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Drizztsmanchild
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Posted - 28 Apr 2009 :  06:04:00  Show Profile  Visit Drizztsmanchild's Homepage  Send Drizztsmanchild a Yahoo! Message Send Drizztsmanchild a Private Message
Thank you all for your answers. I'm pretty much a novel person and again hope that novels pertaining to the lost or missing info during the 100 jump(with certain Npcs) will present themselves in the near future.

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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
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Thank you all for your answers. I'm pretty much a novel person and again hope that novels pertaining to the lost or missing info during the 100 jump(with certain Npcs) will present themselves in the near future.



That'd be nice, but it's pretty much been stated they're not touching that timeframe. We can hope they change their minds, but I, for one, am not holding my breath.

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Posted - 28 Apr 2009 :  15:55:55  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

quote:
Originally posted by Drizztsmanchild

Thank you all for your answers. I'm pretty much a novel person and again hope that novels pertaining to the lost or missing info during the 100 jump(with certain Npcs) will present themselves in the near future.



That'd be nice, but it's pretty much been stated they're not touching that timeframe. We can hope they change their minds, but I, for one, am not holding my breath.

Though, we've already had a few examples of writers offering "flashbacks" and historical tidbits -- in their novels -- about events that occurred during the interim period between 1375DR and 1479DR. Like Steven Schend's Blackstaff Tower for example.

Granted, it's not an entire focus on times past, but it's all we're likely to receive for the time being.

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gomez
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Posted - 28 Apr 2009 :  16:31:44  Show Profile  Visit gomez's Homepage Send gomez a Private Message
Brian's post-plague timeline, despite not being offical (or canon, but I understand we had a comment on that already) is quite useful as well.
I am interested to know if any authors would use it as a reference for events that pertain their novels (or adventures).
In the end, I assume Bruce Cordell and Susan Morris keep tabs on realmslore continuity, but I do wonder how they do that - whether they have this list of 'stuff to check for', or just go at it at random.
Hmm. Would Ed use the timeline as a reference (assuming it would matter in what he writes)?
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Ashe Ravenheart
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Posted - 28 Apr 2009 :  16:49:43  Show Profile Send Ashe Ravenheart a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by Drizztsmanchild

Thank you all for your answers. I'm pretty much a novel person and again hope that novels pertaining to the lost or missing info during the 100 jump(with certain Npcs) will present themselves in the near future.



That'd be nice, but it's pretty much been stated they're not touching that timeframe. We can hope they change their minds, but I, for one, am not holding my breath.



Well, except for Mr. Cordell's novels.

I actually DO know everything. I just have a very poor index of my knowledge.

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capnvan
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Posted - 28 Apr 2009 :  17:08:50  Show Profile  Visit capnvan's Homepage Send capnvan a Private Message
Query: Would I find anything like a bastle house in the Realms? I recall a Dragon article (this would have been part of Elminster's Guide to the Realms, probably early #300s) detailing an inn in the wilderness. As I think of it now, it had very limited physical defenses, despite its isolation.

And, as I thought on what home construction I've seen, I don't recall a lot of obvious preparations for the typical, limited (non-magic-using) orc raid on an isolated (non-magic-having) farmstead.

Any thoughts from the Foręt Vert?

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Sparrowhawk963
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Posted - 29 Apr 2009 :  01:23:52  Show Profile  Visit Sparrowhawk963's Homepage Send Sparrowhawk963 a Private Message
I don't know if anyone has asked or not. But I would like to know why more of Ed Greenwood's books aren't audio books? Especially the Elminster series. The only audio books I can find from Ed are A Dragon's Ascension, The Dragon's Doom, and The Kingless Land. Thanks

