Thursday, 1 August 2019

Through the Islets of Langerhuns.....

Sven Eriksen continues his search for clues to the location of the Whorled cup and associated fabulous treasure..   Having collected six of the seven clues, he was unable to find the location of the seventh - however after months of research reading old manuscripts his scholars found an obscure reference in the works of Geraldus Nombrensis that the reliquary of St Agapanthus held in the Abbey at  Langerhuns contains the clue.

Desparate to find the 7th clue, Sven decided to voyage to Langerhuns and obtain the reliquary. On arrival he found the way though by water to the Abbey to shallow and narrow for his longship to get by all the narrow channels between the small islets, luckily he had two smaller vessels with him that were able to get through. 


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The locals near the Abbey have been told of vikings in the area, a small boat sets out to see if they can find out where they are and if possible pick off a few of them with their bows.....
a monk living on one of the islets prays for deliverance from the viking marauders ...
Eriksen boards the bigger of the two smaller longships and start off to find their way through to the abbey
 As they get about halfway towards the abbey,  a small boat approaches and  a couple of bowmen open fire ...
the other boat gets fired on by an archer from the shore and loses a man...
The archers on the small boat hit one of the men in Eriksens longboat ...
the longboat rams into the little boat knocking them aside and two of the men in it over the side into the water ...
The two longboats reach the shoreline near the abbey, the warriors on the two longboats disembark to find themselves confronted by locals and some armed monks....
Eriksen leads his men forward and charges the group in his way, breaking through them with ease ...
Eriksen then directs his men to attack the monks defending the hurdle fence, as they charge in the warriors from the other longboat are not faring well and have been held back by the locals 
Eriksen's attack on the hurdle fence fails and he falls back to regroup, his other party of warriors is being forced back towards the shore ...
Eriksen makes another attack on the hurdle fence, to try and dislodge the monks ...
A couple of his men get across the fence, while a couple of archers pick off one or two of the monks...
The monks can't hold any longer and run away ..... Erisksen moves towards the abbey...
The locals have forced the other group of warriors back to their longship ...
As his men mop up and get ready do a bit of pillaging,  Eriksen inspects the reliquary of St Agapanthus ....

3 comments:

  1. Exciting episode and the scenery is very effective, l do like the islands in particular.

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