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Duke Malagigi
2007-11-23, 05:51 PM
Iím making a high elven geneticist (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=62788) wizard as a villain. I'm going to need some help working on his flavor text giving him a name. So to start things off I've typed and posted some preliminary information on the character.

Cuirithir's despised by his fellow elves both due to his very totalitarian beliefs and his tendency to view must other people as things and act then upon that opinion. Cuirithir is also known for his highly unethical experiments on other sapient creatures such as nymphs, dryads, centaurs, pixies, humans, dwarves, gnomes and fellow elves, in some cases resulting in death. There are cases in which he has conducted such experiments on children and infants.

To Cuirithir individual life and happiness is without value, including his own. Only in the group can the individual find meaning and understanding as far as this elf is concerned. Personality wise he is a madman concealing his insanity underneath a thin veneer of urbanity and grace. His madness is that which comes with lack of emotion and empathy. In other words, think of Mr. Teatime instead Kefka or the Joker. Cuirithir also possesses a tactical and cultural understanding similar to that of Star Wars Admiral Thrawn. He is also an expert swordsman and staff fighter who derives his skill from years of studying books from the great masters of armed combat.

Physically speaking Cuirithir is a slimly built, but by no means anorexic, man. He's also rather handsome by human and elven standards. Cuirithir also has long white-blonde that reaches down to his armpits and vibrant green eyes. His outfit includes a soft-green waist-length tunic with his family's symbol on it, a black oak tree with dark-green leaves. Cuirithir also wears light brown trousers, well-made dark-green boots and a medium-blue cloak jacket combination. He also possesses three weapons other than his offensive spells. These include an ornate but functional High Elven (read as Irish (http://www.mwart.com/xq/ASP.productlg/pid.2110/qx/irish-sword.htm) or Celtic) sword, a pure-white staff capped with a large blue diamond and a spellshot pistol (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=57044) with 50 rounds amunition.

P.S. I perfer Celtic or Welsh names for elves. Language wise I like to think of elven languages this way, High Elven=Irish Gealic, Gray Elven=Welsh and Wood Elven=Gealic. No further help needed in this regard.

AslanCross
2007-11-23, 06:27 PM
Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but this list of names might help.
http://web.ncf.ca/bj333/HomePage.boys.html.
I think "Cuirithir" has a nice ring to it.

Duke Malagigi
2007-11-23, 07:04 PM
Thank you AslanCross. I'll use either Cuirithir or Alpin for this NPC's name.

SadisticFishing
2007-11-23, 07:30 PM
Um. You seem to be doing rather well, what help do you actually need?

Azerian Kelimon
2007-11-23, 07:35 PM
My guess, Duke, like jus' about every single great thinker in the planet, needs SOMEONE to tell his ideas to so that he can attain focus.

Duke Malagigi
2007-11-23, 07:52 PM
Um. You seem to be doing rather well, what help do you actually need?

You're probably. I'll just work on the stats and post him tomorrow.

Duke Malagigi
2007-11-23, 07:58 PM
My guess, Duke, like jus' about every single great thinker in the planet, needs SOMEONE to tell his ideas to so that he can attain focus.

Ha ha, that nice to hear. :smallbiggrin: But thank you for the support anyway. When I finish Cuirithir's stats I'll post him in the Homebrew section with the Epic tag.

Duke Malagigi
2007-11-25, 01:30 AM
It's going to take me a few more days to finish him up but I do have most of his stats typed up. No need to worry.

Duke Malagigi
2007-12-06, 08:14 PM
I typed him (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65463) up in the Homebrew Design section. However I will need help deciding on additional spells and magic items. Thank you for the help so far.