Imagine yourself sitting in a beer hall with the rune carvers, playing a game requiring strategy, skill, luck. You are feeling wlanc, proud, boastful. What are you boasting about? Other times you relied on strategy, skill, and luck. These were a seafaring people, you might be boasting about what you got up to at sea, what you plan to do next when the sun comes back and the weather is better for sea voyages. This is all you want to do, to get back out there on a boat and really do something to be proud of.
Imagine yourself sitting in a boat, battling big waves sending you in all directions, the sea horse has lost its bridle, the sun is obscured by storms clouds or gone altogether and you must navigate by the stars. You’ve been in the wars, and you want the sun to come back to dry you out and guide you home. There you can gather with your friends, have a beer together, play a game, have some fun. This is all you want to do.