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Vingan Myths

 

 

This section serves as a compendium of Vingan myths and stories. It includes myths and stories that include Vinga and Vingans from various sources. Known myths are briefly described, and links or references to their write-ups provided where applicable (underlined myths are linked to). I will write up some of the stories that are outlined here, but this will take some time and as yet remains a project for the future. At some point I will put a full write-up of the mythology of Vinga here, for now it suffices to say that Storm Tribe provides a great synposis of the core of the material.

This list represents much of the accumulated mythological knowledge of the Pavis temples of Vinga and is presented with some comments by Serenity Macleod, a priestess of the Pavis Temple. It consists of two sections. The first lists myths with either a net or hardcopy write-up, the second lists those yet to be written.

 

It should be mentioned that several of the myths and stories presented here appear to describe the same event in different ways.

Our goddess is of the Storm, ever changing, and the passage of time has hidden many of the tales of her exploits from us. Much lore has been lost, and that which remains seems at times almost contradictory.

 It seems likely that different tales of her deeds have emerged simply because no one clan has an all-encompassing knowledge of the Goddess, and thus almost all keep to those tales that they know to be correct.

All of the myths are true, it is just that they are taken from different points in the life of the goddess, seen from different perspectives, and this can give the impression that they disagree with other myths or stories.  The loss of much ancient lore has left our knowledge of the deeds of the Goddess fragmented. 

 
 
 

Myths and Stories

 

 

 

        A Rope of Cedarbark.  Excellent story about Lagerwater Stead and Cradledaughter, a Vingan visitor. By John Hughes. Required reading for players of Vingans.

        Bevara and the Annoying Insight. Story about Bevara from the Dundealos tribe. Mainly about Bevara, but she is assisted by Vinga, and so the story gets a mention here.

        Captured! A story about Kallyr Starbrow. Very good read that illustrates the complexity of the situation in Sartar, and the character of Kallyr Starbrow.

        Helden.  Book about a Vingan and a Humakti by John Hughes. 

      How Vinga became a red-haired warrior.  This story tells a variant of the tale of how Vinga became a red-haired warrior. It disagrees with the standard version of events. By Lewis Jardine.

        How Vinga Became a Warrior. Myth that tells the story of the first time Vinga became a warrior (by Bruce Ferrie).

        How Vinga gained her weapons. Many variations on this myth exist; see the Arming of Vinga section for more details.

        How Vinga gained her weapons. This myth comes from a partially complete God learner tract about the history of the goddess. It appears to combine mythical elements from several different cultures. In it, Vinga learns how to use two swords from Eurmal, sleeps with Humakt to learn Truesword, and Elmal heals her after she saves him, turning her hair flame red. Both are true but contain inconsistencies; we know for example, that Elmal did not use the last of his fire powers on Vinga, and that she learnt the Flickering Blade feat from Drogarsi not Eurmal (it was however Eurmal who told Vinga to go to Drogarsi). This story is part of a pre-Storm Tribe cult write-up by Chris Bell, much of which has been rendered incorrect by the publication of Storm Tribe. Elements of the story are cool however, and so have been incorporated into our version of Vinga.

        How Vinga got red hair.  Several versions of this myth are discussed on the Red Hair page of this cult write-up.

       How Vinga joined the Thunder Brothers. The story of how the Goddess joined the Thunder Brothers by proving herself with the Mile Javelin Throw (see the Storm Tribe write-up of the cult of Vinga).

       How Vinga joined Orlanth’s Household. The story of how the Goddess joined Olanth’s household (by David Dunham).

       How Vinga saved Orlanth. An entertaining tale that disagrees with our interpretation of the Goddess. Well worth a read. By Pete Nash.

        How Vinga Was Left Out In The Cold. How Eurmal and Orlanth tricked Vinga and she spent a night out in the cold (by Bruce Ferrie).

        Red Hair. A lecture by Serenity Macleod on the subject of red hair.

