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Message no. 1
From: "Steven A. Tinner" <bluewizard@*****.COM>
Subject: Fomori (was - Re: FASA Catalog...)
Date: Sat, 28 Dec 1996 01:40:10 -0500
> Isn't that the third time that SR has done that? (by 'that' I mean
> doubling up on names for things.)
> 1 Banshee (HMVV infected Elf) - Bean Shide <sp?> (pronounced 'Ban-shee',
> and technically a more traditional version of the myth)
> 2 Minotaur (the awakened bull) - Minotaur (the troll sub-type)
> 3 Fomori - Fomorian

Yeah, they have.
I always looked at it as minor differences due to cultural "background
As for the critters, remember that most of the names in the Paranimals
books are just "street names" not the actual critters taxonomy (though
that's in there too.

Basically these critters are called what they're called because tha name
happens to fit the myths mankind has created about them.

As for a Fomori, I can't see that anyone would think one anything other
than a rather intelligent troll, while the Fomorian is just a "mutaqua" or
mutated Dzoo-noo-qua.

Steven A. Tinner
Message no. 2
From: Gurth <gurth@******.NL>
Subject: Fomori (was Re: FASA Catalog...)
Date: Sat, 28 Dec 1996 11:54:37 +0100
John E Pederson said on 11:52/27 Dec 96...

> >utter "..vile syllables of the [Wyrm's] Dark Litany.."?
> >
> >~Tim
> >
> Isn't a Fomori a vamped troll? I just got the Sr Companion and the Fomori
> race that's in there seems to be nothing like the Fomori I glimpsed in
> PAoE...

You're talking about three different things here: Fomori as ~Tim refers to
are from White Wolf's Werewolf: The Apocalypse, and are an enemy of the
garou (werewolves). Fomori from PAoE are non-PC critters, trolls with
HMMWV, erm, wait, I mean HMHVV :) to be precise. The last kind of Fomori
are the ones from the SR Companion, and they're a PC race that are just a
variation on trolls.

The same name for different things gets confusing :)

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