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The Hooded One
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Posted - 03 Sep 2010 :  16:16:15  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
. . . And hi again. Menelvagor, Ed tells me that the particular NDA you mention hasn't moved. However, there's always a possibility that Symrustar has survived, in the manner you hope for.
It's the Realms; MUCH stranger/less likely things have happened.
love,
THO
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Joran Nobleheart
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Posted - 03 Sep 2010 :  16:23:51  Show Profile  Visit Joran Nobleheart's Homepage Send Joran Nobleheart a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

. . . And hi again. Menelvagor, Ed tells me that the particular NDA you mention hasn't moved. However, there's always a possibility that Symrustar has survived, in the manner you hope for.
It's the Realms; MUCH stranger/less likely things have happened.
love,
THO



Oh, then is there a good chance that Braerindra Calauth, the Lady of Moonlight might have survived the Fall also? I always enjoyed reading about her, and the way she was described. Is there any chance that Mr. Greenwood could tell us a little more about her? I'd be interested in finding out more bout her life when she was alive, and how she came to choose to become a baelnorn, as well as how her particular location was selected for her as Watchnorn of the Castle Cormanthor. That's if Mr. Greenwood has the time and is able to say anything, of course.

Speaking of the Fall, did any fey'ri fight in the Army of Darkness, or perhaps even fight on the side of Myth Drannor? As was said earlier, stranger/less likely things have happened.

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Foxhelm
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Posted - 03 Sep 2010 :  16:47:58  Show Profile  Click to see Foxhelm's MSN Messenger address  Send Foxhelm a Yahoo! Message Send Foxhelm a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Joran Nobleheart

quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

. . . And hi again. Menelvagor, Ed tells me that the particular NDA you mention hasn't moved. However, there's always a possibility that Symrustar has survived, in the manner you hope for.
It's the Realms; MUCH stranger/less likely things have happened.
love,
THO



Oh, then is there a good chance that Braerindra Calauth, the Lady of Moonlight might have survived the Fall also? I always enjoyed reading about her, and the way she was described. Is there any chance that Mr. Greenwood could tell us a little more about her? I'd be interested in finding out more bout her life when she was alive, and how she came to choose to become a baelnorn, as well as how her particular location was selected for her as Watchnorn of the Castle Cormanthor. That's if Mr. Greenwood has the time and is able to say anything, of course.

Speaking of the Fall, did any fey'ri fight in the Army of Darkness, or perhaps even fight on the side of Myth Drannor? As was said earlier, stranger/less likely things have happened.



To answer with paraphrasing Elimnster's own words...

"Good and Evil aren't always... God and evil, that is"

Which means that in the realms, exceptions occur... usually lone exception, but there could be Fey'ri who are not as evil as the band of them.

And even evil people can commit good deeds, usually for evil reaons. As can good people do evil things for 'good' reasons.

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Foxhelm
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Posted - 03 Sep 2010 :  16:56:34  Show Profile  Click to see Foxhelm's MSN Messenger address  Send Foxhelm a Yahoo! Message Send Foxhelm a Private Message
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Originally posted by The Hooded One

Hi again, all.
Foxhelm, Ed will of course have to give you proper answers to those queries, but the "really short versions" are as follows:
1. A "metarules lore" question. Hmmm. We'll see.
2. Aha. Meat and drink to Ed. Expect something, no matter how strict the NDAs.
3. Nope. Flat no; I know there are strict NDA prohibitions here. What you as a loreseeker quite rightly want to know, designers and fiction writers at work in the Realms NEED to be left vague and incomplete. Ed may drop a few hints about a few families, no more.
4. Yes, and yes.

So saith me. We'll see what Ed can provide, in the fulnness of time (he's busy busy busy with official writing and behind-the-scenes help right now).
love,
THO



To go with the second...

Working on a character who is a follower of Finder (I'm a bit obessive with the Asperger's), who is an Eladrin. I am working on the idea of follower of Finder who is more a roving patron of the arts who helps to pay for innovative artist and inventors to get a toe into the scene (As state in Powers and Pantheons under Finder).

