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Matt writes...

In the time long ago when there were gargoyle clans all over the world, how common was mating between members of different clans? Did gargoyles nearly always choose a mate from their own clan or was inter-clan mating fairly common when multiple clans existed in a general area?

Thanks Greg!

Greg responds...

I don't know about "fairly common", but it was not rare. Though of course, geography plays a role here. You aren't going to see Mayan gargoyles mating with Loch Ness gargoyles in the first century.

Response recorded on March 16, 2011

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Derek writes...

When you were creating the other clans how did you decide which locations would have still have Gargoyle Clans over the others?

Greg responds...

Some of it was about logic (like the clan on New Olympus). Some about story ideas we had (like M.I.A.). Some about a desire for geographic distribution (like the Mayan clan in Guatemala). Sometimes it just felt right, like the notion that there would eventually be a clan in Paris at Notre Dame, site of some of the most famous Gargoyles in the world. Sometimes it was as silly as ... hey, they're animating the series in Japan and Korea, so let's put clans there. At some point later on, the ideas became more fixed and were explored (at least in my head) in much more detail.

Response recorded on May 26, 2010

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Elle writes...

The whole 'Gargoyles don't have names' thing has been bothering me for a while.
1. If Demona had been given a chance to choose her own name (not an alias), what would she have chosen?
2.Would she have chosen one at all?
2. The Wyvern clan originally didn't have names. But the Gargoyles in other countries we meet later on all have names. Did they choose the names themselves? Or were they named by their biological parents? Or perhaps the clan as a whole named them?

Greg responds...

1. I don't know how to respond to this hypothetical question. She was in essence given the choice of accepting or rejecting Demona, and chose to accept it.

2. Probably not.

3. Traditions differ in each clan. The Mayan gargoyles didn't have names so much as "offices" based on the pendants they were custodians of. The Ishimuran and London Clans had actual names. But biological parentage doesn't play a role in most gargoyle societies. The Avalon gargoyles were named by Princess Katharine, Tom and the Magus. But mostly by Katharine.

Response recorded on May 17, 2010

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Laura 'ad astra' Sack writes...

One last question before bed....

From what little we've seen, it seems that Brooklyn and Katana are parents, not just rookery parents. (All those years with just each other would make it seem inevitable. There are no rookery siblings or other parents.) You wrote that Broadway and Angela ~choose~ to raise their children in the gargoyle style. So...

1. Are there currently any clans who have adopted human parenting, like they adopted human naming? Will there be by the future series?

2. Even those choosing to raise children collectively, are their strong human influences to that thought? (For instance, noting a rookery child looks like you.)

3. Am I correct in my assumption that Brooklyn and Katana are more like human parents in that respect?

4. It has been strongly implied that Elisa and Goliath will in some way adopt. Should they raise a child, would it be as individual or collective parents?

More later, (when I can hopefully decipher my handwriting).

Greg responds...

1. We'll have to wait and see.

2. See above.

3. See above.

4. See above.

Response recorded on March 23, 2010

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Ms Marvel writes...

Was Raven's gargoyle form and his "clans" looks physically characteristic of the kind of gargoyles that would have been found in North America or Canada before they went extinct?

Greg responds...

Not necessarily. He was modeling the forms off the totem poles, which as Natsilane stated were NOT based on gargoyles.

Response recorded on June 24, 2009

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Ms Marvel writes...

If Demona really thought she and the Manhattan clan were the last of their species why did she keep trying to kill them? Isn't her motivation to save her species? How could she do that if she's the only one left? Did she know more about the other clans than she made out?

Greg responds...

Her motivations are far more complex -- and frankly screwed up -- than simply stating she wants to save her species.

As for what she knew or knows, I'm not going to reveal that at this time.

Response recorded on June 23, 2009

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Ms Marvel writes...

What's the largest clan by 2008?

Greg responds...

I'm not going to reveal that at this time.

Response recorded on June 23, 2009

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Ms Marvel writes...

What is the smallest clan as of 2008?

Greg responds...

I'm not revealing that at this time.

Response recorded on June 22, 2009

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AG writes...

Were there any gargoyles living in Australia?

Greg responds...

I'm not answering this at this time.

Response recorded on August 04, 2008

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dph writes...

In the present day, let's say October 31, 1996, would you say the total world-wide gargoyle population - not counting eggs or gargoyle beasts - is somewhere between 400 and 600?

Greg responds...

I wouldn't say... one way or another.

Response recorded on August 01, 2008

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dph writes...

By the time of the French revolution, were there any gargoyle clans left on mainland Europe?

Greg responds...

I'm not answering this at this time.

Response recorded on July 31, 2008

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JUNE 22

This day in Gargoyles' Universe History....

June 22nd...

2001
A crisis brings together representatives of four clans.

2007
Lexington continues his journey.


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dph_of_rules writes...

A few weeks ago, we had a discussion in the s8 cr about the size of gargoyle clans and what would/might constitute a full gargoyle clan.

1)Do you have a formal definition of what a full gargoyle clan is (in terms of size and/or egg laying capacity)?
1a)If so, would you share that definition with us?

Greg responds...

I have no fixed definition, as location and resources define the appropriate size of any clan. So the "definition" would differ from place to place.

I think I've said in the past, that in Wyvern in the tenth century, a normal clan ranges from about 40-80 individuals (not including eggs).

Response recorded on May 01, 2007

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dph_of_rules writes...

Do you have how the gargoyle population of the present day makes it the point it reaches in March 2198 roughly mapped out?

Greg responds...

Roughly, yes.

Response recorded on April 26, 2007

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dph_of_rules writes...

I have some questions about the relative size of some gargoyle clans in the present day - when the comics occur.

1)Which gargoyle clan in the world has the most eggs as of comic issue #3?
1a)Which gargoyle clan in the world has the 2nd most eggs as of comic issue #3?

2)Which gargoyle clan in the world has the most members (not counting eggs) as of comic issue #3?
2a)Which gargoyle clan in the world has the 2nd most members (not counting eggs) as of comic issue #3?

Greg responds...

1. I'm not telling.

1a. Oh, that I'll tell. No, wait. I won't.

2. I'm not telling.

2a. Oh, that I'll tell. No, wait. I won't. Oh, okay. No. No.

Response recorded on April 26, 2007

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dph_of_rules writes...

By 1492, the year Columbus sailed to the "New World", were there any gargoyle clans left in North America? What I mean by North America is present day Mexico, United States of America, and Canada.

Greg responds...

I'm not answering that at this time.

Response recorded on March 30, 2007

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dph_of_rules writes...

By the time of the French revolution, were there any gargoyle clans still living on mainland Europe?

Greg responds...

I'm not answering that at this time.

Response recorded on March 30, 2007

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Quandra "Dusk Rider Q" writes...

Hello Again Greg,

I am trying 110% to keep this post friendly, and I will. More in light of a post some ways below mine, I'd like to thank and congratulate you and the rest of the producers for putting in so many "non-white" people, particularly black people. As a young black girl growing up with this series, it was exciting to see characters who looked like me and that wasn't token or there just to be the stooge to a lead white male (Power Rangers come to mind). In fact in retrospect I remember being surprised to find that Elisa was black! It seemed so odd and now I realize that it because we as children of color are conditioned to feel that inferiority when there are not any heroes or led characters for us to look to. Despite seeing Elisa's mother in the episode "Deadly Forces" later I almost couldn't still fathom that she was black. It's hard to articulate.

Having grown up in the Bay Area, just about the most diverse place in America aside from New York, I am more than used to seeing so many people of color in important positions, hearing so many different languages, and meeting so many people from other backgrounds. However, going away to college I realized that much of the world was not so fortunate as I to have known many lawyers and doctors of color. Therefore, you have no idea how I commend you for being to only show to this day I can think of that put a bi-racial or black female in a lead role without trying to cater to the black demographic. If only through Gargoyles, some kids could be introduced this possibility and not have their only concept of black people being through stats like "You have to ackknowlege that American Blacks have an IQ of 85 compared to a white IQ of 100, Blacks commit over half of the crimes in the USA," however true or untrue that is. It's saddens me when I meet white people who are either scared of me or have to prove to me that their not racist by rattling off the Black history they do know. I wish the media had more of us portrayed like Elisa who doesn't have to roll her neck to show that she is very aware of her blackness but more specifically her Nigerian Ancestry. She's assertive without being "ghetto" or loud. She's beautiful and sexy without being easy. Sadly, as a young black woman I find it's what people expect of me-that if I get angry I will smack my lips or snap my fingers, or they really want to know what I'm like at second base but they won't ask in front their friends- because they think of some Ying Yang Twin videos over Heather Headley videos, and they've never met black people outside of TV while growing up in white suburbia. If only there were more Elisas…

Also, I loved that Elisa looked different from the typical black person on TV. I find that we are actually the most diverse looking group of people on this planet, but actresses in Hollywood are always made to look darker if they are light-skinned like Elisa, or else they just aren't cast. Terrence Howard is the only light-skinned man in the business I can think of who has made it, but no women. And just for the record light-skinned people are not as few and far between as other races think. I had this discussion in one of my high school classes. My classmates tended to think you had to be mixed like Elisa to be light-skinned which is not the case. (I can trace my lineage back six generations on my mothers side to the slave ships, but the only person of another race was one of my great-great grandmothers, and Indian woman. Yet, Two of my dad's sisters, My mom's one sister, is lighter, and three of my grandma's sisters are light skinned like Elisa. It just happens.) I'm glad Elisa just didn't have to have big lips, a broad nose, an afro, and dark brown skin. Even though that's fine because it's kind of how I look, the media has this one image of how we all look in every cartoon, but she's a contrast for my auntie, and two of my best friends.

Finally, I'm glad black men get good treatment. Derek was a righteous, and good cop, a man looking to define himself outside of his parents. He reminded me of my cousins. Hudson's blind friend was intelligent and believable. Thank you for showing that not all black men wind up in prison. And though Glasses did go to prison, as the other poster pointed out he was the right hand man. In my studies as a Psychology major it may be several reasons for the fact so many of us go to prison rather than college, but it shouldn't be assumed blacks are inherently more dumb or evil. Could it be that more people of low socio-economic situation can't afford the best lawyers therefore if caught won't be aquitted as easily as whites? Yes. There are several reason in fact.

I don't feel that putting people of color has made this show somehow prejudice against white. Matt is very competent; I love him! Macbeth, despite his wicked schemes, is very honor-bound, and several of the World Tour episodes highlighted whites of Europe playing the hero. Likewise having Captain Chavez be a woman no more demeans men of strong positions on some fallacy of man-bashing feminism.

All that said it isn't likely that a ninja would be black. I had more problems with the fact that every time we see an Asian on TV they tend to know Karate or else can't speak proper English. But as a whole, Bushido and all the other episodes that visited other nations I felt treated the cultures with respect and beauty. The show found the magic in these culture reminding us that Medieval Europe is not the only place with magic and fantasy stories of interest. Can't say it enough-- Thank You, Greg.

Greg responds...

You're very welcome. We were and are proud of the diversity in the show, not because we had an agenda per se, but because it better reflects the reality that I observe daily. So our agenda was honesty, I guess.

Response recorded on March 13, 2007

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Man Mountain writes...

Hey Greg!
Was the destruction of the other clans by humans, around the time of the Wyvern massacre, organized or just a "good" idea catching on?
I still get chills (and angry at Hakon and the Captain) when I watch that scene and hear the stone crumbling...
Thanks!

Greg responds...

Just to be clear, I never wanted to give the impression that all over the world clans were being destroyed at the exact same time. But the mid to late Middle Ages were a dangerous time for gargoyles. But I'm sure some clans were destroyed centuries before the Wyvern Massacre and some clans were destroyed centuries after, and as we know some clans survived.

Response recorded on November 25, 2006

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Anonymous writes...

2.
a)Would there be any other clan known to the public soon?
b)Or will it be a common step of the most clans?
c)Maybe after a worldwide recognition of gargoyles as sentient species?
d)Would it be freewill by all or will some be *discovered* by the humans?

Greg responds...

a. Not soon.

b. No.

c. Not soon.

d. Not saying.

Response recorded on November 15, 2005

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Kronz McLoud writes...

Hi Greg, I have a question you may have answered, but I didn't find any evidence of it in the archive, so here it goes. Is there of was there at any point and North American gargoyles? I just got to thinking about it one day, I mean there were gargoyles everywhere, but there was no mention (not that I can recall anyway) of there being any in North America. Thanks.

Greg responds...

I think at some point there must have been.

Response recorded on November 03, 2005

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matt writes...

we know that gargoyles were once widespread around the world and much more common than today. we also know that gargoyles are extremely territorial and protective, so my questions are:

1. was there ever a time, in early gargoyle history, that wars between Gargoyle Clans were fought?

2. if so, were wars fought over territory? differing beliefs? something else?

3. if there were not any wars were there any minor battles between Clans or have Gargoyle Clans always had peace between them?

4. was there ever a time when two or more Clans shared strict borders between their protectorates or were the Clans pretty well spaced out even thousands of years ago?

5. how many Clans existed at the peak of the Gargoyle Species? closer to 1000? 10,000? 1,000,000?

Greg responds...

1. I think it would be ridiculous to issue a blanket "no". I think this would be a rare and isolated phenomena in a world which at the time would have had almost unlimited territory to expand into and no predators truly able to hurt the species. But to say it NEVER happened... no. It must have.

2. I don't currently have anything specific in mind.

3. See above.

4. Largely the latter, but again, I don't want to issue an absolute.

5. I'm not good with numbers.

Response recorded on July 07, 2005

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Anonymous writes...

Were there gargoyles once in Norway? What happened to them?

Greg responds...

Probably.

They moved and/or were killed off.

Maybe Ragnarok had something to do with it.

Response recorded on October 04, 2004

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Anonymous writes...

Almost every gargoyle clan we've meet in the show or that you've us about protects something. The Guatemalan clan protects the rain forest. The Loch Ness clan protects the Loch Ness Monster, the Manhattan, London and Ishimura clan naturally protects New York City, London and Ishimura respectively. And the Avalon clan protects Avalon while the Labyrinth clan presently protect the homeless of New York.

1. So what does the New Olympus clan protect? Mount Thanatos? The whole of New Olympus? Or have they abandoned their duty much like the London clan when they lost Griff(since you did say they were isolationists)?

2.What does the Pukhan and Xanadu clans protect?

3.What exactly do New Camelot and New Wyvern clans protect?

4.What abou the Queen Florence Island Clan(after they've been freed from their stasis)?

5.What about the Notre Dame Clan?

Greg responds...

1. I think they have become too insular. It's something I would have made an issue of, given the chance.

2. Pukhan Clan is more interested in protecting their concept of justice. Xanadu Clan protects the endangered Gargoyle Beast species.

3. New Wyvern is very traditionalist. So they protect Wyvern and it's surroundings. By contrast, New Camelot is very internationalist.

4 & 5. Haven't gotten that far in my thinking yet, but at the least they'll protect the Island and Paris, respectively.

Response recorded on May 28, 2004

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folklore writes...

Dear Greg, great job you deserve more compliments than i can offer, but my question is why were the gargyles from the different regions of the earth so different except for the japanese and your staring characters? well thanks for your time if i get it. bye

Greg responds...

I think the Ishimura clan was just as different from the gargs as many of the Mayan clan. I'm not going to get caught up in migration patterns or genetic explanations that are just going to trip me up later. In any case, most of the differences you observed are fairly superficial anyway.

Response recorded on January 28, 2004

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matt writes...

in "Eye of the Storm" Odin tells Goliath and Co. that "These days we don't see many gargoyles here in the Norse country..."

1. has Odin interacted with gargoyles before?

2. was there once a gargoyle clan in Norway?

3. what was Odin's connection (if any) with the Norse Clan (if it once existed)?

4. was Goliath the first gargoyle to ever wear the Eye of Odin?

Greg responds...

1. Yes.

2. Yes.

3. I'm not going into that now, but I think it's easy to imagine if you know Norse mythology.

4. If the answer was no, then we'd both be screwed because this question easily qualifies as an idea masked as a question. Fortunately, the answer is yes, so it's moot.

Response recorded on October 17, 2003

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matt writes...

1. you've said that if Dark Ages is made the Wyvern Clan may have contact with the Loch Ness Clan and other clans (i'm guessing the Irish and English Clans are possible as well). my question is, does Goliath know that there was once a clan in Loch Ness (though he doesn't realize there still is)? do you think Hudson knows that there was once a gargoyle clan at Loch Ness?

2. you've said that the New Olympus was formed from gargoyle clans throughout the Mediterranean World. we can assume that gargoyles from Egypt and Greece colonized New Olympus in part, but what other clans have descendants in the New Olympus Clan?

3. care to reveal anywhere else in the world where there was at one time a gargoyle clan?

thanx alot Greg!

Greg responds...

1. It's a possibility, certainly.

2. I haven't done all the research necessary to answer this question, but Rome and Persia come to mind.

3. Everywhere or nearly.

Response recorded on September 08, 2003

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Justin writes...

Greg,

I have questions about "full" clans.

1) Now a full clan in definition is a group with common family ties in some form. So would clans ever reach a setup where not every gargoyle knows the gargoyle? I.E a clan with say 500,000 members?

2) Will the Manhattan clan ever exceed a population of a 1 million? or more?

3) If three is yes than will some eventually move into the city and leave the castle?

thanks

Greg responds...

1. Not likely. Clans tend to split after their membership gets up into the range of about eighty.

2. Again, not likely.

3. You know I've only planned as far as the early 23rd Century. The numbers of living gargoyles worldwide don't approach what you're asking about. So I can't answer what would happen if or even whether we'd ever get up to numbers that high.

Response recorded on June 11, 2003

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Justin writes...

Dear Greg,

You said that, and Goliath has also said that, "Long ago there were clans all over the world." Well that is a pretty vague statement. I do understand it was intentional but the idea has bothered be for close to six years now, where were these clans? Were there any in the americas? Africa? Italy? Moscow? I really would like to know how far the species migrated.

Thanks

Greg responds...

What part of "all over the world" don't you understand?

If you want me to list every clan location... well, I won't. I'm not going to go through an Atlas and start choosing spots.

The Americas? You know it. Africa? Sure. Italy? Absolutely. Moscow, specifically? I don't know.

They are an old race. Now on the verge of extinction, but once upon a time they were (briefly) the dominant species on the planet. They spread out.

Response recorded on May 27, 2003

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Adam Carlson writes...

How many gargoyle clans were there when the show was ended?
Do any of the other Avalon gargoyles join Angelia in the real world?

Greg responds...

1. In 1996, the following clans were extant (although some were far from healthy in numbers):

Avalon
Ishimura
Labyrinth
Loch Ness
London
Manhattan
Mayan
New Olympian
Pukhan
Xanadu

2. Eventually, others would visit. But I don't immediately see anyone else taking up permanent residence outside Avalon.

Response recorded on April 22, 2003

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Carmen.E.G.C writes...

Dear Greg why is there so little female Gargoyles?

Greg responds...

Well, with the exception of the few survivors at Wyvern and their clones, the premise of your question isn't accurate.

We tried to indicate that most of the other surviving clans (including Avalon) had a pretty much equal ratio of gals to guys.

As for the Wyvern survivors, well, the within-the-show explanation is just the story as presented. Goliath and Hudson chased the Vikings. The trio and Bronx were on detention in the Rookery. Demona hid. The ratio comes out of story.

Behind the scenes... well, there are probably a bunch of reasons.

1. Demona stands out more as the only female survivor, and the whole thing is more tragic (before you know there are other gargoyle clans) when the ONLY female survivor is a villain now.

2. By the same token, Elisa's influence is more pronounced if there aren't other females in the group.

3. Females are generally nurturing. Having a nurturing character can be problematic sometimes dramatically. They solve problems too quickly. This is BTW the main reason IMHO why so many Disney Animated mothers are DOA. If Ariel's mom was alive, she'd fix things too quickly. Same with Snow White or Cinderella or Jasmine, etc. Culturally, we don't seem to mind making dad an idiot. But making mom (as opposed to evil step-mom) into a clueless wonder seems flat-out unbelievable.

4. We were probably influenced by the core target audience we had to reach which was boys 6-11 years old and the conventional (but I believe incorrect) wisdom that boys that age don't want to see female characters in lead rolls. I know Kenner did everything in their power to push us toward more males and fewer females.

5. Broadway was initially a female. But (and I'm not proud of this) we were scared to present the politically incorrect picture of a heavy-set female who loves food.

Response recorded on August 12, 2002

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Anonymous writes...

Lost clans
What ever happened to the Irish clan?
What ever happened to the Egyptian clan?

Greg responds...

Without getting into specifics for any particular clan, nearly EVERY now-defunct clan was defuncted by humans ala Wyvern.

Response recorded on November 13, 2001

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Anonymous writes...

1.How many clans do the Illuminati know of in 1996? All ten? If not which ones do they not know about? Do they know more clans than Demona? How did they find out?
Are there any gargoyle members of the Illuminati?
2.How many of the ten gargoyle clans does Demona know of? Which ones does she not know?

Greg responds...

I'm not answering any of the above at this time.

Response recorded on October 17, 2001

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Anonymous writes...

When did you decide there were gargoyles living in New Olympus and Loch Ness?
When did you decide there were gargoyles in Xanadu and Pukhan?
When did you decide that there was going to be a gargoyle clan in New Camelot?
When did you decide that Paris, Queen Florence Island and Wyvern were the sites of future clans?

Greg responds...

Years ago. By 1996 at the latest.

Years ago. By 1995 at the latest.

Years ago. By 1996 at the latest.

Years ago. By 1996 at the latest.

Response recorded on September 11, 2001

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Justin writes...

Do you have the names of the leaders of these clan's in 2198?

London

Manhattan

Loch Ness

Korea

Japan

Labyrinth

China

Guatemala

Thanks

Greg responds...

Some but not all. And you're welcome.

I am curious as to why you were only curious about eight of the twelve though.

Response recorded on September 09, 2001

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Anonymous writes...

Are there any other types of gargoyles besides the aquatic loch ness gargoyles, the animal headed gargoyles of the UK. the serpentine ones in Guatemala and the generic gargoyles of New York and Ishimura? If so could you describe a few of the unknown gargoyles?

Greg responds...

Problem is I don't consider either the Ishimura or the Wyvern gargs generic.

Response recorded on August 15, 2001

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matt writes...

so the Haida people invited a gargoyle clan to Queen Florence Island and later France would make a similar request? i guess i was thinking that a country would generally not want a gargoyle clan cuz of all the politics and possible trouble that would come of it.

when the so-called Gargoyle Nation said it was going to create a new clan do most countries around the world invite the Gargoyles to their nation or are Canada and France only two of the few countries that invited a clan?

why did the French goverment and Haida people want a clan?

Greg responds...

Two VERY different situations we're talking about here.

The Haida people had a long-term relationship with the Gargoyle Nation, which I don't want to get into at this time.

YEARS LATER -- years after the initial Space-Spawn Invasion -- many cities would vie for the shot at welcoming the 14th clan. Paris' bid would win.

Response recorded on August 08, 2001

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zakhur writes...

Hi Greg, If Dark Ages ever goes through, would there be any type of relationship between different clans, for example would the Wyvern Clan know the existence or be in contact with the Loch Ness clan?

Greg responds...

Yes, eventually. And other clans too. Clans that didn't survive into our century.

Response recorded on July 11, 2001

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zakhur writes...

Hey Greg, thanks for a terrific show and still having hope for a return, Since first watching Gargoyles when it began, I really loved the show, but I was kind of "worried" that the show wasn't very uplifting, because the main characters (the manhattan clan) were the last of their kind, and with only one female gargoyle, that didn't really look like she wanted to start being the Eve of her kind, It almost looked kind of bleak, and after I learned how slowly it takes for a gargoyle to have children,, well it didn't look very good for the species.
So when you started introducing new gargoyles to the picture in the World Tour (wich were great by the way, it expanded so much the horizons for the show) It started to make more sense, as to why the gargoyles work so hard to protect, ant to make a better world, because even though they're trying to have a better and more tolerent world, now it made more sense, because all that hard work was to leave a better world for the next generation.
and even more hopeful was the fact that we know now that in the future, there would not only be thriving colonies, but there would be new clans of gargoyles.
Well all this talk does bring me to a question.
We know that some clans needed the help of other individuals of other clans so there would be a diverse enough genetic pool for a viable clan, as you stated in the 2198 contest so:
1) Wich clans will need that other clans member join them? (my guess would be guatemalen and Goliath's)
2) How would this process come about, will the individuals choose to go to other clans, or there will be a election process?
3) If for example the guatemalan clan wich oly consists of 4 adult gargoyles and from 20 to 40 eggs, is that enough to make a viable clan?
Thanks for your time and pacience
PS. Sorry if I made to many errors, but I haven't writen in English in a long time

Greg responds...

1. I'm not going into these specific details now. None of you have the background for it.

2. Ditto.

3. It's enough to start one if those youngsters have time to grow.

You're English seemed pretty good to me.

Response recorded on July 06, 2001

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matt writes...

if you don't mind i'm going to shorten the Gargoyle Minority Protection Act to GMPA for simplicity.

1. did any countries that contained gargoyle clans object or refuse to comply with the GMPA? i'd imagine that America, Britain, and Japan would pretty much whole-heartedly agree, but i'm not sure about China, South Korea, and particulary Guatemala.

2. did France agree to have a gargoyle clan instated at Notre Dame before or after the GMPA? did they agree at all or did the gargoyles just move in? i guess Canada was in ok with the QFI clan, huh?

3. did the United Kingdom have a lot of weight in the decision to instate the GMPA since they have two native clans, another being created (Wyvern), and at least four other clans in the world have United Kingdom origens?

oh, please feel free to correct me if any of my info is wrong, i'm sure you will though :)

Greg responds...

1. Nothing is simple.

2. You're talking about years past 2198. France bid for the clan.

The Haida people own Queen Florence Island. They made the offer.

3. Nothing is simple.

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matt writes...

by 2198 are all the 12 clans "full" clans, as you've called them? what i mean is, are all the clans roughly the size of 1996 London or Ishimura clans?

Greg responds...

Roughly. Or larger.

Response recorded on July 03, 2001

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matt writes...

1. at the end of "City of Stone" in the flashback Demona glides off to "search for her kin". did she find any gargoyles after that point?
2. at that point, were there still some clans around that are not around today? what i mean is, when was the last entire clan wiped out leaving only the clans we know survive left to today?

Greg responds...

1. Not in Scotland, at least.

2. Not revealing that now.

Response recorded on July 02, 2001

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matt writes...

are there any other titles and positions in gargoyle clans besides leader and second in command? perhaps like rookery-guard, gargbeast-keeper, shaman, etc.?

Greg responds...

Not universally.

Response recorded on July 01, 2001

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Anonymous writes...

1.What peculiar features do the gargoyles in New Olympus have? By peculiar I mean by such features as the London clan with its animal heads and feathery wings and the Guatemalan clan with Zafiro and his more serpentine features.
2.What peculiar features do the gargoyles in Pukhan have?
3.What peculiar features do hte gargoyles in Xanadu have?
4.Do the gargoyles in Loch Ness have any peculiar features?

Greg responds...

1. I'm not going to character design them here in writing.

2. Ditto.

3. Ditto.

4. I suppose.

Response recorded on June 29, 2001

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matt writes...

besides the New Camelot clan, were there ever any other clans living in Antartica?

Goliath said there were once clans all over the world, were they widely seperated from each other?

how many clans do you imagine there once were? closer to 50, 100, 1000, 10000?

Greg responds...

No.

Define "widely".

I don't know. Lots.

Response recorded on June 27, 2001

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Anonymous writes...

Did gargoyles originate from Asia? Afterall half of the eight clans originated there and in east Asia there is about three clans presently living there meaning that there might have been a large abundance of gargoyles clans living there and also the people in Ishimura don't fear the gargoyles meaning that gargoyles must have lived there quite along time for the humans to get use to them.

Greg responds...

I'm not saying at this time. But in any case, you're logic above doesn't wash.

The survival of three clans in Asia hardly proves anything, as each clan survived for very specific reasons. And every one of the seven old clans have been in place for centuries. And at one point or another, all got along with humans. The Ishimurans managed to maintain the relationship, but it hardly suggests or guarantees a geographic origin in Japan.

After all, two clans also survived in Great Britain -- a much smaller area than all of Asia -- so by your logic, we might assume that Gargoyles originated there.

But I'm not confirming any of it. Asia, Britain or somewhere else? I'm not saying now.

Response recorded on June 10, 2001

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matt writes...

in the London clan the feathered wings were the most common, and in the other clans the Goliath and Demona type wings were quite common, among the clans we've not see (Loch Ness, New Olympus, Xanadu, and Korea) are Lexington's wing type the most common? or are Desdemona's?

Greg responds...

I'm not going to tie my hands by quantifying that at this time.

Response recorded on May 30, 2001

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matt writes...

i'm not asking for numbers or anything, but in 1996 what order, in terms of population, are these clans, most gargs to least:

Ishimura, Japan
London, England
Xanadu, China
Pukhan, Korea

Greg responds...

Don't know. They're all full clans.

Response recorded on May 09, 2001

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matt writes...

you've said that the Guatemalan, Ishimura, and London all had rookeries with eggs when Goliath and co. visited, why didn't you decide to show that any of these clans had eggs on screen? i think it would've been great to see that gargoyles do have a future and their not slowly dying out. was the problem time constraints? how hard is it to show some eggs in the background of certain scenes?

Greg responds...

Harder than you obviously think.

Cause for starters you're limiting my ideas to eggs.

Every episode was (at least in my opinion) bursting with ideas. As many as we could fit in and do justice too. Certain things were explicit. Some were implied. And some were just logical extrapolations of what was explicit or implied.

There was NEVER going to be room for every notion, every facet of everything. We put in what would fit and what we felt we NEEDED.

Response recorded on May 02, 2001

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matt writes...

oh, and also in the age of characters list you said that Yama is 29 and Sora is 19. their mates, and i thought there were never mates from different generations, Broadway and Angela being the exception. i figured that gargs mated among their rookery siblings because that way they wouldn't find a mate in a close (i.e. brother and sister) biological relative. so is it common for gargs to mate between generations? or are Broadway/Angela and Yama/Sora very different from the norm?

Greg responds...

Broadway and Angela are a very unusual case for OBVIOUS reasons. (He was asleep for 1000 years. She grew up on Avalon. As a result they are nearly the exact same age biologically.)

Yama and Sora are atypical. But their love is not unheard of.

I don't ever recall saying that gargs from separate generations couldn't or wouldn't mate. It's just not particularly common.

Response recorded on May 02, 2001

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matt writes...

since Cuchalin had a garg beast, is it safe to presume that there was once at least one garg clan in Ireland?

if so, what was this clans relationship to the feud between Cuchalin and the Banche if any? was the clan not involved, Cuchalin's allies, etc....

Greg responds...

Yes, at one point there was an Irish garg clan. No more details are currently forthcoming.

Response recorded on April 17, 2001

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matt writes...

are the English gargoyles the only gargoyles that resemble mammals? all the other clans we saw resembled medieval demons, not that they are demons or anything...
hmmm, i don't think your going to respond to the question in the way i intended, but i'm not sure i know how to rephrase it.

Greg responds...

Your premise is faulty.

Response recorded on April 08, 2001

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matt writes...

you said that Katherine, Tom and the Magus imitated gargoyle customs, which the Magus had knowledge of, when raising the eggs. what did they do to raise a hatchling in gargoyle fashion?

Greg responds...

As much as they could and knew how to.

Response recorded on April 08, 2001

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Justin writes...

Greg,

I am sorry that you misunderstood me. Here was my first question...

Justin writes...
Quick question,

You have mentioned that not all of the currently existing clans have names. So by the time of The Journey, how many of the clans have names? ( Not including London, Manhattan, Labyrinth, Ishimura, Avalon and Guatemala.) And which ones?

To which you replied,

Greg responds...

Huh? I'm not sure what you mean by names?

1. The London Clan. London, England.

2. The Ishimura Clan. Ishimura, Japan.

3. The Mayan Clan. ChacIxChel, Guatemala.

4. The Korea Clan. Pukhan, Korea.

5. The Xanadu Clan. Xanadu, China.

6. The Loch Ness Clan. Loch Ness, Scotland.

7. The New Olympian Clan. Mount Thanatos, New Olympus.

8. The Avalon Clan. Oberon's Palace, Avalon.

9. The Manhattan Clan. New York, U.S.A.

10. The Labyrinth Clan. New York, U.S.A.

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When I asked about the names what I meant to ask was how many of use names other than the clans I have mentioned above.

Off the record I really enjoyed the information you gave though :)

Thanks again man!

Greg responds...

Uh, you mean how many of the Gargoyles in those clans use names? I'm not answering that now.

Response recorded on April 08, 2001

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Anonymous writes...

What legends were the Korean clan based on?

What legends were the Xanadu clan based on?

What legends were the Loch Ness Clan based on?

Greg responds...

It's not quite that straight forward.

And also, I don't want to tip my hand.

Response recorded on March 29, 2001

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Anonymous writes...

Who is going to the gargoyle leader of the labyrinth clan?

Greg responds...

In what era?

Right now, Talon is the leader.

Response recorded on March 29, 2001

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Anonymous writes...

Why didn't we see the Loch Ness clan in Monsters?

Greg responds...

I was saving it.

Response recorded on March 29, 2001

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matt writes...

do the pendant wearing gargoyles in Guatemala have to sleep as a human does to rest their bodies or does the pendant's magic cover that too?

Greg responds...

They have to rest periodically. Sometimes they nap as humans do. Sometimes they take off the pendants and sleep as stone. But the magic also helps compensate. SO ALL OF THE ABOVE, I guess.

