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khorne
Master of Realmslore

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Posted - 21 Feb 2009 :  15:48:50  Show Profile  Visit khorne's Homepage  Click to see khorne's MSN Messenger address Send khorne a Private Message
While we're on the topic of orcs, could Ed maybe give us some examples of battles/wars where humans, elves or dwarves were soundly defeated because they underestimated their tusked opponents as "foolish brutes"? Seeing high-nosed people get hoist by their own petard because of arrogance is a bit of a hobby for me, and I've never been able to stand the tendency in the novels of the so-called "good" races to look down on the orcs, giants and goblin-kind.

If I were a ranger, I would pick NDA for my favorite enemy
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gomez
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Netherlands
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Posted - 21 Feb 2009 :  21:13:09  Show Profile  Visit gomez's Homepage Send gomez a Private Message
I understand Ed being careful when dealing with 4th ed lore - I am not really happy with policies currently in place, but I am familiar with the need to stimmy one's own enthusiasm.
In the meantime, I will plunder this forum for the lore given and extrapolate to get what I need (well, you know I am doing that already...).
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Menelvagor
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Posted - 22 Feb 2009 :  00:34:18  Show Profile  Visit Menelvagor's Homepage Send Menelvagor a Private Message
Maybe this has been asked already, but in 'Best of the Realms', Ed says in the Introduction to 'So High a Price' that Mystra was 'reputed' to have murmured when she died "All debts must be paid". Is this rue? And if so, to what Debts was she referring?

"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.

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The Hooded One
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Posted - 22 Feb 2009 :  03:07:14  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Aha. This is one * I * can answer, by accessing Ed-lore given to me directly as a player in the home Realms campaign.
Menelvagor, hearken to these notes from Ed:

Mystra WAS the Weave (a way of accessing the vast network of Toril's natural forces such as gravity, the force of tides and flowing water, winds, convection currents, magnetic forces, sunlight, heat, cold, and so on, and harnessing these forces to work specific effects, or "magic").

When Mystra says "All debts must be paid," she is really saying: "There is a cost for everything," or "There Ain't No Such Thing As a Free Lunch." She SEES this, constantly (all actions provoke reactions, or have effects; you cannot make the action and avoid the effects, whether you admit this or even know about the effects, or not), and therefore warns her faithful (from servitors and Chosen to the youngest lay worshipper) to live accordingly. In other words, their code to live by includes not acting unless they are prepared to deal with the consequences.


There. So saith Ed. I'll still send your query along to him to see if he has anything to add, of course.
love,
THO
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The Hooded One
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Posted - 22 Feb 2009 :  03:09:06  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hello again, all. Ed of course has sent me some new Realmslore, too, so here’s the latest from Ed. It’s one of those swift and easy replies he alluded to, that he can interrupt the more substantial lore replies to give quickly, and this particular one is Markustay’s recent question: “Is there a Realms term for female care-givers, like how on Earth nurses have the nickname 'Florence Nightingales'?”
Ed replies:



The Realms has many different equivalent terms, varying by region and race, for “mothering” (including caring for ailing kin), but specifically to describe someone who nurses non-kin, as a good act but not specifically as holy duty (i.e. for non-clergy rendering care to the sick or injured), the most popular term, in Common, is “those who warm the blood” or “bloodwarmers.” (This term is used even if the actual care given has nothing to do with actual bleeding, or necessarily keeping someone warm or sheltered.)
A less popular but closer Realms equivalent to “Florence Nightingale” (as in, echoing the name of a specific real being who acted as a nurse, and was revered for doing so) is “Mondaera the Gentle,” and the Faerűnian phrase would be he or she is “a proper Mondaera” with the collective term being “dedicated gentlers.” Mondaera the Gentle is a long-ago wandering woman of the Tethyr and Amnian coastal areas, who never married or had children, but traveled the coastal roads tending all she met who needed it. She accepted payment if it was offered, but never demanded it, and was a kindly but very homely woman of great girth, strength, and “blacksmith’s build.”



