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Miranda the Magniloquent is a revered goldsmith of the Bog-Burglar Tribe who was captured for several months by the Boneknapper Antiquarian Accumulator.

Biography

Experience with Antiquarian Accumulator

For years, Miranda claimed that she was being watched by some unknown and unseen presence, a claim that was seen as ridiculous by the other people in her town. However, her fear was proven accurate when, while on the way home from a local tavern, she was seized from behind and carried away by an unseen assailant, leading to her passing out from terror immediately. Although she remained missing for months, no one in the village tried to look for her, as they all assumed that she had run off on her own to prove her claim right.

When Miranda woke up, she found herself trapped in a makeshift cage forged from the ribcage of a long extinct species of dragon within a cave filled with all sorts of ancient and broken treasures collected from far and foreign lands. She soon discovered that her captor was a Boneknapper who she believed had captured her due to her profession as a goldsmith, having wanted her help in adorning him with gold items and other ornamentation. Throughout her months in the dragon's cave, she adorned the Boneknapper with gold rings, jewels, a monocle, and other antiques from his collection. Although she initially did so out of fear that the dragon would eat her, Miranda gradually grew closer and closer to the Boneknapper. One day, she awoke to find that the dragon had set out a chair for her, hoping that she would use it as a makeshift saddle. Miranda fastened the chair onto his back and began taking regular flights on the Boneknapper's back. These flights were short at first, but they eventually ended up farther and farther away from the dragon's island. Eventually, during one of these flights, Miranda was finally able to escape from the Boneknapper by dropping from his back during a freak thunderstorm and falling into the ocean, where she hid among some kelp to avoid detection. Unable to find her, the Boneknapper left, allowing Miranda to swim away for hours before succumbing to exhaustion.

Upon awakening, she found herself washed up on the shore of a settled island. Upon finally making her way back home, she found that 70% of her town’s population had been wiped out by the Scourge of Odin, with her having been spared due to her time in the Boneknapper's cave. Although she told the remaining people in her town about her encounter with the Boneknapper, whom she dubbed Antiquarian Accumulator, no one believed her due to most Vikings believing that the Boneknapper was a myth at the time, leading to her story being seen for years as little more than the ramblings of a mad woman. However, after the wider discovery of the existence of the Boneknapper, her legacy was finally able to be vindicated.

Trivia

  • The word "magniloquent" means "using high-flown or bombastic language." The use of this adjective in Miranda's name appears to be a reference to her story being believed to be extravagant but ultimately of little meaning.

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