Response recorded on March 29, 2001

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matt writes...

i was wondering what your thoughts were on the fact that the English rid their lands of gargoyles before many other gargoyle/human relationships fell apart. in Scotland, Japan, Guatemala, and probably other clan locations, humans and gargs were getting along alright in the 1000's but the English got rid of the gargs, why? what really bugs me about them doing this is that like in many other places in the world, gargoyles were having an effect on myth and culture, more so in England than many other places. gargoyles seemed to have been a very positive influence in England because lions, unicorns, griffons, etc. all became English symbols of honor, strength, courage, and power, why use and keep these symbols when banishing the people who influenced them, the gargs? unless somethng happened in England to make them hate gargs alot, i don't understand how a people could honor a people and then turn around and banish them...

Greg responds...

England considered itself more civilized. They weren't the only "nation" (and I use the term loosely and anachronistically) to get rid of their 'goyles. And England did a worse job than most.

Response recorded on March 29, 2001

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J.R. writes...

What are all the names of the gargoyles on avalon.

Greg responds...

Pass.

Response recorded on March 13, 2001

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matt writes...

what are some of the other names of gargoyles on Avalon? i'd imagine most biblical angel names were used, but Opheila, Angela, and Boibekka all have other types of names, what were some of these?, if you know any

Greg responds...

Boudicca, not Boibekka.

I've answered this. I believe that Katharine did attempt at least to use all the standard Angelic names...

Gabriel, Michael, Azrael, Raphael, Uriel, etc.

Plus some variations like Angela.

But they had more gargs than angels.

So we get Ophelia, etc.

Anyway, I don't plan on tying my hand by naming a bunch of characters I haven't yet explored.

Response recorded on March 13, 2001

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Pyro X writes...

Greg;
I am a little confused on Gargoyle Generations... let's see if this is correct.
Ex)
Hudson - Gen 1

Goliath/Demona Gen 2

Trio/Bronx Gen 3--|
| |- from same gen, but different hatching
Angela Gen 3------|

Samson (Is that his name?) Gen 4

1) Is this basically a correct assumption?
2) Does a Gargoyle ALWAYS find a mate in his hatching? IE) did all the Avalon Gargoyles pair off?
3) If the above is not true, then, would a Garoyle look to the next hatching, or would they be too young?

Greg responds...

1. No, not at all.

2. Not necessarily.

3. It depends when he or she is looking. Yama and Sora are from different generations. But they didn't get together when she was a kid.

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matt writes...

1. will Tom and/or Katherine live to see Gabriel, Opheila, and Boudikka and the other Avalon gargoyle's eggs hatch?
2. will the Avalon clan continue the naming of the hatchlings?
3. will they have a rookery or will they raise their eggs and hatchling's individually as humans do?

oh, and i was thinking about the Earth rythmn and its effects on gargs reproductive cycles on Avalon and i thought that maybe Avalon produces its own rythmn that may mimic or duplicate the rythmn of the Earth so that Opheila and the rest still lay eggs and hatch as if they were in the real world. afterall, from what evidence we've seen in the series and that you've given us, Avalon doesn't seem to be a place you can locate on Earth, just a theory...

Greg responds...

1. Not gonna answer that.
2. Yes.
3. Rookery. They know that much.

The cycles tie together. The math is excruciating for me, but I've managed it. I think.

Response recorded on March 12, 2001

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matt writes...

among the British gargs would a female gargoyle that has the lion genes still have the mane that Leo has? i would think she would because Leo is not a lion and while he looks like one probably shares very few of the same characteristics of a lion.
i've also noticed that Maggie the Cat has lion genes and is the only mutate with hair and i assume this is because of the animal she was mutated from but of course Leo wasn't created from a lion...

Greg responds...

There is a chameleonesque characteristic (metaphorically) to the various superficial gargoyle differences that seem so pronounced. That might suggest a female of Leo's type might look lioness-esque as opposed to Lion-esque. But it might not. I hate to tie my hand frankly, or rather I hate to tie the artists hands in advance.

Response recorded on March 08, 2001

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Justin writes...

Quick question,

You have mentioned that not all of the currently existing clans have names. So by the time of The Journey, how many of the clans have names? ( Not including London, Manhattan, Labyrinth, Ishimura, Avalon and Guatemala.) And which ones?

Greg responds...

Huh? I'm not sure what you mean by names?

1. The London Clan. London, England.

2. The Ishimura Clan. Ishimura, Japan.

3. The Mayan Clan. ChacIxChel, Guatemala.

4. The Korea Clan. Pukhan, Korea.

5. The Xanadu Clan. Xanadu, China.

6. The Loch Ness Clan. Loch Ness, Scotland.

7. The New Olympian Clan. Mount Thanatos, New Olympus.

8. The Avalon Clan. Oberon's Palace, Avalon.

9. The Manhattan Clan. New York, U.S.A.

10. The Labyrinth Clan. New York, U.S.A.

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Justin writes...

Greg,
You have mentioned that there is a clan in Korea.
1)Where in Korea is this clan located?
2)Who is the leader of the clan?
3) Have they had a massacre recently? Or do the Koreans in the area even know they exist?
4) In 1998 did the clan have a rookery?
5) Will any Korean gargs play a part in future story lines?
6) Of the 12 Existing clans; how many is the Illuminati aware of?

Thanks

Greg responds...

1. Pukhan, Korea. This clan lives in tunnels and caves that run through the mountains along the Pukhan River.

2. Don't know yet.

3. No full-scale massacre, if that's what you mean.

3a. There are legends.

4. Yes.

5. Yes.

6. In 2001, there are not 12 existing clans. There are 10, including Avalon, Manhattan and the Labyrinth. And the Illuminati probably know about fewer than you think.

Response recorded on March 02, 2001

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matt writes...

in "M.I.A." Griff mentions that Goliath looks like scottish stock.
did Griff know about the Loch Ness Clan in Scotland?
did he figure that Goliath was a member of this clan?

Greg responds...

The London Clan has a library.

Response recorded on March 01, 2001

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Justin writes...

Greg,
Hey a few more questions.
1) Who is Kai's mate?
2) By the time of the Journey how old is Kai biologically?
3) How many children have Kai and his mate produced? And what years did they hatch?
4) Have Yama and Sora had a child yet?

Thanks again

Greg responds...

1. No one that we've really met.
2. The same age as Leo and Una.
3. Biological children?
4. No. Sora's too young.

Response recorded on March 01, 2001

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matt writes...

when garg clans were all over the world did the clans ever have "clan protectorate" boundry lines the way we have national borders? i'm mainly refering to the clans of the British isles since there seemed to be more clans there and they are closer to each other, like the Wyvern, break-off Wyvern, Loch Ness, and London clans, and i'm sure there were once many more, so did they ever have boundries between their protectorates?

Greg responds...

More like vague territories.

Response recorded on March 01, 2001

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Justin writes...

Dear Greg,
1)Why are the London gargoyles only limited to lions,horses and birds? That seems kinda silly.
2) How many eggs hatched to the London clan in 1998?
3) How many beasts does this clan have?
4) How many children do Leo and Una have?
5) Will Griff find a mate?
6) Why is Una the leader?
7)Shouldn't one of the younger generation take over?

Thanks

Greg responds...

1. You're thinking about this backwards. You might as easily ask why are the Wyvern gargoyles limited to what you've seen of them? And at any rate, you've got it wrong. The London gargs vaguely resemble various combinations of Griffin, Winged Lion and Winged Unicorn.

2. I'm not going to answer this at this time.

3. Ditto.

4. Many clan-children.

5. Not telling.

6. That's complex. Why is Goliath the leader? It's how things turned out. I will say, that she's highly intelligent, and has done a good job at keeping the clan safe.

7. Eventually. What's your hurry?

Response recorded on February 26, 2001

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michael regan writes...

dear greg.
as i am in england,our flipping(tm)english t.v studios have not show the intire series,so i missed out of half the gargoyles,i never even got to see goliath and elisa kiss.
i am intrested in the characters kai and his clan,could you tell me what kai is like as a person,and his clan
thanks you forever for thinking of this wonderful cartoon

Greg responds...

Kai is a dedicated leader of the old school, literally. He is Bushido master in Ishimura. His clan has lived in peace and secrecy with the humans of Ishimura for centuries.

What else do you want to know?

Try to be specific.

Response recorded on February 26, 2001

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Sapphire writes...

In gargoyle society we see how males and females are considered equal like in Goliath's clan but is there
a gargoyle clan in which males are dominant?

Greg responds...

No.

Response recorded on February 26, 2001

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matt writes...

by "Ill met by Midnight" are Gabriel and Opheila allready chosen mates or do they decide that later? seeing as how Tom and Katherine are human and raised the gargs as brothers and sisters in a human fashion what is T and K's reaction to the coupling of the eggs? if i am wrong in how they were raised than correct me, please, but neither Tom nor Katherine was very knowledgable in garg customs, were they? did they raise the gargs in a garg way as best they could or just as they would human children and garg instincts took over for the rest?

Greg responds...

Moonlight, not midnight.

You're mostly wrong. I think Tom and Katharine and the Magus realized that these eggs represented an entire generation, not just a bunch of siblings. Relationships developed. Some fraternal, others romantic. The humans attempted to mimic gargoyle customs, which the Magus had some information on.

And Gabe and Ophelia were certainly romantically involved by Ill Met.

Response recorded on February 26, 2001

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matt writes...

do all the clans of 1996 have beasts, or at least beast eggs?

Greg responds...

Maybe.

Response recorded on February 15, 2001

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matt writes...

i have a question about gargoyle customs. you've said that Opheila is Gabriel's second in command and for a time, Demona was Goliath's second, is it common among gargs to choose their mate as second? if so, isn't that unfair to the other gargs hoping to become second, or am i thinking too much like a human?

Greg responds...

You're generally thinking too much like a human.

The bigger issue over time is age. A second should be in a position to be groomed to take over for his leader, either in case of an emergency (as when Brooklyn took over for Goliath during the World Tour) or in the case of succession, as when the older Hudson stepped down in favor of the younger Goliath.

Had things gone differently at Wyvern, eventually either Demona would have stepped down to allow a new second to be chosen from the younger generation (most likely Brooklyn) OR Goliath would have stepped aside to allow Demona to lead and chose a new younger Second (again, most likely Brooklyn).

It's largely a meritocracy otherwise. Hudson chose Goliath as his second based on a myriad of positive qualities but primarily integrity, intelligence, natural leadership abilities and a genuine ferocity in battle.

Goliath in turn selected Demona for the same qualities. *He was just mistaken about the integrity.*

As for Avalon, the situation is a bit different, as all the gargs there are of the same generation. Originally Gabriel was chosen as leader and one of his many rookery-siblings Angela was chosen as his second. When Angela left, Gabriel did select his mate as his second, at least for the time being. But you can bet Ophelia was qualified -- look how she performed even when wounded in Avalon Part Three -- or he would not have chosen her. Does nepotism play a part. Possibly. But I'd think that the qualities necessary would have to be even more obvious to avoid charges of nepotism.

In London, Una is the leader of the clan. Her second, whom we have not yet met, is of a younger generation and generally runs things at their more rural (or at least suburban) estate.

In Japan, Kai was the leader. Yama, of a younger generation, was his second. After Yama's banishment, Yama's mate Sora was probably chosen as Second (though don't hold me to that). Again Sora's chosen for her attributes and (relative) youth. Someday -- short of a catastrophe taking place -- she will lead the clan in Kai's place.

In Guatemala, Zafiro is the leader. His second is not his mate Obsidiana, but Turquesa, Jade's mate. They are all of the same generation, but they are also the only gargs alive down there at the moment. (Not counting the eggs.)

Response recorded on February 07, 2001

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Vashkoda writes...

Happy New Year, Greg. My question focuses on the Chinese clan. You mentioned that Fu Dog came from there, and that he was named that because he looked like a foo-dog. In case you were unaware (though I seriously doubt it), the foo-dog is actually a representation of a lion. Lions aren't native to China, but their image was present on gifts given to the Chinese Emperor. Lion statues were then built at the entrance of temples, tombs and official buildings to guard them and ward off evil. They became associated with Buddha ("Fo" in Chinese) and were also called "lions of Korea" and "shismi dogs".

So my question is (in three parts):
1a) Does Fu Dog really resemble a lion? (you said in a post once that you had "a fairly clear idea" of Fu Dog's design).
b) If so, do the majority of the other members of the Chinese clan also resemble mammals, as the London clan does?
c) If your answer to "b" is no, would their general physical structure be closer to Goliath's, or Zaphiro's, or something all-together different?

Greg responds...

Keep in mind, legends always have a basis in truth. That doesn't mean they are wholey accurate. Fu Dogs were probably based (in the gargoyles universe) on Chinese gargoyle beasts.

1a. There may be some passing resemblance to a lion.
1b. You're jumping to conclusions, which I'll neither confirm or deny.
1c. My answer to b wasn't no.

Response recorded on February 01, 2001

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Justin writes...

Hey Greg,
1)Who is the leader of the London clan right now?
2)Who is his/her second? Now.
3)In M.I.A. we only saw three gargoyles that belonged to this clan. What other types of animals could these gargoyles look like? Say Gorillas? Llamas? Dogs? What?
Thank you

Greg responds...

1. Una.

2. We haven't met that garg yet.

3. No. What you saw is what you get.

Response recorded on January 31, 2001

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(The Guppi) writes...

[1] The first time I watched _Possession_ I pretty much took it for granted how much Coldfire and Coldsteel resembled 'Desdemona' and 'Iago'. It makes sense when you're used to half-baked comic book logic (not to disrespect your own fine work in the field), but Gargoyles takes great pains to create a more, erm, well-done and realistic (or at least snarkily pseudo-scientific :P) universe. On later viewings, I was compelled to contemplate further. The techniques used in creating the Steel Clan wouldn't apply here, I think. The techies at Scarab Corp. (or wherever) probably had lots of old security tapes of Goliath to pore over as much as they liked, but it's hard to imagine how that'd work with the Legionnaires. Was the likeness of design only in animation, then?
[2] Likewise, with the the WWII statue in London, which off-the-bat was recognizable as being of Goliath and Griff. Was its sculptor working solely off of Sir Douglas' accounts? (Pilots are generally more observant than the average bear, and from the impression he made on you as a kid, he musta made one heckuva eyewitness. It still is kind of a stretch, though...)

Greg responds...

1. You're forgetting Puck. And various memory chips inside Coldstone.

2. I always thought that that statue was funded by Leo and Una. Ostensibly as a memorial to the Battle of Britain, but really as a memorial to Griff and Goliath.

Response recorded on January 26, 2001

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Justin writes...

Dear Greg,
You mentioned that Bronx and Boudicca are mates, and that they will mate again. Will any from the Avalon clan (Including Boudicca) go to Manhattan?
Thanx

Greg responds...

Boudicca's already been once.

There may be exchange programs worked out in the future.

Response recorded on January 17, 2001

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Justin writes...

Dear Greg,
When do suppose the New Olympian clan will make there presence known? You have mentioned that they are somewhat isolationist even with the New Olympians, so it seems unlikely that they would willingly venture into the outside world.

Greg responds...

It'll be a while.

Response recorded on January 17, 2001

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matt writes...

Griff was going to be Una's mate but dissappeared before they could and she ended up mating with Leo, correct? if so, isn't that quite wierd for all three of them now that Griff is back, he obviously must've had feelings for Una and now her and his friend are together. would all this have anything to do with the reason Griff decided to stay with Arthur and not return to London?

Greg responds...

Yes. And yes.

Response recorded on January 03, 2001

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matt writes...

okay, Zafiro and Obsidiana are mates, and Jade and Turquesa are mates, correct? were they all mates before the Guatemalan clan was destroyed or after? i ask this cuz i wonder if they became mates with each other for the continuation of the clan (after the massacre) or it was coincidence that the four pendant wearers were also mates.

Greg responds...

Maybe not coincidence, but they were already mates.

The not coincidence part is that if you are thrown together often enough, something might spark.

Response recorded on January 02, 2001

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matt writes...

is there a clan leader of the Avalon clan? is it Gabriel or do they consider Goliath to be their clan leader?

Greg responds...

Gabriel is the leader.

Response recorded on December 22, 2000

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matt writes...

how many eggs are in guatemala in 1996?
what year were the other clan members destroyed?
having the ability to function in daylight, wouldn't it be a top priority for the pendant wearers to watch over the pyramid, clan, and amulet during the day? why then were ALL four of them away the day the pyramid was raided and the clan destroyed? were they tricked?

Greg responds...

I don't think they were intentionally tricked, but it worked out that way.

I don't have the chronology solidified yet, but I figure there are between twenty and forty eggs.

Response recorded on December 22, 2000

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Sapphire writes...

1)What is the world population of gargoyles in 1996 excluding gargoyle beasts?

Greg responds...

1. I don't know exactly.

Response recorded on December 22, 2000

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Kam-Ra Cru writes...

Do the trio have any blood-siblings on Avalon>

Greg responds...

Potentially.

Response recorded on December 22, 2000

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Aris Katsaris writes...

You must have reached this point in your timeline: When were Griff, Leo and Una hatched?

Greg responds...

1898.

And no, I haven't gotten to M.I.A. either in the present. But because I knew it had a flashback scene, I actually did the 1940 stuff before I started on the other episodes. That lead to figuring out their hatchdate.

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matt writes...

I was looking through the archives and i found that you had said a LONG time ago that Yama was in his late twenties (biologically) in 1996. doesn't this mean that he already has had the oppurtunity to mate (at 20)? also, how many generations older is Kai than Yama and Sora?

Greg responds...

I'm still working on my timeline revision, and I haven't gotten to these details as yet. I'm currently working on December of 1995, so I haven't yet dealt with the episode Bushido in any detail, and thus the ramifications of that episode -- even those that predate 1995 -- still haven't been accounted for in the revised document. Instead of guessing, I'd rather you give me the next six months to figure it out correctly once and for all. My goal is to be done by the next Gathering in Los Angeles.

Response recorded on December 22, 2000

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JADE writes...

I was wondering, you know all the Gargoyles on Avalon? Would they every rejoin the Gargoyles in New York? If so for what reason?

Greg responds...

I'm not sure what you mean by "rejoin".

Response recorded on December 21, 2000

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Phil writes...

Clan questions:

1) In the Egyptian episode, "Grief," Angela suggests that the sphinx looks like giant gargoyle. We know from the clans contest that there is not currently a clan in Egypt. Was there at one time an Egyptian clan that died out or was destroyed?

2) On a related note, you said that the New Olympus gargoyles left Greece with the New Olympians. Again from the clan contest we know that there is not currently a Greek clan. Assuming there was once a Greek clan, did they all go to New Olympus, or did some stay behind to die out or be destroyed?

3) I'm not asking you to tell the stories now, but do you have them planned out for use perhaps in Timedancer?

(Note: I'm thinking about gathering a list of "untold stories" you've hinted at. [Greg replies: "I know, but I'm not telling now."] The more unanswered questions I come up with, the more eager and impatient I am for the return of Gargoyles.)

Greg responds...

1. Possibly.

2. The latter. Though not all the New Olympian gargs came from Greece. Some came from other mediterranean locations.

3. Which stories?

Response recorded on December 07, 2000

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matt writes...

why do gargoyles eventually colonize Queen Florence Island? is it because their numbers are so small that if they don't all group together they'll go extinct?

Greg responds...

It's actually out of the successful rebounding of the species that they decide to add a new clan. They have largely maxed out the capacity of the twelve sites they have.

Response recorded on December 01, 2000

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matt writes...

did the gargoyle clans in the americas migrate over the bering strait from asia with the humans or did the get there some other way?

Greg responds...

You mean the Mayan clan? Yes, probably.

Cause the Manhattan clan was shipped over in boxes. The Labyrinth clan was cloned from the Manhattan Clan, and the Queen Florence Island clan will someday be made up of Gargs who colonize it from all over the world. (But that won't be for a while.)

Response recorded on November 21, 2000

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Todd Jensen writes...

About when did the London clan first open the magic shop? (If you don't know the exact year, then the general period in English history that you see it take place - i.e., Tudor, Stuart, Georgian, Victorian, etc.)

Greg responds...

Pre-Tudor.

Response recorded on November 21, 2000

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KW Keller writes...

Ishimura Clan questions:

1. After seeing the memo recently posted on naming schemes used in the series, I was wondering if any specific pattern was used with the Ishimura clan?

2. I don't know how involved you were with the individual names of the Ishimura clan, but what does Kai's name mean? Sora and Yama have only one kanji character associated with their names (yama: "mountain, hill, knoll," sora: "sky, heavens, air"), but there are over 40 kanji characters that are pronounced "KAI".

Greg responds...

1. I believe so. Yama means mountain, and I vaguely recall that the other names Sora and Kai meant something too. Can't remember what anymore, though. Sorry.

2. Oh. So Sora means sky. That just leaves Kai. Might it mean "Leader"? I just can't remember. But you can ask Story Editor Gary Sperling at the 2001 Gathering in Los Angeles this June.

Response recorded on November 21, 2000

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Sapphire writes...

Which Gargoyle clan excluding the Manhatten, labrinth, and Avalon clans have the largest population of Gargoyles?

Greg responds...

I haven't counted.

Response recorded on November 15, 2000

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Anonymous writes...

Does the stuff in the gargoyles bible saying that gargoyles are dragons in China still true?

Greg responds...

thats not exactly what the bible said

Response recorded on November 15, 2000

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Vasy writes...

Greg:

Did gargoyles ever travel to india

Greg responds...

Ever? Sure. Migrated.

Response recorded on November 15, 2000

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Anonymous writes...

Is the survival of the Loch Ness monster and the Loch Ness Clan has anything to do with each other?

Greg responds...

yes.

Response recorded on November 14, 2000

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Sapphire writes...

In the episode Bushido Yama told Goliath that the ishimera clan has been hiding from the outside world for centuries. In a way Yama really wants his clan to be revealed to the outside world which is very foolish since there are humans out there like the insane psychopath Jon Castaway that have dedicated their lives to the destruction of gargoyles my question is why do some gargoyles want their race to be reveiled to humans even they know it is very dangerous to do so?

Greg responds...

Because ultimately hiding is equally dangerous, with no chance of there being any positive change. It is a game of diminishing returns. The irony of Yama's position is that he's generally right, but he got the specifics wrong. Specifically, he trusted the wrong human.

Response recorded on November 13, 2000

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Sapphire writes...

Questions on the London clan of gargoyles

1) How did the London clan aquire the occult shop "In to the Mystic"?

2) How did they get the mansion that the clan is primary based in?

Greg responds...

1. Long story.

2. Another long story.

Response recorded on November 13, 2000

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matt writes...

any reason why there are so few clans in the southern hemisphere??? or were there alot of clans "down there" and they all happened to be wiped out?

Greg responds...

There used to be more clans everywhere. But most were wiped out.

Response recorded on November 13, 2000

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Anonymous writes...

Where exactly in China is Xanadu? If you can't tell us that could you give us a general location like what province it is in?

Greg responds...

Xanadu is hidden amid the rocky northern mountains of China.

Response recorded on November 13, 2000

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warrioress writes...

How many Gargs were in Demona's clan when she was allied with MacBeth(in the years after he had become king, I mean)? Any beasts? Offspring?

Greg responds...

I don't think there were any beasts. There were quite a few gargoyles at different times. As for off-spring, I'd have to look at my timeline, which I don't have with me. Maybe.

Response recorded on November 09, 2000

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Anonymous writes...

Where in Korea is the Korean Gargoyle Clan?

What legends inspired you to put a clan there?

Greg responds...

1. As I mentioned a few posts ago, I don't have that infor here with me now.

HOLD ON. I take that back. I do have it.

The Korean Clan of Gargoyles is located in tunnels and caves that run through the mountains along the Pukhan River.

2. One that Frank Paur told me about.

Response recorded on November 09, 2000

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Faieq writes...

Some questions about the Korean clan:
1)Whereabouts in Korea do the clan live? North or South?
2)What role did they play in the Korean War? Did they help as a clan or did only a few gargoyles help individually like Griff in WWII, presuming that the gargoyles did help in the war.
3a)Do they interact well with the humans that live in Korea (b)Do the humans in Korea know about the gargoyles living there?
4)How well is the clan doing in numbers? Strong, weak, in the middle?

Greg responds...

1. I don't have that information with me. And I wouldn't want to get it wrong.

2. Individuals played a role. But not the role of warriors.

3a. That's a matter of opinion.

3b. There are legends.

4. Middle.

Response recorded on November 09, 2000

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John writes...

Hi Greg,
Now I got you :)! In "City of stone" we see, that Demona is the leader of a little clan, that is robbing scotland. The first time I saw the ep, there was nothing strange on it. But then, I saw something verry, verry weird: One of the Gargoyles is 100% identical with one of the Avalon clan (Its the gargoyle with the brestplate. In "C.o.s." he is arguing with Demona, and in "Avalon, pt.2" he sits in the castle). That he lives on Avalon must mean, that his father is from the Wyvern clan and, so we all thought, is dead. But in "C.o.S." we could see his father alive. So he must be a survivor of the Wyvern massakre...
Well, maybe you could bring some light in that.
CU, John

Greg responds...

No. You're forgetting that a few years before the massacre, Wyvern's Gargoyle population was larger than the location could sustain (or than the humans of the castle would tolerate). Many of those gargoyles left Wyvern to form a new clan, that ultimately didn't fair much better than Wyvern did.

Response recorded on November 09, 2000

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Faieq writes...

When you said that the gargoyles on New Olympus were never converted to NO religions and the fact that we never saw any gargoyles (except Goliath, Bronx and Angela) in the episode 'The New Olympians', and that you also said that the gargoyles on New Olympus wouldn't reveal themselves to the world immediately after the New Olympians do, does that mean that the gargoyles on New Olympus live away from the bulk of the New Olympian population?

Greg responds...

They are somewhat isolationist, yes. But I hesitate to make generalizations about any group.

Response recorded on November 09, 2000

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LSZ writes...

Do any of the gargoyles of New Olympus practice any of the New Olympian religions?

Greg responds...

No.

Response recorded on November 02, 2000

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Vashkoda writes...

After the events in "Hunter's Moon", the Manhattan gang are the first gargoyle clan to be revealed to the general public.

1a) Which clan will be revealed next? b) Will it willingly reveal itself, or will it be discovered?

2a) When the New Olympians reveal themselves to the human world, will they also reveal that there are gargoyles living among them? b) Will the majority of the New Olympian gargoyles be open to starting relations with humans themselves?

Greg responds...

1a. Don't know.

1b. Don't know.

2a. Not right away.

2b. No.

Response recorded on October 20, 2000

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Skylar writes...

1. When I asked if there are any Gargoylebeasts whith wings you said they involved without. So if it is all an evolving thing and if there are only two kinds of gargoyles (the human like and the beast like), how does it come, that some gargoyles look totally different to the others and seem to have other bones, a much different skelleton?
For example Lexington looks much different (for example his bones in his wings) and a much more distinct example is Zaphiro. He seems to have no legs at all.

1b) How should I imagine Zaphiros skelleton? Is his "foot" exactly like a part of a snake or have the two legbones grown together into one?

2. Are there any other gargoyles out there that look much different than the rest? (as much as Zaphiro does)

3. How about feathers? Have some gargoyles feathers at their wings? Is that normal? Or is it maybe a genetic characteristic you find just in the genetic resources of the gargoylepopulation of some specific lands and not all over the world?

4. Do all Ishimura-Gargoyles have black hair? Is it normal, that in all countrys where the hair color of the native population is black, the hair color of the gargoyles is black, too?

4b) How about the Guatemala-Gargoyles?

Greg responds...

1. I think I said "evolved". You've never seen Zafiro's skeleton. The differences are superficial. The limb count is the same. Even Beasts, may have small vestigal wing bones, I suppose. But that doesn't mean there are flying beasts.

2. Yes.

3. Some have feather-like things on their wings, for example Zafiro and Griff.

4. Not all.

4b. What about them?

Response recorded on October 19, 2000

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Skylar writes...

Once again I took a look at the old clan contest, but some things make me think.

1. If I understood it, the 10 currently existing clans are the following: Manhattan, Labyrinth, London, Ishimura, Guatemala, Avalon, Xanadu, Loch Ness and New Olympus - is that right?

2) So what´s the thing with London? Does it mean, that not only the little clan which met Goliath&Co at their journey lives in london, but that the bigger clan they came from (which we where not introduced yet) is also located in London? Does it mean all Gargoyles, that are living in England, are living in London?

3. What is the thing with the Labyrinth? I didn´t get it. Which labyrinth is meant? The one the Minotaurus was locked up? Or the hedge labyrinth? Or another?
- PS: Ooooh, now I´ve got an idea: Could it be, that you mean the Labyrinth in Manhattans Underground? (I never thought of it as a Gargoyleclan, cause there´s no real Gargoyle living in, but just human mutates.)

5. If the Loch Ness clan is currently existing, why didn´t they help the Nessies, when they where in danger?

6. England, Japan, Guatemala, China, Korea - in all these countrys are Gargoyles already living in the Dark Ages, aren´t they?

6) About how many clans where in each of this countrys?

7) In which countrys have in the Dark Ages also been clans, but totally stamped out or expeled during the following centuries?

8) When the englishmen hunted their gargoyles and drove them out of their land, how did it come, that one gargoyleclan survived and that they didn´t find them during all the centurys?

9) Did any of the english gargoyles flee into another land, when they where hunted? If so, what happened to them?

Greg responds...

1. You forgot Korea.

2. As I've mentioned before, the clan lives in London's suburbs. The store which is manned by a small contingent from the clan, is in Soho.

3. Well, if you saw the series you should know (or perhaps recall) that the Mutates and the Gargoyle Clones lived in what they called "The Labyrinth" underneath Manhattan's streets with a bunch of homeless humans.

4. You didn't have a 4.

5. Who said they didn't? We just didn't see them.

6. (The First 6). Huh?

6. (The Second 6). One each.

7. Lots. And lots before the Dark Ages too. Assuming I understand the question.

8. They hid in plain sight for the most part.

9. Maybe.

Response recorded on October 19, 2000

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Ed writes...

Most of the gargoyles we've met look different depending on where they live. The Ishimura gargoyles have Japanese dress obviously, but also Zafiro and the London gargoyles have obvious differences. We have an idea from Griff's words in 'M.I.A.' that the Scottish gargoyles nowadays large resemble how they looked in 994. You also suggested in your 'bible' that the Chinese gargoyles might be dragon-like but what about in other places?

Do the gargoyles in New Olympus and Korea look any different? And what about the Paris gargoyles?

Greg responds...

The Paris clan is a colony of the other 13 clans that precede it.

There are many physical differences between some of the clans. Fewer between others. At some point, we might try and do a migration pattern thing. But I haven't done it yet.

Response recorded on October 19, 2000

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Ed writes...

After "THE JOURNEY", how long would it be before people twigged that there were London gargoyles? Una and Leo must look pretty realistic and the enormous differences in appearance probably won't concern people looking for nocturnal guys with wings, claws and talons.

Greg responds...

Maybe.

Response recorded on October 19, 2000

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KW Keller writes...

Gargoyle questions:

1. About what point in time did the London clan start using names?
2. About what point in time did the Ishimura clan start using names?
3. Do all the clans still in existance use names now?

Greg responds...

1. Don't know yet.

2. Don't know yet, but they had them by the time Brooklyn LEFT.

3. No.

Response recorded on October 19, 2000

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Vashkoda writes...

Some questions on the clans:

1) You said that the New Camelot area would still have normal day/night cycles and the temperature would be regulated so that the knights don't freeze. =) a) Is Merlin in any way responsible for these effects? b) Will New Camelot be self-sustainable? (i.e.--the area would be able to provide the knights with food, cloth and other necessary items?) c) Because of the day/night cycles, does time move differently there? d) How do the clan travel from Antarctica to the other continents? (by boat, plane, or some other way?)

2a) When you picked Korea as a clan location, was it simply to pay homage to the ones there who helped animate the show, or did you have some other reason, and can you say what that is? b) Which spin-offs might feature the Korea clan?

3a) Is there any particular reason why you didn't make any surviving clans live in Africa? b) Were there ever any clans in Africa? c) If so, did they migrate elsewhere, or were they completely wiped out?

Greg responds...

1a. In any way? Yes, I guess.

1b. Not entirely.

1c. No.

1d. Depends.

2a. Both homage and another reason. I don't want to say now.

2b. Don't know yet. They were originally scheduled for the World Tour, but we just didn't have enough episodes to get to them.

3a. No.

3b. I'm sure at one point.

3c. Some of each.

Response recorded on October 18, 2000

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Adam writes...

I just found this question in the archives:

I've noticed that a lot of people are putting Antarctica down for the clan contest. But since Antarctica basically has one long day and one long night, what kind of effect would that have on the gargoyles stone sleep cycle?

Greg responds...
I can't answer this question while the contest is on-going. Ask me when or if the contest ever ends.

I'll go ahead and take you up on that one.

1. How does the long day/night cycle affect the New Camelot clan?

2. Or is the day/night cycle one of the things about the continent that changes between 1994 and 2158?

3. Is the unusual length of days and nights one of the reasons why Antarctica was chosen as the location of New Camelot?

Greg responds...

1. It doesn't, because of the nature of New Camelot.

2. The cycle doesn't change Continent-wide, but New Camelot is an exception.

3. No.

Response recorded on September 26, 2000

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Sapphire writes...

Since Paris is one the 14 clans that will exist in the far future gargoyle series that was originally Gargoyles 2158 but now being revised I was wondering was there a Gargoyle clan living in Paris at the time of Goliath's awakening or will a Paris clan only exist if Gargoyles from other clans come to Paris to create a new one later on?

Greg responds...

The Paris clan does not yet exist in the revised 2158. It's even farther down the road. There were no Gargoyles living in Paris in 1994.

