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Mace Hammerhand
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Posted - 30 Aug 2006 :  21:11:05  Show Profile  Visit Mace Hammerhand's Homepage Send Mace Hammerhand a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Elaith was fleshed out by Elaine, the character (s name) was around before...

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The Sage
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Posted - 31 Aug 2006 :  01:07:59  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Mace Hammerhand

Elaith was fleshed out by Elaine, the character (s name) was around before...

Indeed. Elaith was originally Ed's creation.

I'll let Elaine explain -

"And as much as I'd like to take credit for Elaith's creation, he first appeared as an NPC in a game product entitled "Waterdeep and the North," by Ed Greenwood. When I wrote ELFSHADOW, my first novel, I didn't realize Elaith was a well-established character in Ed's home campaign. As far as I knew, Elaith existed only as a one-paragraph description. That paragraph appealed to me, so I took the character and ran with it. Over the years, Ed has been very gracious about this accidental literary hijacking."

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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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Posted - 31 Aug 2006 :  01:25:59  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I voted for Elaith--the only little nitpick I have against him is that he's still a bit angsty.

"Instead of asking why we sleep, it might make sense to ask why we wake. Perchance we live to dream. From that perspective, the sea of troubles we navigate in the workaday world might be the price we pay for admission to another night in the world of dreams."
--Richard Greene (letter to Time)
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MerrikCale
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Posted - 02 Sep 2006 :  02:33:58  Show Profile  Visit MerrikCale's Homepage Send MerrikCale a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Went with Danilo



When hinges creak in doorless chambers and strange and frightening sounds echo through the halls, whenever candlelights flicker where the air is deathly still, that is the time when ghosts are present, practicing their terror with ghoulish delight.
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Conlon
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Canada
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Posted - 02 Sep 2006 :  09:52:34  Show Profile  Visit Conlon's Homepage Send Conlon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This was very close for me as well. I very much enjoy Liriel though I can't name her as my fave. And since there was some dispute over Elaith's creator, I didn't vote for him.

I had many reasons for voting for Danillo, but the one that put him over the top was a quote from a letter sent to Danillo from the esteemed Athol of our very own Candlekeep:

"Start by sparing me your fine flourishes and your flattery. Though I doubt not your sincerity, such niceties only serve to raise my hackles. Perhaps this is because I remember all too well the times you insisted that she who named me must have been speaking with a lisp"

CLASSIC!


My hopes are ashes, my dreams are dust. All my intentions mean nothing unless they are followed by action.

Edited by - Conlon on 02 Sep 2006 09:54:18
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Jorkens
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Posted - 02 Sep 2006 :  10:06:34  Show Profile Send Jorkens a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Danilo; I still count Elaith as one of Ed's. When I think about it I would go with Danilo any way.
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Chosen of Moradin
Master of Realmslore

Brazil
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Posted - 04 Sep 2006 :  14:33:14  Show Profile  Visit Chosen of Moradin's Homepage  Click to see Chosen of Moradin's MSN Messenger address Send Chosen of Moradin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I go with Liriel.

Dwarf, DM, husband, and proud of this! :P

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DrJackal
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Posted - 06 Sep 2006 :  22:28:59  Show Profile  Visit DrJackal's Homepage Send DrJackal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Liriel.

"I was never on anyone's side in the first place, so how could I betray them?" -- Akabane Kuroudo.

"No man is a black magician in his own eyes." --- Richard Cavendish, The Black Arts
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ElvenBard
Acolyte

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Posted - 16 Sep 2006 :  03:00:30  Show Profile  Visit ElvenBard's Homepage Send ElvenBard a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Fyodor of Rashemen.. he rocks! it's first time i've became one with a character that created by someone else, he was made for me.. he was me!
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Alediran
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Argentina
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Posted - 11 Oct 2006 :  18:09:00  Show Profile  Visit Alediran's Homepage  Click to see Alediran's MSN Messenger address Send Alediran a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Liriel all the way. I like her so much that my last DM made my favourite character met her and they are going to get married in the campaing I'm DMing.

Alediran of House Tir'ent from Evermeet, the most knowledgeable elven family about Faerūn.

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AlacLuin
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Posted - 12 Oct 2006 :  02:19:17  Show Profile  Visit AlacLuin's Homepage Send AlacLuin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm re-reading Evermeet, I can't say this was a favorite charicter but I loved what was said about his name....

