Excerpt from Page 28 of Reflections on the Society, Culture and Mythology of the Aboriginal Hibernians

…My stay with the Big Forest West tribe proved to be a most fortuitous one. After much remonstration with my faithful guide, I was finally able to prevail upon him to arrange for me a meeting with one of the local dignitaries, one Aymo of the Towers of Crom (a local war god, I believe). I had been reliably informed that this gentleman, a warlord of sorts, was currently serving in the capacity of chieftain of the Big Forest West tribe, having inherited the position following the untimely death of the previous incumbent, Steevo of Old Tribe. On further investigation, I discovered that the change in governance had been far from a peaceful one; indeed the current chieftain had brutally murdered his predecessor. I expressed my alarm to my guide at this troubling discovery, but was reliably informed that such a procedure was quite the norm among the Hibernian tribes. In order to maintain their position of authority, tribal leaders are required to be men of both strength, cunning and ruthless efficiency. I was assured that order could be maintained only once a chieftain was viewed by his subordinates with a mixture of respect and terror. Frequently such men are short-lived; few die of natural causes…

 

Excerpt from Page 28 of Reflections on the Society, Culture and Mythology of the Aboriginal Hibernians by Lady Florence Kingsley-Bird, 12th Baroness Pfeiffer.

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