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Re: Spartan's Link of the Week

#601 Postby Steffen » Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:00 pm

Here are some links to pictures from a Joust/tournament in Hamar, Norway... The text is in Norwegian
(see if you can spot the Hârnic knight)
Anny questions just ask :D
http://www.trollspeilet.no/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2190&highlight=

http://www.hamar-dagblad.no/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Avis=HR&Dato=20080607&Kategori=HDNYHETER&Lopenr=642887296&Ref=PH&Params=Itemnr=31

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Re: Spartan's Link of the Week

#602 Postby Roland de Ronceveaux » Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:50 pm

He's the one with the black armour and the nasty axe. 8O

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Re: Spartan's Link of the Week

#603 Postby Fenhorn » Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:42 am

If just that axe (or sword in another picture I believe) was a mace, then the image would be complete :)
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Re: Spartan's Link of the Week

#604 Postby Steffen » Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:37 pm

Fenhorn wrote:If just that axe was a mace, then the image would be complete :)


Perhaps he is a follower of Sarajin, not Agrik ? :D
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Re: Spartan's Link of the Week

#605 Postby Steffen » Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:11 pm

Roland de Ronceveaux wrote:He's the one with the black armour and the nasty axe. 8O


Good guess.
I am hopelessly old fashioned in dress and armour, because my 15 century armour is still at the armourer... And the other "knights" really rubs it inn.

But I think early 14 century armour and dress looks very Hârnic.
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Re: Spartan's Link of the Week

#606 Postby Steffen » Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:37 pm

HI

I have just returned from a week of jousting at "Bornholm medieval center" in Denmark. It is an open air museum, with really high quality rebuilt medieval houses and a fort.
We had real funn, and I hope some of the pictures can be inspiering.


http://www.trollspeilet.no/forum/viewtopic.php?p=18917#18917
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#607 Postby CASTLEMIKE » Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:51 pm

Thanks for sharing the pictures. I'm sure you had fun. Did you win the tournament and become the Champion?

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Re: Spartan's Link of the Week

#608 Postby Steffen » Thu Jul 10, 2008 7:12 pm

Did you win the tournament and become the Champion?


I did winn some glory for my lord; Baron of Mjøskastellet: "Herr Ola Aslakson" :D

I did winn most of my duels on foot
I broke a lot of lances, and was not unhorsed. (othere were)
I splintred or broke most of the wooden shields, and I did it with a longsword, twohanded, without using the reins.
But the two real events of the turney, The mounted meele, and the Joust. I never won. Not anny of the six days... :(
I blame one of my oponents.. because he cheates... (he cant help it, because his horse runs sideways on the tilt, making it dangerous to strike him, because the horses head is in the way)
And my helmet. It has to little visibility, so in a joust, I do not see my oponent the last second. making aiming dificult. That is also a problem in the meele, because the object is to knock the crest of the oponents helmet with a club. And with my limited visibility, I am easy to flank.... :?
I admit that I regrett selling my old armor, because my new one has not been ready for this season.

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Re: Spartan's Link of the Week

#609 Postby Will Kilmer » Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:47 am

Great photos. Thanks for posting them.

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Re: Spartan's Link of the Week

#610 Postby Dan Bell » Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:00 am

This might have been posted before: http://www.adgame-wonderland.de/type/bayeux.php
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#611 Postby Dan Bell » Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:52 am

Until July 27th Tor publishing is giving away some free downloads of some of their books. See here: http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com ... log&id=577
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Re: Spartan's Link of the Week

#612 Postby Ken_Snellings » Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:11 am

hmmm Sofia and pottery. I would have never guessed.
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#613 Postby bbailey » Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:29 pm

English Heritage now offers online videos
English Heritage launches online TV
31 July 2008
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History fans who want to find out how to lay siege to a medieval castle or watch a re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings can now tune into a series of online TV shows from English Heritage.

The national heritage body is officially launching EHTV, which provides a range of video and audio programmes with information on great moments in English history and behind-the-scenes looks at historic sites. Programmes on the site include celebrities Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen presenting a show on Eltham Palace and Konnie Huq talking about Osborne House. A series of tongue-in-cheek how-to guides allow people to find out how to do unusual things such as cook like a Roman, fire a bow and arrow and tell the time in the 9th century.

The programmes on the English Heritage website also include one on Dover Castle's secret wartime tunnel and another on the conservation of Silbury Hill. Dan Wolfe, English Heritage's marketing director, said: "We've teamed up with the History Channel along with a host of English Heritage experts, re-enactors and well-known names including Dan Snow and Bill Bailey, to put together a collection of original programmes, presenting reliable and accurate historical content in a format that can be accessed by anyone, anywhere."

