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A note on other races posted 16 May 2005 in Author Q & AA note on other races by Mithfânion, Didact

Scott,

I was thinking about why so many authors fail in creating an Elf-like race as Tolkien did. The more one reads the more it becomes clear that apparantly he may have been the only one to succesfully create another race, a race of higher stature than men, ethereal, somehow magical, mysterious. I've been thinking on why it is that other authors generally fail to portray them and one of the the main reasons that comes to me is the fact that they always remain superficial, in terms of describtion, but also in terms of characterization. There are no main or even strong supporting characters from that race with any depth, and insight into their race and culture is only given very superficially. Which is why the mention of books having Elves or whatever kind of other race rarely excites me anymore, after so many bad experiences.

Is this something you tend to focus on in upcoming books, to really flesh out the Cunuroi and perhaps the Inchoroi as well? Obviously they don't have to be like Tolkien's Elves, it should rather be something wholly yours but still wonderfully awe-inspiring. Adding a major character from such race to the foreground of the story, is that something that you have in mind? view post


A note on other races posted 16 May 2005 in Author Q & AA note on other races by White Lord, Subdidact

Quote: "Mithfânion":yjpfxano
Is this something you tend to focus on in upcoming books, to really flesh out the Cunuroi and perhaps the Inchoroi as well. Obviously they don't have to be like Tolkien's Elves, it would rather be something wholly yours but still wonderfully awe-inspiring. Adding a major character from such race to the foreground of the story, is that something that you have in mind?[/quote:yjpfxano]

I think this is where the books will inevitably go. If I remember correctly, Scott said that even as early as TTT we would see something of the Nonmen, i.e. first-person exposition, and if you add to that that we will "see" the Bashrag as well, it means some sort of conflict in the North between the Nonmen and the Consult. A lot of potential there to introduce characters, even if they don't come to the forefront of the story for some time. view post


A note on other races posted 16 May 2005 in Author Q & AA note on other races by Mithfânion, Didact

. If I remember correctly, Scott said that even as early as TTT we would see something of the Nonmen, i.e. first-person exposition

I think that was more along the lines of the Nonmen finding themselves described in TTT, which isn't necessarily all that revealing. First-person exposition would be cool.

The vast appendices may go some way to at least establishing a firm history for their race. view post


A note on other races posted 16 May 2005 in Author Q & AA note on other races by White Lord, Subdidact

Well, this is the quote from Scott:

Quote: "Cu'jara Cinmoi":1qv9y38g
You're not missing a thing, EE. Everything's some shade a grey, and nothing moreso than the Nonmen. Strangely enough, TTT actually does set foot on a couple of Cunuroi (Nonmen) paths.[/quote:1qv9y38g]

I took it to mean some point-of-view scenes featuring the Cunuroi . . . I may be mistaken, still it's what it looks like to me. view post


A note on other races posted 16 May 2005 in Author Q & AA note on other races by Mithfânion, Didact

You're right, it might well be the case. <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


A note on other races posted 17 May 2005 in Author Q &amp; AA note on other races by Entropic_existence, Moderator

I hope so, I for one would love to crawl into a Cunuroi skull and root around for a bit to see how they tick so to speak. <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


A note on other races posted 17 May 2005 in Author Q &amp; AA note on other races by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

It sounds more like we hear about them then get a PoV. Scott? view post


A note on other races posted 20 May 2005 in Author Q &amp; AA note on other races by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

No Nonmen POVs, at least not in PoN. This actually wasn't the case with the first draft of the book, interestingly enough.

The world 'opens up' to a much greater extent in The Aspect-Emperor - all the races will be embroiled by the end. This is largely just a coincidental by-product of the way the story evolved, but I've come to see it as cunning and manipulative on my part. <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: -->

There are some extensive entries regarding the Nonmen in the Encyclopaedic glossary to TTT, though. I'm keen to see what you all think about it! Going through and hammering sense out of the morass has turned out to be very enjoyable. Makes me want to start up a D&amp;D session. view post


A note on other races posted 23 May 2007 in Author Q &amp; AA note on other races by Anglobotomy, Commoner

Funny, Im currently running a D&amp;D campaign in your world, Scott, and doing my best to stay true to your vision pre-Kellhus. view post


A note on other races posted 23 May 2007 in Author Q &amp; AA note on other races by avatar_of_existence, Peralogue

I do have to say that the trilogy did play in my mind as the most awe-inspiring DM-ing I have ever read. Scott, perhaps you should try hooking up with Wizards of the Coast and creating some sort of evolving game world, perhaps using D&amp;D. Just an idea. I would start playing again if you did <!-- s8) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_cool.gif" alt="8)" title="Cool" /><!-- s8) --> view post


A note on other races posted 24 May 2007 in Author Q &amp; AA note on other races by Harrol, Moderator

NO not Wizards of the Coast. White Wolf would be so much better. view post


A note on other races posted 20 June 2007 in Author Q &amp; AA note on other races by shiva, Commoner

Unfortunatly i think the vast gulf in power between a sorcerer and anyone not packin chorae would (imo) make them NPCs in anything close to a balanced game.

Back on track tho, loved the encyclopedia at the end of TTT. It was hard as hell to stop browsing it and read the book. Looking forward to learning more about the Nonmen. And well the whole world for that matter. <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> view post


A note on other races posted 28 November 2007 in Author Q &amp; AA note on other races by Writer, Candidate

I took look forward to learning more about the Nonmen, and on the subject of a PoN RPG, I would love to do something like that. My character would defenetly be a Cishaurim. view post


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