Response recorded on September 25, 2000

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KW Keller writes...

Guatemalan gargoyle questions:

1. Do the pendants worn by the clan also rejuvenate them, as they don't turn to stone while wearing the pendants?

2. Do gargoyles wearing the pendants age at half-speed like normal gargoyles, of at a human rate since they don't become stone?

3. Were Zafiro, Jade, Turquesa, and Obsidiana the only members of their clan who normally used the pendants, or were they just the gargoyles wearing them when the rest of the clan was destroyed?

Greg responds...

1. No.

2. Human rate. There's a cost.

3. They had the honor of being the pendant wearers at the time.

Response recorded on September 21, 2000

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Vashkoda writes...

Some Guatemala questions:

1a) If a clan has survived there all this time, why didn't the Mayans that shared the temple with them also survive? b) Were the Mayans killed/kidnapped/dispersed as recently as the raid that took out most of the clan, or did it happen long ago?

2) I was wondering if Jade's headdress bore any kind of significance? Does he have a status that differs from the others in the clan?

3a) Can any in the clan perform magic? b) Would anyone in the Gargoyles Universe (still living) have the knoweldge and the power to make another sun amulet and set of magic pendants?

4a) You mentioned that Jade and Turquesa would go on a few skiff adventures before returning home. In which spin-off would you imagine these adventures might be seen in? 4b) If you're willing, please mention one location where they will travel to.

5) Will they be allowed to bring their pendants with them when they enter Avalon? If not, what will they do with them?

Greg responds...

1a. Long story.

1b. Long ago.

2. I'm sure it has some significance.

3a. Obsidiana has limited abilities with potions and as a healer.

b. Possbily.

4a. Just in GARGOYLES.

4b. Just one? Back to Guatemala, of course. ;)

5. Leave 'em on the raft, I guess.

Response recorded on September 21, 2000

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Todd Jensen writes...

Well, we now know that the Xanadu clan is one of the currently-existing clans, alongside the gargoyles in Korea and New Olympus. And based on the evidence in "Heritage", I'd assume that the Queen Florence Island clan is one of the clans that won't be introduced until after 2158 (or whatever the new year for "Gargoyles 2158" will be).

So which of the two remaining clans is the tenth present-day one? Loch Ness or Paris? (I'm thinking Loch Ness myself, since it's easier to imagine a gargoyle clan successfully hiding in Loch Ness than in Paris, and because you indicated in your answer about Taro's theme park that there aren't any gargoyles in Paris currently, but I'd just like to make certain).

Greg responds...

Paris is clan 14, which is as far into the future as my thoughts have gone. (Way beyond the start of the revised future-set show.)

Response recorded on September 21, 2000

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Vashkoda writes...

You just revealed that the Xanadu clan is the other contemporary clan. You also previously mentioned that Brooklyn would find Fu-Dog in China during his travels. Which makes me wonder.....

1a) Does the Gate bring Brooklyn to present-day (or at least what would be the present relative to the "Gargoyles" show time-line) China? b) If not the present, around which period would it be (ancient, medieval, future, etc), on each (if there's more than one) of the occassions Brook would travel to China?

2a) Is Xanadu the only Chinese location the Gate brings Brook to? (assuming it even takes him to Xanadu). 2b) Does Brooklyn find Fu-dog in Xanadu, or in another Chinese clan?

3a) Around what age would Fu-dog be when Brook first finds him? (I think you said he wasn't a puppy) b) Did Fu-dog leave a mate or any progeny behind when he left with Brooklyn?

4) Do the Ishimura, Korea, and Xanadu clans know about each other?

5) In the contest, you didn't give credit for listing Beijing as the home of the Xanadu clan, even though that's where Kublai Khan had his capital--which is the place some believe Coleridge's "Xanadu" referred to. So my question is--where (approximately) in China *is* Xanadu?

6) Dragons play a big role in Chinese (and many other) mythologies. Are these legends simply based on gargoyles and their beasts--who may resemble dragons, on fey who chose to assume dragon form, or on a separate species all-together?

Greg responds...

1a. Maybe.

1b. Maybe all of the above. Or not.

2a. Forty years is a long dance. I don't pretend to have all forty years plotted out exactly.

2b. Xanadu.

3a. I said I never said he was a puppy.

3b. Can't say. Or won't.

4. Perhaps.

5. Not in Beijing.

6. Greg has left the building.

Response recorded on September 21, 2000

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Lexy writes...

(Questions on Yama and Sora)

1) In "Bad Guys" you had planned on Yama being part of the crew. But I doubt that will occure exactly that way if the regular "Gargoyles" series ever comes back. So..
Did you plan on having Yama try to redeem himself in some other way?

2) You mentioned that Sora was going to be one of the females included in the Manhattan Rookery. Why did she go all the way there to lay her egg? Was it do to some clause in Bushido? (I personally don't think that gargs have a hang up on dishonor being passed down ..but thought I'd ask)

Greg responds...

1. No. If any garg-related series ever came back, I'd find a way to incorporate Bad Guys into it.

2. I categorically did not say that. I said they'd all be laying eggs around the same time. Not the same place.

Response recorded on September 16, 2000

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Sam writes...

Hello,
I was just curious, biologically, how old was everyone in the mini clan back in 1996? Thanks alot!

Greg responds...

What's the mini-clan? Isn't that a fan-based thing?

Response recorded on September 16, 2000

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Ambrosia writes...

Yay, the clan contest is over!

Okay, I've wanted to ask you this ever since I realized that Rome wasn't a clan location: You had said that it was the Magus of Rome who cast the "clothes turning to stone" spell because the emperor was sick of naked gargoyles running around. So... what happened to the Roman clan? Did they die out?
Thanks!

Greg responds...

I never said there was a clan in Rome.

Response recorded on September 16, 2000

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Todd Jensen writes...

A fresh question about the now-solved clan contest:

When you first began this one in 1997 (I believe), you mentioned that the 14 clans consisted of the six that we already knew, two currently-existing ones that were hinted at in the series, two more currently-existing ones that were not hinted at anywhere in the series, two future clans that would be brought about through the long-term goals of cast members, and two future clans (established post-2158 originally, although it's obviously going to be a different year now) that were foreshadowed in the series.

Now, the eight clans on the confirmed list besides the six on-stage ones are: New Olympus, Korea, Xanadu, Paris, Loch Ness, New Camelot, Wyvern, and Queen Florence Island.

New Olympus we know is one of the two present-day hinted-at ones (since the New Olympians mention knowing gargoyles). Korea, obviously, is one of the two present-day not-hinted-at "you-can-only-guess-it-if-you're-psychic" ones, since Korea was never mentioned in the series. So that brings the number down to six.

Now, obviously the New Camelot and Wyvern clans don't exist yet, and they both fit the description for the earlier "pre-2158" future clans: New Camelot would be a fulfillment of King Arthur's long-term goals, and Wyvern would fit in with the "nostalgia" element that you mentioned one of these clans having. So that leaves us with four: Loch Ness, Paris, Queen Florence Island, and Xanadu.

Here's where the question creeps in: which one of these four is the remaining contemporary unhinted-at-one? Now, it's obviously not Loch Ness (since Sevarius speculates about a clan there in "Monsters" and even initially believes Angela to be part of it before he examines her genetic structure and discovers that she's Goliath and Demona's daughter) or Queen Florence Island (partly because we know that there aren't any gargoyles now, and partly because Raven's illusionary clan would obviously count as a foreshadowing). So that narrows it down to Paris and Xanadu.

But both, one can argue, are also "foreshadowed" - Paris via "Sanctuary" and the opening flashback of "Hunter's Moon Part Three" (where Demona kills Charles Canmore at Notre Dame), and Xanadu in "Her Brother's Keeper" where Xanatos has an upstate retreat with the same name. So which one of these is the "unforeshadowed" one?

Greg responds...

Xanadu. Unfortunately, when I posted those original clues, I temporarily forgot that Xanadu was the name of Xanatos' retreat. Sorry if that prolonged the contest (for three years).

Response recorded on September 16, 2000

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Todd Jensen writes...

Now that the clan contest is over (and congratulations, Vashkoda!), I thought that I'd ask you about one of the particular clan-answers.

It seems clear now that you're placing New Camelot in Antarctica. What I'm curious about is: why there? While Antarctica does have some advantages for being the site of Arthur's new home (it's out of the way, and isn't part of any nation-state), it's also one of the most inhospitable places on the planet. Wouldn't the harsh cold be something of a problem for making it Arthur's permanent base of operations (well, the gargoyles there would be able to weather the cold, but it might not be so great for any human members of the court)?

Greg responds...

Keep in mind, the clan and the kingdom is founded in Antarctica sometime between 1996 and (the revised year that was) 2158. I'm not gonna get more specific than that right now, but I will say that a lot can happen in two hundred years. Also, the location is a direct result of various strange alliances in the Garg Universe that I'm also not prepared to discuss right now.

Let me just say that I'm not ignorant of the weather conditions. But I do have something in mind.

Response recorded on September 16, 2000

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Joey Aspenwall writes...

Ok.
I just want to know the manhatten clan gargoyles ages. Sorry if im rude, stupid or anything, i just wanna know their ages.

Greg responds...

I don't think you're being rude, stupid or "anything". What generated that?

Anyway, unfortuntately, I don't have that information with me right now. And I'm tired of trusting my memory and getting things wrong. So post the question again, and if I'm at my office, I promise I'll answer it.

Response recorded on September 16, 2000

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Todd Jensen writes...

Were the ancestors of the London clan the gargoyles whom Arthur was acquainted with during his reign? I assume that they were in Britain already at the time because of Griff's "hatchling riddle" about Excalibur in "Pendragon" (the episode) - not to mention the fact that their presence in Arthur's kingdom would explain those references in the legends to lions, unicorns, and griffons in Arthurian Britain - but I just wanted to make certain.

Greg responds...

Yep.

Response recorded on September 16, 2000

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Adam writes...

14 CLANS

1. Manhattan
2. Labyrinth
3. London
4. Ishimura
5. Guatemala
6. Avalon
7. Xanadu, China
8. Loch Ness
9. Wyvern, Scotland
10. Paris
11. New Olympus
12. New Camelot, Antarctica
13. Queen Florence Island
14. Korea

Greg responds...

right but tyco

Response recorded on September 14, 2000

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Vashkoda writes...

Avalon, London, Manhattan, Labyrinth, New Olympus, Wyvern (Scotland), Xanadu (China), Queen Florence Island (Canada), New Camelot (Antarctica), Paris (France), Loch Ness (Scotland), Guatemala, Ishimura, Ecuador

(though don't the Galapagos Islands belong to Ecuador? So I guess it isn't that one, but heck, why not be sure)

Greg responds...

tyco

or

"Thank You. Contest Over."

Response recorded on September 11, 2000

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Bud-Clare writes...

1. What were the names of the four members of the Guatamalan clan before they were given the pendants? (It's odd that I'd ask you a question that I don't really expect you to have an answer to. Consider it definitive prove that the universe is a silly place.)

2. Will they revert to their old names when they "retire"?
(2b. Am I correct in assuming that, unless they die, they'll eventually pass their pendants on to younger gargoyles?)

Greg responds...

1. They had no names. They're Gargoyles. ;)

2. See above.

Response recorded on September 09, 2000

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Vashkoda writes...

I dunno if I caught something in Fred's score or not. Prob' not, but oh well:

Avalon, London, Manhattan, Labyrinth, New Olympus, Wyvern (Scotland), Xanadu (China), Queen Florence Island (Canada), New Camelot (Antarctica), Paris (France), Loch Ness (Scotland), Guatemala, Ishimura, Korea

Greg responds...

14

Yep. That's right. 14.

Ladies & Gentlemen, we have a winner!

Vashkoda, please contact Gorebash with your e-mail address so that I can arrange to get you your prize.

Congratulations!

[And thank god, it's over.]

Response recorded on September 09, 2000

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Melissa writes...

14 Clan Contest

Avalon
Manhattan
Labryinth
London
Ishimura, Japan
Guatemala
Xanadau, China
Wyvern, Scotland
Loch Ness
Paris, France
New Olympus
Queen Florence Island, Canada
New Camelot, Anarctica
Tibet

Greg responds...

13 tyca

Response recorded on September 09, 2000

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Bruno (M20AVV@bol.com.br) writes...

Hi Greg, brazilian congratulations for your great job. And thanks for be so kind with us. That's my first question, and the first time that I actually 'write' in english. Then I'm so sorry for any errors.

The 14 Clans:

1. Manhattan
2. Labyrinth
3. London
4. Ishimura
5. Guatemala
6. Avalon
7. Xanadu, China
8. Loch Ness
9. Wyvern, Scotland
10. Paris
11. New Olympus
12. New Camelot, Antarctica
13. Queen Florence Island
14. New Orleans, USA

See ya.

Greg responds...

13 tyca

And welcome!

Response recorded on September 09, 2000

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Demona Taina writes...

Well, I might as well try it again. :P
Here are my fourteen guesses for the clan contest..

1. Manhattan, New York
2. Labyrinth, Underground
3. London, England
4. Ishimura, Japan
5. Guatemala, South America
6. Avalon
7. Xanadu, China
8. Loch Ness, Scotland
9. Wyvern, Scotland
10. Paris, France
11. New Olympus
12. Castle Moray, Scotland
13. Queen Florence Island
14. Space-spawn Homeworld

Let's see how well I do this time. :P

Greg responds...

12 tyca

Response recorded on September 09, 2000

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Vasy writes...

Let us see

1. Manhattan
2. Labyrinth
3. London
4. Ishimura
5. Guatemala
6. Avalon
7. Xanadu, China
8. Loch Ness
9. Wyvern, Scotland
10. Paris
11. New Olympus
12. New Camelot, Antarctica
13. Queen Florence Island

14. Another place in Antarctica

Greg responds...

13 tyca

Response recorded on September 09, 2000

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The Mighty Thor writes...

I not then....

1. Manhattan
2. Labyrinth
3. London
4. Ishimura
5. Guatemala
6. Avalon
7. Xanadu, China
8. Loch Ness
9. Wyvern, Scotland
10. Paris
11. New Olympus
12. New Atlantis
13. Queen Florence Island
14. Space-spawn Homeworld

Greg responds...

12 tyca

Response recorded on September 09, 2000

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Aris Katsaris writes...

And my final attempt for now (I think it's the first time I post four guesses in a row)

1. Manhattan
2. Labyrinth
3. London
4. Ishimura
5. Guatemala
6. Avalon
7. Xanadu, China
8. Loch Ness
9. Wyvern, Scotland
10. Paris
11. New Olympus
12. New Camelot, Antarctica
13. Queen Florence Island
14. The afterlife

(okay, that was a joke :-)

Greg responds...

13 tyca

Response recorded on September 09, 2000

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Aris Katsaris writes...

one more guess...

1. Manhattan
2. Labyrinth
3. London
4. Ishimura
5. Guatemala
6. Avalon
7. Xanadu, China
8. Loch Ness
9. Wyvern, Scotland
10. Paris
11. New Olympus
12. New Camelot, Antarctica
13. Queen Florence Island
14. Tokyo

Greg responds...

13 tyca

Response recorded on September 09, 2000

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Aris Katsaris writes...

Still hunting. :-)

1. Manhattan
2. Labyrinth
3. London
4. Ishimura
5. Guatemala
6. Avalon
7. Xanadu, China
8. Loch Ness
9. Wyvern, Scotland
10. Paris
11. New Olympus
12. New Camelot, Antarctica
13. Queen Florence Island
14. Andes

Greg responds...

13 tyca

Response recorded on September 09, 2000

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Aris Katsaris writes...

Hunting for the elusive 14th Clan... :-)

1. Manhattan
2. Labyrinth
3. London
4. Ishimura
5. Guatemala
6. Avalon
7. Xanadu, China
8. Loch Ness
9. Wyvern, Scotland
10. Paris
11. New Olympus
12. New Camelot, Antarctica
13. Queen Florence Island
14. Nepal

Greg responds...

13 tyca

Response recorded on September 09, 2000

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Vashkoda writes...

More clan guesses (I guess you intentionally left out an answer to my question of whether the last clan's location could be found on a current world map). =/

Malta, Monaco, Luxemberg, Netherlands, Austria, Hungary, Moldova, Serbia, Lithuania, New Olympus, Labyrinth, Avalon, Manhattan, Paris

Greg responds...

5 tyca

Response recorded on September 09, 2000

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The Mighty Thor writes...

Clan guesses

1. Manhattan
2. Labyrinth
3. London
4. Ishimura
5. Guatemala
6. Avalon
7. Xanadu, China
8. Loch Ness
9. Wyvern, Scotland
10. Paris
11. New Olympus
12. New Camelot, Antarctica
13. Queen Florence Island
14. New Atlantis (Aqua gargoyles clan)

o please, op lease

Greg responds...

13 tyca

Response recorded on September 09, 2000

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Joey Aspenwall writes...

Clan guesses!

1. Manhattan
2. Labyrinth
3. London
4. Ishimura
5. Guatemala
6. Avalon
7. Xanadu, China
8. Loch Ness
9. Wyvern, Scotland
10. New Olympus
11. New Camelot, Antarctica
12. Queen Florence Island
13. Space-spawn Homeworld

that is all i can think of

Greg responds...

12 tyca

Response recorded on September 09, 2000

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Frederick writes...

Ascertained 14 Clans:
1) Isle von Manhattan, New York, New York, USA
2) Isle von Avalon
3) London, United Kingdom
4) Ishimura, Japan
5) Guatemala
6) New Olympus
7) Xanadu, China
8) Labyrinth, New York, New York, USA
9) Paris, France
10) Wyvern, Scotland, United Kingdom
11) Loch Ness, Scotland, United Kingdom
12) Isle of Queen Florence, Canada
13) New Camelot, Antarctica
14) Gargoyle Islands, Alaska, United States
and yes, that place exists too
dfdz

Greg responds...

13 tyca

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Frederick writes...

Ascertained 14 Clans:
1) Isle von Manhattan, New York, New York, USA
2) Isle von Avalon
3) London, United Kingdom
4) Ishimura, Japan
5) Guatemala
6) New Olympus
7) Xanadu, China
8) Labyrinth, New York, New York, USA
9) Paris, France
10) Wyvern, Scotland, United Kingdom
11) Loch Ness, Scotland, United Kingdom
12) Isle of Queen Florence, Canada
13) New Camelot, Antarctica
14) Weisman Lake, Colorado, United States
and yes, that place exists
dfdz

Greg responds...

13 tyca

Response recorded on September 09, 2000

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Frederick writes...

Ascertained 14 Clans:
1) Isle von Manhattan, New York, New York, USA
2) Isle von Avalon
3) London, United Kingdom
4) Ishimura, Japan
5) Guatemala
6) New Olympus
7) Xanadu, China
8) Labyrinth, New York, New York, USA
9) Paris, France
10) Wyvern, Scotland, United Kingdom
11) Loch Ness, Scotland, United Kingdom
12) Isle of Queen Florence, Canada
13) New Camelot, Antarctica
14) Queen Mab Mountain, Australia
dfdz

Greg responds...

13 tyca

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Frederick writes...

I am crazy (verrückt)
Ascertained 14 Clans:
1) Isle von Manhattan, New York, New York, USA
2) Isle von Avalon
3) London, United Kingdom
4) Ishimura, Japan
5) Guatemala
6) New Olympus
7) Xanadu, China
8) Labyrinth, New York, New York, USA
9) Paris, France
10) Wyvern, Scotland, United Kingdom
11) Loch Ness, Scotland, United Kingdom
12) Isle of Queen Florence, Canada
13) New Camelot, Antarctica
14) Hudson Bay
dfdz

Greg responds...

13 tyca

Response recorded on September 09, 2000

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joey aspenwall <iam_he@hotmail.com> writes...

Both, please.

this comes from my previous question you asked me a question when i asked you the manhatten gargoyles ages.

Greg responds...

Both what?

You gotta understand that it's probably been weeks since I saw your last question. Is cutting and pasting that big a problem?

Response recorded on September 06, 2000

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Ed writes...

Are any humans besides Elisa aware that there is a clan of gargoyles in London?

Greg responds...

Probably. But not many.

Response recorded on September 06, 2000

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Ed writes...

Do the any of the other clans know where the un-guessed clan is? :)

Greg responds...

When?

Response recorded on September 06, 2000

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Vashkoda writes...

Multiple guesses of a general region are meant to refer to different clans within that region, not to the same clan.

(Hm, I should have remembered that if Guatemala itself was specific enough for a guess, it's likely there are no other clans there. I guess this applies to NO and Avalon, too)

1) France
2) France
3) England
4) England
5) Atlantis
6) Ys
7) El Dorado
8) Lumeria
9) Laputa
10) Underwater
11) Underground
12) Manhattan
13) Avalon
14) New Olympus

Greg responds...

Uh, three and 4/2. I think. This is kinda confusing. tyca

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Vashkoda writes...

All right, you asked for it. ;) Multiple guesses of a general region are meant to refer to different clans within that region, not to the same clan.

1) New York
2) New York
3) New York
4) Japan
5) Japan
6) China
7) China
8) Canada
9) Canada
10) Guatemala
11) Guatemala
12) Scotland
13) Scotland
14) Scotland

Greg responds...

Well, then I guess you get 1 full point. And seven halves. But I don't remember asking for this at all....

tyca

(Does this really help you out, or are you just yankin' me?)

Response recorded on September 06, 2000

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Graymonk writes...

CLAN CONTEST

Wow! we're really closing in on the answer. Let's see if I can't narrow down which clan on Aris' record breaking post is incorrect (and maybe pimpoint what country the last clan is in).

1) London, England
2) Guatemala
3) Ishimura, Japan
4) Xanadu, China
5) New Olympus
6) Loch Ness, Scotland
7) Avalon
8) Manhattan, U.S.A.
9) Labyrinth, U.S.A.
10) New Camelot, Antarctica
11) Wyvern, Scotland
12) Paris, France
13) Space Spawn Homeworld
14) Egypt

P.S. Thankyou for posting the link to Zot! Online. I always wondered what happened to Zot, Peabody and the rest.

Greg responds...

12 points tyca

And you're welcome. I love ZOT!

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Shari B writes...

Guess at the 14 clans:
1 - London, England
2 - Ishimura, Japan
3 - Guatemala
4 - Lemuria
5 - Xanadu, China
6 - New Olympus
7 - Loch Ness, Scotland
8 - Avalon
9 - Manhattan
10 - Labyrinth
11 - New Camelot, Antarctica
12 - Wyvern, Scotland
13 - Paris, France
14 - Queen Florence Island, Canada

Greg responds...

13 tyca

Response recorded on September 06, 2000

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Ed writes...

Wow, Aris just broke 13. Let's see if I can get further from the clues in the last batch...

1. Manhattan
2. Avalon
3. London
4. Ishimura
5. Guatemala
6. Labyrinth
7. Loch Ness
8. Wyvern, Scotland
9. Queen Florence Island
10. New Olympus
11. New Camelot, Antarctica
12. Paris
13. Xanadu, China
14. Madagascar

Greg responds...

13 tyca

Response recorded on September 06, 2000

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Ambrosia writes...

Clans contest:
1. Manhattan
2. London
3. Guatemala
4. Ishimura
5. Avalon
6. The Labyrinth
7. New Olympus
8. Paris
9. Wyvern, Scotland
10. Loch Ness
11. New Camelot, Antarctica
12. Xanadu, China
13. Queen Florence Island, Canada
14. Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica
Thank you!

Greg responds...

13 tyca

Response recorded on September 06, 2000

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Bråndeewine writes...

Hmmmm..... In light of recent developments....

14 Clans:

1.Manhattan, New York
2.Avalon
3.London, England (just outside of it)
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus
7.Xanadu, China
8.The Labyrinth (New York)
9.Paris, France
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Loch Ness, Scotland
12.Queen Florence Island, Canada
13.New Camelot, Antarctica
14.Crystal Caverns, Antarctica

Greg responds...

13 tyca

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Kelly L Creighton/Kya White Sapphire writes...

okay well here's my two cents. or rather, my friend Blake's two cents. ^_^

The 14 Clans Contest:
Manhattan, USA
Labyrinth
London, IK
Ishimura, Japan
Guatemala
Avalon
Xanadu, China
Loch Ness, Scotland
Wyvern, Scotland
Paris, France
New Olympus
New Camelot, Antarctica
Queen Maud Land, Antarctica
Queen Florence Island

Greg responds...

13 tyca

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Jherti writes...

Clans Contest:

1.) Manhatten, USA
2.) The Labyrinth, USA
3.) Avalon
4.) Guatemala
5.) Ishimura, Japan
6.) London, England
7.) Xanadu, China
8.) Paris, France
9.) Camelot, England
10.) South Pole, Antarctica
11.) Loch Ness, Scotland
12.) Wyvern, Scotland
13.) New Olympus
14.) Montreal, Canada

Greg responds...

11 & 3/2 tyca

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Frederick writes...

Ascertained 14 Clans:
1) Isle von Manhattan, New York, New York, USA
2) Isle von Avalon
3) London, United Kingdom
4) Ishimura, Japan
5) Guatemala
6) New Olympus
7) Xanadu, China
8) Labyrinth, New York, New York, USA
9) Paris, France
10) Wyvern, Scotland, United Kingdom
11) Loch Ness, Scotland, United Kingdom
12) Isle of Queen Florence, Canada
13) New Camelot, Antarctica
14) Galapagos Isles
dfdz

Greg responds...

13 tyca

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Frederick writes...

Ascertained 14 Clans:
1) Isle von Manhattan, New York, New York, USA
2) Isle von Avalon
3) London, United Kingdom
4) Ishimura, Japan
5) Guatemala
6) New Olympus
7) Xanadu, China
8) Labyrinth, New York, New York, USA
9) Paris, France
10) Wyvern, Scotland, United Kingdom
11) Loch Ness, Scotland, United Kingdom
12) Isle of Queen Florence, Canada
13) New Camelot, Antarctica
14) Alaska
dfdz

Greg responds...

13 tyca

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Frederick writes...

Ascertained 14 Clans:
1) Isle von Manhattan, New York, New York, USA
2) Isle von Avalon
3) London, United Kingdom
4) Ishimura, Japan
5) Guatemala
6) New Olympus
7) Xanadu, China
8) Labyrinth, New York, New York, USA
9) Paris, France
10) Wyvern, Scotland, United Kingdom
11) Loch Ness, Scotland, United Kingdom
12) Isle of Queen Florence, Canada
13) New Camelot, Antarctica
14) Iceland
yea i didnt suicide after all.

Greg responds...

13 tyca

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Frederick writes...

Alright, I just realized that a ton of people beat me to the punch on the submissions for 13 full, so, frankly, curses!
Time to guess for 1 full pt, i.e. the last one:
14)Russia
14)Israel
14)Germany
14)Bermuda
14)Galapagos Isles
14)Phillipines
14)Ecuador
14)The City of Lost Angels, CA, USA
14)Berlin
14)Korea
14)Alaska
14)Tierra Del Fuego (southern tip of South America)
14)Iceland
If any is correct, say something and i'll do something probably
OK i just figured a nice trend in the locations of the clans so im gonna flood the queue with more answers.

dfdz,
Frederick

Greg responds...

One full point. tyca

Response recorded on September 02, 2000

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Frederick writes...

Ascertained 14 Clans:
1) Isle von Manhattan, New York, New York, USA
2) Isle von Avalon
3) London, United Kingdom
4) Ishimura, Japan
5) Guatemala
6) New Olympus
7) Xanadu, China
8) Labyrinth, New York, New York, USA
9) Paris, France
10) Wyvern, Scotland, United Kingdom
11) Loch Ness, Scotland, United Kingdom
12) Isle of Queen Florence
13) New Camelot, Antarctica
14) Russia

Alright, this better net at least 13 full, because research is quite annoying. If not, I will suicide.
I probably should not post 1 big one, because then I help others know the good ones, but oh well. I don't really need a gargoyles prize anyway, so in the spirit of communism, I say, someone get this done, the state does not care who. Everyone else will be shot. =) Das ist alles.
And yeah, Germany wasn't communist. So what.
Nazism actually denounced communism.
ok tschüs
dfdz,
Frederick

Greg responds...

13 so stay calm. tyca

Response recorded on September 02, 2000

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Frederick writes...

tyca auf Deutsch ist:
dskw(danke sehr, komm wieder) which is 'thank you very much, come again'
if you do not want the 'very much,' then omit the 's.'

dfdz,
Frederick

one other experiment:
Eins) Isle von Manhattan, New York, New York, USA
Zwei) Isle von Avalon
Drei) Iwo Jima
Vier) Ishimura, Japan
Fünf) Guatemala
Sechs) New Olympus
Sieben) Galapogos Isles
Acht) Labyrinth, New York, New York, USA
Neun) Paris, France
Zehn) Wyvern, Scotland, United Kingdom
Elf) Loch Ness, Scotland, United Kingdom
Zwölf) Great Wall of China
Dreizehn) Xanadu, China
Vierzehn) London, United Kingdom

Greg responds...

11 dkw

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Adam writes...

1. Manhattan
2. Labyrinth
3. London
4. Ishimura
5. Guatemala
6. Avalon
7. Xanadu, China
8. Loch Ness
9. Wyvern, Scotland
10. Paris
11. New Olympus
12. New Camelot, Antarctica
13. Queen Florence Island
14. Cyberbiotics' Air Fortress (I would say Fortress 2, but I think they may have gone through a few more versions before 2158)

Greg responds...

13 tyca

Response recorded on September 02, 2000

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Adam writes...

14 CLANS

1. Manhattan
2. Labyrinth
3. London
4. Ishimura
5. Guatemala
6. Avalon
7. Xanadu, China
8. Loch Ness
9. Wyvern, Scotland
10. Paris
11. New Olympus
12. New Camelot, Antarctica
13. Queen Florence Island
14. Budapest

Greg responds...

13 even tyca

Response recorded on September 02, 2000

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Adam writes...

14 CLANS

1. Manhattan
2. Labyrinth
3. London
4. Ishimura
5. Guatemala
6. Avalon
7. Xanadu, China
8. Loch Ness
9. Wyvern, Scotland
10. Paris
11. New Olympus
12. New Camelot, Antarctica
13. Queen Florence Island
14. Timedancing Clan (no discrete location)

With a tip of the hat to Aris Katsaris, who figured out that we all kept getting those two halves because we were separating one complete answer into two parts.

Greg responds...

13 & Ø/2 tyca

Response recorded on September 02, 2000

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Bråndeewine writes...

...in case my previous guesses didn't win this due to Camelot not being in England....

14 Clans:

1.Manhattan, New York
2.Avalon
3.London, England (just outside of it)
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus
7.Xanadu, China
8.The Labyrinth (New York)
9.Paris, France
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Loch Ness, Scotland
12.Queen Florence Island, Canada
13.New Camelot
14.Crystal Caverns, Antarctica

Greg responds...

12 & 2/2 tyca

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nyght_shadow@yahoo.com writes...

Hmmm.... I'm going to clarify #14

1.Manhatten, USA
2.Labyrinth, USA
3.Avalon, in or about Glastonbury Scotland
4.Guatemala
5.Ishimura, Japan
6.London, United Kingdom
7.Xanadu, China
8.Paris, France
9.Camelot, somewhere in Wales
10.Marie Byrd Land,Antarctica
11.Wyvern, Scotland
12.Loch Ness, Scotland
13.New Olympus, Greece
14.St. Florence Island, Canada

Thanks

Greg responds...

Isn't this the exact same thing you just posted?

9 & 5/2 tyca

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nyght_shadow@yahoo.com writes...

Here's my guess at the 14 clans

1.Manhatten, USA
2.Labyrinth, USA
3.Avalon, in or about Glastonbury Scotland
4.Guatemala
5.Ishimura, Japan
6.London, United Kingdom
7.Xanadu, China
8.Paris, France
9.Camelot, somewhere in Wales
10.Marie Byrd Land,Antarctica
11.Wyvern, Scotland
12.Loch Ness, Scotland
13.New Olympus, Greece
14.St. Florence Island

Thanks

Greg responds...

Nine full points. Five half points.

Aris still has you beat.

tyca

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Justin writes...

For starters I love the show and I was deeply saddened when it was canceled.My question is that you mentioned that one Zafiro's descendants would play a role in 2158.
1)Who exactly would his/her parents be?
2)Will any other descendants of clans from the world tour play a part?
3)Who exactly is/was Zafiro's mate?

Greg responds...

1. Gargoyles.
2. Yes.
3. Obsidiana.

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Aris Katsaris writes...

Clan guesses!

1. Manhattan
2. Labyrinth
3. London
4. Ishimura
5. Guatemala
6. Avalon
7. Xanadu, China
8. Loch Ness
9. Wyvern, Scotland
10. Paris
11. New Olympus
12. New Camelot, Antarctica
13. Queen Florence Island
14. Space-spawn Homeworld

Let us see...

Greg responds...

13 full points. No half points. A NEW RECORD!!!! Yay, ARIS! YOU RULE!!!!

Now if only we knew which one of the fourteen guesses was wrong...

Response recorded on August 23, 2000

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Sallie writes...

14 clans

1. Manhatten
2. London
3. Ishimura
4. New Olympus
5. Lock Ness
6. Avalon
7. Labyrinth
8. Wyvern
9. Guatemala
10. Notre Dame, Paris
11. Queen Maud Land, Antartica
12. Tintagel
13. Manchuria
14. Madagascar

Greg responds...