Video and audio clips can be downloaded or streamed from the site and last from under a minute to up to an hour. EHTV is sponsored by the History Channel and can be accessed free at www.english-heritage.org.uk/ehtv

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Re: Spartan's Link of the Week

#614 Postby john » Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:38 am

Heroes should be uncommon. They just happen to be the PCs.

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Re: Spartan's Link of the Week

#615 Postby Neil » Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:08 pm

For everyone concerned about the hazard to life presented by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) this site (Has the Large Hadron Collider Destroyed the Earth) is constantly monitoring the situation. We can sleep easy in our beds.

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#616 Postby Roland de Ronceveaux » Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:14 pm

Since we're on the LHC, check out this pedagogical rap:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j50ZssEojtM

Apparently, those are the real technicians who appear on the video.

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#617 Postby Neil » Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:02 am

Thanks Christophe, :lol:

I'm not usually a fan of rap, but this, I like!

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#618 Postby becubed » Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:09 am

Neil wrote:For everyone concerned about the hazard to life presented by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

There is no risk....
http://www.popgive.com/2008/09/gordon-freeman-spotted-at-cern.html
:lol:

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#619 Postby Shane Dopson » Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:50 pm

Roland de Ronceveaux wrote:Since we're on the LHC, check out this pedagogical rap:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j50ZssEojtM

Apparently, those are the real technicians who appear on the video.

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LOL That was awsome!!
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Re: Spartan's Link of the Week

#620 Postby Nichola » Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:21 pm

Roland de Ronceveaux wrote:Apparently, those are the real technicians who appear on the video.


Aw, you can't tell. The credits clearly say the dancers "Prefer to Remain Anonymous". :P
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#621 Postby Roland de Ronceveaux » Sat Sep 20, 2008 6:49 am

Actually, I found out about this video in a (reputable) newspaper article that discussed the LHC rap. It is the brainchild of a young british female scientist who works at the CERN. She apparently had the video vetted by her fellow scientists who had no objections to it - so it landed on YouTube.

And they're so clumsy parodying rap moves that they MUST be scientists. :wink:

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Re: Spartan's Link of the Week

#622 Postby Spartan » Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:25 am

For Halloween, how about finding a haunted house in the U.S.?

http://www.hauntedhouseonline.com/haunt ... ectory.cfm

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Re: Spartan's Link of the Week

#623 Postby Neil » Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:42 pm

Never mind the LHC (it’s broke anyway).

The world will be in BIG trouble on November 15, 10:30 am, PST,/ 1:30 pm, EST,/ 18:30 hrs. UTC/ Greenwich Mean Time/ZULU when an Inbound Potentially-Devastating Asteroid will cause:

tsunamis much higher than 300 feet tall would crash on the shores of Halifax, N.S., Boston; New York City; Chesapeake Bay (Washington, DC); Norfolk, VA; Charleston, SC; Savannah, GA, Jacksonville, FL; Miami, FL; Cuba; Dominican Republic/Haiti; Puerto Rico; and Caracas, Venezuela. And would surge inland possibly more than 15 miles. Additionally, the Atlantic Coast of Europe and Africa would also likely be at risk.
It is perhaps instructive that 35 million years ago another incoming asteroid, twice as big, impacted the U.S. coast near Norfolk, Virginia and created a crater 39 miles wide and 2/3 of a mile deep.
A remote-viewing psychic on my team saw that the Nov. 15 asteroid’s impact would create an extremely-powerful downward pressure wave that would precipitate the eruption of a massive volcano on the seabed floor which would grow to almost the ocean’s surface, causing weather and ocean navigation challenges.


More details HERE

Unfortunately, I won’t be able to save the earth myself :oops: as I’ll be busy preparing for guests at my wife’s birthday party. I’m relying on the rest of the forum, otherwise neither my missus (or Gallus) may reach their half-century. I can only hope that you're all much better at telekinesis than I am.

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Re: Spartan's Link of the Week

#624 Postby Shane Dopson » Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:15 am

When are people going to grow up and stop all this "psychic" crap?
(Probably at the same time they stop believing in fairytales, religion and the National Enquirer)
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#625 Postby Neil » Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:40 am

Spookily, when I logged on one of the 'bots browsing the forum was called Majestic-12 (Majestic-12 is a top secret US Govt. organisation dedicated to hiding evidence of UFO's - unless of course it's a bunch of faked documents by a UFO writer). But, to answer your question Shane, never I'm afraid. :(

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