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createvmind
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Posted - 31 Oct 2008 :  23:40:44  Show Profile  Visit createvmind's Homepage Send createvmind a Private Message
Hello All,

Ed do you see Sayra Dlargareth being elevated as a major demon now that she is dead, I assume her soul went to the Abyss, possibly in possesion of demon parent. Also I assume she has a true name, does this true name change once she dies and is reborn as something else altogether, as in the example above?

I would think that whatever demonic powers she served would see the advantage in promoting her as a demon and allowing her to continue her crusade under a new guise and with legions at her disposal, well at least in my campaign thats the direction I'm going in.

Thanks
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Blueblade
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Posted - 01 Nov 2008 :  15:29:24  Show Profile  Visit Blueblade's Homepage Send Blueblade a Private Message
Dear Ed and THO,
I was talking on the phone yesterday to a friend of mine who works in publishing, and he said he'd seen copies of Ed's third Knights book, THE SWORD NEVER SLEEPS, in a warehouse he'd visited that morning.
So . . . have you seen it yet? Has Ed seen it yet?
Dare we hope for a review from you, or any "insider" anecdotes?
Thanks!
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althen artren
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Posted - 01 Nov 2008 :  20:38:50  Show Profile Send althen artren a Private Message
Spells stilled, Scribes:


Ed, I have written up what I think is a logical 3.x feat for the creation of belluths.
But I cannot get my head around their appearence. My first thought was two rings set above and below the middle knuckle connected by a chain, then a one piece finger covering with a
hinge over the middle knuckle. Can you give us a physical description of what a typical market
belluth would look like?

I have come up with a history for the Nomad of Scars that was included that I like a lot, but can you talk about this character (only mentioned once in Forgotten Realms Lore)?

The Srinshee in Tears So White talked about the arrogance or pride of the elves in their magic being one of the reasons she and others (high magic practictioners I assume) left Myth Drannor. My questions is: You have talked about in the past forums that there are still several High Magic practicioners on the mainland, but were prevented from giving numbers (number=x) or locations. Could you give a rough percentage of that variable (X) that might be survivors from Myth Drannor. I want to construct the government of Myth Drannor as of 1378 DR, and I would like to give myself an idea a logical number of High Mages that would return to Myth Drannor.

Besides here at the Keep, are there any other websites or archives that you have done question and answer sessions or given otherwise unpublished information that I could investigate? I am starting to run out of places to look for info at.

Madam Hooded, are there any stories about Myth Drannor other that the assult on the Warrior's Gate that you may share with us? (I would even be willing to beg on my knees if necessary.)

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The Hooded One
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Posted - 01 Nov 2008 :  23:23:30  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hello again, all. Just some quick replies this time; Ed is very busy today with some Realms writing I'm not allowed to say anything about, and will be very busy tomorrow with a family reunion and a memorial concert for his Dad (that Ed's mother and one of his sisters will be singing in). He promises a return to the Keep right after that.
I can confirm that Ed received his author's copies of THE SWORD NEVER SLEEPS yesterday, but he has told me nothing more than "it looks good." I'll find a way to get a look at a copy, never fear . . .
arry, Ed is currently negotiating with some WotC staff re. what he'll be writing about the new continent for the website (DRAGON, I'm thinking), and what will appear here, so for now, he can't give you any definite answer.
Ashe, still no announcement. I suspect some legal hitch or other has popped up to delay things (whatever those "things" are).
Oh, and a tidbit of Realmslore from my notes (from Ed, of course) for you all. The impolite Realms term for breaking wind is the f-word all English speakers are familiar with, and the polite TERM for breaking wind is . . . "breaking wind." However, the polite Realms WORD for such an, er, bodily event is "shudderlar."
As in: "Quite a shudderlar" or "I do believe the lady shudderlarred."
Ahem.
That's all for now, folks!
love to all,
THO
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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

Oh, and a tidbit of Realmslore from my notes (from Ed, of course) for you all. The impolite Realms term for breaking wind is the f-word all English speakers are familiar with, and the polite TERM for breaking wind is . . . "breaking wind." However, the polite Realms WORD for such an, er, bodily event is "shudderlar."
As in: "Quite a shudderlar" or "I do believe the lady shudderlarred."
Ahem.
That's all for now, folks!
love to all,
THO
Interesting.

