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xaeyruudh
Master of Realmslore

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Posted - 07 Oct 2014 :  12:39:50  Show Profile  Visit xaeyruudh's Homepage Send xaeyruudh a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That's nerdy slang. I like it.
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 07 Oct 2014 :  17:57:49  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Derulbaskul

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert (snip) In both of those passages, the word "salubrious" appears, and it doesn't appear to be used in a way I am familiar with... Was there a spellcheck error, do I need to go back to my dictionary, or am I totally misunderstanding these bits?


It's Australian slang. "How was the party?" "Most salubrious." We used to (mis)use it all the time as teens about 30 years ago. (I think I'm around the same age as George - I'm 45 - which is why I understood why he used the word even if it is not strictly correct.)



Ah, that makes a lot of sense.

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Lukas Kain
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Posted - 17 Oct 2014 :  07:19:35  Show Profile Send Lukas Kain a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have been unable to express how amazing this piece has been for me and mine as I was in Arizona and away from a computer. Luckily for me, I managed to print it out before we took off, so I was able to read and reread it. Truly spectacularly helpful and more than I ever expected or intended when I asked about it. Thank you very much, George!
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xaeyruudh
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Posted - 18 Oct 2014 :  05:15:14  Show Profile  Visit xaeyruudh's Homepage Send xaeyruudh a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hiya George, have you named the six Warprows of Impiltur at Lyrabar, or their captains circa 1365? How far out into the Sea of Fallen Stars do these ships range? Are they used for war purposes only, or do they challenge unfamiliar merchant vessels bound for Lyrabar?

Looking forward to seeing more of the cities!
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The Sage
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Posted - 20 Oct 2014 :  03:14:21  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  Reply with Quote
Special announcement:- I'm now on the last few pages of the "Impiltur" compilation I've been putting together for Krash. It's been a long road, and my time to devote to the project over the last several weeks has been severely curtailed by heavy work commitments*. Really, I shouldn't have even been stopping past Candlekeep today, either, but I just wanted to let curious folk know that this project will shortly be on it's way to George for a final look-over and advisement commentary. Then he'll be able to decide what course-to-follow for release from there.


* -- Sorry George, I know I'd promised you the supplement over the weekend of 10-11/Oct, but unexpected work had to come first, unfortunately. I'm nearly ready now, though, and seeking final hours for complete refinement and updates from my notebooks.

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Gary Dallison
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Posted - 20 Oct 2014 :  08:40:08  Show Profile Send Gary Dallison a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yay, i am positively drooling with anticipation.

With the Impiltur compilation and Eric Boyd's impending Illefarn release this has possibly been the best year for FR lore in a decade.

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Lukas Kain
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Posted - 28 Oct 2014 :  11:03:50  Show Profile Send Lukas Kain a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey George, I was going through and redoing my Impiltur Binder when I noticed something I was hoping to get some clarification on. Of the Lords who have passed away (and thus been replaced), you mention that Lord Imbraun was succeeded by his son Selbraun. Who is this fella?
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George Krashos
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Posted - 28 Oct 2014 :  13:25:48  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Which fella? Imbraun or Selbraun? And what do you want to know about him (them)?

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"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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Lukas Kain
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Posted - 29 Oct 2014 :  04:20:40  Show Profile Send Lukas Kain a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh, uh, Selbraun. From what I've read he succeeded his father (Imbraun), but isn't on the current roster of Lords. Since he's not on the list of Lords who have passed, I'm just wondering what happened to him and why he isn't on the Council still? He couldn't have been much older than the "newbie" Lords, so I can't imagine he retired or died of old age. I'm just curious because he was part of the ruling body of Impiltur, so he's an important fella.
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George Krashos
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Posted - 29 Oct 2014 :  07:08:47  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Who said he's not on the current Council?

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Lukas Kain
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Posted - 29 Oct 2014 :  22:57:24  Show Profile Send Lukas Kain a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm confused because you did. In your Dragon Magazine Impiltur article you listed the current roster of the Council of Lords, and the only three "s" names are Silaunbrar, Soargilm, and Simgar. Are there something like "mini-Councils" or am I not catching onto something?
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George Krashos
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Posted - 30 Oct 2014 :  15:12:50  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Lukas Kain

I'm confused because you did. In your Dragon Magazine Impiltur article you listed the current roster of the Council of Lords, and the only three "s" names are Silaunbrar, Soargilm, and Simgar. Are there something like "mini-Councils" or am I not catching onto something?



