Just joined, and the user info page requests and introduction, so here we go... my name is Grizz, I'm 36, and I live in Virginia, USA (although I am a born-and-bred New Englander).
I was born and raised a Christian, but can't really consider myself one, so if this is a strongly religious-based community, please let me know. I'm just interested in the research.
I am interested in this community for a couple reasons. First, I started writing a D&D historical campaign sourcebook set in Northumbria in 791. That project has grown from a dungeons & dragons game project into a purely research project. Second, I am starting to get involved in the SCA, and am doing some preliminary research trying to get ideas for my persona (don't get me started).Thirdly, and this ties in with firstly and secondly, I am fascinated by Pelagius, and am trying to learn more about him. Lastly, and I guess this ties in with thirdly, I am intrigued by how pagan cultures and traditions influenced the development of the Christian church in the Dark Ages through Medievil times. Yule trees to Christmas trees, that sort of stuff. I know the user info page says "inquiries into pagan celtic religious practices should be directed elsewhere", so again, if I'm in the wrong community, let me know and I'll politely excuse myself.
Looking forward to hearing from you.