10 & 2/2 tyca

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vasy writes...

another guess
1.Manhatten, USA
2.Labyrinth,USA
3.Avalon
14.Paris, France
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.London, UK
7.New Olympus
8.Loch Ness, Scotland
10.Wyvern, Scotland
9.Xanadu,China
11.Quebec, canada
12.Crystal Cavern,Antarctica
13.new camelot,,,but it is griff's clan so it is where griff livies so it may not be camelot but close to camelot...
assuming he is still with king aurthur
i know i am gettting close

Greg responds...

11 & 3/2

Well, you're not getting any closer.

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Vasy writes...

a crack at the clans:
1.Manhatten, USA
2.Labyrinth,USA
3.Avalon
14.Paris, France
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.London, UK
7.New Olympus
8.Loch Ness, Scotland
10.Wyvern, Scotland
9.Xanadu,China
11.On a native indian reservation in canada, probably near the place in the episode monsters.
12.Crystal Cavern,Antarctica
13.New Camelot made by king arthur after he awoke from avalon

Greg responds...

11 & 3/2 tyca

"Monsters" was set in Loch Ness.

Response recorded on August 23, 2000

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Vasy writes...

another guess at the future clan
1.Manhatten, USA
2.Labyrinth,USA
3.Avalon
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.London, UK
7.New Olympus
8.Loch Ness, Scotland
9.Xanadu,China
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Greenland
12.Crystal Cavern,Antarctica
13.New Camelot made by king arthur after he awoke from avalon
14.Paris, France

Greg responds...

11 & 2/2 tyca

Response recorded on August 23, 2000

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Vasy writes...

the guesing begins again sir greg...i call you sir, greg cause i almost called you griff...if you dont get the joke laugh now and figure it out later

1.Manhatten, USA
2.Labyrinth,USA
3.Avalon
14.Paris, France
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.London, UK
7.New Olympus
8.Loch Ness, Scotland
10.Wyvern, Scotland
9.Xanadu,China
11.Canada
12.Crystal Cavern,Antarctica
13.New Camelot made by king arthur after he awoke from avalon

if i guessed manhattan 5 times would i get 5 points or just one...i am trying to figure out the way you scored others...and unless there is a mistake....i am just not getting it.....

sorry for the trouble...

Greg responds...

11 & 3/2. Didn't you just guess this exact same guess a few posts ago?

I can't answer your question the way you've phrased it.

But lets say one of the answers was Encino. In fact, let's say that there were two clans in Encino, but for one of them you'd need to be more specific in your answer. Like the Bank of America in Encino. If you listed Encino once, you'd get one point. IF you listed it twice (without mentioning the bank) you'd get one and a half points. One for the Encino clan and a half point for the bank clan. Does that help?

And I still don't get the Griff joke? I mean, I get that my name is aurally similar to Griff's but is that a joke?

Response recorded on August 23, 2000

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Vasy writes...

a crack at the clan
I dont know if it is me, but from other posts, you first just added points up then said the full and halves...i have a question......lets say i said manhattan and new york...would that be one or one and a half....assuming that new york is in reference to the manhattan clan and not the labyrinth...for that matter if i said castle wyvern in scotland and it is wrong,,,would you be giving me half point, since there are living in castle wyvern in manhattan, you know xanatos's tower.Basically do you get credit for the same place twice???

ohh well if you can explain do please..

here is my guess:

1.Manhatten, USA
2.Labyrinth,USA
3.Avalon
4.Paris, France
5.Ishimura, Japan
6.Guatemala
7.London, UK
8.New Olympus
9.Loch Ness, Scotland
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Xanadu,China
12.Canada
13.Antarctica
14.New Camelot made by king arthur after he awoke from avalon

Greg responds...

I try not to give credit for the same place twice. But the guesses sometimes make it hard.

11 & 3/2 tyca

Response recorded on August 23, 2000

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Bråndeewine writes...

And one more guess

14 Clans:

1.Manhattan, New York
2.Avalon
3.London, England (just outside of it)
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus
7.Xanadu, China
8.The Labyrinth (New York)
9.Paris, France
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Loch Ness, Scotland
12.Queen Florence Island, Canada
13.Camelot, Somerset, England
14.Crystal Caverns, Antarctica

Greg responds...

12 & 2/2 tyca

Response recorded on August 23, 2000

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Bråndeewine writes...

Ahh, I know you hate me guessing already, but I have to keep it up until I win, you know....

14 Clans:

1.Manhattan, New York
2.Avalon
3.London, England (just outside of it)
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus
7.Xanadu, China
8.The Labyrinth (New York)
9.Paris, France
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Loch Ness, Scotland
12.Queen Florence Island, Canada
13.Camelot, Somerset, England
14.Paradise Harbor, Antarctica

Greg responds...

i don't hate you for guessing. That's the point of the contest.

12 & 2/2 tyca

Response recorded on August 23, 2000

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Adam writes...

14 CLANS

1. Manhattan
2. Labyrinth
3. London
4. Guatemala
5. Ishimura
6. New Olympus
7. Loch Ness
8. Wyvern
9. Beijing
10. Queen Florence Island
11. Paris
12. Camelot
13. South Pole

Greg responds...

10 & 3/2 - Didn't you just submit this three posts ago?

Response recorded on August 23, 2000

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Adam writes...

14 CLANS

1. Manhattan
2. Labyrinth
3. London
4. Guatemala
5. Ishimura
6. New Olympus
7. Loch Ness
8. Wyvern
9. Xanadu
10. Queen Florence Island
11. Paris
12. Camelot
13. South Pole

Greg responds...

11 & 2/2 tyca

Response recorded on August 23, 2000

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Adam writes...

14 CLANS

1. Manhattan
2. Labyrinth
3. London
4. Guatemala
5. Ishimura
6. New Olympus
7. Loch Ness
8. Wyvern
9. Beijing
10. Queen Florence Island
11. Catacombs (beneath Paris)
12. Camelot
13. Antarctica

Greg responds...

9 & 4/2 tyca

Response recorded on August 23, 2000

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Adam writes...

14 CLANS

1. Manhattan
2. Labyrinth
3. London
4. Guatemala
5. Ishimura
6. New Olympus
7. Loch Ness
8. Wyvern
9. Beijing
10. Queen Florence Island
11. Paris
12. New Camelot
13. Antarctica

Greg responds...

10 & 3/2 tyca

You only listed 13.

Response recorded on August 23, 2000

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LSZ writes...

Were any of the Ishimuran Gargoyles converted to Buddhism or incorporate any parts of it into their religion(since Japanese Zen Buddhism seems particularly compatible..)?

Greg responds...

Maybe. Or maybe it was the other way around.

Response recorded on August 22, 2000

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Gencie Salter writes...

1. Did Demona ever meet any other gargoyles/clans after the one she had when she was with MacBeth?

Greg responds...

maybe

Response recorded on August 22, 2000

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Jherti writes...

Here's another guess for the Clans Contest:

1.) Manhatten, USA
2.) The Labyrinth, USA
3.) Avalon
4.) Guatemala
5.) Ishimura, Japan
6.) London, England
7.) Xanadu, China
8.) Paris, France
9.) New Camelot, Scotland
10.) Shackleton Base, Antarctica
11.) Loch Ness, Scotland
12.) Wyvern, Scotland
13.) New Olympus
14.) Florence, Italy

Greg responds...

11 & 2/2 tyca

Response recorded on August 22, 2000

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Melissa writes...

For The Clan Contest:

Manhattan, NYC NY
Avalon
London, England
Ishimura, Japan
Guatemala
Labryinth, NYC NY
New Olympus
Paris, France
Xandadu, China
Loch Ness, Scotland
Wyvern, Scotland
Antarctica
Camelot
Canada

Greg responds...

11 & 3/2 tyca

Response recorded on August 22, 2000

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Melissa writes...

For The Clan Contest:

Manhattan, NYC NY
Avalon
London, England
Ishimura, Japan
Guatemala
Labryinth, NYC NY
New Olympus
Paris, France
Xanadu, China
Loch Ness, Scotland
Wyvern, Scotland
Anarctica
Camelot
India

Greg responds...

11 & 2/2 tyca

Response recorded on August 22, 2000

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Melissa writes...

The Clan contest:

Manhattan, New York
Avalon
London, England
Ishimura, Japan
Guatemala
Labryinth, NYC NY
New Olympus
Paris, France
Xanadu, China
Loch Ness, Scotland
Wyvern, Scotland
Camelot
Antarctica
Atlantis

Greg responds...

11 & 2/2 tyca

Response recorded on August 22, 2000

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Shari B writes...

Canada, eh? Looks like Queen Florence and Alberta are worth half points. On behalf of Canadians everywhere, thanks for giving us a clan! Here is guess number eight...

1 - London, England
2 - Ishimura, Japan
3 - Guatemala
4 - Swains Island, Antarctica
5 - Xanadu, China
6 - New Olympus
7 - Loch Ness, Scotland
8 - Avalon
9 - Manhattan
10 - Labyrinth
11 - Camlan, United Kingdom
12 - Wyvern, Scotland
13 - Paris, France
14 - Banff, Alberta, Canada

Greg responds...

11 & 2/2 tyca

Response recorded on August 22, 2000

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Frederick writes...

After further research,
Vierzehn Clans:

Eins: Isle of Manhattan, NY, NY, USA
Zwei: Isle of Avalon
Drei: London, United Kingdom
Vier: Ishimura, Japan
Fünf: Guatemala
Sechs: New Olympus
Sieben: Xanadu, China
Acht: Station Acht
Neun: Labyrinth, NY, NY, USA
Zehn: Paris, France
Elf: Wyvern, Scotland, UK
Zwölf: Loch Ness, Scotland, UK
Dreizehn: Mars
Vierzehn: Deutschland

Greg responds...

11 points tyca

Response recorded on August 22, 2000

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Frederick writes...

Vierzehn Clans:

Eins: Manhattan, NY, NY, USA
Zwei: London, United Kingdom
Drei: Sicily, Italy
Vier: Labyrinth, NY, NY, USA
Fünf: Guatemala
Sechs: New Olympus
Sieben: Xanadu, China
Acht: Station Acht (heir)
Neun: Paris, France
Zehn: Herr Weisman's House
Elf: Ishimura, Japan
Zwölf: The Isle of Avalon
Dreizehn: Herr Weisman's Office
Vierzehn: Deutschland!

Heh. enjoy

Greg responds...

9 points

(What's tyca in German?)

Response recorded on August 22, 2000

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Bud-Clare writes...

14 clans:

1. London
2. Ishimura
3. Guatemala
4. Merlin's Crystal Cave, Antarctica
5. Xanadu, China
6. New Olympus
7. Loch Ness, Scotland
8. Avalon
9. Manhattan
10. Labyrinth
11. New Camelot, Castle Carbonek
12. Wyvern, Scotland
13. Paris
14. the Volcano, Queen Florence Island

Greg responds...

12 and 2/2 tyca

Response recorded on August 22, 2000

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Demona Taina writes...

Okay, so I'm going to try it again. [laughs]
Here's another fourteen guesses for the clan contest.

1. Wyvern, Scotland.
2. Manhattan, USA.
3. Avalon.
4. London, England.
5. Guatemala.
6. Ishimura, Japan.
7. Paris, France.
8. New Olympus.
9. Labyrinth, Underground Fortress.
10. St. Florence Island.
11. Xanadu, China.
12. Rome, Italy.
13. Cairo, Egypt.
14. Camelot

Let's see how well I do this time. [chuckles]

Greg responds...

10 & 2/2 tyca

Response recorded on August 22, 2000

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Bud-Clare writes...

14 clans:

1. London
2. Ishimura
3. Guatemala
4. El Dorado
5. Xanadu, China
6. New Olympus
7. Loch Ness, Scotland
8. Avalon
9. Manhattan
10. Labyrinth
11. New Camelot, Castle Carbonek
12. Wyvern, Scotland
13. Paris
14. Merlin's Crystal Cave, Antarctica

Am I correct in assuming that the one answer that no one has a clue about yet is the reason you think this contest is basically impossible? Is one answer really _that_ viscious?

Greg responds...

I don't think it's vicious. It's certainly not impossible, not anymore. You guys are very close if you put everything together. But you're not there yet.

11 & 2/2 tyca

Response recorded on August 22, 2000

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Bud-Clare writes...

14 clans:

1. London
2. Ishimura
3. Guatemala
4. Merlin's Crystal Cave, Antarctica
5. Xanadu, China
6. New Olympus
7. Loch Ness, Scotland
8. Avalon
9. Manhattan
10. Labyrinth
11. New Camelot, Castle Carbonek
12. Wyvern, Scotland
13. Paris
14. Mesa Verde

Greg responds...

11 & 2/2 tyca

Response recorded on August 22, 2000

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Craychek writes...

I know I'm NOT going to get all these right, but I do hope for the best. Unless someone has a really lucky guess I don't think we'll ever figure out where clan # 14 is, but that's life. Anyways here's my list:)

1.London
2.Manhatten
3. Labyrinth
4. Avalon
5. Ishimura
6. Guatemala
7. New Olympus
8. Loch Ness
9. Wyvern Scotland
10. Xanadu, China
11. Paris
12. McMurdo, Antarctica
13. Glouchester, England
14. South Africa

Greg responds...

11 & 1/2 tyca

Response recorded on August 22, 2000

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Duncan Devlin writes...

Clans contest

New Olympus
Manhattan
Labyrinth
Avalon
Ishimura
Guatemala
Vostok, Antarctica
Loch Ness
Xanadu,China
Wyvern,Scotland
Camelot
Paris
London
C-Station

Greg responds...

11 and 2/2 tyca

Response recorded on August 22, 2000

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Shari B writes...

Another guess at the 14 clans...
1 - London
2 - Ishimura
3 - Guatemala
4 - Swains Island, Antarctica (A "nonexistant island" that they can't seem to get off the maps! Could it be that it is really there after all?)
5 - Xanadu, China
6 - New Olympus
7 - Loch Ness, Scotland
8 - Avalon
9 - Manhattan
10 - Labyrinth
11 - Caerleon, Wales
12 - Wyvern, Scotland
13 - Paris, France
14 - Nazca, Peru (The lines can only really be seen from the air, so it just makes sense to me to put a clan here to take advantage of the view)

Well, that's guess number 7 for me. More to come after I get the chance to do a little more research.

Greg responds...

11 & 1/2 tyca

Response recorded on August 21, 2000

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Bud-Clare writes...

14 clans

1. London
2. Ishimura
3. Guatemala
4. Java, Indonesia
5. Xanadu, China
6. New Olympus
7. Loch Ness, Scotland
8. Avalon
9. Manhattan
10. Labyrinth
11. New Camelot, Castle Carbonek
12. Wyvern, Scotland
13. Paris
14. Merlin's Crystal Cave, Antarctica

Greg responds...

11 full 2 halves tyca

Response recorded on August 21, 2000

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Blacklight Lara writes...

My attempt at the clan contest, mainly to eliminate some possibilities:

1) London
2)Ishimura
3)Guatemala
4)Loch Ness
5)Wyvern, Scotland
6)New Olympus
7)Camelot, England
8)Avalon
9)Manhattan
10)Labyrinth
11)Paris, France
12)Xanadu, China
13)Atlantis, Antarctica
14)Amazon rainforest, Brazil (someone guessed this but that was before the whole/half point system began)

Greg responds...

11 full, 2 halves tyca

Response recorded on August 21, 2000

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Tana writes...

Clans Contest:

1.Manhatten
2.Labyrinth
3.London, England
4.Guatemala
5.Ishimura, Japan
6.Avalon
7.Xanadu, China
8.Loch Ness, Scotland
9.New Olympus
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Paris, France
12.Camelot, Antarctica
13.Germany
14.Canada

Worst Score: 11 and 1 Half, Best Score: 12 and 2 halves (doubt it) I'm either going to prove that I'm insane, or that 2 halves can make a whole. ^_^ Thnx.

Greg responds...

11 full points and two halves. tyca

Response recorded on August 21, 2000

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galvatron writes...

Clans Contest
1.Manhatten
2.Labyrinth
3.London
4.Guatemala
5.Ishimura
6.Avalon
7.Xanadu, China
8.Loch Ness
9.New Olympus
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Paris
12.Camelot
13.Antarctica
14.Queen Florence Island

Greg responds...

O.K. This is ridiculous. You just posted this guess, like three posts ago. This exact guess. EXACTLY. Why are you doing this?

Response recorded on August 21, 2000

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galvatron writes...

Clans Contest
1.Manhatten
2.Labyrinth
3.London
4.Guatemala
5.Ishimura
6.Avalon
7.Xanadu, China
8.Loch Ness
9.New Olympus
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Paris
12.Winchester, UK
13.Crystal cavern, Antarctica
14.Queen Florence Island

Greg responds...

12 full, one half, tyca

Response recorded on August 21, 2000

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Galvatron writes...

Clans Contest
1.Manhatten
2.Labyrinth
3.London
4.Guatemala
5.Ishimura
6.Avalon
7.Xanadu, China
8.Loch Ness
9.New Olympus
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Paris
12.Camelot
13.Crystal cavern, Antarctica
14.Queen Florence Island

Greg responds...

12 full points, two halves, tyca

Response recorded on August 21, 2000

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Galvatron writes...

Clans Contest
1.Manhatten
2.Labyrinth
3.London
4.Guatemala
5.Ishimura
6.Avalon
7.Xanadu, China
8.Loch Ness
9.New Olympus
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Paris
12.Cadbury, UK
13.Antarctica
14.Queen Florence Island

Greg responds...

12 full points, one half, tyca

Response recorded on August 21, 2000

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Galvatron writes...

Clans Contest
1.Manhatten
2.Labyrinth
3.London
4.Guatemala
5.Ishimura
6.Avalon
7.Xanadu, China
8.Loch Ness
9.New Olympus
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Paris
12.Camelot
13.Antarctica
14.Queen Florence Island

Greg responds...

I know we've had this exact guess before.

I don't get it. I know there's a delay between when you post and when I answer. But what good does it do to post a guess that's already been guessed? If it's dead on right, you're still too late, cuz someone else will already have won. And if it provides a useful clue, it's a clue that was already provided. Again, what's the point? Or am I missing something?

Anyway, 12 full points. Two halves. tyca

Response recorded on August 21, 2000

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Lawrence Stone writes...

Did the Ishimura clan right down about anything about Brooklyn and that he took of of there clan members as his mate?

Greg responds...

Probably.

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Ambrosia writes...

14 clans contest:
1. Manhattan
2. London
3. Guatemala
4. Ishimura
5. Avalon
6. The Labyrinth
7. New Olympus
8. Paris
9. Wyvern, Scotland
10. Quebec, Canada
11. New Camelot
12. Xanadu, China
13. Antarctica, area of inaccessibility
14. Loch Ness
Thank you!

Greg responds...

11 full, 3 halves, tyca

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Ambrosia writes...

14 clans contest:
1. Manhattan
2. London
3. Guatemala
4. Ishimura
5. Avalon
6. The Labyrinth
7. New Olympus
8. Paris
9. Wyvern, Scotland
10.Berlin, Germany
11. New Camelot
12. Xanadu, China
13. Antarctica, area of inaccessibility (It really says this on my map and hey, it makes sense...)
14. Loch Ness

Greg responds...

11 full, two halves, tyca

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Vashkoda writes...

I think this'll be my last submission for a while:

Berlin (Germany), Brussels (Belgium), Poland, El Dorado, Co-Loa (Vietnam), Iceland, Liechenstein, Western U.S., Avalon, New Olympus, Manhattan, Paris, Loch Ness, Wyvern

Greg responds...

6 full tyca

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Entity writes...

This is my first time participating in this. It's gone on so long that I finally took a gander. Since we know what the 11 definites and the two halves are, let's try an experiment for the elusive 14th spot:

1) Canada
2) Greenland
3) Iceland
4) Russia
5) Australia
6) Sahara Africa
7) Central Africa
8) Southern Africa
9) Middle East
10) Indonesia
11) Philippines
12) North Pole
13) Brazil
14) South America, West Coast

Greg responds...

1 half point tyca

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Stephen R. Sobotka, Jr. writes...

And, to add my guess to the Identify the 14 clans contest (and forgive me if I get a little specific here) :

Castle Wyvern, Manhattan Island (USA)
The Labrynth, Manhattan Island (USA)
Castle Sendai, Ishimura (Japan)
Soho District, London (England)
The Pyramid, the Jungle (Guatemala)
The Lost City, Xanadu (China)
Oberon's Castle (Avalon)
Capital City (New Olympus)
Camelot Castle, Tinagel (England)
Earth Colony, Sea of Tranquility (The Moon)
A New Castle, Wyvern (Scotland)
Unknown Location, Geneva (Switzerland)
Unknown Location, Paris (France)
Unknown Location (Antartica)

Dunno how good I did, but good luck to everyone! And talk to you later Greg!

Maintain and Check Six!

Greg responds...

five points, seven halves. Sometimes specificity DOESN'T help. tyca

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Vashkoda writes...

Ur (Iraq), Ys, El Dorado, Zavodovski Island (Antarctica), Co-Loa (Vietnam), Iceland, Liechenstein, Laputa, Avalon, New Olympus, Manhattan, Paris, Loch Ness, Wyvern

I don't suppose you'd tell us whether the name of the last completely unknown clan location is even listed on a current world map?

Greg responds...

6.5, tyca

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Faieq writes...

Clan contest:
1)Manhattan
2)The Labyrinth
3)Avalon
4)New Olympus
5)Ishimura
6)Guatemala
7)London, England
8)Xanadu, China
9)Loch Ness
10)Wyvern, Scotland
11)Paris
12)New Camelot, England
13)Bouvet Island, Antartica
14)Fort George, Canada

Greg responds...

11, 3

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Faieq writes...

Clan contest:
1)Manhattan
2)The Labyrinth
3)Avalon
4)New Olympus
5)Ishimura
6)Guatemala
7)London, England
8)Xanadu, China
9)Loch Ness
10)Wyvern, Scotland
11)Paris
12)Camelot
13)Bouvet Island, Antartica
14)Dawson, Canada

Greg responds...

11, 3

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Faieq writes...

Clan contest:
1)Manhattan
2)The Labyrinth
3)Avalon
4)New Olympus
5)Ishimura
6)Guatemala
7)London, England
8)Xanadu, China
9)Loch Ness
10)Wyvern, Scotland
11)Paris
12)Camelot
13)Terre Adelie, Antarctica
14)Saskatoon, Canada

Greg responds...

11 full, 3

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Faieq writes...

Clan contest:
1)Manhattan
2)The Labyrinth
3)Avalon
4)New Olympus
5)Ishimura
6)Guatemala
7)London, England
8)Xanadu, China
9)Loch Ness
10)Wyvern, Scotland
11)Paris
12)Camelot
13)Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica
14)Sewers of Manhattan

Greg responds...

11 full, two halves,

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Faieq writes...

Clan contest:
1)Manhattan
2)The Labyrinth
3)Avalon
4)New Olympus
5)Ishimura
6)Guatemala
7)London, England
8)Xanadu, China
9)Loch Ness
10)Wyvern, Scotland
11)Paris
12)Camelot
13)Unclaimed area of Antarctica
14)Atlantis

Greg responds...

11 full, two halves, tyca

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Faieq writes...

1)Manhattan
2)The Labyrinth
3)Avalon
4)New Olympus
5)Ishimura
6)Guatemala
7)London, England
8)Xanadu, China
9)Loch Ness
10)Wyvern, Scotland
11)Paris
12)Camelot
13)Unclaimed area of Antarctica
14)Pacific Ocean (under the sea)

Greg responds...

11 full, two halves, tyca

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Faieq writes...

1)Manhattan
2)The Labyrinth
3)Avalon
4)New Olympus
5)Ishimura
6)Guatemala
7)London, England
8)Xanadu, China
9)Loch Ness
10)Wyvern, Scotland
11)Paris
12)Camelot
13)Unclaimed area of Antarctica
14)Fort Nelson, Canada

Greg responds...

11 full, 3 halves, tyca

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Faieq writes...

1)Manhattan
2)The Labyrinth
3)Avalon
4)New Olympus
5)Ishimura
6)Guatemala
7)London, England
8)Xanadu, China
9)Loch Ness
10)Wyvern, Scotland
11)Paris
12)Camelot
13)South Georgia, Antarctica
14)Inuvik, Canada

Greg responds...

11 full, 3 halves, tyca

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Faieq writes...

1)Manhattan
2)The Labyrinth
3)Avalon
4)New Olympus
5)Ishimura
6)Guatemala
7)London, England
8)Xanadu, China
9)Loch Ness
10)Wyvern, Scotland
11)Paris
12)Camelot
13)South Georgia, Antarctica
14)Schefferville, Canada

Greg responds...

11 full, 3 halves, tyca

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Faieq writes...

1)Manhattan
2)The Labyrinth
3)Avalon
4)New Olympus
5)Ishimura
6)Guatemala
7)London, England
8)Xanadu, China
9)Loch Ness
10)Wyvern, Scotland
11)Paris
12)Camelot
13)Unclaimed area of Antarctica
14)Fort Smith, Canada

Greg responds...

11 full, 3 halves, tyca

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Faieq writes...

1)Manhattan
2)The Labyrinth
3)Avalon
4)New Olympus
5)Ishimura
6)Guatemala
7)London, England
8)Xanadu, China
9)Loch Ness
10)Wyvern, Scotland
11)Paris
12)Camelot
13)South Sandwich, Antarctica
14)Moosonee, Canada

Greg responds...

11 full, 3 halves, tyca

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Faieq writes...

1)Manhattan
2)The Labyrinth
3)Avalon
4)New Olympus
5)Ishimura
6)Guatemala
7)London, England
8)Xanadu, China
9)Loch Ness
10)Wyvern, Scotland
11)Paris
12)Camelot
13)Australian Antarctic territory, Antartica
14)Canada

Greg responds...

11 full, 3 halves, tyca

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Faieq writes...

1)Manhattan
2)The Labyrinth
3)Avalon
4)New Olympus
5)Ishimura
6)Guatemala
7)London, England
8)Xanadu, China
9)Loch Ness
10)Wyvern, Scotland
11)Paris
12)Soth Georgia, Antartica
13)Camelot
14)Atlantic Ocean (under the sea)

Greg responds...

11 full, two halves, tyca

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Faieq writes...

1)Manhattan
2)The Labyrinth
3)Avalon
4)New Olympus
5)Ishimura
6)Guatemala
7)London, England
8)Xanadu, China
9)Loch Ness
10)Wyvern, Scotland
11)Paris
12)Antartica
13)Camelot
14)South Orkney, Antartica

Greg responds...

11 full, two halves, tyca

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Faieq writes...

1)Manhattan
2)The Labyrinth
3)Avalon
4)New Olympus
5)Ishimura
6)Guatemala
7)London, England
8)Xanadu, China
9)Loch Ness
10)Wyvern, Scotland
11)Paris
12)Antartica
13)Camelot
14)Vancouver, Canada

Greg responds...

11 full, three halves, tyca

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Faieq writes...

1)Manhattan
2)The Labyrinth
3)Avalon
4)New Olympus
5)Ishimura
6)Guatemala
7)London, England
8)Xanadu, China
9)Loch Ness
10)Wyvern, Scotland
11)Paris
12)Antartica
13)Camelot
14)Romania

Greg responds...

O.K. Now I know you've just been cutting and pasting, but this is the exact same answer you just submitted one post ago.

11 full, two halves, tyca

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Faieq writes...

1)Manhattan
2)The Labyrinth
3)Avalon
4)New Olympus
5)Ishimura
6)Guatemala
7)London, England
8)Xanadu, China
9)Loch Ness
10)Wyvern, Scotland
11)Paris
12)Antartica
13)Camelot
14)Romania

Greg responds...

11 full, two halves, tyca

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Faieq writes...

1)Manhattan
2)The Labyrinth
3)Avalon
4)New Olympus
5)Ishimura
6)Guatemala
7)London, England
8)Xanadu, China
9)Loch Ness
10)Wyvern, Scotland
11)Paris
12)Antartica
13)Camelot
14)Toronto, Canada

Greg responds...

11 full, three halves, tyca

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Faieq writes...

1)Manhattan
2)The Labyrinth
3)Avalon
4)New Olympus
5)Ishimura
6)Guatemala
7)London, England
8)Xanadu, China
9)Loch Ness
10)Wyvern, Scotland
11)Paris
12)Antartica
13)Camelot
14)Greenland

Greg responds...

11 full, two halves, tyca

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Faieq writes...

1)Manhattan
2)The Labyrinth
3)Avalon
4)New Olympus
5)Ishimura
6)Guatemala
7)London, England
8)Xanadu, China
9)Loch Ness
10)Wyvern, Scotland
11)Paris
12)Antartica
13)Camelot
14)Tunisia

Greg responds...

11 full, two halves, tyca

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Faieq writes...

1)Manhattan
2)The Labyrinth
3)Avalon
4)New Olympus
5)Ishimura
6)Guatemala
7)London, England
8)Xanadu, China
9)Loch Ness
10)Wyvern, Scotland
11)Paris
12)Antartica
13)Camelot
14)Morroco

Greg responds...

11 full, two halves, tyca

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Faieq writes...

1)Manhattan
2)The Labyrinth
3)Avalon
4)New Olympus
5)Ishimura
6)Guatemala
7)London, England
8)Xanadu, China
9)Loch Ness
10)Wyvern, Scotland
11)Paris
12)Antartica
13)Camelot
14)Tripoli, Libya

Greg responds...

11 full, two halves, tyca
11 full, two halves, tyca
11 full, two halves, tyca
11 full, two halves, tyca
11 full, two halves, tyca
11 full, two halves, tyca
11 full, two halves, tyca
11 full, two halves, tyca

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Faieq writes...

1)Manhattan
2)The Labyrinth
3)Avalon
4)New Olympus
5)Ishimura
6)Guatemala
7)London, England
8)Xanadu, China
9)Loch Ness
10)Wyvern, Scotland
11)Paris
12)Antartica
13)Camelot
14)Mozambique

Greg responds...

11 and 2/2 tyca

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Vashkoda writes...

Deception Island (Antarctica), Zavodovski Island (Antarctica), Co-Loa (Vietnam), Iceland, Liechenstein, Vatican City, Brobdingnag, Laputa, Avalon, New Olympus, Manhattan, Paris, Loch Ness, Wyvern

Greg responds...

6 and 1/2 tyca

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Faieq writes...

1)Manhattan
2)The Labyrinth
3)Avalon
4)Guatemala
5)Ishimura
6)London
7)Paris
8)Loch Ness
9)Wyvern
10)Xanadu,China
11)New Olympus
12)Camelot
13)Antartica
14)Garmany

Greg responds...

11, 2, tyca

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Faieq writes...

1)Manhattan
2)The Labyrinth
3)Avalon
4)Guatemala
5)Ishimura
6)London
7)Paris
8)Loch Ness
9)Wyvern
10)Xanadu,China
11)New Olympus
12)Camelot
13)Antartica
14)San Fransico,USA

Greg responds...

11 full 2 halves tyca

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Faieq writes...

1)Manhattan
2)The Labyrinth
3)Avalon
4)Guatemala
5)Ishimura
6)London
7)Paris
8)Loch Ness
9)Wyvern
10)Xanadu,China
11)New Olympus
12)Camelot
13)Antartica
14)Angelsey, Wales

Greg responds...

11 full points, two halves, tyca

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Faieq writes...

1)Manhattan
2)The Labyrinth
3)Avalon
4)Guatemala
5)Ishimura
6)London
7)Paris
8)Loch Ness
9)Wyvern
10)Xanadu,China
11)New Olympus
12)New Camelot,UN building
13)Antartica
14)Siberia

Greg responds...

11 full points, two halves, tyca

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Faieq writes...

1)Manhattan
2)The Labyrinth
3)Avalon
4)Guatemala
5)Ishimura
6)London
7)Paris
8)Loch Ness
9)Wyvern
10)Xanadu,China
11)New Olympus
12)Mt Sidley, Antartica
13)New Camelot
14)Fort Norman,Canada

Greg responds...

11 full points, three halves, tyca

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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galvatron writes...

clan contest
1.Manhatten, USA
2.Labyrinth
3.Ishimura, Japan
4.London, UK
5.Guatemala
6.Avalon
7.Loch Ness, Scotland
8.New Olympus
9.Xanadu, China
10.Antarctica
11.Wyvern, Scotland
12.Paris, France
13.Camelot
14.Queen Florence Island

Greg responds...

12 full points and two halves. tyca

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Michael Norton writes...

1) Manhattan, USA
2) Labyrinth (Clones)
3) Avalon
4) Ishimura, Japan
5) London, England
6) New Olympus
7) Guatemala
8) Wyvern, Scotland
9) Xanadu, China
10) Paris, France
11) Giza, Egypt
12) Marie Byrd Land, Antartica
13) Queensland, Australia
14) New Camelot (Wherever King Arthur sets up his base in the future)

Thanks Greg

Greg responds...

ten full, two halves, tyca

Some of these answers seem very similar to each other...

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Faieq writes...

14 gargoyle clans contest:
1)Manhattan
2)The Labyrinth
3)Guatemala
4)London
5)Ishimura
6)New Olympus
7)Xanadu, China
8)Paris, France
9)Loch Ness
10)Wyvern
11)New Camelot, England
12)South Pole, Antartica
13)Avalon
14)Underwater

Greg responds...

11 points, two halves, tyca

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Aris Katsaris writes...

Clan Guesses!

1. Manhattan
2. Labyrinth
3. London
4. Ishimura
5. Guatemala
6. Avalon
7. Xanadu, China
8. Loch Ness
9. Wyvern, Scotland
10. Paris
11. New Olympus
12. New Camelot, Antarctica
13. Quebec, Canada
14. Nashville

It's gonna be fun if the half-points we were so far getting for Camelot and Antarctica, actually refer to the same clan, making a full point placed together. :-)

Greg responds...

12 full points. 1 half. tyca

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Michael Norton writes...

Michael Norton writes...

