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Ashe Ravenheart
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Posted - 15 Apr 2010 :  20:22:51  Show Profile Send Ashe Ravenheart a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Brimstone

I am still smitten gosh darn it!


As we all are, Brimmy...

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

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Larloch
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Posted - 15 Apr 2010 :  20:46:03  Show Profile  Visit Larloch's Homepage Send Larloch a Private Message
I haven't found nothing similar so....how well know are the phaerimm in the Realms? And in the Underdark? I guess that old liches from Netheril will know a lot about them, and certain races of the Underdark too. But, a common adventurer? There are sages concerning the phaerimm lore?

Thanks in advance!
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Ashe Ravenheart
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Posted - 15 Apr 2010 :  21:27:02  Show Profile Send Ashe Ravenheart a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Larloch

I haven't found nothing similar so....how well know are the phaerimm in the Realms? And in the Underdark? I guess that old liches from Netheril will know a lot about them, and certain races of the Underdark too. But, a common adventurer? There are sages concerning the phaerimm lore?

Thanks in advance!


(This is all based on 3.5/Pathfinder...)

Being that Phaerimm are aberrations, anyone with a Knowledge (Dungeoneering) skill could know about them. Since they are more rare than your usual critter, I'd probably tack on a +5/+10 modifier to the DC.

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

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Jakk
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Posted - 16 Apr 2010 :  02:38:46  Show Profile Send Jakk a Private Message
I have one more question that may be related to those pyramids. In FR5, in the description of Karse on page 52, we are told:
quote:
An avatar (minor physical manifestation) of the dying god Karsus dwells in a temple atop the butte, his everflowing blood contributing to the magical nature of the Dire Wood, while deep within the butte, Karsus's gigantic, living heart beats ponderously.


I assume from this text that part of what makes the dire oaks unique is being fed from the blood of the avatar of Karsus.

More interesting to me is what the text suggests: that Karsus is still alive, albeit senescent, circa DR 1357. IIRC, Ao was an addition to the Realms for purposes of the Avatar Crisis and 2E, and did not exist in your Realms or in the published 1E Realms. This being the case, how are divine portfolios distributed, and (more specifically) how would the newly ascended Mystra have reclaimed her portfolios from a deity that still lived (albeit apparently completely incapacitated) without killing said deity?

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Menelvagor
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Posted - 16 Apr 2010 :  08:02:44  Show Profile  Visit Menelvagor's Homepage Send Menelvagor a Private Message
A quick question regarding names: We know that Alusair has a second name, Nacacia. Is this name connected somehow to Nacacia, the half-elf paramour of Elminster and fellow apprentice with him to The Masked (Llombaerth Starym) in Elminster in Myth Drannor? If so, what is the connection? Was she an ancestor or something?
EDIT: Another quick question. It may be better directed towards Steven, but he's been rather unresponsive, so...
From The Fall of Myth Drannor:
"Most significantly, both Malimshaer and Gaulguth the nycaloths were on hand for this battle, and both suffered grievously at the hands of the enraged and powerful elf Chosen of Mystra, Symrustar Auglamyr and a battery of wizard-allies whose names are still mysteriously hidden. Using her silver fire and their mastery of spells, they managed to wound Gaulguth and cost him both his left arm and left eye!"
Do we know who this 'battery of wizard-allies' consisted of?
Oh, and I must thank you both, Ed and Milady, for giving me news of seeing more published information regaring Symrustar. THis makes me so happy!

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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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Jakk
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Posted - 16 Apr 2010 :  22:34:53  Show Profile Send Jakk a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by rjfras

quote:
Originally posted by Jakk
That's all. Oh... one other little detail... the remains of Karsus' petrified corpse are described in multiple sources as being red-hued stone... would this be the same shade of red as those pyramids?
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One
Question 3: Don't think so.
THO


My original theory (that the pyramids were constructed from stone quarried from the petrified giant body of Karsus) was neat, too. Thinking about it, even a stone corpse that size wouldn't have enough stone to build thirteen pyramids... is the size of those pyramids under NDA? I don't remember seeing anything about how big they are in published lore. (Size of pyramids; Question #2.)



But LEoF does say
quote:
The ruins of Ascore are most notable for thirteen pyramids
of unknown origin. These structures are made of an unusual
red stone not unlike the bleeding stone of Karse.

not unlike? If it wasn't constructed from Karse, where else can said stone be found? Are there any other buildings or structures constructed of same said material?



Consider rjfras' questions officially asked of you, Ed. Your original answer seemed... uncertain... and I thought I should investigate this after reading rjfras' post (in the Ascore scroll).