Athol- the man whose mom had a lisp
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ElaineCunningham
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Posted - 12 Oct 2006 :  13:04:34  Show Profile  Visit ElaineCunningham's Homepage Send ElaineCunningham a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Alediran

Liriel all the way. I like her so much that my last DM made my favourite character met her and they are going to get married in the campaing I'm DMing.



Yikes! My condolences to your favorite character!
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Alediran
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Argentina
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Posted - 12 Oct 2006 :  15:43:15  Show Profile  Visit Alediran's Homepage  Click to see Alediran's MSN Messenger address Send Alediran a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ElaineCunningham

quote:
Originally posted by Alediran

Liriel all the way. I like her so much that my last DM made my favourite character met her and they are going to get married in the campaing I'm DMing.



Yikes! My condolences to your favorite character!



Since your books have modeled many aspects of Alediran of House Tir'ent from Leuthilspar I'll tell you a bit about him.

House Tir'ent was founded by one of the sons of Ava Moonflower and his husband who's name I can't recall now. He was born a Sun Elf and named Damuril Durothil, but since he felt more close to his mother, she raised him and became a wizard. When he was about 2 centuries old, he felt the wanderlust of his Moon elf side, and decided to return to Faerūn.

He spent 3 centuries of his life travelling the mainland, helping people wherever he went. He was married to a young Sun Elf from Aryvaandar that at first didn't like him because of his personality, but after he saved her life she felt in love with him. They travelled together during most of Damuril's time in Faerūn where he earned his nickname of "Wandering Spells".

After a time, he returned to Evermeet and found that in the 3 centuries he was out the people in the island became too isolationist, so both he and his wife decided that knowledge about the mainland should never get old, and they formed House Tir'ent, that is the traduction of Damuril's nickname of Wandering Spells (I invented it since I couldn't find something tat suiten me).

Alediran is the youngest member of the family, naturaly gifted with the Art, like all the clan, and with the wanderlust of their Moon Elf ancestry. He travelled to Halruaa to visit a friend of his parents, an Master Elemental Savant of Air after Nimesin's invation. Alediran spent a year with the Master Elementalist, learning the secrets of that form of Art. During the last quest Alediran had to do, he travelled to Rashemen, where he needed to find a trapped Air Spirit that wasn't released when Liriel did her ritual.

He arrived in one of the cities. The guardians were a bit surprised to see an elf in that remote location. But Alediran, coming from a family who treasures knowledge about Faerūn as much as magic, knew who he needed to see, the local wychlaran, so he asked the guards where the local wychlaran was, and he was shown the way, talking to a big human with an impish smile.

When he arived to the local Witch's lodge he almost passed to Arvandor from the impression he had when he saw Liriel (because both her beauty and the fact that she was a drow), but thankfully he knew about Dark Elves with silver hair (her mother was one of Amlauril's contacts with Qilué Veladorn and the Promenade Temple), so at the time he recovered from the shock Liriel was already laughing. Alediran managed to tell her about what he was doing there, and since she hadn't an adventure in a long time, Liriel decided to help the surprised Alediran.

They spent a couple weeks together, when they exchanged tales about their adventures. Alediran told Liriel about how he saved his life during the attack on Evermeet thanks to his unique personality and the year he spent in Halruaa (what Liriel did I don't need to tell :P).

At the end of the third tenday a couple Red Wizards attacked the area, so both elves ran to help the locals. Thankfully the presence of Liriel was enough to scare the magelings but Alediran's fast response to the problem impressed her, that and the other things the young Sun Elf was. Later on that day the found the spirit and released it. And when Alediran told Liriel he needed to return to his master, she decided to travell with him.

And that's the story about how they met. As you can see, your books had a huge impact in my character. At this moment in my campaign (Flamerule 13, 1372 DR) Alediran and Liriel are in Silverymoon, searching for information about the Aryfaern'Kerym of Cormanthor. And they are going to meet the greates assortement of elves I've ever seen (an avariel cleric, a star elf who studies for bladesinger, a really young sun elf sorceress, a moon elf that uses her skills to recover lost elven artifacts to take them to Evereska's keep, a Wood elf druid from High Forest and a planetouched Sun elf that has celestial blood)

Alediran of House Tir'ent from Evermeet, the most knowledgeable elven family about Faerūn.