1) Manhattan, USA
2) Labyrinth (Clones)
3) Avalon
4) Ishimura, Japan
5) London, England
6) New Olympus
7) Guatemala
8) Wyvern, Scotland
9) Xanadu, China
10) Paris, France
11) Rome
12) Giza, Egypt
13) Marie Byrd Land, Antartica
14) Queensland, Australia

Thanks Greg

Greg responds...

ten full points, one half tyca

Response recorded on August 19, 2000

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Kraken writes...

Hello mr. Weisman

On New Olympus, will the Gargoyle clan be divided in three factions or will they all stay in one faction? If one group, which one?

Greg responds...

Haven't thought about that, honestly.

Response recorded on August 18, 2000

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Ambrosia writes...

14 Clans:
1. Manhattan
2. London
3. Guatemala
4. Ishimura
5. Avalon
6. The Labyrinth (Ther's a three month gap between when you tell us something and when we can fix it, Greg.)
7. New Olympus
8. Paris
9. Wyvern, Scotland
10. Viet Nam
11. Castle Carbonek
12. Xanadu, China
13. Antarctica
14. Loch Ness
These are so desperate, it's not even funny.
Thank you for your patience!

Greg responds...

11 full points, one half, tyca

(And I know that, Ambrosia.) :)

Response recorded on August 18, 2000

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Vashkoda writes...

more of the elimination game:

Camelot (Castle Carbonek), Deception Island (Antarctica), Dry Valleys (Antarctica), Paradise Harbor (Antarctica), Camelot (UN building), Co-Loa (Vietnam), Phong Chau (Vietnam), Iceland, Florida, Manhattan, Avalon, Ishimura, New Olympus, Paris

Greg responds...

Five full points and two halves tyca

Response recorded on August 18, 2000

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Michael Norton writes...

On second thought

1) Manhattan, USA
2) Labyrinth (Clones)
3) Avalon
4) Ishimura, Japan
5) London, England
6) New Olympus
7) Guatemala
8) Wyvern, Scotland
9) Xanadu, China
10) Paris, France
11) Athens, Greece
12) Giza, Egypt
13) Marie Byrd Land, Antartica
14) Queensland, Australia

Thanks Greg

Greg responds...

ten full points, one half, tyca

Response recorded on August 18, 2000

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Michael Norton writes...

This is a great contest.

1) Manhattan, USA
2) Labyrinth (Clones)
3) Avalon
4) Ishimura, Japan
5) London, England
6) New Olympus
7) Guatemala
8) Wyvern, Scotland
9) Xanadu, China
10) Paris, France
11) Delphi, Greece
12) Giza, Egypt
13) Marie Byrd Land, Antartica
14) Queensland, Australia

Thanks Greg

Greg responds...

ten full points, one half tyca

Response recorded on August 18, 2000

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Aris Katsaris writes...

Carbonek! Ugh! I had spelled it Caradoc. Sorry. But since I doubt that the rest was 14 out of 14 correct, I suppose it doesn't matter. Besides Vashcoda beat me to it, and Bud-Clare has been keeping her guess a secret for ages... ;-)

Greg responds...

No comment.

Response recorded on August 18, 2000

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Bud-Clare writes...

1. London
2. Ishimura
3. Guatemala
4. Antarctic Peninsula, above the Antarctic circle
5. New Olympus
6. Loch Ness, Scotland
7. Wyvern, Scotland
8. Avalon
9. Manhattan
10. Labyrinth
11. Xanadu, China
12. New Camelot, Castle Carbonek (*sniffles* I _knew_ that if I thought about it too much, it would get picked up on the collective subconscious... Oh, well.)
13. Paris
14. a colony on the far side of the moon

Greg responds...

11 full points. two halves... tyca

Response recorded on August 18, 2000

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Bud-Clare writes...

14 clans:

1. London
2. Ishimura
3. Guatemala
4. Antarctic Peninsula, above the Antarctic circle
5. New Olympus
6. Loch Ness, Scotland
7. Wyvern, Scotland
8. Avalon
9. Manhattan
10. Labyrinth
11. Xanadu, China
12. Camelot
13. Paris
14. a colony on the far side of the moon

Greg responds...

11 full points. two halves. tyca

Response recorded on August 18, 2000

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Aris Katsaris writes...

Okay, we are certainly getting close. Clans guesses:

1. Manhattan
2. Labyrinth
3. London
4. Ishimura
5. Guatemala
6. Avalon
7. Xanadu, China
8. Loch Ness
9. Wyvern, Scotland
10. Paris
11. New Olympus
12. New Camelot, Caradoc Castle
13. Quebec, Canada
14. Antarctica

Greg responds...

11 full points. 3 halves. tyca...

Response recorded on August 18, 2000

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Reverend Attila writes...

Meow Greg,
I have my guess about the 14 Clans

1.Manhattan
2.New Olympus
3.London
4.Avalon
5.Guatemala
6.Ishimura

7. New Orleans area (including Louisiana swamps)
8. Canada
9. Scotland
10. Labyrinthe
11. Rome
12. Tibet
13. Wales
14. Russia

Greg responds...

7 full points. 2 halves. tyca

Response recorded on August 16, 2000

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Shari B writes...

We've gotten so many scores lately that it must be time for me to submit my sixth guess for the 14 clans...

1 - London, England
2 - Ishimura, Japan
3 - Guatemala
4 - Queen Maud Land, Antarctica
5 - Xanadu, China
6 - New Olympus
7 - Loch Ness, Scotland
8 - Avalon
9 - Manhattan
10 - Labyrinth
11 - Tintagel
12 - Wyvern, Scotland
13 - Paris, France
14 - Queen Florence Island

Greg responds...

12 full. one half. tyca

Response recorded on August 11, 2000

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Galvatron writes...

Clan Contest
1.Manhatten, USA
2.Labyrinth
3.Avalon
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.London, UK
7.New Olympus
8.Loch Ness, Scotland
9.Xanadu, China
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Queen Florence Island
12.Crystal Cavern, Antarctica
13.Cadbury, UK
14.Paris, France

Greg responds...

12 full, one half tyca

Response recorded on August 02, 2000

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Galvatron writes...

Clan Contest
1.Manhatten, USA
2.Labyrinth
3.Avalon
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.London, UK
7.New Olympus
8.Loch Ness, Scotland
9.Xanadu, China
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Queen Florence Island
12.Antarctica
13.Cadbury, UK
14.Paris, France

Greg responds...

Another backslider...

12 full points. one half. tyca

Response recorded on August 02, 2000

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Ambrosia writes...

Clan Contest:
1. Manhattan
2. London
3. Guatemala
4. Ishimura
5. Avalon
6. The Labyrinth
7. New Olympus
8. Paris
9. Wyvern, Scotland
10. Cairo, Egypt
11. Tintagel
12. Xanadu, China
13. Antarctica
14. Loch Ness
Thank you!

Greg responds...

11 full points, one half.

You're backsliding now...

(See it does help to wait for an answer.)

tyca

Response recorded on August 02, 2000

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Galvatron writes...

1.Manhatten, USA
2.Labyrinth
3.Avalon
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.London,UK
7.Xanadu, China
8.Paris, France
9.Loch Ness, Scotland
10.New Olympus
11.Wyvern,Scotland(nostalgia)
12.Queen Florence Island
13.Crystal Cavern, Antarctica
14.Camelot

Greg responds...

12 full points, two halves. tyca

Response recorded on August 02, 2000

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Vashkoda writes...

Here we go again:

Manhattan, Ishimura, Avalon, New Olympus, Wyvern (Scotland), Xanadu (China), Paris, Guatemala, Labyrinth, London, Loch Ness, Camelot (Manhattan), Bouvetoya (Antarctica), Viet Nam

Greg responds...

11 full points. two halves. tyca

Response recorded on August 02, 2000

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Phil writes...

Clans contest:

London, England
Ishimura, Japan
Guatemala
Loch Ness, Scotland
Wyvern, Scotland
New Olympus
New Camelot
Avalon
Manhattan
Labyrinth
Paris, France
Crystal Cavern, Antarctica
Xanadu, China (Himalayas)
Alaksa

Greg responds...

Ten full points. Three halves.

tyca

Response recorded on August 02, 2000

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Galvatron writes...

clans contest
1.Manhatten, United States of America
2.Labyrinth
3.Avalon
4.London, United Kingdom
5.Guatemala
6.Ishimura, Japan
7.New Olympus
8.Loch Ness, Scotland
9.Wyvern, Scotland
10.Xanadu, China
11.Queen Florence Island
12.Paris, France
13.Camelot
14.Antarctica

Greg responds...

12 full points. 2 halves.

But Galvatron, didn't you personally post this exact same guess already? Why are you repeating it?

tyca

Response recorded on August 02, 2000

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Charles writes...

And a slight change to cover my bases.

1.Manhattan
2.London
3.Ishimura
4.Guatemala
5.Labyrinth
6.Avalon
7.Paris
8.New Olympus
9.Lochness, Scotland
10.Xanadu, China
11.Tintagel
12.Mt.Olympus,Greece
13.Wyvern,Scotland
14.Antartica

Greg responds...

11 full points, one half. tyca

Response recorded on August 02, 2000

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Charles writes...

I decided to weigh in on the clan contest.

1.Manhattan
2.London
3.Ishimura
4.Guatemala
5.Labyrinth
6.Avalon
7.Paris
8.New Olympus
9.Lochness, Scotland
10.Xanadu, China
11.Tintagel
12.Athens,Greece
13.Wyvern,Scotland
14.Antartica

Greg responds...

11 full points, one half.

tyca

Response recorded on August 02, 2000

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Bråndeewine writes...

14 Clans:

1.Manhattan
2.Avalon
3.London, England (just outside of it)
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus
7.Xanadu, China
8.The Labyrinth (New York)
9.Paris, France
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Loch Ness
12.Camelot
13.Antarctica
14.St. Florence Island

Greg responds...

11 full points, 3 half points

tyca

Response recorded on August 02, 2000

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Bråndeewine writes...

(A repost since I had accidentally submitted it as Anon.)

I know! I know! I have the answer!

14 Clans:

1.Manhattan
2.Avalon
3.London, England (just outside of it)
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus
7.Xanadu, China
8.The Labyrinth (New York)
9.Paris, France
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Loch Ness
12.Camelot
13.Antarctica
14.The Isle of Naboomboo (from Bedknobs and Broomsticks)

Greg responds...

11 full points, two halves.

tyca

Response recorded on August 02, 2000

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Vashkoda writes...

Here are some more guesses. I hope you don't mind me posting several Antarctica guesses at once, for the sake of saving space in the archive. Hm, I wonder if you'll give each one half a point. Btw, if someone names an entire continent (such as Africa), and let's say for the sake of this argument that there was a clan there, would you give zero points because it was too broad an answer, or would you still give it a fraction of a point? I guess what I'm asking is, how broad can you be before you stop awarding *any* points?

Castle Carbonek, Lemaire Channel (Antarctica), Zavodovski Island (Antarctica), Deception Island (Antarctica), Bouvetoya (Antarctica), Dry Valleys (Antarctica), Paradise Harbor (Antarctica), Iceland, Greenland, Manhattan, Avalon, Ishimura, New Olympus, Paris

Greg responds...

I'm only giving full points and half points. So if someone put North America, I guess I'd give it a half point for the Manhattan clan. The half point indicates the answer isn't all wrong, but that it's not right either. But that means that the United States would get the same half point that North America would get, that New York State would get that New York City would get. Only Manhattan would get the full point.

Five full points. Six half points.

tyca

Response recorded on August 02, 2000

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galvatron writes...

Clans Contest
1.Avalon
2.Manhatten, USA
3.Labyrinth
4.London, England
5.Ishimura, Japan
6.Guatemala
7.Xanadu, China
8.Wyvern, Scotland
9.Loch Ness, Scotland
10.Paris, France
11.Camelot
12.around volcanoes of Antarctica
13.Queen Florence Island in Canada
14.New Olympus

Greg responds...

12 full points and two half points.

This, I believe, is a new record.

tyca

Response recorded on August 02, 2000

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Charles writes...

What are the reactions and attitudes of other gargoyle clans around the world, at least london, guatemala and japan, towards the manhattan clan after the events of "hunter's moon" and "the journey" for blowing their cover? Like, now the world at large knows gargoyles exist again and probalby trying to hunt them.

Greg responds...

Mixed.

Response recorded on July 30, 2000

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Demona Taina writes...

I posted this a while back.. but forgot to add my name. :P Well, anyway, here's my fourteen guesses for the clan contest. :)

1. Scotland
2. Manhattan
3. Avalon
4. London
5. Guatemala
6. Ishimura
7. Labyrinth
8. Island of Queen Florence
9. Australia
10. New Olimpia
11. Easter Island
12. Norway
13. Africa
14. Ancient City of Rome

Greg responds...

Seven full points. Two halves. tyca

Response recorded on July 30, 2000

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Galvatron writes...

1.Manhatten, USA
2.Labyrinth, USA
3.Avalon
4.Guatemala
5.Ishimura, Japan
6.London, United Kingdom
7.Xanadu, China
8.Paris, France
9.Camelot
10.volcanoes in Antarctica
11.Wyvern, Scotland
12.Loch Ness, Scotland
13.New Olympus
14.St. Florence Island

Greg responds...

11 full points, three halves. Tyca

Response recorded on July 30, 2000

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Galvatron writes...

1.Manhatten, USA
2.Labyrinth, USA
3.Avalon
4.Guatemala
5.Ishimura, Japan
6.London, United Kingdom
7.Xanadu, China
8.Paris, France
9.Camelot
10.Marie Byrd Land,Antarctica
11.Wyvern, Scotland
12.Loch Ness, Scotland
13.New Olympus
14.St. Florence Island

Greg responds...

11 full points. Three half points. tyca

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Galvatron writes...

1.Manhatten, USA
2.Labyrinth, USA
3.Avalon
4.Guatemala
5.Ishimura, Japan
6.London, United Kingdom
7.Xanadu, China
8.Paris, France
9.Camelot
10.Antarctica
11.Wyvern, Scotland
12.Loch Ness, Scotland
13.New Olympus
14.St. Florence Island

Greg responds...

11 full points. 3 half points

tyca

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Graymonk writes...

Wow, three posts in one day, ussualy months go by between my posts to Ask Greg, must have something to do with being on summer vacation.

Anyway thankyou in advance for your answers to my Bad Guys questions, I've re-thought my Clan contest entry since Sunday, I now think the surviving clans are:

1)London, England
2)Ishimura, Japan
3)Guatemala
4)New Olympus
5)Rome, Italy
6)Loch Ness, Scptland
7)Avalon
8)Valley of the Kings, Egypt
9)Manhattan, U.S.A.
10)Labyrinth, U.S.A.
11)Xanadu, China
12)Wyvern, scotland
13)Paris, France
14)Camelot

Thankyou very much for your attention

Greg responds...

11 full points, one half tyca

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Vashkoda writes...

Some more places to eliminate for the clans contest: Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Chile, Indonesia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Portugal, Bermuda, Congo, Denmark, Hungary, Liechenstein, Vatican City, Manhattan

Greg responds...

Is this a guess? Or are you telling me?

Well assuming it's a guess:

ONe full point only. tyca

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Ambrosia writes...

One more try for the clan contest tonight:
1. Manhattan
2. London
3. Guatemala
4. Ishimura
5. Avalon
6. The Labyrinth
7. New Olympus
8. Rome
9. Edinburgh, Scotland
10. Alexandria Egypt
11. Tintagel
12. Xanadu, China
13. Antarctica
14. Loch Ness
thank you!
(btw, my hair is not red)

Greg responds...

Nine full. Two halves. tyca

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Bråndeewine writes...

Ahh...what the heck, everyone else is convinced of Space travel stuff by the time you've set these clans to be in place.

14 Clans:

1.Manhattan
2.Avalon
3.London, England (just outside of it)
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus
7.Xanadu, China
8.The Labyrinth (New York)
9.Paris, France
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Loch Ness
12.Camelot
13.Antarctica
14.Space Station

Greg responds...

11 full points. Two halves. tyca

I suppose some people might consider that you're doing them an invaluable service...

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Graymonk writes...

Hello Mr. Weisman,

I thought I'd take a crack at the clans contest,

1) London, England
2) Ishimura, Japan
3) Guatemala
4) Xanadu, China
5) New Olympus
6) Loch Ness, Scotland
7) Valley of the Kings, Egypt
8) Avalon
9) Manhattan, USA
10) Labyrinth, USA
11) A Xanatos Enterprises Space Station
12) New Camelot, England
13) Paris, France
14) Rome, Italy

Thank you, I'll come again.

Greg responds...

ten full, one half tyca

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Bråndeewine writes...

Hmmm...how about this one?

14 Clans:

1.Manhattan
2.Avalon
3.London, England (just outside of it)
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus
7.Xanadu, China
8.The Labyrinth (New York)
9.Paris, France
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Loch Ness
12.Camelot
13.Antarctica
14.Polynesia

Greg responds...

11 full points. Two halves. tyca

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Bråndeewine writes...

And my 29th straight guess....

14 Clans:

1.Manhattan
2.Avalon
3.London, England (just outside of it)
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus
7.Xanadu, China
8.The Labyrinth (New York)
9.Paris, France
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Loch Ness
12.Camelot
13.Antarctica
14.Babylon

Greg responds...

11 full points. Two halves. tyca

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Bråndeewine writes...

14 Clans:

1.Manhattan
2.Avalon
3.London, England (just outside of it)
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus
7.Xanadu, China
8.The Labyrinth (New York)
9.Paris, France
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Loch Ness
12.Camelot
13.Antarctica
14.Scandinavia

Greg responds...

11 full points. Two halves. tyca

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Bråndeewine writes...

14 Clans:

1.Manhattan
2.Avalon
3.London, England (just outside of it)
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus
7.Xanadu, China
8.The Labyrinth (New York)
9.Paris, France
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Loch Ness
12.Camelot
13.Antarctica
14.Turkey

Greg responds...

11 full points. Two halves. tyca

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Bråndeewine writes...

14 Clans:

1.Manhattan
2.Avalon
3.London, England (just outside of it)
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus
7.Xanadu, China
8.The Labyrinth (New York)
9.Paris, France
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Loch Ness
12.Camelot
13.Antarctica
14.Arabia

Greg responds...

Was this like a scientific experiment to see how many times you could post in a minute?

11 full points. Two halves. tyca

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Bråndeewine writes...

14 Clans:

1.Manhattan
2.Avalon
3.London, England (just outside of it)
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus
7.Xanadu, China
8.The Labyrinth (New York)
9.Paris, France
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Loch Ness
12.Camelot
13.Antarctica
14.Mongolia

Greg responds...

11 full points. Two halves. tyca

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Bråndeewine writes...

14 Clans:

1.Manhattan
2.Avalon
3.London, England (just outside of it)
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus
7.Xanadu, China
8.The Labyrinth (New York)
9.Paris, France
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Loch Ness
12.Camelot
13.Antarctica
14.Ireland

Greg responds...

11 full points. Two halves. tyca

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Bråndeewine writes...

14 Clans:

1.Manhattan
2.Avalon
3.London, England (just outside of it)
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus
7.Xanadu, China
8.The Labyrinth (New York)
9.Paris, France
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Loch Ness
12.Camelot
13.Antarctica
14.Istanbul

Greg responds...

11 full points. Two halves. tyca

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Bråndeewine writes...

14 Clans:

1.Manhattan
2.Avalon
3.London, England (just outside of it)
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus
7.Xanadu, China
8.The Labyrinth (New York)
9.Paris, France
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Loch Ness
12.Camelot
13.Antarctica
14.Persia

Greg responds...

11 full points. Two halves. tyca

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Bråndeewine writes...

14 Clans:

1.Manhattan
2.Avalon
3.London, England (just outside of it)
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus
7.Xanadu, China
8.The Labyrinth (New York)
9.Paris, France
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Loch Ness
12.Camelot
13.Antarctica
14.Utah

Greg responds...

11 full points. Two halves. tyca

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Bråndeewine writes...

14 Clans:

1.Manhattan
2.Avalon
3.London, England (just outside of it)
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus
7.Xanadu, China
8.The Labyrinth (New York)
9.Paris, France
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Loch Ness
12.Camelot
13.Antarctica
14.Columbia

Greg responds...

11 full points. Two halves. tyca

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Bråndeewine writes...

14 Clans:

1.Manhattan
2.Avalon
3.London, England (just outside of it)
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus
7.Xanadu, China
8.The Labyrinth (New York)
9.Paris, France
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Loch Ness
12.Camelot
13.Antarctica
14.Brazil

Greg responds...

11 full points. Two halves. tyca

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Bråndeewine writes...

14 Clans:

1.Manhattan
2.Avalon
3.London, England (just outside of it)
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus
7.Xanadu, China
8.The Labyrinth (New York)
9.Paris, France
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Loch Ness
12.Camelot
13.Antarctica
14.Atlantis

Greg responds...

11 full points. Two halves. tyca

Does anyone ever check to see whether or not the people ahead of you in line have made the EXACT SAME GUESS?

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Ambrosia writes...

14 clans contest:
1. Manhattan
2. London
3. Guatemala
4. Ishimura
5. Avalon
6. The Labyrinth
7. New Olympus
8. Rome
9. Edinburgh, Scotland
10. Alexandria Egypt
11. Tintagel
12. Xanadu, China
13. Athens, Greece
14. Loch Ness
Thank you!!!

Greg responds...

nine points, one half tyca

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Bråndeewine writes...

14 Clans:

1.Manhattan
2.Avalon
3.London, England (just outside of it)
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus
7.Xanadu, China
8.The Labyrinth (New York)
9.Paris, France
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Loch Ness
12.Camelot
13.Antarctica
14.Niagra Falls

Greg responds...

11 full points. Two halves. tyca

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Bråndeewine writes...

14 Clans:

1.Manhattan
2.Avalon
3.London, England (just outside of it)
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus
7.Xanadu, China
8.The Labyrinth (New York)
9.Paris, France
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Loch Ness
12.Camelot
13.Antarctica
14.New Orleans, Louisiana

Greg responds...

11 full points. Two halves. tyca

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Bråndeewine writes...

14 Clans:

1.Manhattan
2.Avalon
3.London, England (just outside of it)
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus
7.Xanadu, China
8.The Labyrinth (New York)
9.Paris, France
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Loch Ness
12.Camelot
13.Antarctica
14.Arizona

Greg responds...

11 full points. Two halves. tyca

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Bråndeewine writes...

14 Clans:

1.Manhattan
2.Avalon
3.London, England (just outside of it)
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus
7.Xanadu, China
8.The Labyrinth (New York)
9.Paris, France
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Loch Ness
12.Camelot
13.Antarctica
14.Washington DC

Greg responds...

11 full points. Two halves. tyca

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Bråndeewine writes...

14 Clans:

1.Manhattan
2.Avalon
3.London, England (just outside of it)
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus
7.Xanadu, China
8.The Labyrinth (New York)
9.Paris, France
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Loch Ness
12.Camelot
13.Antarctica
14.Washington State

Greg responds...

11 full points. Two halves. tyca

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Bråndeewine writes...

14 Clans:

1.Manhattan
2.Avalon
3.London, England (just outside of it)
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus
7.Xanadu, China
8.The Labyrinth (New York)
9.Paris, France
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Loch Ness
12.Camelot
13.Antarctica
14.Florida

Greg responds...

11 full points. Two halves. tyca

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Ambrosia writes...

14 clans guesses:
1. Manhattan
2. London
3. Guatemala
4. Ishimura
5. Avalon
6. The Labyrinth
7. New Olympus
8. Rome
9. Wyvern, Scotland
10. Alexandria Egypt
11. Tintagel
12. Xanadu, China
13. Greece
14. Loch Ness
*bites fingernails* thank you, Greg!

Greg responds...

ten points. tyca

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Bråndeewine writes...

14 Clans:

1.Manhattan
2.Avalon
3.London, England (just outside of it)
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus
7.Xanadu, China
8.The Labyrinth (New York)
9.Paris, France
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Loch Ness
12.Camelot
13.Antarctica
14.Portugal

Greg responds...

11 full points. Two halves. tyca

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Bråndeewine writes...

14 Clans:

1.Manhattan
2.Avalon
3.London, England (just outside of it)
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus
7.Xanadu, China
8.The Labyrinth (New York)
9.Paris, France
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Loch Ness
12.Camelot
13.Antarctica
14.Spain

Greg responds...

11 full points. Two halves. tyca

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Bråndeewine writes...

14 Clans:

1.Manhattan
2.Avalon
3.London, England (just outside of it)
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus
7.Xanadu, China
8.The Labyrinth (New York)
9.Paris, France
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Loch Ness
12.Camelot
13.Antarctica
14.Virgin Islands

Greg responds...

11 full points. Two halves. tyca

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Bråndeewine writes...

I plan on driving you crazy with these until either I win, or some poor sap who did more deduction than I did wins!

14 Clans:

1.Manhattan
2.Avalon
3.London, England (just outside of it)
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus
7.Xanadu, China
8.The Labyrinth (New York)
9.Paris, France
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Loch Ness
12.Camelot
13.Antarctica
14.California

Greg responds...

Am I supposed to be pleased by your approach?

11 full points. Two halves. tyca

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Bråndeewine writes...

14 Clans:

1.Manhattan
2.Avalon
3.London, England (just outside of it)
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus
7.Xanadu, China
8.The Labyrinth (New York)
9.Paris, France
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Loch Ness
12.Camelot
13.Antarctica
14.Germany

Greg responds...

11 full points. Two halves. tyca

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Bråndeewine writes...

14 Clans:

1.Manhattan
2.Avalon
3.London, England (just outside of it)
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus
7.Xanadu, China
8.The Labyrinth (New York)
9.Paris, France
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Loch Ness
12.Camelot
13.Antarctica
14.Greenland

Greg responds...

11 full points. Two halves. tyca

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Bråndeewine writes...

14 Clans:

1.Manhattan
2.Avalon
3.London, England (just outside of it)
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus
7.Xanadu, China
8.The Labyrinth (New York)
9.Paris, France
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Loch Ness
12.Camelot
13.Antarctica
14.Iceland

Greg responds...

11 full points. Two halves. tyca

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Bråndeewine writes...

14 Clans:

1.Manhattan
2.Avalon
3.London, England (just outside of it)
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus
7.Xanadu, China
8.The Labyrinth (New York)
9.Paris, France
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Loch Ness
12.Camelot
13.Antarctica
14.Alaska

Greg responds...

11 full points. Two halves. tyca

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Bråndeewine writes...

14 Clans:

1.Manhattan
2.Avalon
3.London, England (just outside of it)
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus
7.Xanadu, China
8.The Labyrinth (New York)
9.Paris, France
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Loch Ness
12.Camelot
13.Antarctica
14.Africa

Greg responds...

11 full points. Two halves. tyca

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Bråndeewine writes...

14 Clans:

1.Manhattan
2.Avalon
3.London, England (just outside of it)
4.Ishimura, Japan
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus
7.Xanadu, China
8.The Labyrinth (New York)
9.Paris, France
10.Wyvern, Scotland
11.Loch Ness
12.Camelot
13.Antarctica
14.Hawaii

Greg responds...

11 full points, two halves.

tyca

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Coyote the Bando writes...

Okay, this is my guess on the Clans contest, and I'll admit, four of 'em are spitballin' here ...

1. Manhattan, NY
2. Avalon
3. London, England, UK
4. Ishimura, Japan
5. Guatemala
6. Labyrinth, NYC, NY
7. New Olympus
8. Paris, France
9. Xanadu, China
10. Loch Ness, Scotland, UK
11. Atlantis
12. Calcutta, India
13. Alberta, Canada
14. Antarctica

Almost threw in Detroit, but that'd be a stretch. ;)

Greg responds...

Ten full points. Two half points. tyca

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Faieq Ali writes...

Another chance at the clans contest
1)Manhattan
2)Labyrinth,New York
3)Ishimura,Japan
4)London,England
5)Guatemala
6)Paris,France
7)Athens,Greece
8)Avalon
9)New Olympus
10)Loch Ness,Scotland
11)Wyvern,Scotland
12)South Pole,Antartica
13)Camelot
14)Xanadu, China

Greg responds...

11 full points. Two halves. tyca

(We're in a rut.)

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Ed writes...

Something just occured to me, so one more stab at them darn clans... :)

1. LONDON
2. GUATEMALA
3. ISHIMURA
4. NEW OLYMPUS
5. ANTARCTICA
6. PARIS
7. LOCH NESS
8. AVALON

9. MANHATTAN
10. CYBERBIOTICS' LABYRINTH

11. CAMELOT, UN BUILDING
12. WYVERN, SCOTLAND

13. WALES
14. XANADU, CHINA

Greg responds...

11 full points, two half points

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Ed writes...

Clan Guesses for you... :)

1. LONDON
2. GUATEMALA
3. ISHIMURA
4. NEW OLYMPUS
5. ANTARCTICA
6. PARIS
7. LOCH NESS
8. AVALON

9. MANHATTAN
10. CYBERBIOTICS' LABYRINTH

11. CAMELOT, UN BUILDING
12. WYVERN, SCOTLAND

13. ALASKA
14. XANADU

Greg responds...

10 full points, three half points tyca

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Shari B writes...

Hey Greg, I just got the score from my first 14 clans guess - I've learned so much since then. But, it did still help me eliminate a couple things, so I guess that means it's time for another guess. Here's number five...

1 - London, England
2 - Ishimura, Japan
3 - Guatemala
4 - Antarctica
5 - Xanadu, China
6 - New Olympus
7 - Loch Ness, Scotland
8 - Avalon
9 - Manhattan, NY, USA
10 - Labyrinth, NY, USA
11 - Tintagel
12 - Wyvern, Scotland
13 - Paris, France
14 - Babylon

I still have a couple to narrow down, but this should help me confirm what I think I know. Or don't know as the case may be. TTFN!!

Greg responds...

11 full, 1 half tyca

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Brooklyn writes...

Greg,
Question before the massacres at Castle Wyvern and the pyramid how many were in each clan?

Thanks for your time

Greg responds...

There was just over forty at Wyvern. I'm not sure about Guatemala.

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Michele Raralio (aka Kiva) writes...

Aloha Greg!

After all this time, I fugured I wanted to take a stab at the locations of the living clans contest. Here goes:

1. Disneyland (last I checked, they still had some Gargs)
2. Walt Disney World, Orlando (them, too)
3. Walt Disney Studios, Japan (heehee...)
4. The Disney Store (I'll lump all stores into one; they have occasional Garg goodies)
5. The Disney Archives (where they will be hidden away until the world is ready for them once more... ;)
6. The local video place (may there someday be a clan DVD)
7. My Video Library (self-explanitory)
8. "Your" Video Library ("your" meaning any collection that isn't mine)
9. Various Animators' Portfolios (trust me, I've looked!) ;)
10. Atop the desks, monitors, shelves, etc. of fans around the world (I am guilty as charged, my apartment is heavily Gargoyle-fortified)
11. The toy/comic/hobby store (although I've heard this variety or garg is becoming quite rare...)
12. eBay (you wouldn't believe some of the Gargs you come across there!)
11. The Internet (although those of clan Microsoft prove to be quite finicky at times)
14. In the hearts and minds of the former Garg staffers (I'd break into a chorus of "Remember Me This Way," but I'm afraid my singing is worse tham my attempts at humor...)

I'll also enter a little disclaimer: Given that I know a member of the Gargs staff (Roy Sato is my boyfriend), I think my entry would have to be disqualified, anyway, even if it was serious. ;)

Anyway, Greg, I just wanted to send you a little note to mention how awesome I think Gargoyles was. You and the Garg team brough a really terrific and unique show to the air. Sometimes I get to hear behind-the-scenes stories from the animation side of production; it's really cool to get the scoop from your camp, too! I'm not sure how many folks from the staff you still keep in touch with, but you all definitely deserve a huge "YOKU DEKIMASHITA!" (GREAT JOB!) Thanks again!

~M

Greg responds...

Thank you.

(Uh, by the way, you officially scored ZERO. But hey, tyca, anyway, I don't mind if either you or Roy win the contest. Given the nature of it, i.e. everyone trying to guess what I've made up in my own personal brain, it doesn't seem to me like you've got an unfair advantage.)

I do hope to meet the two of you someday. I'm hoping that one of these years you guys might make it out to a Gathering.

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Nemi writes...

Alright, before my submission got deleted and now I have to send it again. Here goes:

1)Manhattan
2)Clones, Labyrinth
3)Ishimura
4)London
5)Guatemala
6)Avalon
7)New Olympus
8)Wyvern,Scotland
9)Xanadu, China
10) Loch Ness
11)Wyvern, Scotland
13)Wherever King Auther sets up his base in the future (Camalot/Tintagale)
14) Cold Trio, where ever they may be

Greg responds...

You only put down 13 guesses. You skipped #12.

Still you did pretty well. 11 full points. One half point. tyca

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Jherti writes...

Clan Contest

1.) Manhatten
2.) Avalon
3.) Ishimura
4.) London
5.) Guatemala
6.) Labyrinth
7.) Sydney
8.) Chicago
9.) Hawaii
10.) New Olympus
11.) Loch Ness
12.) Xanadu, China
13.) Camelot
14.) Easter Island

Greg responds...

Nine full points. One half point.

Response recorded on July 27, 2000

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Skylar writes...

I wondered about how the mating of english gargoyles genetically works.

1. If a lion-type gargoyle mates with a griffon-type gargoyle, could their son or daughter be a unicorn-type gargoyle?

2. Or asked in another way: Have some griffon-type gargoyles also the genetically code for unicorn-type and lion-type gargoyles in their heritages and could give them to their descendants? (And lion-type gargs the ones of unicorn- and griffon-typed gargs, and so on.)

