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by Karak Norn Clansman
Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:45 am
Forum: Realms beyond the Gates / other games
Topic: 40k: Descendant Degeneration
Replies: 74
Views: 26221

Re: 40k: Descendant Degeneration

https://i.imgur.com/8zEPgtH.png Lay of the Ivari Bailif "Ack! Let me record the horror that's occured, all due to a foreign master's accent, 't was during Dorntide and the ash dunes lay still, when a bailif from Hive Ivar rode into our ville. And the knees trembled like rattles on us all, for ...
by Karak Norn Clansman
Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:33 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Lay of the Danish Bailif, by Ola Aurell
Replies: 2
Views: 17

Lay of the Danish Bailif, by Ola Aurell

Here is a translation of a Swedish song from 2016, on the topic of the national speech defect known as the Danish language. ;) 40k version can be found here . https://i.imgur.com/AIWgshp.jpg Woodcut by Olaus Magnus. Lay of the Danish Bailif By Ola Aurell Ack! Let me record the horror that happened, ...
by Karak Norn Clansman
Tue Jan 04, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Realms beyond the Gates / other games
Topic: 40k: Descendant Degeneration
Replies: 74
Views: 26221

Re: 40k: Descendant Degeneration

https://i.imgur.com/QKmz7Fy.png Pure Human Form In the grim darkness of the far future, man slays man for his foul body. Sing, o woman, of her fair visage! Sing, o man, of his handsome features! Sing us a song of the beauty inherent in the human species. Sing of the youthful splendour without blemi...
by Karak Norn Clansman
Sun Jan 02, 2022 1:07 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: The Varangian Guard
Replies: 7
Views: 4988

Re: The Varangian Guard

SpellArcher wrote:
Fri Dec 31, 2021 6:52 pm
This rings a bell, documented by Anna Comnena I believe? Must've hurt, so soon after Manzikert.
Spot on!
by Karak Norn Clansman
Sun Jan 02, 2022 10:08 am
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: Chaos Dwarfs Online Contests
Replies: 25
Views: 36535

Re: Chaos Dwarfs Online Contests

Golden Hat XXXVIII is up now! With a complete flurry of prizes: https://i.imgur.com/qYxHX4A.jpg https://i.imgur.com/QzwEuEC.jpg https://i.imgur.com/an810XN.png https://i.imgur.com/mHLHOiT.png https://i.imgur.com/H6WNuvx.png https://i.imgur.com/Cbd3W7q.jpg https://i.imgur.com/mXXqn2Y.jpg
by Karak Norn Clansman
Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Element Games Prize Voucher Event on the Warp Storm Forum
Replies: 0
Views: 59

Element Games Prize Voucher Event on the Warp Storm Forum

As you can see here over on the new forum the Warp Storm , this site is hosting an event where you have a chance to win vouchers from Element Games. Here are the most relevant parts of the announcement, but you can find it in full through the link Entry requirements are nice and easy: simply reply t...
by Karak Norn Clansman
Thu Dec 30, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: The Varangian Guard
Replies: 7
Views: 4988

Re: The Varangian Guard

@SpellArcher: Oh yes, the original Varangians were Swedish Vikings, from the eastern coast of Uppland (the landscape north of Stockholm). The coastal regions there are still called Roslagen, meaning "rowing teams", from which Rus and thus Russia is derived. The Rus were Swedish Vikings inv...
by Karak Norn Clansman
Mon Dec 27, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Painting and modelling
Topic: Lotr: Visions of Middle-Earth
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: Lotr: Visions of Middle-Earth

@SpellArcher: My thanks, longshanked knife-ears! ;) Khrake and Taghimbur of Zirak Zagul Dead leaves rustled and gravel crunched underfoot as the Dwarf archer Taghimbur, son of Taghimbrak, jogged up the barren mountain slope. The large roundshield strapped to the bowman's back bumped against his leat...
by Karak Norn Clansman
Tue Dec 21, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Woodworking Fun
Replies: 9
Views: 2834