Many thanks again! These are likely to be my last two questions on the topic of these pyramids, given your (entirely expected) reticence regarding my original Question #2... I suspected that I'd be pushing an NDA envelope with that one, even as general as it was... or perhaps it's not an NDA, but something even more sinister... Either way, I hope to have enough clues to begin theorising in detail.

Playing in the Realms since the Old Grey Box (1987)... and *still* having fun with material published before 2008, despite the NDA'd lore.

If it's comparable in power with non-magical abilities, it's not magic.

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Jakk
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Posted - 17 Apr 2010 :  17:43:21  Show Profile Send Jakk a Private Message
It's me again, Ed. First, please note that I am not asking any explicit questions here, as I know that they cannot be answered in any satisfying way due to the iNDividuAlS involved. I'm just presenting a (rather terrifying) theory for your perusal.

What if, now that the Spellplague has disrupted Larloch's portal network, his current (post-1385) project is the recovery of Halaster's soul shards?

What does the thought of Larloch being the one to reassemble Halaster's soul do for your nightmares?

(I'm not sure what it will do for mine; I just had the thought this morning.)

Edit: Re-reading this after my reply to Menelvagor, I realized just how plausible this is... Larloch was engaged in portal research, according to what we know of him pre-Spellplague... and we know from Elminster in Hell and the various Undermountain supplements and adventures that Halaster was a master of portal magic. The fact that they're both insane may just make their minds more easily integrated... Yes, if not for the fact that Halaster is still alive and well in my Realms, my nightmares would be scary indeed...

Playing in the Realms since the Old Grey Box (1987)... and *still* having fun with material published before 2008, despite the NDA'd lore.

If it's comparable in power with non-magical abilities, it's not magic.

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Jakk
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Canada
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Posted - 17 Apr 2010 :  18:00:10  Show Profile Send Jakk a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Menelvagor

A quick question regarding names: We know that Alusair has a second name, Nacacia. Is this name connected somehow to Nacacia, the half-elf paramour of Elminster and fellow apprentice with him to The Masked (Llombaerth Starym) in Elminster in Myth Drannor? If so, what is the connection? Was she an ancestor or something?
EDIT: Another quick question. It may be better directed towards Steven, but he's been rather unresponsive, so...
From The Fall of Myth Drannor:
"Most significantly, both Malimshaer and Gaulguth the nycaloths were on hand for this battle, and both suffered grievously at the hands of the enraged and powerful elf Chosen of Mystra, Symrustar Auglamyr and a battery of wizard-allies whose names are still mysteriously hidden. Using her silver fire and their mastery of spells, they managed to wound Gaulguth and cost him both his left arm and left eye!"
Do we know who this 'battery of wizard-allies' consisted of?
Oh, and I must thank you both, Ed and Milady, for giving me news of seeing more published information regaring Symrustar. THis makes me so happy!


I was intrigued by both of these questions, Menelvagor, and I was fairly confident in at least a provisional answer for the first. I've added a lot to Ed's plate lately, so I thought I'd try to help him out a bit.

I suspect this answer will be either "No" or "NDA until the Cormyr Lineage gets released"... and I'm praying daily to Deneir and Oghma that we see that document within our lifetimes.

Of course, Ed will be able to tell you definitively one way or the other... and I'm looking forward to whatever he can say about your second question as well.

Playing in the Realms since the Old Grey Box (1987)... and *still* having fun with material published before 2008, despite the NDA'd lore.

If it's comparable in power with non-magical abilities, it's not magic.

Edited by - Jakk on 17 Apr 2010 18:01:17
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Jakk
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Posted - 17 Apr 2010 :  22:20:54  Show Profile Send Jakk a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Hoondatha

There are definitely Chosen older than Elminster. After all, Mystryl had Chosen. Not that we know anything about them aside from a gleeful Ed giggle...

quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

quote:
Originally posted by createvmind

Which leads to wonder if any of Mystryl's Chosen still live pre-spellplague?

The Lady Hooded One, ever the mistress of mysteries, once told us re: the fate of some of Mystryl's Chosen:-

" ... you tread into darkly perilous ground, approaching (gasp) a secret of the Realms that has been sitting in plain sight for lo these many years, just waiting for a brilliant scribe to pounce upon.

Heh-heh. Which is a grand way of saying Ed won't answer you directly. You'll have to wait (for some time) for a rather more public answer.

Heh heh heh.

love,
THO"



I had another thought spring to mind about this one...

