From 2015-2017 we covered a grand total of 10 sagas. You listened. You laughed. You cried. And when each saga was finished, you heard John and Andy pass judgment on the characters and their actions. Now it’s your turn to be heard.
As always, the Quarter Court reviews the winners from the past 10 judgment episodes. The polls will be open until September 30th. At that time, John and I will close them down and review the results in the judgment section of the Second Quarter Court.
Remember, voting closes on September 30th. Get in while you can.
Intro Music – “Prelude and Action” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Outro Music – “Stormfront” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Selections from music by Kevin MacLeod licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
It’s time to put The Saga of Droplaug’s Sons on trial. We’ve got spears flying through dung beetles and testicles left and right in this episode. If that’s not enough for you, there’s a man running across the heath in nothing but a bed sheet. And don’t even get me started about Helgi D.’s heroics on the battlefield or his brother Grim’s hole digging prowess. But will either brother make it out of our outlawry section and into the ranks of Andy and John’s thingmen? And if you had to guess, is John more of a Grim or a Helgi kind of guy? There’s only one way to find out!
It’s time for the thrilling conclusion to The Saga of Droplaug’s Sons. This episode begins with an ambush as Helgi Asbjarnarson finally catches up with Helgi Droplaugarson. You won’t want to miss this epic battle. It provides some of the more detailed descriptions of battle we’ve encountered on this podcast. If you follow us on Twitter, then you already know something of who gets hit where. Poor, poor, Thord Cormorant. If you listen carefully, you can still hear the shrieking.
And if that’s not enough, we’ve also got Helgi D. doing his best impression of Lurtz, a secret resurrection, and murder most foul. And just because we love you, we’ll throw in some hnefatafl, a timely fart, meditations on the character of Vikings in the sagas, and John reading from the Middle English Geste of Robyn Hode. Follow the link and scroll down to the bottom (lines 1787-1820) so you can follow along. Heck, we’ve even got an appearance by Don Knotts as Mr. Furley from Three’s Company.
In this episode, we continue our series of stories from the Northeast of Iceland. This time around, Helgi Droplaugarson goes head to head with the powerful chieftain Helgi Asbjarnarson. While Helgi D. makes life difficult for his rival by undercutting him at every chance he gets, Helgi A. takes it all with patience. Does Helgi A. have a good reason for holding back? Or is he just biding his time as he waits for the right moment to attack? There’s only one way to find out. Listen, as Saga Thing presents The Saga of Droplaug’s Sons!
The first part of this episode, much like the saga itself, is a bit heavy on social dynamics and genealogical connections. To help you navigate these relationships, Andy has prepared this handy genealogy using Family Echo. Be sure to click on different names in the genealogy to see where it takes you. The connections are fascinating if you pay attention.