Skip to comments.VANITY You Are Transported To The Year 742 AD Europe And Allowed To Bring 3 Items From The Future
Posted on 10/14/2012 8:02:34 AM PDT by trailhkr1
What would they be? A gun? Then you are only allowed to bring 2 bullets..see how that works?? Some basic ground rules..has to be a realistic items you can get you hands on today..no tanks etc. You are going with just the clothes on your back + the 3 items to survive an mingle with the folks of the day. Never coming back.
Saw this question on another site and wanted to see what you guys would come up with..I will post that link tomorrow after everyone has a chance to come up with their ideas..some people came up with good ideas (detailed history text of the time in Europe, antibiotics) and other people's ideas..not so much.
‘Guy from Wisconsin figured out how they did it and recreated the sword. Smelted his own steel from iron ore, forged it, even did the inlaid name Ulfberht.’
Saw that. The really funny part was that they had a second tier model (or someone was knocking it off)for guys who wanted the flash but coulcn’t afford the original.
Doc? Is that you?
Well, if we’re going to get all picky about period appropriateness you’d better bone up on archaic European languages before you pop out of here, because you’re not going to be able to explain anything at all otherwise.
Even English as spoken today would likely sound like gibberish to an individual from the 8th century. Ever read Chaucer in the original Middle English? That’s from six hundred years later.
Where there citrus fruits in Europe at that time?
I thought the explorers brought them back from China, much later.
If there are citrus, then I get to bring something else.
Water purifier, antibiotics, Swedish firesteel.
Where would I be transported to? Viking village? Monastery in Ireland? Feudal Japan? Antarctica? Location determines the three things that I would need.
A flintlock musktetoon made with modern metallurgy, A 25lb bag of black powder to get me started, and a K-bar or similar heavy duty knife.
I was hoping someone would pick up on that. But I meant Fleshlight, that way I wouldn’t need penicillin - LOL!
Well, if it were the Aztecs, conquered peoples would become livestock. Europe at least quit making people into “the other white meat” centuries before coming to the Americas.
The title..742 a.d. Europe.
Well, you COULD bring a taser,tell his Lordship how things are going to be, and if he demurs, make his ass do the funky chicken.
There used to be coconuts, but they migrated under the dorsal guiding feathers of unladen swallows.
20 guys of the day rushing you in the woods out of nowhere and you would be dead meat...
That would be a very gratifying albeits shortlived experience. If you survived you’d be tried as a witch or sorcerer if you lived that long.
Yes, MichaelTArchangel!! Weapons to stop the damage that Mo and his Minions from Hell will cause in the future.
a phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range.
“Just what you see on the walls, pal!”
Personally, I’d take:
Over time, I might be considered a god of longevity.
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