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  1. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by Radhruin_EU View Post
    It's nowhere even close. What's shown on that mask of Tutankhamun is him wearing a nemes, that's the striped head-cloth that the Pharaoh traditionally wore. There was a head-band to keep it sitting neatly on his head (that's the bit with the little figure of a snake on it), but the rest was just cloth pleated to drape that way.

    Ancient Egyptian armour looked nothing like that, either.
    You are so quick to contradict you don’t even read what I wrote. The dwarf golden armor made me think of the golden mask. Yet you are arguing minutia about what the mask is supposed to depict. As far as I’m concerned, these are ancient Egyptian dwarves…

  2. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by Radhruin_EU View Post
    It's dodgy writing either way. The Dwarves were super patriarchal when it came to who was in charge (like how when the Seven Fathers of the Dwarves were made, the women had been literally just an afterthought*) so it'd always be a guy in charge. Makes sense if you consider that kings are meant to be war-leaders whereas as far as lore goes, Dwarf-women never went to war.
    They've stepped as far away as they could from the original notions about Dwarves we find in Tolkien's writings. Sad IMO since their depiction of ME is usually spot on, yet they've decided to cave in to very very modern concepts this time.

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  3. #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by Radhruin_EU View Post
    It's dodgy writing either way. The Dwarves were super patriarchal when it came to who was in charge (like how when the Seven Fathers of the Dwarves were made, the women had been literally just an afterthought*) so it'd always be a guy in charge. Makes sense if you consider that kings are meant to be war-leaders whereas as far as lore goes, Dwarf-women never went to war.

    *Just imagine what Yavanna would have had to say to Aulë about that. As it was she got her own back by making the Ents, so that the Dwarves couldn't just cut down all the trees they wanted.
    Agreed 100%.
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  4. #29
    Given what sources SSG can use they do a pretty good job with names, I always assumed they couldn't use Tolkien's names for the dwarf houses, also During a lotro lore chat once, Dourhands are just bad dwarves and the name Dourhand comes strait from the text unrelated to dwarves but they used it highlighted in white. Dour does also mean unfriendly

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  5. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by BigLotroFan View Post
    You are so quick to contradict you don’t even read what I wrote. The dwarf golden armor made me think of the golden mask. Yet you are arguing minutia about what the mask is supposed to depict. As far as I’m concerned, these are ancient Egyptian dwarves…
    Sounds to me like you've just latched onto something at random because it also happens to be shiny. Like you literally didn't get past "this looks gold and it made me think of this one other thing that's old and gold".

 

 
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