I noticed the B-right designer mentioning his tribute to Tolkien. I
was wondering if that was the only tribute.

I noticed that there is a Dwarven province called Rivenrock. I have
never encountered this term anywhere except in Donaldson's Thomas
Covenant series.

And on a side note. . .maybe Rich could answer the question no-one else
could: It is reasonable (or intended) that a PC should end up as
Emperor of Anuire? I.e. is that was Mr. Baker *intended* when he
released the Boxed set? I would really like to know before I do
something stupid, like let one of my players become Emperor.