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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2003 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Err, I kinda remember that in Bhrathairealm(God, I hope I spelled that right) that the afore mentioned tunic was torn somewhat by the weapons of the hustin and the others. Confused Correct me if I'm wrong there.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2003 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gee I guess he did wear a tunic Embarassed - but with as much as he went through, I'm sure that thing was in shreds or completely gone by the end of the whole mess.

As for the giants....despite the artwork. I couldn't get out it out of my head that they were really hefty. Did anyone see the cartoons with Jack and the Beanstalk? Or that old movie "Time Bandits". Kinda like that but on a smaller scale, twice the size of humans. All the pics I've seen of them are skinny versions of humans...but a skinny giant? Nah.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2003 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes I entirely agree Hellfire!! There is no way on 'earth' the Giants of the Land were skinny suedo-giants!!

they were GIANTS dammit!! .. not just a tad over average/puny .. and a lot undernourished!!

tarnation to them cover artists!! when will they read the books!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2003 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes I entirely agree Hellfire!! There is no way on 'earth' the Giants of the Land were skinny suedo-giants!!

they were GIANTS dammit!! .. not just a tad over average/puny .. and a lot undernourished!!

tarnation to them cover artists!! when will they read the books!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2003 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Err, there was Sevinhand, the Anchormaster of Stafefare's Gem. Didn't it mention that he was rather lean? Or something like that? Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2003 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The Anchormaster was lean for a Giant, and his old face was engraved with an unGiantlike melancholy. In him, the characteristic cheer of his people had been eroded by an habitual grief.



Looks like ol' Sevinhand was the exception to the rule. Good catch tho, Lady Thea. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2003 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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yes I entirely agree Hellfire!! There is no way on 'earth' the Giants of the Land were skinny suedo-giants!!

they were GIANTS dammit!! .. not just a tad over average/puny .. and a lot undernourished!!

tarnation to them cover artists!! when will they read the books!!


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Ah, always ignore cover artists. None of the characters depicted should look like anything in your head - these people are yours (you help create them as you read, afterall), and don't let the 'man' dictate what you think. Fight the power! Wink

The Giants would have been muscular for the most part, simply because of their labours. In fact, every working person in the land (well, the vast majority of them) would have been well nourished and fit due to the way they lived their lives. Skinny? Nah.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2003 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

haha lols

and .. "lean for a giant" well that could mean anything .. but skinny or puny .. like the cover art .. i dont think so Wink Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2003 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dromond wrote:
I think somewhere one of the Giants are described as wearing leggings. Is that pants? What are leggings?

From the OALDCE:
legging: outer covering, of leather or strong cloth, for the leg up to the knee, or (for small children) for the whole of the leg.

Your Flashdance images were closer than you might have thought. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2003 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bah, who cares. I make everyone wear pants. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2003 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mmm.. lol .. so you do Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2003 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To explain, Giants wear leathery-like pants, but the First wears stone-chain-mail stuff too. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2003 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wink and that was sourced from the chrons m'lady??

i must've missed the chain mail references Wink Wink LOL
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2003 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hail...just going to throw this out there...

Does anyone know where Haven Farm is? And the town? The only other name we have is "Righter's Creek". I picture it in Nebraska or Iowa or Kansas...someplace in the Heartland...

I don't think Donaldson has ever given an actual location...just wondering if anyone knew....

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2003 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Righter's Creek is more info than I have. Didn't even remember that bit.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2003 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL, well on his wanderings..he's always said to be going along "Righter's Creek"
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2003 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

methinks she's making it up as she goes along Wink LOLS!! Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2003 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think furls is right. when he is going mad in TPTP, he takes off @ night along righters creek. @ least i think thats where he goes.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2003 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

okay...I am NOT making Righter's Creek up..LOL...

Chapter 1 The Danger in Dreams, The Power That Preserves, pg 12:

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...Whenever the penury of his resources threatened him, he gusted out of his house like a lost wind, and scudded through the hills for miles up and down the wooded length of Righters Creek...


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2003 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've speculated, in other threads, that TC could have lived in Texas, Massacusetts, Ohio or Kentucky. Interesting that u mention Righter's Creek as all google searches point 2 Pennsbury, Pennsylvania--rural country south of Philadelphia. Confused
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