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Latest comment: 8 October 2023 by Oberiko in topic Inspiration from Byzantine


I'm hoping no one will object to my moving this to "Turgon"? --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 18:45, 13 December 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I won't. -- Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 18:51, 13 December 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Neither will I. --Morgan 19:30, 13 December 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Staff of Doom

Was there any explanation as to the significance to the Staff of Doom? -- Conuiron 23:23, 30 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Inspiration from Byzantine

I've removed the section stating that Turgon was inspired by Byzantine Emperor Constantine as it was unsourced.

The text is below.

There is a clear correlation between Turgon and the Byzantine Emperor Constantine XI, especially in The Book of Lost Tales as summarized above. When he was asked to escape during the Fall of Constantinople, Constantine XI pronounced himself in the same terms as Turgon:

God forbid that I should live as an Emperor without an Empire. As my city falls, I will fall with it. Whosoever wishes to escape, let him save himself if he can, and whoever is ready to face death, let him follow me.[1]

Oberiko (talk) 12:07, 8 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  1. Nicolle, David; Haldon, John; Turnbull, Stephen (Osprey Publishing, 2007). The Fall of Constantinople: The Ottoman Conquest of Byzantium, p. 228