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Postby Earl McClaw on Sat Nov 04, 2006 7:58 pm

MikeVanPelt wrote:And about the Duke, who knows, maybe he's a decent sort, too. And he'd be much more likely to have information about the artifacts.

Heck, he might have one of the artifacts!
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Postby RHJunior on Sun Nov 05, 2006 4:37 am

This is the point, actually.

What I'm doing here is stealing a page from the old legends and lore about the fair folk. See, the average person didn't worship them as deities-- but there were certain rules about how to deal with them. The Fair Folk, or Fey Folk, as well as being perceived as capricious pranksters, were perceived as proud, demanding, and sticklers for courtesy and etiquette. Leave out a saucer of milk for them as tradition demanded, they would favor you. Offend their sensibilities in some fashion and they would take their revenge on you--- with anything from nasty pranks to outright cruelty and curses.

The goodwife is the first evidence of a common misunderstanding about the Rac Cona Daimh..... because they have luxcraft-- "magic"-- they're believed to be of the Fey Folk. Apparently of the Seelie court, as the good family would have been fleeing in terror from the Unseelie.... but unsettling nonetheless.

As to the farmer's notion of going to the Duke, it's not necessarily malice on his part. Imagine what your first notion would be if a little green man from Mars took a nap in your barn. You'd want to be socially and scientifically responsible, and also possibly do what was best for your own kith and kin financially... even if you had no reason to believe the little green man was any danger, you'd be motivated to report him to the proper authorities or at least the local news station, just to be responsible.
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Postby Madmoonie on Sun Nov 05, 2006 9:10 am

This also does not mean that the Duke is necessarily a bad man, either.
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Postby Rangers on Sun Nov 05, 2006 9:24 am

Oh, the Duke might well be very helpful. But prudence dictates you find out as much as you can BEFORE letting yourself be ushered into his presence. If he's not a good guy, waiting to meet him would be too late to find that out.
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Postby UncleMonty on Sun Nov 05, 2006 10:36 pm

Ah, I guess I was thrown off by the mention of a possible reward from the Duke. To my mind that sounded a tad mercenary, but if it was a secondary thought the farmer tagged onto the end of his words as sort of a compensation to his son for not demanding "wishes", and not the primary reason behind his intent... Then yeah. I can follow that.
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Postby MikeVanPelt on Sun Nov 05, 2006 11:58 pm

RHJunior wrote:This is the point, actually.

What I'm doing here is stealing a page from the old legends and lore about the fair folk.


Ah, yes... A people noted for short tempers and long grudges.

The reactions of the family members seems perfectly in character for good people to me.
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Postby Tom Mazanec on Mon Nov 06, 2006 11:15 am

Maybe Quentyn is getting a lucky break (he will need some on this quest).
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Postby Tom Mazanec on Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:51 pm

Just looked back on the strip. The growing grain is beautiful!
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