3. Is it right to think, that all genes, that make a lion-type gargolye to a lion-type gargoyle and a griffon-type gargoyle to a griffon-type gargoyle are coupled to each other, so that it can´t happen that for example a gargoyle hatches, that looks half like a lion and half like a griffon and a bit like an unicorn?

Greg responds...

1. Not likely, unless there's a recessive gene in their from some other ancestor.

2. See above.

3. All combinations are possible. Look at Angela and Gabriel.

Response recorded on July 26, 2000

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Isaac Kelley writes...

How 'bout...
1. Manhatten
2. Avalon
3. London
4. Guatamala
5. Ishimura
6. New Olympus
7. The Labrynth
8. A space station
9. Transylvania
10. Mars
11. Underwater
12. China
13. Ireland
14. Egypt.

I think I'm on to something.

Greg responds...

Seven full points but only one half point. Now you're backsliding. Tyca

Response recorded on July 26, 2000

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Isaac Kelley writes...

Guess the Clans!
1. Avalon
2. London
3. Guatemala
4. Ishimura
5. New Olympus
6. Manhatten
7. Wyvern, Scotland
8. Nigeria
9. Camelot
10. Isreal
11. Easter Island
12. China
13. Antartica
14. Bermuda Triagle

Thanks for the contest.

Greg responds...

Seven full points. Three half points. You're improving, but you're still behind the pack. tyca

Response recorded on July 26, 2000

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Isaac Kelley writes...

Dammit, that's 15!

Let's try...
1. Avalon
2. London
3. Guatemala
4. Ishimura
5. New Olympus
6. Manhatten
7. Babylon
8. Africa
9. Camelot
10. Isreal
11. Easter Island
12. Mars
13. Antartica
14. Traveling the globe

Thanks for the contest.

Greg responds...

Six full points. Two halves. tyca

Response recorded on July 26, 2000

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Isaac Kelley writes...

Alright, time to nail down some clans.
How 'bout...
Manhatten
1. Avalon
2. London
3. Guatemala
4. Ishimura
5. New Olympus
6. Clones
7. Babylon
8. Africa
9. Camelot
10. Isreal
11. Easter Island
12. Mars
13. Antartica
14. Traveling the globe

Thanks for the contest.

Greg responds...

You've listed fifteen clans including Manhattan. That's cheating, so I won't score you any points. Sorry. But tyca.

Response recorded on July 26, 2000

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the mighty thor writes...

I hope that the contest isn't over but if it is would some one please tell me who the 14 clans are, here is my guess

1.Manhattan
2.Labyrinth
3.Ishimura
4.guatamala
5.london
6.avalon
7.new olympus
8.loch ness
9.wyvern
10.mars
11.athens, greece
12.ireland
13.new atlantas
14.camelot

Greg responds...

Nine full points. One half point. tyca

Response recorded on July 26, 2000

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JP12@mail.csuchico.edu writes...

The clans contest (this may be rejeced, but I used to play mastermind):
1. The labarinth (clones)
2. Camelot, England
3. A lunar station on the Sea of Tranquility, The Moon
4. Loch Ness, Scotland
5. New Olympus Clan
6. Manhattan Clan, New York
7. Ishimura, Japan
8. Los Angeles, California
9. The Green, Guatemala
10. Easter Island, The Pacific
11. Avalon, Somewhere
12. Just outside London, England
13. Illuminati base, Rome, Italy
14. Mongolia, China

Thanks for the contest. The puzzle is fun.
John Peacock

Greg responds...

Eight full points. Two halves.

tyca

Response recorded on July 26, 2000

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Justin writes...

The guatemalan clan was almost nearly wiped save four.
did any eggs survive? If so, how many?

Greg responds...

A full rookery of eggs survived.

Response recorded on July 24, 2000

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Pamber writes...

That Nyrtleka person is right to say I love the Guatemalan gargoyles. Zafiro's my favorite in the whole series!

1. If, say, GARGOYLES is revived, would the garg clans from the Avalon World Tour (Guatemalan in particular;) appear again?

2. Did you have any other plans for the Guatemalan gargs? I'd love to see Zafiro and gang again.

Greg responds...

1. Yes. For starters they needed to recover the Sun Amulet.

2. Yes. In particular, a descendant of Zafiro's (also named Zafiro because of the Sapphire pendant he wears) is likely to be a major character in my revamping of GARGOYLES 2158.

Response recorded on July 24, 2000

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Nyrtleka writes...

A little while ago, I posted a question that connected to your statement of "I expect Angela, Sora, Ophelia, Boudicca, Obsidiana, and Turquesa to all lay eggs in 2008." I have another inquiry connected to the same sentense.

Is Una in that cycle as well? I like the London gargs as much as that person Pamber likes the Guatemalan ones, so I'm very interested in their fates.

Greg responds...

All gargoyles are on the same cycle. So Una is likely to lay an egg in 2008, assuming she isn't too old. (I haven't given specific thought to her age. But we know she was fairly young in 1940.)

Response recorded on July 24, 2000

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Nyrtleka writes...

It seems that naming is not a gargoyle custom. Yet the other clans in the World Tour (London, Ishimura, Guatemala) have names. My question is how did Griff and Una and Leo get their name?

Greg responds...

The more gargs live with and interact with humans, the more likely they are to have names. Thanks to their Soho store, the London clan has been interacting with humans for centuries.

Response recorded on July 24, 2000

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Laura aka 'ad astra' writes...

Having looked through the clan guessing contest, (my next post will be guessing), I realize the clones are one of the clans. [You explicitly gave .5 saying that a location was necessary as well] The thing I do not understand is how. They have one female, and even if they had a female for each male that would not be enough. The only way they could go on to 2158 would be with outside blood. Is that what happened? If so did that come from Goliath's clan? Other clans we have seen or heard of? Which? Combinations?

I have just posted a bunch of stored up questions (10 or so), I have more waiting, but I'll let them wait a bit longer (except the clan contest:), but I do want to take the opportunity to thank you again for reading and answering our questions, and, just as importantly, for creating a story that is so compelling as to grab and keep our interests as Gargoyles continues to do.

Greg responds...

You're welcome.

If you still are confused, you can reask this question after the contest is over. But I won't respond in any way to it now.

Response recorded on July 19, 2000

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Laura aka 'ad astra' writes...

Clan Contest

As the person who (if I remember correctly) guessed enough to be surprising when first you alluded to this on the old Ask Greg [I was the first to bring up Griff's 'Scottish Stock' comment] I feel I must try- but as I look at the many previous attempts I doubt I can get it. I also have a sneaking suspicion some of your answers where different in different replies. Here goes:

The six we know:
-Manhattan (Goliath's)
-Avalon
-New Olympus
-London (or just outside, but owning the London shop)
-Ishimura
-Guatemala

Certain to develop-
-Clones- in Manhattan for lack of a better place. The Labrynth if you want more specificity.

Probably existing already-
-Lochness -Griff's comment, Monsters' plot. And narrowed down from Lexy's multiples guesses

Probably revived in future-
-Wyvern Scotland

Now for intuitive guesses-
-Paris- guess
-China [sometimes seems in either or choice with Paris, sometimes not] probably .5, it is a big country. Since the Yetis in that lost World Tour ep were not gargoyles I can't guess Himalayas, (or have to comment on China and Tibet), and nothing else in that part of the world has been hinted to.

-Camelot- know is .5 from Lexy's multiples. If you want ~less~ specificity I'd say another British clan, around that area- Wales? [I've no sense of Arthurian geography].

-Space station- future (I have a vague memory of it being mentioned)

-California- future (a post with it did well)

Ironically, Africa having large undeveloped regions make it a good candidate for gargoyles surviving, but it seems be discounted by process if elimination.

[I put in my reasons so that my most wild suppositions may seem at least partially logical]

Greg responds...

ten full points. two half points.

tyca

Response recorded on July 19, 2000

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Pamber writes...

Great work on Gargoyles, Mr. W!

With the Guatemalan gargs, the names Obsidiana and Turquesa are similar to the stones obsidian and turquoise. Jade is spelled like another stone, jade. On that sun amulet thing in "THE GREEN", some of the stones were black, green, and I think bluish, which are the same colors as obsidian, jade, and turquoise. I think there's another color also, but I'm not sure. My question is this: is the name Zafiro based on another type of stone?

Greg responds...

Sapphire = Zafiro

Make sense?

Response recorded on July 11, 2000

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Pamber writes...

have jade and turquesa returned to guatemala from avalon yet? did they go on adventures wherever avalon sent them?

Greg responds...

Yes. Yes.

Response recorded on July 11, 2000

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Nyrtleka writes...

My questions are on the London gargoyles.

1. Are Una and Griff mates? In "M.I.A.", Una seemed to be in love with him. If they ever were mates, will they ever have eggs of their own?

2. Do any London gargoyles appear in Gargoyles: 2185?

I liked those guys, and would like to see more of them.

Greg responds...

1. No. Griff disappeared before they could mate. Una eventually mated with Leo.

2. Eventually, I'm sure we'd meet some London Gargs in 2158. (Hell, who knows who would be in the cast by 2185?)

Response recorded on July 10, 2000

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Faieq Ali writes...

Tell me if I'm wrong, but in Castle Wyvern (994), were there only four generations in the Clan?
The oldest - Hudson
The middle - Goliath, Demona, Iago, Desdemona and Othello
The yougest - Brooklyn, Lexington and Broadway
The rookery - The eggs (Angela, Gabriel etc)
Of course there were other gargoyles in each generation but I don't know their names (none of them have any names anyway, except Goliath, in 994.)
But, anyway, were there any other generations in the clan like an older one or one in between the eggs and the Trio's generation.
Each generation should have a ten year age gap(biologically).
The Trio are 18 (biologically) in 994
Goliath is 28 (biologically) in 994
Hudson is around 50 (biologically) in 994
So shouldn't there be a generation between Goliath and Hudson, and a generation between Brooklyn and Gabriel?

Greg responds...

You're wrong. I don't have my timeline with me, but there's AT LEAST two generations between Hudson and Goliath. (Hudson wasn't fifty in 994.)

And you've forgotten Bronx's generation, between Brooklyn and Gabriel.

You've forgotten. I never did.

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Nyrtleka writes...

In the AskGreg Archive, you wrote: "I expect Angela, Sora, Ophelia, Boudicca, Obsidiana, and Turquesa to all lay eggs in 2008."

As I see it, Angela is Broadway's mate, Sora is (presumably) Kai's mate, Ophelia is Gabriel's mate, Obsidiana is Zafiro's mate, and Turquesa is Jade's mate. But what about Boudicca? Did she and Bronx mate? It seems logical, since (other than Fu-Dog) there are no other gargoyle beasts in the series. Is this true?

Greg responds...

Sora is Yama's mate. And Boudicca has mated and probably will again mate with Bronx.

Response recorded on July 10, 2000

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Faieq Ali writes...

Another guess at the clans contest:
1.Manhatten
2.Ishimura
3.Guatemala
4.London
5.Labyrinth
6.Avalon
7.New Olympus
8.Xanadu, China
9.Paris
10.Loch Ness, Scotland
11.Athens, Greece
12.South Pole
13.Wyvern, Scotland
14. Camelot

Greg responds...

11 points. 2 halves.

tyca.

Response recorded on July 10, 2000

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DragonWolf writes...

I apologize if this has been ended already, but I'm not sure, so I'll post my clan-area guesses anyway.

1. Manhattan
2. Avalon
3. London
4. Guatemala
5. Ishimura
6. Paris
7. New Olympus
8. Rome
9. China
10. Greece
11. Ireland
12. Germany
13. Canada (Because of the French influence)
14. Mongolia

I didn't say Scotland because Demona insists that there are no more Scottish gargoyles, save the Avalon and Manhattan clans.

Greg responds...

Seven full points. Two half points.

Response recorded on July 10, 2000

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Caitlin writes...

I've noticed that a lot of people are putting Antarctica down for the clan contest. But since Antarctica basically has one long day and one long night, what kind of effect would that have on the gargoyles stone sleep cycle?

Greg responds...

I can't answer this question while the contest is on-going. Ask me when or if the contest ever ends.

Response recorded on July 10, 2000

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Caitlin writes...

I'd like to take a shot at this clan contest.

1. Manhattan
2. China
3. Wyvern, Scotland
4. Ishimura, Japan
5. Guatemala
6. New Olympus
7. Avalon
8. London
9. The moon
10. Easter Island
11. Notre Dame, Paris
12. Rome
13. Outer Mongolia
14. Ireland

Greg responds...

Eight full points. One half.

tyca

Response recorded on July 10, 2000

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Michael Norton writes...

Yet another wild guess :)

1)Manhattan
2)Clones, Labyrinth
3)Ishimura
4)London
5)Guatemala
6)Avalon
7)New Olympus
8)Wyvern, Scotland
9)Xanadu, China
10)Loch Ness, Scotland
11)Delphi, Greece
12)Mount Kirkpatrick, Antartica
13)Camelot
14)Giza, Egypt

Greg responds...

ten full, two halves

Response recorded on July 07, 2000

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Nemi writes...

More gueses, and before you even answer my old ones:

1)Manhattan
2)Clones, Labyrinth
3)Ishimura
4)London
5)Guatemala
6)Avalon
7)New Olympus
8)Wyvern,Scotland
9)Xanadu, China
10) Loch Ness
11)Wyvern, Scotland
13)Wherever King Auther sets up his base in the future (Camalot/Tintagale)
14) Cold Trio, where ever they may be

Greg responds...

11 full, one half

tyca

Response recorded on July 07, 2000

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Ambrosia writes...

Yet another guess at the 14 clans:
1. Manhattan
2. London
3. Guatemala
4. Ishimura
5. Avalon
6. The Labyrinth
7. New Olympus
8. Rome
9. Wyvern, Scotland
10. India
11. Camelot
12. Xanadu, China
13. Greece
14. Loch Ness
thank you!

Greg responds...

10 full; 1 half.

tyca

Response recorded on July 07, 2000

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Vashkoda writes...

Ok, let's try to eliminate these in one fell swoop (this is for the clan contest, by the way): Earth's moon, Mars or its moons, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter or its moons, Saturn or its moons, Uranus or its moons, Neptune or its moons, Pluto or its moon, Planet X (the proposed planet beyond Pluto), 'Space Spawn' homeworld, Nokkar's homeworld, the 3rd alien race's homeworld, Manhattan

Greg responds...

One full point.

(Boy, that was fun.) :[

no tyca for you pal...

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Lexy writes...

Hello GregFrom a later post I did on what do you consider aclan...
Yes, unpure was what I had in mind when referring to
the New O. clan. But I think time has answered my Q
for me. Thanks. As for spelling..*sighs heavily* I'm
sorry. I promise from now on only to post after I have
gone through each word with a dictionary (has no spell
check:P can you believe that? on a 98'!) unless it is
an extream emergency Q. Your right, if I don't wait
for feed back it is pointless. As far as like where in
Italy..I guess I hadnt been putting down specific
places cuz I thought that would give me a mountain of
half points and drive me clean up a wall. But if it is
mandatory or just helps you out I will do so!:)

1) Manhattan
2) London
3) Ishimura
4) Guatemala
5) New Olympus
6) The Labyrith
7) Avalon

8) Xanadu,China
9) Italy,Rome
10) Turkey
11) Paris,France
12) Antarctica
12) Ireland
13) Lockness,Scotland

P.S: I really will try on the spelling..but..don't expect any miracles.
_________________________________________________

Greg responds...

I'm not big on spell-checks anyway. You tend to wind up with sentences like: "This is what I want from my COLLAGE education." or "I think we may be in a POSSESSION to help each other." Good old proof-reading is still the best method. Reading aloud helps too.

As for the contest...

Ten full points. One half point.

And you mispelled Loch Ness and Labyrinth.

But tyca...

And don't take this curmudgeon too seriously. I've had my fair share of typos too.

Response recorded on July 07, 2000

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Ambrosia writes...

guesses for the 14 clans:
1. Manhattan
2. London
3. Guatemala
4. Ishimura
5. Avalon
6. The Labyrinth
7. New Olympus
8. Rome
9. Wyvern, Scotland
10. Ireland
11. Tintagel
12. Xanadu, China
13. Athens
14. Loch Ness
thank you!

Greg responds...

Hey, Ambrosia. It was nice to see you at AnimeExpo.

Ten full points. Ø half points.

tyca

Response recorded on July 07, 2000

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galvatron writes...

clan contest
1.Manhatten(1)
2.Labyrinth(1)
3.Avalon(1)
4.Ishimura(1)
5.Guatemala(1)
6.London(1)
7.New Olympus(1)
8.Loch Ness(1)
9.Xanadu,China(1)
10.Antarctica(.5)
11.Wyvern,Scotland(1)
12.Camelot(.5)
13.Paris(1)
14.Babylon(0)

minimum of 12
maximum of 12.5

Greg responds...

Eleven full points. Two half points.

I think you're tied for first too.

tyca

Response recorded on July 07, 2000

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Aris Katsaris writes...

Ed> Ofcourse if it turns out that "Xanadu, China" was completely wrong, everyone will have to *blame* me for misleading them (and yeah I think it was I who first made that guess - "woman wailing for her demon lover" reminded me gargoyles too much for me not to place that guess in there... :-)

Anyway, my own guess:

1.London
2.Manhattan
3.Ishimura
4.Guatemala
5.New Olympus
6.Avalon
7.Paris
8.Lochness, Scotland
9.Labyrinth
10.New Camelot
11.Xanadu, China
12.Antarctica
13.Jerusalem
14.Venice

Greg responds...

Ten full points. Two half points.

tyca

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Ed writes...

Clan guesses... hmm, I'm bound to be useless at this, but I might as well have a go!

Clans existing in 1994:

1. London
2. Ishimura
3. Guatemala
4. New Olympus
5. Rome
6. Xanadu, China*
7. Paris
8. Avalon

New clans by 1996:

9. Castle Wyvern, Manhattan
10. Labyrinth, Manhattan
11. Cairo, Egypt
12. Wyvern, Scotland

13. Norway
14. New Camelot

*I'm not sure who I should give credit for the Xanadu bit to (Aris?) but this isn't one I'd have any idea about the exact location otherwise so apologies to whoever it was.

(And incidentally, responding to your point that Elisa used her thumb to count 'three' on her hand: I count using my thumb too. Sorry this is irrelevant, but it wasn't worth wasting a post over IMO).

Greg responds...

Ten full points. One half point.

tyca

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Vashkoda writes...

London, Ishimura, Guatemala, Avalon, Manhattan, New Olympus, Paris, Wyvern (Scotland), Xanadu (China), Loch Ness, Labyrinth (Clones), Antarctica, Camelot, Moon

I know I'm not being specific enough on the last few, but I want to be sure of the general location, first.

Greg responds...

Eleven full points. Two half points.

Good score. I think it ties our best to date.

tyca

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Lexy writes...

just another guess...

1) Manhattan
2) London
3) Ishimura
4) Guatemala
5) Avalon
6) New Olympus
7) Clones
8) China
9) Rome
10) Antartica
11) Turkey
12) Paris
13) Ireland
14) Scottland

Greg responds...

7 full points. 3 halfs.

tyca

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Galvatron writes...

Here are my guesses for the clan contest.
1.Manhatten,U.S.A
2.Labyrinth
3.Avalon
4.Ishimura,Japan
5.Guatemala
6.London,United Kingdom
7.New Olympus
8.Loch Ness,Scotland(the place in Monsters)
9.Xanadu,China
10.Wyvern,Scotland(nostalgia)
11.Ulster,Ireland
12.Greece
13.Egypt
14.Paris,France

Greg responds...

Eleven full points. No half points. tyca

Response recorded on July 05, 2000

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Vashkoda writes...

Just trying to eliminate a few:

Moscow, Ishimura, Guatemala, Avalon, Manhattan, New Olympus, Paris, Labyrinth (clones), Easter Island, Loch Ness, space somewhere, Wyvern (Scotland), Antarctica, Ireland

Greg responds...

Nine full points and one half.

tyca

Response recorded on July 05, 2000

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Vashkoda writes...

More guesses:

London, Ishimura, Guatemala, Avalon, Manhattan, New Olympus, Paris, Labyrinth (clones), Easter Island, Loch Ness, space somewhere, Wyvern (Scotland), Antarctica, Camelot

Greg responds...

Ten full points. Two half points.

tyca

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Shari B writes...

Here's my fourth guess at the 14 clans...

1 - London, England
2 - Ishimura, Japan
3 - Guatemala
4 - Loch Ness, Scotland
5 - Wyvern, Scotland
6 - New Olympus
7 - Tintagel
8 - Avalon
9 - Manhattan, NY, USA
10 - Labyrinth, NY, USA
11 - Paris, France
12 - Victoria Land, Antarctica
13 - Xanadu, China
14 - Giza, Egypt

I'm having so much fun with this contest. I've been keeping track of everyone's guesses, and with every new answer I learn (or confirm) something. I was overjoyed when you actually started giving scores. It has become much easier for me to add up the scores since you started telling us the number of half points recently, but it was actually more fun when an 8 might mean 8, or 7 and 2 halves, or 6 and 4 halves, etc. I appreciate all the hints, but please don't give too many more, or you'll be making it too easy for us!

TTFN!!

Greg responds...

11 full points. 1 half point. That's a damn good score. And, no, I'm gonna stick to this system now, but I'm gonna try NOT to give anymore EXTRA hints.

And frankly, as close as you guys are getting numerically, I still don't think anyone's ever going to solve this one.

tyca

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Nemi writes...

The 14 Clans:

1)Manhattan
2)Clones, Labyrinth
3)Ishimura
4)London
5)Guatemala
6)Avalon
7)New Olympus
8)Wyvern,Scotland
9)Xanadu, China
10)Bermuda Triangle
11)Steel calan New York
13)Easter Island
14)Cold Trio, where ever they may be

-Nemi

Greg responds...

Nine full points. Zero half points.

And you skipped number 12. Did you do that on purpose?

tyca

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Ambrosia writes...

Another try at the 14 clans:
1. Manhattan
2. Avalon
3. Ishimura
4. Guatemala
5. New Olympus
6. Clones/Mutates
7. London
8. Rome
9. Wyvern, Scotland
10. Xanadu, China
11. Loch Ness
12. Ireland
13. Camelot
14. Athens, Greece
thank you!

Greg responds...

Nine full points. One half point.

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Lexy writes...

Hello Greg:)

*checks out the latest Contest guesses* yup, just as I thought, I wouln't have said anything original;) But I _did_ happen to think up some more Q's at work. Exciting hey?

1) You said that there was a rather large gargoyle clan somewhere outside of London. That we just happened to only see Grif, Una, and Leo.
What is their purpose for staying at that store?

2) Do they keep in correspondence with the rest of the clan?

3) How often do they visit?

4) For question one. Was it the clans' idea for the shop or just Una, Grif, and Leo's?

5) When Grif vanshied with Goliath and was missing for all that time, did the clan try and search for him? Where they even informed? (duh but still)

6) Did Una and Leo continue to stay at that store in the hope that Grif would return someday? Or was it just some job that they were assigned and Grif or no they stayed??

7) About Grif and Una. I dont know if someone asked this or not before. I don't recall seeing it. So sorry in advance if this is old news:P But Una seemed to like him a lot. I guess I dont know if they were actually an item or not. Where they? Or was it just Una that felt that way? Or did I totally screw it up again like the whole Angela Gabe thing and she's alone or with Leo for crying out loud??

8) In the event that the answer was "Ya _duh_ they are an item. Haven't you been paying attention in here?". Then will the age differnce that they now have do any damage to the relationship?

Ok, thats enough on that topic. Thanks Greg!;)

Greg responds...

1. To earn money. To pay taxes on the land, etc.

2. Yes, constantly. By telephone and e-mail. Also it's not that far away, so I'm sure they glide out there all the time.

3. All the time.

4. The shop has been there for centuries.

5. Of course. You shouldn't look at this as if Leo & Una are some kind of separate entity from the rest of the clan. They're the breadwinners. (And no one said they're the only two who work at the store, they're simply the ones who do it most often.) They live at the estate most of the time, but when working late (or early at the store) have quarters upstairs where they can retire for a cup of tea or turn to stone or whatever.

6. The store belongs to the clan. I'm not saying they didn't occasionally wish that Griff would fly in a window one day, but basically they assumed that he and Goliath perished during the Battle of Britain.

7. No, you're right. Una was in love with Griff, and he cared for her. They weren't mates -- at least not yet -- but that's the direction they were heading. Now, of course, she and Leo are mates. But that partly resulted from shared grief over Griff's seeming death.

8. I think the fact that in the interum, she mated with Leo will have a larger effect than the age difference. That and the fact, that Griff is back off traveling the world with Arthur

Response recorded on July 03, 2000

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DougJoe writes...

Attempt at the 14 Clans...

1. London, England
2. Ishimura, Japan
3. Guatemala
4. New Olympus
5. Manhattan, NY, USA
6. Camelot, England
7. Paris, France
8. Los Angeles, CA, USA
9. Wyvern, Scotland
10. Avalon
11. Ireland
12. Rome, Italy
13. Cairo, Egypt
14. Moscow, Russia

Greg responds...

Eight full points. One half point.

Response recorded on July 03, 2000

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LSZ writes...

Did Macbeth ever encounter any Gargoyles besides Demona in the centuries between his first 'death' and his first encounter with Goliath's clan in the 20th century?

Greg responds...

maybe... maybe not....

Response recorded on June 30, 2000

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Zeliard writes...

More on 14 clan contest...

1.Manhattan
2.New Olympus
3.London
4.Avalon
5.Guatemala
6.Ishimura

7.Wyvern
8.Circe
9.Planet Pluto (I think I watch too much Starship Troopers)
10.Labyrinth, the clones and mutates
11.Tibet
12.Camleot
13.Under the earth's surface, underground Gargoyles!
14.Paris

Greg responds...

Nine full. One half.

tyca

Response recorded on June 30, 2000

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Zeliard writes...

Clan Contest

1.Manhattan
2.Avalon
3.Ishimura
4.London
5.Guatemala
6.New Olympus

7.Paris
8.Ireland
9.Tibet
10.Camelot
11.Wyvern
12.Circe
13.Atlantis
14.Labyrinth

Greg responds...

Nine full points. One half point.

Is Circe a place? Where is it?

tyca

Response recorded on June 30, 2000

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Ambrosia writes...

hmm, how about these guesses:
1. Manhattan
2. Avalon
3. London
4. Quatemala
5. Ishimura
6. The Clones and Mutates
7. New Olympus
8. Rome
9. Wyvern
10. Bejing, China
11. Loch Ness
12. Ulster, Ireland
13. Easter Island
14. Camelot
thank you!

Greg responds...

Is Quatemala different from Guatemala? An alternate spelling, maybe? I'll assume so.

8 full, 2 half

tyca

Response recorded on June 30, 2000

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Scorch writes...

My 14 guesses:

1. Eyrie building, Manhattan
2. Ishimura
3. London
4. Guatemala
5. Avalon
6. New Olympus
7. Wyvern
8. Loch Ness
9. Underwater
10. Manhattan Sewers
11. The moon
12. Viet Nam
13. The Northwest Territories, Canada
14. Newfoundland, Canada

Greg responds...

Eight full points. Two half points.

tyca

Response recorded on June 30, 2000

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Ambrosia writes...

yet again:
1. Manhattan
2. Avalon
3. London
4. Guatemala
5. Ishimura
6. Mutates/clones
7. New Olympus
8. Easter Island
9. Rome
10. Ireland
11. Wyvern, Scotland
12. China
13. Greece
14. Loch Ness
thank you!

Greg responds...

Eight full. One half.

tyca

Response recorded on June 30, 2000

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Ambrosia writes...

Another try at the 14 clans:
1. Manhattan
2. Avalon
3. London
4. Guatemala
5. Ishimura
6. Mutates/Clones
7. New Olympus
8. The Coldtrio
9. Easter Island
10. Rome
11. Wyvern, Scotland
12. Xanadu, China
13. Ireland
14. Greece
Thanks!

Greg responds...

Eight full points.
tyca

Response recorded on June 30, 2000

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Faieq Ali writes...

Another guess at the 14 clans:

1.Manhattan
2.Avalon
3.Guatemala
4.New Olympus
5.London, England
6.Ishimura, Japan
7.The Labyrinth
8.Xanadu, China
9.Cairo,Egypt
10.Paris, France
11.Pompeii, Italy
12.LA, California
13.Loch Ness, Scotland
14.Sydney, Austrailia

Greg responds...

Ten full. Ø halves.

tyca

Response recorded on June 30, 2000

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Shari B writes...

OK, I think I've actually figured something out this time, so let's see if I'm right. This one should be pretty close. Either that, or I need to totally rethink my reasoning! Here's my third guess on the 14 clans...

1 - London, England
2 - Ishimura, Japan
3 - Guatemala
4 - Loch Ness, Scotland
5 - Wyvern, Scotland
6 - New Olympus
7 - Camelot
8 - Avalon
9 - Manhattan
10 - Labyrinth
11 - Paris, France
12 - Antarctica
13 - Xanadu, China
14 - Giza, Egypt

Greg responds...

ELEVEN FULL POINTS. Two halves.

Is this the best score yet. I think so.

tyca

Response recorded on June 30, 2000

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Tana writes...

Yeah, I'm just trying out different specifics since you said being specific counted...just give me a score and my tyca. ^_^

1)Manhattan, New York
2)Clones, New York
3)Avalon
4)Guatemala
5)New Olympus
6)Ishimura, Japan
7)London, England
8)Paris, France
9)Wyvern, Scotland
10)Beijing, China
11)Athens, Greece
12)Belfast, Northern Ireland (aka Ulster)
13)Kilaminjaro, Africa
14)Easter Island

Greg responds...

Eight full. Two half.

tyca

Response recorded on June 30, 2000

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Tana writes...

1)Manhattan, New York
2)Clones, New York
3)Avalon
4)Guatemala
5)New Olympus
6)Ishimura, Japan
7)London, England
8)Paris, France
9)Wyvern, Scotland
10)Xanadu, China
11)Athens, Greece
12)Belfast, Northern Ireland (aka Ulster)
13)Kilaminjaro, Africa
14)Easter Island

Greg responds...

9 full. 1 half.

tyca

Response recorded on June 30, 2000

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Tana writes...

1)Manhattan, New York
2)Clones, New York
3)Avalon
4)Guatemala
5)New Olympus
6)Ishimura, Japan
7)London, England
8)Paris, France
9)Wyvern, Scotland
10)Xanadu, China
11)Delphi, Greece
12)Belfast, Northern Ireland (aka Ulster)
13)Kilaminjaro, Africa
14)Easter Island

Greg responds...

Nine full. One half.

tyca

Response recorded on June 30, 2000

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Tana writes...

Clans: I know I don't have them all right, but it's worth a shot...

1)Manhattan, New York
2)Clones, New York
3)Avalon
4)Guatemala
5)New Olympus
6)Ishimura, Japan
7)London, England
8)Paris, France
9)Wyvern, Scotland
10)Bei-Jing, China
11)Delphi, Greece
12)Belfast, Northern Ireland (aka Ulster)
13)Kilaminjaro, Africa
14)Easter Island

Greg responds...

Where is "Clones, New York"? Is that near Yonkers?

8 full. 2 half.

tyca

Response recorded on June 30, 2000

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Lexy writes...

1) Manhatten
2) Clones
3) London
4) Ishimura
5) Avalon
6) New Olympus
7) Guatemala
8) China
9) Italy
10) Paris
11) Ireland
12) Russia
13) Turkey
14) Greece

Greg responds...

7 full. 1 half.

tyca

Response recorded on June 30, 2000

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Lexy writes...

Hey again

um sorry for spelling china weird..typo.

1) Manhatten
2) Clones
3) London
4) Ishimura
5) Avalon
6) New Olympus
7) Guatemala
8) China
9) Italy
10) Paris
11) Ireland
12) Russia
13) Scotland
14) Greece

Greg responds...

Too late! I was already obnoxious about it!

7 full. 2 half.

tyca

Response recorded on June 30, 2000

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Lexy writes...

heres a guess *shrugs*

1) Manhatten
2) Clones
3) London
4) Ishimura
5) Avalon
6) New Olympus
7) Guatemala
8) Chaina
9) Rome
10) Scotland
11) Italy
12) Paris
13) Ireland
14) Greece

Greg responds...

Is "Chaina" China? I'll assume it is.

But Lexy, you're a big girl now. Time to start PROOF-READING!!!! (You spelled Manhattan wrong too.)

Seven full points. Two half points.

Response recorded on June 30, 2000

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Vashkoda writes...

Let's see how lucky I can be:

London, Ishimura, Guatamala, New Olympus, Avalon, Manhattan, Paris, Easter Island, Loch Ness, Wyvern

(I foresee a lot of 1/2 points here:) clones, China, not on Earth but within our galaxy, Antarctica

Greg responds...

Nine full points.

Two half points.

tyca

Response recorded on June 30, 2000

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Michael Norton writes...

Another 14 clan guess.

1) Manhattan
2) Clones
3) Ishimura
4) Guatemala
5) London
6) Avalon
7) New Olympus
8) Mt. Everest
9) Mt. Olympus
10) Wyvern, Scotland
11) Loch Ness
12) Camelot
13) Valley of the Kings, Egypt
14) Mt. Kirkpatrick, Antartica

Greg responds...

Eight full points. Two half points.

tyca

Response recorded on June 30, 2000

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Faieq Ali writes...

My guess at the 14 gargoyle clans:

1. Avalon
2.Manhattan
3.The Labyrinth
4.Guatemala
5.Ishimura, Japan
6.New Olympus
7.London, England
8.Loch Ness, Scotland
9.Paris, France
10.Bejing, China
11.Athens, Greece
12.Rome, Italy
13.Dublin, Ireland
14.Camelot

Greg responds...