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The Hooded One
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Posted - 29 Apr 2009 :  02:16:50  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi, Sparrowhawk963,
I can tell you that Blackstone Audiobooks has released all five of Ed's Tor titles (THE KINGLESS LAND, THE VACANT THRONE, A DRAGON'S ASCENSION, A DRAGON'S DOOM, and THE SILENT HOUSE) as cassette-set audiobooks.
Brilliance Audio (based in Michigan) has released the first two of Ed's Solaris titles (DARK LORD and ARCH WIZARD) as CD audio books, and ARCH WIZARD also as a MP3-CD set.
All in English; I believe there are also some foreign-language audio editions (Italian, German, Spanish, and French for sure).
That's because Ed holds the copyrights for those books, and his agent licenses the audio rights.
TSR/WotC/Hasbro owns all rights to Ed's Realms books, and as far as I know, has never bothered to make any of them available as audio editions (though I've heard rumors of the existence of MAKING OF A MAGE and SPELLFIRE audio editions). You'll have to ask them why they've never sought wider markets for titles they own; it seems a poor business decision for me (if licensed, the licensor bears the costs of the recording and distribution, so any profit is profit to the publisher; even if there's little or no profit, it expands the number of people who have been exposed to an author, and therefore may become potential book purchasers in future).
But then, I've been involved in book publishing, off and on, for more years than either TSR or Wizards of the Coast has existed - - so what do I know?
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Foxhelm
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Posted - 29 Apr 2009 :  03:40:35  Show Profile  Click to see Foxhelm's MSN Messenger address  Send Foxhelm a Yahoo! Message Send Foxhelm a Private Message
Figuring Ed might be a bit of a history Buff, I was wondering if was watching Spike's new Show "Deadliest Warrior."

(Article by Newsarama link: http://www.newsarama.com/tv/090421-deadliest-warriors.html)

Basically experts use the deadliest weapons of the warrior, test on human analogs like pigs and ballistic gel with organs and bones with sensors taking readings. Then they run 1000 battles on a gaming computer so powerful it isn't out yet, to take luck out of it.

So far there have been three shows and one on now.

Apache vs. Gladiator (Winner: Apache)
Viking vs. Samurai (winner: Samurai)
Ninja vs. Spartan (Winner: Spartan)
Pirate (Blackbeard version) vs. Knight (Winner: Pirate)

Next Week: Mafia Vs. Yakuza (20th century versions)

Any thoughts on this show?

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Markustay
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Posted - 29 Apr 2009 :  04:30:39  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message
When they run Elminster vs Khelben, let me know.

Also, I want to hear Ed's FR novels narrated by the man himself - you could probably get big bucks for those.

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


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Ashe Ravenheart
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I'd like the show better if it were a ladders system. So the next one should be Apache vs. Samurai, then Spartan vs. Pirate, then the winners of both.

I actually DO know everything. I just have a very poor index of my knowledge.

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sfdragon
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quote:
Originally posted by Foxhelm

Figuring Ed might be a bit of a history Buff, I was wondering if was watching Spike's new Show "Deadliest Warrior."

(Article by Newsarama link: http://www.newsarama.com/tv/090421-deadliest-warriors.html)

Basically experts use the deadliest weapons of the warrior, test on human analogs like pigs and ballistic gel with organs and bones with sensors taking readings. Then they run 1000 battles on a gaming computer so powerful it isn't out yet, to take luck out of it.

So far there have been three shows and one on now.

Apache vs. Gladiator (Winner: Apache)
Viking vs. Samurai (winner: Samurai)
Ninja vs. Spartan (Winner: Spartan)
Pirate (Blackbeard version) vs. Knight (Winner: Pirate)

Next Week: Mafia Vs. Yakuza (20th century versions)

Any thoughts on this show?




