Re: Shocking story of a RW trader prince : Marco Polo

From: Daniel <von_das_at_ZiwGCr9oyHqE_F94D-JpAIf1FvlBxyaji04vYWlWNet2zx_kubGReJE3Di-10eQmbL5o>
Date: Sat, 19 May 2012 08:56:37 -0000

This seems pretty moderate by mythbusting standards. I'm not a specialist on Marco Polo (though I know people who are; must ask them...), but I definitely recall that there was a reasonably popular (in academic circles) notion that he never went to China at all and just made everything up.

Anyway, the Gloranthan equivalent would probably be a Handra man writing about his amazing journey to far-off Kralorela. And leaving a whole lot of horribly misleading information together with a few nuggets of truth to mislead the poor PCs planning to travel in his trail...

Ah, well. At least St. Caselain was the real deal.

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