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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 04 May 2009 :  23:31:00  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Bingo. Dead on, Markustay. A perfect answer; saves me from doing the honours.
At least (purr) in THAT way.
love,
THO
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edappel
Learned Scribe

Brazil
211 Posts

Posted - 05 May 2009 :  15:14:23  Show Profile  Click to see edappel's MSN Messenger address Send edappel a Private Message
Hey THO or Ed...
I've posted this question at another topic, but they told me to make this question for you.

There is any non-capitalism society at FR? Like a village with co-operative work and without monetary coins and leaders.

Thanks,

--- Ed Appel

*** I'm a brazilian FR fan. So, feel free to correct my writing mistakes to improve my english.
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Gelcur
Learned Scribe

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Posted - 05 May 2009 :  17:07:29  Show Profile  Visit Gelcur's Homepage Send Gelcur a Private Message
Thanks Markustay and thanks for confirming THO. It makes a lot of sense when explained that way. For some reason I always assumed wind current and water current tended to sync up. Though I have very little nautical knowledge. Good to know.

The party come to a town befallen by hysteria

Rogue: So what's in the general store?
DM: What are you looking for?
Rogue: Whatevers in the store.
DM: Like what?
Rogue: Everything.
DM: There is a lot of stuff.
Rogue: Is there a cart outside?
DM: (rolls) Yes.
Rogue: We'll take it all, we may need it for the greater good.
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Markustay
Realms Explorer extraordinaire

USA
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Posted - 05 May 2009 :  17:10:09  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message
No problem - because of where I live and the varied and sometimes bizarre weather swings we experience, I am very much aware of what happens when you have air and water currents in competition.

And thanks for the compliment, THO - FR geography and what effects it is sort of 'my thing'.

I am always glad to service a Lady.. err.. I mean "be at service to a Lady".



quote:
Originally posted by edappel

There is any non-capitalism society at FR? Like a village with co-operative work and without monetary coins and leaders.

Thri-Kreen.

Sorry, couldn't resist.


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Edited by - Markustay on 07 May 2009 03:51:38
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Asgetrion
Master of Realmslore

Finland
1564 Posts

Posted - 06 May 2009 :  01:34:09  Show Profile  Visit Asgetrion's Homepage Send Asgetrion a Private Message
Another one to my ever-growing pile of Thuderstone questions: which goods are crafted/made/sold locally in Thunderstone (beyond the obvious ones, i.e. ale/wine, foodstuffs, timber/wood, and livestock/steeds) and which are imported?

EDIT: The point of this question is that would crystal and glass items, for example, be manufactured and sold locally or rather imported? And would they be "luxury" items sold in a "finery/luxury" shop, or cheaper items (bottles, glasses, flasks and so on) in a "common" shop and crystal statues and spyglasses (for example) in a "luxury" shop?

Once again my humblest thanks, Ed and THO!

"What am I doing today? Ask me tomorrow - I can be sure of giving you the right answer then."
-- Askarran of Selgaunt, Master Sage, speaking to a curious merchant, Year of the Helm

Edited by - Asgetrion on 06 May 2009 18:42:39
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Aysen
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Posted - 06 May 2009 :  08:41:10  Show Profile  Visit Aysen's Homepage Send Aysen a Private Message
Hello Ed, LHO, and scribes,

I've been re-reading the "Best of Ed" realms anthologies and I had a question from "Tears So White". I was wondering if Rhaugilath the Ageless was one of the liches involved in the mythal-tampering in that story, either directly or indirectly. Thanks Ed and LHO!
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lordsknight185
Learned Scribe

USA
91 Posts

Posted - 06 May 2009 :  20:56:18  Show Profile Send lordsknight185 a Private Message
Hello Ed, THO, and scribes,

I made a thread elsewhere but was told i sould post here instead.

The French braid.

My cousin is in the planning stages of her first novel when she hit a snag. What are french braids called in the realms?

We search for real-world alternatives for the name "french braid" But since the french braid was made by a frenchmen no other name exists

The snag? There is no france in faerun.

She said it would have no troubles simply describing it, But i wanted to look upon my elders to see if they had any thoughts on the matter.

--Johnny

Edited by - lordsknight185 on 06 May 2009 20:57:42
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Foxhelm
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Canada
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Posted - 06 May 2009 :  21:57:55  Show Profile  Click to see Foxhelm's MSN Messenger address  Send Foxhelm a Yahoo! Message Send Foxhelm a Private Message
Well yesterday the Mafia beat the Yukuza in "Deadliest Warrior" and next Tuesday it is the Green Berets versus the Russian Spetznaz. If Ed wants a heads up try this link for the site including Aftermath discussing Controversies over why each side won.

But for a question? What would be the various non-human versions of the Organized clan-based crime families in the realms and how do they work and what are their specialties (weapons, businesses, tactics)?