gots several, but mostly I want to see
ninja vs. Apache

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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 29 Apr 2009 :  15:08:47  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi again, all. Foxhelm, I don't know if Ed's been watching that show. He has very little "tube time" these days, what with the logjam of work, family stuff, library stuff, and so on. I know he tries to catch The Daily Show (Jon Stewart) when he can, and Mike Holmes and Good Eats from time to time, but . . .
One thing I DO know is that just under 30 years ago, when Ed was a journalism student covering a case, he suggested to a Toronto police forensics guy that they use a "plug" of raw pork (by firing a bullet into it) for a comparison with a body. The policeman started to brush him off with "sounds like science fiction," but another cop said of course they would (it turns out that Ed has earlier covered a story about a meat processor near the Toronto stockyards (gone now) who "deboned" hogs for delivery to meat canning plants (for the Canadian equivalent of Spam and similar "lunch meats"). Ed was also involved in the early days of the SCA up in Canada, and they did some "fire arrows into phone books" and "hack at particular-density foam with various swords" tests. So the show sounds like it would be right up Ed's alley, so to speak.
I am awaiting word from the Bearded One right now, so I'll put this to him along with the rest of the recent lore queries, scribes . . .
love,
THO
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A Publishing Lackey
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Posted - 29 Apr 2009 :  15:22:19  Show Profile  Visit A Publishing Lackey's Homepage Send A Publishing Lackey a Private Message
I seem to remember seeing a Japanese Ed audiobook once, too.
And having heard Ed give readings at ABA (now Book Expo America) in the past, I heartily concur: Ed is a MAGNIFICENT reader. He did volunteer CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) book readings for years, and not a few library program book readings, too. I understand that he writes and reads an annual Christmas story at the Port hope library where he works part-time now, in semi-retirement from library work (why semi-retired? because we Realms fans keep him too busy, folks!).
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Foxhelm
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Posted - 29 Apr 2009 :  15:53:09  Show Profile  Click to see Foxhelm's MSN Messenger address  Send Foxhelm a Yahoo! Message Send Foxhelm a Private Message
Well, it is interesting. Perhaps he can catch up on it later or when it comes to DVD.

I can remember the Spartan fight as it own about 60% of the battles due to it's shield (which it could use as a blunt weapon). The host mentioned the Ninja could harm or distract the Spartan, but the Spartan could kill the Ninja.

The Pirate one due to a Grenada, an early Grenade and the Blunderbust, the early Shotgun. It is interesting that the final killing blow by the Pirate was with the Knight on his back. The Pirate pull the visor and shot him with a Flintlock Pistol at close range.

Also about the Ladder system, they haven't ruled it out in later episodes. So you might see Apache vs. Samurai or Pirate vs. Spartan in the future.

They haven't ruled out shows on fan favourites or fictional characters, they just need raw data for the last one. So there could be Pirate vs. Ninja or they have suggested the Thing based on the data from the motion picture.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 29 Apr 2009 :  15:55:32  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

Hi again, all. Foxhelm, I don't know if Ed's been watching that show. He has very little "tube time" these days, what with the logjam of work, family stuff, library stuff, and so on. I know he tries to catch The Daily Show (Jon Stewart) when he can, and Mike Holmes and Good Eats from time to time, but . . .


Really? Ed likes Jon Stewart? That is so cool!

Does he also watch The Colbert Report?


quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

One thing I DO know is that just under 30 years ago, when Ed was a journalism student covering a case, he suggested to a Toronto police forensics guy that they use a "plug" of raw pork (by firing a bullet into it) for a comparison with a body. The policeman started to brush him off with "sounds like science fiction," but another cop said of course they would (it turns out that Ed has earlier covered a story about a meat processor near the Toronto stockyards (gone now) who "deboned" hogs for delivery to meat canning plants (for the Canadian equivalent of Spam and similar "lunch meats"). Ed was also involved in the early days of the SCA up in Canada, and they did some "fire arrows into phone books" and "hack at particular-density foam with various swords" tests. So the show sounds like it would be right up Ed's alley, so to speak.




That's cool... Most of my knowledge of these things comes from Mythbusters.

