Friday, July 10, 2009

Quotes from Appendix N: Elves as Warriors and Sorcerers

"Faerie seemed a wilderness, hills and woods and uncultivated valleys. Holger asked a much subdued Hugi what its inhabitants lived on. The dwarf explained that they magicked up some of their food and drink, and got some from other realms in the Middle World tributary to them, and hunted some among the weird beasts which prowled their domain. All of them seemed to be warriors and sorcerers, their mental work done by slaves taken from the goblins, kobolds, and other backward tribes. Further questions revealed that the Pharisees knew not old age or illness but were said to lack souls. They would not be the most pleasant of company imaginable, Holger thought."

Three Hearts and Three Lions, Poul Anderson, 1953