Iabd Thedow



“We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita. Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says, “Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” I suppose we all thought that one way or another."
-J. Robert Oppenheimer

So said Robert O when he popped the worlds’ nuclear bomb cherry. Strange to think that some scientists thought the bomb would burn up all the worlds oxygen. Who knows, that may still happen.

So Iabd (Pronounced ‘Ibid’ which was a nice play on meaning too*) was my first D&D character. A dwarf fighter that picked up a magical +3 battle axe around level 4. I still remember the gasp from the table when the axe was identified by the mage dutifully swallowing the goldfish. +3!!!! OMG.

The axe had a funny quirk that any blood was absorbed into it. No cleaning needed! Of course I was suspicious. But +3! And of course, I knew my DM (Huw mate, I hope you’re Ok where ever you are.) had a thing for the Elric books. Hmmm, didn’t Elric have a Friend-slayer sword?

And yes, Blood-Drinker was slowly turning Iabd evil.

This is a Games Workshop miniature that I’ve paited poorly. Photographed poorly. Digitally mucked about with poorly.

But this reminds me of a time when beer was cheap and good times rolled around weekly.

*[ Ibid (Latin, short for “ibidem”, “the same place”) is the term used to provide an endnote or footnote citation or reference for a source that was cited in the last endnote or footnote. It is similar in meaning to idem, abbreviated "Id. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibid ]

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