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Order of the Lemming

 

Allow me, lords and ladies, to relate to you a tale of a silly young lad who became an SCA legend, albeit a small one...

Once upon a time, there was a newbie, at who, at his first event, when he was 17, failed to heed the words of his laird: "If you drink, I'll kill you."

The next morning, Tarod was awakened by much commotion going on outside of his pavilion and ventured out to see what was going on, only to hear a story of a fool who had gotten blind drunk, staggered into the Norse encampment, fallen down and gored his head on a tent stake, then crawled into the Norse leader's pavilion and passed out... the story ended with it's teller pointing at Tarod saying "And he was wearing a kilt Just like that one."

The only kilt like it was on the newbie, who was already known as "the Lemming" because he was short, fuzzy, and would walk off a cliff for ya...

So Tarod got up and went to investigate, only to find that the Vikings had staked the young unconscious lemming out like Gulliver, and wrapped him in sheepskin, and were now taking pictures for future blackmail...

Hereafter, the "Lemming Award" is to go to those who survive almost fatal and very foolish stunts through their own stupidity, a sort of "preemptive Darwin award," if you will.