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*End Is Forever*
13-06-2009, 10:23:01
Off to York today and tomorrow :beer:

techietone
13-06-2009, 16:29:27
who is forever ?

Oerdin
13-06-2009, 18:30:13
"A diamond is forever."

techietone
13-06-2009, 18:33:16
why would you leave something worth a lot of money like that

I am confused

Immortal Wombat
13-06-2009, 20:20:33
maybe he just didn't want to take it to York

Funko
15-06-2009, 09:01:12
In case he gets plundered by Vikings. :brwncard:

techietone
15-06-2009, 09:19:07
surely your he should be more worried about the roman tax collectors ? its a bit inland for the vikings

Funko
15-06-2009, 09:23:17
York's full of viking stuff, it was an important viking port. Important river junction or something.

http://www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk/

Funko
15-06-2009, 09:23:46
There were Vikings in Reading for the same reason.

techietone
15-06-2009, 09:26:16
well you learn something new everyday

err yeah i remember someone telling me maybe you about reading, hmmm maybe i need to read up on the vikings more, not an area i have taken interest in before or maybe i pop around and ask your dad :)

Funko
15-06-2009, 09:30:21
He's better on Romans...

Bernard Cornwell has a fairly good series of Viking books.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Kingdom-Alfred-Great/dp/000721801X/ref=pd_sim_b_2

techietone
15-06-2009, 09:32:42
He's better on Romans...

Bernard Cornwell has a fairly good series of Viking books.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Kingdom-Alfred-Great/dp/000721801X/ref=pd_sim_b_2

i will have to borrow them off you

btw i was in the kitchen last week talking to charlie and there was a viking walking up the road

long green cloak shield and axe !!!

Funko
15-06-2009, 09:39:44
There's a fairly large group of uni students (I think they are students anyway) who do live role playing. It's very odd when you turn a corner and see a big group of them fully kitted out. Quite often see them at the top of Addington road.

Funko
15-06-2009, 09:40:19
It's either that or the time portal has opened again.

techietone
15-06-2009, 09:41:56
lol i reckon your right about the student unless he just been shopping as he was also wearing jeans and a tshirt what i thought was really quite half hearted myself

Resource Consumer
15-06-2009, 12:48:17
York's full of viking stuff, it was an important viking port. Important river junction or something.

http://www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk/

I think it was the railways :)

techietone
15-06-2009, 20:01:47
I think it was the railways :)

well sure made getting inland easier for them

Oerdin
15-06-2009, 20:48:45
surely your he should be more worried about the roman tax collectors ? its a bit inland for the vikings

I was actually watching a video on this just yesterday. Jorvik (the old Viking name for York, remember "J"s have a "Y" sound) was one of the first locations in Britain colonized by Vikings. It was some sort of commercial and trading center which merchants from across northern Europe would visit so they Vikings just sailed up the river, announced they were now in charge, and killed everyone who disagreed & enslaved the rest.

A bunch of the street names are still of Viking origin.

Oerdin
15-06-2009, 20:50:22
BTW damn you Funko... Damn you to hell. I literally watched a documentary on this just yesterday and you have to steal my moment of glory. :mad:

Immortal Wombat
15-06-2009, 20:51:09
:lol: You're funny

Funko
16-06-2009, 09:04:27
:lol: @ Oerdin.

My initial joke implied the viking link. :rolleye: