Talk:Battle(s) of Koom Valley

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Can anyone work out when Koom Valley day Is? You might think the Troll New Year would have some astronomical significance, but we know that Young Sam is fourteen months old at the time, making it late Grune or August and after Midsummer's day. --Old Dickens 19:24, 7 March 2010 (UTC)
Hang on: if we count Ick as a month, then Midsummer's Day (7a Grune) might be close enough. --Old Dickens 20:59, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

This reflects a comment I've heard made somewhere else - that the Koom Valley thing reflects Irish tribal traditions and marches from both sides of a deeply fractured island. Pinning Troll Koom Valley Day to this timespan suggests the Protestant/Unionist marches, the ones that are provocatively directed into Nationalist and Catholic areas almost as if they're expected to cause trouble. Certainly used to remind the side who lost three hundred years ago that, well, they lost at the Boyne...

Similarly, Easter Sunday is more than just a religious thing to Irish republicans ( the Easter Rising in 1916). So if the Dwarf version of Koom Valley Day happens around the time of the Soul Cake Duck...--AgProv 11:43, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

Unfortunately, Soul Cake Days are a movable feast in Sektober, so the Soul Cake Troll Duck would have to come earlier. I guess Trolls might use a lunar calendar, though, not wanting much to do with the sun. --Old Dickens 15:11, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

According to Men at Arms, Battle of Koom Valley Day is on 14 August. --KlatchianGuy (talk) 09:14, 20 March 2020 (UTC)