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1. A Wyvern is a mythical beast, akin to a dragon. So how come Wyvern Hill is named such? Did a battle with a wyvern occur here, or does one sleep in the caves under the ground? Or something else entirely?
Not saying. But there's a hint in the Dark Ages pitch which you can see at any Gathering -- like next year's in Los Angeles.
Which family did Princess Elena come from prior to her marriage to Prince Malcolm? In "Vows", her escort is described as "the Norman ambassador", which would suggest that she came from the ducal house of Normandy; on the other hand, Normandy was a dukedom rather than a kingdom, which makes me uncertain that a member of its Duke's family would have had the title of "Princess" prior to marrying Prince Malcolm. Which family did you see Elena coming from?
From Normandy. The Norman's may have oversold Elena's title to help "sell" her to Malcolm. (Calling Malcolm a prince, by the way, is equally questionable now that his half-BROTHER is the king.)
As long as I'm up and asking questions...
Do the Gargoyles have an architecture that is particular to their culture?
I realize that question may appear to be a bit odd. I'm also sure that no one else would possibly care, but I am preoccupied with architectural ideas.
I know that we never observed any of them manufacturing barrel vaults or drawing plans, but we do knowt hat their culture contained it's own artifacts. They wore clothing. Occasionally we would see a strange shoulder gaurd or some piece of jewlery. Who made them?
I am entertaining images gargoyles who were the blacksmiths of their clan, forging swords and mace. Might the wyvern clan have contained a master builder who constructed catapults? Maybe who aided in designing the castle, lending a gargoyles more sophisticated sensibility for defense to the design of it's walls?
Did the clan have it's own artists? Musicians? Mathematicians? astronomers?
I'd be perfectly satisfied with an answer to the architect part.
Lex demonstrates that Gargoyles can have special talents. But I don't see architecture as a major function of anyone in the Wyvern Clan. However, that doesn't mean Hudson might not have made some common sense suggestions, when the castle was being designed.
In 1057, how many other gargoyles clans were around?
I know you hate quantifying, so I'm trying to word this question in a way that avoids that. Basically, was the death toll for gargoyles in Wyvern (between 974 and 994 I guess), very big? I mean, we know that Hudson's mate died but would she be an exception or one of quite a few? In "DARK AGES" terms would any (many?) main characters die?
(Obviously, not including everybody that died in the Massacre in the above question.)
A few. Not hordes. That would undercut the massacre.
Oh, and you mentioned that one of the antagonists in "Dark Ages" was to be Constantine's father, but you'd forgotten his name. I've read up quite a bit on that period of Scottish history recently (thanks to "Gargoyles", of course), and discovered that his father's name was Culen - and that apparently this is the same Culen who appears in your "Once Upon A Time There Were Three Brothers" story, as the enemy of Kenneth II and Prince Malcolm.
Exactly. Like I said, I just blanked out on the name.
In a recent response you said it was "very disconcerting" that Goliath had been named by 984 in "Long Way to Morning."
However, in a response on 02-02-2000 you said that Prince Malcom named him about 971 AD.
Hopefully that makes you feel less disconcerted.
(I also hope that you're encouraged to know that at least one person reads the archives.)
Did I say that definitively? Cause in my head, I hadn't decided that yet. Hmmm....
Who would be the villains for Dark Ages besides the Archmage?
Iago, for one.
Constantine's father (I'm blanking on his name right now).
In "Possession", Iago cries at one point, "By the Dragon!" (And I've seen you use similar invocations of "the Dragon" here at least once, for that matter). Just out of curiosity, what is the "Dragon"? (I'm assuming that it has some religious significance for the Wyvern clan, judging from its context, but I won't dare hypothesize anything more than that - particularly on account of the rules).
I never said it was religious.
In the original wyvern clan didd you knoww who lex's mother would be
Lex had a lot of mothers. Quit thinking like a human.