Ed Greenwood! The Solution... and Cause of all the Realms Problems!
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

5043 Posts

Posted - 06 May 2009 :  23:09:43  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi again, all. Ed remains as busy as several presidents and prime ministers rolled into one (and remember, all of those gentlemen have large staffs to help them accomplish things), but I see a query I can answer with reference to Ed's notes:

lordsknight185, I can tell you that the classic (single, down the back) French braid is known in the Realms as a "tail plait" because it is a plait (even in our real world, it's sometimes called a French plait) and because it resembles the way the wealthy and/or nobility in certain long-ago kingdoms of the Realms (and much of Chessenta and Tethyr, still, in the Realms of today) braided the manes and tails of their horses.
And, no, Ed is NOT equating women with horses, though I note in the most innocent of tones that we can both be ridden
(and ridden hard, and put away wet, and I'd better stop now before we get to show jumping . . .)
love to all,
THO
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Brimstone
Great Reader

USA
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Posted - 06 May 2009 :  23:24:04  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message
Too late.

BRIMSTONE

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then, well, the arts of reading, writing, and listening true, and they
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Kuje
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Posted - 06 May 2009 :  23:43:43  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
See, I figured Ed or THO would have an answer about the braid question. :) Glad he took my advice and asked.

And to THO, well, you can also flog both of them, if you enjoy that. :) Course, you can do that to men to.... :)

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Edited by - Kuje on 06 May 2009 23:44:27
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lordsknight185
Learned Scribe

USA
91 Posts

Posted - 06 May 2009 :  23:57:46  Show Profile Send lordsknight185 a Private Message
Thank you lady herald for the swift answer

and thank you kuje for the advice, i feel silly for not thinking of posting here to begin with.
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createvmind
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490 Posts

Posted - 07 May 2009 :  01:34:20  Show Profile  Visit createvmind's Homepage Send createvmind a Private Message
I think the scribes here and THO are more likely reason ice caps are melting, sheesh.
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Kyrene
Senior Scribe

South Africa
648 Posts

Posted - 07 May 2009 :  12:46:50  Show Profile  Visit Kyrene's Homepage Send Kyrene a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

And, no, Ed is NOT equating women with horses, though I note in the most innocent of tones that we can both be ridden
(and ridden hard, and put away wet, and I'd better stop now before we get to show jumping . . .)
love to all,
THO

Never look a gift woman in the mouth either. Nor try Rodeo Style, from what I hear.

And after that equine frivolity, we return you to Questions for Master Greenwood...

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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Markustay
Realms Explorer extraordinaire

USA
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Posted - 07 May 2009 :  18:36:04  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message
While we are on this subject (the 'nice' one, not the 'naughty' one )

Don't spurs exist in the Realms? I thought I remember readig that somewhere (maybe even right here). What about stirrups? That would be a leg-up (no pun intended) for fighters and Horseback riders in general.

Saddlehorns?

What is the extent of equine-riding technologies in the Realms? I would assume with the amount of ridable creatures (no, not 'coin-lasses'... down Scribes!) that it would have developed to a fine art, perhaps on par with our own modern techniques. Especially given the age of certain races in the Realms, and their interaction with humans (the Elves really jump to mind here).

Also, how would intelligent, related creatures look upon things like spurs? I'm talking about Centaurs, or even Pegasi or Unicorns?

--- Mark, who's love of Centaurs has always made FR lore in this dept. feel a little... ignored.

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


Edited by - Markustay on 07 May 2009 18:38:09
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

5043 Posts

Posted - 07 May 2009 :  21:32:57  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Markustay, off your query goes to Ed (who is busier than ever), but I can tell you right off the top of my head that stirrups, saddlehorns, and spurs (and for that matter, reins and bridles, too) all exist in the Realms. I don't think the use of spurs is widespread in the North among horse-riders (certainly not among the Uthgardt), but everyone having any experience at riding knows what they are, how they are used, and so on, even if they don't themselves use them. (The moral stance is most properly answered by Ed.)
love,
THO
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sfdragon
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Posted - 08 May 2009 :  09:27:22  Show Profile Send sfdragon a Private Message
can ED tell us who all has books unwriten in the ED greenwood Presents: Waterdeep??

why is being a wizard like being a drow? both are likely to find a dagger in the back from a rival or one looking to further his own goals, fame and power


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capnvan
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USA
592 Posts

Posted - 08 May 2009 :  13:42:15  Show Profile  Visit capnvan's Homepage Send capnvan a Private Message
Ed, THO:

Bear with me, please, I've skipped many a Realms novel over the years, so if some of these are known, feel free to let me know. But...

What about nicknames? How do they typically come about? We know about "El"(minster), "Khel"(ben), "Shar"(antyr) and "Mourn"(grym), what about Alustriel? Cadderly? Or Mintiper? "Mint" doesn't seem to work, and "Minty" seems like something that might have been a nickname but probably would have gone out of favor around the time he started slaughtering orcs. One look at Mintiper wielding a gore-drenched bastard sword and Minty would seem to have died away. "Perry"? The British "Mints"?