So saith Ed. Tirelessly painting in details of the Realms for us all. Myself, I think he’s more than a little like Mondaera. (Happy sigh.)
love to all,
THO
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Zandilar
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Posted - 22 Feb 2009 :  05:25:56  Show Profile  Visit Zandilar's Homepage Send Zandilar a Private Message
Heya,

Brilliant lore, as usual.

I have been reading The Sword Never Sleeps recently, and wondered where the term "Holynose" came from. Is it a term specific to Cormyr, or does it come from elsewhere? Who coined it, and why?

Zandilar
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As the spell ends, you look up into the sky to see the sun blazing overhead like noon in a desert. Then something else in the sky catches your attention. Turning your gaze, you see a tawny furred kitten bounding across the sky towards the new sun. Her eyes glint a mischevious green as she pounces on it as if it were nothing but a colossal ball of golden yarn. With quick strokes of her paws, it is batted across the sky, back and forth. Then with a wink the kitten and the sun disappear, leaving the citizens of Elversult gazing up with amazed expressions that quickly turn into chortles and mirth.

The Sunlord left Elversult the same day in humilitation, and was never heard from again.
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The Hooded One
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Posted - 22 Feb 2009 :  15:24:35  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hello again, all.
Menelvagor, Ed has (as I suspected he would) added something to the passages I quoted:


THO has, of course, done just fine by way of an answer. I'd just like to amplify that reply with this postscript:
The RESULT of Mystra's "teaching" that debts must be paid is that she expects her Chosen to keep their word, honour their promises, and be true to their bargains - - or the price of NOT doing so will haunt them . . . and all of Toril.


So saith Ed. Who will return with more Realmslore this evening (for us) and early tomorrow (Candlekeep time), he promises.
love to all,
THO
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createvmind
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Posted - 22 Feb 2009 :  15:30:22  Show Profile  Visit createvmind's Homepage Send createvmind a Private Message
Hello All,

Ed did flying Aboleths exist prior to the Spellplague, any creatures of note in your notes, campaigns?
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The Red Walker
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Posted - 22 Feb 2009 :  21:12:45  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message
Finished Dark Lord very late last night.

First things first, I may need THO to help smooth out things here at home due to Ed's writing. Seems I was so intently reading, that I was participating in a conversation with my wife using a series of head nods, uh huhs, yes dears and sounds like a great idea honeys. Apparantly I agreed to re-staind our 800 feet of wood fencing Sunday , even though it is 25 degrees, among other things she said to try and gain my atention! Luckily she isn't holding me to it, but she did mutter the following to me verbatum: "It must be the god-damned-est, most interesting effing manuscript since the kama-sutra".

Loved the book and I loved the Falcon Kingdoms. How much, well I always vote with my wallet , so before penning this I went to amazon and got Archwizard in hardback winging it's way to be, along with a hardback Dark Lord a vendor had for $5!
Anyone who enjoys Ed will enjoy Dark Lord , it shares much with Ed's other works. Especially the characters.....too many to list, but Garfist and his lady Vipersides, were .most appreciated.

Thanks for writing it and I cannot wait to devour Archwizard!

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

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createvmind
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Posted - 23 Feb 2009 :  00:06:51  Show Profile  Visit createvmind's Homepage Send createvmind a Private Message
Hello All,

Regardless of alignment I assume that an intelligent demon would beg for its life if at risk of true death, would begging and pleading be going to far?
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The Hooded One
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Posted - 23 Feb 2009 :  02:00:19  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Thanks, Red Walker. Your post brought a smile to my face, and to Ed's, too, when I passed it along to him. He wants you to know that Garfist and Iskarra continue their, er, "careers" in both ARCH WIZARD and FALCONFAR (and, yes, Ed originally called the second book "Archwizard," but the editor at Solaris entered it into the catalogue as "Arch Wizard," probably to match "Dark Lord," so "Arch Wizard" it now is).

createvmind, Ed says begging and pleading isn't going too far - - but your average demon wouldn't hesitate for an instant if they got the chance to lash out at someone who was fooled by their begging and pleading enough to let their guard down.

