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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 08 May 2009 :  20:04:12  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hmmm. Hints?
Well, Ed has by now either written it, or mostly written it.
I haven't seen it, but I HAVE seen the list of story elements provided by seminar participants, and I recall pirates, a peg leg female pirate captain, a lich with a little sister who borrowed something from a brothel, a LOT about that brothel, mention of Mirt the Moneylender getting pregnant (!), gnomes and something called Gnomeball, a blind alchemist, the demon Graz'zt, and other stuff I can't remember right now.
Which gives you some idea of the zaniness of those seminars AND what Ed will work into the story (barring the no-nos like using other writers' characters and trademarked elements not owned by Wizards of the Coast, he tries to include EVERYTHING, albeit sometimes twisted more than a bit . . . not that the original suggestions aren't - - ahem - - twisted enough). I guess we'll see . . .
love,
THO
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Zandilar
Learned Scribe

Australia
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Posted - 09 May 2009 :  01:39:52  Show Profile  Visit Zandilar's Homepage Send Zandilar a Private Message
Heya,

quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

For instance (drawing on Ed's unpublished notes), "Alustriel" is "Lustra" formally, "Luse" to some of her sisters, and even "Lussa" to some now-long-dead folks who remember her as a child.


Ha, that's funny. My other half gets the names Alustriel and Alusair confused all the time, which means I'm not surprised to find they share a nickname (I never get them confused! )... I do recall reading in one (or more) Ed novel(s) that Alusair is also sometimes referred to as Luse by her family. Luse is an especially amusing nickname for them both, actually, considering that in my head it's pronounced "loose", and of course there are connotations with that word.

Another nickname I remember is Mreen (M'reen?) for Myrmeen. (Don't have my books still.)

quote:

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]).


Aren't those sort of nicknames called epithets? Or is that an overly formal term?

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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A Publishing Lackey
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Posted - 09 May 2009 :  04:31:21  Show Profile  Visit A Publishing Lackey's Homepage Send A Publishing Lackey a Private Message
They are, but in the older and more formal use of the word "nickname," they were the ONLY usages that were "nicknames." Derivatives (shortening "Edward" to "Ed," for example) weren't nicknames.
A "nick" name then strictly meant a way of referring to someone WITHOUT using their name directly - - as in: because you didn't want to "name the Devil" in medieval times, and thus, draw his attention [= evil, or ill luck], you referred to him as "Old Nick" (which is, yes, a "Nick name").
Drops the mantle of pedant, and goes back into silence . . .
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rjfras
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Posted - 09 May 2009 :  15:42:25  Show Profile  Visit rjfras's Homepage Send rjfras a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

Hmmm. Hints?
Well, Ed has by now either written it, or mostly written it.
I haven't seen it, but I HAVE seen the list of story elements provided by seminar participants, and I recall pirates, a peg leg female pirate captain, a lich with a little sister who borrowed something from a brothel, a LOT about that brothel, mention of Mirt the Moneylender getting pregnant (!), gnomes and something called Gnomeball, a blind alchemist, the demon Graz'zt, and other stuff I can't remember right now.
Which gives you some idea of the zaniness of those seminars AND what Ed will work into the story (barring the no-nos like using other writers' characters and trademarked elements not owned by Wizards of the Coast, he tries to include EVERYTHING, albeit sometimes twisted more than a bit . . . not that the original suggestions aren't - - ahem - - twisted enough). I guess we'll see . . .
love,
THO