The wording of accounts of Mystryl's death in the few sources which mention it suggest that she reincarnated herself as Mystra. That act in itself inspires another set of questions, the answers to which are almost certain to be "NDA"... so I won't waste Ed's time by asking them unless I learn that the answers are available. Given what we know about the Chosen of Mystra (that they act as repositories for bits of Mystra's divine power), if Mystryl's Chosen had the same sort of function, then that should mean that there are still bits of Mystryl out there, in the persons of (if I'm correct) Halaster, Ioulaum, and Larloch (and possibly others). This would certainly explain why Mystra has been so tolerant, if not outright nurturing, of Halaster and Larloch, and would even answer the question inspired by Wooly: "What is Larloch containing?"

That being said, this is all speculation; I know that Ed likely can't say anything at all directly regarding it, but I wanted to put the theory out there for his perusal all the same.

I would like to know (or at least have a better idea) just *how much* time we'll have to wait for a more public answer on this. That's my only question here; I've asked quite enough hard questions lately, and I know Ed's working hard to find answers (where possible) for all of us. Once again, thank you both, Ed and THO.

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If it's comparable in power with non-magical abilities, it's not magic.

Edited by - Jakk on 18 Apr 2010 00:25:07
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Sian
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Posted - 17 Apr 2010 :  22:34:04  Show Profile  Visit Sian's Homepage  Click to see Sian's MSN Messenger address Send Sian a Private Message
How pacified (in some 137x) are the northen parts of Darama after being subject to pretty bandit kingdoms following the fall of the Witch King in 1359?

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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Thauramarth
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Posted - 18 Apr 2010 :  08:53:38  Show Profile Send Thauramarth a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Jakk

quote:
Originally posted by Hoondatha

There are definitely Chosen older than Elminster. After all, Mystryl had Chosen. Not that we know anything about them aside from a gleeful Ed giggle...

quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

quote:
Originally posted by createvmind

Which leads to wonder if any of Mystryl's Chosen still live pre-spellplague?

The Lady Hooded One, ever the mistress of mysteries, once told us re: the fate of some of Mystryl's Chosen:-

" ... you tread into darkly perilous ground, approaching (gasp) a secret of the Realms that has been sitting in plain sight for lo these many years, just waiting for a brilliant scribe to pounce upon.

Heh-heh. Which is a grand way of saying Ed won't answer you directly. You'll have to wait (for some time) for a rather more public answer.

Heh heh heh.

love,
THO"



I had another thought spring to mind about this one...

The wording of accounts of Mystryl's death in the few sources which mention it suggest that she reincarnated herself as Mystra. That act in itself inspires another set of questions, the answers to which are almost certain to be "NDA"... so I won't waste Ed's time by asking them unless I learn that the answers are available. Given what we know about the Chosen of Mystra (that they act as repositories for bits of Mystra's divine power), if Mystryl's Chosen had the same sort of function, then that should mean that there are still bits of Mystryl out there, in the persons of (if I'm correct) Halaster, Ioulaum, and Larloch (and possibly others). This would certainly explain why Mystra has been so tolerant, if not outright nurturing, of Halaster and Larloch, and would even answer the question inspired by Wooly: "What is Larloch containing?"



Hmmm... This is odd - I have always had the impression that the whole system of the Chosen (as in, repositories for part of Mystra's essence) was ordained by Ao after Mystryl bought the farm, as a firewall against someone trying another "Karsus Avatar" spell, on the assumption that if Mystra/Mystryl's energy is spread across several repositories, no one can gain control over all, and therefore no one can wrest control of the Weave from its appointed guardian? In which case, from a fluff point of view, the Chosen of Mystra were originally unique, before, with the advent of 3rd Edition, every deity started having them. So, to add to this question - did Mystryl always have "Chosen", as in repositories for her energy, and therefore an extension of her, not as in "guy or gal given some cool powers"?

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The Hooded One
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Posted - 18 Apr 2010 :  18:33:34  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi again, all!
Re. this, Thauramarth: ". . . did Mystryl always have "Chosen", as in repositories for her energy, and therefore an extension of her, not as in "guy or gal given some cool powers"?"
I have an answer, straight from Ed's notes:
Yes.


love,
THO
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The Hooded One
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Posted - 18 Apr 2010 :  18:50:57  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Sian, your Damara question can't be answered due to current NDAs, I'm afraid. Sorry.
love,
THO
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sfdragon
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Posted - 19 Apr 2010 :  05:39:16  Show Profile Send sfdragon a Private Message
I have a Borderkingdom question for Ed.

how many of the villages at the banks of the lake of steam and areas noted in the powers of faerun splatbook, survived the arnrock eruption( assuming the volcano did a krakatoa( still assuming I spelled it right) and caused a tidal wave). and how many of them would of survived post plague.


and did the river Scelptar dry up in the past 100 years, and what of the towns along its beaches?


bet the dread NDA will show up in at least one of them



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Riverwind
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Posted - 19 Apr 2010 :  09:27:47  Show Profile  Visit Riverwind's Homepage Send Riverwind a Private Message
Mr. Greenwood,

I wanted to ask you two questions:

1. FR1 puts the size of Waterdeep's Guard at 1,200. But it also says that this might be only 1/3 of the size or even less. I was hoping you could shed some light on this. (also the same goes for the Navy.)

