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Invasion: Part Two

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Gratis vektorgrafikk av Grense

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The monastery was easy to subdue, the Norse warriors left nothing useful and those who attempted to escape were cut down. A few terrified prisoners, mostly young men and women, were spared. This was the start of the Irish invasion that gave rise eventually to a Celtic nation. Over the next two decades, the Vikings ventured further inland, and small settlements sprang up along their path. Thora was now middle-aged an old woman by the standards of the day. It could be said that Thora had grown complacent with her surroundings. The local inhabitants always had a healthy respect for the wetlands, she did not. One stormy day while out hunting fowl she found herself trapped in the bog. Relentlessly the peat closed around her. Thora died without a sword in hand; her death was not noble or worthy. With dying breath she cursed the old gods. Thora's burial ground is unmarked and was never found or perhaps it is better to say it has not been found yet. Windswept peat fields are always reluctant to give up their secrets however, when the time is right they will relinquish their prisoners. The story continues: Invasion Part-Three

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