Is Gnomeball anything like jiggly ball? Or can we go straight to the prolly most thoughts that pop into minds reading that, that it involves throwing or kicking gnomes? ie such games as Dwarf tossing or gnome punting...
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 09 May 2009 :  18:35:27  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
I don't know. I think "Gnomeball" will turn out to be whatever Ed makes it into (as in: he was just given the name).
I know very well how to play jiggly ball, but (ahem) this is a family forum, as much as I can control myself, to make it so . . .
love,
THO
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Menelvagor
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Israel
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Posted - 09 May 2009 :  19:43:16  Show Profile  Visit Menelvagor's Homepage Send Menelvagor a Private Message
Wait. So the scene in Cormyr: A Novel where Brace Skatterhawk massages Alusair was based on a true story? You mean the disclaimer ('this is a work of fiction.. any resemblance... real person... purely accidental...') lied to us?
But I should ask a question, this being Ed's scroll, so I will:
I wanted to know if my question about my campaign in Cormyr was ever sent to Ed. Because I got such great answers from people here, I fear it wasn't sent, assuming I got an answer. Not that the answers I got were great, but I wanted an answer from the creator of Azoun and Fee (or Azoun's son... whichever you believe...). Here's a summation of the situation:
The PC wants to kill Fee, in revenge for his wife, who died in pregnancy with the baby, but before dying confessed she lay with Azoun around the time of the wedding. The PC's are landed, having some land to the north, given in thanks and in the hope they will defend it after some help to Cormyr (which was actually planned by the PC, so it would give him access to Azoun and Fee). They would have access to them in a party, and wouldn't be suspected, being loyal people of Cormyr. The Wizard of the group, being True Neutral, was willing to help the PC by casting some nullifying magic, thus dispelling the spell defenses of Fee. He plans to teleport out immediately afterwards, and escape. He got in return all the murderer's money (he has a motive, too - his kid sister was captured, and he needs the money to get her back). I want the PC to almost succeed (actually manage to attempt to stab Fee, at any rate), so I don't want Vangey to be able to stop him. I also don't want him to die - hopefully forgiven by Azoun and Fee after learning the motive, and becoming an Agent of the Crown - maybe even being sent with the rest of the PC's after their wizard friend. So I need to know what defenses Fee would have, what would be the best way of countering them, how not to get detected by War Wizards, and whether Azoun and Fee would actually forgive him. Also, would he still be forgiven if he stabs Fee, actually wounding her? Because I don't want him to feel cheated. Don't worry, I don't plan to tell them 'You'll need to do this and this'. But I do want to know what will work, if I can. So if the question wasn't sent to Ed, it will be, and if it was, perhaps this will clarify matters.
Thanks a lot, and sorry if I'm bothering you for nothing.

"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."

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 09 May 2009 :  20:08:04  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Menelvagor

I wanted to know if my question about my campaign in Cormyr was ever sent to Ed. Because I got such great answers from people here, I fear it wasn't sent, assuming I got an answer. Not that the answers I got were great, but I wanted an answer from the creator of Azoun and Fee (or Azoun's son... whichever you believe...).


Pretty much everything in Ed's thread -- especially the questions -- gets sent to him. But he's got a lot of questions coming in from us, and a host of other responsibilities (if you notice, not many questions for anyone have been answered, of late)... So some questions go for a year or more without an answer. To repost a quote from the lovely Lady Hooded One:

quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

Oh, Ed knows that, all right.
His problem is threefold:
1. Total lack of time. Ed is actively writing or editing SIX projects (plus yours) right now, with another eleven sitting on his desk staring mutely at him, waiting. This means he just CAN’T go off into the basement (or the library of diskettes and Zip disks in his study, either), looking up older Realmslore. It also means he often has to drop everything to deal with emergencies (and the recent WotC layoffs have spawned a lot of those). Ed loves to answer your questions, but he’s as busy as the head of any major company or country - - without having any staff to support him. That means some of the larger-scope questions, or the really, really obscure points, just have to wait.
2. The minefield of constantly-shifting NDAs, and unfolding WotC and Paizo projects and articles Ed is aware of, but can’t publicly talk about. And doesn’t want to screw up. Many scribes ask about matters that a lot of Realms fans have wanted “cleared up” long ago. Other scribes ask about interesting things unfolding in recent books (e.g. the Shadovar). Still others ask about basics (agricultural practices, land-law). All of these things SHOULD be answered, and Ed wants to, but often other folks are already at work on answers, or MIGHT answer them as their novel or game sourcebook tromps through relevant real estate, or uses relevant NPCs. So Ed is duty-bound (and legally bound) to keep quiet. Sometimes even admitting that he’s keeping quiet will tip off Realms fans about something in the future that shouldn’t be revealed yet. So he waits…and waits…
3. Rules queries that shouldn’t be directed to Ed in the first place. You know, the “let’s use Ed’s opinion as a weapon in my ongoing argument about X” requests.
4. Questions about the gods, ditto. Yes, Ed created the great majority of deities specific to the FR setting. Yes, he detailed them, and provided spells for them. No, he’s never had the chance to put into print their prayers and rituals properly, or what daily life is like both for a humble priest and for an ambitious upperpriest in the upper echelons of church hierarchy. Yes, he wants to. No, he can’t move on this without WotC cooperation. And everyone, from other fiction writers to WotC designers to every FR fan, has their own, different - - often fiercely different - - ideas of what’s “right” and “true” about the gods. To Ed, most of this (arguing about the Dawn Cataclysm, for example, or Eilistraee) is just like arguing about the weather: fun (when it doesn’t turn nasty), but ultimately useless to the roleplaying experience (mortals can never know the truth, so the truth doesn’t matter: what matters is what priests and fiathful worshippers IN THE REALMS think). And so on. Yes, these are basics I’m reiterating, but it’s time to repeat them for all. Ed has a huge electronic file of ALL the queries not yet fully answered that have been posed in this thread. Not one gets forgotten, and Ed tries to answer one a day no matter how busy he is. So he’ll get to them, unless the gods take him from us first. Promise.
(No matter how lovingly I have to persuade him. And you know how lovingly THAT can be.)
love to all,
THO


