Round Table of Arkain

Shar Dundred

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Brian (I think it is Brian anyway) sends you all his regards from another universe.
I am not sure if it is blood on his horn helmet or if that is his understanding of a christmas hat...
 

Shar Dundred

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I didn't really want to write short stories anytime soon, but I am curious if y'all would be
interested in some short stories that, rather than taking place after the Second Voidwar,
focused on the "new" factions and/or characters from the True Story of Arkain.
Not necessarily on their origin, though that might also be an option for an in-depth story.
This also includes the "old" factions/characters that have already been there but have been made
more important.
This is not limited to faction leaders; characters like Hortnog might also be an option.

No estimate or promise, I'm merely asking for some opinions if there was interest in that kind of stuff.
Without hurting the release schedule of the maps ofc.
 
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I didn't really want to write short stories anytime soon, but I am curious if y'all would be
interested in some short stories that, rather than taking place after the Second Voidwar,
focused on the "new" factions and/or characters from the True Story of Arkain.
Not necessarily on their origin, though that might also be an option for an in-depth story.
This also includes the "old" factions/characters that have already been there but have been made
more important.
This is not limited to faction leaders; characters like Hortnog might also be an option.

No estimate or promise, I'm merely asking for some opinions if there was interest in that kind of stuff.
Without hurting the release schedule of the maps ofc.

I, for one, would be very interested, yes.

But then again, you could write a recipe for some kind of Arkain dish and I still would like to read it XD!!
 
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There are some additions around Blen Greymoore. Can we stop him from dying or is it his fate?
If he must die, can you let Rath do it? He deserves his revenge.
 
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They are not so many heroes who dies in this campaign, to be honest.
Blen is like Ned Stark. Our first main hero. His death has a big impact.

I just hope his death is more epic than in SHB!
 
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They are not so many heroes who dies in this campaign, to be honest.
Blen is like Ned Stark. Our first main hero. His death has a big impact.

I just hope his death is more epic than in SHB!
He's only similar to Ned Stark in appearance. They killed children at Blen's command, but Ned Stark never allows such a thing.
 
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Shar, you teased Selana Woodhunter and her escort, does that mean that Kasrkin is already testing the map with them? :D
 
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Oh whos ready for a WILD THEROY POWER RANKING EDTION ?/4

BIG SPOILERS FOR THE SHORT STORIES HEIRS OF ZYANOIR, go read those first if you have not

Let us being by ranking the children least to most deadly.

the fourth place is given to Hotar the Solider
while impressive his slaying of a drake at a young age and of no doubt being a deeply capable warrior especially with Laura at his side who thanok comments is about his equal as a warrior.

The third place, Velina the Archer/Grave Warden
Why is she more deadly than Hotar while her story shows off how unlike Hotar all she is and has is her Grave Warden Training additional the combination of personal combat poweress and necromancy both would help her surpassing most enemies.

tied for second place is Garan, the Stagiest and Zurae the Magician,
While Garan is not as powerful himself as the other he has unsurpassed tactical brilliance that allows him to use armies or even small forces extreme lethal effect. Now I put him Tied with Zurae is that i see their power is somewhat comparable if you would tell either to destroy an army unlike Velina, or Hotar they could do so with relative ease. Zurae is situationally more powerful than Garan and vice versa but on the whole i think they are about equal in capability.

First place for the most deadly Heir is none other than Parlea,
now what the stories dont show her directly being powerful or even capable of standing up for herself at first. in the second story It is my theory that more than some psychological pleasure she receives magical energy from this torture and absurd cruelty. Now Parlea's magic learned from the teaching and the magic of Lord Briam is based in shadows domination and the darkest aspects of magic far more than necromancy. Its without a doubt she could steal ones minds destroy them from the inside out and than use them as a weapon as well. Not only would Parlea destroy the enemy army she would flay alive her own forces as well to empower herself This By far in my eyes makes her the most deadly of the heirs.
 
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I mean Larine is from the kingdoms and she was a general of sort, Even though now that I remember with exception of Scarlet the wacko Redhead and the Larine the exiled Redhead I havent seen any more female leaders hailing from the kingdoms...Oh yes the bandit Lady as well, the one who is holding hostage one of the villages, Maybe the Imperials are more lenient with whom they let to lead their armies (After all the regiments leadership seems to be inheritable most of the times), There's Vail too, but there seem to be much more elven and imperial female commanders/generals than in the Kingdoms.
Larine was more of a foreign advisor to the king, plus she was an elf. Vail saved the prince, for which she was rewarded by a position as his personal guard. Scarlett was her brother's lapdog, and she wasn't really treated as if her opinion mattered. All the rulers from the kingdoms we know of so far are all king this and king that. And as far as I remember (might be wrong, my knowledge of the previous books is not absolute) Vail, Larine and Scarlett only commanded armies after they were put under Gardon who redistributed them to lead the forces they know best how to work with (within the limits of the forces available to Gardon at that time). That is what makes me think of the kingdoms as patriarchal societies. Not the elves or imperials, just the kingdoms. And the chauvinistic orcs.
 
