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Dr Will Hatch
06-05-2014, 05:12 PM
Elric from the Michael Moorcock novels is transported to Winterfell during the beginning of Book 1 of ASOIAF(Or alternatively, episode one of Game Of Thrones). He has Stormbringer with him.

What happens and how does the plot of ASOIAF/GoT change?

Primetime Harder
06-05-2014, 05:23 PM
Elric unwittingly unmakes the universe, just by showing up.

The stomach-turning flowery Moorcock prose which inevitably accompanies him, on top of Martin's already meandering, just-this-side-of-Robert-Jordan page counts, causes the book's sales to nosedive.

Ptrvc
06-05-2014, 09:16 PM
I don't know who this Elric of Melnibone is.

But if he's any kind of superhuman/magician/etc. he pretty much does whatever he wants in Westeros which is very low, gritty fantasy, with pretty much no superhumans aside from Sir Gregor.

Endless_Legend
06-05-2014, 09:28 PM
Well, the guy can summon Demon Princes. (the "Chaos" stuff in Warhammer was ripped, almost without any editing or changes, directly from the Elric novels. )

Yeah, basically he does whatever he wants. Since it's Elric... probably alot of brooding, wrist-to-forehead angst about how he killed his father and slaughtered in his own entire civilization (in Elric's defense, they had it coming since they were all evil, genocidal, tyrannical bastards, but still, angst) followed by brooding alone in some tower.

Although this is Elric, and it's Westeros, so he'll probably also accidentally piss someone off, then get pissed off that they're pissed off at him, and then end up killing them and plunging the entire realms into Chaos somehow.

It's Elric. The man is a walking disaster zone. I pity every dimension that he randomly wanders into during the course of his adventures.

Captain Smith
06-06-2014, 01:27 PM
From what I've seen, Elric can kill everybody without breaking a sweat. He might taking a liking to the dragons if he needs a lift. They were his race's preferred ride.

Stormbringer would make Gregor look like hash and scrambled eggs.

The Drunkard Kid
06-06-2014, 03:40 PM
From what I've seen, Elric can kill everybody without breaking a sweat.

...Assuming that he can get to any specific target before they get killed off by plot. Which is a pretty big assumption, really.

StuffKnower
06-10-2014, 02:58 PM
...Assuming that he can get to any specific target before they get killed off by plot. Which is a pretty big assumption, really.

Also assuming he arrives with either the drugs he needs to give him strength, or someone happens to be close enough for him to kill with Stormbringer and take their soul. There were many times in his novels where he was nearly too weak to stand.

Pendaran
06-10-2014, 03:55 PM
Also assuming he arrives with either the drugs he needs to give him strength, or someone happens to be close enough for him to kill with Stormbringer and take their soul. There were many times in his novels where he was nearly too weak to stand.

It really depends. He's been able to rig up drug approximates and all, and in general he has a baseline of being mobile.

Zagreus
06-10-2014, 07:30 PM
Elric would probably not cause trouble in Winterfell. He can go for long seasons being peaceable. He would think the Starks are goodly folk. He would get bored there and wonder off to find a place more to his liking. Though if someone pestered him, told him what to do, harassed him, etc, he would bring down swift vengeance right quick.

I also don't see him having a problem staying mobile. He would either a) kill someone with Stormbringer or b) figure out the herb lore of Westeros and get himself fixed up right quick. So he won't have much of a problem. If he hears of Daenyeras, her features (reminescent of a Melnibonean) and her plight (the dragons/dragon eggs will definitely convince them they are distant kin) he will travel to her and Westeros will get conquered a hell of a lot faster. Elric and Dany on the Iron Throne anyone? Elric will get bored of it soon and leave her on it though, and look for a way out of this dull dimension, but hey, there will less books and the story will be done!

Pendaran
06-10-2014, 07:38 PM
Elric would probably not cause trouble in Winterfell. He can go for long seasons being peaceable. He would think the Starks are goodly folk. He would get bored there and wonder off to find a place more to his liking. Though if someone pestered him, told him what to do, harassed him, etc, he would bring down swift vengeance right quick.

I also don't see him having a problem staying mobile. He would either a) kill someone with Stormbringer or b) figure out the herb lore of Westeros and get himself fixed up right quick. So he won't have much of a problem. If he hears of Daenyeras, her features (reminescent of a Melnibonean) and her plight (the dragons/dragon eggs will definitely convince them they are distant kin) he will travel to her and Westeros will get conquered a hell of a lot faster. Elric and Dany on the Iron Throne anyone? Elric will get bored of it soon and leave her on it though, and look for a way out of this dull dimension, but hey, there will less books and the story will be done!

That's really more an avenue for everything to end in blood and misery, considering how almost everything Elric meddles in ends. Worse comes to worse, Stormbringer would find an opportunity to kill her.

Endless_Legend
06-10-2014, 08:06 PM
That's really more an avenue for everything to end in blood and misery, considering how almost everything Elric meddles in ends. Worse comes to worse, Stormbringer would find an opportunity to kill her.

Absolutely. Elric is like the poster boy for making hasty, poor life choices. Things will turn out badly because they just always do for him.

Pendaran
06-10-2014, 08:12 PM
Absolutely. Elric is like the poster boy for making hasty, poor life choices. Things will turn out badly because they just always do for him.

Being fair, Elric has made various solid life choices at times. Annnd then Stormbringer itself will be all "nuts to that crap, no happiness for Elric!"

Zagreus
06-10-2014, 09:39 PM
That's really more an avenue for everything to end in blood and misery, considering how almost everything Elric meddles in ends. Worse comes to worse, Stormbringer would find an opportunity to kill her.

Yeah, I could see that happening too... Anyway, it's a fast ending :)

Radical
06-11-2014, 06:50 AM
Why do I see Stormbringer chopping Joffrey and/or Tyrion into filet mignon? :D

Shellhead
06-11-2014, 07:55 AM
Elric traveled to other dimensions on a semi-regular basis. His magical abilities and even the power level of Stormbringer varied, depending on how powerful the forces of Law, Chaos, and Balance were in a given world. The fact that neither technology nor magic are currently a powerful force in Westeros suggests a world where Law and Chaos are relatively weak and Balance is more powerful. So Stormbringer might not be powerful enough for Elric to carve up armies on his own. Likewise, his ability to summon and bargain with demons, elementals and similar entities might be limited or even none existent in Westeros. His alchemical knowledge might also be overly dependent on substances native to the world of the Young Kingdoms.