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Post by Wacho » Tue Apr 11, 2006 2:57 am

I was looking over some MELE cards when I noticed something a little strange.  There are a few sites (3 by my count) that list one Darkhaven as the nearest haven, but actually have another haven as the closest one.  The three sites are Dunnish Clan-hold, Dol Amroth, and Vale of Erech.  All of these are closer to Geann a-Lisch than the site they actually list (Carn-Dum or Minas Morgul)  Anyone know of why ICE did this?  I'm assuming it wasn't a mistake of some kind.  Was it simply because GaL is such a lame darkhaven?

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Post by Jambo » Fri May 05, 2006 3:07 pm

Was it simply because GaL is such a lame darkhaven?
I think there's your answer.  Plus, everybody knows of Angmar, Dol Guldur and Minas Morgul from the books, so these made clear and obvious choices as darkhavens.  I kind of wished ICE had just not bothered with Geann a-Lisch as a 4th haven.
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Post by Ringbearer » Fri May 05, 2006 3:48 pm

I dont know the books that good, but has Geann any story-based rights to be a haven?
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Post by Gwaihir » Fri May 05, 2006 6:04 pm

I'm not aware J.R.R.T. ever mentioned the place, so I think it was ICE invented. Note that Edhellond wasn't exactly a haven either in the time period MeCCG is set, so apparently the perceived need for four havens was strong from the start.
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Post by Wacho » Fri May 05, 2006 6:55 pm

Actually I think there are some havens in Gondor mentioned in the Lord of the rings.  I'll try to find the reference.

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Post by Ringbearer » Fri May 05, 2006 8:40 pm

Well, the only reason GEann was probably chosen, is that its otherwise kinda far to get from Carn, Dol or MM to say Isle of the DEad that Live
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