Tuesday, 21 June 2016

11th February 1903

My piece on "No One" is up at Geek Syndicate now, as if anyone still wants to talk about that episode after yesterday. Still, I've allowed my politics to bleed into this one just a wee bit more than usual, so there's that.


darkman said...

Fun Facts about trial by combat: The Scandinavian version of it, holmgang, was banned in 1014 because berserkers used it as a form of legalized robbery (the winner could claim the loser's propery).
Women could also fight in trials by combat but her male opponent had to be in a hole. If she dragged him out she would win but if the man dragged her into the hole she would've lost.

SpaceSquid said...

Now furious none of this has been worked into the books.