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Jakten på Tempelridderskatten ..

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  • edited November -1

    OK, Olaf. Sjølv om eg har fått den, so skal eg ikkje skriva noko om den før den kjem i butikkane.

  • edited November -1

    Ok, men at den var pokker så god må det være lov til å si!

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    Ååååååååååå, jeg gleder med så sinnsykt!

  • edited November -1

    jeg blir seriøst gæern av denne ventetida! Det blir jo nesten både jul og bursdag på en gang!

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    Ja, det blir supert med ny Rosa historie, jeg sendte han en mail for noen uker siden og avsluttet med å nevne hvor mye jeg gledet meg til "A letter from home".
    Han svarte spøkefullt at jeg ikke måtte ha for store forventninger :)

  • edited November -1

    Første del er iallefall flott!

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    Som enkelte sikkert veit, pleier Don Rosa å skrive artiklar til alle historiene sine - som alle Egmont-utgivarane som vil har lov til å bruke.

    Eg har fått tak i det han skreiv til "Jakten på tempelridderskatten"...


    $crooge McDuck has sought a LOT of treasures, both in Carl Barks? original
    classics and in the bazillion stories that have been told of the tycoon by
    writers and artists around the world. How does one keep the idea alive and
    still interesting after five decades of adventures?!

    How do I know that my next treasure hunt will not cover ground already
    covered a dozen or more times before so that it seems like a story worth
    telling? Perhaps one sneaky way is to try to keep coming up with bigger and
    better treasures? The lost gold of the Incan Empire that slipped through the
    conquistador?s hands ? that?d be a whopper. I did it already (in the first
    Duck story I ever created). The treasure of Eldorado that explorers sought
    for centuries ? that would be an even bigger load. I did it already. The
    accumulated knowledge of every ancient culture from Rome to Cathay that was
    lost when the Library of Alexandria disappeared ? well, actually, that would
    be the greatest treasure possible. But I did it already, too. What
    historical treasure could be the greatest, most magnificent, most valuable,
    most historically precious accumulation of everything ever gathered by one
    power into one place?!? How about? the Lost Treasury of the Knights Templar?
    I won?t waste time here explaining who the Templars were? I cover the true
    history of this society of knights in this new story, so I won?t waste time
    doing it here. But what was in the Templar treasury that would make it so
    valuable? These warrior monks were the greatest fighters, sailors, builders,
    scholars and bankers of the Middle Ages. For 200 years they conquered and
    looted cities during the Crusades and bought up castles and estates
    throughout Europe, western Asia and northern Africa. Medieval nations piled
    tributes of their choicest gems, precious metals and art treasures on the
    militaristic society in return for Templar protection from invaders. To top
    it off, the Templars acted as the world?s first moneylenders and financiers,
    such that they became more powerful in wealth and armaments than any entire
    medieval nation.

    All of that would be in their long lost treasury? but that? s not all!
    Legend has always had it that during the Crusades the Templars discovered
    and looted the ancient (even then) treasure vaults below the Temple of King
    Solomon in Jerusalem. This treasure reputedly included such ?trinkets? as
    the Philosopher?s Stone, the Arc of the Covenant, and the Holy Grail! This
    last relic alone is considered the most sought after treasure of all
    history. In fact, for over 15 years Duckfans have written to me insisting
    that I have $crooge McDuck go on the inevitable quest for the Holy Grail.
    But when they do, I feel like giving them a friendly whack up side their
    head and ask ?How can I send $crooge on a search for the Holy Grail without
    explaining in detail what the Holy Grail is?!? And that would obviously be
    problematic in a secular comic book story. But... I finally realized -- what
    if the Grail (as well as the Arc of the Covenant) were only one part of a
    larger treasure that $crooge was already seeking? That way I could finally
    do the long requested Grail quest and not be forced to specifically explain
    what the Grail is. If a reader wants to know, he can do his own research
    into the matter. Perfect! So I decided it was time to set $crooge in search
    of the greatest treasure in history ? the Lost Treasury of the Knights
    Templar.

