Stonehenge

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Stonehenge

Post by Citysliker » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:05 pm

Hey guys,

I know Goodman Games published a scenario based on Stonehenge a little while ago:

http://www.goodman-games.com/7002preview.html

BUT!

My best friend is a Dr of Geophysics whose house is in between Stonehenge and the lesser known Woodhenge.

There are some great tales surrounding the entire area which is littered with Neolithic Burial Mounds and Lay Lines.

Woodhenge in particular is much less well known than is hardier cousin. Discovered in 1925 no less......surely a great opportunity for a scenario or perhaps a field report??!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodhenge

And if you click through to the 3 chaps that discovered it they all have rather interesting stories.

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/days ... -research/

Sacrificing of young children was occuring here.

http://thingsinthree.blogspot.co.uk/201 ... henge.html

Also people trying to map the strange patterns also suspected a Sky Map??

And nearby is Avebury with another series of stone circles and a huge burial mound:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avebury

Interestingly in the mid to late centuies the locals destroyed most of the stones as they were considered 'unholy'.

One skeleton was discovered underneath a toppled stone dated from the 14th century. It was suspected he died trying to destroy the circle as on of the stones fell on him, trapping his body for 600 years. See Late Mediaeval period on the Wiki page.

Just a thought guys. I was down visiting him last week and its a place that is drenched in ancient history including the nearby.

The link between ancient history and a 1920's/30's discoveries seemed too good to miss!

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Re: Stonehenge

Post by Keeper Dan » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:40 pm

Wow. You're right, there is a wealth of story hooks in there. Amazing stuff.
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Re: Stonehenge

Post by Citysliker » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:48 am

Hi Keeper Dan,

Also found some Mythos based stories based at Stonehenge and Avebury courtesy of 'Green and Pleasent Land' sourcebook.

I haven't had chance to read them yet.

Brian Lumley:

G'harne Fragments
The G'harne Fragments first appeared in the works of Brian Lumley. They are described as a set of miraculously preserved shards of obsidian or some other black stone that record the history of the pre-human African city of G'harne. The lost city is located somewhere in the southern Sahara Desert and is currently a frequent haunt of the chthonians.
The two primary translators of the fragments are Sir Amery Wendy-Smith and Gordon Walmsley. Both of these scholars died in Lumley's works: Sir Amery in "Cement Surroundings" (1969) and Walmsley in "In the Vaults Beneath" (1971).

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