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Sir Garlon behaves just about the most shamefully of any knight in the literature, running around invisible and arbitrarily assassinating knights and ladies alike. When Sir Balin attacks him, King Pellam, as I've seen written in some Pendragon materials somewhere, chooses Love(Family) over Hospitality in siding with his brother over Balin. What I always struggle with is the narrative heaping of praise on Sir Pellam, given his enabling of his horrible brother. For example, Sir James Knowles calls Pellam "the truest and most worshipful of living knights". While I understand the contempor
In my kids' composition and literature class they've had to read both Around the World in 80 Days and The Hobbit. Their current assignment to write an essay comparing and contrasting Phileas Fogg with Bilbo Baggins. That got me thinking. What if you mixed the two up a bit? You have: Phileas Fogg -- taciturn, calculating, single-minded, utterly unflappable, armed with a small, portable fortune as a travel aid, addicted to whist ; "The unforeseen does not exist." Bilbo Baggins -- half-hearted adventurer, excitable, totally unprepared, addicted to gourmet meals, improvises solutions to