Marcin at the Al-Qadim group on Facebook wrote:You can trick players by reversing 13th warrior plot and have "classic fantasy" heroes brought into arabian setting!
Here is the trailer for The 13th Warrior, for anyone who has not seen this awesome Arabian/Viking movie:
That makes me think of a Viking longship arriving in Zakhara...although I don't think that is what he intended.
Here are a few articles online about real-world Vikings meeting real-world Arabs:
- When the Arabs met the Vikings: New discovery suggests ancient links
- 5 Things You Didn't Know About Vikings And Muslim Civilisation
- Old Arabic texts describe dirty Vikings
- Islamic Ring Found in 9th-Century Viking Grave
I don't think I've seen any longships in Forgotten Realms art. Are there any people in Faerûn that would be a good replacement for Vikings?
Would it be possible to do anything with this sort of campaign...other than have it descend into warfare?