History Headscratchers / DragonLance

22nd Nov '16 4:15:26 AM Yukianesa
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** YMMV aside, how on earth exactly do the Kender survive as a people? Physically tiny, stated to have very little sense of self-preservation, would likely be unable to focus on boring but highly necessary work like stockpiling crops or learning to write due to their ADHD, unable to create or build anything because they'd keep wandering off to "borrow" other people's tools and materials, they'd never be allowed anywhere near a bazaar or marketplace at all... Hell, nobody would probably want them around period - any village riding through the winter with a stockpiled granary would probably die out if they ever sheltered any Kender, as the granary would be raided. Even if they found some way to survive the nature of ''Dragonlance'''s CrapsackWorld, nobody would want them alive.

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** YMMV aside, how on earth exactly do would the Kender realistically survive as a people? Physically tiny, tiny and practically defenceless, stated to have very little sense of self-preservation, would likely be unable to focus on any kind of boring but highly necessary work like due to their ADHD (like stockpiling crops or crops, learning to write or digging latrines), they'd probably be barred from most other race's towns and cities and would ''certainly'' be barred from any bazaar or marketplace due to what you could call "cultural differences", they'd also be unlikely to ever build any settlements of their ADHD, unable to create or build anything because own as (of course) they'd keep wandering getting bored from building and wander off to "borrow" other people's Kender's tools and materials, they'd never be allowed anywhere near a bazaar or marketplace at all... Hell, nobody materials... The problem with them is that even if the sheer harshness of the CrapsackWorld didn't just kill them off, people would probably want (quite rightly) treat them around period - any village riding through as vermin, and they're not really clever enough to be effective opportunists; think of all the winter worst racist stereotypes of the Romani, and then mix them with a stockpiled granary would probably die out if they ever sheltered any Kender, as the granary would be raided. Even if they found some way to survive the nature of ''Dragonlance'''s CrapsackWorld, nobody would want them alive.[[Literature/TheTimeMachine Eloi]].
22nd Nov '16 3:45:55 AM Yukianesa
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** YMMV aside, how on earth exactly do the Kender survive as a people? Physically tiny, stated to have very little sense of self-preservation, would likely be unable to focus on boring but highly necessary work like stockpiling crops or learning to write due to their ADHD, unable to create or build anything because they'd keep wandering off to "borrow" other people's tools and materials, they'd never be allowed anywhere near a bazaar or marketplace at all... Hell, nobody would probably want them around period - any village riding through the winter with a stockpiled granary would probably die out if they ever sheltered any Kender, as the granary would be raided. Even if they found some way to survive the nature of ''Dragonlance'''s CrapsackWorld, nobody would want them alive.
20th Aug '16 9:54:28 AM nombretomado
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* ItJustBugsMe that there will be no more novels for {{Dragonlance}} for the foreseeable future.

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* ItJustBugsMe that there will be no more novels for {{Dragonlance}} ''Dragonlance'' for the foreseeable future.
6th Apr '16 7:46:33 AM mdwall
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* Why does everyone treat Sturm's "sacrifice" at the end of ''Dragons of Winter Night'' like it was the most noble and heroic thing ever? I thought it was a StupidSacrifice and the biggest IdiotBall in the series...the guy was offered a Dragonlance by Laurana (which they'd spent the last two books ''trying to get'') two minutes before he went to face Kitiara and TURNED IT DOWN! He said that he ''wouldn't know how to use it.'' Surely an intelligent chap like Sturm could figure out that you use the Dragonlance ''by sticking the pointy end in the dragon!!!'' What better opportunity to restore the honor to the Knights of Solamnia than to be the first Knight since Huma to duel a dragon with a Dragonlance? Sigh....

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* Why does everyone treat Sturm's "sacrifice" at the end of ''Dragons of Winter Night'' like it was the most noble and heroic thing ever? I thought it was a StupidSacrifice and the biggest IdiotBall in the series...the guy was offered a Dragonlance by Laurana (which they'd spent the last two books ''trying to get'') two minutes before he went to face Kitiara and TURNED IT DOWN! turned it down. He said that he ''wouldn't know how to use it.'' Surely an intelligent chap like Sturm could figure out that you use the Dragonlance ''by sticking by ''sticking the pointy end in the dragon!!!'' dragon.'' What better opportunity to restore the honor to the Knights of Solamnia than to be the first Knight since Huma to duel a dragon with a Dragonlance? Sigh....
7th Jan '16 10:16:36 PM Talyneral
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* Paladine is also called the Platinum Dragon, and Takesis is sometimes described as a dragon with five different colored heads. These descriptions make them dead ringers for Bahamut and Tiamat from a number of other settings in D&D. Are Paladine and Takesis the same as Bahamut and Tiamat but under different names, aspects of them or different beings altogether?

