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  Olwydd.Org: Barbarians: Berserks
The berserk called Cyclone is the last that is taught by guild leaders.
The penalty received when a berserk ends is determined by how low your inner fire is at the end.
The ability to berserk while continuing a dance is gained at 180th Circle.
www.olwydd.org /guilds/barbarian/berserks.php   (568 words)

 Uppsala - Berserkergang   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Some kinds of berserks (in the first sense of the word) were referred to as "ulfhednar," meaning wolf-coats in the same sense as the second meaning of berserk.
It seems that the berserkers were practitioners of a mystery (in the old sense of the word) of Odin, an ecstatic religious state that granted them their formidability in battle.
Berserks are described as leaping about before battle, or pacing like a caged animal, or biting upon their shields.
www.winterscapes.com /uppsala/berserk.htm   (7416 words)

 Vikings & their Gods - Berserker
The berserk was sometimes inherently possessed of this immunity, or performed spells to induce it, or even had special powers to blunt weapons by his gaze.
During the berserkergang, the berserk seemed to lose all human reason, a condition in which he could not distinguish between friend and enemy, and which was marked by animalistic screaming.
The primary role of the berserk was as a warrior attacked to a king's army.
www.angelfire.com /realm/shades/vikings/berserker.htm   (2297 words)

They were ferocious fighters and seemingly insensitive to pain while this madness lasted; berserks made formidable enemies.
The belief in berserks can be compared with the belief in werewolves; both are magical transformations of humans who assume the shape of an kindred animal.
Article "Berserks" created on 03 March 1997; last modified on 31 August 2002 (Revision 2).
www.pantheon.org /articles/b/berserks.html   (130 words)

 Berserks and Ulfhednar
There are theories that the berserks used drugs to work themselves into a berserker rage.
The berserks might had been outsiders of the Vikings, good in war but dangerous in peace time.
Ulfhednar were a special group of berserks wearing wulf skins to get the power of a wulf.
www.klio-hessen.de /Berserks.htm   (245 words)

 Home of the Berserks | Home
Berserks has merged Ugly Ducklings, under the name Ugly Ducklings.
To get the full press release click on the headline.
So we finally got the site up and running.
www.berserks.dk   (50 words)

 The Path of Berserk - Stormfront White Nationalist Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The biggest difference of a natural berserk, from a normal person is their incredible stamina (although they might not have enough strength), from time to time they can completely go into their thoughts, their dreams, and their bodies do the work on "autopilot".
The natural berserk have a stronger reaction to the "weakness of Berserk" - after a long time of use of the abilities of a berserk, when they come out of the state of fury, they feel incredibly weak.
The berserkers that aquired their abilities through intensive training have less problems (health, "weakness of Berserk") but their capabilities are also a lot less (stamina, control, speed of entering into the state of fury)
www.stormfront.org /forum/showthread.php?t=169667   (3037 words)

 Randaberg Vikings
According to the sagas, berserks were born with a nasty disposition, and chose violence as the solution to all problems.They had no fear of death or dying, as long as they died bravely.
The potion so numbed the berserk's nervous system that he was able to ignore blows from weapons, even the loss of a limb, and run through walls of flame.
It is also probable that the potion drank by the berserks before battle had a cumulative effect, one of causing a type of flashback similar to that of LSD, as the main ingredient was a hallucinogenic mushroom.
randaberg-sjakklubb.com /randaberg-vikings/mutual/viking/rise_fall.htm   (1581 words)

 Barbarian Berserks
Understanding each berserker's rage technique will allow you to better utilize your tactics on the battlefield based on the situation that is given to you or the the situation you put yourself into.
Berserk blood, berserk stone, berserk nightmare, and berserk cyclone can be stacked potentially IF you have the inner fire as mentioned.
Berserks duration is determined by the berserk you choose to initialize, your inner fire level at the time of initializing the berserk and the classification of whether you are "in combat" or "out of combat" during the time you initialize your berserk.
phiiskeep.homestead.com /Berserks.html   (2012 words)