My Lady, was there any particular reason why Ed didn't use "shudderlar" for the two existing "breaking wind" references that have popped up in previous Ed-crafted Realmslore -- such as pg. 21 in FR13 Anauroch, and Ed's "Daily Dwarf Common" article for the Realmslore series at WotC? Was it a "Ethics Code" concern, or something else entirely? Maybe the Realms term simply wasn't appropriate for the content of the book/article?

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The Hooded One
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Posted - 02 Nov 2008 :  03:17:14  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Presumably Ethics Code concerns on the part of the editors, Sage, because Ed put the references in . . . and someone took them out.
Both of the sources you cite were instances where Ed never saw galleys/Van Dykes/bluelines/mockups/ARCs between his raw turnover and the published end result. Quite often he sees what editors have done when you do: when the published works are released. It's a good way to keep him from "correcting" the corrections.
Thankfully, this is NOT the habitual way it's done with Realms fiction.
love,
THO
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Blueblade
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Posted - 02 Nov 2008 :  15:07:12  Show Profile  Visit Blueblade's Homepage Send Blueblade a Private Message
Dear Ed and THO,
Another of my endless Realms questions: dead pets. Buried? Burned to bones on a small pyre? Left out in the wilds to be fed on by scavengers? Tossed into water?
Or all of the above - - or none of the above?
I'm assuming here that the pet is loved, not detested.
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Malcolm
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Posted - 02 Nov 2008 :  15:11:25  Show Profile  Visit Malcolm's Homepage Send Malcolm a Private Message
Ed and Lady THO,
Listening to speculative punditry about a certain real-world election (about which I'll say no more, I promise), I am struck by how much stock pundits put in how much of a state's or city's population came from "somewhere else."
My question is this: in the Realms, what percentage of the permanent, year-round population of Suzail came from somewhere else in Cormyr? What percentage came from outside Cormyr?
Likewise for Selgaunt? Westgate? Hillsfar?
Thanks in advance. I realize I'm asking for a lot. Oh, time period: just before the blue fire first comes.
Thank you again.
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Baleful Avatar
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Posted - 02 Nov 2008 :  15:16:24  Show Profile  Visit Baleful Avatar's Homepage Send Baleful Avatar a Private Message
Hmm, that question evokes a thought in my mind: in Cormyr, courtiers (from War Wizards to scribes for local lords) and power elites such as wealthy merchants and nobles have some influence on Crown decisions and policies by the information they pass on to the rulers, and presumably by expressing their wants to the Obarskyrs.
My question is: are there any situations in Cormyrean politics where citizens who aren't royalty get a vote? That the rulers respect/are bound by the results of?
Thanks!
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Sage of Stars
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Posted - 02 Nov 2008 :  15:20:47  Show Profile  Visit Sage of Stars's Homepage Send Sage of Stars a Private Message
Lady THO and Ed,
My latest question is this: does the Realms have anything like "resorts"? By which I mean: expensive destinations where one can stay, and enjoy entertainments, that are open to anyone who pays sufficiently, NOT just to nobility or members of a particular society, business firm, or faith.
If so, where are these resorts, what are their attractions, and what surveillance (and by whom) will adventurers be under, if they go to stay at a resort?
Thanks!
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Jamallo Kreen
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Posted - 03 Nov 2008 :  07:48:06  Show Profile  Visit Jamallo Kreen's Homepage Send Jamallo Kreen a Private Message
Well met!

I hope this will be an easy question for Ed to answer (if no one else knows): is the pyramid on Sorcerer's Island in the Moonsea a ziggurat or a pentahedron?