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* Paladine is also called the Platinum Dragon, and Takesis is sometimes described as a dragon with five different colored heads. These descriptions make them dead ringers for Bahamut and Tiamat from a number of other settings in D&D. Are Paladine and Takesis the same as Bahamut and Tiamat but under different names, aspects of them or different beings altogether?altogether?
**to some extent, though as the series continues, Takhisis makes it clear she ISNT lawful evil by her short-sighted (by the standards of dirties with the ability to perceive time in a non/linear fashion) self-defeating methods.
26th Jun '15 3:21:41 AM BiggusBerrus
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*** Lord Soth was kind of a test for humanity. Basically, they were seeing if someone as horrible as Lord Soth could be redeemed then surely the people of Ansalom were not beyond redemption. He wasn't, so they were.

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*** Lord Soth was kind of a test for humanity. Basically, they were seeing if someone as horrible as Lord Soth could be redeemed then surely the people of Ansalom were not beyond redemption. He wasn't, so they were.were.
* Paladine is also called the Platinum Dragon, and Takesis is sometimes described as a dragon with five different colored heads. These descriptions make them dead ringers for Bahamut and Tiamat from a number of other settings in D&D. Are Paladine and Takesis the same as Bahamut and Tiamat but under different names, aspects of them or different beings altogether?
22nd Jan '15 4:54:09 AM CharlesPhipps
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** Either the confrontation would have been enough to derail the Kingpriest's plan (whether by stopping him from doing it, making him not want to do it anymore, or just giving the gods an opening to stop it); the gods knew Soth wouldn't quite manage it and told him that he could anyways; the gods had a backup method to stop the Kingpriest (perhaps a different disaster); or somewhere along the line from [[MetaphoricallyTrue gods]] [[BadCommunicationKills to]] [[JumpedAtTheCall Soth]] [[UnreliableNarrator to narrator]], the message was corrupted. There are a lot of possibilities.

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** Either the confrontation would have been enough to derail the Kingpriest's plan (whether by stopping him from doing it, making him not want to do it anymore, or just giving the gods an opening to stop it); the gods knew Soth wouldn't quite manage it and told him that he could anyways; the gods had a backup method to stop the Kingpriest (perhaps a different disaster); or somewhere along the line from [[MetaphoricallyTrue gods]] [[BadCommunicationKills to]] [[JumpedAtTheCall Soth]] [[UnreliableNarrator to narrator]], the message was corrupted. There are a lot of possibilities.possibilities.
*** Lord Soth was kind of a test for humanity. Basically, they were seeing if someone as horrible as Lord Soth could be redeemed then surely the people of Ansalom were not beyond redemption. He wasn't, so they were.
22nd Jan '15 4:50:34 AM CharlesPhipps
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*** Palin had his illusions about his uncle destroyed which, while not on the level of the others, was a corrective measure. It also made him face he'd perhaps be called to die for the service of good (as his brothers eventually would do). Then again, Palin eventually abandons his magic so maybe they made his test poor.

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*** Palin had his illusions about his uncle destroyed which, while not on the level of the others, was a corrective measure. It also made him face he'd perhaps be called to die for the service of good (as his brothers eventually would do). Then again, Palin eventually abandons his magic so maybe they made failed in making his test poor.Test.
22nd Jan '15 4:49:44 AM CharlesPhipps
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*** Palin had his illusions about his uncle destroyed which, while not on the level of the others, was a corrective measure. It also made him face he'd perhaps be called to die for the service of good (as his brothers eventually would do). Then again, Palin eventually abandons his magic so maybe they made his test poor.
28th Mar '14 10:19:05 AM GreatWyrmGold
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** Either the confrontation would have been enough to derail the Kingpriest's plan (whether by stopping him from doing it, making him not want to do it anymore, or just giving the gods an opening to stop it); the gods knew Soth wouldn't quite manage it and told him that he could anyways; the gods had a backup method to stop the Kingpriest (perhaps a different disaster); or somewhere along the line from [[MetaphoricallyTrue gods]] [[BadCommunicationKills to]] [[JumpedAtTheCall Soth]] [[UnreliableNarrator to narrator]], the message was corrupted. There are a lot of possibilities.
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