Oh, and a dollop of new Realmslore from Ed, coming soon . . .
love,
THO
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The Hooded One
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Posted - 23 Feb 2009 :  02:04:16  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi again, scribes. Herewith, details of Ed’s second hukrym, straight from the creator of the Realms himself:



Glorundoun is that rarest of things; a shrewd schemer, a truly foresighted orc who plans years ahead, spreading rumors and founding alliances and sending the orcs he commands (a rogue band of outcasts and misfits from many tribes, including “misshapen” orcs visibly different from the norm [such as having three left arms but only one right arm, or long, prehensile tails], plus a few humans, half-orcs, and others - - who at his firm and sometimes violent insistence are treated as “full orcs” by the rest) on missions to accomplish specific tasks that will shape the opinions, deeds, and settlement locations of others.
Active in the Vast, Impiltur, and the Moonsea North, and moving about often, Glorundoun has been behind much of the “orc dangers” that imperil human mining and travel away from the Inner Sea shores; he wants to keep humans from settling, taming, and then spreading over all of the region (so as to prevent all “monsters” [such as himself] ever being crowded right out of non-frozen areas where they can forage).
Glorundoun has no interest in ruling any orc tribe or disputing with tribes, but expects other orcs to cooperate with him once they know what he’s busy doing; if they don’t, he customarily ignores chieftans and warband leaders and speaks directly to the orcs being led by them. If any orc defies him or hampers his schemes, he won’t hesitate to destroy them - - but won’t engage in open confrontation he’ll likely lose, calmly withdrawing to strike at them later.
Glorundoun enjoys eating, drinking, and sex (with partners of all races), but will never let pursuit of such enjoyments lull him into being exposed to the attacks of foes, or distracted from what’s afoot right now.
Glorundoun uses the non-orc members of his band in deceptions, so as to deal with humans and others without them (initially, at least) realizing they’re “treating with orcs,” and seizes and caches items such as weapons and tools, coins and gems, and other useful goods whenever he can, for use later. Over years of successful exploits, he’s established dozens of hidden caches that each hold enough wealth to purchase buildings in many human-dominated cities outright, as well as scores of smaller caches (if buying a building, ship, or caravan will help a scheme succeed, he’ll boldly do so).
Glorundoun himself is gigantic, standing 14 feet tall at his shoulders (which are fully six feet across), and having a flattened, “toad-like” hairless head twice as large as most orcs. His left front tusk is broken off and yellowed with decay, and several wide white scars wander across his features.



So saith Ed, creator of literally scores of interesting and campaign-useful NPCs down the years . . . not to mention a world or three for them to frolic in.
love to all,
THO
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createvmind
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Posted - 23 Feb 2009 :  02:22:21  Show Profile  Visit createvmind's Homepage Send createvmind a Private Message
Hello all,

Thanks THO, so I assume that a demon is incapable of being genuine in its pleading to agree to whatever terms are made to spare its life? Is that something inherent in being a demon, perhaps the fact that it was forced into such a predicament and must find a way to vent its frustration?

Is self-preservation never the stronger desire than vengance?
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Menelvagor
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Posted - 23 Feb 2009 :  02:55:05  Show Profile  Visit Menelvagor's Homepage Send Menelvagor a Private Message
Rereading Elminster In Hell, I noticed this:
On page 30, El has a memory where he bows over an elven woman who's deathly wounded. Silver Fire springs around her. What is interresting, however, is that it comes from her, not El Who is this elf? The only female Elf Chosen I know of is Syrumstar Auglamyr. So is this a throwback to Elminster in Myth Drannor? When she becomes a Chosen? Or is this some other time? Or is this someone else entirely?

"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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The Hooded One
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Posted - 23 Feb 2009 :  03:20:38  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hello again, all.

createvmind, I've checked with Ed, and no, he didn't mean to imply that a demon is incapable of sincerity, especially when pleading for its life - - he meant it will always be alert for some way out, or of turning the tables, or of escape, or of treachery or twisting the terms of an agreement. It could be VERY sincere, and even keep its word, if those it is pleading with are well-prepared and careful.

