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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 08 Jul 2008 :  15:42:49  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Oh, and thanks, Sage.
My gratitude is warm, genuine, and . . . generous.
If you want me, I'm one navel-sipping couch over from the Lady K. Where she and I can easily reach each other, of course.
love,
THO
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Wooly Rupert
Master of Mischief
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Posted - 08 Jul 2008 :  16:28:11  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message
Oh my. Can I add my fiance to that little party?

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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

Oh, and thanks, Sage.
My gratitude is warm, genuine, and . . . generous.
If you want me, I'm one navel-sipping couch over from the Lady K. Where she and I can easily reach each other, of course.
love,
THO

And then afterward... perhaps both you and the Lady K could enjoy a little zzar wrestling at the Roaring Dragon House, eh?

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Edited by - The Sage on 08 Jul 2008 17:12:55
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Jamallo Kreen
Master of Realmslore

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Posted - 08 Jul 2008 :  18:19:30  Show Profile  Visit Jamallo Kreen's Homepage Send Jamallo Kreen a Private Message
Steady! Steady!

Well met, good Lady. I still have long-standing questionsabout:

the obsessions of arch-liches (how do they acquire them; is that acquisition an inescapable part of the ritual, imposed by whoknowswhat; is it an arcane spell focus; etc.);

the backstory of the sword in the proverbial middle of nowhere, down in Amn or Tethyr or some such place, which Ed wrote of in Dragon Magazine;

the history of the Spellweaver Empire on Faerun.



I eagerly await further information on these matters in addition to the others which I mentioned yesterday.






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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 08 Jul 2008 :  18:35:52  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Jamallo Kreen


the backstory of the sword in the proverbial middle of nowhere, down in Amn or Tethyr or some such place, which Ed wrote of in Dragon Magazine;



"Mystery of the Plains" in Dragon 202? Good call.

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althen artren
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Posted - 08 Jul 2008 :  19:09:07  Show Profile Send althen artren a Private Message
Spells stilled, everyone:

Has Ed ever done anything with the Queen of Air and Darkness, or write up
the Black Diamond, or create a comprehensive list of the gods of
humanoid creatures, or did he use the Monster Mythology (one of my favorites).
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Na-Gang
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Posted - 08 Jul 2008 :  19:31:31  Show Profile  Visit Na-Gang's Homepage Send Na-Gang a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by althen artren

Spells stilled, everyone:

Has Ed ever done anything with the Queen of Air and Darkness, or write up
the Black Diamond, or create a comprehensive list of the gods of
humanoid creatures, or did he use the Monster Mythology (one of my favorites).



Oh my! I love the Queen of Air and Darkness. I too would be interested to hear of any significant dealings that she has had in Faerun.
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Malcolm
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Posted - 08 Jul 2008 :  20:22:28  Show Profile  Visit Malcolm's Homepage Send Malcolm a Private Message
Uhhh, I'm drawing a blank. Where in D&D rulebooks is thr Queen of Air and Darkness written up, please? Someone?
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althen artren
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Posted - 08 Jul 2008 :  21:43:17  Show Profile Send althen artren a Private Message
Spells stilled, Malcolm.

Dragon 359 and Monster Mythology, 2nd edition. Possibly a refence in one of the
old Monster Compendium, I know not, for I sold mine own years
ago on Ebay.

Edited by - althen artren on 08 Jul 2008 23:49:17
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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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Posted - 08 Jul 2008 :  23:47:44  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message
I just want to point out that I know of one outstanding question I asked a long while ago (about Harrowsmouth, I believe)--it's not crucial to answer it now.

"Instead of asking why we sleep, it might make sense to ask why we wake. Perchance we live to dream. From that perspective, the sea of troubles we navigate in the workaday world might be the price we pay for admission to another night in the world of dreams."
--Richard Greene (letter to Time)
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The Sage
Procrastinator Most High
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Posted - 09 Jul 2008 :  01:20:07  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Malcolm

Uhhh, I'm drawing a blank. Where in D&D rulebooks is thr Queen of Air and Darkness written up, please? Someone?

In addition to the sources mentioned by Althen, see On Hallowed Ground also.