Well after doing a bit of checking it would appear that the editorial staff at DRAGON magazine didn't like the name Selbraun and substituted the name Engarth instead, changing my original submission. Had never noticed that until now. I've gone back and fixed the reference I made to him on this thread at p.24. Well spotted Lukas!

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The Sage
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Posted - 01 Nov 2014 :  03:50:46  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  Reply with Quote
I've reached the last five pages of refinements for Krash's "Impiltur Compilation."

Woot! See what I can accomplish in a day without the distraction of pesky real-world work.

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The Sage
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Posted - 08 Nov 2014 :  10:38:31  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  Reply with Quote
Awesome stuff, Krash!

My love of musical Realmslore says that I'm using Troubador Tower as a basis for a campaign the next time I'm anywhere near Impiltur.

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ericlboyd
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Posted - 08 Nov 2014 :  12:55:44  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Methinks I'm distracting you from Impiltur overmuch. Great stuff!

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Gary Dallison
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Posted - 08 Nov 2014 :  13:47:04  Show Profile Send Gary Dallison a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Truly excellent stuff George.

Could it be that in the writeup of Lyrabar the sword that breaks runes is hadryllis. Although that begs the question how did Thaum get hold of that sword so perhaps its another sword.

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George Krashos
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Posted - 08 Nov 2014 :  17:20:09  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It's a great suggestion but doesn't gel with the sword's history in "Champions of Valor".

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Lukas Kain
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Posted - 10 Nov 2014 :  03:14:36  Show Profile Send Lukas Kain a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Amazing George, fits what I was looking for and more beyond that! Thank you! =)
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George Krashos
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Posted - 10 Nov 2014 :  03:43:28  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Glad it's of use. Dilpur is next, although I won't be so brave as to state an ETA.

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Gary Dallison
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Posted - 10 Nov 2014 :  10:03:43  Show Profile Send Gary Dallison a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yeah the history didnt match up for Hadryllis so it cant be that sword that breaks runes.

It also can't be the Death Moon Orb which is also excellent for destroying binding runes and isnt a sword (although it would be fitting if the sword that breaks runes is actually a quill or a piece of chalk - the pen is mightier than the sword).

So given that Prince Thaum fell under the sway of Soneillon according to my notes, and she is kept from entering Impiltur by runes laid by Soargar. I reckon that the sword that breaks runes is Albruin which was in Thaum's possession while he was on the throne of Impiltur and during which time he shattered a number of Soargar's runes for his secret master/mistress the queen of whispers.

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Markustay
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Posted - 10 Nov 2014 :  14:41:09  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
A lot of times its fun to connect stray bits of lore together to add to the mighty tapestry that is The Realms... but "the devil's in the details".

Sometimes it proves easier just to let an idea go, when weaving it in becomes a job unto itself. Or, in other words, "sometimes a cigar is just a cigar".

Great lore - as usual - GK.

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


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JPDeed
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Posted - 18 Nov 2014 :  05:47:03  Show Profile Send JPDeed a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi George,

Where would you consider the most likely coastal region of Faerun to find a Storm Giant enclave? They are often farmers, and thus would probably need a LOT of land to keep the family fed. My concept is to start a group of PCs as the children of serfs/humanoid employees of storm giants, and use the Storm Giant's size as a hook for human sized adventurers being able to access places they cannot.

Not sure if this is an area you are happy to answer, but you do answer quickly and thoroughly so that's why you are the first person to ask :)

Cheers,

JPDeed.

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George Krashos
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Posted - 18 Nov 2014 :  06:53:53  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The islands of Altumbel off Aglarond might be useful in that regard. Plenty of them, not all of them detailed and scope to explain why your PCs are hanging out with storm giants (i.e. fisherfolk, castaways, escapees from pirates, pirates! etc.). This would also work in that Steven Schend talked quite a bit about storm giants in "Sea of Fallen Stars" and made them quite "aquatic" in doing so. Also you are close enough to transition your campaign into the Unapproachable East if you need to increase the scope or challenges for your group.

Hope this helps.

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"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus

Edited by - George Krashos on 18 Nov 2014 06:54:48
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Derulbaskul
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Posted - 25 Nov 2014 :  10:50:08  Show Profile Send Derulbaskul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

I've reached the last five pages of refinements for Krash's "Impiltur Compilation."

Woot! See what I can accomplish in a day without the distraction of pesky real-world work.



I know I shouldn't ask, but did you ever finish this?

Cheers
D

NB: Please remember: A cannon is a big gun. Canon is what we discuss here.
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George Krashos
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Posted - 25 Nov 2014 :  12:18:07  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It's on its way very soon to me. Sage promised!

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