[LMB] Spirit Ring - about kobolds and gremlins

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Thu Sep 2 23:31:27 BST 2021


Why would they have gremlins?  No aircraft, and they're nowhere near the
Kremlin.

On Thu, Sep 2, 2021, 4:42 PM Margaret Dean <margdean56 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 2, 2021 at 3:32 PM brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > > On Sep 2, 2021, at 2:30 PM, Peter Hews via Lois-Bujold <
> > lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
> > >
> > > When you said this I realised that was what bothered me about them,
> > too.  If there are kobolds in this world there should be all the rest -
> > fairies, bogarts, gnomes et cetera.
> >
> > Why?
> >
> > I wonder how many different varieties of fairies have been part of
> > folklore.
> >
>
> I agree there seems to be a gap here, but I perceive it as more specific.
>
> Kobolds, from what we see of them, would seem to be creatures of the
> element of Earth, and we do get hints in the text of an underlying
> Earth/Air/Fire/Water system. If Thur has an affinity to the element of
> Earth (which goes along with his being a miner and metalworker, and being
> able to do things like sense ore in the rock), it makes sense that he'd
> have a connection with the kobolds.
>
> But in that case, where are the Salamanders for Fiametta? It's equally
> obvious she has a strong affinity with the element of Fire, but she gets
> nothin'. Not a flicker.
>
> Air... Monreale's birds? His and Lord Pia's bats?
>
> Water ...  We have the lake right there, but nary a ripple.
>
>
> --Margaret Dean
>   <margdean56 at gmail.com>
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