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berserkers- need info

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  1. cyclotronic

    cyclotronic IncGamers Member

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    berserkers- need info

    I have this rather large paper due in like 3 weeks that is on a subject of my choice. I chose Berserkers, the crazy viking warriors that would frenzy themselfs before battle and then completly destroy the opposing force.

    But, I can not seem to fing any good sites with detailed information. The books I find are about vikings with one chapter on berserkers. So I come to you. Internet searchers extraordinaire. Can you help me find information on these warriors. Or sugjest a book yiu have read/seen abot them.

    I need to know about their social orders, combat training and relationships with other tribes.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Anakha1

    Anakha1 Banned

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    OTFers! TO WAR!!! By which I mean searches...

    Vikings = teh win +9999999. I love vikings. I'll look around for ya if only out of personal interest and I'm bored out of my mind.

    Edit: Here's an informative site.
     
  3. Ash Housewares

    Ash Housewares IncGamers Member

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    oh good I'm off the hook... aww crap.... OTF HISTORIAN... AWAY!!!

    start with Wikipedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berserker_(viking)
     
  4. Akira

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    when i first thought the title i thought "great someone has made another d2 thread in here. :grrr:"

    man i was way off.
     
  5. AeroJonesy

    AeroJonesy IncGamers Member

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    Cyclo, just one question for you:

    What in God's name do you think you are doing asking for homework help a full three weeks before this sucker is due? Don't you know you are supposed to wait until the last minute?
     
  6. Anakha1

    Anakha1 Banned

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    I thought the same thing but then I saw that the thread was made by cyclo and realized that he's not that silly. I had my trout all ready and everything. :hanky:

    Vikings are teh awesom.
     
  7. cyclotronic

    cyclotronic IncGamers Member

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    Well normally thats what I'd do but the little information i have is starting to scare me. And plus the paper is worth 25% of my grade. So instead of waiting until the sunday before its due I want to get this bad boy done. Maybe set a new precedent for my work ethics.
     
  8. DurfBarian

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    If you chew some shrooms and work yourself into a frothing rage, then slice your teacher's head off with a large axe, you won't have to worry about the grade at all. Also you will have lived the subject matter, which is way better than just reading about it.
     
  9. Ash Housewares

    Ash Housewares IncGamers Member

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    don't forget to dress up for your "presentation" ;)
     
  10. cyclotronic

    cyclotronic IncGamers Member

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    Nice line ash keep em coming.

    Edit: im going to sleep, I hope to be awoken with a wave of informations.
    Please, no one hijack this thread. I can not stay up to keep in on the right track so I hope it can stay about berserkers. Thanks.
     
  11. Maverikk

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    Though it would probably be obvious after saying so, berserkers generally didn't wear much. Sometimes they'd kill things in their undies. Also, cutting themselves were part of their little "ritual" to get psyched out. It would play a role of livening them up and preparing for any wounds that they might be inflicted with.

    Despite what might be thought, they were more sucessful than what would be implied by most. Attackers with swords were most vexed by axe-wielders, since making an attack against an axe-wielder who had momentum (which beserkers were keen with) was suicide, so they would have to block. Either the shield/weapon would be torn away or the axe would eventually find a weak point and bam. Little attacking was often done in return.
     
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    Damnit man, both Ash and I have given you links! What are we? Dirty laundry! Get with the note making!
     
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    Oh!
    *stops trying to cram Ash and Anakha into a washer*

    Vikings! Yeah they were the nordic version of barbarians with the wit to match.
    cough Iceland cough :D

    Berserkers
    Berserkers(pdf)
    Their swords
    Probably fictional pictures
    More equipment

    Use extreme critisism when using the information as I only glanced at the contents.
     
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    i place the blame for his failure squarely upon your shoulders, mon ami :cheesy:
     
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    *smacks Durf with a Small Trout*
    That didn't do much.
    *smacks 10 times for good measure*
    For the next offence, I'll need to upgrade my Trout. :D
     
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    I'd say about 90% of a Beserker's role involves simply scaring the holy living jebus out of his opponents.

    I mean, what are you going to do when a swarm of bloody, deranged, half-naked vikings with battle-axes comes rolling over the horizon?

    You're going to wet yourself like a little girl and die, that's what you'll do.
     
  18. Anakha1

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    Hey now, that's not true. I'd probably consider defecating myself as well.
     
  19. DurfBarian

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    Bring me my brown pants!
     
  20. masterazn

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    I heard vikings smoked pot or something before going to war.

    Oh oh oh! Quote me, call me "Historian Masterazn, Ph.D", you'll get an A.
     

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