Menelvagor, Ed tells me that the dying elf woman in question is, to borrow your words, "someone else entirely." Unfortunately, she's also NDA. So we have a battlefield (in the past, Ed hints at least a few centuries, and we have a dying elf female known to El and dear to him, and yes, she certainly seems to be a Chosen . . .
Ed wishes very much he could say more.

love to all,
THO
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Menelvagor
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Posted - 23 Feb 2009 :  03:37:59  Show Profile  Visit Menelvagor's Homepage Send Menelvagor a Private Message
Oooh, thanks for the prompt reply! Which deserves, of course a question I forgot, as always.
How many (estimated) (known and unknown) daughters and sons of Elminster are there, besides Narnra, Laspeera, and Fee?And could we have information on the known live ones? And have they ever tried to gather a convention? If not, will they gather a convention? If they did or will, will we get to see it in a story?

"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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createvmind
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Posted - 23 Feb 2009 :  04:13:12  Show Profile  Visit createvmind's Homepage Send createvmind a Private Message
Thank you much
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Zandilar
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Posted - 23 Feb 2009 :  07:39:39  Show Profile  Visit Zandilar's Homepage Send Zandilar a Private Message
Heya,

quote:
Originally posted by Menelvagor

Oooh, thanks for the prompt reply! Which deserves, of course a question I forgot, as always.
How many (estimated) (known and unknown) daughters and sons of Elminster are there, besides Narnra, Laspeera, and Fee?And could we have information on the known live ones? And have they ever tried to gather a convention? If not, will they gather a convention? If they did or will, will we get to see it in a story?



I seem to recall that Ed mentioned (in reply to a question I asked on the same topic a year or two ago) that neither Filfaeril or Laspeera were actually Elminster's daughters, but that they are descended from sons or daughters of his... Effectively they're more like great^x (where x is unknown, since Ed never clarified just how many generations removed they were) grandchildren of Elminster's.

They said they were his daughters to give Narnra some comfort (I can't remember Ed's exact words, unfortunately).

Zandilar
~amor vincit omnia~
~audaces fortuna iuvat~

As the spell ends, you look up into the sky to see the sun blazing overhead like noon in a desert. Then something else in the sky catches your attention. Turning your gaze, you see a tawny furred kitten bounding across the sky towards the new sun. Her eyes glint a mischevious green as she pounces on it as if it were nothing but a colossal ball of golden yarn. With quick strokes of her paws, it is batted across the sky, back and forth. Then with a wink the kitten and the sun disappear, leaving the citizens of Elversult gazing up with amazed expressions that quickly turn into chortles and mirth.

The Sunlord left Elversult the same day in humilitation, and was never heard from again.
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PaulBestwick
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Ed the talk of Elven Chosen earlier in the thread got me thinking, most Chosen appear to be of human origin with some elven bloodline thrown in. Are there examples of Chosen from the other good races? I would not expect to any Dwarvern Chosen due to the earlier rules over dwarvern arcane magic users. I would be suprised not to see an Aasimar in the mix somewhere, the other races I am not to sure about or am I completely wrong with my assumptions?
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The Red Walker
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Posted - 23 Feb 2009 :  13:49:07  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

Thanks, Red Walker. Your post brought a smile to my face, and to Ed's, too, when I passed it along to him. He wants you to know that Garfist and Iskarra continue their, er, "careers" in both ARCH WIZARD and FALCONFAR (and, yes, Ed originally called the second book "Archwizard," but the editor at Solaris entered it into the catalogue as "Arch Wizard," probably to match "Dark Lord," so "Arch Wizard" it now is).

createvmind, Ed says begging and pleading isn't going too far - - but your average demon wouldn't hesitate for an instant if they got the chance to lash out at someone who was fooled by their begging and pleading enough to let their guard down.

Oh, and a dollop of new Realmslore from Ed, coming soon . . .
love,
THO



Thanks for the reply. It nice to know those two will be around for all 3 novels. They are quite the scene stealers!
Is Ed planning or have the option to write more of the Falcon Kingdoms after this trilogy?

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Edited by - The Red Walker on 23 Feb 2009 14:35:09
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Wooly Rupert
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You know, I've got so many questions in the queue right now that I don't even know how many there are, much less what all of them are! And yet, here I am with more...