Re: Woodworking Fun

@Aerendar Valandil: Thanks! @Prince of Spires: Thank you! My stepsister won with a fat margin. Two enormous pumpkins! That smothered my and made it die, haha. Your plants that survived fared better than mine, mate! :D Christmas Presents and Other Gifts 2021 A.D. These are some simple, and most impor...
by Karak Norn Clansman
Tue Dec 21, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Painting and modelling
Topic: Lotr: Visions of Middle-Earth
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Lotr: Visions of Middle-Earth

https://i.imgur.com/477vBNy.png "Seven rings for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone." Zirak Zagul Colonists Greetings, wanderer! Welcome, by blasts of horn and meaty fat sizzling in the fire, to the newly carved halls of Zirak Zagul, a budding hold of Khazâd settlers of Ironfist extr...
by Karak Norn Clansman
Fri Dec 10, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Realms beyond the Gates / other games
Topic: 40k: Descendant Degeneration
Replies: 74
Views: 26221

Re: 40k: Descendant Degeneration

https://i.imgur.com/MWvPYAo.png Shock Worker In the grim darkness of the far future, man is devoured by toil. Human life during the long Dark Age of Technology was not as marred by inactive indolence as one may be led to believe from man's dependence on the machines of Abominable Intelligence. Afte...
by Karak Norn Clansman
Tue Dec 07, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Realms beyond the Gates / other games
Topic: 40k: Descendant Degeneration
Replies: 74
Views: 26221

Re: 40k: Descendant Degeneration

A Vox In the Void Paul Graham at A Vox in the Void has kindly started audio-recording some choice Sinspeech Whisper Jokes , and he does it with his usual flair. The first joke if up now, check it out ! 1 minute long. - - - https://i.imgur.com/25HXx4H.png Purification Camp In the grim darkness of th...
by Karak Norn Clansman
Sat Dec 04, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Realms beyond the Gates / other games
Topic: 40k: Descendant Degeneration
Replies: 74
Views: 26221

Re: 40k: Descendant Degeneration

@SpellArcher: In space! https://i.imgur.com/di2iiXJ.png Lifeless "Trust not in iron, Its skin gnawed by air, Impurities and rust, To bend and break, Its spine so strong, Yet fate but dust." - - - https://i.imgur.com/kMuqV16.png Howl "The baying of the mob, Akin to blind devourer, Well...
by Karak Norn Clansman
Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: WHFB: Thirsting Altar
Replies: 1
Views: 111

WHFB: Thirsting Altar

Why are you here? Mortal, birthed in pain and blood. Plaything of capricious gods. Mortal, raised on hardship and toil. Worshipper and sacrificer. Mortal, doomed to strife and wasting death. Bloodstained priest and screaming victim. Know that all the world is an altar of death, ever yearning for th...
by Karak Norn Clansman
Tue Nov 16, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Realms beyond the Gates / other games
Topic: 40k: Descendant Degeneration
Replies: 74
Views: 26221

Re: 40k: Descendant Degeneration

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Fading

All stars and souls are fading,
the light itself a-waning,
their lifeblood spilt, degrading,
e'en heroes seen a-draining.
by Karak Norn Clansman
Tue Nov 16, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Burnout Recovery: 9 Week Physical Exercise Program
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: Burnout Recovery: 9 Week Physical Exercise Program

Slot in an extra rest day to fill out the week, and it could be used earlier as well. Haha, yes, overworking should be avoided in the future so as not to burn out again (no more weeks of 10-14 hour workdays, even when it's fun), but the cure to the present brain exhaustion is apparently the exerice ...
by Karak Norn Clansman
Fri Nov 05, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Burnout Recovery: 9 Week Physical Exercise Program
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Burnout Recovery: 9 Week Physical Exercise Program

The following is a possible cure, described to me by a doctor who had education in physical exercise (which most doctors don't have, and thus cannot find anything wrong with burntout patients when taking their tests). Posting it in case anyone knows someone who could benefit from trying it out. You ...
by Karak Norn Clansman
Mon Nov 01, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Realms beyond the Gates / other games
Topic: 40k: Descendant Degeneration
Replies: 74
Views: 26221

Re: 40k: Descendant Degeneration

Mematicus Secundus The following joke image from Reddit was composed by RossHollander (all the writing is his, and wonderful it is) over on Grimdank: https://i.imgur.com/ZRLUUdC.png Remember that Warhammer has always been a joke, a comedy from the very start. When at its most grimdark, it is its ow...
by Karak Norn Clansman
Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: Chaos Dwarfs Online Contests
Replies: 25
Views: 36535

Re: Chaos Dwarfs Online Contests

@SpellArcher: Spot-on, sir! Gut those bastards. :D

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Artisan's Contest XXXIII is up now, and it's an art competition! Draw or paint Hobgoblins. All styles welcome. And plenty of prizes up for grabs as usual.
by Karak Norn Clansman
Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: Oldhammer Observation on Later Decades of Codex Threadmill
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Oldhammer Observation on Later Decades of Codex Threadmill

