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Last year, I had the honor of being chosen to throw a flaming axe at the @VistaVikingFestival at night - they handed me a hideous, beaten iron axe, dripping with oil and flame. I walked into the range and sized up my target - a wooden stump on a simple stand - by leveling the writhing weapon at it to gauge distance and weight. When I hoisted the axe overhead for my throw, I discovered the fire had been in the same space where the target was, and in the low light, my eyes hadn't had time to adjust.
I stood there, with the eyes of dozens of Vikings around me, holding a flaming axe over my head...and I was effectively blind.
So I did what any good Barbarian would do - I let out my battle-cry, "FOR MIDGARD" and flung the flaming Axe blindly with all my skill. I watched it sail through the darkness, end over end - then I saw it bite into the wood in a plume of flame. I threw my hands to the night sky and shouted to the Nine Realms.
The crowd when wild, but I couldn't hear them. I embraced my shield-brothers and retired to @TwistedHornMead for more revels.
Even if you can't see your target, don't be afraid to act. Trust your skills, not your eyes. •
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