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Re: [A&O #2] Hunting Ground Discussion
« Reply #240 on: November 20, 2012, 01:18:41 pm »
That makes sense to me.  I think that Arthur more or less held that position so that the British packs would be united against Chastel.  With him out of the picture, I don't think they would perceive the need for a leader of all the packs.

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Re: [A&O #2] Hunting Ground Discussion
« Reply #241 on: November 20, 2012, 05:50:27 pm »
I thought the whole thing was Arthur's idea, and Chastel just didn't care about Britain.  Arthur wanted power.
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Re: [A&O #2] Hunting Ground Discussion
« Reply #242 on: November 23, 2012, 03:51:18 am »
I didn't take it like that.  I thought that the only reason Chastel hadn't moved yet on Britain was because of Arthur but I could be wrong.

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Re: [A&O #2] Hunting Ground Discussion
« Reply #243 on: November 23, 2012, 08:38:43 am »
Arthur wasn't that strong an Alpha.  I'd be willing to bet money that some of the Alphas Chastel already took out (including the original European 'uber-alpha' were stronger than Arthur.
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Re: [A&O #2] Hunting Ground Discussion
« Reply #244 on: November 24, 2012, 04:03:42 am »
I am just doing a quick skim through Hunting Ground and found some interesting quotes...

Charles says Arthur is "Master of the Isles - the British equivalent of the Marrok."

Arthur Madden, Master of the Isles was the closest equivalent to the Marrok that Chastel had allowed in Europe - mostly because Chastel didn't consider the British Isles to be a threat to him.

Isaac says "Arthur is perceived as Charles's strongest supporter: the only one of us far enough from the Beast to risk displeasing him."

It sort of sounds to me like Arthur was able to unite the packs of Britain and stand against Chastel but primarily because it was Britain is far enough away from Europe that he didn't consider the unified packs to be a threat or a place he wanted to conquer.

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Re: [A&O #2] Hunting Ground Discussion
« Reply #245 on: November 24, 2012, 05:50:19 am »
Perhaps Chastel, being an arrogant french did not want Britain?

I always had the impression from Hunting Ground that Arthur had made himself the top dog in Britain and that there wasn't anybody in that position before he took it.


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Re: [A&O #2] Hunting Ground Discussion
« Reply #246 on: November 24, 2012, 07:29:49 am »
That's what I thought, Varg.  Also, that he couldn't have had it if he hadn't resorted to assassination; he's not that strong an Alpha.
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Re: [A&O #2] Hunting Ground Discussion
« Reply #247 on: November 24, 2012, 07:56:51 am »
Yes, that was what I understood too.


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Re: [A&O #2] Hunting Ground Discussion
« Reply #248 on: December 11, 2012, 07:48:07 pm »
So, has this been discussed elsewhere and I've missed it?  (I don't read forums that regularly).... but no one seems to have speculated about whether Charles is now alpha of the British wolves since Charles killed Arthur (the alpha of all packs in Britain).  Somehow I think this issue will need to be dealt with in future books, particularly since I cant see him wanting that role.

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Going back to this, and the lack of any indication in "Fair Game" that Charles is the Master of the Isles, the "British Marrok"; I'd say that it was not considered a dominance fight, but a different matter altogether.

We haven't seen, but my impression is that the British didn't really feel the need to have an "uber Alpha" or "Marrok", so they may not have bothered to reinstate the position and fill it.

What do you lot think?

That makes sense to me, Patti. It would be an extreme deviation for Patty to have to make Charles the "Marrok" for Great Britain. So there should be some rationale as to why Charles and Anna would not be required to move to the UK.
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Re: [A&O #2] Hunting Ground Discussion
« Reply #249 on: December 12, 2012, 08:08:28 am »
There were also hints that perhaps there were stronger alphas than Arthur in Britain and that Arthur kept his position by way of trickery and cheating.


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Re: [A&O #2] Hunting Ground Discussion
« Reply #250 on: December 12, 2012, 11:00:39 am »
Hints my fat white hinney. LOL
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Re: [A&O #2] Hunting Ground Discussion
« Reply #251 on: December 12, 2012, 11:03:07 am »
Ok, it was pretty much spelled out as fact LOL


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Re: [A&O #2] Hunting Ground Discussion
« Reply #252 on: April 05, 2018, 05:27:02 pm »
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Re: [A&O #2] Hunting Ground Discussion
« Reply #253 on: April 06, 2018, 05:05:52 am »
Cool article!