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Menelvagor
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Israel
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Posted - 09 May 2009 :  20:45:47  Show Profile  Visit Menelvagor's Homepage Send Menelvagor a Private Message
Oh, Wooly, you misunderstand. I know Ed will answer in his own time; I was just unsure that the question had even been sent, seeing as you all gave me such great answers. It could be that our Lady assumed that the question had been answered to my satisfaction, and so there was no need to burden the already over-burdened Ed with it. I did apologize, and will again, if people think this indicates a lack of trust. Also, I felt the situation could use a bit of clarification.
EDIT: Although I'm always willing to hear from (or about) our Lady...

"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 - 09 May 2009 :  21:13:10  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi! It did indeed go off to Ed, who will reply when he has some time to call his own (NDAs prevent full public detailing of what Ed's working on, this last week and the next one, but I, who am quite used to how quickly Ed can produce game and fiction writing, was astonished at the pace he was setting - - all this despite looming surgery and lots of real-world engagements and obligations). I CAN tell you, because Chris Perkins let it slip, that Ed will indeed be web-writing regularly for Wizards again, that you will be seeing the Spin A Yarn tale that some of you have been awaiting for a long time, that Ed will again grace the pages of Kobold Quarterly and bookstore shelves with the last book of the Falconfar trilogy, entitled, ahem, FALCONFAR, that there will be future Realms novels from Ed's pen, that he is involved with some new and still-secret game and fantasy fiction projects (yes, "projects" plural), and that he's been a busy busy BUSY boy. Er, at the keyboard.
And Menelvagor, just for you, I stripped off the jeans, bra, and panties I was wearing, but put on a festive party mask that I keep handy for such occasions...
love,
THO
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Brimstone
Great Reader

USA
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Posted - 09 May 2009 :  21:19:07  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message
Surgery?

Just a festive party mask.

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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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Markustay
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Posted - 09 May 2009 :  21:33:50  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message
THO.

Please tell Ed for me to take a day off and sniff the flowers... one must never forget that.

It's okay to be a little selfish once in awhile.

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


Edited by - Markustay on 09 May 2009 21:34:12
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Dark Wizard
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Sorry to jump in, but can anyone enlighten me on Embersea?
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The Sage
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Posted - 10 May 2009 :  01:23:55  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 Menelvagor

Oh, Wooly, you misunderstand. I know Ed will answer in his own time; I was just unsure that the question had even been sent, seeing as you all gave me such great answers. It could be that our Lady assumed that the question had been answered to my satisfaction, and so there was no need to burden the already over-burdened Ed with it. I did apologize, and will again, if people think this indicates a lack of trust. Also, I felt the situation could use a bit of clarification.
EDIT: Although I'm always willing to hear from (or about) our Lady...

Menelvagor, we've covered this before.

Even in the past, when we've tackled questions on Ed's behalf, the Lady Hooded One will still pass along the question to Ed since he'll likely have a response that none of us could've known about. Ed's always got something extra to add. And that's something you should expect when you're communicating with him via THO.

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Zandilar
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Posted - 10 May 2009 :  02:05:35  Show Profile  Visit Zandilar's Homepage Send Zandilar a Private Message
Heya,

As I was trying to go to sleep last night, I was musing about my vision impairment (which is really nothing major, just short sightedness with a splash of lack of depth perception) - which is (almost) completely corrected by my glasses. Given the lenses in my glasses are made of high index plastic and usually has to be ground overseas (in Japan or in Europe where the plastic comes from - they've got the usual correction for shortsightedness with the addition of prisms to force/trick my eyes/brain to see in stereo), I figure it would be hard to find something in the Realms to correct such an impairment. So here's my question...