       So then I hit him.  Entertaining little story featuring Kallyr Starbrow by Jane Williams. Very Vingan.

       The Arming of Vinga.  The Arming of Vinga write-up provides full-details.

        The Founding of Tarthcaer.  Story of how Vinga found Tarthcaer by Jane Williams. Very entertaining. Vinga the Teenager rules! Sorry, I forgot that I have to pretend that I’m a responsible member of the community nowadays.

        The Path of Nine Cats. The story of the hero path of Annwyth OddEars. More details in her hero cult write-up, the hero path will be detailed at a later point.

        The Red Woman and the Dark Man.  A short mythical story from Esrolia and Heortland that tells of Vinga’s dealings with Argan Argar. By Arthur Reyes.

        Vinga’s Woad. Vingans from Esrolia and Heortland use red woad, this story from the Rekojssaga explains why (by Alexandre Lanciani).

       Vinga and Humakt. Vinga defended Humakt when he could not defend himself, in return he allowed her to use Death (explanation of the source of Truesword by Jane Williams).

        Vinga and the Cloak of Snakes. Story about how Vinga used the Cloak of Snakes to rescue Barntar from Ragnalar (by Alison Place).

        Vinga and the Mile Javelin Throw.  The story of how Vinga bested the Thunder Brothers and entered her father’s warband (from Storm Tribe).

        Vinga and the Sandals of Darkness. A short story describing how Vinga gained the Sandals of Darkness (in Jane Williams’ write-up of the cult of Vinga).

       Vinga and the Scarf of Mists. A short story describing how Vinga gained the Scarf of Mist (in Jane Williams’ write-up of the cult of Vinga).

        Vinga and Urox. A short story describing how Vinga and Urox fought as allies at Bull Flood (from Jane Williams’ write-up of the cult of Vinga).

        Vinga Defeats Jiril. Ancient story that tells how Vinga gained the Defender Wind from Jiril at Thrinbarri Roofs (as mentioned in Storm Tribe).

        Vinga Defeats Winter. The story of how Vinga used her Defender Wind to save Mahome and drive-off Valind (see the Storm Tribe write-up of the Vinga cult).

       Vinga Defends the Clan. One of many variations of this common story and heroquest ritual (by Andrew Graham).

        Vinga Finds the Lost Children. Story of how a hung-over Vinga managed to find some lost children and save them from a Chaos monstrosity (written up in greater detail under the Kallyr the Dancer hero cult).

        Vinga Rescues Silonia. Also called How Polaris joined the Storm Tribe, this myth relates how Vinga and Eurmal rescued Silonia from captivity.

        Vingan Sexuality. A few brief notes by Serenity Macleod.

       Why Vingans Aren’t Afraid of Trolls. Myth that explains why Vingans aren’t afraid of trolls. By Bruce Ferrie.

        Why Vingans have red hair. The story of Vinga’s attempts to join the Thnuder Brothers and of how she acquired red hair in the process (by Bruce Ferrie).

       Why Trolls Dislike Vingans.  Explains why some trolls really dislike Vingans. Wonderful piece by James Fruzetta.

 

Myths with no write-up

 

 

 

 

 

 

        The Arming of Jade Vinga.  One of the rather salacious stories about Vinga the Adventurer found in The Book of Jade Vinga. This one involves a variant of the Arming ritual that includes, among other things, stockings and just a touch of sexy dancing. Entertaining but possibly heretical, and of uncertain provenance. Probably fiction. Includes: The Arming of Jade Vinga, Vinga and the Trouser Snake, Vinga's Party Dress, Vinga and Redalda, Vinga and Tolnat.

        The Big Bet. A tale of Vinga’s youthful adventures with Eurmal.

        The Bigger Bet. Another tale of Vinga’s youthful adventures with Eurmal.

        The Blade of Vengeance. Vinga is armed by Gustbran with the blade called Vengeance, and hunts down the monsters that slew her lover and hearthmates (from the Thunder Rebels Vinga write-up).

