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It would seem strange


Aug 7 2013, 6:11pm

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if the Avari arrived in Beleriand in significant numbers. Wasn't the whole point of them that they refused to go to Valinor? It's hard to imagine the Avari wandering that way since it's the direction they refused to go, and it's a great distance that requires some determination to traverse, unless doubt and curiosity made some make the trek. But if they did get there somehow, I would expect them to dislike the overconfident Noldor.

As for those who remained in the east, that's a question I ponder too. It's hard to imagine Elves as savages or cavemen, since they weren't that way when the Valar first met them, but I think they're primitive in various respects, living in little bands instead of kingdoms, having rude dwellings instead of Menegroths, being suspicious of other races and having little to do with them, and being poor in artisanship.

I suppose the Dwarves learned Elvish from Avari, so they had to have dealings of some kind, but even in Beleriand, Dwarf-trade didn't equal friendship. I'd guess the Avari only traded with the Dwarves at need without becoming friends, but who knows, maybe they turned out better than I give them credit for.

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Speculation: What are the Avari like? thatlldo Send a private message to thatlldo Aug 6 2013, 6:01am
    I always thought of them..... Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Aug 6 2013, 1:42pm
    Tribal Elves Fredeghar Wayfarer Send a private message to Fredeghar Wayfarer Aug 6 2013, 5:45pm
        Tatyarin Avari Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Aug 7 2013, 3:56pm
            It would seem strange CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Aug 7 2013, 6:11pm
                trying to locate the Refusers Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Aug 8 2013, 4:54pm
    Did the Avari affect the Chinese civilization? Faenoriel Send a private message to Faenoriel Aug 7 2013, 1:49pm
    avari vs teleri Cirashala Send a private message to Cirashala Aug 9 2013, 10:11pm


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