RE: Talking Torcs (and swords and runes)

From: Jane Williams <janewilliams20_at_...>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 12:50:23 +0100 (BST)

> > If you openly wear a major rune, especially a
> minority or disturbing rune -
> > WOOOOO! Its like a slap in the face to everyone
> who sees its, a real
> > fear/respect/warning factor. You better have the
> power to back it up.

> Would a warrior not openly wear his runes into
> battle though?

Probably, yes. *Because* of the above. If you're a pro warrior, not just fyrd, anyway.

> I imagine that it would be part of
> the "arming -up" process to daub woad runes onto his
> skin, in addition to donning armour and whetting
> blades etc.

Sure, *if* you're a ritually armed warrior. If you just ran from the field grabbing your spear and hard hat on the way, then maybe not.

Jane Williams                                   

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