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Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:35 pm

CharlesT wrote:Thanks, have not been there, so a bit of desk research was in order.

ES dwelt at W and may have supped at what is now SF.


ES is now remembered by a different sort of vessel.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:09 pm

CharlesT wrote:
CharlesT wrote:Thanks, have not been there, so a bit of desk research was in order.

ES dwelt at W and may have supped at what is now SF.


ES is now remembered by a different sort of vessel.


There were two historical ES's. The one I have in mind met an unusual end, ultimately brought down by his vanquished adversary.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:54 am

ES's adversary was known as MT, on account of a malformed feature, which, post mortem, did for ES.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Sgurr » Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:35 am

My Internet is down. This from a cafe where am meeting friends. No joy for another day.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:12 pm

Sgurr wrote:My Internet is down. This from a cafe where am meeting friends. No joy for another day.

Feels like one has landed in Outer Mongolia doesn't it. Have become wholly dependent upon it in such a short time, got really and irrationally cross when my Googlepay app on my phone stopped working recently, only to realise it was my fault, having replaced the battery (wherein lies the NFC aerial I discovered eventually) which the aftermarket battery didn't contain - a lesson there.

Hope you are back on soon, you need it to answer this one.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby rohan » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:02 pm

Apologies for starting this thread up again. I really enjoy it (and the other quizzes) but they are taking up far too much of my time so I am unsubscribing from all the threads I have subscribed to. One of the tasks I need to get on with is making a breakout game for my grandson, It is really enjoyable setting the scenario and working on cryptic puzzles that he and his buddies have to solve. He is very keen on drama (unlike his big sister he is very much into indoor activities) so I am developing one scenario around Assipattle and the Stoor Worm (complete with props) . It has all the elements needed for a breakout game so works really well. Thank-you Charles for introducing me to the legend.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:03 pm

Sorry to see you go, having returned myself from a self-imposed absence for similar reasons of time absorption.

The tale is somewhat similar to that of Herakles and Hesione, though that is within the wider contextual framework of Greek mythology, which I never tire of. Got some strange looks when re-reading The Illiad during a Munro bagging trip.

Are you going to include the sacrificial offerings of virgins in your game, or is that a bit too racy. :lol:
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:11 pm

Seems more help is needed.

We are again on an island of which ES is held to be the first so called. Rather neatly personally named SE. Later carrying the epithet TM.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:50 am

CharlesT wrote:Seems more help is needed.

We are again on an island of which ES is held to be the first so called. Rather neatly personally named SE. Later carrying the epithet TM.


This meant to say the first E of and he was E of O and his dwelling stood on R. Dwelling here is a somewhat loose description as it fulfilled other purposes besides.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Sgurr » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:49 pm

Are we into the Orkneying Sagas? Wifi back
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:43 pm

Sgurr wrote:Are we into the Orkneying Sagas? Wifi back

Yes, I'm having to work quite hard to get this one solved, so pleased you're back.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Sgurr » Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:07 pm

Is SE Sigurd Eysteinsson ?
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:47 pm

Sgurr wrote:Is SE Sigurd Eysteinsson ?

I have him as Sigurd Eistenson, became Earl Sigurd, first Earl of Orkney. Known as Sigurd the Mighty, whose mead hall has been discovered at Westness on Rousay. You can find the rest by hunting around. Your go.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Sgurr » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:44 pm

Hope this might encourage other people back to replace rohan


P. was discovered by someone to whom it later gave its name
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:41 pm

Sgurr wrote:Hope this might encourage other people back to replace rohan


P. was discovered by someone to whom it later gave its name

Can we rule out Paisley?
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