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was wondering about these guys the other day, are they still alive? were they assassinated? did they simply die of old age a long time ago?
Furion's death would make sense- if he wrote the book of Furion he could've been a threat to the Witch King
Hotek- they need this guy to make more decent magic items!
I still hate Twiglets!
I am really unsure, the only additional information I can tell you to what you already seem to know is as follows.
1. Furion and Hotek contrbuted to the Dark Elf language
2. Hotek made the Witch Kings armour
Males are indeed forbidden to use magic, and many were assassinated early on in the history of the Dark Elves. Furion being an opposing male wizard makes good fluff sense given the rules for the Book of Furion. I give them a fluff "black hole" status myself- they are gone until Gav needs new Dark Elf plot hooks.
I think they've been forgotten about, a small piece of obsure fluff that GW have once again overlooked with their new "less fluff" books. What? I'm not bitter they've left some of the best charatisation stuff out of the books... no, not at all.
"Less fluff" books my eye. Call me crazy, but I think it's idiotic that every unit in the army books are displayed twice; once for all the fluff, and once for the real reason - the rules. Heck, they even give statlines in the fluff section.Originally Posted by King Ulrik Flamebeard
So now I know that Glade Guard come to the defense of Athel Loren when the Wood Elves go to war. Yay. How does that enhance my gaming experience? Why don't they just take all the crappy fluff out of the army books and put it all online. Shoot, most of it is already there anyway. Or they could make a 'nothing but fluff' book. They've done stupidier things, like a whole book on what paint you could use on space marines.
At any rate, I'd wish they'd cut out the fluff pages, reorganize the books so it's easier to find things, and (most importantly) because there's less content (read: useless content) they can lower the retail price.
Take it you've never seen a last ed book then? Those things were actually worth the money speant on then, not like these. The new ones have what about ten pages of fluff on the army and whatever little bits they put with the stats, yes that allows gamers to really get into the game.
Lets face it if you just view the game as playing with toy soldiers it takes a hell of a lot of fun out of it, but if theose soldiers become men of the Empire defending the realms of Osterland from the Vampire Counts of Sylvainia. Fluff adds a dymention to the game that just rules don't. You may not like the fluff, others do. You may care only for rules, others don't. GW have to have something in there for both types of gamers, whether or not it's liked.
i have to agree with Ulrik, fluff makes the game exciting & in my opinion the game needs it. An army book with no fluff would be boring who cares if you have to pay an extra $10, some of the fluff may be bad but at least it gives the game some purpose.
"I'm gonna stomp 'em to dust. I'm gonna grind their bones. I'm gonna burn down dere towns and cities. I'm gonna pile 'em up inna big fire and roast 'em. I'm gonna bash 'eads, break faces and jump up and down on da bits dat are left. An' den I'm gonna get really mean."
As far as I know they're both still alive, Furion is probably the Witch King's biggest fan so there's no danger there. He's the one who gives the very warped view of Dark Elf history.