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drunkendwarf

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A few desert elf questions....
« on: September 16, 2003, 04:07:54 PM »
I know there's a handy 'search' command, but every time I use it I wind up with a list of 50 things that have absoluetely nothing to do with what I wwant, because ONE person in ONE message happened to post the word(s) I'm searching for...so I figured I'd just ask a few questions here of those who have already played d-elves, and know the ins and outs. I'm trying to play my first, and he's from a v-tribe...so I've no real other pc's to get any kind of example from, aside from the brief run-ins I have with a select few.

1) How do d-elves specifically view religion? Are there a set of gods that they worship? Do they worship the elements? Do they just revere the elements? Does religion vary greatly from tribe to tribe, or is there a certain set of 'base gods' that all hold in high regard, with a little variety thrown in, like 'tribe specific gods' as well? If so, are we allowed to go to town with whatever we feel like, religion wise, if we're playing from a virtual d-elf tribe?

2) How would most d-elves feel about entering Tuluk? Allanak? Luir's? I know they have to enter these cities to conduct trade, purchase goods that just aren't available to them at other places, etc...but would they get what they need and bolt right away? Is hanging out in the  'elven' part of town acceptable? Is hanging out in the 'not-elven' part of town acceptable? My pc has, from time to time, sit within a very human bar in the hopes of catching a bit of their tongue, to conduct trading/raiding/etc with the roundears. Is this acceptable?

3) D-elf views on city-elves...what exactly are they? Would they ever befriend one? (provided they go through the tests of loyalty, yes yes..) Is it an immediate strike against the city-elf, regardless?

4) Ditto for roundears, half-elves, and dwarves. How likely would it be that any of these races would actually become the friend of a d-elf?

All rightie, that's all I can think of for now...so please, enlighten me! :)

X-D

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A few desert elf questions....
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2003, 05:05:11 PM »
#1, That is really based on tribe.

#2 Also depends on tribe, and the the indevidual elf to some extent, elves from some tribes may be loath to enter any city and may not enter certain ones at all except for an emergancy most dire. Others Would be in cities quite often and not have to much of a problem with it.

#3 My d-elves and most others I see tend to view the city elves as weak and possibly crazy, often not much farther above the other races. Friendship, anything is possible I guess, but none of mine have ever befriended a city elf.


#4 As I said, anything is possible, but actual friendships with these races would be even more rare IMO.
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Twilight

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A few desert elf questions....
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2003, 03:29:55 AM »
Just like to comment on number three, this would also vary by tribe.  Some tribes could possibly have a split membership of Desert and City elves.
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Sephiroto

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A few desert elf questions....
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2003, 04:57:46 AM »
As X-D and Twilight have mentioned, most things are tibal based.  Though, I can tell you that most all desert elves, tribal or loner, do not travel out of their territory.  The city states and outposts are generally not included within that area.  Traditions are general ritualistic and tribes tend to deify a particular animal/person/object.  But as always, this is based on tribe. Regarding friendship: I think they'd be quiet scared of those not in their tribe, or atleast astranged from them.  And due to the secludity of most desert elves, they tend not to come across others.  And those they do are generally run off or killed for tresspassing on 'sacred' land.

So what I suggest you do, assuming you have an active d-elf, is read your tibe documents.  And if you don't have a tribe, I'm afraid that's left up to your better judgement.  To anyone else out there considering playing a d-elf, I strongly suggest joining a coded tribe and reading over the documents a few times.  If you still have questions, you might want to email Savak, Naephet, or perhaps even Coatlicue.  Though I'm not sure if Coatlicue is still working with the tribals.

I think that covers it.

X-D

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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2003, 09:50:49 AM »
I was going to add, though I've played tribeless and v-tribe d-elves, I prefer coded tribe elves, at least to the point it really helps getting into the role of a tribal desert elf and would recommend any new d-elf player try it first. There are also sometimes good player run tribes.

Besides, Nice having a tribe backing you.
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Marie

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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2003, 11:26:55 AM »
Not all of these will be equally useful or interesting to you, I'm sure, but you may be able to pick out a few bits and pieces you can apply or distort for your current character:

http://www.zalanthas.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=4514
http://www.zalanthas.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=4127
http://www.zalanthas.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2904
http://www.zalanthas.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2674
http://www.zalanthas.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1785

--Marie

Marie

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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2003, 08:49:24 PM »
Unless someone else pops up while I'm typing and saves me from the social faux pas, I believe I'm about to double post.

That said, here goes:

Here's a couple of older links. (Disclaimer: Just 'cause it was on the boards doesn't mean it was true. Just 'cause it was true then doesn't mean it's true now.)

http://www.armageddon.org/HyperNews/get/general-archive1997/6.html
- "Thanas' Treatise on Elven RP" (Not much _specific_ to desert elves, though.)
http://www.armageddon.org/HyperNews/get/general-archive1999/253/3.html
- Some general questions. (Scroll down for responses and remember that many no longer apply, of course.)
http://www.armageddon.org/HyperNews/get/general-archive2001/1337.html
- Very basic questions, but some well-thought out answers. (See especially #2.)
http://www.armageddon.org/HyperNews/get/general-archive2001/753/2.html
- A variation on the thoughts given in the response mentioned above, by the same poster.

Another thought is to go through documentation and GDB posts on human nomads for extra perspective.

--Marie

drunkendwarf

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A few desert elf questions....
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2003, 10:09:49 PM »
This all helps a lot...thanks to all who responded! :)