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Anderson Buck

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The Well in Bergenshus;
« on: 26 May, 2017, 09:44:22 AM »
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The Well in Bergen was launched by the Regent at that time, Sandy Wallace, and since then has gained an ill reputation. It required one-hundred hours to dig and was finished (after much frustration) on the eighteenth day of March, 1316.  Wallace, Harald Magnusson the king of Sweden, along with Aviendha Althor, and Lannea De Chaol Gleann are a few who committed theirselves to build it and as they set to naming it the weather turned. A dark cloud beset and harried the outer-most wooden henges and laid down small sections of the wall.  The farmers were berated by hurling masses of mud and debris.  The city was so harassed the ceremony of naming was aborted, and to this day the well is simply known as the Well in Bergen, the well with no name.

Those who were Theol warned that Theos had forsaken that well and to exercise great care when near.  The Thule claimed that it led to Hel, unto the very bowels of the underworld even, and that a troll named Murloki lurked just beyond the lip.  It soon became every exasperated mother's last resort to reign in their unruly children by threatening to send them for a pail of water.  That is; until a lad really did go missing, and soon thereafter his poor bones were discovered inside, broken in so many places it was assumed he'd been bashed to death and gnawed upon - but of course it could have just been from hitting every protruding rock on the way down and then picked clean by the rats which the Way has become notorious for.

In the weeks leading up to the Big Shake in 1317 when the earth trembled and ash fell instead of rain, when the gods bid us to sacrifice half our realms and previously mild regions turned frigid and cold overnight, the Well in Bergen belched noxious gas, and the water turned a gruesome crimson colour so that there was none to be had for some time.

Generally the well is serviceable, however, and lately one has encountered little to no trouble in going down to it and collecting water.  It has become something like a rite of passage among young people, actually.  If one dares, they must do so at their own risk.