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Baleful Avatar
Learned Scribe

Canada
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Posted - 03 Dec 2009 :  00:17:09  Show Profile  Visit Baleful Avatar's Homepage Send Baleful Avatar a Private Message
Dear Ed and THO,
This is NOT a Christmas or any special day question but a general one about Cormyr nobles: any special quirks about gift-giving, in any circumstances, among nobles?
(I.e. during courtship, when it might be insulting, etc.)
Thanks!
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Kuje
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Posted - 03 Dec 2009 :  02:57:50  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
quote:
Originally posted by Broken Helm

Re. Menelvagor's latest question: ARE the two Noumeas the same person?



Ed has said that they are not the same person, they just share the same first name. I didn't look through Ed's replies saying this though, but Ed will correct me if I'm wrong.

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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Edited by - Kuje on 03 Dec 2009 02:58:15
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Menelvagor
Senior Scribe

Israel
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Posted - 03 Dec 2009 :  11:41:11  Show Profile  Visit Menelvagor's Homepage Send Menelvagor a Private Message
Yes, the two Noumea's - Fairbright and Cardellith - are the same person. It says so in Elminster's daughter. But this is not the same Noumea as Noumea Drathchuld, who was Magister during the Time of Troubles. My question was what was the purpose of Noumea Fairbright reappearing.
Although this makes me add another question: Why did she her married name (Cardellith) if she was divorced? Is this common practice in the Realms (or at least in Sembia where she comes from)?

"Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?
Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly.
How much less them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation in the dust, are crushed before the moth?" - Eliphaz the Temanite, Job IV, 17-19.

"Yea, though he live a thousand years twice, yet hath he seen no good: do not all go to one place?" - Ecclesiastes VI, 6.

"There are no stupid questions just a bunch of inquisitive idiots."

"Let's not call it 'hijacking'. Let's call it 'Thread Drift'."
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Blueblade
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USA
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Posted - 03 Dec 2009 :  15:39:45  Show Profile  Visit Blueblade's Homepage Send Blueblade a Private Message
Dear Ed and THO,
Would a written message (of instructions) from the Palace (high-up courtier, or even a royal) to a "local lord" or high-up courtier "in the field" be in code? Or would it use jargon phrases, like "We'd better do a Hawkfield on this one" or similar, making it harder to precisely understand for an outsider's eyes?
Thanks!
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Baleful Avatar
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Canada
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Posted - 03 Dec 2009 :  16:45:59  Show Profile  Visit Baleful Avatar's Homepage Send Baleful Avatar a Private Message
Heh. MY turn.
The above question meant to apply within Cormyr, I presume?
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Blueblade
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Posted - 03 Dec 2009 :  21:12:14  Show Profile  Visit Blueblade's Homepage Send Blueblade a Private Message
Heh. YES.
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 03 Dec 2009 :  21:16:24  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi, all.
Hmm, I seem to recall all sorts of messages: plain uncrypted written, coded messages in which "shorthand" words (like the "Hawkfield" example you cite) were placed within lines of communication purporting to be something else, messages that unleashed another, spoken message when touched and the right command word spoken, and verbal message memorized by the messenger, who also carries a "dummy" (and deliberately misleading) plain uncrypted written message.
However, Ed will certainly be able to say more, so off to him it goes...
love,
THO
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Sage of Stars
Seeker

USA
59 Posts

Posted - 03 Dec 2009 :  21:18:44  Show Profile  Visit Sage of Stars's Homepage Send Sage of Stars a Private Message
Dear Ed and THO,
Is Ed still interested in the Sherlock Holmes meets Cthulhu project we discussed about a year back? If so, please have him get in touch with me via the usual agent-to-agent route.
Thanks!
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 03 Dec 2009 :  21:28:22  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Heh. Ed's going to be a busy boy this weekend, I'm thinking . . .

Hello again, fellow scribes. I know this is last-minute, but scribes who happen to be in the vicinity of Port Hope, Ontario, Canada tomorrow (Friday, Dec. 4th) might want to drop by the Port Hope Library for their annual Christmas Open House. All day long there are the usual carol singings and visits with Santa, appearances by childrens' authors, and so on. Every year Ed Greenwood writes a new Christmas story (usually not fantasy, but sometimes there's magic involved) and gives a public reading of it during this Open House; this year he'll be upstairs at 2 pm doing so, followed at 3 pm by Shane Peacock, author of some "young Sherlock Holmes" novels for teens, and at 4:30 pm by Farley Mowat, the famous Canadian author. Admission is free, and Ed usually hangs around for a while after his reading to sign books, chat with fans, and generally just "hang out." So if you'd rather not travel to GenCon (or another convention) to see Ed, here's one more chance.
Also, Ed has just confirmed that he plans to attend Ad Astra (one of Canada's oldest annual sf conventions) this year, as a panelist (April 9-11th, 2010, at the Toronto Don Valley Hotel and Suites). This is a small, relaxed con where fans have easy access to lots of Canadian and northern U.S. sf, fantasy, and horror writers (and editors, too!).
Right. Enough public service announcements. Back to the Realmslore! Bring on those questions, folks! Ed LOVES answering them, whenever he can find the time!
love to all,
THO
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ZandroAmanodel
Acolyte