 Berserks: A History of Indo-European "Mad Warriors"
Berserk warriordom thus emerges as a long-lived, cross-cultural phenomenon that lends color and coherence to the early millennia of recorded history.
Icelandic sagas often tell of berserks as wild, howling fighters, sometimes as high-born champions of kings, sometimes as lowly drifters.(n81) One of the last-known berserks, however, was a woman in North America.
The berserks' social underpinning lay in their role as guards and followers of kings, their religious underpinning was belief in a war god, and their main cultural feature was an extravagant code of honor and behavior--all strongly tied to the societies in which they flourished.
es.geocities.com /sucellus24/2063.htm   (11064 words)

 history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
These techniques of trolldom (a term for working with spirits) have much benefit to the modern berserk whether this particular interpretation of them is correct in every detail or not.
This seems to parallel both the word "berserk" and the phrase "running amok", which have each come to mean "crazy".
His fighting style was highly aggressive and energetic, and show signs of somafera in the internal gathering of energy he obviously performs as well as the subtle alteration in his physical body, including a sudden bulging of the muscles and reddening of the flesh, both of which are consistent with a somafera state.
www.winterscapes.com /somafera/history.htm   (8282 words)

 Myth@Bungie.org -> Legends and Lore -> Encyclopedia -> Who   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Berserks are human warriors from the North who forego conventional armor for the sake of speed.
Their bare, battle-scarred flesh doesn't protect them much, but the speed and ferocity of the Berserks' attack gives them a definite edge, especially when they attack in groups.
Berserks use giant claymores to lop off pieces of their opponents until those opponents stop moving.
myth.bungie.org /legends/encyclopedia/who.html   (9351 words)

 The Vagaran Berserker [Pre-Wiki Draft] - Alleria
Berserkers are often used as shock troops, as willing to battle their enemies as their friends on the field of battle.
The Berserk must specifically go to any members of his family and tell them that they are no kin of his, any foster families or close ties he has acquired during his previous life.
It must be subdued, the Berserk must make it his own and then he must kill it and eat every last part of it, even going so far as to grind the bones into dust and eating them.
www.alleria.com /forums/showthread.php?t=53295   (2747 words)

 Skullsplitter's Berserks
The Berserk are not simply norse warriors awaiting a need for their warrior-fury.
All may learn the way of the sword or the skills required to be a true berserker.
The warriors of the Berserk are a tightly knit group, with only one true common element: a thirst for battle.
www.scatterwalk.com /tour/id5.html   (292 words)

 Realms Beyond Diablo
Berserkers were usually terryfying on the battlefield due tue their rage, body painting, and their armor, so a frightening helmet fits the role.
Large or multiple weapons are of course preferred to shields but a large berserker running at a group of enemies with a gigantic spiked shield and impaling them on it is pretty cool.
King's, Lord's, and Knight's are all disallowed (berserkers were pretty low in society because of their tendency to go berserk and kill their own people).
www.network54.com /Forum/60822/message/991131896/Berserker+Variant   (733 words)

 Apolyton Civilization Forums > Civilization III > Civ3-General/Help > Are the Vikings too powerful?
The berserk unit is 6.2.1 and doesn't require a strategic resource, such as iron.The only other unit that powerful doesn't come 'till the end of the Middle Ages, when you get military tradition.
C3C is a bit different as a 3x berserk army has defence 3 not 2 but I would still bet on a couple of knights to eliminate it on level terrain.
Berserks not in armies are relatively easy to kill with horsemen or even archers at a fraction of the price.
apolyton.net /forums/showthread.php?postid=2544927   (1536 words)

 Myth@Bungie.Org -> Myth Master Central -> Tips & Tricks -> Pools of Iron   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Alric should bring through a group of berserks with a journeyman, then a group of archers and a journeyman with a few more berserks.
You're guaranteed to lose a few berserks at higher difficulty levels, but with luck and good timing it won't be many.
Have the other berserk run along one side of the temple and activate one of the groups of Myrmidons.
myth.bungie.org /mythmaster/tips/tips123.html   (1376 words)

 GoBerserker - Berserkers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
02-17-2004 10:44 AM oh yeah i forgot to mention that most berserks were indestructible, for iron and steel could not bite their flesh and rarely a berserk dies in any of the sagas if only this were true in EQ.
The shapeshifting is often attributed to the habit of wearing barely processed animal hides during a berserk, and the ferocity form an unstable mental state or induced by drugs/alcohol....
Also im glad you brought it up about being weakened after the beserk this is how kveldulf dies in egils saga because he frenzies and after the battle he is weakened and falls ill to a disease causing his death.
www.goberserker.com /forums/printthread.php?t=229   (857 words)

