I carry ...
by Ruinar Hrafnakveðja
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: WoodCraft
Topic: Water Treatment on the Trail
Replies: 10
Views: 3680

Re: Water Treatment on the Trail

Great write up, especially your comparison! You reminded me that this is one piece of kit I sorely need. During our ranging trips we usually travel as a group of 10 or up. We usually travel with 3 or 4 pump purifiers which belong to individual members of our Company. We also have 1 or 2 large hangin...
by Ruinar Hrafnakveðja
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dwarves and Elves in Norse Myth
Replies: 4
Views: 1833

Re: Dwarves and Elves in Norse Myth

Wow! Great find, definitely need to check out his channel. I loved hearing such familiar names and titles, shows how grounded in history Middle Earth really is (in certain ways).
by Ruinar Hrafnakveðja
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3rd Age Dunedain Ranger - Complete Functional Kit Breakdown
Replies: 26
Views: 4473

Re: 3rd Age Dunedain Ranger - Complete Functional Kit Breakdown

Wow! Such an amazing and complete kit! Congratulations! I hope my kit will be as well thought out and cohesive as yours one day! I loved seeing your historical and Tolkien influences for each item. But what are your thoughts on not carrying an axe and instead just carrying your seax? Do you find tha...
by Ruinar Hrafnakveðja
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to the Path
Replies: 10
Views: 2856

Re: New to the Path

Mae govannen brother Ranger! You are in good company here. May your paths be green and the breeze be at thy back!
by Ruinar Hrafnakveðja
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Ranger and her lyre...dressed funny. ;)
Replies: 10
Views: 2693

Re: A Ranger and her lyre...dressed funny. ;)

An absolutely beautiful piece Eledhwen! I was instantly transported the sunlit forests of Middle Earth. I cannot wait for more videos! :)
by Ruinar Hrafnakveðja
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: The Bard's Stage
Topic: Musings on Mirkwood
Replies: 4
Views: 4622

Re: Musings on Mirkwood

Thanks you guys! :)
by Ruinar Hrafnakveðja
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Other Free Folk
Topic: Dwarven Bocksten Inspired cloak
Replies: 32
Views: 9537

Re: Dwarven Bocksten Inspired cloak

Wow Iodo! You have really outdone yourself with this cloak! I love following the progress of your kit. You take so much time researching and developing ways for your kit to really fit into the cultural identity of the dwarves. It is a fascinating process to watch and read about. I just wish I was a...
by Ruinar Hrafnakveðja
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: The Bard's Stage
Topic: Musical Insturments
Replies: 36
Views: 24067

Re: Musical Insturments

Iodo wrote:
Sounds it :P

[EDIT] pun not intended


Hahahahaha!!!!! Good one! :lol:
by Ruinar Hrafnakveðja
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: The Bard's Stage
Topic: Musings on Mirkwood
Replies: 4
Views: 4622

Musings on Mirkwood

I am no bard nor skald of great renown, nor have I tried my hand at verse for many winters. But I hope this will amuse, even in its unfinished state. I will most likely add to it as I get inspired. Beneath green boughs do I dwell Where the forest buds do swell A cup of good, sweet tasting wine The g...

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