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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 09 Jul 2008 :  03:29:02  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
A little zzar wrestling at the Roaring Dragon House, eh?
I'll be there. And I'll confine myself to wearing some boots, a cloak, and a smile . . . being as the first two will soon have to come off.
love,
THO
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Brother Accam
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Posted - 09 Jul 2008 :  06:44:33  Show Profile  Visit Brother Accam's Homepage Send Brother Accam a Private Message
While that does sound tempting, I think I'd just want to participate in a friendly game of 'throwknife' instead. It's safer.

'Too much time spent in stuffy rooms reading old books written by dead men.'
-- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery
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Purple Dragon Knight
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Posted - 09 Jul 2008 :  08:59:29  Show Profile  Click to see Purple Dragon Knight's MSN Messenger address Send Purple Dragon Knight a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

A little zzar wrestling at the Roaring Dragon House, eh?
I'll be there. And I'll confine myself to wearing some boots, a cloak, and a smile . . . being as the first two will soon have to come off.
love,
THO

Jesus!
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Zanan
Senior Scribe

Germany
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Posted - 09 Jul 2008 :  10:39:23  Show Profile  Visit Zanan's Homepage Send Zanan a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Purple Dragon Knight

quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

A little zzar wrestling at the Roaring Dragon House, eh?
I'll be there. And I'll confine myself to wearing some boots, a cloak, and a smile . . . being as the first two will soon have to come off.
love,
THO

Jesus!




Please adress a more appropriate divine entity when voicing your concern hereabouts!

Cave quid dicis, quando et cui!

G a wyrd swa hio scel!

In memory of Alura Durshavin.

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Jamallo Kreen
Master of Realmslore

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Posted - 09 Jul 2008 :  11:09:20  Show Profile  Visit Jamallo Kreen's Homepage Send Jamallo Kreen a Private Message
Well met, all!

I've recalled two more queries which I asked Ed, and whose answer I would appreciate soon.

The first was whether or not there was anything on Toril comparable to the Sorceous Network spell of the Conan RPG, which tries to emulate the passage in Hour of the Dragon in which the Stygian priest relates how he learned that the Heart of Ahriman was again in the world. Basically, it's a semi-sentient information network which knowledgeable magicians may tap into to learn of the major events in the world, especially arcane matters; birds, bats, and various "monsters" would provide omens with their screeches and howls, trees by the rustling of their leaves, the wind by its temperature and its direction, mountains by groaning -- you get the idea, a veritable primeval internet....

The second was whether or not there was a Realms counterpart to Wicca, in which the participants worship one male and one female deity, and if so, who would they be on Toril, or might they finally be the abstract concepts which can fuel spells, as on Oerth/the-rest-of-D&D, in which priests and druids can obtain spells from something other than a powerful outsider? (I know that's blasphemous, but given what is about to happen, it's a rather tame suggestion, I think. IMO.)






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Edited by - Jamallo Kreen on 09 Jul 2008 11:17:52
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The Red Walker
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Posted - 09 Jul 2008 :  14:43:47  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Zanan

quote:
Originally posted by Purple Dragon Knight

quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

A little zzar wrestling at the Roaring Dragon House, eh?
I'll be there. And I'll confine myself to wearing some boots, a cloak, and a smile . . . being as the first two will soon have to come off.
love,
THO

Jesus!




Please adress a more appropriate divine entity when voicing your concern hereabouts!

Since El, Khelben and others have visited earth....he would be appropos

A little nonsense now and then, relished by the wisest men - Willy Wonka

"We need men who can dream of things that never were." -

John F. Kennedy, speech in Dublin, Ireland, June 28, 1963
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dfemling
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Posted - 09 Jul 2008 :  19:28:07  Show Profile  Visit dfemling's Homepage Send dfemling a Private Message
Good day Sir Ed and The Lady of the Hood, I have another quick one regarding the Clone of Manshoon found with Halaster. Does he have any "pets" like the original Manshoon had his lizard...um dragon? Thank you for your time and take care!
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createvmind
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Posted - 09 Jul 2008 :  22:14:25  Show Profile  Visit createvmind's Homepage Send createvmind a Private Message
If I had to go with one questioned answered it would be in Ed's mind the reason the trolls still live within the trollbark Forest and mountains, why haven't druidic orders, adventurers cleansed these regions of the Everlasting? Just how formidable are these trolls and how organized?

Time period I'm seeking is late 1372 early 1373.

