• Girl, 8, pulls a 1,500-year-old sword from a lake
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The chosen one
How long until she's crowned King of England?
didn’t this exact story happen a year or two ago?
The one that happened in the south of England was a film prop, this one in Sweden is a real thing.
Kinoko Nasu was right!
Long live the queen.
That's not a sensible basis for a form of government!
Saga's saga has begun...
Wait, does this mean there's a man of the lake too?
Nah, a story similar to this happened around 1400 or 1500 years ago. Some guy Arthur I think?
Anyone else find it funny that decades later, we're still quoting - word-for-word - a group that's loved because they defied convention and expectations?
We have a Queen!
Better than another bloody loss reference, at least.
https://files.facepunch.com/forum/upload/157/862a5dc4-9b70-4060-9860-7d7108588da9/swordl oss.png
Reminds me of the Norwegian hunter that found a viking sword just laying on one of the mountain rocks, just left there. https://files.facepunch.com/forum/upload/89/32dde288-3165-47b8-a245-d52916e0b992/IMG_4545_rev-2-1-768x1024.jpg https://secretsoftheice.com/news/2017/09/05/viking-sword/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbgvgk50e94 It begins.
thanks i hated making it just as much as you hated viewing it
That's astonishingly well preserved for being out in the open. You sure it was real?
Yes it's legit. It may seem strange for the sword to have survived on the surface for more than one thousand years. However, to all appearances this is what happened here. Isolated finds of well-preserved iron arrowheads are also known from the high mountains, and some of these artefacts are even older than the sword. The preservation is probably due to a combination of the quality of the iron, the high altitude and the mostly cold conditions. For most of the year, the find spot would have been frozen over and covered in snow. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwTwY6YHfv8
We were NPCs all along, and she was the main character.
that's so sick. Imagine just fucking around one day then finding and holding a piece of history in your hands. wonder if it ever got used?
Are we far enough to be considered DLC unlock?
They didn’t make these things for show man.
I'm sure there's an ancient prophecy that was fulfilled.
I wonder if those poor parents are aware their child is The Protagonist.
They really mostly did make 'em for show, man. Status symbol, especially in iron-age Scandinavia. If you just wanted to fight, you'd use a spear or axe. Less iron required, less quality needed to make it good. A sword is like an iron-age bugatti. It has it's uses, sure, but it's kind of not terribly good at it compared to a hybrid station-wagon, and it sure tells any on-lookers that you're rich.
No, I'm sorry, what you're saying here is about 80% myth. Swords were very much combat weapons. Spears and axes were cheaper and certainly used more commonly, but swords were by no means 'mostly for show'.
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