(10) In contrast, the east Europeans persist in their native military customs, with the result that Slavic and Hunnish warriors from both sides who cannot fight with the lance are designated to confront each other: the Huns and Vlachs are assigned to the Bohemians, and their battle becomes a vicious melee of horse-to-horse flatschen and bogenschiessen.
However, while the novel is about the fear and the seductive attraction of 'Hunnish
erotomania' and the threat of venereal diseases deriving from such promiscuity, and while these are seen as foreign imports, from which the Aliens Act and the Contagious Diseases Act (or, in the case of Dracula, garlic and communion hosts) might protect the natives of England, in the text of the novel this 'Hunnish
erotomania', promiscuity and borderline bisexual behaviour, is replicated on the English side and is indeed part of the cure itself.
By then, this sword was at least two hundred years old, and it might even be that this was the "Hunnish
sword" that Offa himself had received from Charlemagne in 796 (Eng.Hist.Doc.
Couple that with my Hunnish
moniker and it all becomes too obvious, doesn't it?
In 437 a Burgundian king, Gundahar (Gunther), and his followers were wiped out by Huns, and in 453 the Hunnish
king Attila died in his sleep at the side of his new bride, a German girl.
In the Norse poem, Atli (the Hunnish
king Attila) is the villain, who is slain by his wife, Gudrun, to avenge her brothers.