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An ensorcelled sword? A sword-wielding sorceror?

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  • An ensorcelled sword? A sword-wielding sorceror?

    I just wanted to make the first post, but didn't really have anything on my mind (too hot to think today--it's actually hot in Seattle, for once). Or very Peas today. I think that used to be rhyming slang for hot. Hot as peas in a pot.

    I'm babbling...

  • #2
    The only sword-wielding sorceror that I can think of is Gandalf, who schleps Glamdring around.

    As all D&D players know, wizards don't use swords. 3rd. Edition might have changed that, but I don't do 3rd. Ed.
    Madness is always the best armor against Reality

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    • #3
      Unless you count Melniboneans....
      Best/Mario

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      • #4
        Hi Peasily does Prince Gaynor The Damned fit the bill?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mario
          Unless you count Melniboneans....
          I was thinking of Elric and his people, but they're more warrior/sorcerors?

          Still thinking in D&D terms.
          Madness is always the best armor against Reality

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          • #6
            I'll admit to some unfamiliarity with the present D&D system (it's been 15 years since I gamed regularly) but the impression I get from the present comic is that sorcery is fairly uncommon among the Melniboneans, and highly difficult to learn.
            Best/Mario

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            • #7
              In the novel Elric of Melnibone, Elric is the first Melnibonean able to summon Arioch in centuries. Most of his countrymen are evidently not very good sorcerors.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mario
                I'll admit to some unfamiliarity with the present D&D system (it's been 15 years since I gamed regularly) but the impression I get from the present comic is that sorcery is fairly uncommon among the Melniboneans, and highly difficult to learn.
                I had the impression that only the Melnibonian nobles were allowed to study sorcery. Did the sorcerers of Pan Tang ever use swords. I seem to remember Jagreen Lern using an axe during the final battle of Stormbringer.
                I also seem to remember a sorcerer named Xaltotune, who used a sword ( I believe) from an old R.E.H. Kull book. Sadly, I dont have the book any more, so I cannot verify.
                Some of the people in the Darksword stories used swords, and all of them (Except Joram) were sorcerers.

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                • #9
                  The..."PanTangians" had an army of priest-warriors I remember.I guess they were some sort of weak wizards wtih weapons.

                  Grey Mouser had some skill in magic but he was actually a fighter.

                  You can find some interesting wizards-warriors in The Malazaan book of the fallen. Also there is a cool magical sword,the one that the Lord of the Moon Spawn has.

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                  • #10
                    Kane from K.E.Wagner is a sorcerer and a swordman ...... and a good one in both roles

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