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Blueblade
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Posted - 03 Nov 2008 :  18:23:12  Show Profile  Visit Blueblade's Homepage Send Blueblade a Private Message
Ed, could you please give us more details of "good" meals (impress a business partner meals, impress a social superior, not snacks or simple "stave off the pangs" fare or big sit-down feasts, either) in the Realms. I don't need detailed recipes (though I'd LOVE them, if you in some moment of weakness included them), but just what dishes are served, how, in what order, and with what drinkables. Enough info that a character knowing it can tell, without being told, when a meal is over. For instance: dessert at end, or desserts between main courses, as in medieval banquets. That sort of thing.
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Markustay
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Posted - 03 Nov 2008 :  18:51:37  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message
I know this thread isn't really for commentary, so let me start-off with a question (that has probably already been answered at some point in the past by Ed) - Traveling Shows?

I was thinking in terms of a troupe of performers, sort of like a Broadway-production company that goes on the road and performs its 'great play' for audiences around Faerūn, but also anything about other entertainments that could be lumped into this heading, like Circuses, traveling Bestiary's, and even carnivals (are there 'rides' in the Realms?) Also, how about smaller groups, like charlatans who trick people with fake magic and potions, or gypsy-like musical performers?

quote:
Originally posted by Blueblade

I'm assuming here that the pet is loved, not detested.

Okay... that just made me LOL.

Why would anyone HAVE a pet they HATE?

quote:
Originally posted by Jamallo Kreen

I hope this will be an easy question for Ed to answer (if no one else knows): is the pyramid on Sorcerer's Island in the Moonsea a ziggurat or a pentahedron?
Are those pesky Imaskari leaving their Stargates around again?

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Edited by - Markustay on 04 Nov 2008 04:21:57
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Blueblade
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Posted - 03 Nov 2008 :  19:06:55  Show Profile  Visit Blueblade's Homepage Send Blueblade a Private Message
Heh, yeah, I could have worded that better.
What I meant was: pet dies in the keeping of a person(s) who love it, as opposed to someone who inherited a family pet whom they regard as a burden (they can't bring themselves to abandon it or harm it, but they don't LOVE it).
I was driving at: how is a dead pet disposed of by someone who is very fond of it?
Thanks.
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AlorinDawn
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Posted - 03 Nov 2008 :  20:01:09  Show Profile  Visit AlorinDawn's Homepage  Click to see AlorinDawn's MSN Messenger address Send AlorinDawn a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Blueblade

Heh, yeah, I could have worded that better.
What I meant was: pet dies in the keeping of a person(s) who love it, as opposed to someone who inherited a family pet whom they regard as a burden (they can't bring themselves to abandon it or harm it, but they don't LOVE it).
I was driving at: how is a dead pet disposed of by someone who is very fond of it?
Thanks.
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GoCeraf
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Posted - 03 Nov 2008 :  20:30:12  Show Profile  Visit GoCeraf's Homepage Send GoCeraf a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Blueblade

Heh, yeah, I could have worded that better.
What I meant was: pet dies in the keeping of a person(s) who love it, as opposed to someone who inherited a family pet whom they regard as a burden (they can't bring themselves to abandon it or harm it, but they don't LOVE it).
I was driving at: how is a dead pet disposed of by someone who is very fond of it?
Thanks.
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I'd wager "tossed into water" is not among the common practices.

Being sarcastic can be more telling than simply telling.
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Blueblade
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Posted - 04 Nov 2008 :  01:10:07  Show Profile  Visit Blueblade's Homepage Send Blueblade a Private Message
Ooof! And I could have wedded THAT better, too!
I meant to echo the faith belief about returning the dead to water, to continue the cycle of life and death. (In our real world: the sacred Ganges, in India.)
I didn't mean throw poor dead Muffy the cat into the nearest puddle.
Must think harder before typing . . .
Sorry.
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Markustay
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And now this brings to mind what happens when little Timmy gets tired of his baby Beholder and flushes it into Waterdeep's sewers.

Also, this question is just begging for a Pet Cemetary answer (as in Steven King) -

"Look Mommy! Fluffy's come back to us! But whats that icky smell?"

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Edited by - Markustay on 04 Nov 2008 04:26:08
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Dalor Darden
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Posted - 04 Nov 2008 :  04:30:57  Show Profile  Visit Dalor Darden's Homepage Send Dalor Darden a Private Message
I have a question stemming from a project I'm working on right now.