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Larine was more of a foreign advisor to the king, plus she was an elf. Vail saved the prince, for which she was rewarded by a position as his personal guard. Scarlett was her brother's lapdog, and she wasn't really treated as if her opinion mattered. All the rulers from the kingdoms we know of so far are all king this and king that. And as far as I remember (might be wrong, my knowledge of the previous books is not absolute) Vail, Larine and Scarlett only commanded armies after they were put under Gardon who redistributed them to lead the forces they know best how to work with (within the limits of the forces available to Gardon at that time). That is what makes me think of the kingdoms as patriarchal societies. Not the elves or imperials, just the kingdoms. And the chauvinistic orcs.
You aren't making sense buddy, Larine was in charge of the Royalists and helped Gardon fight off the and kill both Retka and the Golden Guard during the siege on Toran (or whatever its name was). Her being an elf in charge of royalists means nothing, Vanessa is an Human yet she led orcs into battle, Thanok is a Dragon yet he leads the humans of Iron fist.

Vail was clearly in charge of a detachment of Royalists while investigating what happened to the Order of Flame and if need be the king would give her a full army under her leadership, I mean I remember she was among other generals when Salana was asking for help and got turned down.

Aight at the Scarlet part I give it to you, she was put in charge on orders of her brothers.

Now how they got to be on charge of the armies doesn't matter all that it matters is that they are. As I mentioned the only reason why it seems that the empire has more female Generals, than the kingdoms its partly due to how the leadership is passed on into the regiments, its inheritable (for the most part at least). The wolf regiment lady inherited from her father if my memory serves me right. I haven't seen neither the Grey guard or the Iron fist posses female commanders/captains (excluding Claire), iron fist posses female soldiers at least as its shown in one of their stories,

As a matter of fact the only faction other than the elves, that I have seen with an equal amount of female commanders to their male counterpart its the Golden Guard. So I don't know why you seem so worked up about the Kingdoms being a patriarchal society when the Empire is one rotting nepotistic mess where you get promoted based on whose relative you are. We all know why Greymore was hailed and respected by most people of the empire, He was one of them not part of the Elite which shared titles and posts among them selfs.


I mean...Its a fantasy game, what's all this patriarchal, chauvinistic talk has to do with it in the end of the day. I'd rather have those things not spill into things I use to unwind an enjoy, sure as hell we have em all around the tv and social media.
 
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You aren't making sense buddy, Larine was in charge of the Royalists and helped Gardon fight off the and kill both Retka and the Golden Guard during the siege on Toran (or whatever its name was). Her being an elf in charge of royalists means nothing, Vanessa is an Human yet she led orcs into battle, Thanok is a Dragon yet he leads the humans of Iron fist.

Vail was clearly in charge of a detachment of Royalists while investigating what happened to the Order of Flame and if need be the king would give her a full army under her leadership, I mean I remember she was among other generals when Salana was asking for help and got turned down.

Aight at the Scarlet part I give it to you, she was put in charge on orders of her brothers.

Now how they got to be on charge of the armies doesn't matter all that it matters is that they are. As I mentioned the only reason why it seems that the empire has more female Generals, than the kingdoms its partly due to how the leadership is passed on into the regiments, its inheritable (for the most part at least). The wolf regiment lady inherited from her father if my memory serves me right. I haven't seen neither the Grey guard or the Iron fist posses female commanders/captains (excluding Claire), iron fist posses female soldiers at least as its shown in one of their stories,

As a matter of fact the only faction other than the elves, that I have seen with an equal amount of female commanders to their male counterpart its the Golden Guard. So I don't know why you seem so worked up about the Kingdoms being a patriarchal society when the Empire is one rotting nepotistic mess where you get promoted based on whose relative you are. We all know why Greymore was hailed and respected by most people of the empire, He was one of them not part of the Elite which shared titles and posts among them selfs.


I mean...Its a fantasy game, what's all this patriarchal, chauvinistic talk has to do with it in the end of the day. I'd rather have those things not spill into things I use to unwind an enjoy, sure as hell we have em all around the tv and social media.
- I am not worked up, I simply deduced such from observation, its deduction and theory, not a judgment
-Vail was in charge of a detachment, not an army, ie not a general and definitely not a queen, patriarchal doesnt mean women not allowed, just that their career ladder 'happens' to be a bit shorter and harder to climb, there is always exception to the rule, and some kings can be more enlightened on the topic than others, but the overabundance of male leaders in the kingdoms does give the impression they are a patriarchal society
-as for Larine, do we know that king Dorten was the one who put her in charge of the royalist troops sent to support Gardon?
-Vanessa was not really accepted by orcs and last I remember she was used to spy on the kingdoms until the orcs got their butt kicked at the end of First Orc Book, and the orc tradition of exiling women for disobedience or ambition on the battlefield speaks for itself, it really inclines more towards the chauvinistic
-the regiments and Ironfist are imperial forces, nepotistic, but they do have more females in charge, but considering how wast their presence is I cant decide if its the exception to the rule, if they are also patriarchal, or not
- elves, on the other hand, seem to be the opposite, a matriarchal society, considering that all the known rulers are queens
although in this case we only know of 2, and since Renova doesnt seem to have any siblings it might simply be that she was the only butt to put on the throne, thus one would probably judge from the distribution of other high ranking positions in their culture, which seem to be more or less distributed equally, a possible meritocracy here
  • no female dwarves detected so far, that one is definitely patriarchal
  • demons are largely an unknown, it seems that succubi are female-only subspecies, while the muscle male-only subspecies
  • the rest we really know nothing about to make a guess at this point, but it is intriguing to see how these cultures are similar to real human cultures
 
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