Please don’t do it.
I won’t directly quote, but to paraphrase: the MC banged his armor and then to seal the deal, he shouts. And the crowd rahs.
I pictured a viking…… but then he sealed the deal.
…This is not as cool as taking an arrow to the knee.
I will deliberately ignore grammatical errors in the original.
I can’t stand it when modern colloquialisms enter the langauge of the fantasy genre. Did Conan the Barbarian ever seal the deal? Or call his comrade “buddy?”
People, why, why??
Xanth is probably guilty of using modern lingo (I wasn’t around when it was first published), but Xanth is Xanth. The feel of the stories is ridiculous, so the language is equally ridiculous, which makes the books funny and great.
But it’s like sticking ebonics into 10th Century England. You just can’t.