Ed you could answer in one of those "it could be due to or could be because this factor or that factor" and I'll do my best to fill in the rest if NDA possible problem.
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Kuje
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Posted - 09 Jul 2008 :  22:53:25  Show Profile  Send Kuje an AOL message  Click to see Kuje's MSN Messenger address  Send Kuje a Yahoo! Message Send Kuje a Private Message
Heya Ed,

I was wondering, if possible, if you could supply some details, besides the few minor details I've found in Volo's Guide, the box sets, the FRCS, etc, about the Reaching Forest. This one, if possible, could be a asap post. :)

Not sure what I'm after exactly though because the details are slim about this forest. So, anything would be better then the few pieces of info I've managed to find.

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Broken Helm
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Posted - 10 Jul 2008 :  02:20:10  Show Profile  Visit Broken Helm's Homepage Send Broken Helm a Private Message
Okay, I'll bite: where is the Reaching Forest?
I know where the River Reaching is, but . . . ?
Kuje?
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createvmind
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Posted - 10 Jul 2008 :  02:25:32  Show Profile  Visit createvmind's Homepage Send createvmind a Private Message
Yeah I'm recalling Reaching Woods for some reason., Is it one near Scornubel?
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Kuje
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Posted - 10 Jul 2008 :  04:29:43  Show Profile  Send Kuje an AOL message  Click to see Kuje's MSN Messenger address  Send Kuje a Yahoo! Message Send Kuje a Private Message
Aye, I meant the Reaching Woods and I wrote forest instead. :) Sorry. The one near Berdusk.

For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet and excite you... Books are full of the things that you don't get in real life - wonderful, lyrical language, for instance, right off the bat. - Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

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Markustay
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USA
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Posted - 10 Jul 2008 :  20:06:45  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message
I have a question concerning Anchorome - I understand what Ed's original was like (just a series of Island/dungeons), but I was wondering if he could provide me with ANYTHING about the place now that it is a continent (if it still is a continent - a question I'm sure he can't answer, so I'm keeping this pre-4e).

I was planning on using the topography from This Guy's Page (it's the last one listed), and was wondering if that suits Ed's ideas for the place, or does he have something entirely different in mind?

There was some speculation early-on that Ed was going to be covering Anchorome in some depth in the 4e FRCG, but now it appears he did "Maztica Replacement" instead. Did he ever write anything concerning what was there, that wasn't used? Weather he did or didn't, could he possibly tell us what kind of things we are likely to find there, or at least a little something about the geography?

quote:
Originally posted by Na-Gang

Oh my! I love the Queen of Air and Darkness. I too would be interested to hear of any significant dealings that she has had in Faerun.
Gray and I discussed the possibilities (quite awhile ago) that the incident of the Black Diamond actually TOOK PLACE ON TORIL, considering the Fey were native to Toril first, before they obviously spread to the Feywild and the rest of the universe. In fact, we hypothesized that it was that very incident that drove them to abandon Toril FOR the Feywild (Faerie).

I had picked-out the Hanya-Maut Plateau (in SE Kara-Tur) as a good place for Ladinion, because it is extremely close to the place Dwarves originated from in the Realms (the Yehimals), and it is a blasted wasteland since as far back as anyone remembers (it was NOT caused by the explosion that destroyed Tempat-Larang).

I believe Gray Richardson preferred a more northerly location (still in kara-Tur), but I don't remember exactly where he had in mind (the Quoya was once fertile, ergo it could not have been the place that was left barren by the Black Diamond). Perhaps the Ama Basin, linking the Fey to the mysterious Maraloi?

Either way, we both agreed that the original 'spirits, or 'kami', of K-T were in fact the same as the Fey Creator Race - there's quite a bit of evidence to support that part of the continent as the Fey's area of origin.

Note: Spirit-Folk are NOT Kami/Fey, because they are the human crossbreed decendents of that race, and therefore FAR less powerful.


"I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me" --- Dudley Field Malone


Edited by - Markustay on 15 Jul 2008 02:11:28
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BlackMoria
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Canada
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Posted - 10 Jul 2008 :  20:49:23  Show Profile  Visit BlackMoria's Homepage Send BlackMoria a Private Message
The "Whispering Crown" (from Best of the Realms Vol 2) was buried by the power of Mystra beneath tons of rocks. Has the 'Crown' resurfaced in any fashion since the events of that story, as in, used by Mystra to aid another mage or being found (after much excavation, intentional or otherwise?

If so, what details can be provided of the circumstances of the re-emergence of the Whispering Crown?
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