Author Topic: What is a leidang?  (Read 1345 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline X-Osoerde (Alan)

  • The Dragon
  • Former players
  • Sovereign
  • ******
  • Posts: 1.394
  • Regency: 21
  • Gender: Male
What is a leidang?
« on: January 17, 2011, 05:47:26 pm »
Bjorn, I noticed that this word leidang is mentioned several times, but it isn't really described much more than being naval levies.

So I thought I would ask a few questions:

Is a leidang similar to the descriptions of Coasters/Keelboats? Basically a large catch-all for small row/sail-based vessels that are primarily manned by peasents, have poor seaworthiness and generally small cargos.
Yes, wyrmling, the meat is made all the more tender by armor...

Offline X-DM Jon

  • Former players
  • Sovereign
  • ******
  • Posts: 1.655
  • Regency: 21
  • Gender: Male
  • Slide
Re: What is a leidang?
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2011, 05:53:57 pm »
It's the same as the Danish "Leding"

"a system organising a coastal fleet with the aim of defence, coerced trade, plunderings, and aggressive wars."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leidang

 Unless Bjørn is using it otherwise, but to know that I need a specific page reference.

Offline X-Osoerde (Alan)

  • The Dragon
  • Former players
  • Sovereign
  • ******
  • Posts: 1.394
  • Regency: 21
  • Gender: Male
Re: What is a leidang?
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2011, 06:11:44 pm »
It is mentioned three times in the Regent Guide, but never in that type of reference.  Just search the guide for it (the page numbers are screwy anyways).
Yes, wyrmling, the meat is made all the more tender by armor...

Offline DM B

  • Green Knight
  • Deity
  • Emperor
  • *
  • Posts: 5.210
  • Regency: 51
  • Gender: Male
    • Twilightpeaks.net - Hone of Ruins of Empire
Re: What is a leidang?
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2011, 06:57:39 pm »
Naval levy
DM Bjørn

Offline X-Osoerde (Alan)

  • The Dragon
  • Former players
  • Sovereign
  • ******
  • Posts: 1.394
  • Regency: 21
  • Gender: Male
Re: What is a leidang?
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2011, 08:32:19 pm »
Naval levy

I wasn't clear enough.

All that is known about the leidang is that it is a naval levy.

But...

Can it transport cargo?
What is its seaworthiness?
Hits?
Attack values?
Do they shoot fire and leave create waves of gold?
Yes, wyrmling, the meat is made all the more tender by armor...

Offline DM B

  • Green Knight
  • Deity
  • Emperor
  • *
  • Posts: 5.210
  • Regency: 51
  • Gender: Male
    • Twilightpeaks.net - Hone of Ruins of Empire
Re: What is a leidang?
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2011, 11:04:57 pm »
You'll have to await (in dread) the coming of the Oar and Sail chapter...
DM Bjørn

Offline X-Osoerde (Alan)

  • The Dragon
  • Former players
  • Sovereign
  • ******
  • Posts: 1.394
  • Regency: 21
  • Gender: Male
Re: What is a leidang?
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2011, 01:56:19 am »
Ok, B.  I dread its coming...
Yes, wyrmling, the meat is made all the more tender by armor...

Offline X-Coeranys/WD (Greg)

  • Former players
  • Scion
  • ***
  • Posts: 211
  • Regency: 4
  • Gender: Male
Re: What is a leidang?
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2011, 06:20:44 am »
You'll have to await (in dread) the coming of the Oar and Sail chapter...
...dreadnaught?
William Deaulen
Baron of Coeranys
Count of Caudraight