Kappiyan Flurmastyr? "Kaps"? "Kappy?" Sounds like a drunken sailor. Etc.

Any general rules? Perhaps a quick listing of favorites?

Thanks!

"Saving a life, though regrettable, is a small price to pay for a whole lifetime of unfettered killing."
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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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USA
7106 Posts

Posted - 08 May 2009 :  15:03:39  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by capnvan
...what about Alustriel?


As per Silverfall, "Lustra" is one possible nickname for her.

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Wooly Rupert
Master of Mischief
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Posted - 08 May 2009 :  15:38:44  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by capnvan

Ed, THO:

Bear with me, please, I've skipped many a Realms novel over the years, so if some of these are known, feel free to let me know. But...

What about nicknames? How do they typically come about? We know about "El"(minster), "Khel"(ben), "Shar"(antyr) and "Mourn"(grym), what about Alustriel? Cadderly? Or Mintiper? "Mint" doesn't seem to work, and "Minty" seems like something that might have been a nickname but probably would have gone out of favor around the time he started slaughtering orcs. One look at Mintiper wielding a gore-drenched bastard sword and Minty would seem to have died away. "Perry"? The British "Mints"?

Kappiyan Flurmastyr? "Kaps"? "Kappy?" Sounds like a drunken sailor. Etc.

Any general rules? Perhaps a quick listing of favorites?

Thanks!



Mintiper's nickname is Tippy.


...Yes, I just made that up.

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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 08 May 2009 :  15:51:55  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi, all.
Well, nicknames proper are of course NOT derived directly from an individual's everyday name, so they don't follow any rules. "Short-names" derived from the real names are pretty much all over the map, too.
For instance (drawing on Ed's unpublished notes), "Alustriel" is "Lustra" formally, "Luse" to some of her sisters, and even "Lussa" to some now-long-dead folks who remember her as a child.
Ed has no notes on Cadderly, because that's Bob's character.
Mintiper was called "Per" by one female intimate, but he tends to have more nicknames than derivants ("Longwalker" and "Longshanks" and "Watchful" [shortened from "Watchful Wanderer"] and "Tallgrim" [a gnome once referred to him as "Tall-and-grim," and it stuck]).
Off the query goes to Ed for a proper answer, of course. He's tearingly busy this weekend, still, trying to get certain Realmslore in your collective hands in the future.
love to all,
THO
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 08 May 2009 :  16:05:14  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Markustay and Sage,
I would be happy to show Ed anything he wanted to see, at any time. (Not that he hasn't already seen it, ahem.) However, to answer Blueblade, I found that e-mail, and heeeere's Ed:

For both Golarion and Zobeck, I am hesitant about plunging into extensive design, because I don't want the owners of those worlds to ever feel like I'm "horning in" and shaping their world my way (yes, of course I can only do design work if invited to do so, and I have been invited and have taken up those invitations - - but I'm still proceeding slowly and carefully). I know how it feels to get continually blindsided by design occurring that you weren't told about, that "doesn't fit" with the immediate surroundings or other plans (not just mine, but other plans afoot at the publishing company, at the time), and the damage that is done by turf battles within a company, however they happen. I just want to avoid all that, by proceeding with the utmost respect and slow pacing.
With the Realms, I "know" the setting well enough (before the Spellplague; after is far more of an "open field for everybody," at this point, though some designers are going to be very surprised by just how quickly areas get "painted over" with in-depth design) that I can design (and explain away developing inconsistencies) without much hesitation. The same goes for Castlemourn or Embersea (yes, I'm still working on both of them, in my [hah-hah] spare time).


So saith Ed.
love to all,
THO
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The Sage
Procrastinator Most High
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Posted - 08 May 2009 :  16:26:56  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

Markustay and Sage,
I would be happy to show Ed anything he wanted to see, at any time. (Not that he hasn't already seen it, ahem.)
So, would I be right in thinking... lucky Ed?

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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 08 May 2009 :  19:51:50  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Well, I tend to think of it as lucky ME.
Ed and I aren't lovers; we're longtime friends. Close, informal, and uninhibited, as children of the 60s tend to be. I think of myself as lucky to have friends like Ed. He's generous, caring, relaxed . . . and one of the kindest, most understanding people I've ever met. He's also tender, gives great massages (feet and back and guys as well as gals), funny, and witty. For some years I used to attend the same sf conventions as Ed did (back when he went to a lot of them), and was repeatedly amused when some professor or world authority started to pontificate, and Ed's converse with them revealed he probably knew as much about their field of expertise as they did. And, boy, is he a fun "ham actor"!
love,
THO
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Malcolm
Learned Scribe

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Posted - 08 May 2009 :  19:58:14  Show Profile  Visit Malcolm's Homepage Send Malcolm a Private Message
Dear Lady THO,
Can you possibly give us any hints as to what will be in this year's (okay, actually last year's - - I mean the one Ed is currently writing, drawn from the 2008 GenCon seminar) Spin A Yarn tale?
Thanks!
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