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George Psalmanazar


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George Psalmanazar

Post by Deacon on Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:07 pm

Just stumbled across the story of this gentleman. He apparently published a book claiming to be a native formosan and telling all sorts of tall tales about the island. He made quite a bit of money and a name for himself with the deception. Could make for a great swashbuckler character, or frankly just a great NPC.

Wikipedia on George Psalmanazar

And here is the more lengthy article which includes some of his sketches and some of the tall tale bits like Formosan aristocrats chopped off the heads of snakes and drank their blood for breakfast. After a smoke, of course!

How a Frenchman fooled London

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Re: George Psalmanazar

Post by Jason on Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:15 pm

Fascinating Smile

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