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Chosen of Lathander
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Poll Question:
Who do you think the Elaine Cunninghams best character is?
(sorry if there are some grammar mistakes

Choices:

Arilyn Moonblade
Danilo Thann
Liriel Beanre
Fyodor
Bronwyn
Ebenezer Stonemile
Elaith Craulnober
Matteo
Tzigone

(Anonymous Vote)

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Edited by - Chosen of Lathander on 09 Mar 2006 14:11:21

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Posted - 08 Mar 2006 :  17:35:23  Show Profile  Visit Braveheart's Homepage  Send Braveheart an AOL message  Send Braveheart an ICQ Message Send Braveheart a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Uh.. what happened to Elaith Craulnober?

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Strictly speaking, Elaith's Ed Greenwood's creation.
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Of the listed choices, I like Liriel and Danilo the best. If Matteo and Tzigone had been options, I'm not sure who I would have picked.

Ooh, can you imagine the fun of Tzigone and Danilo together? No one would be safe!

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why doesent anyone say arilyn!??!?!!? i love her

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quote:
Originally posted by Chosen of Lathander

why doesent anyone say arilyn!??!?!!? i love her



Then why have you not voted for her? Or can you not, as the poll's creator?
I'm afraid I prefer Danilo.

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I prefer Danilo as well - for one thing he's a handsome devil, and he gets my favourite FR-heroine at the end, too - mostly due to his witticisms and Scarlet Pimpernelitude.

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quote:
Originally posted by Winterfox

Strictly speaking, Elaith's Ed Greenwood's creation.


Hm, but fleshing out that character should qualify as "character by Elaine Cunningham" too, shouldn't it? Ed Greenwood surely created a lot of characters, but filling them with life was up to some other authors .

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My vote goes to Liriel. I guess I love the Drow and everything about them.

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quote:
Originally posted by Braveheart
Hm, but fleshing out that character should qualify as "character by Elaine Cunningham" too, shouldn't it? Ed Greenwood surely created a lot of characters, but filling them with life was up to some other authors .



*shrugs* I was just pointing out a reason why he might not have been included in the poll.

I voted Liriel, also, but because of her personality (plus the fact that she pays for her mistakes, and her actions have consequences) and not because she's a drow. A few years ago I'd probably have voted for Arilyn, but I don't know, the character's appeal has lessened for me, I suppose.
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quote:
Originally posted by Braveheart

quote:
Originally posted by Winterfox

Strictly speaking, Elaith's Ed Greenwood's creation.


Hm, but fleshing out that character should qualify as "character by Elaine Cunningham" too, shouldn't it? Ed Greenwood surely created a lot of characters, but filling them with life was up to some other authors .



Shrug, Ed still filled Elaith with life before Elaine used him, from what I've heard from THO. :)

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Of the choices provided... I would say Danilo.

Mostly because, in many ways -- mostly because of his attitudes and playful nature -- he reminds me of myself... but also, I thoroughly enjoy each and every tale I read that features Danilo. He is at once, a very easy character to understand, or so it would seem at least initially. The real delight about Danilo is that there is always more than meets the eye when you read about him. Just when you think you've learned what makes him tick, and what he is really about, we, as the reader, learn more about him through his interactions between other characters and himself and discover a whole other level to this character.

And of course... I still remember the discussion Elaine and I had about what part Danilo would play in the Abduction from the Seraglio and what a delight it would be see Danilo "on stage" in the leading role as Belmonte .

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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by Braveheart

quote:
Originally posted by Winterfox

Strictly speaking, Elaith's Ed Greenwood's creation.


Hm, but fleshing out that character should qualify as "character by Elaine Cunningham" too, shouldn't it? Ed Greenwood surely created a lot of characters, but filling them with life was up to some other authors .



Shrug, Ed still filled Elaith with life before Elaine used him, from what I've heard from THO. :)

Indeed... as our Lady Hooded One told most of us, again, recently -

"Just a gentle correction here: Ed didn't create Elaith for (or in) FR1. Elaith was a living, breathing NPC in the original Realms campaign for YEARS (at least 8) before FR1 was published. I have read three early, never-published Realms short stories by Ed, set in Waterdeep, that have Elaith in them. (And yes, they're as good as any other fictional depictions of Elaith I've read, though much shorter.)
love to all,
THO"

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quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

quote:
Originally posted by Kuje

quote:
Originally posted by Braveheart

quote:
Originally posted by Winterfox

Strictly speaking, Elaith's Ed Greenwood's creation.


Hm, but fleshing out that character should qualify as "character by Elaine Cunningham" too, shouldn't it? Ed Greenwood surely created a lot of characters, but filling them with life was up to some other authors .



Shrug, Ed still filled Elaith with life before Elaine used him, from what I've heard from THO. :)

Indeed... as our Lady Hooded One told most of us, again, recently -

"Just a gentle correction here: Ed didn't create Elaith for (or in) FR1. Elaith was a living, breathing NPC in the original Realms campaign for YEARS (at least 8) before FR1 was published. I have read three early, never-published Realms short stories by Ed, set in Waterdeep, that have Elaith in them. (And yes, they're as good as any other fictional depictions of Elaith I've read, though much shorter.)
love to all,
THO"




I stand corrected . As someone who "only" reads the novels you get a slightly different view on who you associate with particular characters.

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My vote goes to Danilo Thann. An dashing character with a good sense of righteousness and morals and cheerful and outgoing, straightforward which are some of the traits which I liked about him when I read the Song & Swords novels.

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Look at my avatar. Look at my vote.

Enough said :)
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Won't vote until I see Tzigone on that list :-P

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uh sorry people.i dont know the matteo or tzigone you speak of.Elaine is my best author in FR.But Evermeet:The Island of Elves and yh Dream Sphere are not translated to Turkish now and getting them from USA may cost me too much...but i will put matteo and tzigone anyway.
i am very dissapointed that only a few people voted for Arilyn

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quote:
Originally posted by Chosen of Lathander

uh sorry people.i dont know the matteo or tzigone you speak of.Elaine is my best author in FR.But Evermeet:The Island of Elves and yh Dream Sphere are not translated to Turkish now and getting them from USA may cost me too much...but i will put matteo and tzigone anyway.
i am very dissapointed that only a few people voted for Arilyn



Matteo and Tzigone are the two main characters of Elaine's Counselors & Kings trilogy, set in Halruaa.

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Posted - 09 Mar 2006 :  14:54:09  Show Profile  Visit Chosen of Lathander's Homepage  Click to see Chosen of Lathander's MSN Messenger address Send Chosen of Lathander a Private Message  Reply with Quote
well sorry
and thank you too wooly rupert. i was waiting the counselors and kings series to be translated.and i see they are translated konw.i will buy them at once

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For me it's almost a toss up between Arilyn Moonblade and Liriel Beanre but I voted for the fromer because I enjoyed that series alittle more than the trilogy involving the latter.
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Danilo is an entertaining character all the time I read about him.

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I love all of Elaine's characters, but I had to vote for Tzigone, she's just the most fun, although Liriel might give her a run for her money.

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Elaith is unique

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Elaith Craulnober, all the way.
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