Nine full points and two half points.

tyca

Response recorded on June 30, 2000

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Ambrosia writes...

Here's my try for the 14 clans, Greg:
1. Manhattan
2. Avalon
3. London
4. Guatemala
5. Ishimura
6. Mutates/clones
7. New Olympus
8. the Coldtrio
9. India
10. Paris
11. Ireland
12. a Space Station
13. China
14. Camelot

Thanks for your time!

Greg responds...

O.K. Once more. "Mutates/Clones" isn't a place. "Coldtrio" isn't a place. I won't say whether the Mutates/Clones and/or the Coldtrio represent an entire clan or not. But we're looking for locations here. LOCATIONS. PLACES named with as much specificity as they've been named in the show.

For example, saying "Japan" would get you only a half point, because we've been more specific. Saying "Ishimura" would get you a full point. Saying "Ishimura, Japan" would get you that same full point, because the "Ishimura" implies the Japan, so you haven't added anything. On the other hand, saying "Guatemala" also gets you a full point, because in that case, we've never been more specific. But saying "Obsidiana, Zafiro, Turquesa, Jade and some eggs" as complete as that is, would get you ZERO points, because they are the Mayan clan's POPULation, not its LOCation.

(Sorry, Ambrosia, I didn't mean to pick on you. I just want to make sure everyone gets the rules. And I don't want to have to explain them again.)

Anyway...

Seven full points. Two half points.

Response recorded on June 29, 2000

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Bud-Clare writes...

14 clans:

1. London
2. Ishimura
3. Guatemala
4. Australia
5. New Olympus
6. Loch Ness, Scotland
7. County Clare, Ireland (I just like the name)
8. Avalon
9. Manhattan
10. Clones (Labyrinth)
11. Easter Island
12. Camelot (Somerset, England)
13. Paris
14. Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica

Greg responds...

Nine full points. Two half points.

tyca

Response recorded on June 29, 2000

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Anonymous writes...

Clan contest
1.Manhatten
2.Avalon
3.Labyrinth with clones
4.London
5.Guatemala
6.Ishimura
7.Paris,France
8.New Olympus with halflings and gargoyles coexisting
9.mountains of China
10.Ulster,Ireland
11.Scone,Scotland
12.Greece
13.Giza,Egypt
14.Region around St.Florence island

Greg responds...

Eight full points. Two half points.

But this is another pointless Anonymous entry. If you were right, how could I reward you. You may say you're not in it for the reward, but that would frankly be a bit TOO anti-climactic for me and everyone else. I want to see someone WIN this thing.

So, Todd and Gore, I'm giving you official permission to delete any and all ANONYMOUS entries to our contests.

No tyca for this one.

Response recorded on June 27, 2000

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Shari B writes...

My second try at the 14 clans contest...

1 - London, England
2 - Ishimura, Japan
3 - Guatemala
4 - Antarctica
5 - China
6 - New Olympus
7 - Loch Ness, Scotland
8 - Avalon
9 - Manhattan
10 - Labyrinth
11 - Camelot
12 - Greece
13 - Paris
14 - Valley of the Kings

Greg responds...

Nine points. Plus three half points.

tyca

Response recorded on June 26, 2000

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Vashkoda writes...

1) Without stating my obvious suspicion lest it be interpreted as a new idea, who will Bronx's mate be? 2) What gender is/are the gargoyle beast/s on Avalon other than Boudicca? 3) Do you have any specific plans for that big red beast we saw in "Bushido", or was it just thrown in by the artists? 4) When the Guatamalan clan's eggs hatch, will there be any beasts? 5) Are all gargoyle beasts land-bound?

Greg responds...

1. Boudicca, of course.

2. Male and female.

3. We get to everything eventually.

4. Yes.

5. Pretty much. (If I get your meaning.)

Response recorded on June 23, 2000

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Warrioress writes...

Did you have any children planned for Gabriel and Ophelia? If so, what are their names?

Greg responds...

Yes. I haven't named them yet.

Response recorded on June 23, 2000

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Todd Jensen writes...

You mentioned before about how the original ending of "The Goliath Chronicles", which you stopped them from doing, had the gargoyles abandoning New York and all scattering. I hope that you don't mind my asking another "Goliath Chronicles" question (in this case, I consider it a special case), but:

What alarmed you more about it? The fact that it had the gargoyles abandoning their protectorate, or the fact that it had the clan all splitting up, scattering it? (Both definitely felt altogether out-of-character to me, although the former was what I noticed and felt alarmed by first).

Greg responds...

Do I really have to prioritize my disgust? Really it was all just a bad, bad idea. You mentioned the two main, awful reasons. But I'm sure there were more. (But don't make me relive it.)

Response recorded on June 23, 2000

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Chris writes...

1)Do Goliath and Demona have any other children besides Angela? And if so, do you mind if I ask who?

2)Since there's no chance of Goliath and Demona ever getting back together, will they ever be friends again, or at least not at each other's throats?

Thanks for your time.

Greg responds...

1. Biological children? No. Rookery children? Yes. The entire Avalon clan, including Gabriel and Ophelia.

2. They will, on occasion, be allies again.

Response recorded on June 23, 2000

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Michael Norton writes...

Yet another 14 clan guess

1) Manhattan
2) Clones
3) Avalon
4) London
5) Ishimura
6) Guatemala
7) New Olympus
8) Wyvern, Scotland
9) Loch Ness, Scotland
10) Camelot
11) Egypt
12) Mount Olympus
13) Easter Island
14) South Pole

Greg responds...

Eight points. Plus three half points.

I guess that's progress.

tyca

Response recorded on June 23, 2000

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Michael Norton writes...

Another Guess at the 14 clans.

1) Manhattan
2) Clones
3) Avalon
4) Ishimura
5) London
6) Guatemala
7) New Olympus
8) Wyvern
9) Venice, Italy
10) Lochness
11) Camelot
12) Island of Cyprus
13) Easter Island
14) Egypt

Greg responds...

Eight full points. Two half points.

tyca

Response recorded on June 23, 2000

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Bengali writes...

Another Try For The Clans Contest!

1.Manhatten, USA
2.London, England
3.Ishimura, Japan
4.Guatemala, Guatemala
5.Labyrinth, USA
6.Avalon, Who knows?
7.Paris, France
8.New Olympus, Somewhere in one of the Oceans
9.Loch Ness, Scotland
10.Easter Island, Pacific Ocean
11.Xanadu, China
12.Camelot, England
13.L.A., California
14.Queensland, Australia

{This ones your hardest contest yet!}

Greg responds...

("Guatemala, Guatemala"? Gee, where in Guatemala is that?)

Ten full points (including Guatemala).

And maybe a quarter point.

Response recorded on June 23, 2000

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Shari B writes...

Hi Greg!
Thanks so much for answering (one way or another) all of our questions, I really appreciate all the extra time you have put in here. I don't have a question right now, but I am going to participate in the clans contest. Here is my first guess at the 14 clans...

1 - London, England
2 - Ishimura, Japan
3 - Guatemala
4 - Loch Ness, Scotland
5 - Greece
6 - New Olympus
7 - Camelot
8 - Avalon
9 - Manhattan
10 - Labyrinth (Clones)
11 - Paris, France
12 - Antarctica
13 - Shang'rala
14 - Giza

Now I just have to wait and see if my score actually helps me figure anything out!

Greg responds...

Good guess.

Nine full points. Two half points.

tyca

Response recorded on June 23, 2000

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Golem writes...

14 clan contest
1.Manhatten
2.Labyrinth
3.Avalon
4.Guatemala
5.London,England
6.Ishimura,Japan
7.New Olympus
8.Scone,Scotland
9.Egypt
10.Greece
11.Paris
12.China
13.Ireland
14.India

This was accomplished with a lot of logic.

Greg responds...

So is the correct answer.

You got eight full points and one half point.

Response recorded on June 21, 2000

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Anonymous writes...

Here is my guess on the 14 clans.
1.Avalon(Gabriel and Co.)
2.Manhatten(Goliath and co.)
3.Labyrinth(Deliah and the Clones)
4.Ishimura
5.Guatemala
6.London,England
7.New Olympus
8.Paris
9.Cairo,Egypt
10.Greece
11.Ireland
12.China(mentioned in the season 1 bible)
13.Scone,Scotland(one clan left in Scotland and it is probably not the clan at Loch Ness or they would have been seen in Monsters)
14.Canada

Greg responds...

Eight full points. One half point.

But if you list yourself as Anonymous, then how could you win even if you got the answers right.

tyca

Response recorded on June 21, 2000

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F.A writes...

Whatever happened to the Guatamalan Sun Amulet? The last time we saw it Broadway was holding it when he turned to stone.

Greg responds...

Broadway still has it. But eventually I would have had Zafiro come and get it. (Or maybe Jade & Turquesa en route back from Avalon.)

By the way, Elisa Gabrielli who played Obsidiana on Gargoyles is the voice of the Doll Demon in 3x3 EYES, which I just finished voice directing for New Generation Pictures and Pioneer. Watch for it on video and DVD. (And sorry for the plug.)

Response recorded on June 14, 2000

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Craychek writes...

Well, here's a guess at the 14 clans. I don't think all of them are right, but this list is the best I can come up with right now.

1. Manhattan*
2. Wyvern, Scottland
3. London*
4. Guatamala*
5. Avalon*
6. Ishmara*
7. New Olympus*
8. Clones*
9. Xanadu
10. Camalot
11. Loch Ness
12. Cold Trio
13. Paris
14. Rome

Greg responds...

Does spelling count?

Anyway, nine full points and three half points. tyca

Response recorded on June 13, 2000

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Chapter XIII: "Reawakening" (background rambling)

I'm trying something different with this ramble. And because of recent difficulties, I'm going to break the Ramble into two parts. My thoughts on reviewing the episode last Friday night will need to be recreated from scratch. And I'll get to that as soon as I can.

But first I thought you guys might appreciate a little background. What follows is a long memo that I wrote to Story Editor Michael Reaves after receiving the first draft of writer Brynne Chandler Reaves' outline on our thirteenth and final episode of the first season. Pay careful attention to the date of the memo and the title of the episode. I'll comment on both sometime in the next few days...

THE MEMO (unedited):

To: Michael Reaves Date: 4-10-94

From: Greg Weisman Ext: 7436

Re: Notes on "The Awakening" / Outline for 4319-013 of GARGOYLES

GENERAL NOTES
This is a tough one, because in this episode, we have a very specific mission, which is to remind Goliath of his. In order to accomplish this, I'd like to focus both our efforts and Goliath's soul-searching. These aren't simple concepts but I'm gonna try and go through them in baby steps. This is less for our benefit than for the benefit of our audience & Goliath. (Remember, Goliath is a determined thinker if not a quick one.)

Goliath spends the episode searching for the true meaning behind the gargoyle motto, "A gargoyle can no more stop protecting the castle than breathing the air."

We begin by defining our terms. Goliath first needs to understand the following equation: "Castle = Home = Family = Community". He more or less learned the Castle through Family section in "ENTER MACBETH", but we'll need to reiterate the lesson in some way for our audience. Then we need to take him the final step from Family to Community.

After that (or perhaps simultaneously), he needs to decide on what is meant by "protect". Protect what? The physical structure he lives in? No. Again, Home leads into Family which leads into Community.

Protect why? To survive in a hostile environment? Ultimately and by the end of the episode Goliath decides/remembers that to survive is not enough. Coldstone and Demona provide cautionary proof; both of them are abominations of a sort, created in the name of "Survival". Survival ("breathing the air") is important, but clearly survival isn't enough. Goliath and his clan need purpose. They need to return to the mission: Protect the castle (i.e. protect the community).

This dovetails nicely w/Elisa's mission as a cop: "To protect and serve." And leaves us, at the end of our first season, with a more pro-active group of heroes.

SPECIFIC NOTES
Just a few specifics that aren't covered in the beat outline that follows.

Page 1.
--The trio saw snow last episode. Let's make the winter weather the backdrop to the action. Not part of the story.
--I don't think we want to light any fires in the clock tower.

Page 2.
--We no longer need Madame Serena in this story. Plus she adds another new element to a pretty full plate.
--Remember this is one of the spells that Demona ripped from the Grimorum back in "Temptation".

Page 3.
--Coldstone wouldn't name himself. It's not gargoylean thing to do. And he hasn't been awake long enough to know he needs a name. Let Demona do it.

Page 7
--I think we can fit the action of this story into one night, so this is kind of a moot point, but I don't think Demona would risk sleeping as stone in Xanatos' castle. She doesn't trust anyone that much.
--Let's not overplay Matt's conspiracy fettish. It's o.k., but we don't want him to come off as a "babbling".

Page 11
--Remember, unless we're getting biblical here, Gargoyles weren't "created". They have very strong territorial and protective instincts. These instincts are as strong as their survival instinct. But I want to make sure we don't imply that they were magically created by someone or something who gave them a mission.

Finally, if I could recommend a title change... how about "Re-Awakening" instead of "The Awakening". I think it's a bit more appropriate all the way around.

ACT ONE
1. Prologue #1 - Present Day Manhattan - All-Nite Grocery - Winter Night
--It's snowing in Manhattan and will continue to snow until the last scene.
--A lone thief holds up the owner of a small and otherwise empty All-Nite grocery store.
--Thief tells the owner: "I guess we just live in dangerous times.

2. Prologue#2 - Flashback to 994 A.D. Scotland - Castle Wyvern - Night
(Note this scene happened off-camera during part one of the five-parter, somewhere around page 24 of script #4319-001.)
--Goliath informs Hudson that they must leave to harry the vikings far away.
--He'll need Hudson's tracking skills.
--Demona and "pre-Coldstone" gargoyle (Goliath's rookery brother) are also present.
--Magus comes thru and says or does something obnoxious.
--Demona, secretly desperate for Goliath to bring them all along, asks why they bother protecting the human's castle at all?
--Pre-Coldstone agrees: "Let them keep the castle, we can survive anywhere."
--(We see he is of a semi-simlar mind-set to Demona, which explains why she uses him 1000 years later for Coldstone.)
--Hudson firmly states the gargoyle mission statement: "A gargoyle can no more stop protecting the castle than breathing the air..."
--Goliath instructs his rookery brother to stay w/Demona and protect.

3. Present Day - Winter - Clock Tower - Night
--Goliath's been daydreaming (at night) about old memories.
--Trio are going to a movie; they invite Hudson along.
--Hudson's a couch potato. He'll wait to see it on cable. Besides he's got to guard their home.
--Trio: We live over a police station. What could happen? We don't have to guard the place every night.
--Hudson tosses off gargoyle truism: "A gargoyle can no more stop protecting the castle than breathing the air..." (But that's just an excuse to be left alone.)
--Goliath reacts silently, realizing their mission has lost meaning for the gargoyles, even Hudson. Maybe even himself.
--Trio leaves ("We don't even live in a castle anymore...")
--As Elisa enters.
--She wants to know how gargoyles are "surviving" the cold weather.
--G says they're fairly immune... to the elements.
--Elisa starts to leave for her shift w/offhand remark: "Time to do a little of the old 'Protect and Serve'."
--G stops her to find out what she means.
--Police motto.
--But what does it mean? Protect who?
--(Maybe Elisa can get us from Castle to Family here.)
--Goliath decides to accompany Elisa on the night shift.
--Which is a bit problematic now that she has a partner.

4. Castle
--Demona has talked a reluctant Xanatos into another attempt to destroy Goliath.
--Xanatos & Demona use science & sorcery to revive creature made from cybernetics and mismatched gargoyle parts. (The head is that of Goliath's rookery brother, our pre-Coldstone, augmented by cybernetic-eye & etc.)
--Demona names him Coldstone.
(--Perhaps she represents Xanatos as her servant. Perhaps he allows it.)
(--Note: in this episode, I think we want to sense a tension between X & D, but I don't think we want to bust them up here. It's distracting and we have enough to deal with.)
--Coldstone's confused. Last thing he remembers is Goliath & Hudson leaving the castle. Then came sunrise and oblivion.
--Demona: "Goliath abandoned us to the mercy of humans."
--He has been seduced by their beliefs.
--It is because of him that you look like this....
--It's mirror time.
--Does audience see him or do we save that revelation?

5. Manhattan Streets / All-Nite Grocery / Rooftop across the street.
--Elisa & Matt are driving in her car.
--Goliath is following them from above. (She's given him a walkie-talkie or headset or something. She's basically wearing a wire so that he can be on her shift with her.)
--They investigate All-Nite grocery store robbery from scene 1. (Not a crime in progress. Remember, they are detectives, not beat cops.)
--While Matt questions the owner...
--Goliath, watching from above, is able to talk quietly w/Elisa.
--We get from Family to Community.
--Elisa: No one wants to live a prisoner of their own castle anymore. We live in a community. The whole community needs to work together...
--G: "To survive." (He still hasn't gotten it yet.)
--Radio call: "All available units."

6. Times Square.
--That tortured soul, Coldstone, is going bonkers.
--(He hated "Cats". No, wait... he hates humans.)
--(Physical strength only. No robotic weaponry yet.)
--Morgan and other cops are just securing the perimeter, keeping people clear.
--From a distance, Goliath surmises another Xanatos robot ploy. (He sees the occasional metallic glint. The rest is in shadow.) He won't be dragged into another of Xanatos' schemes.
--Elisa & Matt don't have that luxury. They approach the thing. Tell it to cease and desist, etc.
--Coldstone prepares to throw a small car at them or something.
--As Goliath reacts, we fade out.

ACT TWO
7. Times Square.
--With Elisa endangered, Goliath doesn't hesitate to intervene and save her and a flabergasted Matt.
--Now Coldstone really goes ballistic. Literally. Barrel rises from robotic arm and fires.
--Goliath dodges or maybe he is hit, but Coldstone is too shocked to notice. --He didn't know he could do that.
--(Xanatos had a pre-programmed battle mode built-into his circuitry.)
--While C is figuring this out, Goliath comes in and smashes him.
--It's only in close that Goliath realizes he's not fighting a robot.
--(Is this the audience's first full look at Coldstone too??)
--And it's only now that Coldstone recognizes G.
--But all this convinces Coldstone that Demona was telling the truth.
--Goliath is attacking his own rookery brother to defend a human.
--But Goliath is out-matched, and soon losing.

8. Inside Orpheum Theatre (Times Square).
--Trio are watching movie from balcony.
--(As Broadway did in "Deadly Force").
-- "There sure are an awful lot of explosions in this movie."
--But are those explosions coming from outside?
--Suddenly movie stops. House lights come up.
--On ground level, Morgan is ushering people out the back entrance, calmly and for their own safety.
--Trio exit to see what's going on.

9. Times Square.
--Trio arrive in time to save Goliath from Coldstone.
--Coldstone surrounded by all four gargoyles.
--Looks like the tide of battle might have shifted.
--We see gargoyles thru Coldstone's robot POV.

10. Castle.
--Matchcut to Xanatos office monitor.
--Seems he gets a direct feed on whatever Coldstone sees or hears.
--X to D: Looks like sonny-boy's having trouble making friends.
--(No indication that they're going to help yet.)

11. Times Square.
--Goliath does not attack; he's still trying to put everything together.
--Could this abomination really be his rookery brother?
--At first, Goliath doesn't talk to Coldstone, rather he speaks about "it".
--Which of course doesn't endear him to Coldy one bit.
--G tries a kinder, gentler approach.
--Might even be starting to reach him.
--G: What happened to you, pal?
--From off-screen Demona says: "We did."
--Goliath, trio and Coldstone turn to see Demona, Xanatos in Gargoyle armor and a Steel Clan Robot. Fade to black.

ACT THREE
12. Times Square.
--Stand-off.
--Demona: If you're going to bring your whole clan, you can't expect me not to bring mine.
--G: You call that a clan?
--Coldstone is torn, confused. What should he do?
--Demona: "Destroy Goliath. Destroy him, and we survive."
--Coldstone looks down at his cobbled-together form: "Is this survival?"
--Demona tells him not to be fooled by appearance.
--Goliath and the others have been corrupted by humans.
--"We are the only real gargoyles left."
--Travis Marshall pulls up in newsvan.
--While cameraman is setting up, Elisa uses "wire" to warn Goliath.
--Goliath appeals to Xanatos
--(Probably doesn't yet know that Xanatos IS one of the robots.)
--(G thinks he's talking by radio-link via the robots.)
--G: It's your city, X, shouldn't we reconvene someplace less fragile.
--Demona doesn't like the idea, but Xanatos insists.
--(She's not ready to sever their partnership yet).
--Xanatos quietly names a spot that only Goliath (and Elisa via their wire) can hear.
--The eight combatants fly off, severally.
--Marshall only gets the tail end on camera.

13. Clock Tower.
--Hudson sees Marshall's report on t.v.
--Discusses dilemma (theoretically w/Bronx, but he's really talking to himself).
--Goliath told them to stay and guard the tower.
--What should he do?

14. George Washington Bridge.
(Or whatever bridge is closest to Times Square.)
--Your basic battle royale...on the bridge, in the air. Among other things...
--Brooklyn goes after Demona.
--He's still mad at her from "Temptation."
--Which allows Goliath and Coldstone to continue their face-off.
--The Steel Clan robot is destroyed.
--Xanatos is forced to unmask.
--But generally, the bad guys are winning, if barely.
--Coldstone & Goliath plunge into the icy river.

15. The River.
--Coldstone's got a built-in breathing apparatus that extends over his mouth and nose automatically.
--As they struggle underwater, Goliath's losing air and consciousness.
--G. hears Hudson's voice: "A gargoyle can no more stop protecting the castle than breathing the air."
--Suddenly, Goliath is pulled out of the water... by Coldstone.

16. An Ice flow.
--As G. gasps for breath he sees that a battered Demona and Xan have the drop on an even more battered Trio. The fight is over; the good guys lost.
--Demona's glad Coldstone saved G. for her to finish off.
--But Coldstone wants some answers first.
--Coldstone: "You said if Goliath dies. We would survive."
--Again, he indicates himself: "Is that all there is... surviving?"
--Demona's almost tender with him, but what she says is something like: "That's all that counts."
--But Goliath has finally figured it out. Surviving is not enough. To merely survive at all costs is not the gargoyle way. Gargoyles protect the way gargoyles breathe. To forget that leads to true corruption. Not the corruption of humans, or even Coldstone's metallic corruption. But the bitter fanaticism of Demona's corrupt soul. Or something like that.
--Of course, Demona's not just gonna sit there and let Goliath speechify forever.
--She takes aim.
--Coldstone leaps between them, takes the blast and is blown off the ice into the water. He does not resurface.
--Goliath immediately dives in after his brother.
--Demona fires into the water at both of them.
--She is furious at Coldstone's betrayal.
--Trio try to take some advantage of situation, but Xanatos won't allow it.
--Suddenly, the ice seems to be hit from above by a cannonball that sends everyone reeling.
--That was no cannonball that was Bronx. Hudson dropped him from on high.
--Again, the tide has turned. And it's all Xanatos can do to grab Demona and rocket her out of there.
--Goliath comes up for air. There's no sign of Coldstone.
--Goliath has lost his only surviving brother.

17. Epilogue #1 - Bridge.
--The six gargoyles are climbing back up the bridge. (They'll need some height to glide home.)
--Hudson apologizes for abandoning their home, the clock tower.
--Goliath points toward Manhattan and says something like: "The clock tower is where we sleep. But our home is that island. Our castle is Manhattan. And gargoyles always protect their castle... and anyone, human or gargoyle who resides within."
--Elisa pulls up in her car. It took her awhile to get clear of Matt.
--Are they o.k.? Do they need anything?
--Goliath: "I need a detective."

18. Epilogue #2 - All-Nite Grocery - Dawn.
--The thief from scene 1 comes in again.
--The owner is scared at first but the thief is very contrite.
--He gives back all the money and asks the owner to call the police so that he can turn himself in.
--When the flabbergasted owner asks why, the frightened thief replies: "Six monsters and a cop told me to."

19. Rooftop across the street from the All-Nite Grocery - Morning.
--In the cold early morning wind amid hazy sunlight, Elisa stands on the roof across the street from the grocery store amid six horrific stone gargoyles.
--Elisa watches, as Morgan (at the end of his shift) takes the thief away in his squad car.
--Elisa: "Well, it's a start. Xanatos, Demona, you two are next."
--The sun breaks through the clouds, shining brightly on a beautiful winter's day in Manhattan.
--E: "You know, guys, the city feels safer already."
--She leaves them there to sleep and heads home after a long night.
--FADE.

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Lexy writes...

Hey Greg!

OK so you planned on making Sora Yama's mate?? well then..

1) I know that you stated that there wasnt anything really in the episode Bushido to show that one way or the other. But I did notice that When they went to roost, Kai and Sora were next to eachother while Yama was way on the other end. Was that just an accident? Or at the time were you (or others) leaning twords her being Kai's mate?

2) Since you were planning on for sure making Sora Yama's mate, then how do you think you would have explained the fact that Yama was going to leave to do the whole 'BadGuys' thing? Was he just gonna be like, "Well, I gots to do what I gots to do, seeya babe." Or..would she come along for the ride or..?:)

and 3) Dose Kai have a mate?
3.5) Did we see her in the Ep?
4) Or was she just ..well not designed yet?

Oh..and if something like this was explained during that lil pencil animated thing at the gathering (for Badguys) forgive my stinky memory. Thanks

Greg responds...

1) No. I was never leaning toward Kai being Sora's mate. Kai is one of her rookery-fathers. And Yama was just in a bad mood.

2) Yama was banished by the clan as a result of "Bushido"... until he could redeem himself. ("The Redemption Squad" was my original name for BAD GUYS.) That enforced distance between Yama and Sora would create some nice romantic obstacles. It makes for good stories.

3) I'm not sure.

3.5) I'm not sure.

4) I'm not sure.

Response recorded on April 07, 2000

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Michael Norton writes...

Another guess at the 14 clans

1) Manhattan
2) Clones
3) Ishimura
4) Guatemala
5) London
6) Avalon
7) New Olympus
8) Moray Scotland
9) Berlin
10) New Zeland
11) China
12) Mexico City
13) Easter Island
14) Nigeria

Greg responds...

FULL POINTS: SIX!

half points: two...

tyca

Response recorded on April 07, 2000

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Michael Norton writes...

Another guess at the 14 clans

1) Manhattan
2) Clones
3) Ishimura
4) Guatemala
5) London
6) Avalon
7) New Olympus
8) Moray Scotland
9) Greece
10) France
11) Ireland
12) China
13) Australia
14) Norway

Greg responds...

FULL POINTS: SIX.

half points: three...

tyca

Response recorded on April 07, 2000

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El Kevino writes...

1.Goliath and Gang(manhattan) 2.Ishimura 3.Guatamala 4.London 5.Clones 6.Avalon 7.New Olympians 8.Babylon(good old Pyramus and Thisbe) 9.Underwater 10.Scotland 11.North Pole 12.Greece 13.Africa(Nigeria perhaps?) 14.Australia
(Yet another feeble attempt to combat with your wonderful imagination, I'd appreciate a number rating, please, even though it will be low, but oh well)

Greg responds...

REMEMBER, I'm looking for clan LOCATIONS, not who's in them.

FULL POINTS: FIVE.

half points: three...

tyca

Response recorded on April 05, 2000

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Lexy writes...

..you get the idea

1) Manhatten
2) Avalon
3) Guatemala
4) London
5) Ishimura
6) New Olympus
7) Clones
8) China
9) Italy
10) Paris
11) Greece
12) Rome
13) Scotland
14) Easter Island

*apologies in advance if you are only allowed to guess a certain number of times*

Greg responds...

Lexy, you can guess as often as you like. But if you don't wait for feedback. I'm not sure how your guesses will get any closer.

Anyway...

FULL POINTS: SEVEN.

half points: three...

(See. It doesn't seem to me that your getting any closer. And since Rome is in Italy, where specifically did you have in mind for your Italy guess?)

Response recorded on April 05, 2000

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lexy writes...

Nuther clan guess..

1) Manhatten
2) Avalon
3) Ishimura
4) London
5) Guatemala
6) New Olympus
7) China
8) Clones
9) Paris
10) Rome
11) Greece
12) Italy
13) Camalot
14) Easter Island

Greg responds...

FULL POINTS: SEVEN.

half points: three...

tyca

Response recorded on April 05, 2000

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Lexy writes...

Dear Greg,

When you say 'clans' you mean a clan right? In other words..you are not ONLY including Gargoyles right? I mean, when Goliath invited Derek to join his clan, Derek responded saying that he now had his own. And The New Olympions have gargs..but they arent pure either. I just was wondering if it was within the bounderies of the contest to ask this question. Define clan for this contest. Gargoyle only?

Greg responds...

Gargoyle clans.

That doesn't mean that these clans don't have honorary members (as Elisa is to the Manhattan clan).

But I'm not sure what your referring to with regard to the New Olympians. Unpure?

Response recorded on April 05, 2000

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Stupid aka lexy:P writes...

AHHHHHHH!!! DISREGAURD my last post on the clans..GEEZ I thought I put Ishimura down..what a dork..

OK here we go again!!

1) Manhatten
2) Avalon
3) ISHIMURA (geez)
4) New Olympus
5) London
6) Gutemala
7) clones
8) Paris
9) Greece
10) Rome
11) China
12) Italy
13) Camelot
14) Scotland

Greg responds...

FULL POINTS: SEVEN.

half points: four...

tyca. But check your spelling.

Response recorded on April 05, 2000

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Lexy writes...

For the Clans contest..

London
Manhattan
China
Avalon
Guatemala
New Olympus
Paris
Easter Island
Lochness, Scotland
Camelot
Clones
Rome
Greece
Italy

Greg responds...

FULL POINTS: SEVEN.

half points: three...

Response recorded on April 04, 2000

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Vashkoda writes...

another try:
London, Ishimura, Guatamala, New Olympus, Avalon, Manhattan
Paris, Camelot, Easter Island, Loch Ness (Scotland), Antarctica, Wyvern (Scotland), Rome (Italy), Mars

Greg responds...

(I do know that Rome is in Italy.)

Full points: Nine.
Half points: Two.

tyca

Response recorded on April 04, 2000

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Vashkoda writes...

14 clans?:
London, Ishimura, Guatamala, New Olympus, Avalon, Manhattan
Paris, Camelot, Easter Island, Loch Ness, Antarctica, Wyvern (Scotland), Clones (Manhattan), Rome

Greg responds...

I'll give you a full point for Guatemala, even though you misspelled it.

Full points: Nine.

Half points: Three.

The best score yet, I believe.

Tyca.

Response recorded on April 04, 2000

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Brandeewine writes...

Another guess at the 14 clans:

1. Manhattan
2. Avalon
3. Japan
4. London
5. Guatemala
6. Mutates
7. Scotland
8. Clones
9. Steel Clan
10. China
11. "Cold" trio
12. Australia
13. Africa
14. New Olympus

Greg responds...

Full points: Five.

Half points: Four.

(Is this the exact same guess from two posts ago?)

tyca

Response recorded on April 03, 2000

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Brandeewine writes...

Here I go again...
14 Clans:

1. Manhattan
2. Avalon
3. Japan
4. London
5. Guatemala
6. Mutates
7. Scotland
8. Clones
9. Paris
10. China
11. "Cold" trio
12. Australia
13. Africa
14. Steel Clan

Greg responds...

Full points: Five.

Half points: Four. Again, "Japan" receives only a half point, because what we know is more specific than that.

And "Clones" -- c'mon kids, that's not a location. I've been giving it a half point, but I really shouldn't even be that generous.

(I'm giving more hints, cuz this contest is so impossible.)

Response recorded on April 03, 2000

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Jay writes...

A guess at the clans:

1.London
2.Ishimura
3.Guatemala
4.New Olympus
5.Xanadu, China
6.Rome
7.Paris
8.Avalon
9.Manhattan
10. The Labyrinth (Mutates & Clones in Manhattan)
11. Steel calan New York
12.Journeying around the globe (Cold Stone, Steel, & Fire)
13.Easter Island
14.SpaceStation

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Erin responds:

123456789

You did a good job, but you got some wrong. Although you got many points.

Greg responds:

Nine full points. Good job. tyca

Response recorded on April 01, 2000

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Brandeewine writes...

The 14 Clans:

1. Manhattan
2. Avalon
3. Japan
4. London
5. Guatemala
6. Mutates
7. Scotland
8. Clones
9. Paris
10. China
11. "Cold" trio
12. Australia
13. Africa
14. New Olympus

Am I anywhere close?

Greg responds...

You get six full points. Plus three half points -- including a half point for "Japan", since a more complete answer would be Ishimura.

Response recorded on March 31, 2000

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Pyro X writes...

Clones:

1) Manhattan
2) Ishimura
3) Guatamala
4) London
5) Clones
6) Avalon
7) Xanadu, China
8) Paris
9) Lochness
10) Greece
11) South Pole [Antarctica]
12) Australia
13) Space somewhere
14) Isreal

Hmmm... someone's gotta win this soon...

Greg responds...

I think you meant to head this entry with the word "Clans" not "Clones". Cuz there aren't that many clones out there.

Anyway, eight full points and two half points for a total score of nine.

tyca

Response recorded on March 31, 2000

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Michael Norton writes...

Another guess at the 14 clans.

1)Manhattan
2)Clones
3)Ishimura
4)London
5)Guatemala
6)Avalon
7)New Olympus
8)Wyvern,Scotland
9)China
10)Greece
11)Loch Ness
12)Paris
13)Rome
14)Moscow

Greg responds...

Very good guess. Nine whole points. Two half points. Three complete misses.

tyca

Response recorded on March 25, 2000

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Anonymous writes...

