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9-19-2008 @ 11:49AM
First I have to say I did not like the aside "Yeah, essentially, he's a modern day Illidan, except even creepier. " Illidan was never a creepy stalker of women, he simply fell in love with Tyrande Whisperwind before his renowned brother Malfurion did and it was simply a matter of his ambition that drove a wedge between Tryande and Illidan in the beginning, he never stalked her or misinterpretted her feelings, in fact she didn't even even really know who she loved until Illidan made the wrong moves and Malfurion played the disinterested focused night elf. Sure there was some confusion around that time but all three of them were confused, we just tend to focus more on the negativity of it all, and not the simple crossed signals.Onto Stalvan, I think his legend is because of the rumor mill. What if he was dismissed from Crillian, and Stormwind, because of his infidelity with a minor or two and was asked to get go some "real world experience" before too many questions arose, this would have begun the rumor mill about him. He could have been then dismissed from each estate with similiar circumstances, further grinding that mill. As far as the undelivered letter, if I were him and the courier system was not quite reliable as it seems, I would have sent more than one letter. As far as the rumor mill and him still getting jobs, if he indeed had a noble family, at whatever level, he would be given a general amount of weight to his word, but cut from the same bolt of cloth as it were. The Flintridge estate would have then ignored the rumors and hired him because of his family name. After being distraught at another failed love, and the subsequent slaughtering of her family, he could have wondered to Duskwood and been murdered by the ghouls but his crimes being so heinous and his depression at failed loves trapped his soul to his body and left him to wonder. The spirits could be more tormentors than servents or perhaps just spirits that gravitated to his negativity. His legend would have then been complete and whispered and not written so as to protect his family name, until they either succumbed to the scourge or changed their names anyway. How many pop-culture icons are in legendary status because of their infidelity with minors rather than generals on the battlefield who have killed and ordered the deaths of thousands. A "noble" who is also a serial pedophile, and tutor to rich families with young girls, would be too much of a story to gossip about. How many stories have we read over the years where the 15-17 year old young "noble" girl was seduced or seduced her older mentor/tutor and then spurned him when she realized it was wrong. The rumor mill will take you to legend faster than anything, toss in a juicy mass-murder and the legend is complete.-Chris
9-19-2008 @ 8:23PM
All on can say on the subject of Illidan, Chris, is that you got a completely different view of Illidan than I did. Everything I saw says that Illidan kept hanging on to Tyrande long after she'd made her choice. He could not let go. His fixation on her is more than a bit unhealthy and disturbing.
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