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Kyrene
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Posted - 02 Aug 2010 :  08:37:17  Show Profile  Visit Kyrene's Homepage Send Kyrene a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

Sorry Kyrene, I wasn't trying to be cute with this but I have never considered my musings (as opposed to my published writing) to have the gravitas and 'realmslore imprimatur' of similar work by Eric Boyd, Steven Schend, Brian R James and the fabulous writers who frequent the place such as Erik Scott De Bie.
True, but at the very least quite a few of your musings in this scroll have been prepared articles, submitted (to Wizards or Paizo, or others) but just never published. And besides, if anyone using the 'Realmspeak' glossary as a reference doesn't think a specific item with you as reference is 'canonical enough' for them, they are free to disregard it. I'm not going to make that choice for them though and thereby limit (or pre-censor if you will) its content.

I also plan to trawl through the scrolls of those lumnaries you 'don't see your work the equal of' for anything they might have mused on and that could be applicable to the glossary.

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quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

quote:
Originally posted by Dalor Darden

Well, I thought Damara was a Celtic goddess...

Or a Namibian tribe...

But hey, Damara is actually one of my favorite kingdoms...I always thought it would go somewhere after the defeat of the Witch King. Maybe some sort of unity with Impultir to found a mighty Empire to threaten Thay...

Well, I can dream...

Now how about details on those tomes Krash!



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Posted - 02 Aug 2010 :  16:36:16  Show Profile  Visit Dalor Darden's Homepage Send Dalor Darden a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You did that on purpose!

EDIT: but I can soooo use it!

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Krash, I once more stand in awe of your creative abilities.

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George, would you marry me?

...

Seriously, I'm dropping this into Wednesday night's campaign. I've just the place for it.

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Somebody get Lady K on the line!

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Then again, considering the Sage's to-do list, there's probably no need to hurry.

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Whether published or not, George's writing is pure gold and it's realmslore like this that reminds me why I first fell in love with the Realms. Kudos friend Krashos.

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Dalor Darden
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Posted - 03 Aug 2010 :  06:29:06  Show Profile  Visit Dalor Darden's Homepage Send Dalor Darden a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The truly wonderful thing is that this one "tiny" piece of lore put together more threads of thought and written information that I have than any single thing before it...just the mention of a "human Kiira" was more than enough to finish off my thoughts on SEVERAL levels...especially when coupled with this:

Quote (page 10 of the book "The Grand History of the Realms" by Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood):

quote:
"c. -18000 DR (est.)
Logical estimates suggest that the Citadel of the Raven [1276] was constructed in this period. Some scholars purport that the citadel is irrefutable evidence that a grand human nation existed on Faerun long before recorded history. Sages have further theorized that the barbarians of The Ride are the descendants of that once-great civilization."


Considering the location of The Ride...its relative distance from the raging storms of the Crown Wars...it could have went through thousands of years of civilization having never been known...a truly "Forgotten Realm" that ol' Krashos here has helped me pin down...and so now I'll be penning it down as well.

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Kyrene
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Posted - 03 Aug 2010 :  10:00:14  Show Profile  Visit Kyrene's Homepage Send Kyrene a Private Message  Reply with Quote
George,

Time to start pestering you for 'Realmspeak' definitions.

What is the difference between "Impilturian" and "Impilturan"? I currently have is defined as:
  • Impilturian Common:- a term applied to Impilturan work, study, beliefs, and customs, and to items of their making (So saith George Krashos - November 14, 2008)

  • Impilturan Common:- a term applied to the collective folk of Impiltur (Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting by Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo)

  • but may be wrong in that "Impilturan" also refers to the culture, and "Impilturian" only to items made in Impiltur.

    Then, what are the following:
  • bluntquills Common:- something like a gossip writer? (So saith George Krashos - November 14, 2008)

  • spellslay Common:- slay with spells (from ambush)? (So saith George Krashos - August 2, 2010)


  • Can you elaborate?

