: Avatara- The nine powerful sorcerers who lead the legion
: against Balor and the fallen lords.
: Notice anything?
: it says THE nine powerful sorcerers. not, nine powerful
: sorcerers or just powerful sorcerors. this would make
: it seem that there are only nine of them and that
: avatara doesn't refer to sorcerers, but to that group
: that lead the people agains balor.
I agree with this interpretation. Some others don't.
: this would mean that anybody could use magic, not just a
: certain race of people. so rabican, could be of
: berserk birth, cu'roi could be fir'Bolg( the name
: sounds right) so the other members of the nine could
: very well be men, dwarves, skrael, or warlocks.
: especially warlocks, because they are already known as
: users of magic.
I'm not sure how that follows, but in any case: While it would be fair to say that the Avatara and The Nine are one and the same, I don't that necessarily means that The Nine has full representation from all the races which they led. It was only during the Great War that the Nine took command of all the various allied armies. At other times, they were probably simply the highest rank of generals of the Province and Muirthemne, and powerful mages of other races would probably have sought positions within the hierarchies of their own societies. However, I think it's probable that, at the time, the Nine were probably the most powerful mages other than the Fallen Lords. Berserkers and Fir'bolg, while they probably have their own runepriests and druids (or equivalent), have a much more rugged lifestyle than the citizens of Muirthemne and the Province, and probably few if any libraries, which would seriously hinder magical learning (oh, and bu the way, it's Cu Roi, not Cu'roi). Dwarves seem to be not greatly interested in magic, putting their faith rather in stone, steel and 'splosives, and what "magi" they do have seem to be more forgers of artifacts rather than kabloom-you're-dead battle magi. As for the Warlocks, they are simply a different order of wizards, and while the masters of the warlocks might have magic to rival that of the Nine, to go by the Myth3 flavour text, the Avatars seem to frown heavily on the practices of the warlocks, and, in the unlikely event that one were to try to join the order, he would probably be refused.