        The Blood Sister’s Blessing. Vinga and the Dark Earth. Only Vingans of the Avenger subcult may be told the details of this dangerous heroquest.

        The Book of Jade Vinga.  An unusual text I found in Notchet. Written in Kralori, it purports to tell the ‘hidden’ tales of Vinga’s youthful adventures and of the existence of a Vingan cult called Vinga the Lover (possibly a mistranslation on my part, the last part of the name may mean Randy, not Lover). Full of nudity, sex scenes, drugs and strange encounters, it is probably heretical but quite entertaining. Kept it mainly for the pictures.

        The Child of Darkness. The story of how Vinga protected Xiola Umbar during the Great Darkness. It forms the basis for an Uzfighter heroquest.

        The Dark Storm.  The story of how Vinga acquired the DarkStorm. Nothing is known of this story beyond the DarkStorm subcult.

        The Last Ditch Effort. This is a heroquest used by Vingans to re-enact Vinga’s fight against the nameless beast that slew her lover and hearthmates. It was a desperate battle and Vinga had to pull out all the stops to succeed.

        The Loincloth of Ges Kag.  The story of Lallara ShadowWalker and her hero path.

        The Path of Shadows.  Estrel Dalathae’s hero path. Nothing is known of it outside her hero cult.

        The Saga of House Vinga. A saga of the fighting women of House Vinga (mentioned in Thunder Rebels).

        The Shield of the Earth. How Vinga gained the Shield of Earth. Followers of the Goddess gain use of the Great Parry spell through this heroquest, which recreates when Vinga and Babeester Gor defended Ernalda from The Nameless Rot, The Earth Avenger lent the Shield of the Earth to Vinga for the battle, and since then has let her little sister borrow it on occasion.

        The Summer Hill. The story of the hero path of Alina the Earnest. More details in her hero cult write-up.

        The Three Hopping Things. How Vinga, Enferalda, and Bevara helped Drogarsi when the Three Hopping Things wounded him.

        The Trail of Lasting Mists.  The Tathwen Stormstrider hero path story.

        Vinga and Drogarsi. A well-known story about how Vinga and Drogarsi, helped a little by Eurmal, defeated the Waterman and his minions, who wished to bring bad music to our world. They defeated him in the six musical challenges he set them, winning the contest and becoming very popular for a while.

        Vinga and Marzeel. The story of how Vinga and her followers defeated Marzeel and his warband (suggested by the Vingaford entry in DragonPass).

        Vinga and Redalda. A story about how Vinga defended Redalda and Charandar’s Stead from the attacks of hungry Uz until Beren returned.

        Vinga and Redalda. One of the rather salacious stories about Vinga the Adventurer found in The Book of Jade Vinga. This one involves a variant of the Vinga and Redalda myth that includes, among other things, thigh-high riding boots, a certain amount of snogging, and just a touch of sexy dancing. Entertaining but possibly heretical, and of uncertain provenance. Probably fiction.

        Vinga and Silonia. One of the rather salacious stories about Vinga the Adventurer found in The Book of Jade Vinga. This one involves a variant of the Vinga Rescues Silonia myth that includes, among other things, stockings, a version of the can-can, and just a touch of voyeurism. Oh yeah, just a touch of sexy dancing as well. Entertaining but possibly heretical, and of uncertain provenance. Probably fiction

        Vinga and Tatouth. The story of when a youthful Vinga followed Tatouth as he explored the far places of the tula (inspired by Vinga the Pathfinder in the Questlines write-up).

        Vinga and the Cattle Orphans. The story of how Vinga helped the Cattle Orphans during the Darkness, and taught them how to be men (see Thunder Rebels).

        Vinga and the Chamber of Secrets. Little is known about this myth outside of the DarkStorm cult. It is believed that it tells a tale from her adventurous youth.

        Vinga and the Long Dark Night. Ancient story about when Vinga and Rigsdal guarded the stead through the Long Dark Night, fighting off repeated attacks by Uz.

