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Old 01-12-2013, 11:32 AM   #43
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Default Re: Fourth Age of Middle Earth gaming

Originally Posted by Asta Kask View Post
Or you can be the people of the East, fighting colonial aggression from the heirs of Elessar.
That would rule.

It might just be the similiarity of the names Variag and Varyag, but I like to imagine the Variags of Khand as a little bit like the Norse/Rus of Kiev.

Yes, I'm well aware that LotR is not a historical allegory. Tolkien might have had a certain vague similiarity in mind-- or maybe he just liked the sound of the word.
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