    Part one of this adventure was told last year in my story titled ?The Crown
    of the Crusader Kings?. The Crown was another key item supposedly held in
    the Templar Treasury, so I used its discovery as the key to finding the
    actual treasure. But since that story mostly dealt with the search for only
    the Crown, I did not yet need to delve as deeply into Templar lore as this
    second part entailed. And believe me, there is no lack of Templar history in
    books and on the Internet! This was the most extensive story research job I?
    ve undertaken in 17 years of Duckwork! I normally figure that I?ll
    eventually only use about one-tenth of the notes I write down, but on this
    story it was more like one-tenth of one-tenth. I don?t need to brag to
    readers already familiar with my style of overly complex adventure stories
    that every historical fact in my tale is authentic -? Scotland is where many
    historians believe the Templars fled with their treasury, and the Templar
    Banking cipher that is the basis for my treasure hunt is the actual secret
    code they used according to my research. The only fact that I?ve made up is
    that which tells of a certain Clan McDuck and their ancestral castle being
    involved. I used this treasure hunt as a reason to tell a story about a
    return to Castle McDuck, a follow-up to one of the absolute favorite Barks
    adventures of my youth, ?The Old Castle?s Secret?. However, even though
    $crooge needed some treasure hunt that would lure him back to the castle, my
    main purpose of the story would not be that quest; it would be to somehow
    deal with $crooge?s relationship with his departed parents and with his
    sisters Matilda and Hortense McDuck. In particular, $crooge?s relationship
    with his two sisters (both are Barks characters, derived from his notes) is
    a sad situation I established back in chapter 11 of my ?Life of $crooge?
    series but which has never really been resolved. The first problem that
    cropped up with this idea, however, is that I was told I could not involve
    Donald?s mother Hortense in the tale because I would then be compelled to
    explain just where she?s been for 25 years and why she would abandon her
    family back in Duckburg. Admittedly, this was a problem to which I saw no
    easy or pleasant answer, so I agreed I should use only sister Matilda in the
    tale. Perhaps someday I?ll be allowed to tell something more about
    Hortense?s life (if I can think of something), but not for now. So... I have
    a story which involves two very intricate matters ? potentially the largest
    treasure of all time as once owned by the most powerful and complex
    multi-national force of history, and a resolution of $crooge?s dysfunctional
    familial relations. This is a lot to try to fit into a Duck story, I hope
    you?ll agree! As a result, I feel this tale does not measure up to some of
    what I?d hoped to accomplish with a story I?ve planned for 15+ years.

    One of the great points of Barks? ?Old Castle?s Secret? is how the action
    and intrigue seemed to cover every nook and cranny of a huge castle; I had
    to devote all my time to the treasure hunt below the castle, so I only
    manage to show little more than one large room in the castle proper, which
    greatly disappoints me. I also allowed my story to become so overburdened
    with Templar lore and family drama that, as interesting as that might
    hopefully be, I fear the constraints of time and space have caused me to
    shortchange the action and humor aspects of my plot. But of course, as
    always, you the reader are the judge.

    NOTES ON HERALDRY: Are you interested in how much research and work I put
    into background details that you may not even notice, just because I?m
    having fun? Take for example the McDuck coat-of-arms that I recreated for
    this story. I had used one version in the first chapter of my ?Life of
    $crooge? 14 years ago, but I thought I could do better than that, so I gave
    it more study. I used some of the same elements (duck heads, coins, a
    ?bend?) but I think I?ve improved on the design and meaning. Here?s an
    explanation of the new design? The square in the upper left is called a
    ?canton? which holds a special family emblem called a ?charge? such as a
    lion?s head or dragon. This is where I repositioned the McDuck Duckhead
    ?charge?. The ?ordinary? is the type of general geometric design employed,
    the style that I use being a diagonal stripe called a ?bend? which
    represents ?defense or protection?. If it additionally employs the shapes of
    defensive crenels as seen atop a castle wall, it becomes an ?embattled bend?
    denoting even fiercer protection of something. But of what? The large dots
    in the bend are called ?roundels?. If they are colored gold, they represent
    money or treasure and are called ?bezants? after the medieval Byzantine gold
    coin. Now to the other colors of the design, known as the ?tincture?: The
    red of the embattled bend represents ?military fortitude?. The background
    (the ?fur?) of the design is a tawny hue to represent ?worthy ambition?. So
    my McDuck coat-of-arms indicates that this is a worthy clan of brave and
    ambitious warriors who fiercely defend a great treasure. Sound appropriate?