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    The Sellplague began, for all intents and purposes, in the dominions of the Corporation. Greed murdered Good Design, unraveling common sense in the cosmos and destroying her dominion. At the same time, Sales Fears and Warcraft Envy happened into alignment. This cataclysmic coincidence led to upheaval, shaking apart the primeval order, opening up holes in wallets, and reshaping everything...

    Edited by - Kyrene on 03 Aug 2010 13:15:50
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    Thauramarth
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    Posted - 03 Aug 2010 :  12:22:54  Show Profile Send Thauramarth a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    quote:
    Originally posted by Kyrene

    George,

    Time to start pestering you for 'Realmspeak' definitions.
    (...)
    Then, what are the following:
    (...)
  • bolthole Common:- a pre-selected place of safety with living amenities (possibly on another plane)? (So saith George Krashos - August 2, 2010)



  • Without stepping on Krash's turf, I think Bolthole is not a Realms-specific word. Webster-Miriam's online dictionary defines it as "a place of escape or refuge"?

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    Kyrene
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    Posted - 03 Aug 2010 :  13:14:58  Show Profile  Visit Kyrene's Homepage Send Kyrene a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    quote:
    Originally posted by Thauramarth

    quote:
    Originally posted by Kyrene

    George,

    Time to start pestering you for 'Realmspeak' definitions.
    (...)
    Then, what are the following:
    (...)
  • bolthole Common:- a pre-selected place of safety with living amenities (possibly on another plane)? (So saith George Krashos - August 2, 2010)



  • Without stepping on Krash's turf, I think Bolthole is not a Realms-specific word. Webster-Miriam's online dictionary defines it as "a place of escape or refuge"?

    Oh, yes. Thanks Thauramarth, it's been so amended.

    Lost for words? Find them in the Glossary of Phrases, Sayings & Words of the Realms

    I am a sexy, shoeless god of war!

    The Sellplague began, for all intents and purposes, in the dominions of the Corporation. Greed murdered Good Design, unraveling common sense in the cosmos and destroying her dominion. At the same time, Sales Fears and Warcraft Envy happened into alignment. This cataclysmic coincidence led to upheaval, shaking apart the primeval order, opening up holes in wallets, and reshaping everything...
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    Kyrene
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    Posted - 03 Aug 2010 :  20:41:15  Show Profile  Visit Kyrene's Homepage Send Kyrene a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    Wooly or Sage,

    quote:
    Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

    Krash, that is some good stuff. I just made a pdf out of that, and I'm putting it in the same folder as the published Wyrms of the North articles.

    This is regarding Ouranalathra, "the Mistmaiden". Where are these PDFs (and I presume a lot of the other PDFs that are unofficially mirrored from WotC's site) archived here at the 'Keep? I can't seem to find them from any of the main links on the main Candlekeep page and would love to download the Ouranalathra one (I have long since downloaded all the others already from WotC's site).

    Lost for words? Find them in the Glossary of Phrases, Sayings & Words of the Realms

    I am a sexy, shoeless god of war!

    The Sellplague began, for all intents and purposes, in the dominions of the Corporation. Greed murdered Good Design, unraveling common sense in the cosmos and destroying her dominion. At the same time, Sales Fears and Warcraft Envy happened into alignment. This cataclysmic coincidence led to upheaval, shaking apart the primeval order, opening up holes in wallets, and reshaping everything...

    Edited by - Kyrene on 03 Aug 2010 20:47:52
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    Wooly Rupert
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    quote:
    Originally posted by Kyrene

    Wooly or Sage,

    quote:
    Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

    Krash, that is some good stuff. I just made a pdf out of that, and I'm putting it in the same folder as the published Wyrms of the North articles.

    This is regarding Ouranalathra, "the Mistmaiden". Where are these PDFs (and I presume a lot of the other PDFs that are unofficially mirrored from WotC's site) archived here at the 'Keep? I can't seem to find them from any of the main links on the main Candlekeep page and would love to download the Ouranalathra one (I have long since downloaded all the others already from WotC's site).



    I don't think any of that stuff is archived on this site. I was making a pdf for myself, and putting it in my own archives.

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    Dalor Darden
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    Posted - 04 Aug 2010 :  01:15:54  Show Profile  Visit Dalor Darden's Homepage Send Dalor Darden a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    Share much?

