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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Torvaldslanders Vs Vikings

Vikings are a very much loved theme by all players around second life. The mythology around this culture has inspired hundreds of books, movies, tv shows and our dreams. For us, goreans, the Vikings are a big part of us but in contrary of many of us think, Vikings is not the correct terminology used, but yes is Torvaldslander's. Vikings and Torvaldslander's have however much more in common then you think.

Torvaldsland is based on the Vikings and Norsemen of Earth's history, circa 700 to 1100 A.D. If the calendar of Torvaldsland is accurate, then the Voyages of Acquisition brought Vikings to Gor around 970 A.D. 

Torvaldsland is a general area on the Gorean map, almost like a large country. It is not simply a specific city or town. The area is generally considered to begin near the end of the northern forests and continue northwards up to frozen wastes. The skerry of Einar, by the Torvaldsmark, is thought to mark the boundary of the Torvaldsland and the southlands. The Torvaldsmark is a tall rune-stone, like a needle pointing to the sky. 

 Torvaldslander's and Vikings have the same religion, the same God's, the same taste in foods and drinks and even a resemblance in their weapon choices.

To celebrate this culture, The Fantasy Collective is preparing a super round of Viking's themed merchandise. Super exciting, we all love this! The first previews are out and about and of course i had to show you some of my personal favorites. This event will open tomorrow.

Hair from Little Bones (Group Gift)

"Siv - Black" from Distorted Dreams (Coming Soon - The Fantasy Collective Event. Includes Mesh Skirt in 5 Sizes, Mesh Corset in 5 Sizes, Mesh Cape and 3 Alpha Layers. Available in Black and Silver)

"Chain Mail Collar - Gold Patterned" from The Forge (Coming Soon - The Fantasy Collective Event. Includes Mesh Collar. Available in Black Patterned, Gold Patterned, Gold Plain, Silver Patterned, Silver Plain, Steel Patterned and Steel Plain)

"Triskele Circlet - Aged Gold" from Keystone (Coming Soon - The Fantasy Collective Event. Includes Mesh Circlet. Available in Silver and Aged Gold)

"Ragnar - Star" Shield from HopScotch (Coming Soon - The Fantasy Collective Event. Includes Mesh Shield in Regular Version and With Animation Version. Available in Bear, Carved Celtic, Clean, Knot, Scratched, Star, Sun and Triskele)

"Viking Helmet - Grey" from Chimeric Fashions (Coming Soon - The Fantasy Collective Event. Includes Mesh Helmet)

"I handed the horn to Thyri, who, in her collar, naked, between two of the benches, knelt at my feet. 'Yes, Jarl,' said she, and ran to fill it, from the great vat. How marvelously beautiful is a naked, collared woman. 'Your hall,' said I to the Forkbeard, 'is scarcely what I had expected.' 'Here, Jarl,' said Thyri, again handing me the horn. It was filled with the mead of Torvaldsland, brewed from fermented honey, thick and sweet" 
Marauders of Gor, Pg 89
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