Mr. Weisman

1. Did you give names to ALL the Ishimura gargoyles?

2. At the time of the shows stoppage, (season 2) Ishimura was the best of the 5 clans population/stability wise?

3. Is ishimura the oldest Clan? If not, What is? 'sides manhattan

Greg responds...

1. No.

2. Not necessarily.

3. What do you mean by "oldest"?

Response recorded on March 24, 2000

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Anonymous writes...

Dear Greg...

Topic Doggoyles Beasts:

1) Did you plan to have an Ep all about Bronx?

2) What was the name of the Beat in Ishimura?

3) Was there a beast in Guatamala and London?

Greg responds...

1. You mean in addition to "Hero of Ulster"? Yeah, sure.

2. I don't know.

3. Not in Guatemala, but yes, in London. (Or rather, just outside London.)

Response recorded on March 24, 2000

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Michael Norton writes...

Greg, thank you for your time and patience.

1)when Kai yells at Yama and Goliath "Gargoyle must not fight Gargoyle!", was he just expressing his personal belief or a Gargoyle custom?

2)If it is a custom, is it a custom of the Ishirmura clan only?

Greg responds...

1.Both.

2. No, theoretically, gargoyles would frown on this everywhere.

Of course, the main thing we were doing there was echoing the "Ape has killed Ape" line from Battle for the Planet of the Apes.

Response recorded on March 24, 2000

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Anonymous writes...

Clan thingy guessing game...

For hardness, on a scale of 1-10, is this contest a 10 for hardness?

1) Manhattan
2) London
3) Guatamala
4) Avalon
5) Clones
6) Ishimura
7) Xanadu, China
8) New Olympus
9) Australia
10) Ireland
11) Wyvern
12) Space somewhere
13) Under Da sea
14) Upstate California

Just guesses!!!

Greg responds...

I think this contest is all but impossible. But I'm not big on quantifying things.

Oh, by the way, you scored an 8.5. :]

tyca

Response recorded on March 24, 2000

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Tana writes...

Greg,

I was just reading some of your responses, and came across one response which made me crack up:

"I think Angela was a virgin even at the time of "The Journey". (Broadway too for that matter.) Not so sure about Ophelia. "

I don't know how many other fans have read Hamlet, or even seen it performed (personally I think reading should be done before viewing). But as it's one of my favorite plays, I found the comment about Ophelia absolutely marvelous. Now I don't read fanfiction, nor do I really write it (I am working on one story as more of a roast towards Stephen Sobatka and Wyrmwolf); but I tell you that one little comment does get the ideas flowing. Like who is our young "hamlet"??

I've always enjoyed all of the Shakespearian refrences, and this little one about Ophelia's purity has definately made a good day out of a bad week. Thnx!

Greg responds...

Uh, Ophelia's mate is Gabriel. Haven't I mentioned that?

Response recorded on March 22, 2000

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Madison writes...

Were you eve planing on putting any other gargess's on the show besides Demona and Angela?

Greg responds...

You mean besides Ophelia, Obsidiana, Sora, Turquesa, Una, Tachi, Delilah and Katana?

Response recorded on March 22, 2000

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Lawrence Stone writes...

Another guess on the 14 Clans
1)Manhatten
2)Avalon
3)London
4)Guatemala
5)Ishimura
6)Clones
7)New Olympus
8)Scotland
9)Ireland
10)Egypt
11)China
12)Greece
13)India
14)Ohio

Greg responds...

Six full points. 3 half points.

tyca

Response recorded on March 21, 2000

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Michael Norton writes...

Is it safe to assume that there are more Gargoyles in London clan than the three that have appeared so far? If so could you give us a ballpark figure of how many there are? Thank You

Greg responds...

There's a whole clan living on an estate just outside London. It's a good-sized clan.

Response recorded on March 19, 2000

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Todd Jensen writes...

Something that I recently realized and which quite puzzles me. There is a very sharp "overall appearance" difference between the Scottish gargoyles of the sort that produced the Wyvern clan, and the English gargoyles that we met in "M.I.A." The former look like "conventional gargoyles" with leathery batlike wings; the latter look like heraldic animals with feathered wings. This very radical difference in physical appearance is astonishing, given that these two varieties of gargoyles live so close to each other, on the same island, in fact. Indeed, the difference in physiognomy between Scottish and English gargoyles is much greater than that between Scottish and Guatemalan or Japanese gargoyles, which is all the more incredible given that Guatemala and Japan are much further away from Scotland than England is.

So how did the English gargoyles, living right next door to Scotland, develop such a dramatically different physical appearance from their Scottish kin?

Greg responds...

Uh... Odd migration patterns.

I'll figure out the details some day. (It feels like one of those things that'll come to me eventually, as further proof that I'm tapping into the Garg Universe.)

Response recorded on March 19, 2000

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Michael Norton writes...

Why didn't the gargoyles on New Olympus reveal themselves to
Goliath and Angela? The rare discovery of other clans was my favorite part of the series so I would have loved to see them.

Greg responds...

Good question. And I'm honestly not sure I have a good answer, other than the truth that there wasn't time in the episode to cover THAT too.

Eventually, I'd have had to come up with an answer. Were they present at Elisa's trial? Do they live "in town"? Is they're leader unprepared to make contact with three gargoyles who are making a LOUD point to defend a human being? I haven't decided yet. But now you've got me thinking.

Response recorded on March 17, 2000

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Zeliard writes...

If it's not to late, the 14 clans contest.

1.Manhattan
2.Avalon
3.London
4.Guatemala
5.Ishimura
6.New Olympus

7.Tibet
8.Bali
9.India
10.Paris
11.Loch Ness
12.Valley of Kings in Egypt
13.Wyvern
14.Ireland

Greg responds...

nine points

tyca

Response recorded on March 17, 2000

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Aris Katsaris writes...

What's the general feeling among the Avalon Gargoyles concerning Oberon and his children's coming to the island? I'd expect there'd be quite a bit of resentment, especially given Magus' death at the hands of the Sisters...

Greg responds...

I think that there's much uneasyness both ways. But I also think the Children like having a few mortals around. And the clan may simply be glad that they have both a roll (i.e. honor guard, i.e. protection) and the support of Oberon.

I tried, in that little scene in GATHERING PART ONE between Oberon and Katharine to indicate that a pleasant detante had been reached.

Response recorded on March 11, 2000

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Greg "Xanatos" Bishansky writes...

1.Arthur
2.Merlin
3.Lady of the Lake
4.Perceval
5.Garlon (the invisible knight from Le'Morte de Arthur)
6.Morgana
7.Blanchfleur
8.Nimue

Greg responds...

Seven.

tyca

Response recorded on March 11, 2000

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Triston Pethybridge writes...

Are there any plans to add clans not corvered in the first four seasons?

Greg responds...

Four seasons?

And, yes. Check the "Clans" archive below.

Response recorded on March 09, 2000

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Todd Jensen writes...

Una and Griff, as we know, look very much like a unicorn and a griffon. In your opinion, are there actual unicorns and griffons out there in the Gargoyles Universe, or were the legends about them founded on sightings of London gargoyles of that sort?

Greg responds...

Probably the latter, unless some fae were goofin' on folk.

Response recorded on March 09, 2000

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Aris Katsaris writes...

With everyone trying to guess at the survivors (ofcourse I hope I have already discovered them :-) let me now try to guess at the clan again...
1.London
2.Ishimura
3.Guatemala
4.New Olympus
5.Greece (yay! :-)
6.Xanadu, China
7.Paris
8.Avalon
9.Manhattan
10.Clones
11.Loch Ness
12.Camelot
13.Easter Island
14.Bermuda Triangle

Not much hope I'll be close... but hopefully we'll get an extra clue... :-)

Greg responds...

10 points. Or rather nine full points and two half points.

(I really give too many clues to these things.)

Response recorded on March 09, 2000

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Lawrence Stone writes...

How large would the clan be by 2158?

Greg responds...

Which clan?

Response recorded on February 24, 2000

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Michael Norton writes...

How are the two Gargoyles and the vegetation from Guatemala faring on Avalon?

Greg responds...

I imagine the vegetation is fairing well. But Jade and Turquesa are no longer on Avalon. They were needed back on Guatemala, so I think they left Avalon A.S.A.P. Of course, we all know that Avalon sends you where you need to be. So I'm sure they had a few adventures of their own. But I imagine their back in Guatemala by now.

Response recorded on February 20, 2000

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Joshua writes...

Ok, Clan Contest

1. Manhattan
2. Ishimura
3. Guatemala
4. Avalon
5. New Olympian
6. London
7. The Clones (I'm guessing they count)
8. The Bermudian triangle clan ! =)
9. Loch Ness clan
10. China
11. A station revolving around the earth
12. the moon
13. mars
14. Underneath the ocean

Greg responds...

8

Response recorded on February 20, 2000

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B5 Mark writes...

Ok, here's my guess for the clans contest:
This post has 2 lists, one with my reasons, and one straight list in case my reasons are too close to story ideas.

Known Clans:
1. London, England
2. Ishimura, Japan
3. Guatemala
4. New Olympus
5. New York
6. Avalon
7. The clones

8. Tibet (It's full of rocks and secretive monks)
9. The Congo (Where Mokele-Mbembe supposedly lives)
10. The North Pole (you said you had a story to tell about Santa Clause)

2 new clans by 2159:
11. Scotland (it has close connections to the N.Y. and Avalon clans)
12. California (why not)

2 new clans by 2259:
13. Underwater (75% of Earth's surface: yeah it's vague, but it's all I could think of)
14. BABYLON 5!!! (Our last, best hope... for Gargoyle-kind) <G>

London, England
Ishimura, Japan
Guatemala
New Olympus
New York
Avalon
The clones

Tibet
The Congo
The North Pole

2 new clans by 2159:
Scotland
California

2 new clans by 2259:
Underwater
BABYLON 5!!!

Greg responds...

What good is publishing these two lists on the same post. If one got kicked, they'd both get kicked. We can't kick half-a-post.

Anyway...

6.5

Response recorded on February 20, 2000

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Aris Katsaris writes...

A guess at the clans...

1.Guatemala
2.London
3.Ishimura
4.New Olympus
5.Paris
6.Transylvania
7.Xanadu, China
8.Avalon
9.Manhattan.
10.Clones
11.Greece
12.Camelot
13.Easter Island
14.South Pole

Greg responds...

9.5 points, which doesn't mean you got nine completely right and one half right.

Response recorded on February 20, 2000

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Michael Norton writes...

My guess at the 14 clans.

1) Manhattan
2) Manhattan (Clones)
3) Ishimura
4) Guatemala
5) London
6) Avalon (from Wyvern)
7) Avalon (from Guatemala)
8) Moscow
9) Rome
10) Paris
11) Athens
12) New Olympus
13) Los Angeles
14) Jerusalem

Greg responds...

7 and 3/4 points.

Thank you; come again.

Response recorded on February 17, 2000

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lisa writes...

HI GREG!

My guess's for the 14 clans

1.london
2.ishimura
3.guatemala
4.montreal, canada
5.venice, italy
6.outer space
7.illuminati clan {having something to do with the illuminati}
8.avalon
9.manhatten
10.moray, scotland
12.paris. france
13.loch ness, scotland
14.cairo, egypt

Greg responds...

seven points

try again...

Response recorded on February 17, 2000

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Aris Katsaris writes...

Is Boudicca the only gargoyle beast of the Avalon clan? And does the fact that gargoyle beasts seem even rarer than normal gargoyles mean that their species is in an even worse danger of extinction?

Greg responds...

No, she's not. But the beast species is, generally, in even greater danger of extinction than gargoyles.

Response recorded on February 10, 2000

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Todd Jensen writes...

How did the Avalon gargoyles learn how to glide? After all, their human foster-parents were obviously in no position to teach them themselves how to do it.

Greg responds...

Trial and error.

Response recorded on February 09, 2000

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Scott Iskow writes...

Questions about future clans:

Are any of them derivative from clans that "currently" exist? For instance, do members of the new clans have roots with Clan Avalon, Manhattan, London, or whatever?

Greg responds...

Yes.

Response recorded on February 09, 2000

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MAui writes...

Hi there ;)

Just wondering...where did you guys come up With the Name Bouhdicca? (sp?) thanks alot, have a ncie day ;)

Greg responds...

Boudicca was a Celtic female warrior. I don't actually know that much about her. Brynne Chandler Reaves and/or Lydia Marano chose that name.

Response recorded on February 09, 2000

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lisa writes...

in 2158 who would be the leader of the wyvern clan?

Greg responds...

Define "wyvern clan".

Response recorded on February 09, 2000

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Aris Katsaris writes...

Is Demona aware of the existence of any gargoyle clan other than that of Manhattan and (after The Reckoning) the ones in Avalon and the clones?

Greg responds...

Probably. (Haven't I answered this before?)

Response recorded on February 09, 2000

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Aris Katsaris writes...

A guess at the clans:

1.London
2.Ishimura
3.Guatemala
4.New Olympus
5.Xanadu, China
6.Loch Ness
7.Paris
8.Avalon
9.Manhattan
10.Clones(California)
11.Camelot
12.Greece
13.Easter Island
14.(a wild guess) Bermuda Triangle

Greg responds...

Ten points.

Response recorded on February 09, 2000

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Catwoman writes...

Okay, I've noticed that the contest of the remaining clans is still open so here are my submissions:
1.Manhattan (the castle)
2.The Labyrinth (Mutates & Clones in Manhattan)
3.London
4.Ishimura
5.Guatamala
6.Avalon
7.Norway
8.Cairo (Eygpt)
9.Paris
10.Southeastern Canada
11.Rome
12.Journeying around the globe (Cold Stone, Steel, & Fire)
13.Scotland (Wyvern)
14.Cyberspace

Greg responds...

You scored eight.

Response recorded on February 09, 2000

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Aris Katsaris writes...

Okay, a clans guess. (it IS a hard contest...)

1. London
2. Ishimura
3. Guatemala
4. New Olympus
5. Paris
6. Xanadu, China
7. Greece
8. Avalon
9. Manhattan
10. Clones (California)
11. Camelot
12. Loch Ness
13. Antarctica
14. Easter Island

Greg responds...

10.5

Response recorded on February 09, 2000

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Heather N. Allen writes...

I'll mention here that I've reintroduced myself to Gargoyles only this summer via fan webpages and I've managed to get Toon Disney for only a month. Therefore, while not completly updated on every detail of each episode, I do remember quite a bit from the original airdates of them. And if this question has been asked before, forgive me, but I've only frequented Ask Greg for three months. If it's in the archives somewhere, just point the way. SOOO, without further ado...

I remember in a past question where you mentioned recycling characters. (Morgan, Margot and Brendan, Vinnie, etc.) While watching the AVALON episodes, I noticed that many of Angela's rookery sibs were identical to those gargoyles seen in Demona's renagade clan from 2nd century, right down to the clothing. As I understood it, she collected THEM from other clans that were destroyed throughout Scotland. No way for their eggs to end up in Wyvern's rookery, or even on Avalon for that matter.

So, here's the question: were these gargs mearly another batch of recycled characters? And if so, why use them on Avalon? Did you see any kind of conflict coming from this? Or is there another reason altogether that I'm missing entirley?

By the way, I REALLY envy you for having created such a great story, with all these fictional and factual elements mixed in to create the best animated series ever. Wish I'd thought of it :)

Greg responds...

If you're looking for the "Behind the Scenes" answer it's pretty obvious. We couldn't afford to design multiple clans of background gargoyles everytime we did a flashback story or went to Avalon. So we reused the models, figuring most people wouldn't notice.

But there's also a within the Universe explanation that works for me. When a Gargoyle clan gets too large for it's location, it splits and colonizes. The Wyvern Clan had been living in relative peace under Prince Malcolm. In my mind it got up to about 100 or so Gargoyles and Beasts. That was too large a number for Wyvern to sustain, so approximately half of the gargoyle population moved on to found a new colony, start a new clan. But all the eggs were left behind in the established Wyvern rookery. The new colony obviously didn't fair any better than Wyvern ultimately, but Demona collected up a few of its survivors, during the Maol Chalvim/Duncan era.

But some of those survivors left eggs behind at the Wyvern rookery, which explains why there are some look-alikes on Avalon.

As for the clothes.... Give me a break.

Response recorded on February 03, 2000

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Aris Katsaris writes...

This is more of a comment/correction rather than a question. I think that you've miscalculated a date. In a previous Ask Greg question you had said that you had once calculated that the gargs both in Avalon and in the real world will lay eggs at 2008. I think that must have been a mistake on your part: I believe that gargoyles lay egg in their 50th or 49th year (biological 25). That would mean that in Avalon-time 50*24=1200 years. The gargs at avalon should lay their eggs only 1200 real-world years after they were hatched. That in turn means that if they were hatched around somewhere around year 1040, they shouldn't lay eggs until 2240 or something like that...

Anyway thought I should mention this...

Greg responds...

No, that's not right.

God knows it's been years since I did this math, however I think you are operating on faulty assumptions.

Yes, the Avalon eggs hatched in 1044.

Thus by 1995, Angela, Gabriel, Ophelia, et al. would all be biologically twenty years old. That's way past Gargoyle puberty in my book. So what remains is for their internal clocks to be in sync, so to speak, with the natural rhythms of the Earth that would put the females "in heat" (for lack of a better term). That would next occur sometime in late 2007 or early 2008.

That easily puts, say, Ophelia in synch with Angela and Obsidiana out in the real world. The difference comes twenty years later in 2028, when the latter two might again lay eggs. But to Ophelia she would have only just laid her first egg a mere 20 months ago. I don't know whether that's enough recovery time for her, enough time for her own internal cycle -- but in any case her first egg certainly wouldn't have hatched yet.

It's also worth considering whether Ophelia and Angela might have been "in heat" in Avalon in 1988? Maybe they were, and maybe Katharine was preaching abstinence in a major way.

Suddenly, I feel like this is Christine's show. :) [No, I haven't read her fan-fiction, but boy have I heard rumors.]

In any case, for those of you with dirty minds, I think Angela was a virgin even at the time of "The Journey". (Broadway too for that matter.) Not so sure about Ophelia.

Response recorded on February 02, 2000

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Aris Katsaris writes...

Here's another try at the clans contest...

1.Avalon
2.London
3.Ishimura
4.Guatemala
5.New Olympus
6.Xanadu, China
7.South Pole
8.India
9.Manhattan
10.Clones
11.Loch Ness
12.Tintagel
13.Easter Island
14.SpaceStation

Greg responds...

Ten points if I'm generous.

Response recorded on January 25, 2000

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Scott Iskow writes...

First, let me say that it is a truly amazing accomplishment to create a show that spawns so many questions. I think the only other franchise with such a rich mythology is "Star Wars." What intrigues me the most about both, are the characters and events that we never get to see.

What I'm most curious about (at least, right now) are the Avalon gargoyles.

1) How many other Avalon gargoyles (besides Gabriel, Ophelia, Boudicca), do you know the names of?

2) What are some (if any) of those names?

Greg responds...

There's Raphael, Uriel, Michael and Azrael.

(I'm quite sure that Katharine would have gone through all the Archangel names she could think of -- including the name Archangel itself.)

Response recorded on January 24, 2000

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Todd Jensen writes...

What inspired you to give the names "Ophelia" and "Boudicca" to the female triceratops-crested gargoyle and gargoyle beast on Avalon? I can easily guess as to why the choice of the names "Angela" and "Gabriel" for the other two named Avalon gargoyles, but why did you choose the names of Hamlet's girl-friend and the ancient British Iceni queen for these two? (I might add that I did like the names, which were part of that very literate tone to "Gargoyles" that I enjoyed).

Greg responds...

I didn't choose Boudicca (though I approved of the choice). Her name was picked by either Lydia Marano or Brynne Reaves or both.

As for Ophelia, I'm not sure who picked that. It might have been me, further pandering to Shakespeare. Or it might have been one of my editors or writers, further pandering to me.

Of course, now that these names are chosen, it suggests story ideas, that I'd like to some day capitalize on. Even if the real reason the names were chosen is more prosaic.

Response recorded on January 24, 2000

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Aris Katsaris writes...

Did Goliath, Angela and Elisa understand that there are gargoyles in New Olympus?

Greg responds...

I don't think so.

Response recorded on January 10, 2000

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Derek writes...

In the RECKONING, Demona said that she knew every living Gargoyle. When she said this, was she assuming Goliath's clan was all that was left, or did she know of the London, Ishimura and other clans?

Greg responds...

I don't think she knew about Guatemala.

And she definitely didn't know about Avalon.

I'm on the fence about Ishimura.

But I find it hard to believe that she didn't know about London.

But to be honest, I haven't decided.

Response recorded on January 06, 2000

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Todd Jensen writes...

In Japanese mythology, there's a race of winged beings called tengu who sometimes taught humans bushido. Was this a partial inspiration for the Ishimura clan in "Bushido"?

Greg responds...

Yes.

Response recorded on December 30, 1999

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Airwalker writes...

How much input did you have in the designs of Gargoyles outside of the main Manhattan clan like Gabriel, Ophelia, etc? Did you just suggest a general design that got fleshed out by the rest of the production team or did you have a detailed picture in you head that you wrote out and submitted to them?

Greg responds...

I wouldn't say I had a detailed written description. But I had some ideas, many conversations and co-final approval (with Frank).

I was more specific about Leo, Griff, Una, Gabriel, Angela and Zafiro then about some of the others.

Response recorded on December 30, 1999

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Siren writes...

I keep thinking of more things...
On Garg evolution...I think the most likely would evolve from dinosaurs.Birds also evolved too, from what I believe. They just took 2 different ends of the spectrum. Birds becoming smaller and more lightweight, gaining feathers and loosing scales. Gargs get are smaller dinosaurs, just not as small as birds. They are built with more muscle and kept
the pteridacyl wings ('scuse my spelling). Brooklyn is obviously evolved from one of them thingies I can't spell. Plus you have the South American Clan, they deffinetly look reptilian. And Ophelia, she looks much like a triceratops and any other horned/crested dino (which I absolutly love on her!!!!)
But also into consideration, the Britian Clan...Where did they come from? Are they too evolved
from dinosaurs???? Doubtful. They are set so far apart from the others, more mammilian. Are they
more evolved mammals? Is Griff just an evolved eagle that looks like a griffon or an evolved griffon? Is Leo an evolved Lion?
And is that Una's real horn or jewlry? Is she an evolved horse or unicorn?
Which brings something else to mind about gargoyles...How do their babies eat? Are gargoyles
mammals? I would deffinetly say, warm blooded. And they do seem very mammilian. So does that
mean, that if Demona had the chance to raise Angela, she'd be fed on breastmilk? If so, how did
Cathryn, Magus, Tom, and his mother feed 36 hatchlings?

Greg responds...

Uh. It would have helped if you had numbered your questions....

In my head, Gargoyles are a separate classification which (in the past) I've nicknamed "Gargates". Both Gargoyles and Gargoyle Beasts evolved from this grouping, just as Primates include both humans and various apes. The Gargate-ancestor species go back to the time of the dinosaurs, so to answer your first set of questions, I'd have to ask you how you are defining the word "Dinosaur"? Colloquially, i.e. to include all species that existed during what we popularly think of as the age of dinosaurs, or are you using the term in a scientific sense, which would leave out a number of species that we generally think of as dinosaurs?

As for the various clans, appearances are superficial and can be deceiving. Leo has much more in common biologically with Goliath than he does with a Lion. Zafiro has much more in common with Griff, Leo, Una and Goliath, etc. then he does with a snake. All are Gargates. None are Mammals or Reptiles or Marsupials or Birds, though they may share a few characteristics with one or more of those groups. They are, I believe, warm-blooded, for example.

Una's horn is her horn. It's not jewelry. Though it was decorated.

Garg babies generally would drink milk from clan-mother breasts.

And yes, that did present Tom, Katharine and the Magus with a problem. Fortunately, they were on Avalon. And Avalon provided. Some trial and error was probably involved, but a replacement for breast milk was found...

Response recorded on December 30, 1999

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Bud-Clare writes...

All right, here are my guesses for the clans:
(Some of them are pretty bizarre, but I'm tired of thinking about it. ;)

1. London
2. Ishimura
3. Guatemala
4. New Olympus
5. Greece
6. Loch Ness, Scotland
7. Ireland
8. Avalon
9. Manhattan
10. Clones (Labyrinth)
11. Camelot
12. Wyvern, Scotland
13. Paris
14. Mars

Greg responds...

No. Sorry. But since this contest is obviously so hard, here's a clue.

You scored "10.5".

Response recorded on October 11, 1999

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Airwalker writes...

Goliath basically commited suicide at the end of AWAKENINGS 2 and also abandoned his children. Why hasn't anyone ever brought this up to his face? It's not the same as Demona's betraying the castle but it is just as bad. He abandoned his unborn children and while he did ask Katharine and the Magus to care for them, they didn't exactly have a great record dealing with Gargoyles up to that point. For all he knew they could have done anything after he was frozen.

What are the feelings of the Eggs on this? I understand that Guardian, Magus, and Katharine cared for them, loved them and raised them as their own children but some of them must have some sort of feeling about being abandoned by Goliath. (I know that this sounds like I'm asking for 36 (technically 35, we can't really count Boudicca) individual responses but I'm really interested specifically in Angela, Gabriel, and Ophelia's opinions and only what the general concensus is among the others.)

Greg responds...

This is a great, but VERY complex question.

Even answering just for Angela would require a term paper.

But one thing you need to understand right off the bat is that the "Eggs" were taught their GOLIATH history by Katharine, Tom and the Magus. I doubt Goliath came off as a "bad dad who committed suicide" in their telling of the tale. (Though, that's exactly what happened of course.)

In fact, we have evidence that the clan thought of Goliath as a mystical savior. A Sleeping King who would one day awaken and return when his clan needed him. And isn't that exactly what happened. Tom himself, only a boy when all the bad stuff went down, seemed to feel that finding Goliath would solve all his Archmage problems. (Lucky for him, Elisa and Bronx went along for the ride.)

When you consider the guilt that the Magus (and I assume Katharine) were not shy about revealing, you can see how the story could easily be colored in G's favor.

Now, I'm not saying that every individual garg bought the party line. But, gee, when Goliath did finally show up, things turned out pretty well. With the Archmage, with Oberon. Even the skeptical might have been convinced.

Which really only leaves us with Angela. I feel that after their Nigerian adventure, Goliath would have begun to open up more honestly with her. To reveal truths that he himself might not be conscious of. (After all, she's very intuitive.) She may now know the truth. But to her -- well, my God, there were so many extenuating circumstances. And her life has been so darn great, how's she supposed to complain or feel bitter? It doesn't seem her style.

Anyway, that's what I figure...

Response recorded on September 21, 1999

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Sean Regan writes...

My sister and I have taped most of the episodes from the original series and we watch them daily. We came to the episode named "The Green" where Goliath and company reach the Guatemala clan. Now in that episode, the Guatemala clan never turn to stone. So I was wondering how they could still be living if the Gargoyles get their energy from the sun's ray's in the day? Thanks for your time.

Greg responds...

Clearly, the magic of the pendants compensates in some way.

Response recorded on August 31, 1999

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Vashkoda writes...

Hi Greg. I'll give the clan contest a go (I'm assuming that naming the country is close enough?): Manhattan, London, Ishimura, Guatamala, New Olympus, Labrynth, Avalon,
China, Egypt, Norway, Italy, Scotland, India, moon base

Greg responds...

Naming the country isn't always close enough. Be as specific as possible, the next time you try to win. (Cause you didn't win this time.)

For example, saying U.S.A. would not be close enough for me to give you credit for the Manhattan clan.

On the other hand saying "Guatemala" is close enough for you to receive credit for the Mayan clan.

Each guess needs to be as specific as the show would dictate. AND YES, I KNOW THAT MAKES IT HARDER.

Good luck.

Response recorded on August 22, 1999

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Airwalker writes...

In the AskGreg Archive, you wrote: "I expect Angela, Sora, Ophelia, Boudicca, Obsidiana, and Turquesa to all lay eggs in 2008." You said that females share a common cycle and you also said that you wondered if Katana would rejoin that cycle or not. You also said that with Angela, she would. But Boudicca and Ophelia live on Avalon, so in 2008, shouldn't they be out of synch with the real world?

Greg responds...

Actually, no. It's literally been years, but back in 1995 I did the math. It works out that 2008 would coincide with the cycles of both Avalon and the outside world.

Response recorded on August 21, 1999

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Airwalker writes...

Yet another Guess at the 14 Clans:

Manhattan
London
Ishimura
Guatemala
Avalon
New Olympus
Clones

China
Himalayas
Australia
Africa
Scotland
Easter Island
Outer Space/Another Planet

Greg responds...

Nope. Try again.

Response recorded on August 17, 1999

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Lawrence Stone writes...

New guess on the 14 Clans

1) Manhatten
2) London
3) Guatemala
4) Ishimura
5) The Avalon Clan
6) The clones
7) New olympus
8) Scotland
9) Rome
10) India
11) Noreway
12) China
13) Salem Mass.

Greg responds...

Sorry, L.S., try again.

Response recorded on August 17, 1999

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Lawrence Stone writes...

My guess on the 14 clans

1) Manhatatten
2) the clones
3) Ishimura
4) Guatemala
5) the Avalon clan
6) New Olympus
7) London
8)Rome
9) India
10) Irland
11)China
12) Germany
13) Egypt
14) somewhere else in America

Greg responds...

Sorry, Lawrence, try again.

Response recorded on August 17, 1999

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Aris Katsaris writes...

My clan guesses:
1.London 2.Ishimura. 3.Guatemala. 4.Avalon 5. New Olympus 6. China 7. Alaska 8. Egypt
9. Manhattan(our guys) 10. Clones
11. Scotland 12. New Camelot
13. Easter Island 14. A space station

Greg responds...

Sorry, Aris, try again.

Response recorded on August 17, 1999

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Stephen R. Sobotka, Jr. writes...

Greetings Greg! (Thanks for signing my Guest book on my site!)

Hmm... First a question, then the contests:

If the purpose of the Hill of the Sleeping King was to maintain Arthur Pendragon's health and age until the time of Britain's greatest need (esentially a "stasis chamber" of some sort), wouldn't the hill also be working on the Magus, since he fell on the cairn there after defeating the Weird Sisters?

Now, the contests:

Arthurian Survivors:

1. King Arthur
2. The Lady of The Lake
3. Merlin
4. Morgana le Fay
5. Lancelot
6. Galahad
7. Gwenyvere
8. Nimue

The 14 Clans

1. Scotland
2. England
3. Ishimura/Japan
4. Guatemala Rain Forest
5. Isle of Avalon
6. Manhattan/New York
7. New Olympus Island

8. India
9. Egypt/Africa
10. Amazon Rain Forest
11. Ireland
12. Ozark Mountain Range
13. Orbital Colony/Earth
14. Australia

Hope I get at least some of them right. :) Thanks for talking to us Greg! See you in the CR!

Maintain and Check Six!

Greg responds...

Hey Stephen.

As to the Arthurian survivors -- Sorry, try again.

As to the clans, you need to submit them on a SEPARATE POST to even get a response. (I gave that admonition on the first day -- so NO SLACK.)

Response recorded on August 17, 1999

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Airwalker writes...

14 Clan Guesses:

New York
London
Ishimura
Guatemala
Avalon
New Olympus

Scotland
Himalayas
Australia
Africa

South America/Amazon
Scandinavia

Another Clone Clan
Outer Space/Another Planet

Greg responds...

Sorry, try again.

AND GENERALLY, you need to be more specific.

Response recorded on August 17, 1999

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The Clan Contest...

Contest #2 (This one's all but impossible)....

At the time of "The Journey" there were ten clans extant in the Gargoyles Universe. Some were flourishing, some barely surviving.

By the year 2158, all ten would be in much better shape and two more clans would have already have been launched.

In the century that followed, two more, for a total of FOURTEEN clans, would also be launched.

Name the location of all 14 clans.

Same rules apply as in the Arthurian contest. Name all 14 correctly if you want a response. No hints for partial or partially correct answers. Guess as often as you like, but always on a separate "question" post to ASK GREG.

There will be a prize of some kind.

Good luck...


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Tana writes...

Well, I'm not asking any questions to clarify anyfacts for a fanfic...since I don't write fanfic. Not that I'm not a good writer, just that I don't think I could do justice to the show you've created Greg. I watch it on Toon Disney and I still watch it with awe. Gotten my nephew (he's 2) into the show so much that he goes into my room to steal my toys!!

Anywho, as for my questions, I'm an artist and I'm working on some pics of the characters you created for possible inclusion in the Gathering's Art Show, so my questions pertain to stuff about those pics:

1)I'm working on a pic of the Ishimura Gargs (Kai, Yama, and a few others) performing the japanese tea ceremony, and for refrence, I wanted to know if the two females (one purple, one brown) that appeared in "Bushido" had names. If they do, what are they?

2)What situations or events would you find it interesting to see your characters in? Like some situations that happened appart from what we saw.

3)And since I ALWAYS want to know what ppl think of some of my art, if you can please look at these two pics that go together, of Brooklyn, Elisa, Lexington, Goliath, Angela and Broadway and tell me what you think!!
http://www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/9210/swim.jpg and
http://www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/9210/swim2.jpg
DON'T look at the other pics in that directory, they're original characters and that's something I know you're not supposed to do.

Domo Arigato! Thank you very much for your wonderful show and all the continuing effort you've put into keeping us fans happy and entertained!!! And good luck on any upcoming projects!

Greg responds...

1. The female gargoyle (Yama's mate) who had a few lines of dialogue was named Sora. The others don't have names as of yet.

2. What wouldn't be interesting?

3. I'm sorry. I can't look and hold onto your question at the same time. Why not post a link for me in S8 comment room, and I'll try to get over there.

Thanks, Tana.