2 Posts

Posted - 03 Dec 2009 :  22:31:37  Show Profile  Visit ZandroAmanodel's Homepage Send ZandroAmanodel a Private Message
Coming home from my (physically laborious) job with another backache has inspired me to stop lurking and post a question for Ed: Are there anything like chiropractors in the Realms? If so, where and how do they go about their practice? Thanks!
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 04 Dec 2009 :  16:28:20  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
ZandroAmanodel,
off the top of my head I can tell you that many brothels and herbalists offer inexpensive "herbed bath" or "herb steambath" services, which always include a "rubdown" (deep hand massage). Many, many travelers and street-dwelling poor use these services regularly to get clean, get their clothes washed, get warm, and have aches and pains seen to; for some, it's what makes their lives (of having little, and being in contact with folk who have so much more) bearable. So that part of what chiropractors do (the application of heat, and massage) is in part covered by these relatively inexpensive services (usually 1 cp for a bath or a massage, and 2 cp for both with washing and "ovenboard" drying thrown in; "ovenboard" drying is laying wet clothing out flat on boards heated by proximity to an oven or hearth or chimney, to rapidly dry, the clothes being moved to new dry hot surfaces several times to speed the process).
This comes from my Realmslore notes imparted by Ed during play. I will of course relay your query to him to see if any "medical" chiropractor equivalents are present in the Realms, or anyone (besides the obvious trained monks) who knows and uses application of precise amounts of pressure in specific places, to loosen muscles and treat pain.
love,
THO
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Blueblade
Senior Scribe

USA
804 Posts

Posted - 04 Dec 2009 :  17:05:32  Show Profile  Visit Blueblade's Homepage Send Blueblade a Private Message
Dear Ed and THO,
Are there "windowbox" flowers seen anywhere in Suzail? If so, what sorts of flowers are the most popular? (And if they're created fantasy varieties, what colors are they and what do they look like?)
Thanks!
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Menelvagor
Senior Scribe

Israel
352 Posts

Posted - 05 Dec 2009 :  16:55:03  Show Profile  Visit Menelvagor's Homepage Send Menelvagor a Private Message
This is an important question, and if anyone can answer it, I'll be glad. I looked in the Code of Conduct, and in the FAQ, but none of them told me what to do.
What do I do if I find the complete text of one of the Forgotten Realms boks on the web? Who am I supposed to go to? Am I supposed to send a message to someone? And this is very important, because I just found the complete (or so it seems from the brief perusal I gave it) text of Elminster in Myth Drannor while searching on the internet.

"Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?
Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly.
How much less them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation in the dust, are crushed before the moth?" - Eliphaz the Temanite, Job IV, 17-19.

"Yea, though he live a thousand years twice, yet hath he seen no good: do not all go to one place?" - Ecclesiastes VI, 6.

"There are no stupid questions just a bunch of inquisitive idiots."

"Let's not call it 'hijacking'. Let's call it 'Thread Drift'."
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Wooly Rupert
Master of Mischief
Moderator

USA
30019 Posts

Posted - 05 Dec 2009 :  17:01:00  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Menelvagor

This is an important question, and if anyone can answer it, I'll be glad. I looked in the Code of Conduct, and in the FAQ, but none of them told me what to do.
What do I do if I find the complete text of one of the Forgotten Realms boks on the web? Who am I supposed to go to? Am I supposed to send a message to someone? And this is very important, because I just found the complete (or so it seems from the brief perusal I gave it) text of Elminster in Myth Drannor while searching on the internet.



I would start with contacting WotC's Customer Service, and ask them where to direct you. They are the ones who hold the rights to the IP, and they're the ones with the lawyers to sic on people illegally sharing such material.

In the meantime, keep yourself out of trouble by not sharing the link or the pirated material with anyone. Sharing it could cause lots of legal issues for you, for whoever you share it with, and whoever facilitates that sharing (in other words, people, PM'ing him to ask for the info could cause us trouble).

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Menelvagor
Senior Scribe

Israel
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Posted - 05 Dec 2009 :  17:10:19  Show Profile  Visit Menelvagor's Homepage Send Menelvagor a Private Message
hank you very much Wooly. I'll do it. And what you say is precisely why I didn't post a link. And I'm also sorry for posting this here, but it was the speediest way i could think of getting a good answer.

"Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?
Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly.
How much less them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation in the dust, are crushed before the moth?" - Eliphaz the Temanite, Job IV, 17-19.

"Yea, though he live a thousand years twice, yet hath he seen no good: do not all go to one place?" - Ecclesiastes VI, 6.

"There are no stupid questions just a bunch of inquisitive idiots."

"Let's not call it 'hijacking'. Let's call it 'Thread Drift'."
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Wooly Rupert
Master of Mischief
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USA
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Posted - 05 Dec 2009 :  17:32:15  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Menelvagor

hank you very much Wooly. I'll do it. And what you say is precisely why I didn't post a link. And I'm also sorry for posting this here, but it was the speediest way i could think of getting a good answer.



No worries, my friend. We're here to help.

