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    I’d like to introduce myself... I have chosen, as a nick, the name of the most famous half elf of fantasy literature: Elrond (yes, it’s an half elf). I’m from Rome (Italy) and I’m 30 years old.
    I appreciate really much the work you are doing here with my favourite campaign setting. Bravo! Unfortunately, Birthright is even less known in my country than it is outside, mostly because it has never be translated (and Italians are not famous for their love of foreign languages).
    I hope I’ll bring good ideas and I beg your pardon if my English is not always perfect (my French is better).

    ([_]

    P.S.: Are there any supporters of the Real Madrid football team? “Catenaccio” and “Defensivist” Italian football (and Juventus F.C.) is pleased to thank you for your demonstration of spectacular soccer. :P

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    Hi Elrond. There are other Europeans around here, nice to have some more international members.

    I still prefer the German soccer clubs (which were really bad this season in the champions league).
    my purpose is now to lead you into the Pallace where you shall have a clear and delightful view of all those various objects, and scattered excellencies, that lye up and down upon the face of creation, which are only seen by those that go down into the Seas, and by no other....

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    I would think Tanis Half-Elven form dragon lance is the most famous Half-Elf there is.:)

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    Lozhka writes:

    > I would think Tanis Half-Elven form dragon lance is the most
    > famous Half-Elf there is.:)

    I vote for Emmanuelle Beart. OK, she might not be _technically_ a half-elf,
    but she definitely looks more sidhelien than Hugo Weaving and is much hotter
    than either of the mooks you guys have mentioned. (She`s also my pick to
    play the Queen of the Sielwode if I were the casting agent for Birthright:
    The Movie.)

    Gary

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    On Fri, 16 May 2003, Lozhka wrote:

    > I would think Tanis Half-Elven form dragon lance is the most famous
    > Half-Elf there is.:)

    HERETIC!!! All right-thinking people know it`s Elrond! I might let you
    live if you acknowledge that all you meant by that is that though Elrond
    is called "Half-Elven", he is technically nine-sixteenths elven, and his
    daughter Arwen is therefore twenty-five-thirty-seconds elven, so although
    you know they are both more famous than this Krynnish upstart, you weren`t
    considering them solely out of respect for their exact genealogies. Even
    then, I still think you are insulting Elrond`s eminent father, Earendil
    the Mariner, and his most impressive great-grandmother, Luthien Tinuviel;
    those two were the only offspring of any cross-species mating in
    Middle-Earth who were literally 50% elf. =)

    More seriously, I don`t actually know the relative numbers of print run
    sizes, but I still definitely think more people have read _The Lord of the
    Rings_ than have read a Dragonlance book. In any case, without Elrond`s
    family`s prior popularity, there could have been no Dragonlance.

    Though actually, now that the LoTR movies are out and we`ve seen how
    things have been rewritten, I suspect Elrond`s daughter Arwen has become
    even more famous than her dad. (no, not the guy from Aerosmith ;)


    =)
    Ryan Caveney

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    Good god, I hope not!

    On Fri, 16 May 2003, Lozhka wrote:

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    > Lozhka wrote:
    > I would think Tanis Half-Elven form dragon lance is the most famous Half-Elf there is.:)
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    Down boy, I just LOTR's is good I liked it but it is not the best story out there. JRR Tolken was a very smart guy that spent to much time in the trenches of WW1, and I think his book are albout that... I do not care what he seid after the fact. I think the Chronicles and Legends are much better. Now form what I can remamber for LOTR's about Elrond in not that important, he just just has a cool background. He does not have any of the elven rings of power, he was just at the battle that the "one ring" was taken form Sauron. Also In the Similarian (that is not how you spell it) he was battle and in my opion he could have taken the right for the human and destroyed it him self... (that might be in the untold stoies, and getting the books mixed up, and I hope I am not throwning any of the movie in there.)

    But any how Sorry Elrond for strting this on you first post. And well Hello.

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    On Fri, 16 May 2003, Lozhka wrote:

    > Down boy,

    I tried to put in smileys to show the obvious insanity of the post was for
    humorous effect, but apparently it didn`t work.

    > LOTR is good I liked it but it is not the best story out there.

    That`s fine! It`s not my favorite either.

    > JRR Tolken was a very smart guy that spent to much time in the
    > trenches of WW1, and I think his book are albout that... I do not care
    > what he seid after the fact.

    It`s quite clear they`re heavily influenced by his time at the Somme;
    Frodo`s march to certain death through blasted Mordor is a darn clear
    parallel. What he denied was that the book was about World War *Two*,
    which happened while he was writing it but in which he did not
    personally get shot at. That particular denial I mostly believe.

    > I think the Chronicles and Legends are much better.

    To each his own, I suppose. I found the DL stuff OK, but not very
    compelling. In any case, you raised an issue of fact rather than of
    taste; it should be possible to determine whether Tolkien or Weis and
    Hickman have sold more books. I just don`t know where to find that out.

    > Elrond in not that important, he just just has a cool background. He
    > does not have any of the elven rings of power,

    Actually, he does. It`s how he is able to cause the river to flood and
    wash away the Nazgul.

    > he was just at the battle that the "one ring" was taken form Sauron.

    He was the second-in-command of the elves there, and the highest-ranking
    elf to survive. He has an excellent claim to be High King of the elves,
    through both of his parents, but he chooses not to use the title -- for
    which the only other possible contender is his mother-in-law, Galadriel.

    > Also In the Similarian (that is not how you spell it)

    Silmarillion. IMO, vastly better than LoTR or especially the Hobbit.

    > he was battle and in my opion he could have taken the right for the
    > human and destroyed it him self... (that might be in the untold
    > stoies, and getting the books mixed up,

    Well, bits of the story are present in a number of different places; at
    least some of it is presented directly in LoTR.

    > and I hope I am not throwning any of the movie in there.)

    In the movie, he should definitely have just pushed Isildur in. =)


    Ryan Caveney

    (who, if forced to choose a handle from Tolkien`s works,
    would call himself Fingolfin)

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