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Kajehase
Great Reader

Sweden
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Posted - 26 Feb 2010 :  12:16:52  Show Profile Send Kajehase a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

Hi again, all. Red Walker, Ed says "Yes." He's not sure if it'll be with Solaris, or if it'll be Rod Everlar again, or if he'll explore the lives of a certain roguish couple, one of whom is fat, male, and coarse, and one of whom is female and VERY thin. (Hint, hint.)
And just in case it needs to be said again:
No, Holdoncrop is NOT Hasbro (or Wizards, or TSR). Despite too many "critics" out on the Net who are somehow utterly certain it is.
love,
THO



Methinks said critics should try and count the number of monsters and evil wizards Ed has brought into the Realms.

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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 28 Feb 2010 :  02:38:00  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Heh. Very good point, Kajehase.
Hi, fellow scribes. Well, I started to work my warmest wiles on Ed to try to get him to spill some lore or even hints regarding ELMINSTER MUST DIE!
Now, Ed is a veteran recipient of feminine wiles, mine included, and gets a twinkle in his eye rather than surrendering or being defeated all that quickly, so it looks like he's going to give us "the slow reveal."
The first pearl of lore he's let slip is this:

More than one character in the book has silver hair.

And the second is this:

Elminster appears in the book.

(That second one had me thanking him with heavy sarcasm, I must say.) When I pressed him for more, he just started smiling and humming. So bear with me, and let's see what else he lets slip, between now and August.
Sigh.
love to all,
THO
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Brimstone
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Posted - 28 Feb 2010 :  03:38:01  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message


I would hope El will be in it!

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Menelvagor
Senior Scribe

Israel
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Posted - 28 Feb 2010 :  07:43:45  Show Profile  Visit Menelvagor's Homepage Send Menelvagor a Private Message
Let the Epileptic Tree Planting begin!
On a completely random note, Happy Purim!

"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'."

Edited by - Menelvagor on 28 Feb 2010 16:23:17
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Verghityax
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Posted - 28 Feb 2010 :  14:40:10  Show Profile  Visit Verghityax's Homepage Send Verghityax a Private Message
Dear Ed,
I'm very interested in the Faerunian heraldry, especially the independent cities' crests, like Berdusk's, Iriaebor's, Elturel's, Silverymoon's, Everlund's, Scornubel's, Tantras' and so on. Could You shed some light on it?
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sfdragon
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Posted - 28 Feb 2010 :  16:43:35  Show Profile Send sfdragon a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

Heh. Very good point, Kajehase.
Hi, fellow scribes. Well, I started to work my warmest wiles on Ed to try to get him to spill some lore or even hints regarding ELMINSTER MUST DIE!
Now, Ed is a veteran recipient of feminine wiles, mine included, and gets a twinkle in his eye rather than surrendering or being defeated all that quickly, so it looks like he's going to give us "the slow reveal."
The first pearl of lore he's let slip is this:

More than one character in the book has silver hair.

And the second is this:

Elminster appears in the book.

(That second one had me thanking him with heavy sarcasm, I must say.) When I pressed him for more, he just started smiling and humming. So bear with me, and let's see what else he lets slip, between now and August.
Sigh.
love to all,
THO


so you said before, when at least one of the seven sisters would make an appearance in the Ed's Next Book.


no fair, you cheated.....

atleast tell one more, if El's famous ever smoking pipe shows up in it......

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crazedventurers
Master of Realmslore

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Posted - 28 Feb 2010 :  17:20:56  Show Profile  Visit crazedventurers's Homepage Send crazedventurers a Private Message

quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One
Ed replies:
Hi, Damian! Herewith, some replies:
1. Change is normally made to mark some important event in family history, t


Thank you Ed for your quick response. I quite like the idea of a 'wet-behind-the-ears' adventuring band being commanded by a Herald to seize some noble's carriage doors as said noble tries to ride away :)

Interesting times to be had by all I think


Cheers

Damian

So saith Ed. I've never said he was sane, have I?
Gods, all this writing and he's running a constant fantasy version of Coronation Street in his head, too. .
shudder,
love to all,
THO
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gomez
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Netherlands
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Posted - 01 Mar 2010 :  08:48:07  Show Profile  Visit gomez's Homepage Send gomez a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One


More than one character in the book has silver hair.


