We’ve got the saga for your journey.

If you think you’ve got challenging travel plans this holiday weekend, consider this. In 2007, a crew of sailors re-enacted a Viking sailing route, from Roskilde, Denmark, to Dublin, Ireland. They sailed a replica Viking ship, The Stallion of The Sea, making a nautical journey of 1000 miles.

A replica Viking ship that sailed from Roskilde, Denmark, to Dublin, Ireland, in 2007, The Stallion of The Sea.
The Stallion of The Sea.

No kidding.

Though they had some modern navigational equipment, and were towed for the last third of the trip, it might make you a bit thankful to not be up against open wind and waves.

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Episode 10: Where Do You Think You’re Going?

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Das östlichere der beiden Oberjettinger Windräder mit Mond, by Windhacker.

Bachman must stop Jarnsaxa from setting the wind turbine ablaze, but Dr. Aspinall has plans for the witch bottle. Loki turns them against each other, as Jarnsaxa returns to the mortal world. Will Bachman and Aspinall save the wind farm and recover the witch bottle’s power? Or will Loki and Jarnsaxa destroy the humans to continue their war plan against the Aesir?

Agent Bachman: Katherine Kupiecki

Dr. Aspinall: John Zeiler

Loki: Ethan Bjelland

Jarnsaxa: MaryLynn Mennicke

The Interviewer: Sarah Broude

Mrs. Wallace: Molly Pach Johnson

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A Valkyrie speaks with a raven, 1862, by Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys.

Credits: Leslie Vincent

Written by Lindsay Harris Friel

Directed by Carin Bratlie Wethern

Sound design, engineering and music by Vincent Friel

Dramaturgy by Kit Gordon

This episode of Jarnsaxa Rising was sponsored by The Indiegogo Backers of Jarnsaxa Rising

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Large wave breaking at the end of the pier at Nørre Vorupør, by Slaunger

Episode 9: Sowing Chaos

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Photo by Phil Carroll.

Agent Bachman confronts Mrs. Wallace over the stagnation in their relationship, and pushes her to make a bold choice, with disastrous consequences. Thor confronts Jarnsaxa, making her a peculiar and dangerous offer.

Mrs. Wallace: Molly Pach Johnson

Agent Bachman: Katherine Kupiecki

Dr. Aspinall: John Zeiler

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Carl Lansson, 1886.

Jarnsaxa: MaryLynn Mennicke

Thor: Derek Meyer

Credits: Leslie Vincent

Special thanks to Keith, the bartender at The Sheraton Minneapolis Midtown, for his performance as The Sound Guy.

Written by Lindsay Harris Friel

Directed by Carin Bratlie Wethern

Sound design, engineering and music by Vincent Friel

Dramaturgy by Kit Gordon

This episode of Jarnsaxa Rising was sponsored by The Anonymous Ninjas of Generosity

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Episode 8: The Giants’ Pyre and The Superconductor

Vårnatt og seljekall, Nikolai Astrup, 1919.
Vårnatt og seljekall, Nikolai Astrup, 1919.

Jarnsaxa and Dr. Aspinall prepare the funeral pyre after the massacre. His desire to analyze this new world pushes against her desire to burn all Nine. Can they understand each other, and the power of science and sorcery, before Loki and Bachman return? And how does this relate to the ferry boat fire?

Jarnsaxa: MaryLynn Mennicke

Dr. Aspinall: John T. Zeiler

Agent Bachman: Katherine Kupiecki

Loki: Ethan Bjelland

Credits: Leslie Vincent

Written by Lindsay Harris Friel

Directed by Carin Bratlie Wethern

Sound design, engineering and music by Vincent Friel

Dramaturgy by Kit Gordon

This episode of Jarnsaxa Rising was sponsored by Jane and David Broude.

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Episode 7: How To Take Revenge

Sif and Loki. The Children of Odin, The Book of Northern Myths, by Wolly Pogany, 1917.
Sif and Loki. The Children of Odin, The Book of Northern Myths, by Wolly Pogany, 1917.

Loki takes Agent Bachman to Asgard, to avenge Jarnsaxa and Jotunheim. During the wedding feast of Thor and Sif, Loki seduces the bride. Bachman must teach Loki a lesson, and The Aesir must mete justice upon the remaining descendants of Jotunheim.

Jarnsaxa: MaryLynn Mennicke

Loki: Ethan Bjelland

Agent Bachman: Katherine Kupiecki

Dr. Aspinall: John T. Zeiler

Sif: Amy Pirkl

Balder: Shannon Troy Jones

Thor: Derek Meyer

Written by Lindsay Harris Friel

Directed by Carin Bratlie Wethern

Sound design, engineering and music by Vincent Friel

Dramaturgy by Kit Gordon

This episode of Jarnsaxa Rising was sponsored by Jane and David Broude.

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Episode 6: A Wedding In Jotunheim

Arthur Rackham, 1910
Arthur Rackham, 1910

Jarnsaxa takes Agent Bachman and Dr. Aspinall to her homeland, at the time when she knew only love and pride. But the burgeoning war between Asgard and Jotunheim threatens chaos. A bargain is struck, but treachery makes ancient grudges erupt.

Dr. Aspinall: John T. Zeiler

Agent Bachman: Katherine Kupiecki

Jarnsaxa: MaryLynn Mennicke

Loki: Ethan Bjelland

Vala: Delta Giordano

Balder: Shannon Troy Jones

Thor: Derek Meyer

Thrym: Himself

Featuring The Jotunheim Chorus

Written by Lindsay Harris Friel

Directed by Carin Bratlie Wethern

Sound design, engineering and music by Vincent Friel

Dramaturgy by Kit Gordon

This episode of Jarnsaxa Rising was sponsored by Sam Landman.

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Photo by Béla Stéhli
Photo by Béla Stéhli
W.G. Collingswood, 1910
W.G. Collingswood, 1910

Episode 5: What You Say You Want

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Agent Bachman interrogates Dr. Aspinall and The Mystery Woman, Dr. Aspinall deduces what the powerful contraption could be, and the woman offers them the chance to travel beyond reality. Will they take it? What will they find?

Dr. Aspinall: John T. Zeiler

Jarnsaxa: MaryLynn Mennicke

Agent Bachman: Katherine Kupiecki

Written by Lindsay Harris Friel

Directed by Carin Bratlie Wethern

Sound design, engineering and music by Vincent Friel

Dramaturgy by Kit Gordon

This episode of Jarnsaxa Rising was sponsored by Zoe Velonis.

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