Greetings, I'm Berengaria from Dragonspire (Terre Haute, IN). Looking forward to coming up to one of your LBTL first events just as soon as you get around to planning it, we'll try and bring some of our folks up your way.
Haha, hey glad to see more people hittin' up our boards! Also to any Mittelmarchers: You'll notice alot of ripoffs. The posts that actually say that they are ripoffs are mine. I apologize for the inconsiderates that stole yours without giving credit ;]
Post by Kenthor HaGadol on Sept 1, 2007 11:41:12 GMT -5
I am Kenthor HaGadol, formerly operating under the nomenclature of Kronq, or Kagemaru, in the Eastern tongue. The fog of war has cleared, and the Hero Feat has been accomplished, leaving me to die in one world's realm, but be reborn into another.
I had a glaive, once upon a time. Now I have but a rowan staff . . .
I am thinking about becoming the Bard of the Northern Steppes, composing odes and tales for generations yet unborn to sing. If I must fight I shall, if not then I shall sing the glory of those whose Steppes cannot be filled by mortal men, but by heroes of great auspice.
BTW, good choice for practice! See you there Sunday, I hope!
Post by Kenthor HaGadol on Sept 2, 2007 11:36:58 GMT -5
Believe me when I say I meant no disrespect.
Do not believe me when I say that I actually have a staff made of rowan wood.
The staff of the bard, at least as outlined by Stephen Lawhead in his Song of Albion trilogy is representative of rank, or order among the bards and derwyddi. I only meant to say that, inasmuch as there are no other bards of the Northern Steppes, that I would be the Chief Bard, or the Penderwydd. The rowan staff would be the staff that the chief bard of the realm holds.
Therefore, dear Rowan, do not suppose that I have come to grasp your 'staff'. I have not. I came only to observe, and perhaps participate in those glorious feats of might and main, and, most definately, to record them.
Rowans are mostly small deciduous trees 10-20 m tall, though a few are shrubs. The leaves are arranged alternately, and are pinnate, with (8)-11-35 leaflets. The flowers are borne in dense corymbs; each flower is creamy white, and 5-10 mm across with five petals.