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10 Post author: Alicorn 30 December 2010 02:37PM

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Comment author: Sheaman3773 22 January 2011 12:42:40AM 1 point [-]

Actually, something that I've been wondering about is, could we get a breakdown of the Volturi numbers? The impression that I've been getting of their size seems to vary depending at the time.

I understand if you can't, due to spoilers, but even a general outline would be nice. Are there a dozen of them? Two? If you include the witches Elspeth helped seed?

Comment author: Alicorn 22 January 2011 01:03:59AM *  4 points [-]

Head Honchos & Wives:

Aro and Sulpicia
Caius and Athenodora
Marcus

Original Guard:

Chelsea and Afton
Jane
Alec
Corin
Heidi
Renata
Santiago
Felix
Demetri (deceased); temporarily, Allirea
Saeed (non-canon)
Assorted non-witch, non-canon-specified guard (~5 or so)

Guard Added Via Witch Dungeon & Seeding Efforts:

Abdelmajid
Dwi
Emel
Emere
Li-qing
Pyotr
Pera
Alice and Jasper
Benjamin and Tia
Hao and Kazuo
Vasanti and Mehul
Sukutai and Okey
Taamusi and Valdis

Currently Captive:

David
Edward

Wolves Etc:

See the character list under "Wolves", "Imprints", and "Puppies". All living wolves, imprints, and puppies except for Jacob and Elspeth are currently in Volterra and loyal to the Volturi.

Comment author: Giriath 22 January 2011 09:26:07PM *  3 points [-]

Wow. I really got a better feel of how massive the attack on La Push was when I read the character listings of the wolves, imprints and puppies. I also didn't know or remember that Victor and Maureen's daughter Natalie Hanley died in the NYC capture.

I really like that there are stories like these where the Volturi's actions are actually representative of their character. Meyer set them up as extremely powerful and bent on world domination, but only made them act when it was convenient to her love story. Unfortunately much of the canon-fanfiction follows in this vein. You can't have such a powerful, experienced and greedy entity like the Volturi in a story and not have an all-out war; it's just not consistent with their character.

Comment author: Sheaman3773 22 January 2011 04:35:07AM 1 point [-]

Wow, thanks! I really wasn't expecting anything this detailed so quickly. Thanks again for being so helpful.

PS: You mentioned Santiago & Felix twice.

Comment author: Alicorn 22 January 2011 12:40:09PM 0 points [-]

Fixed the duplicate. (Was pasting from my notes and then editing; must have edited incompletely.)