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Old 2009-08-10, 07:25   Link #101
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Except, of course, the fact that he seems to have ditched Thorfinn, which is something I did not think he'd do.
I think he did the best he could. Considering that what Thorfinn did is something punishable with death.
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Old 2009-10-01, 02:11   Link #102
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When I first heard about this manga, I was hoping that it would have something to do with Leifr Eiríksson's voyages across the North Atlantic - most notably to 'Vinland' (which many argue is the area in and around the archaeological site at L'Anse aux Meadows, on the island of Newfoundland).


It's kind of a surprise to hear it's about young Cnut instead, though.


However, has there been any hints at the Vinland expedition in the story so far?
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Old 2009-10-01, 09:39   Link #103
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Didn't they talk about "Vinland" during the flashback of Thorfinn's life?...

I hope they don't decide to do that though. I'd rather read a completely false story of Thorfinn growing up to own everything in his path. That would be more interesting.
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Old 2009-10-01, 10:33   Link #104
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When I first heard about this manga, I was hoping that it would have something to do with Leifr Eiríksson's voyages across the North Atlantic - most notably to 'Vinland' (which many argue is the area in and around the archaeological site at L'Anse aux Meadows, on the island of Newfoundland).


It's kind of a surprise to hear it's about young Cnut instead, though.


However, has there been any hints at the Vinland expedition in the story so far?
Isn't the old bald guy that is looking for Thorfinn on the slave markets a relative of Leiff or even Leiff himself?
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Old 2009-10-01, 11:05   Link #105
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Yup, the old man is Leif Eiriksson himslef. If you reread from chapter 2, you will see him telling tales to Thorfinn and the other icelandic childrens.

IIRC, he tells them how it is a bountyfull land, he describes the "Skraeglings" and even show's them one of their feather headdress.

In the story, he is a Greenlander, who regularly travels to Iceland, England and Denmark. In the beginning of the story he was on his way to trade greenland's wool for some wine (in order for the greenlander community to celebrate christmas properly). Later he is shown repeatedly searching for Thorfinn while going on his business trips.

If I am not mistaken, the settlement form l'Anse au Meadow was created not by old man Leif but by other greenlanders, among them his sister and Thorfinn Karlsefni. Leif settlements were most likely only temporary ones (as he was exploring a very large area, and had to pass winter there before going back home to Greenland), unlike l'Anse au Meadow which accomodated more than a hundred of people (a considerable fraction of the greenlander community).

My guess is that at some point, Thorfinn will go back to Iceland, but will pursue his way west to Greenland and Vinland. Notice that like his father he went trough being a fearsome warrior to a peaceful (albeit broken) farmer.

I am sure that the latter skills will prove capital for the establishment of a vinland settlement.
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Old 2009-10-01, 20:56   Link #106
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chp. 57

Next month's issue promises to be pretty good.

Spoiler for chapter 57:


Oh, and cool post JMvS, that is really interesting.
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Old 2009-10-01, 22:42   Link #107
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When I first heard about this manga, I was hoping that it would have something to do with Leifr Eiríksson's voyages across the North Atlantic - most notably to 'Vinland' (which many argue is the area in and around the archaeological site at L'Anse aux Meadows, on the island of Newfoundland).


It's kind of a surprise to hear it's about young Cnut instead, though.


However, has there been any hints at the Vinland expedition in the story so far?
Your hopes will probably be answered. Everything up to about chapter 55 was the prologue just to install Cnut to the Danish throne. After this, it should be mostly Thorfinn and his journey to Vinland.

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Didn't they talk about "Vinland" during the flashback of Thorfinn's life?...

I hope they don't decide to do that though. I'd rather read a completely false story of Thorfinn growing up to own everything in his path. That would be more interesting.
That's Leif Eriksson's voyage. Thorfinn Karlsefni later made another, more permanent settlement (Wikipedia's source says his group stayed for three years, as opposed to Eriksson, who stayed for only one winter). The historical Thorfinn had a child there, supposedly the first European child born in the New World.

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Old 2009-10-02, 09:28   Link #108
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Next month's issue promises to be pretty good.

Spoiler for chapter 57:


Oh, and cool post JMvS, that is really interesting.
Spoiler for new chapter:


I'm just happy for more chapters. :P
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Old 2009-10-02, 12:44   Link #109
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Spoiler for Prologue:

BTW, I really liked how the author explored all the details as he made his characterization.
At first I thought he had a random fantasy outfit, but it's only later that I realized that all in his outfit and mannerism were linked to his origins.
Spoiler for description:
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Old 2009-10-02, 12:53   Link #110
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I laugh at the thought of the young master trying to kill Thorfinn. Noob's probably gonna get killed.
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Old 2009-10-02, 12:58   Link #111
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I laugh at the thought of the young master trying to kill Thorfinn. Noob's probably gonna get killed.
Nah I think he'll get a few broken limbs. If Thorfinn defend himself with a stick that is.
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Old 2009-10-02, 13:12   Link #112
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BTW, I really liked how the author explored all the details as he made his characterization.
At first I thought he had a random fantasy outfit, but it's only later that I realized that all in his outfit and mannerism were linked to his origins.
Spoiler for description:
Whoa, I actually did not notice the Roman link. That makes a lot of sense. I thought he avoided dressing himself nicely like the rest of the court to represent his namesake as a very intelligent man, but always looking down in ashes.
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Old 2009-10-02, 19:21   Link #113
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Thanks for the feedback - I really hope this series gets picked up by someone for Western distrubution...

...and that it really will take us to Vinland!


(It would be interesting to see how the story will represent the 'Skrćlings' they would meet while there.)
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Old 2009-10-29, 00:36   Link #114
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Interesting...

So does Thorfinn plan to just give up? Maybe something will happen to make him wake up.
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Old 2009-10-29, 11:12   Link #115
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Interesting...

So does Thorfinn plan to just give up? Maybe something will happen to make him wake up.
New chapter is out today, so you can see what happens...
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Old 2009-10-29, 12:00   Link #116
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Maaaaaan...Now I just want the next chapter even more!
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Maaaaaan...Now I just want the next chapter even more!
seriously, god I love this series, art is so good. I'm dying inbetween chapters.
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Old 2009-10-30, 23:44   Link #118
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New chapter is out today, so you can see what happens...
I already read it when I made that post. I'm talking about the upcoming chapter, because it seems like he wants to give up his life.
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Old 2009-10-31, 11:17   Link #119
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I already read it when I made that post. I'm talking about the upcoming chapter, because it seems like he wants to give up his life.
but then his warrior reflexes come out...
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Old 2009-10-31, 21:17   Link #120
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Nah I think the kid Orman will be too terrified by his absolute lack of concern to do a thing.
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