On the right here is a very strange and rare miniature. It depicts the historical figure St. Albertus Magnus* as if he were a Frostgrave wizard! The figure is being given away as part of the Frostgrave Immersion Tour of Tallinn being run by Geek Nation Tours next year.
As part of the lead-up to the tour, Teras, the Head Geek himself, has challenged me to a painting competition – one-on-one, mano a mano, Head Geek vs. Renaissance Troll! Each of us has one week to paint up our best Albertus, and then we’ll submit them to a public vote.
There is a lot of nerd pride at stake here, but that wasn’t enough for me. I wanted to make it really interesting, so I’ve anted up a tin of England’s best, Lyle’s Golden Syrup** versus a bottle of Teras’ best hometown Canadian maple syrup, to be delivered on the tour.
* St. Albertus Magnus also has claim to two of history’s greatest superhero names: Doctor Universalis and Doctor Expertus!
** According to Wikipedia, the Guinness Book of World Records names the packaging of Lyle’s Golden Syrup as the world’s oldest brand.