The mercantile background and/or the wealth is to help with some of the background for this purpose. Not sure how rewarding these donations could be for him/her. Could vary from a successful accidental porfit line to something more like charity.

Also if Ed is interested...

How likely is an elf/Eladrin raised by a family of a different elven family to gain their natural racial attitides and how much is gained from the parents?

(Kind had a goofy thought as a nick name of Electrum Eladrin for Gold Eladrin raised or growing an attitude of a Moon Eladrin and Vice Versa, sort of a sly joke on the mixing of eladrin culture/society/tradition).

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Joran Nobleheart
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Posted - 03 Sep 2010 :  17:46:41  Show Profile  Visit Joran Nobleheart's Homepage Send Joran Nobleheart a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Foxhelm

quote:
Originally posted by Joran Nobleheart

quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

. . . And hi again. Menelvagor, Ed tells me that the particular NDA you mention hasn't moved. However, there's always a possibility that Symrustar has survived, in the manner you hope for.
It's the Realms; MUCH stranger/less likely things have happened.
love,
THO



Oh, then is there a good chance that Braerindra Calauth, the Lady of Moonlight might have survived the Fall also? I always enjoyed reading about her, and the way she was described. Is there any chance that Mr. Greenwood could tell us a little more about her? I'd be interested in finding out more bout her life when she was alive, and how she came to choose to become a baelnorn, as well as how her particular location was selected for her as Watchnorn of the Castle Cormanthor. That's if Mr. Greenwood has the time and is able to say anything, of course.

Speaking of the Fall, did any fey'ri fight in the Army of Darkness, or perhaps even fight on the side of Myth Drannor? As was said earlier, stranger/less likely things have happened.



To answer with paraphrasing Elimnster's own words...

"Good and Evil aren't always... God and evil, that is"

Which means that in the realms, exceptions occur... usually lone exception, but there could be Fey'ri who are not as evil as the band of them.

And even evil people can commit good deeds, usually for evil reaons. As can good people do evil things for 'good' reasons.



Oh, I know. One of my PCs is actually a fey'ri bladesinger that was converted to Neutral Good through a long series of adventures and a lot of hard work and dedication by a fellow player that really liked my character. I appreciate your insights and thoughts, Foxhelm.

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crazedventurers
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Posted - 03 Sep 2010 :  17:53:24  Show Profile  Visit crazedventurers's Homepage Send crazedventurers a Private Message
Well Again All

Another question for the evergrowing pile, but one for curiosity rather than a desperate need to know, so it can stay at the bottom of the pile for awhile

Can Ed share any more clack on the 'Council of Far Travelers'? the wizards who protect Faerun from the dangers of the planes?

Thanks

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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crazedventurers
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Posted - 03 Sep 2010 :  21:19:10  Show Profile  Visit crazedventurers's Homepage Send crazedventurers a Private Message
Well Again All

Questions on Cormyr if I may?

Does Cormyr have any local parlance for hello/goodbye etc? (rather than "well met")

A few questions on the Shiedwall Barons in the Storm Horns:
1) What are the typical dwellings for ennobled barons? wooden forts with pallisades, fortified manor houses, ruins of a previous baron patched up? How much stone castle building goes on?

2) If a baron is lucky enough to find a gold/silver/copper/tin/gem mine on his/her land, how do they go about registering the claim? Does the claim stay with them only or can it be passed to an heir? Is there much mineral wealth in western Cormyr?

3) Who decides what a barony will be called? Does the Crown and/or Heralds have a list of 'accepted' barony names or can the newly ennobled Baron Swillbuckets name himself Baron Swillbuckets of Greysword Vale (the small nameless valley he was given by the crown)? If he doesn't survive the first winter would the name be honoured by the Heralds/Crown or can a newly enobled Baron (Aerith Falcondown) rename it to the Barony of Falcondown when it is given to him?

4) Can a succesful baron of good standing and years of succesful building of his barony take over the land of a new baron adjacent to his land who died within his first winter because he/she couldn't protect his land from orc attacks etc? If not what measures might the Crown take? Could the Baron buy the land rather than send his troop in to patrol/take over?