2. Would nations or city states in the Realms have any ethical dilemmas in using mass casaulty type spells in war?

Thanks in advance. You have no idea how many hours you and Gary Gygax kept me busy.

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Sian
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Posted - 19 Apr 2010 :  09:53:32  Show Profile  Visit Sian's Homepage  Click to see Sian's MSN Messenger address Send Sian a Private Message
okay then ... 'nother question about Damara

could i get some names/info on some of the small mining cities on the easten side of Galena mountains, north of the Bloodstone Pass ... and what are the mining beyond Bloodstone and/or Iron if they is?

what happened to the queen? she's much more hysterical than usual
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Snowblood
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Posted - 19 Apr 2010 :  15:18:29  Show Profile Send Snowblood a Private Message
OK ED concerning Braceldaur......we know it was a city state flooded by the rising Moonsea.....without giving any NDA stuff away....what can you tell us about this little known jewel.......ps I now know why the city of Sunlit Spires was NDA...but now that it has hit the cutting room floor...what 'can' you tell us about this lost Siluvanedan city?????

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The Hooded One
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Posted - 19 Apr 2010 :  16:10:39  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi again, all. Riverwind, I sent your query to Ed, and here's his reply:


Hi, Riverwind!
1. The 1,200 strength of the City Guard is its mandated-by-the-Open-Lord BARE MINIMUM (it's never supposed to fall below that without triggering standing orders to hire replacements from the militia trainees drilled at Castle Waterdeep. That 1,200 figure is the publicly-announced strength of fully-armored veteran Guardsmen (not to be confused with the Watch; by the 1400s, they are combined), not the true strength. The Lords want to keep the true muscle of the Guard secret, so as to be able to deliver "nasty surprises" to anyone contemplating armed insurrection, invasion, etc.
The garrison of the Castle, the inhabitants of the griffon-rider base inside upper Mount Waterdeep, and the Skullport forces are all NOT included in this figure. At any one time, there tend to be 600-700 partly-trained "sword-ready" trainees who can be pressed into Guard service in a trice (and will be quite effective, assuming some existing Guardsmen survive to be their officers).
The Navy is largely NDA'd, but as published lore (KNIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD) reminds us all, there is a harbor defense force of merfolk, and as RUINS OF UNDERMOUNTAIN mentions, the navy makes use of the Seacaves and the shaft to move vessels to and from Skullport just as traders do.
One hinted-at but not "spelled out" factor is Khelben, Laeral, and Piergeiron's trusted personal mages all policing the Guard, Watch, and Navy to keep them free of corruption, and doing the same to the Watchful Order, who in turn are used to openly watch over and assist the Guard and the Watch (patrolling with both). This guards against Palace coups and against any infiltrator or noble faction managing to subvert, blackmail, or replace and impersonate more of any of the services than a handful of specific individuals.

2. Some ethical considerations; it depends on the city-state. Most will blast away, using the "better a spell than spend more time and lives," however. See the opening (and just before the climax) scenes of CITY OF SPLENDOR (the novel Elaine and I wrote, not the game products bearing that name) for what defending Waterdeep can turn into, very swiftly.

I hope these replies help. Feel free to ask more, though I see THO has pretty capably addressed most of the Waterdeep concerns in the thread you started.


So saith Ed, creator of the Realms, Waterdeep, the Guard, Watch, and Navy, and so on...
love,
THO
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Brace Cormaeril
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Hi Mr. Greenwood and THO
Did Dead Magic zones exist in the Realms prior to the Time of Troubles? Thanks a lot for you time and consideration!

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Dear Mr.Greenword,

First thanks for getting back to me.

Second, we came up with an idea to improve Waterdeep's Harbour defences:

1. The harbour gates can be closed. (I think right now they're just chains, but they should have some type of netting or something attached to them.
2. You could create/build underwater ridges, with openings to allow shipping to pass, but it would also force the enemy into channels that could be defended by the merfolk. Two ridges each running perpendicular from the two harbour openings would force the enemy to channel in.