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sleyvas
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USA
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Posted - 12 Oct 2006 :  16:54:05  Show Profile Send sleyvas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Although Elaith was originally created by Ed, Elaine has entirely changed that very basic character. I'm very much torn between him and Danilo, but ultimately, I think Danilo makes me smile more.

Phillip aka Sleyvas

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Zimme
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Denmark
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Posted - 23 Oct 2006 :  17:36:31  Show Profile  Click to see Zimme's MSN Messenger address Send Zimme a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Elaith Craulnober, he has that dark brooding thing going on. Seems like a lost soul, but hope stirs on the horison for him ;)

Sometimes I feel like Beshaba is sitting on my back, devoting her entire attention to me!

Rannek.

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Delzounblood
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Posted - 23 Oct 2006 :  20:44:42  Show Profile Send Delzounblood a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Mine favorit is not listed!!!!!

Who can forget and overlook Jill the dwarf from Silver Shadows!

Now he had balls of granite.



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Haman
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Posted - 23 Oct 2006 :  21:30:34  Show Profile  Visit Haman's Homepage Send Haman a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Danilo for me....

Arilyn: "Do you know the spell for invisibility?"
Danilo: "No, but if you hum a few bars, I can fake it..."

Some people say we gamers have no lives....I think we have too many.
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Reefy
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Posted - 24 Oct 2006 :  02:44:53  Show Profile  Visit Reefy's Homepage  Click to see Reefy's MSN Messenger address Send Reefy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Delzounblood

Now he had balls of granite.



Possibly I'm just very tired, but that had me in stitches.

Life is either daring adventure or nothing.
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Delzounblood
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Posted - 24 Oct 2006 :  09:30:06  Show Profile Send Delzounblood a Private Message  Reply with Quote

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Dart Ambermoon
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Germany
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Posted - 28 Oct 2006 :  01:11:03  Show Profile  Visit Dart Ambermoon's Homepage Send Dart Ambermoon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Danilo...the one true heir of Giogi Wyvernspur in sheer hilariousness.

BUT...to agree with Delzounblood, if there were an award for supporting role, it would go to Jill all the way.

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Delzounblood
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Posted - 28 Oct 2006 :  10:06:59  Show Profile Send Delzounblood a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dart Ambermoon

Danilo...the one true heir of Giogi Wyvernspur in sheer hilariousness.

BUT...to agree with Delzounblood, if there were an award for supporting role, it would go to Jill all the way.



Never under-estimate the little guy!


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Aglaranna
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Posted - 01 Nov 2006 :  23:19:41  Show Profile  Visit Aglaranna's Homepage Send Aglaranna a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh, now this is an interesting debate to watch! Elaine is way up there on my list of giants...Er, so to speak. Well, I chose Tzigone, as she and I MUST be long lost sisters! But imagine her working with Danilo...It would almost be scary...

"You can choose a ready guide
In some celestial voice
If you choose not to decide
You still have made a choice

You can choose from phantom fears
And kindness that can kill
I will choose the path that's clear
I will choose freewill." -'Freewill' by Rush
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MaskedOne
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Posted - 04 Nov 2006 :  17:09:10  Show Profile Send MaskedOne a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Trizgone, probably. If Elaine can be credited with most of the work for Zalathorm then I'd pick him over anyone currently listed but otherwise Trizgone.
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Twilight
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Canada
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Posted - 09 Nov 2006 :  07:11:54  Show Profile  Visit Twilight's Homepage Send Twilight a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Elaith No question about it
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Enialus Meliamne
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Portugal
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Posted - 09 Jan 2007 :  10:09:20  Show Profile  Visit Enialus Meliamne's Homepage  Send Enialus Meliamne a Yahoo! Message Send Enialus Meliamne a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Chosen of Lathander

Who do you think the Elaine Cunninghams best character is?
(sorry if there are some grammar mistakes



I'mm partial to Fyodor on this one, because of his berserker-ness or something...Seriously, I like him a ton and he's my favorite character by Elaine, with Liriel a close second...go figure.

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Unashamed fan of THE Drow Elf Ranger.

Reader of any author in FR who entertains or weaves a good yarn.
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