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Elrûn - 11 Apr 09 - 11:48 PM

Ch. 12: Fighting for Strangers

Adaneth,

Partalan is a fool - and does Veylin really have to belittle Dírmaen's prowess when the latter lying on his deathbed? I enjoyed the thought of the dwarven chieftain fleeing from Rian's charms...

Your story is becoming ever more multicultural, and I like it!

Elrûn

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mffantasia - 13 Apr 09 - 9:11 AM

Ch. 12: Fighting for Strangers

Adaneth,

We still have some mem lost, I hope that they are alive, I like Halpan and Gaernath. It is sad how all those races don't trust each other, Saelon's people, the Rangers and dwarves, it will be easy if they let aside the differences, thans God for Saelon and her ability to find allies, I sppose that that is what make a leader.

I'm glad for Veylin but didn't like his thoughts about Dirmaen, they own to him Saelon and her peoples lives...Thanks a nd waiting for more... 

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Adaneth - 14 Apr 09 - 5:42 AM

Ch. 12: Fighting for Strangers

Elrun said: and does Veylin really have to belittle Dírmaen's prowess when the latter lying on his deathbed?

Fantasia said: I'm glad for Veylin but didn't like his thoughts about Dirmaen, they own to him Saelon and her peoples lives

Now, you two, be fair--Veylin didn't know Dírmaen had returned, let alone that he was wounded.  You know those two aren't friends.

I enjoyed the thought of the dwarven chieftain fleeing from Rian's charms

*puzzled look; goes and rereads section*  Oh, that's not what I meant.  Sorry for the confusion!  Veylin is touched that Rian is so reassured by his presence, as a kinswoman might be; his disquiet is all worry about Saelon.  He's not thinking very clearly just now, because the rape of a dwarf-woman would be inconcievable and he's starting to think of Saelon as if she were kin--but she is a woman of Men, and he knows they do get raped.  The suspense has been horrible for him, too.

Thank you for the comments!

Adaneth

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DKP - 24 Apr 09 - 11:38 AM

Ch. 12: Fighting for Strangers

Veylin's grim thoughts as you open the chapter are precisely what I'd expect, his high opinion of Saelon balanced against reality. I wonder if some of his later disgruntlement at the Rangers/Dírmaen is partly disappointment that he – who thinks so much of the Lady – was not the one to provide relief, but these others who he sees as thinking too little of her valor. 

Awesome descriptions, for example when Veylin comes across Partalan. Truly inspired interactions, there. *g* 

I did love that Rian et. al. would open only to the Dwarves – very nice and realistic touch! Hee. It's rather amazing how I feel anything from antipathy to indifference to (nearly all!) of the Rangers in your stories even as they are doing noteworthy things, when generally I regard them as heroes. You write the different perspective brilliantly. :) 

Loved Leod's stoutness and Veylin's thoughts about it. *g* again! And I delighted in Rian and all the currents going on in that passage between cliff-dwellers, Ranger and Dwarves. The lightness is much appreciated between all the grim moments.

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Adaneth - 30 Apr 09 - 4:12 AM

Ch. 12: Fighting for Strangers

Thank you for all the comments, DKP!  I'm in the thick of it here, but the end is in sight, and I'm champing at the bit to spend more time on Dûnhebaid myself.

It's rather amazing how I feel anything from antipathy to indifference to (nearly all!) of the Rangers in your stories even as they are doing noteworthy things, when generally I regard them as heroes.

They are heroes--but perhaps you have observed that heroism is often taken for granted or devalued, even by those who benefit from it.  (You know what Butterbur's opinion of "stick-at-naught" Strider was.)  And Saelon, by her own character as well as lineage, sets the bar awfully high.

Is some attitude adjustment in order?  Time will tell.  Wink

Cheers--

Adaneth

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