Wednesday, 8 April 2009

And Now A Brief Word From Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany

I've not read the book (Dunsany's 1912 work The Book Of Wonder) but Wikipedia has the following fantastic quote from it viz

The Gibbelins eat, as is well known, nothing less good than man. Their evil tower is joined to Terra Cognita, to the lands we know, by a bridge. Their hoard is beyond reason; avarice has no use for it; they have a separate cellar for emeralds and a separate cellar for sapphires; they have filled a hole with gold and dig it up when they need it. And the only use that is known for their ridiculous wealth is to attract to their larder a continual supply of food. In times of famine they have even been known to scatter rubies abroad, a little trail of them to some city of Man, and sure enough their larders would soon be full again.

What more Gygaxian Naturalism do you need?

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