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    If I was to add a few settings into Birthright like Kara-Tur, The Horde,
    Al-Qadim, and Maztica what would you fellas on the list think of the races
    already in the settings? Are elves a Cerilia specific race or are they
    elsewhere? How about dwarves and orcs?

    These settings would be continents separate from Cerilia and Anduiria if I
    was to use them. Travelers are always possible but I am talking about
    indigenous to the settings.

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    Magian,

    I would think that there could be elves elsewhere but they may be different than the ones in Cerilia. Cerilian elves are unique.

    I can't think of any reason why dwarves and orcs would be any different anywhere else. Unless they have unique features in the settings you are bringing into the game.
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    There are Orcs in Cerilia??? In my oppionion there are only Orogs there!

    Otherwhise I agree with Lord Eldred, cerilian elves are unique and cerilian dwarves are very similar to dwarves of other settings.
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    I tend to agree (for a change) with Ariadne. I don't think there are orcs, at least not many orcs.

    Also, dwarves are unique too. They don't have the standard PHB abilities and they are considered to be akin to earth elementals.

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    Are you suggesting then that in the settings that he brings in as new continents he should eliminate orcs?
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    I wouldn't think so, not if your view is that elves are strictly cerilian, then why wouldn't orcs be strictly what ever continent you bring into the BR world?
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    Orcs are a possibility on continent. I also believe that dwarves could be as well, but they would have to be related in some way to the Cerilian variety to make it plausible that the same race exists in two different places. Thus the dwarves should aquire the stony mass and elemental affinity of cerilian dwarves.

    Elves however are native to Cerilia itself. If they got off the continent then their spread should be justified somehow. One possible period would be during the golden age of the Elven empire.

    The question arises though, of how well Cerilian elves fit into the other campaigns?

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    If you look at humans on earth you will find a great variety of looks, why couldn't elves and other races have different looks depending on where they originated from...thus you would have the Cerilian elves and you could have Drow on another continent.

    The same goes for the other races!
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    At 07:08 AM 7/21/2002 +0200, Bearcat wrote:

    >Orcs are a possibility on continent.

    Back in the 2e version of D&D (when BR was published) orogs were a subrace
    of orcs. That doesn`t mean there need be orcs anywhere on Aebrynis, but it
    does make for a better justification for that race`s inclusion than, say,
    kobolds.

    >Elves however are native to Cerilia itself. If they got off the continent
    >then their spread should be justified somehow. One possible period would
    >be during the golden age of the Elven empire.

    Are you basing this on some reference from the published materials? Most
    of the text regarding elves seems to take pains to describe them as
    "Cerilian elves" or Sidhelien, differentiating them from any standard D&D
    elf but also any other possible elven races on Aebrynis who may have a
    totally different attitude/culture.

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    > Elves however are native to Cerilia itself. If they got off
    > the continent then their spread should be justified somehow.
    > One possible period would be during the golden age of the
    > Elven empire.
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    > The question arises though, of how well Cerilian elves fit
    > into the other campaigns?

    My idea is that majority of Elves fled to Thaele.

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