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  • If I'm not mistaken, which I might be, we are missing a Character under Allies: namely Taliesin, Chief Bard. Can you check and confirm for me one way or another? It might be that I'm blind, or that it's simply not registering on the Character page list.

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    • You are correct! Taliesin is not on the Characters page under any heading, so far as I can see. Good call!

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    • Excellent. You get to write another character page!

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    • Ha! That's what you think!

      https://prydain.fandom.com/wiki/Taliesin

      (His name and link are missing from the Characters page... but he already has a page.)

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    • Ah. Copy that. On a similar note, do (or should) the other characters (like Amrys) from The Foundling receive their own pages? Should we add in a section on Doli's page that covers his experiences in "The Stone"? I'm noticing these things as I'm taking stock of characters to add into my screenplay outlining software.

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    • Whatever you think! I try to be as thorough as possible, and as you can see from the Recent Activity page, I've been adding little tweaks and details and new info and links where I've felt it appropriate to do so. You should and do have the same freedom! I would suggest checking the Search field before creating any new pages, but other than that: Have fun with it!

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    • BTW, at your suggestion I added "The Foundling" section to the Doli page. Thank you for pointing that out!

      Also... who is Amrys?

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    • Ah, the Shepherd who haunts King Rhitta!

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    • Also, we ought to add Modrona, Maibon's wife. And Goewin, Llonio's wife. (I think) ... unless they exist and just need to be linked. And possibly Regat, Llyr Half-Speech, Grimgower, Geraint, and Ga....the other one. I'll look into them at some point, unless you beat me to it. :-)

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    • I don't know that Modrona and Amrys warrant their own pages... but by all means, if the spirit of completeness moves you, do so at once!

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    • Ah. So here is where I want to see them all listed. Unless you are intentionally keeping only a select number under the groups here? I was thinking perhaps adding a sub-list of 'Foundling Characters', but you might have a better idea for organizing.

      https://prydain.fandom.com/wiki/List_of_Prydain_Characters

      Update: I've added all of those to that list now. I'll consider if we ought to add in those other names. I'd love to see it be as comprehensive as the characters listed in O'Tunnel's Prydain Companion, even if it takes us to the middle of an entry. But I can make that a project for a future day when I'm not already considering adaptation stuff!

      How is this page organized. Is it alphabetized? Or should it be? If so, I can do that.

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    • I think a separate category for "Ancient or Legendary Characters" should be added to include people like Llyr and Menwy the Bard, since they can hardly be called "Allies" in the strict sense of the word. There is also the existing category of "Mentioned or Minor Characters" that same might fall under.

      I'll tool around with it for a bit and see what solutions I can offer!

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    • Okay, I've changed the groupings somewhat. Check it out and see what you think. I've listed them in the order of importance in their given category, mainly. If you want to change to alphabetical, I won't object.

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    • Okay, checking now

      Update: this looks great! I wish there were more neutral characters, but that's LA's to-do. I will sit with order of importance and see if I'd prefer alphabetical. Wish there was a drop-down for the user to change sorting order. Nice work adding more characters to heroes. I agree.

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    • Originally we had Grimgower and other Foundling characters under Neutrals, but these are properly Legendary or Ancestrals.

      Maybe Morgant and Pryderi would be better there under Neutral/Mixed than under Villains!

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    • Yes, I moved Morgant and Pryderi to Mixed/Neutral. Morgant received a hero's funeral at Gwydion's behest, and Pryderi saved Gwydion's life in battle, amongst other achievements.

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    • Good work. I think Maibon ought to go there. He's not actually legendary as he is a contemporary of Coll and Dallben, and he's no hero or ally.

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    • Is he a contemporary of Coll? I admit it's been a while since I read the whole tale verbatim.

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    • He very well could be, and certainly of Doli, not sure how long FF live. The beginning of The Stone hints that Maibon is the guy who speaks to Dallben on the road at the end of The Foundling. It's also possible he's much, much older by the time he meets Coll, but he aged very quickly in The Foundling (or had an unnaturally long life). But either way, he's not legendary like Rhitta, or Menwy, or an ancestor like Kadwyr, or Angharad.

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    • Right, I remember that now! But keep in mind that Dallben is 379 years old at the outset of BoT. He does age quickly but the text is ambiguous on what this means, exactly. Did he look like an old man for 350 years? It's kind of hard to say. Anyway, wherever you think Maibon belongs, we'll leave him there.

      Incidentally, I added the "Ancestral" bit to that category to include characters' immediate forebears, such as Godo, Collfrewr and Angharad.

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