    D.U.C.K. SPOTTERS GUIDE: For those who want to hunt for my always-present
    dedication of ?D.U.C.K.? (?Dedicated to Unca Carl from Keno?), stop reading!
    If you?ve given up, okay, here?s a clue that?s not spelled out in Templar
    cipher -- look at the vertical row of windows on the left side of the castle
    keep (main structure) on the story?s title-page (which, due to the use of a
    prologue to open this tale, does not come until page 4).

  • edited November -1

    Takk, Olaf, interessant lesing. Og Saturos har rett, fyrste del er flott... *kvelest i sin eigen naudsynte tausheit* ;)

  • edited November -1

    Ja, nå har jeg lest andre del, og jeg blir enda mer overrasket over Don Rosa. En overraskelse som den på siste side er det lenge siden jeg har lest... Helt utrolig!

  • edited November -1

    Ja, eg og har fått andre del. Den kom lynraskt. Fekk den på fredag. Fekk første del på mandag. Veldig bra! Gledar meg til slutten. Men ikkje gled deg for mykje!

  • edited November -1

    Olaf, det irriterer meg vodsomt at norske DD&Co aldri trykker disse artiklene lenger, noe de ofte gjorde for 10 år siden. I stedet blitr vi belemret med DRITT som Svinesen, Gatepatruljen osv. Kunne ikke vi voksne Donaldister få minst en liten side med artikler? Det skulle jeg spurt redaktøren om.

  • edited November -1

    SleipeSimon2 skreiv:
    "Olaf, det irriterer meg vodsomt at norske DD&Co aldri trykker disse artiklene lenger, noe de ofte gjorde for 10 år siden. I stedet blitr vi belemret med DRITT som Svinesen, Gatepatruljen osv. Kunne ikke vi voksne Donaldister få minst en liten side med artikler? Det skulle jeg spurt redaktøren om."

    Berre spør. Kan umogeleg skade. Men eg tvilar på at det hjelper heller. Skjønt, ein veit jo aldri. Så berre spør. :)

  • edited November -1

    Dere behøvar ikkje å vente so lenge: Første del kjem nemleg 23. Februar. Altså i morgon.
    (lagt inn 22.02.04)

  • edited November -1

    Jeg gleder meg virkelig.
    Er D.U.C.K. med?

  • edited November -1

    D.U.C.K er alltid med.

  • edited November -1

    Merk at det ikkje er D.U.C.K. på coveret denne gongen - det var på ein gravstein langt ute i kanten, og er rett og slett klipt bort.

  • edited November -1

    Nei, det hysjar eg ikkje om. Sjølv om eg er einig i at det ikkje bør leggjast ut spoilarar om kvar D.U.C.K.s er i forumet, ser eg likevel ikkje gleda i å leite lenge etter ein dedikasjon som er klipt bort.

  • edited November -1

    Øystein skreiv:
    "Dere behøvar ikkje å vente so lenge: Første del kjem nemleg 23. Februar. Altså i morgon.
    (lagt inn 22.02.04)"

    Fant det på fredag, jeg.

  • edited November -1

    Eg kan vel like godt seie det no, ettersom ein vinnar er kåra for lenge sidan...

    Er det nokon som har sett arket Skrue held i hendene på forsida? Det med koden på? Der står det, med tempelherrekodeskrift:

    "THE FIRST PERSON TO READ THIS AND WRITE TO DONROSA (krøllalfa) IGLOU.COM GETS A ROSA DRAWING!"

  • edited November -1

    Jeg har sett det; det var jeg som var den første...

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