How do I plausibly update this legend?:
- Brynhild (Brunnhilde). In the original story she was a Valkyrie who slept inside a castle tower surrounded by a ring of fire on a mountain until a man could ride through it and wake her up. How do I work this (a ring of fire) into a futuristic setting, still keeping the magical element, without it being silly?
- The broken sword. One crucial part of the original story is a broken sword, Gram, Sigurd's heirloom from his dead father. It really stretches suspension of disbelief that the sword would be broken twice. So what could substitute for a broken sword and plausibly play the same role in the plot?
- Why DOES Sigurd have to be home schooled anyway? He's gifted, but what other (hidden) reasons could there be? To make him easier to psychologically manipulate? It would be equally believable if he went to school and was manipulated at home in the woods. I'm doing it as a Call Back though.
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“I don’t suppose you have a name?” asked Jones hesitantly.
“I am Digital Entropy Induction Tool, Y series.”
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