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    RULES: Gorgon

    > It's a fiction. A carefully cultivated fiction, just like the idea that
    > he stole the Roele bloodline. What he does is create enough havok to
    > encourage those great heroes (who might be able to unite Anuire) to
    > creep into the Crown after him (LotR style) at which point he kills
    > them.

    The Gorgon - not evil, just misunderstood.

    ;-)

    John.
    "Once I was a lamb, playing in a green field. Then
    the wolves came. Now I am an eagle and I fly in a
    different universe."
    "And now you kill the lambs," whispered Dardalion.
    "No, priest. No one pays for lambs."
    - David Gemmel, Waylander

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    David & Jeri Elliott
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    RULES: Gorgon

    I have a few questions for the Listmembers:
    Is Gorgon indeed stuck in his castle or can he come and go as he pleases? Have you found anymore refs to this besides the one in "Blood Enemies"? How do you play him? I'd appreciate any input on this.

    Thnx
    David Elliott

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    Sythryc@aol.co
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    RULES: Gorgon

    the gorgon is the gorgon and can go wherever he pleases, but i suspect he
    spends a lot of time in research concerning a gate with the shadow world,
    keeping his weapons-skills up to snuff, and plotting and scheming. i doubt he
    is bound to the castle. (in the computer game he walks wherever he darn well
    pleases). it is listed that he is a wizard of some high level so i suspect he
    creates magic items as well. not to mention the regent duties he must
    perform. contesting holding, creating holdings and such, he has some
    lieutenants but what regent doesn't (and is still buried in kingdom ruling
    duties?)

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    Daniel McSorley
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    RULES: Gorgon

    >I have a few questions for the Listmembers:
    >Is Gorgon indeed stuck in his castle or can he come and go as he >pleases?
    Have you found anymore refs to this besides the one in >"Blood Enemies"? How
    do you play him? I'd appreciate any input on >this.

    I personally think he doesn't really see any need to leave the castle. If
    he sits around long enough, some idiot scion will come try to kill him, and
    he can get all the bloodtheft he wants. But, in various sources, it refers
    to his periodic rampages. This sounds to me like the old cat is out there
    kicking some butt and taking some numbers himself. So, I'd say he can leave
    whenever he gets the urge.
    Thing is, the Gorgon is a plotter. He would prefer to manuever his
    enemies into facing him on his own turf (witness Micheal Roele), where he is
    strongest, the home field advantage as it were. So he won't leave without a
    really good reason, and definitely won't be tricked into doing so. He
    hasn't made it 1500 years by being gullible.
    Ideally, the players should hear of him being out and about, mainly
    unsubstantiated rumors. Let them meet him once, and escape, just to put the
    fear of Raesene in them. Then, I've always pictured the climactic battle
    being in the valley below Battlewaite, where M. Roele fought him. If they
    win (big if!), the ground rocks, lightning crashes, and they receive the
    bloodline that Micheal Roele grounded just before he got cut in half. Just
    a dream of mine . My players are never that ambitious, they just
    like to screw each other over, on a national scale.

    Daniel McSorley
    mcsorley.1@osu.edu

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    bloebick@juno.com (Benja
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    RULES: Gorgon

    Well, I can't imagine him being stuck in his castle. How would he have
    gotten all those goblins and orogs to follow him if he didn't go out once
    in a while and smash up some restless chiefs? Come on - goblins aren't
    known to follow some distant power that sits in a castle all the time.
    I don't have any other references on the subject that I can think about
    (maybe some of the novels mention the Gorgon outside Kal Saitharak,
    perhaps Greatheart). I just figured a moribund Gorgon made life boring.

    Bejamin

    On Wed, 18 Feb 1998 20:27:16 -0800 David & Jeri Elliott
    writes:
    >I have a few questions for the Listmembers:
    > Is Gorgon indeed stuck in his castle or can he come and go as
    >he pleases? Have you found anymore refs to this besides the one in
    >"Blood Enemies"? How do you play him? I'd appreciate any input on
    >this.
    >
    >Thnx
    >David Elliott
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    Neil Barnes
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    RULES: Gorgon

    On Wed, 18 Feb 1998, David & Jeri Elliott wrote:
    > I have a few questions for the Listmembers:
    > Is Gorgon indeed stuck in his castle or can he come and
    > go as he pleases? Have you found anymore refs to this besides the one
    > in "Blood Enemies"? How do you play him? I'd appreciate any input on
    > this.

    It's a well kept secret of my campaign that the Curse of the Awnsheglien
    binds them to the land - they cannot leave their own domains.
    Essentially regency flows more smoothly through them, since it has
    reshaped their bodies, making the bond between land and ruler much
    stronger.

    neil

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    Daniel McSorley
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    RULES: Gorgon

    >It's a well kept secret of my campaign that the Curse of the Awnsheglien
    >binds them to the land - they cannot leave their own domains.
    >Essentially regency flows more smoothly through them, since it has
    >reshaped their bodies, making the bond between land and ruler much
    >stronger.
    >
    I like this, but how then do you explain the rampages and ravaging of
    the awnshegh? Their lieutenants? Or just some normal regent blaming it on
    them?
    Daniel McSorley
    mcsorley.1@osu.edu

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    Neil Barnes
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    RULES: Gorgon

    On Thu, 19 Feb 1998, Daniel McSorley wrote:
    > I like this, but how then do you explain the rampages and ravaging of
    > the awnshegh? Their lieutenants? Or just some normal regent blaming it on
    > them?

    Their armies usually. This is why the Gorgon had to use Karl Bissel as a
    lieutenant to destablise Kiergaard. It's why he could never go (in
    person) to the seige of Adlersburg. It's what stops the Raven from
    appearing in _your PC's_ bed chamber with a souped-up charm person
    spell. It's what stops the Magian from reducing the capitals of
    Khourane & Min Dhousai to smoking craters in the ground.

    The Gorgon's rampages through Anuire are just the work of his armies. As
    provinces & domains get added to their empires, the Awnshegh become able
    to move more freely.

    neil

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    Daniel McSorley
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    RULES: Gorgon

    >Their armies usually. This is why the Gorgon had to use Karl Bissel as a
    >lieutenant to destablise Kiergaard. It's why he could never go (in
    >person) to the seige of Adlersburg. It's what stops the Raven from
    >appearing in _your PC's_ bed chamber with a souped-up charm person
    >spell. It's what stops the Magian from reducing the capitals of
    >Khourane & Min Dhousai to smoking craters in the ground.
    >

    Actually, I've never rationalized it this much. IMC, what stops them is
    me :) I s'pose I should come up with a good reason one of these days, but
    I've always assumed they had better plots to play with than screwing with
    some low level, newbie king.


    >The Gorgon's rampages through Anuire are just the work of his armies. As
    >provinces & domains get added to their empires, the Awnshegh become able
    >to move more freely.
    >
    But then, what do you make of the Gorgon's generational culling of the
    bloodlines? Surely his armies don't capture regents and bring them back to
    him. I've always seen him as there, in the flesh/stone/whatever. But this
    might explain why his forces occasionally rampage through Mhoried, and he's
    never managed to annex it. Interesting.
    Daniel McSorley
    mcsorley.1@osu.edu

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    Sythryc@aol.co
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    RULES: Gorgon

    i find that hard to believe that be ing an answighlein means you cannot leave
    your borders, look at Roubhe Manslayer, he raids Tournen all the time.

    conquest can get boring too perhaps these figures are motivated to try to
    figure out new schemes of conquest other than strict warfare

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