If the people of Mulhorand are essentially "Egyptian" and the people of Unther similar to the lands of ancient Sumeria...

Are there any cultures that resemble closely the Greeks; or more specifically the Spartans? If not so close to the Spartans, are there at least Hoplite-like soldiers in Faerun?

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Na-Gang
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Posted - 04 Nov 2008 :  09:44:15  Show Profile  Visit Na-Gang's Homepage Send Na-Gang a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dalor Darden
Are there any cultures that resemble closely the Greeks; or more specifically the Spartans? If not so close to the Spartans, are there at least Hoplite-like soldiers in Faerun?



I've always had the impression that the Chessentans were culturally somewhat close to the ancient Greeks.
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Kamuraki
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Posted - 04 Nov 2008 :  15:11:26  Show Profile  Visit Kamuraki's Homepage Send Kamuraki a Private Message
Hey Ed, it being election day here in the US, I have to ask. Are there any democracies in FR? Also, in one of your recent novels, you hinted that Storm has... erm... dabbled in dalliances with the fairer sex. Anything more to that, or was she just toying with the dear queen of Cormyr?

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Edited by - Kamuraki on 05 Nov 2008 02:01:13
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Dalor Darden
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quote:
Originally posted by Na-Gang

quote:
Originally posted by Dalor Darden
Are there any cultures that resemble closely the Greeks; or more specifically the Spartans? If not so close to the Spartans, are there at least Hoplite-like soldiers in Faerun?



I've always had the impression that the Chessentans were culturally somewhat close to the ancient Greeks.



I thought so too...but then I couldn't make sure from what I've read in the sources I have.

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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by Dalor Darden

quote:
Originally posted by Na-Gang

quote:
Originally posted by Dalor Darden
Are there any cultures that resemble closely the Greeks; or more specifically the Spartans? If not so close to the Spartans, are there at least Hoplite-like soldiers in Faerun?



I've always had the impression that the Chessentans were culturally somewhat close to the ancient Greeks.



I thought so too...but then I couldn't make sure from what I've read in the sources I have.

Most of the novels set in the area have pushed back a little on the obvious Greek influence, which is probably for the best... See Maiden of Pain, most recently, but also Rich Baker's Shadow Stone novel where the Shadow Weave was introduced and the comic novel set in the Blade Kingdoms wedged between Chessenta and Chondath.

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Things that make Chessenta clearly Greek inspired, aside from Scott Bennie, the author of FR10 that introduced Chessenta having said that's what he was hired to do [though I will say I think Scott did a great job and I still quite like FR10]... Cimbar is a clearly modeled on Athens, Akanax on Sparta, and some of the Chessentan cities also appear based on other real-life Greek city-states; the prominence of art and philosophy; the mobs in Cimbar/Athens; the wearing of togas; the political structure of nominally independent city-states that unite against common foes; the Olympic-like Thulbian Games that take place; the prominence of Greco-style wrestling; the popularity of comedic and tragic plays; the pictures in FR10, one of which depicts warriors in Hoplites battling; and the list goes on.

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Edited by - The Sage on 05 Nov 2008 03:15:49
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Dalor Darden
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quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

Things that make Chessenta clearly Greek inspired, aside from Scott Bennie, the author of FR10 that introduced Chessenta having said that's what he was hired to do [though I will say I think Scott did a great job and I still quite like FR10]... Cimbar is a clearly modeled on Athens, Akanax on Sparta, and some of the Chessentan cities also appear based on other real-life Greek city-states; the prominence of art and philosophy; the mobs in Cimbar/Athens; the wearing of togas; the political structure of nominally independent city-states that unite against common foes; the Olympic-like Thulbian Games that take place; the prominence of Greco-style wrestling; the popularity of comedic and tragic plays; the pictures in FR10, one of which depicts warriors in Hoplites battling; and the list goes on.




Unfortunately I'm not a big novel reader most often...so thanks for the input all...

It just makes what I've done with Ixinos feel better!

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