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All,

Looking for fantasy literature characters to serve as examples for player character classes. Below is my current list:

Author---Series---Character:

Assassin List:

David Gemmel---Drenai Series---Waylander

David Coe---Winds of the Forelands---Cadel

Terry Brooks---Shannara Series---Pe Ell

Barb Hendee---Noble Dead Series---Leesil

RA Salvatore---The Crystal Shard---Artemis Entreri

Bard List:

Robert Jordan---Wheel of Time Series---Thom Merrilin

Mercedes Lackey---A Bards Tale Series---Bard Alaire

Fighter List:

David Gemmel---Drenai Series---Druss the Legend

Margaret Weis---Dragonlance---Caramon Majere

Terry Brooks---Shannara---Garet Jax

David Gemmel---Drenai ---Skillgannon

Robert Jordan---Wheel of Time Series---Al'Lan Mandragoran

Monk List:

David Gemmel---Drenai---The Thirty

RA Salvatore---Transcendence ---Jhesta Tu mystic

Marvel Comics---Master of Kung Fu---Shang Chi

Marvel Comics---Iron Fist---Daniel Rand

RA Salvatore---Demon Wars---Marcalo De'Unnero

Paladin List:

Elizabeth Moon---Deed of Paksearrion---Paksearrion

Robert E. Howard---Solomon Kane Chronicles---Solomon Kane

Terry Brooks---Genesis of Shannara---Logan Tom

Margaret Weis---Dragonlance Chronicles---Sturm Brightblade

Ranger List:

Robert Jordan---Wheel of Time Series---Tam al'Thor

RA Salvatore---DemonWars Series---Elbryan Wyndon

Terry Brooks---Shannara, The First King---Kinson Ravenlock

Raymond Feist---Honoured Enemy---Hartraft's Marauders

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Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:05 am
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Add to the Fighter List;

David Weber---Oath of Swords---Brandark Brandarkson

Add to the Paladin List;

David Weber---Oath of Swords---Bahzell Bloody-Fist
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Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:29 am
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Some other suggestions:

Rogues

Dunsany, Lord - The Book of Wonder - Thangobrind The Jeweler

Dunsany, Lord - The Book of Wonder - Slith, Slippy, & Slorg

Dunsany, Lord - The Book of Wonder - Nuth (the one who would have practiced his art upon the Gnoles)

Vance, Jack - Eyes of the Overworld, Cugel's Sage - Cugel The Clever

Smith, Clark Ashton - "The Tale of Satampra Zeiros" - Satampra Zeiros

Lee, Tanith - "Malice In Saffron" in The Book of the Damned - Jhane

Wizards

Vance, Jack - The Dying Earth - Turjan, + many others. The actual source for "Vancian Magic"!

Illusionists

Lee, Tanith - "The Marble Web" in The Book of the Dead" - The Conjuror
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I'd put early-life Gord in the rogues list (before his life got way too important and stressful), but I'll admit I'm biased.
Should this be in the OD forum?
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Here are a few of my favourites

For the bard list:

Lloyd Alexander - The Prydain Chronicles - Fflewddur Fflam

For the assassin list:

Steven Brust - The Book of Jhereg - Vlad Taltos

Rogue:

Fritz Leiber - Any of his Nehwon books - The Grey Mouser

Robert Asprin (ed.) - Thieve's World - Hanse Shadowspawn

Scott Lynch - The Lies of Locke Lamora - Locke Lamora

Barbarian:

Fritz Leiber - Any Nehwon book - Fafhrd
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Ranger-

Andrzej Sapokowski (Sp?)-The Last Wish/Blood of Elves- Geralt of Rivia

Fighter-

William King-Gotrek & Felix stories- Gotrek

William King-Gotrek & Felix stories- Felix Jager

Rogue-

Robert Earl-Florin & Lorenzo trilogy- Lorenzo

Robert Earl-Florin & Lorenzo trilogy- Florin
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Barbarian:

Robert E. Howard - Conan (et al.) - Conan

Rogue:

Fritz Leiber -Swords Against *- The Gray Mouser

Ranger:

J.R.R. Tolkien -Fellowship of the Ring -Aragorn

Cleric:

Jeff Grubb, Kim Novak -Finder's Bane - Joel

The Lord God (ed. King James et. al.) -The Bible - Moses
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Bump!

Excellent info here!

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Ranger List:

John Flanagan -- Ranger's Apprentice -- Halt

Assassin List:

Oliver Bowden -- Assassin's Creed -- Altaïr ibn-La'Ahad


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Monks

Warren Murphy - the Destroyer - Remo Williams & Master Chuin

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Bard:

Anne McCaffrey - The Masterharper of Pern - Masterharper and
his apprentices

Rogue:

Roger Zelazny - Changeling - Mouseglove

(maybe more to come later...)


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Barbarian List:

Hanna-Barbera -- Thundarr the Barbarian -- Thundarr


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Fighter

Barry Sadler - Casca (series)

factoid - The author was a Green Beret and also had some hit songs in the 1960's - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y5GDvN9_OE

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Author---Series---Character:

Assassin List:

Joseph Delaney---Last Apprentice Series---Grimalkin the Witch Assassin


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Author---Series---Character:

Mage list

Lawrence Watt-Evans, With a single spell, Tobas of Telven

(Yeah I had to do some lite reading to let my mind rest between my classes ...)

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Poul Anderson, 3 hearts and 3 lions - Paladin, Holger Carlsen

Most classes are covered in the old Forgoten Realms books also.

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Jack Chaulker, Lords of the Diamond, Assassin, Mr. Carroll

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David Dalglish, The Paladins. Paladin, Jerico

John Flanagan, Brotherband Chronicles, Figher, Thorn


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Assassin List:

Brent Weeks- Night Angel Trilogy - Kylar Stern
Brent Weeks - Night Angel Trilogy -Durzo Blint

Wizard/Cleric:
Brent Weeks- Night Angel Trilogy - Dorian


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Robin Hobb, Assassin's Apprentice - a great case for non-Evil Assassins
Steven Brust - All Books - Assassins: Vlad Taltos, The Sword & Dagger, heck the whole Guild has great characters especially Kragar (now that man can Hide in Shadows even without shadows)
Barbarian (Viking) - Haakon by Eric Nelson "The Golden Axe"
Fighter (Samurai) - Gonji by TC Rypel "Deathwind of Vendum"
ALL DnD Characters in Joel Rosenburg's "The Guardians of the Flame Series"
Monk - Master Li of Barry Hughart's "Bridge of Birds"
Knight - The Red Knight by Miles Cameron
ALL classes eventually in the Malazan series by Steven Erikson
Vikings (Fighters/Barbarians)- MGM - The History Channel

***Challenge: Name the class(es) for:
P.C. Hodgel's "God Stalk" lead character Jametheal Dream Weaver? I'd guess Thief/Fighter (Monk)
or Patrick Ruthfuss's "Name of the Wind" lead character? Bard/Wizard/Fighter?

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Andrzej Sapkowski - The Witcher - Geralt of Rivia - Ranger (arguably an assassin, but the hunter theme suggests ranger to me).


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