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A Very Hallowe’en Adventurer’s Guide to Beasties

October 29, 2011

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Yes, Billingsworth, another brandy, and top up my cigar would you, there’s a good fellow. Oh hello, I didn’t see you come in to the lush parlour that I have, festooned in the most abundant finery my career as an adventurer has afforded me. Just give Billingsworth that peasanty rag you call a jacket and [...]

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An Adventurer’s Guide to Beasties 7 – Bakunawa

October 21, 2011

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No, no, look. I do the first line, then you do the first line when I’m doing the second line. It’s called a ’round’, look it up. Good evening, salty dogs, An Adventurer’s Guide to Beasties now has more sequels than Rocky and oddly enough ‘rocky’ is how this week’s edition has been going so far. We’ve been [...]

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An Adventurer’s Guide to Beasties 6 – Exu

October 15, 2011

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Good, you got my telegram. After last week’s debacle I thought it best to put a bit of space between ourselves and the Slavs, and here we are, chilling at a crossroads somewhere in the northern provinces of Brazil. I’m sure you’d love it if I could be more specific but where’s the adventure? I [...]

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An Adventurer’s Guide to Beasties 5 – Baba Yaga

October 7, 2011

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Oh hey! There you are. Get under this rock. I’ll explain in a minute. You’ve made it round the corner through Finland to somewhere fairly nonspecifically between Prague and St Petersburg that shares a fairly similar set of mythical tropes. Unlike most mythical tropes, however, this one is flying around overhead in a mortar lobbing [...]

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An Adventurer’s Guide to Beasties 4 – Draugr

September 30, 2011

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Welcome, adventurers! Come on in and warm yourself by this fire I’ve kindled using old blog posts. This week’s Guide to Beasties we’re in the northernmost snowscapes of Scandanavia hunting draugr, or, if there’s more than one of him, draugar. These guys are restless reincarnations of the dead, most commonly warriors but often fishermen, who [...]

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An Adventurer’s Guide to Beasties 3 – Jackalopes

September 23, 2011

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If you’re reading this episode of an Adventurer’s Guide to Beasties, you are still alive. This means you have been heeding my advice, and may yet become an ace cryptozoologist like myself. I’m very proud. But til now things have been easy. Any fool can spot a man-sized frog or a blood-drenched crow. Today’s lesson [...]

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