Wayward Elves

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Keridwyn44
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Wayward Elves

Post by Keridwyn44 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:15 pm

Does anyone have insight as to the Cultural Attitudes toward and from Wayward Elves? It seems to me that as troublemakers, they'd be less friendly and less liked, but the Rhovanion Region Guide doesn't explicitly give that information that I could find.

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Re: Wayward Elves

Post by Otaku-sempai » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:51 pm

The best I can do is refer to the cultural attitudes of the Wayward Elves as revealed in pages 78-79 of the Adventurer's Companion for TOR ("What Galion Says...").
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Re: Wayward Elves

Post by Agnot » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:59 pm

They are a bit of a conundrum for me too. Referencing Otaku-sempai's post above, Galion's comments on the Bardings seems at odds with the other comments. It seems mean-spirited, almost vindictive. I've always thought of them as the hippies of the Elves. More free-spirited, happy to shake off the cares of the world to enjoy life. Not looking to put others in the their place.

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Re: Wayward Elves

Post by Majestic » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:44 pm

Depending on where you're at in the Darkening of Mirkwood/Mirkwood Campaign, the way the Bardings (or even the Woodmen) might feel towards the Wayward Elves could change drastically.

There are times where they are more prankish and mischievous, and other times when they are much scarier and downright hostile, significantly messing with major events.
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Re: Wayward Elves

Post by Keridwyn44 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:28 pm

Ok, thank you for your advice. I'm currently on the Wilderland Adventures, but the next session will likely see us enter the Mirkwood Campaign. I will just have to play it by ear! :?

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Re: Wayward Elves

Post by Robin Smallburrow » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:14 am

The Wayward Elves are actually what most elves will be like in the future (I mean the Fourth Age and later ages), if you accept the idea (from Tolkien) that Middle-earth is a representation of our own Earth in an earlier age. Thus before Tolkien elves were actually portrayed as small, mischievous types that enjoyed playing pranks on humans (think of Grimm's fairy stories, Rip Van Winkle, etc.).
In my campaign picture King Thranduil is actually fighting a (losing) battle against the ultimate fate of Elves who stay in Middle-earth (they fade, become reduced in size, become 'Wayward' etc.)

Hope this helps!
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