Randulaith of Mirabar. He works in Undermountain and Skullport for the Eye, and has long wanted to be a Lord of Waterdeep. This is described as being a personal desire, and not as something he's doing to help out his round and eyeful employer. As of City of Splendors: Waterdeep, he's quite close to that goal. This brings up some questions.

What kind of Lord do you imagine Randulaith being? Would he be more loyal to the City, or would his loyalty to the Eye outweigh his assumed duties as a Lord? If he does care more about the City, would he cut off relations with the Eye, or continue working with it, as long as the interests of the City weren't compromised?

Are there any precautions in place to make sure prospective Lords truly have the best interest of the City at heart? I know the Lords watch and test, but I'm wondering if that's all they do, or if they do more, like the War Wizards and their mindreaming.

If the other Lords believed that a person truly had the best interests of the City at heart, would they offer a Lordship to someone they knew was evil? Randulaith could be a good example for this one, and I know some people like the idea of Elaith Craulnober eventually becoming a Lord (I'm undecided on that one, myself)...

I prolly should have asked at least a couple of these questions before I wrote my Lords of Waterdeep articles, I guess.

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Alisttair
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quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert
I prolly should have asked at least a couple of these questions before I wrote my Lords of Waterdeep articles, I guess.



That you should have Wooly - shame on you

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Menelvagor
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Oh another question which rises in the course of re-reading Elminster In Hell:
We see a bit of Alustriel's childhood. We know what happened to Dove, Storm and Laeral - they were raised as sisters by El. And Alasarra was given to the witches of Rashemen. But what of Qilue, Sylune and Alustriel? How was it decided who were they given to? How was the childhood of them and The Simbul? When did they first meet (in years)? Were they aware before their meeting that they were sisters? Is their a written description of their meeting somewhere? And how did they know or find out they were sisters?

"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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Zandilar
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Heya,

quote:
Originally posted by Menelvagor

Oh another question which rises in the course of re-reading Elminster In Hell:
We see a bit of Alustriel's childhood. We know what happened to Dove, Storm and Laeral - they were raised as sisters by El. And Alasarra was given to the witches of Rashemen. But what of Qilue, Sylune and Alustriel? How was it decided who were they given to? How was the childhood of them and The Simbul? When did they first meet (in years)? Were they aware before their meeting that they were sisters? Is their a written description of their meeting somewhere? And how did they know or find out they were sisters?



I know I'm not Ed, but as Qilue has a completely different birth mother to the other six, I'd say that her mother raised her amongst other Eilistraeean Drow. There's mention of her and other young drow companions (children?) finding the Promenade in the Underdark under Waterdeep (and Skullport).

Would be nice to hear more details on her early life, though. She does seem to be one of the more neglected of the Chosen as far as lore. (You might want to get your hands on a copy of the 2nd Edition supplement Seven Sisters if you don't already have it, which has a lot of lore and information on the Seven.)

Zandilar
~amor vincit omnia~
~audaces fortuna iuvat~

As the spell ends, you look up into the sky to see the sun blazing overhead like noon in a desert. Then something else in the sky catches your attention. Turning your gaze, you see a tawny furred kitten bounding across the sky towards the new sun. Her eyes glint a mischevious green as she pounces on it as if it were nothing but a colossal ball of golden yarn. With quick strokes of her paws, it is batted across the sky, back and forth. Then with a wink the kitten and the sun disappear, leaving the citizens of Elversult gazing up with amazed expressions that quickly turn into chortles and mirth.

The Sunlord left Elversult the same day in humilitation, and was never heard from again.
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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by Menelvagor

Oh another question which rises in the course of re-reading Elminster In Hell:
We see a bit of Alustriel's childhood. We know what happened to Dove, Storm and Laeral - they were raised as sisters by El. And Alasarra was given to the witches of Rashemen. But what of Qilue, Sylune and Alustriel? How was it decided who were they given to? How was the childhood of them and The Simbul? When did they first meet (in years)? Were they aware before their meeting that they were sisters? Is their a written description of their meeting somewhere? And how did they know or find out they were sisters?

Ed's The Seven Sisters tome does provide some tidbits for the types of questions you're asking Menelvagor. You might want to check it out while waiting for a response from Ed.

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