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    The Sage
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    quote:
    Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

    quote:
    Originally posted by Kyrene

    Wooly or Sage,

    quote:
    Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

    Krash, that is some good stuff. I just made a pdf out of that, and I'm putting it in the same folder as the published Wyrms of the North articles.

    This is regarding Ouranalathra, "the Mistmaiden". Where are these PDFs (and I presume a lot of the other PDFs that are unofficially mirrored from WotC's site) archived here at the 'Keep? I can't seem to find them from any of the main links on the main Candlekeep page and would love to download the Ouranalathra one (I have long since downloaded all the others already from WotC's site).



    I don't think any of that stuff is archived on this site. I was making a pdf for myself, and putting it in my own archives.

    Wooly has the right of it. I don't ever recall any of this material being archived at Candlekeep. I *could* certainly offer my own complied PDF for possible download... I suppose.

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    I'm BEGGING you guys for some info here!

    I have a creative fire burning...and it has caused me to pound out over 5k words today for "The Ride" project...and I'm not even sure I can use it all!

    Gimme, gimme, gimme...

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    Guys, that write-up is on page three of this thread.

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    quote:
    Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

    Guys, that write-up is on page three of this thread.



    Yes, yes it is...but all of your other information isn't.

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    Kyrene
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    quote:
    Originally posted by The Sage

    quote:
    Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

    quote:
    Originally posted by Kyrene

    Wooly or Sage,

    quote:
    Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

    Krash, that is some good stuff. I just made a pdf out of that, and I'm putting it in the same folder as the published Wyrms of the North articles.

    This is regarding Ouranalathra, "the Mistmaiden". Where are these PDFs (and I presume a lot of the other PDFs that are unofficially mirrored from WotC's site) archived here at the 'Keep? I can't seem to find them from any of the main links on the main Candlekeep page and would love to download the Ouranalathra one (I have long since downloaded all the others already from WotC's site).



    I don't think any of that stuff is archived on this site. I was making a pdf for myself, and putting it in my own archives.

    Wooly has the right of it. I don't ever recall any of this material being archived at Candlekeep. I *could* certainly offer my own complied PDF for possible download... I suppose.

    Oh. My mistake. I seem to recall (mistakenly as it turns out) that some of the FR (HTML) articles were being converted to PDF by the scribes here for archival on Candlekeep. My mind is going, as I've been suspecting for a while now...

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    Hmmm. Now that you mention it, that does sound familiar. And it sounds like something I would've said -- perhaps as a potential "To-Do" activity.

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    Hail thee, High Loremaster Krashos.

    We know that merchants are powerful in Impiltur, but the craftsfolk and labourers have received less mention in the lore. At least one mention of 'merchant guilds' is canonical for Impiltur and I seem to recall guilds in Lyrabar being mentioned in the Year of Rogue Dragons trilogy.

    What can you tell us about Impilturan guilds? How do they compare to Waterdhavian guilds? Cormyrean ones? Do they receive Royal Charters? Are they powerful and monopolistic as in real history or are they mere 'kvetching clubs'?

    Could you give a list (partial or otherwise) of which professions are organised in guilds in Impiltur? How geographically extensive these guilds are? What they do?

    And, well, anything else you feel like sharing about them.

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    quote:
    Originally posted by Icelander

    Hail thee, High Loremaster Krashos.

    We know that merchants are powerful in Impiltur, but the craftsfolk and labourers have received less mention in the lore. At least one mention of 'merchant guilds' is canonical for Impiltur and I seem to recall guilds in Lyrabar being mentioned in the Year of Rogue Dragons trilogy.

    What can you tell us about Impilturan guilds? How do they compare to Waterdhavian guilds? Cormyrean ones? Do they receive Royal Charters? Are they powerful and monopolistic as in real history or are they mere 'kvetching clubs'?

    Could you give a list (partial or otherwise) of which professions are organised in guilds in Impiltur? How geographically extensive these guilds are? What they do?

    And, well, anything else you feel like sharing about them.

