: I agree with this interpretation. Some others don't.
: 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.
i'm not saying that they had representation from every rece, just that it is possible that other races may have joined.
think fo if more like tribes of people, being men of the province, berserks, and fir'bolg. not actually different species. so that would mean that even if the avatara were only men, then the berserks/fir'bolg could be. especially if magic like avatarism is born in you.
also wen caliban was in the forest talking to the king of the fir'bolg, it is safe to say that he may have had a magic user with him who could recognize the talent.
as to warlocks, you're probably right. i do remember now that during the great war, it mentions that they were the organizers of the fallen lords.