Historians tend to agree that humanity only knows about ten percent of our own history. Unexplainable objects or documents tend to crop up at the oddest of times - things such as the Voynich Manuscript, or the Antikythera Mechanism; inexplicable places like Atlantis, or simply works of human hands which people have no real explanation as to _why_ they were done. Ancient monoliths, cryptic documents or lithographs.
Often, the lack of explanation can simply be chalked up to cultures to which such things were common having long since vanished, or there being no written - or perhaps, simply, no decipherable - examples of their language remaining to tell the tale. Certainly, there would be no one alive who could remember such things.
Except when there is.
Many of the so-called Bog Bodies or Bog Mummies of Western Europe seem to be victims of some horrible crime. The remarkable preservation of the corpses, some several millennia old, allows modern science remarkable insight to their last days and the manner of their death - and a good number of them bear fatal wounds, or still have vestiges of rope or cord wrapped around their hands, feet, or necks. Then, like now, humanity seems to have preyed upon itself and then sought to conceal the act in ways that would not be discovered for centuries.
There are, however, some more disturbing trends. Some of the bodies, while they bear similar wounds or bindings, seem to have been almost ritually sacrificed. Their bodies are marked with tattoos, their stomach contents contain foods or items that would not normally be eaten, especially not during the times of year they were thought to have died. Much like the Aztecs or Incas, these individuals were somehow prepared before being cast into the murky depths - though for what, history has no answer.
Not all Purification rituals involve a potion so easily identified as one; and not all are successful.
- Donal McFinn (Or Donell Mac Fen if your brogue is particularly broad) Yes. That's how it's pronounced.
- Irish. As if the above didn't make that obvious.
- Pagan. Not the hippy new age crystal worshipping sort - but the pre-Christian, blood sacrifice, sky and sea deity worshipping sort. Ask him about his druids.
- Blacksmith. Old School, with the iron and the fire and the oi. Also spirits - both of the natural and distilled sorts (See Hook #2)
- Get Hammered! - Dom's place. It's a combination Irish Pub and forge; because combining intense flame and high proof alcohol could not possibly end badly. (B02)
- Fetish Creator - In addition to slinging spirits, Dom also slings Spirits. He tends to specialize in metalworked objects (Obviously)
- Relic Creator - Yes, he does these too; in much the same style of craft.