The Torundel competition yesterday had no winner, but a lot of fine guesses. So here is some more clues. But before that, just to sum up what it was all about.
There will be 50 Hive paid to the account of the person who can answer this question:
- In the story of Torundel the shitposter there is a character called Sang Hortuscany. Which real person is this fictive character based upon?
First person writing the name in the comments win. You can guess as many times you like!
There's a list in yesterday's post with all the episodes where Sang Hortyscany is mentioned.
the extra clues
The person is a man (EDIT: I had to put this in as many suddenly guessed at women)
The person in question is mainly known as a poet.
There is an important clue in the fictitious poem quoted in part VIII. The poem is a silly, shitpost parafrase of a real poem made by the person whose identity you are supposed to guess.
There is a subtle clue in the name of Sang Hortuscany's lover, the arrogant, recalcitrant, brown-skinned prostitute, Dykeia.
Another of his poems is hinted at in part XVII where it is mentioned that Torundel has gotten two messy birds because his housekeeper and future wife, Uranumsia, has asked to have them.
It should be possible to find the right answer by making the right Google/Bing/DuckGo search. There are some key words I have tried that lead to the right answer. So even if you haven't got any idea, and never heard of this bloke he can be found by being clever!
AND THANKS! for all the intelligent guesses. I enjoyed commenting yesterday
I think all of the guesses had merit and nuances that shone a light on my silly little story.
- @steevc said Sun Tzu, as he was a warrior philosopher, which is pretty much Sang warrior style, and also guessed on Cyrano De Bergerac who wrote about love and big noses in the libertine literary period.
- @crrdlx said Benjamin Franklin, as he was a shitposter that stirred up things under pseudonym.
- @prayzz said William Shakespeare, possibly from the association with the war torn and unruly renaissance. Not a bad guess.
- @themanualbot said André Breton because he had an affair with a prostitute, and I really liked that the high priest of surrealism was brought up even though it wasn't him. It sort of resonates with the story.
- @uwasco said Marcus Aurelius which was a really good guess, and she could add that ol'Marcus A was a true shitposter which I didn't know.
Please reshare so I can get even more great guesses, and knock yourself out guessing. You can guess as many times you like.