The 1980s were characterized by a wild plethora of all manner of miniature releases, many of which were niche to boot, and which has later been mined for inspiration or reintroduction by studio people. A whole slew of fantasy Regiments of Renown and 40k figures (and background) such as Administratum...
by Karak Norn Clansman
Wed Oct 06, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Realms beyond the Gates / other games
Topic: 40k: Descendant Degeneration
Replies: 74
Views: 26221

Re: 40k: Descendant Degeneration

https://i.imgur.com/1vmS5xz.png Commissariat In the grim darkness of the far future, man is herded into battle at gunpoint. Take a step back and behold our recorded past, with all its lacunae and all its lying word wizardry. Take a step back, and know that history is a race between adaptation and c...
by Karak Norn Clansman
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Realms beyond the Gates / other games
Topic: 40k: Descendant Degeneration
Replies: 74
Views: 26221

Re: 40k: Descendant Degeneration

https://i.imgur.com/DIeBl8O.png Confessions of a Disgruntled Inspector In the grim darkness of the far future, there can be no victor. Behold the sprawling realm of man, stretched thin across the starspangled void. Behold its million worlds and uncounted voidholms, where man thrives bitterly under ...
by Karak Norn Clansman
Fri Aug 13, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Realms beyond the Gates / other games
Topic: 40k: Descendant Degeneration
Replies: 74
Views: 26221

Re: 40k: Descendant Degeneration

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Unhinged

To the madness of daring, we chant a song.

As the reign of terror marches on.
by Karak Norn Clansman
Tue Aug 10, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Realms beyond the Gates / other games
Topic: 40k: Descendant Degeneration
Replies: 74
Views: 26221

Re: 40k: Descendant Degeneration

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Futility

"Soldiers and lawyers are the devil's playmates."
- Ancient Scandian proverb

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In the grim darkness of the far future, there can be no victors.
by Karak Norn Clansman
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Forum Resurrection Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1219

Re: Forum Resurrection Advice

Best of luck, whatever you choose! @Prince of Spires: What? You can?! I am a tech-ignoramus cave monkey just handling contests. I'm asking about it right away with the rest of the staff. Thanks for the tip! Any manual reformatting will probably be preferable to manually migrating everything from scr...
by Karak Norn Clansman
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Realms beyond the Gates / other games
Topic: 40k: Descendant Degeneration
Replies: 74
Views: 26221

Re: 40k: Descendant Degeneration

A Vox in the Void Paul Graham on a Vox in the Void has laboured to combine three separate pieces into one, namely Quartering , Saw and Hangman . Check out Imperial Justice if you dare, for twenty minutes of bonkers grimdark delivered by a skilled voice actor. - - - https://i.imgur.com/ttjZm3U.png I...
by Karak Norn Clansman
Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: Chaos Dwarfs Online Contests
Replies: 25
Views: 36535

Re: Chaos Dwarfs Online Contests

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Golden Hat XXXVII is on, and it's a Hobgoblin painting competition. Remember than warriors from other armies in the act of brutally killing Hobgoblins also count.

As always, miniature and Warcolours coupon prizes are up for grabs.
by Karak Norn Clansman
Sun Jul 04, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Forum Resurrection Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1219

Forum Resurrection Advice

The reason old forums are dying is because of their lack of easy direct image upload. This is a great pity, because forums with their rational layout and archive mode are vastly superior to social media with their gone-with-the-wind setup. You cannot find stuff again on social media, so forums shoul...
by Karak Norn Clansman
Mon Jun 28, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Realms beyond the Gates / other games
Topic: 40k: Descendant Degeneration
Replies: 74
Views: 26221

Re: 40k: Descendant Degeneration

https://i.imgur.com/VD8ty4Y.png Three Virtues To behold sclerosis plaguing an an entire civilization, look skyward and gaze into the grim darkness of the far future. Gaze into the dark cosmos beyond the march of aeons, and behold the destiny of our species, namely that fortified prison and inescapa...
by Karak Norn Clansman
Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Egyptian Humour
Replies: 2
Views: 942

Egyptian Humour

While reading up on jokes across the world and from all over human history for 40k work , I stumbled upon a delightful surprise: Egyptian humour. Apparently the densely populated and hypersocial Nile valley in Egypt have sported a culture of wisecracks and jokesters for almost five millennia, at the...