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    Bolverk woke the Ravens and gave them the same...

    Bolverk woke the Ravens and gave them the same explanation Hadr had given him. He then instructed some of his best fighters to train Hadr’s men, while he examined the incoming Dredge. A couple of...
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    “Six men did all of that?” Oli slurred as the...

    “Six men did all of that?” Oli slurred as the Ravens watched the fissure collapse in on itself, most of the Dredge killed by the explosion.
    “Six Ravens.” Sparr muttered respectfully.
    “Let’s...
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    As Gaular disappeared behind them the weather...

    As Gaular disappeared behind them the weather began to get worse, the snow starting to billow in from the north, and the march was beginning to wear the people down. Normally, Bolverk would call a...
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    Hello! Our final Bolverk chapter is here! Now,...

    Hello! Our final Bolverk chapter is here! Now, there is a problem I've thought of regarding Chapters 7 and 8. When I wrote the ending of TBS1, I had the benefit of having played TBS2 and being able...
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    Happy New Year everyone! I thought I'd start it...

    Happy New Year everyone! I thought I'd start it off by posting an interlude. However, rather than a Skald's Tale, this one is a prologue of sorts for Chapter 6 which takes place at roughly the same...
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    Three days it took for the caravan to reach...

    Three days it took for the caravan to reach Fiskivik. A quaint coastal village, its people murmured of the Serpent, having seen the storms raging to their north. According to them, one of their...
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    “Eyvind. Run!” Those words were all she...

    “Eyvind. Run!”
    Those words were all she remembered. She felt as though she was just waking from deep sleep, frozen, able to think but not to move or see or sense anything. She wasn’t even aware of...
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    Having lost their banner in the fire, the people...

    Having lost their banner in the fire, the people of Ettingbekr became indistinguishable from the rest of the caravan as they joined the march to the capital. Among them was a middle aged Mender, who...
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    Alette led Otta back to the caravan, to the...

    Alette led Otta back to the caravan, to the surprise of the clansmen. She took him over to the Skogr part of the caravan and introduced him to the people there. A short while later Governor Rugga...
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    Colossal trees of pinks, purples and stranger...

    Colossal trees of pinks, purples and stranger hues towered over the caravan as it approached the border of the Old Wood. The grass on the approach to the treeline faded from green to an unnatural...
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    “Horseborn!” the cry was repeated. The...

    “Horseborn!” the cry was repeated. The non-fighters rushed to the northern side, taking cover behind carts. Alette grabbed a few more fighters from the northern side and ran over to the south,...
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    Hello everyone! I've finally been able to power...

    Hello everyone! I've finally been able to power through the dreaded Writer's Block and get this chapter done. Hopefully the next chapter, being one of my favourites, will not take as much time....
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    Hello! I'm afraid I've been too busy to make much...

    Hello! I'm afraid I've been too busy to make much progress on Chapter 5, but here is the third of my Skald's Tales, called 'The Hunting God's Lesson'...

    Hridvaldyr the Hunting God was bored one...
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    The Stonesinger turned out to be of use, as...

    The Stonesinger turned out to be of use, as within an hour the tunnels had become a veritable maze, side passages and crossroads winding around and through each other. The caravan kept their distance...
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    Fight. That thought brought Bolverk back to his...

    Fight. That thought brought Bolverk back to his senses. He picked up his axes and stood. The Ravens rallied at the sight of their leader well again, cheering. Then, from the edge of the cliff emerged...
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    As they approached the ‘safe place’, Bolverk...

    As they approached the ‘safe place’, Bolverk noticed a light coming from the tunnel ahead, which grew larger and the stone smoother and more regular. The light was cold and tinted blue, and reminded...
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    An unknowable length of time passed as the...

    An unknowable length of time passed as the caravan descended still further. The people of Bindal formed the vanguard, along with the Menders. At the rear were the refugees from Ormsdalr. In the...
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    Standing atop the walls in the blizzard was...

    Standing atop the walls in the blizzard was clearly uncomfortable for many of the fighters standing watch. Some had been lucky enough to obtain furs with which to wrap themselves. Bolverk had no such...
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    Chapter Four is here! With the wildly different...

    Chapter Four is here! With the wildly different scenery, certain revelations and the first glimpse of the mysterious Darkness, this was one of my favourite parts of the game to play, and I hope to...
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    A little bit of Orwellian revision later......

    A little bit of Orwellian revision later...
    Haeming has always been called the Hardeye.
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    The 'replacement father' situation with Haeming...

    The 'replacement father' situation with Haeming was inspired by Bernard Cornwell's Saxon Stories, in which the main character (a saxon) is enslaved by a dane as a young boy, yet grows to respect him...
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    The skald raises his lyre once again! Chapter...

    The skald raises his lyre once again! Chapter Four is about halfway done, so as people seemed to enjoy The Trial Of Joravak, here is the second of the 'Skald's Tales', The Brothers Eskil and Eid...
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    Just Noticed Something

    I was listening to a piece of the Vikings TV series soundtrack by Wardruna, and decided to look up the lyrics and translations. One line in particular struck out at me. "Brothers shall fight and fell...
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    I didn't get to back the first game, having only...

    I didn't get to back the first game, having only discovered The Banner Saga just over a year ago, but as soon as I saw that TBS 3 was on kickstarter I backed it. I am definitely looking forward to...
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    The Kragsmen bodies were buried in a line, with...

    The Kragsmen bodies were buried in a line, with branches placed upright by the heads of each, which would serve until the other Kragsmen were able to fashion gravestones. The casualties from Ludin’s...
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