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Favorite "Caretaker" and why?
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Favorite "Caretaker" and why?
The Perdon
4%
 4%  [ 1 ]
The Tor
59%
 59%  [ 13 ]
The Domne
22%
 22%  [ 5 ]
The Armigite
4%
 4%  [ 1 ]
The Fayle
4%
 4%  [ 1 ]
The Termigan
4%
 4%  [ 1 ]
The Demense: Joyse, King or does he count?
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2004 3:35 pm    Post subject: Favorite "Caretaker" and why? Reply with quote

We already have a topic and poll about "which Care in Mordant you would want to live in", but after the discussion we just had in Casting the Augury I thought it might be interesting to focus in on the lords or the "Caretakers" themselves.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2004 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I gotta go with the Perdon on this one. I love the Domne and the Tor, without question...and the Termigan is a rock of strength (I don't want to be forgiven the pun, so don't feel like you have to).

But there's something about the Perdon that just draws me again and again. He's so fierce, so angry, so prepared to fight to the last man to defend both his Care and Mordant...and Spoiler:
his "annhilation" just wrings my heart every time I read it.
He's magnificent in a raging, doomed sort of way that I can't help but admire hugely.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2004 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wholeheartedly argee with you about the Perdon, the Tor and the Domne. The Tor is probably my second choice such a character, such a voice of reason in Orison. Spoiler:
such a hero, really
But I went with the Termigan. I'm little bit anti-Imager, but I really like his no-nonsense approach to things. Spoiler:
And, along with Darsint, he truly saves the day, in the end.
I think the Fayle is probably the coolest (I can't see anyone but Patrick Stewart playing him)--and I probably should have voted for the Tor overall--but, in accordance with my personality, if I were born in Mordant to be a "Caretaker" I would be the Termigan.

As Desi says to Lucy, if anyone votes for the Armigite, I think: "...you have a whole lot of splaining to do." Razz


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll have to go with the Armigite.... I mean he's so brave... so honorable...



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somehow I just knew you'd be the one... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

danlo wrote:
Somehow I just knew you'd be the one... Rolling Eyes Razz




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Nah, seriously, it's got to be the Tor. He is amazing. The things he does to help. His nature... you gotta love him Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

danlo wrote:
Somehow I just knew you'd be the one... Rolling Eyes Razz


Laughing Really, danlo, what did you expect? You basically set yourself up for that one! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

danlo wrote:
As Desi says to Lucy, if anyone votes for the Armigite, I think: "...you have a whole lot of splaining to do." Razz


Razz I didn't actually read this until I voted and posted. Razz

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danlo wrote:
Somehow I just knew you'd be the one... Rolling Eyes Razz


Laughing Really, danlo, what did you expect? You basically set yourself up for that one! Very Happy


Yeah, it's all danlo's fault Wink

heh, he rules! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2004 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing for the Domne yet--odd Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2004 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe he's just too obvious a choice. Everyone takes it for granted that he's the #1 Favorite Care-taker of All Time, and to make the poll interesting, people list their 2nd favorite.

Maybe. Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2004 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does this mean the Domne is the "leper outcast" of the Caretakers?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Myste wrote:
Maybe he's just too obvious a choice. Everyone takes it for granted that he's the #1 Favorite Care-taker of All Time, and to make the poll interesting, people list their 2nd favorite.

Maybe. Confused


yeah, I think so too... i think all Caretakers... with the exception of the Armigite Razz have all good qualties. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darth Revan wrote:
yeah, I think so too... i think all Caretakers... with the exception of the Armigite Razz have all good qualties. Smile


The Armigite, from what I understand, is a very snappy dresser. Could that be considered a good quality? At least he has taste...even if he is a snivelling , whiny, puling little coward with less backbone than a decomposing sea cucumber.

Very Happy Boy, that felt good. I love ragging on the Armigite. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy This I like!--------->less backbone than a decomposing sea cucumber. Hysterical
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2004 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I said the Tor. Not only is he my favorite Care Taker, but he is my favorite character in the two books. Smile

As to why -- here is man who does not fit the stereotypical fantasyland hero whatsoever. He is older, overweight, often drunk, and deeply mourning the death of his son.

And yet, to me, he is the greatest hero in Mordant. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2004 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had to say the Tor simply because I cared so much about him. His character was one that I really felt was "alive" throughout the story. He is there for so much of it and he is always acting so.. like the Tor would act.

First read (in pre-adolescence) I would have probobly said Perdon or Termigan, but 2nd read on It was definately the Tor. I came to appreciate him and Lebbick MUCH more reading the books as an 18 year old. Lebbick especially astonished me. I went in with so much hate for him,

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but his end made me want to cry this time. Anyway, the Tor's end was the only one that really got to me. The Perdon had been out of the story for so long I said to myself "oh yeah, the bald guy. Sucks for him".

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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2005 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the Domne only because he really helped with his sons while also being able to stand up to the king and become his friend in the past.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's definitely the Tor for me. The things he did for his land, his king, his people are simply beyond amazing. And I thought it was very telling that during the big battle the young Imager from his Care (who was translating that ravine) went insane with grief when he heard that the Tor died. Obviously the Tor doesn't only love he is also very greatly loved by his people as well.

While the Domne was a great guy and a great friend I don't really see him as a ruler. He seems more like the head farmer of the county.

Now the Perdon on the other hand... After the Armigite he was my least favorite among the Caretakers. Sure he was a great fighter and valiantly fought on against his foes to the bitter end. I don't question that, but from what little we saw of him during his visit to Orison, there's not much else to like in him.

Where to begin? He was a womanizer as we see from his interactions with Terisa and the king's daughters. He's not interested in having a family unlike most of the other Caretakers. Like Mater Eremis and Terisa's father he's into one-night stands. Leading to how smarmily swell he gets on with Master Eremis. It says something about a person if he likes Master Eremis.

I think he's a good example of the influence Alend and Cadwell have on the Cares that are directly on their border. There is a touch of the Cadwell in the Perdon.
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had to go with the Fayle with the Domne & Tor close behind. I actually enjoyed the Domne & Tor's characters more but admired the Fayles stoic strength & level head.
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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Tor. Though the Domne and the Fayle are close behind.
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