Questions tagged [elric-saga]

For question about Michael Moorcock's works featuring the anti-hero Elric of Melniboné and his sword/familiar Stormbringer. The Elric Saga comprises 7 novels and numerous short stories, beginning with the eponymous novel.

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How can Elric be reborn if Stormbringer trapped his soul?

Michael Moorcock's Elric is supposed to be one of many incarnations of an "Eternal Champion", yet the Elric book Stormbringer ends with the titular sword killing him and absorbing his soul- ...
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Is there any significance to the rhyme "Ten lay sleeping in the West"?

In the last pages of Dragon Lords of Melnibone, a 3rd edition D&D supplement based on Michael Moorcock's Elric Saga, there is a section titled Rumors, which describes much of the magic of the ...
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What is known about Ashaneloon?

What do we know about Ashaneloon, from Moorcock Canon? In The Vanishing Tower we learn that it is a palace (with towers, so castle like?) on an island in the middle of the Boiling Sea. Not much. Is ...
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Are the Young Kingdoms of Elric set on a disk world?

The Geography of the Young Kingdoms described by Moorcock is somewhat vague, reading the works of Elric. Chaosium inc. published a map (here a courtesy link for reference) which they admit is a ...
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How is the Corum universe related to the Elric universe?

I am going deeper in Moorcock's mythology and I have developed a keen interest in the characters of both Elric of Melniboné and Corum, both Ethernal Champions. They both seems to appear in the same ...
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How can Rackhir and Elric exist in the same universe?

According to Multiverse.org, both Rackhir and Elric are incarnations of the Eternal Champion. They both clearly exist in Elric's universe, as Rackhir appears several times without any cosmic ...
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Inconsistency involving Melnibonean dragons

Various sources (including the Stormbringer wiki) say that the dragons on Melnibone must sleep a hundred years for every day they are awake. However, in the book Elric of Melniboné someone points out ...
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Elric: the movie

About a decade ago a discussion emerged at Michael Moorcock's Miscellany forum regarding a series of pictures based on the Elric Saga (aka Chronicles of the Black Sword). If I recall correctly, this ...
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Does Michael Moorcock's Elric pass Bechdel test?

Michael Moorcock positions himself as a strong pro-feminist. As such, one would expect all his works to pass Bechdel test with flying colors. Does "Elric of Melniboné" (which Wikipedia calls his ...
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