Questions tagged [vikings]

For questions relating to the Viking-age (793-1066 A.D.), the Viking people, or the Viking culture. Questions using this tag should either reference the Vikings as representative of something in their own fictional world or be using the "alternate-history" tag.

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Would Viking houses be warm enough to raise guinea pigs?

The title is pretty self explanatory. I’m wondering if it is easy to raise guinea pigs in a subarctic environment inside a house. Theses houses would be as advanced as your typical Viking house. I’m ...
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Could Vikings make something close to modern reverse draw crossbow?

I'm writing a story about a modern age HEMA medievalist who time travels to the Viking age. Is it possible to make a crossbow with similar performance to modern age crossbows without using modern ...
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Reason/Mechanism for seemingly randomly lengthened lifespans in characters in a roughly viking-age world [closed]

So here's the deal. I'm working with the idea that in my world, people can have very different lifespans. Most people live a normal lifespan - the book is set in a fantasy world roughly equivalent to ...
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If Vikings Settled on a Tropical Island, How Would That Affect Up The Native Ecosystem? [closed]

An ice age has hit the already cold planet of Ryu 108. Its inhabitants, with the culture and technology of Scandinavia at the height of the viking age, are forced to feed themselves with a drastically ...
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A Permanent Norse Presence in America

Since the discovery of L’Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland in 1960, the picture began to emerge that the Norse (I hesitate to say "viking" because that is a verb, not a noun) beat Christopher Columbus ...
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How would a Viking-age civilization deal with kraken-and-dragon-infested seas?

In my book series, there is this planet called Ryu 108. Ryu 108 consists of two continents: Bjørnholm, which is heavily forested and bears a strong resemblance to southern Norway or southern Sweden, ...
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What would happen if I showed the Vikings advanced technology? [closed]

Today, I answered a question in an essay which related to time travel and what I would do if I could go back to a historical period. This got me thinking, and I came up with a hypothetical scenario in ...
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