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The Sage
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Posted - 29 Apr 2009 :  16:00:18  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 The Hooded One

TSR/WotC/Hasbro owns all rights to Ed's Realms books, and as far as I know, has never bothered to make any of them available as audio editions (though I've heard rumors of the existence of MAKING OF A MAGE and SPELLFIRE audio editions).
How old are these rumours? For curiosity's sake...

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Barshevy
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Where would we be able to discuss Ed's recent non-FR books?

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Ashe Ravenheart
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Ahhh... two unsung geniuses of our time, Alton Brown and Jon Stewart.

I was a mere dabbler in the culinary arts until I began watching Good Eats. Knowing the 'why' of the ingredients leads to creating new dishes and no longer being restricted to the printed recipe.

And Jon Stewart is the true heir (and weird bastard son) of Carson and Cronkite.

Now, for a question (brought on by thoughts of news):

'Broadsheets' in Waterdeep. Any new popular sheets? Any of the old sheets (Waterdeep Wazoo, The New Waterdhavian) still in circulation? How have they 'evolved' over the period of the Spellplague?

(Re: Evolved; I'm thinking of how news media evolved over the years. For instance: newspapers & jingoism during the Spanish-American war; newsreels during WWII; television news during McCarthy, then Vietnam, then CNN)

I actually DO know everything. I just have a very poor index of my knowledge.

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The Sage
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Posted - 29 Apr 2009 :  16:42:15  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 Barshevy

Where would we be able to discuss Ed's recent non-FR books?

So long as you've got questions pertaining to those non-FR books that have been written by Ed, you're free to ask them here in this scroll. I've done this before, with respect to Steven Schend's and Thomas Reid's non-FR works.

If you're looking to discuss the novels themselves though, I suppose we can make a little room on the Novels shelf for those particular discussions.

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The Hooded One
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Hello again, all. Ed is ALMOST ready to return to daily Realmslore replies (edappel, he's mindful of the timeliness of your request), but briefly e-mailed me last night, so I can now answer this query, from Longtime Lurker: "Hmmm. Dear Lady THO and Ed,
All this talk of Volo reminds me of a rumor that was making the rounds some years back. So I thought I'd ask: is there, or is there not, an unpublished Volo story (by Ed) kept under wraps all these years because of its amusing and scatalogical nature?
Or was that just the fabrication of someone wanting to inflate Ed's "dirty minded" reputation? Thanks."
Ed replies:


No, there are no unpublished Volo stories. There are about a dozen one- or two-liner "Volo jokes" (like Laurel & Hardy moments of er, witty repartee), wherein Volo makes some idiotic or inappropriate response to some "real" sitation in the Realms, dashed off for the amusement of various TSR staffers in e-mails, over the years, but no, no stories.
Not that I wouldn't mind writing one . . .


So saith Ed. Heh. About what I expected.
love to all,
THO

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Menelvagor
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A quick question: Did the moderators ever open a separate thread for the discussion of who was the author of Filfaeril Bound and Walking? And if not, and nobody's guessed correctly, maybe we can have a clue form Ed or our lady?

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Markustay
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New Guess: King Azoun himself.

He wrote it as a lark, for him and Fee to enjoy, and someone got their hands on it.

I still have no idea who would have gotten it published - it may have even been Alusair just before she ran-awy (trying to cause a scandal and re-direct attention away from herself). In other words, it could have been anyone who had access to the private royal chambers - Servants, War Wizards, High Knights, advisors, family members (inluding cousins, uncles, etc), certain Harpers, etc, etc....

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createvmind
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Hello,

Is Jergal a creation of Ed's?

If so is this scroll of names of all the dead an artifact within itself and does it grant any powers if read from, does Jergal write down the souls truename or name they had in life?

Edited by - createvmind on 30 Apr 2009 21:27:05
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 30 Apr 2009 :  23:19:08  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Yes, Jergal is an Ed creation, but he's been fleshed out by Julia Martin, Eric Boyd, George Krashos and others from what little lore Ed provided. Off to Ed your query goes . . .
love,
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