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Edited by - Wooly Rupert on 05 Dec 2009 17:32:45
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The Sage
Procrastinator Most High
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Posted - 05 Dec 2009 :  23:33:16  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 Menelvagor

This is an important question, and if anyone can answer it, I'll be glad. I looked in the Code of Conduct, and in the FAQ, but none of them told me what to do.
Heh. I was actually thinking about this the other day, when contacted by another scribe via PM re: a similar situation.

I think I'll probably need to add a section to the CoC specifically for this.

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The Sage
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Posted - 05 Dec 2009 :  23:42:29  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 Wooly Rupert

I would start with contacting WotC's Customer Service, and ask them where to direct you. They are the ones who hold the rights to the IP, and they're the ones with the lawyers to sic on people illegally sharing such material.
I'd also recommend a quick message to the author of the pirated text in question, if you're able. I've seen similar suggestions elsewhere -- especially regarding illegally distributed BattleTech material. Some authors are keen on this, because they often have access to official legal channels that can correct the copyright breach quickly and surely. However, I don't recommend you attempt this UNLESS you're certain they can and are willing to help. There's no need to heap this kind of problem on their shoulders without their consent first.

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gomez
Learned Scribe

Netherlands
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Posted - 06 Dec 2009 :  22:10:39  Show Profile  Visit gomez's Homepage Send gomez a Private Message
I got a look at the WotC flyer that showed the cover for Elminster Must Die.
In particular intiguing was the subtext: 'Sage of Shadowdale Book 1' (if I remember correctly).
I assume NDA's limit what Ed can comment, but that is at the least interesting. :P
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Brimstone
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USA
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Posted - 07 Dec 2009 :  00:46:05  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message
Was it the Summer 2010 one Gomez?

"These things also I have observed: that knowledge of our world is
to be nurtured like a precious flower, for it is the most precious
thing we have. Wherefore guard the word written and heed
words unwritten and set them down ere they fade . . . Learn
then, well, the arts of reading, writing, and listening true, and they
will lead you to the greatest art of all: understanding."
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Blueblade
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Posted - 07 Dec 2009 :  01:22:28  Show Profile  Visit Blueblade's Homepage Send Blueblade a Private Message
Brimstone, the subtitle "The Sage of Shadowdale Book 1" certainly appears on the colour cover of ELMINSTER MUST DIE that's printed in my copy of the 2010 Summer Catalog from Wizards (spread on pages 8 and 9, the cover being on page 8).
Interesting indeed . . .
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Malcolm
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Posted - 07 Dec 2009 :  01:28:10  Show Profile  Visit Malcolm's Homepage Send Malcolm a Private Message
Interesting, but not at all surprising.
You'd expect Wizards to try to sign Ed to a multi-book contract, and their recent publishing pattern is trilogies for authors writing about signature characters, and quartets of themed stand-alone books. So just as RAS has trilogy after trilogy about Drizzt, most of them following chronologically after the preceding trilogy rather than jumping about in time, this is probably Ed doing an Elminster trilogy.
I'm expecting NDAs prevent him from saying much of anything, but I'm going to guess that this is post-Spellplague, and I'm even going to speculate farther, and say that it will probably have Cormyr in it, because Ed seems to have unfinished business there, and that I expect we'll learn something about the fates/futures of some more of the "core" Chosen (more beyond El and The Simbul, I mean), even if only in passing.
Beyond that, my speculations go from "gut hunches" to the usual shopping list of what I'd love to see Ed cover in an Elminster novel . . . so I'll stop.
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Brimstone
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Posted - 07 Dec 2009 :  04:16:27  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Blueblade

Brimstone, the subtitle "The Sage of Shadowdale Book 1" certainly appears on the colour cover of ELMINSTER MUST DIE that's printed in my copy of the 2010 Summer Catalog from Wizards (spread on pages 8 and 9, the cover being on page 8).
Interesting indeed . . .
BB


Thanks I did not remember seeing that part. I guess I was entranced by the Cover.

"These things also I have observed: that knowledge of our world is
to be nurtured like a precious flower, for it is the most precious
thing we have. Wherefore guard the word written and heed
words unwritten and set them down ere they fade . . . Learn
then, well, the arts of reading, writing, and listening true, and they
will lead you to the greatest art of all: understanding."
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ZandroAmanodel
Acolyte

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Posted - 07 Dec 2009 :  04:48:49  Show Profile  Visit ZandroAmanodel's Homepage Send ZandroAmanodel a Private Message
Thanks much for the info, THO! I look forward to hearing more from Ed himself, and in the meantime I'll entertain myself with pleasant fantasies of hot rubdowns.
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Baleful Avatar
Learned Scribe

Canada
161 Posts

Posted - 07 Dec 2009 :  18:19:25  Show Profile  Visit Baleful Avatar's Homepage Send Baleful Avatar a Private Message
Dear Ed and THO,
Beside Vangerdahast and Caladnei, are there any well-known (as in, citizens in Arabel, Marsember, and Suzail can pretty much be expected to have heard their name, and know what organization they belong to) War Wizards, just-pre-Spellplague?
Thanks in advance for anything you can share on this.
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