        Vinga and the Mile Javelin Throw. A short story from Heortland and Sartar. It tells of how Vinga slew the rapist Kardan with her Mile Javelin Throw (inspired by entry for Farshot in the DragonPass Gazetteer).

        Vinga and Tolnat. One of the rather salacious stories about Vinga the Adventurer found in The Book of Jade Vinga. This one tells of Vinga’s meeting with Tolnat. Unusually for The Book of Jade Vinga it does not involve sex. Well, not directly. All about something called whipped cream, a funky monkey, two elephants, a panda conman and just a touch of sexy dancing. Entertaining but possibly heretical, and of uncertain provenance. Probably fiction.

        Vinga Defends Drenyan. The story of how Vinga defended Drenyan RedClaw as she tried to give birth to Heort (see the Storm Tribe Vinga write-up).

        Vinga Defends Elmal. The story of how Vinga defended Elmal from Zorak Zoran, they became lovers, and he healed her of her injuries.

        Vinga Defends Elmal.  The story of how Vinga found Elmal when he was lost and injured in the Stone Forest (see the Storm Tribe Vinga write-up).

        Vinga Defeats the Trouser Snake. One of the rather salacious stories about Vinga the Adventurer found in The Book of Jade Vinga. This one tells of Eurmals attempts to part Vinga from her trousers. Involves Vinga’s trousers, a snake, and just a touch of sexy dancing. Entertaining but possibly heretical, and of uncertain provenance. Probably fiction.

        Vinga Defends the Helpless.  Heroquest used to learn the Defend the Helpless spell, a variation of Vinga Finds the Lost Children.

        Vinga Finds the Way. Another tale of Vinga and Eurmal, in this one, Ernalda teaches her That There Is Always A Way.

        Vinga in The Black Forest. The story of how Vinga sought to find Yinkin after Urox had chased him off, and of how she had to avoid the attacks of many beasts along the way, before she found him. The return journey nearly killed them both. This is occasionally used as a heroquest ritual by Adventurer priestesses but is renowned for its danger.

        Vinga is Saved by Destor. The tale of how Destor saved Vinga when the elf prince Annasanyan captured her. The story involves much running, hiding, and finally a seemingly impossible escape.

        Vinga Leads The Way. A Pathfinder myth in which Vinga guides a lost family to safety in the Darkness. Minor variations abound. Used to learn the Always Know The Way spell.

        Vinga’s Party Dress. One of the rather salacious stories about Vinga the Adventurer found in The Book of Jade Vinga. This one involves a shiny little party dress, Eurmal, Elmal, Orlanth, a football team, and just a touch of sexy dancing. Entertaining but possibly heretical, and of uncertain provenance. Probably fiction.

        Vinga’s Rough Day. Another story about Vinga defending the clan. In it she and Bevara spend hours defending a stead from attacks by the Uz, saves its occupants, but is finally forced to flee with them, when Zorak Zoran wounds her badly. A long retreat followed, closely pursued by the Uz. Finally they evade the Uz and return to the Red-Headed Lodge.

        Vinga Travels the World. A collection of short stories about Vinga’s youthful adventures. No one collection is complete, and there appears to be in excess of 60 stories in the collection.

        Vingkot Sunders the Dark. Story detailing how Vinga and Vingkot fought the Dark Tribe. This is a major Vingkoti heroquest, but part of it is often used by Uzfighter cultists to gain mythical powers.

        Voudisea and Beren. The story of how Voudisea and Beren fought Gorg Rock-Eater, became lovers, and then defeated an un-named Darkness god. This is commonly used as a heroquest ritual by the Voudisea subcult.

        Voudisea and Redalda. Redalda had gone looking for Elmal when he was lost in the Stone Forest. Realising that Vinga was not around, Voudisea went after Redalda, arriving just in time to save her from Zor Garg, the House Eater (apparently he was dyslexic). The two returned to the Red-Headed Lodge and sheltered there until Vinga and Elmal returned. Used as a heroquest by the Voudisea subcult.

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