Literary references *Slight story spoiler*

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Postby humanflyz » Sat Aug 25, 2001 7:41 pm

Baldur or Baldor was also a character from Lord of the Rings novel. He was mentioned relating to the Path of the Dead. Baldor was the son of Brego and he entered the Path of the Dead and never came out.
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Postby Polysorbate80 » Mon Aug 27, 2001 9:52 am

>>"Not exactly a great classic in either the great or the classic way, but theres a squirrel and a moose in the promenade. Rocky and Bullwinkle anyone ?"

Heh, on a related non-literary note I love Jaheira's first romance dialogue with the "Fearless Leader" reference. Tempts me to make a halfling rogue character named "Boris" :)

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Postby Kaddish@Work » Mon Aug 27, 2001 10:07 am

'Oh captain, my captain'

Walt Whitman, I believe

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Postby Sojourner » Mon Aug 27, 2001 11:15 am

Originally posted by Raphtyr:
<STRONG>What is the Faust Legend? Could someone regale it for me?</STRONG>


It's a German legend about a magician who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for power and knowledge.
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What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, ... to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if he people could understand it, it could not be released because of national security.

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Postby Delacroix » Mon Aug 27, 2001 11:50 am

That two lovers in the Tavern of the City gates. It have a taste of Shakespeare too.
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Postby Anatres » Mon Aug 27, 2001 11:58 am

Speaking of Fahfrd, remember the password to get into the Thieve's Guild in Baldur's Gate? (BG I).

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Postby Robin_Hood » Mon Aug 27, 2001 1:40 pm

A lot of references in the game, yes. I had noticed the name Vongoethe to be similar to von Goethe but I didn't know where it related. I identified that Cyrano-act too. Gotta look for more of these references. My God, fable, you really know a lot. I mean, yeah, I know a thing or two about the European mythologies but I live here for god sakes! ;)
Centuries ago in England........It was an era of chivalry and magic. The evil Prince John unleashed an iron fist of tyranny upon the people. They called out for a champion.........one man answered that call. His name, was Robin Hood. Fearless in his quest for justice Robin Hood challenged the power of the high warlords. While protecting the helpless and the poor. Willing to face death for what he believed, along with the beautiful, lady warrior, Jaheira, the mighty Minsc, and the wise Keldorn. Robin Hood forged a legend that lives on today in............

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Postby HighWatcher Zubie » Wed Sep 05, 2001 2:10 pm

I don't want to disappoint you but the Bio boys weren't really original when they named Cromwell (the guy that puts weapons together in SoA). Victor Hugo actually wrote a play named "Cromwell".
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Postby durga » Mon Sep 10, 2001 12:17 pm

well, Oliver Cromwell was the leader of the revolt in Scottland that dethroned Charles the II, bonny Charlie etc...
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Postby arattanir » Wed Sep 12, 2001 5:16 pm

No, Oliver Cromwell was an English Pairlament member. He was a Rebel Pairlament leader in the Civil War that ended with the beheading of Charles 1st. of England. He also created the first english professional army, the New Model Army, which was used to defeat King Charles forces at Naseby.

King Charles was beheaded when sufficient evidence indicated he planned to invade England with Irish and French troops. Latter on, Cromwell would become Lord Protector of England, a sort of dictator. He then invaded Scotland and submitted it to english rule.

Bonny Prince Charles is a much latter character, I believe greatgrandson of Charles 1st.
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Postby Fedaykin » Mon Sep 17, 2001 1:28 am

Oh Captain My Captain... if I remember right, was a tribute to Abraham Lincon

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Postby humanflyz » Tue Sep 18, 2001 8:14 pm

The Walt Whitman poem is indeed a tribute to Lincoln.
"I find your lack faith of disturbing" -Darth Vader

The Church could use someone like that.