 Brammage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
It was originally done by the berserks of both the Norse and the Danes, and excited both awe and disgust in the ranks of the enemy.
As the armies formed up, the berserks would push thru their lines, and stand between the armies, not unlike skirmishers, and proceed to beat upon their own helms with the flats of the swords.
If the berserks wore no helmets, they would beat upon their unprotected heads.
www.locksley.com /locksley/brammage.htm   (330 words)

Have your Berserks roam around the hill, while your Archers establish a long line formation facing north at the top of the hill.
Have your Berserks and Journeyman approach the cave first to kill the Ghôls, and then have your Archer retrieve the bow inside the cave.
Position your Berserks and Journeyman in a line with your Archer, which is nearby on a high point.
guidesarchive.ign.com /guides/3008/pg2.html   (2537 words)

 [No title]
Grettir said to the berserks: "Give me all the things which you want to lay aside, your weapons and your wet clothes, for the men will not obey us while they are frightened." Thorir said he cared little for the women's whining.
It was considered a scandal in the land that pirates and berserks should be able to come into the country and challenge respectable people to the holmgang for their money or their women, no weregild being paid whichever fell.
They were found at the end of the day lying under a rock, both dead from cold and from their wounds; they were carried away and buried in a place on the shore beneath the tide, with some loose stones over them, after which the islanders returned home, feeling that they could live in peace.
phwibbles.com /sagas/grettirsaga_part2.doc   (10903 words)

 Northvegr - The Saga of Hrolf Kraki
Now first of all, the berserks march further into the hall, and they see that Hrolf's champions have grown in number, since they went away, and they consider the newcomers carefully, and one of them seems no pushover to them, and it's said that their leader was somewhat surprised at this.
Everyone sat down in their own seats then, but the berserks sat with heavy thoughts.
And on the king's left hand sat those three brothers, Svipdag, Hvitserk and Beigad, so important had they become, and then the twelve berserks and other warriors on both sides along the length of the hall, who are not named here.
www.northvegr.org /lore/oldheathen/044.php   (1350 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Berserks tend to pick fights with anything that moves and dwarves will throw their bottles at enemies even if your units are in there fighting them.
Disadvantages: No armor means that they take more damage Overall: Berserks make up for there lack of defense with a very powerful offence and great speed.
Here's what you need to do, move all of the berserks that were guarding your bowmen (for now) and switch them up with the one guarding the dwarf.
supercheats.com /pc/walkthroughs/myth2soulblighter-walkthrough01.txt   (9368 words)

Assuming that you protected your Archers with Berserks and killed the Fetch quickly (either with a running Berserk or with archer fire), you should have escaped this battle with over half your troops still intact.
Immediately send two Berserks to stand together at the southwest corner of the map, and then send the rest of your party east toward southeastern corner of the map.
Send a pair of units to stand near the obelisks at each of the corners (you should still have a pair of Berserks at the southwest corner.) Send the rest of your party toward the bridge near the center of the map.
guidesarchive.ign.com /guides/3008/pg3.html   (2154 words)

 A Murder of Crows
Have bowmen release the nearby berserks by walking near gate ASAP for protection.
Berserk must pick up orb and free the deceiver.
Have at least one unit exit the map in the north east corner to proceed to the secret level Limbs, Heads, and Smoking Craters.
members.csolutions.net /michael/single/21.htm   (116 words)

 Berserks and Heathens: Reviving Slavic Martial Arts in Russia - CULTURE
Berserks and Heathens: Reviving Slavic Martial Arts in Russia - CULTURE
Berserks and Heathens: Reviving Slavic Martial Arts in Russia
Indeed, hardly anyone does, even though written descriptions of Slavic traditional and folk wrestling styles--consisting primarily of elbow and knee blows--can be found as recently as the sixteenth-century accounts given by Baron Sigizmund Gerberstein, the Austrian ambassador to Moscow."
www.worldandihomeschool.com /public_articles/1994/june/wis12024.asp   (418 words)

 WARPIG - World And Regional Paintball Information Guide
berserks can be compared with the belief in werewolves; both are magical
But, the Berserks are also a paintball team I used to run, that many
The last time the Berserks stepped onto a tournament field, the team got 2nd place in the Pro Division at the Maxs Masters.
www.warpig.com /newswire/prwire_releases/1132745542200.shtml   (433 words)

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