    In fond hopes that this finds thee well,
    your obedient servant,
    Scribe Icelander.



    Hmm, talk about a small topic.

    Historically, the guilds of Impiltur date from the re-formation of the kingdom in 1097 DR and the ascension of King Imphras the Great. They arose from the fractious nature of the city-state alliance that Imphras had brought together when he united the realm again. Used to being autonomous in trade, the ruling strata of the cities of the region demanded and were granted regional concessions and left to "sort out" their own trade structure.

    For many years this was a poor and badly run system, with age-old rivalries and prejudices defeating any attempts to get a cohesive, robust and competitive trade system operating within the kingdom. It was only with the crowning of Lashilmbrar that the trade guilds of Impiltur were brought into line beginning with his "Crown and Cart" decree in 1228 DR and culimnating in the Coin Conclave of 1233 DR where the presence of the king saw a system of guild law put into place that stressed cooperation, fair competition and harnessing of regional strengths and advantages.

    The Coin Conclave saw the formalisation of trade guilds in the cities of Lyrabar, Sarshel, Hlammach and Dilpur with a clear geographic demarcation regarding areas of control. In a nod to the city-states of the Kingless Years, the guilds (called "laern" [singular and plural] in Impiltur) were named for the symbol of the city-state that they were based in and around. Hence the realm currently has the Two Moons laern (Dilpur), Redhorn laern (Hlammach), Blue Unicorn laern (Lyrabar) and the Threespires laern (Sarshel). The Uplands region also has its own laern (as of 1340DR by decree of Queen Sambryl) but this is the most fractious of the guilds and riven by internal turmoil with no strong leader and significant competing interests due to the nature of the large geographic area it encompasses and the very different trades that it brings under its aegis. It is known as the Stonehand laern.

    Each guild is organised into "narnath" (singular: "narnoth") which are the various trades which have voting status within each guild. The different types of narnath vary from guild to guild throughout Impiltur although the 'standard' ones such as woodworkers, carters, fishers, masons, smiths, weavers, herders, and farmers are represented in every laern. Differences in laern are usually through the composition of a narnoth with some encompassing a number of vocations while others being more specialised (i.e. shipwrights, sail makers and fishers all in one narnoth or separated into two or three etc.). It is notable that the laern of Impiltur are made up of solely agricultural, trade and animal husbandry interests. Groups devoted to the arts such as musicians, painters and even sculptors are not usually guild-affiliated nor are those devoted to the study of magic or knowledge (i.e. sages and loremasters).

    Historically each of the guilds has had a 'focus' area where it is considered to be a market leader. Traditionally, this means that Lyrabar leads the way on all matters relating to mining and stonemasonry, Hlammach on fishing, Sarshel on 'high farming' (large crops et al.) and Dilpur on 'low farming' (smaller crops and orchards et al). The Uplands has a bit of everything and tenaciously fights to get traction among the age-old guilds in matters that affect it significantly (ala charges for transportation of goods - which for the Uplands is naturally higher than for the Easting Coast cities).

    Each guild is led by a conclave of individuals usually numbering 3 but sometimes up to 5 who have a a titular head (the High Factor) and who are voted in by members at a tri-annual gathering. Membership is determined by vote but in modern times that process has been delegated to a sub-council known as the Coinmasters who deal with the financial side of the guild (responsible for tithes, policing pricing, membership entry fees [which vary] and submissions to the crown on matters affecting trade and commerce).

    The Crown in modern times does not interfere in guild business nor put in place strictures or laws pertaining to commerce, save and except in situations where the guilds have attempted to manipulate or influence trade and supply in areas considered to be sensitive (i.e. food in times of shortage and weapons and armor most any time).

    I hope this has been helpful.

    -- George Krashos

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    Oh, Krash, that's definitely going in your "Candlekeep Impiltur lore PDF compilation."

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    Thank you very much for your kind reply about guilds, High Loremaster. Who knows, perhaps a follow-up question on that will find its way to you later?

    For now, I have a simpler query.

    What year did Prince Wendren Balindre take office in Telflamm? And does he have a family? Heirs? How many Balindres are there living officially in Telflamm?

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