What? Mirt grew silver hair?

*runs*
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

5043 Posts

Posted - 01 Mar 2010 :  23:32:53  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Heh. No need, gomez, no need.
Here's another pair of clues from Ed:

There's some sort of haunting in the book.

And:

There's more than one noble family mentioned that printed Realmslore hasn't seen before, but that have been in my original Realms since at least 1979, and one of which was in my original Realms turnover packages in 1986.

So saith Ed. Pretty general stuff so far, but it's early days yet, scribes; I'll keep working on him.
And I'm pretty good with my tongue.

love to all,
THO
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 01 Mar 2010 :  23:43:25  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi again, all. Ed just amplified that first clue:

An active, verbal, ARMED sort of haunting.

Wooo-hooo!

love,
THO
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Wooly Rupert
Master of Mischief
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Posted - 02 Mar 2010 :  00:14:31  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

And I'm pretty good with my tongue.

love to all,
THO



Not to doubt you, my Lady, but I find it's best to confirm these things myself. So any time you wish to give a demonstration, I'm ready!

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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

And I'm pretty good with my tongue.

love to all,
THO



Not to doubt you, my Lady, but I find it's best to confirm these things myself. So any time you wish to give a demonstration, I'm ready!

Now Wooly, you know the rules. More senior Candlekeep scribes [guess who? ] are always first in line!

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 02 Mar 2010 :  05:10:51  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

And I'm pretty good with my tongue.

love to all,
THO



Not to doubt you, my Lady, but I find it's best to confirm these things myself. So any time you wish to give a demonstration, I'm ready!

Now Wooly, you know the rules. More senior Candlekeep scribes [guess who? ] are always first in line!



Yeah, but certain senior Candlekeep scribes can't get away from the gravitational pull of their own to-do lists!

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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

Yeah, but certain senior Candlekeep scribes can't get away from the gravitational pull of their own to-do lists!
Fortunately, an anti-graviton gun is one of the primary projects on my famed to-do list.

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Asgetrion
Master of Realmslore

Finland
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Posted - 02 Mar 2010 :  10:26:38  Show Profile  Visit Asgetrion's Homepage Send Asgetrion a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Verghityax

Dear Ed,
I'm very interested in the Faerunian heraldry, especially the independent cities' crests, like Berdusk's, Iriaebor's, Elturel's, Silverymoon's, Everlund's, Scornubel's, Tantras' and so on. Could You shed some light on it?



Seconded! And I'll add Hill's Edge to that list!

"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 02 Mar 2010 10:53:35
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 02 Mar 2010 :  15:59:52  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi again, all. I bring a reply from Ed re. these city heraldry requests:


Hmm. Because of what's been submitted and accepted over the years, but not yet published, this list is a mindfield of NDAs. I'll try to impart what I can, though.
In general, city heraldry in the Realms is simple, so it can readily be used in badges (used on the doors of city offices and conveyances, the breasts and backs of surcoats worn by some city workers and officials, and so on).
As a result, civic blazons VERY rarely have mottoes or supporters; they tend to be a few charges on a shield.
Of the requested list, I can reveal this much:

Berdusk: black point (bottom) of shield with an upper edge drawn to suggest the silhouette skyline of the city (towers, many roofs, and two turreted and balconied tall buildings a little taller than the surrounding roofs). Above that, a dark purple sky, with a large silver harp (for the "look" of this instrument, see the 2nd Ed Harpers' logo) floating in the midst of it (the largest charge on the shield, and spang in the center of the shield) with a random (that is, forming no discernable pattern or "real-Realms" constellation) scattering of eleven stars (four large and seven small) above it, in a band across the top fifth of the shield.