How do average people cope with/treat (severe) myopia in the Realms? How about other vision problems like hyperopia (hypermetropia, long sighteness) or astigmatism? How common are glasses? Are there spells to correct problems with vision, and if so how accessible are they?

Hmm... I think that's all...

Edit: Ooh, I just remembered that there is a Cure Blindness/Deafness spell in DnD, but I always just thought of it as a dispel type spell to cure magical ailments... I suppose it can cure naturally occurring vision impairment (and deafness) as well? And that reminds me of Heal... Does it cure naturally occurring insanity/mental illnesses?

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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Aysen
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Hi everyone,
Zandilar's question about physical impairments inspires my next question to Ed: Do wheelchairs exist in some form in the Realms? I assume palanquins and stretchers exist, and there was a mention of carry-chairs in one of Ed's novels, so how about wheelchairs?
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Menelvagor
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Israel
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Why thank you, my lady. And I did say I was sorry, Sage. Again.
But let's put all that behind us. I do have a question (more of an assumption*, actually): I assume the announcement from WotC still hasn't come to light because of those problems you mentioned, right? Because I'd hate to think I missed it because I'm learning for all my finals.

* As we all know, it is never safe to assume, so I suppose that means I'm being threatened by somebody, having got into his (or hers!) area of threat...

"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 Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by Menelvagor

Why thank you, my lady. And I did say I was sorry, Sage. Again.
You've nothing to apologise for Menelvagor. You're simply curious about the procedure here. There's nothing wrong with that.

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Sian
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quote:
Originally posted by Aysen

Hi everyone,
Zandilar's question about physical impairments inspires my next question to Ed: Do wheelchairs exist in some form in the Realms? I assume palanquins and stretchers exist, and there was a mention of carry-chairs in one of Ed's novels, so how about wheelchairs?



Well ... i know that a wizard in a former group i attended fixed a Tensers floating disc with Permenency to cook up something similar when the he lost his ability to walk (long story)

what happened to the queen? she's much more hysterical than usual
She's a women, it happens once a month
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Menelvagor
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Posted - 10 May 2009 :  18:49:32  Show Profile  Visit Menelvagor's Homepage Send Menelvagor a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage:
You're simply curious about the procedure here. There's nothing wrong with that.

Really? Are you sure? Because I heard that curiosity killed the cat (or another word, which is inexplicably censored...), and I wouldn't want to be blamed for that.

"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 - 11 May 2009 :  04:03:17  Show Profile  Visit createvmind's Homepage Send createvmind a Private Message
Hello All,

Ed can you tell us anything in regards to LARGEST crystal balls, scry devices in faerun say year 1373, powers, locations?

Same on other planes as well, excluding any that are in possesion of deities or archfiends, demon princes.

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Malcolm
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Dear Ed and Lady THO,
I have a swift need for a Cormyrean "wannabe noble" family based in Marsember. Not one of the let's-go-independent brigade, but one of the if-we-expose-local-traitors-maybe-the-Crown-will-ennoble-us sort. Can Ed (or his notes) oblige?
Thanks!
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gomez
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quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

And Menelvagor, just for you, I stripped off the jeans, bra, and panties I was wearing, but put on a festive party mask that I keep handy for such occasions...



Which would be excellent attire to the masked dance at Gencon Indy... ;)
Will you be available for a dance then, lady?
Or Ed, perhaps?

Gomez
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Menelvagor
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A quick question for Ed: Is there insurance in the Realms? Like Insurance companies, and such? I know that in a party mentioned in Elminster In Hell, some Cormyte merchant mentions buying a 'Godsfrown Shield', which seems to be a sort of insurance. But how widely spread is this practice? Are there many who engage in it? And are there any who specifically engage in it? Clerics of Tymora, for example, or something?

"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 Sage
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While Ed will likely have more, I'll note that the "Play The Market" chapter of Power of Faerûn has a little on the concept of surety in the Realms.

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Posted - 13 May 2009 :  09:20:27  Show Profile  Visit Drizztsmanchild's Homepage  Send Drizztsmanchild a Yahoo! Message Send Drizztsmanchild a Private Message
I'm not sure about other references but RAS included to forms of travel for the impaired in his Drizzt Hunter's Blade saga.
1. A type of chair that required 4 dwarves to carry was built for Cattie-Brie when she was injured(Cattie-brie refused at first but used it a couple of times until she was able to walk)
2. Another chair(this one with wheels) was built for Banak when he became paralyzed after the final battle for keepers dale I think.


So they're in the realms;)
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