Talk:Adding On (Ricasa Supplement)

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I will point out that elves are normally chaotic good, not lawful good... --Sam Kay 10:47, 7 September 2007 (MDT)

I will concede this point (as it is a good one), but also take note of the word normally. And if these elves were chaotic good, considering all the people they have surrounding them, they'd never get anything done. --The Archivist 06:57, 14 September 2007 (MDT)
Why wouldn't they get anything done? Chaos does not mean "I never get anything done"... They just go with their gut feeling rather than with strict laws. Consider Lolth: She is chaotic, AND managed to cause the "fall" (or "rise", depending on your veiwpoint) of millions of elves, And demons (also chaotic) are somehow capable of corrupting millions to chaos and evil AND are still doing very well in the blood war. I would at least have a chaotic good society of elves, that way, a player could choose either. Alot of people (me included) feel that chaotic good is more "elvy", while others think elves are more prone to general goodness rather than chaos. --Sam Kay 12:32, 15 September 2007 (MDT)
I'm not saying that chaos gets nothing done- chaos gets LOADS of stuff done, as you pointed out. I'm referring more to the fact that most of the elves' direct neighbors are running out of land somewhat and they also happen to have extreme numerical superiority. The elves don't even use all of their land- much of it is just preserved to maintain the local nature, or for historic purposes- and so the surrounding countries like Styalenuth and Serlithana, who are either low on fertile land or having it gobbled up by invaders, look at the huge tracts of land the elves maintain and think, "We need that more than them..." If the elves here were chaotic, considering the mindset they've been showing themselves in, they'd probably just try and force everyone to stay out. That wouldn't work for several reasons, including the fact that the old magical wards are failing in places and that just simply shoving everyone out would likely get the elves invaded. And I don't care how good you are at archery, if the enemy has enough troops you're dead anyways (Warning: that last comment may have been cynical). By playing the existing political and mercantile systems against their neighbors, and cooperating with the laws of the surrounding countries, the elves in Kalantar not only maintain a "good boy" reputation, but they manage to keep the other countries looking away from their own lands.
This is also not to say that you couldn't play a chaotic good elf here- the general thing I was aiming to show was that this is the general mindset of the nation as a whole, not of every person in it. --The Archivist 07:08, 19 September 2007 (MDT)
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