Elturel: A sky-blue shield with a thick purple border all around. Extending up the center of the shield is a black castle tower, with a white arch-topped window centered in it just below its crenelated top (five merlons, which stand two-thirds up the shield in height).

Everlund: Same as Berdusk, except that the main charge is a thin crescent moon, points to the viewer's right (instead of a harp), the cityscape at the bottom is instead a black silhouette of the continuous random canopies of leafy trees, two conifer points amid a general deciduous mass, the dark sky is dark blue rather than dark purple, and the (wider, extending down on either side of the moon as well as above it) band of random stars are fourteen in all, seven large and seven small.

Scornubel: A dun/beige/tawny shield with a thin scarlet border all around. A vertical rich blue line bisects the shield, down its center, and on either side of it, in the lower third of the shield, are two black eight-spoke wagon wheels (seen side-on).


So saith Ed. Providing a glimpse of some city heraldry. More hints re. ELMINSTER MUST DIE! to come, I'm promised, too!
love to all,
THO
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 02 Mar 2010 :  16:09:55  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Aha! And here they are!

About ELMINSTER MUST DIE! Ed adds these:

A reader MIGHT 'see' someone chained in a pool.

And:

Wizards WILL hurl spells at each other in a face-to-face spell battle.


So saith Ed. Adding little tidbits like slowly-falling drops of water . . .
love to all,
THO
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Blueblade
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Posted - 02 Mar 2010 :  18:44:44  Show Profile  Visit Blueblade's Homepage Send Blueblade a Private Message
So Scornubel's arms clearly depict caravans, and the city spanning the river (carrying wagon-trade across the water). Yes?
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 02 Mar 2010 :  18:47:10  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Yes.

Oh, and another ELMINSTER MUST DIE! tidbit from Ed:

Readers will see blue flames.
More than once, and moving.

Oooh. Curiouser and curiouser, as Alice said.
love to all,
THO
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Alisttair
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Posted - 02 Mar 2010 :  19:53:42  Show Profile  Visit Alisttair's Homepage  Click to see Alisttair's MSN Messenger address Send Alisttair a Private Message
Something about Mystra perhaps....hmmm...

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Menelvagor
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Israel
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Posted - 02 Mar 2010 :  20:43:30  Show Profile  Visit Menelvagor's Homepage Send Menelvagor a Private Message
Sylune will return to 'haunt' Alassra who'll be frolicking in a pool, playing a 'game' with Elminster involving blue fire and chains, and some mage from a noble family will play Peeping-Tom until Alassra catches him and starts a spell battle with him!

"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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sfdragon
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Posted - 03 Mar 2010 :  00:16:41  Show Profile Send sfdragon a Private Message
so what happened to Elminster's eversmoking pipe during the spell plague??

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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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

5043 Posts

Posted - 03 Mar 2010 :  15:56:00  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi again, all.

Sorry, sfdragon, that's NDA. Though Ed added this:

You WON'T learn the fate of the pipe in ELMINSTER MUST DIE!

However, you WILL see a tentacle or two.


(Don't worry, scribes. I will get some proper Realmslore replies out of him, too. It's not going to be solid teasing for five-and-a-bit months. Promise.)

love,
THO
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Blueblade
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Posted - 03 Mar 2010 :  15:58:24  Show Profile  Visit Blueblade's Homepage Send Blueblade a Private Message
Alisttair, when I read "blue flames" I didn't think Mystra. I thought Spellplague, or something left over from it.
C'mon, THO! More hints! More hints!
Scribes are an impatient lot, yes?
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 03 Mar 2010 :  16:01:13  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Well met again. Blueblade, your command is my wish (wield that whip hard, will you?), and accordingly, these, from Ed:


You will briefly meet a rather formidable mother.

You will see undead.


. . . and that's all he imparted this time. Stay tuned!
love,
THO
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