As I Posted over on that thread, you could name it Riverwind's wall
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The Hooded One
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Posted - 20 Apr 2010 :  16:33:46  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Heh. Well, the intent is admirable, Riverwind, but the problem is that Waterdeep only exists as the flourishing trading port it is because of its good harbour (not a superb natural harbour, but by far the best one north of Tethyr). The tides, scouring currents, and onshore winds make both ridges and any sort of fixed, non-porous-to-water wall totally impractical: the presence of either would make the harbour tricky for navigation at best and frequently deadly at worst.
For another thing, Waterdeep's harbour is silty (thanks to those currents) over a rock bottom, and warmed and constantly filled by effluent from its sewers. Put ridges or a wall in to block the scouring-out that the currents and tides together do, and the harbour would very quickly fill up with stinking, disease-causing excrement-mud that would ground ships for good and kill off many city inhabitants (before most of the rest evacuated; the city south of Castle Waterdeep would rapidly become untenable).
No offense, Riverwind, but Ed thought through all of this back in 1968 and 1969, before there even was a D&D game. You're not the first person to want to add many defenses to Waterdeep's harbour: the mapmakers at TSR have added towers and walls with each map they've drawn, and Ed has patiently pruned them back when he's had the chance (which isn't always).
Ed is a worldbuilder, and always considers implications, steps and steps ahead. Many gamers aren't, and that's okay...but the man HAS thought about all of this. Decades ago.
love,
THO
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The Hooded One
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Oh, and a postscript that's partially NDA'd:
Those harbour chains aren't JUST chains. Think wizards and magic again.

love,
THO
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Posted - 20 Apr 2010 :  18:24:45  Show Profile  Visit createvmind's Homepage Send createvmind a Private Message
Hello,

Ed,
How are coma's handled in Faeruns various regions/races, basically how is the victim kept alive over a long period of time, say a tenday or more? How are they given sustenance especially if magic is not an option? I was looking over one of Monte cook's early edition Eldritch Might books and saw he had a poison that induced a coma for up to several weeks and I was thinking how does one kept the victim alive?

Other than Wish/ Miracle spells, would a Heal spell fix a coma caused more by despair and spiritual damage than physical damage?

Are bed sores something that occurs in Faerun, are races/cultures aware of how to treat them, again nonmagically?

Edited by - createvmind on 20 Apr 2010 19:05:13
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Jakk
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quote:
Originally posted by Snowblood

OK ED concerning Braceldaur......we know it was a city state flooded by the rising Moonsea.....without giving any NDA stuff away....what can you tell us about this little known jewel.......ps I now know why the city of Sunlit Spires was NDA...but now that it has hit the cutting room floor...what 'can' you tell us about this lost Siluvanedan city?????



Okay, Snowblood... I'm really intrigued as to your current project now, in particular where you got your answers referred to earlier after Ed's NDA reply... but I'll ask you not to clutter up Ed's scroll with your response; please either start a new scroll or PM me if preferred. It's Ed's scroll, after all, and I don't want to bring the staff of the irritated moderator down on either of us.

quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

Oh, and a postscript that's partially NDA'd:
Those harbour chains aren't JUST chains. Think wizards and magic again.

love,
THO



I can't take all this teasing... approximately when will this NDA reach maturity, and can you say whether it's for a novel or a DDI piece? I have some ideas of my own for those harbour chains after reading A Clash of Kings, however...

I'm trying not to ask any new questions of my own lately... most of the questions that come to my mind are pre-Spellplague and still under NDA, so they're almost certain never to be answerable. I do have a question about tressym, which a quick Googling of the Ed scrolls does not seem to find, so I'll hope that it has not already been asked:

When and how were tressym created? Were they a product of wild magic in the ToT, or did they exist in the Realms before then? I suspect a magical origin of some sort, likely involving arcane experimentation of a possibly benign (but probably otherwise) nature.

Hopefully this one can be answered quickly without adding to the ever-growing pile of queries.

Again, many thanks to you both, Ed and milady Hooded One.

Playing in the Realms since the Old Grey Box (1987)... and *still* having fun with material published before 2008, despite the NDA'd lore.

If it's comparable in power with non-magical abilities, it's not magic.
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Menelvagor
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Posted - 20 Apr 2010 :  20:55:05  Show Profile  Visit Menelvagor's Homepage Send Menelvagor a Private Message
I also want to add a question regarding the harbor: Maybe we could learn a bit about how the Spellplague and the subesequent creation of Mistshore affected Waterdeep's Harbor? I quite enjoyed Mistshore, and would like to learn more about it.

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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.

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