5) Trade: what is available in the region for barons to sell to support themselves and their baronies? Does much trade take place?

6) circa 1360 DR or so: approximately how many Shieldwall Barons are there in western Cormyr and could you supply a few names?


Thanks Ed and THO for your time

Best wishes

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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Eladrinstar
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Posted - 03 Sep 2010 :  22:50:46  Show Profile Send Eladrinstar a Private Message
To the great Ed and THO:

Are there any remarkable differences in the facial features of the ethnic groups of the Realms? Like how you can (usually) tell a Russian from a Swede?

If there are any differences in between the ethnic groups, could I get any details on them. I love little details like these, it helps my players feel like they are really playing in a real world.
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Markustay
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Thank You Ed and THO for that quick response - I had suspected as much (having read many of Ed's unique 'Realms Versions' of earth-like creatures). Just wanted to make sure I wasn't operating from a false asumption when discussing this subject with others.

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Posted - 04 Sep 2010 :  03:12:52  Show Profile  Visit Blueblade's Homepage Send Blueblade a Private Message
Eladrinstar, have you read the Races of Faerun sourcebook? It's pretty clear from the presentation of the human subgroups therein that there are stereotypical physucal differences between them that can be used to identify (and misidentify) them at a glance.
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The Hooded One
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Posted - 04 Sep 2010 :  03:29:50  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hello again, all.
Hi, Damian; good questions. I'll make a start on them, from Ed's notes, and let Ed do a cleanup run, after.

I get the sense from Ed that there are at least two dozen Shieldwall barons as of the 1350s and 1360s. As far as typical dwellings: just about anything, from caves with fortified front entrances through wooden forts with palisades, fortified stone manor houses, and, yes, the "ruins of a previous baron patched up" you mention. Not much stone castle building goes on, but a lot of repair work (winters are hard, so lots of ice "shoving" that forces walls apart occurs) happens with all stone structures.
Any baron fortunate enough to find ore deposits (or an abandoned mine, according to Ed's notes, though I've never heard of one in that area) in "their" territory is entitled to exclusively work it, and keep 80 percent of the proceeds, 20 percent going to the Crown.
There's no "claim," because the Crown owns everything. Yes, there's a LOT of mineral wealth in western Cormyr, but very little of it is easily found/worked (small veins and deposits, buried under a LOT of rock that must be removed, in monster-haunted dangerous territory with severe weather).
The Court heralds (i.e. the Crown) name all baronies; if a newly ennobled Baron is being given a "new" territory rather than taking over an existing barony (the name of which will be retained unless, in rare instances such as a noble family being exiled and stripped of their titles, the Crown doesn't want it to), that baron gets to suggest/cajole the heralds, but the Crown always has the final say, not the baron.


So saith me, operating from Ed's notes. More when I can get to talk to him (he has family visiting right now).
love,
THO
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Icelander
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Posted - 04 Sep 2010 :  07:33:38  Show Profile  Visit Icelander's Homepage Send Icelander a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Blueblade

Eladrinstar, have you read the Races of Faerun sourcebook? It's pretty clear from the presentation of the human subgroups therein that there are stereotypical physucal differences between them that can be used to identify (and misidentify) them at a glance.
BB


However, these features are not described nearly enough to allow one to adequately visualise these ethnic groups.

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The Hooded One
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Posted - 04 Sep 2010 :  15:50:26  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi again, everyone.
Damian, to dispel confusion: Shieldwall barons have territories, usually centered on whatever home they dwell in (which is almost always fortified or at least "defensible"), and these are known as "baronies" out of convenience. They aren't "baronies" (chunks of land) in the European real-world sense, but are really "your part of the frontier to try to hold for Cormyr" if you're a Shieldwall baron. Although there are feuds and stony disagreements, wise barons work with their neighbouring barons for mutual survival.
A handful of Shieldwall baron names from Ed's notes, as of 1362 DR: Jalaskar Mueryn is Baron Snowshar, Bereld Rethammur is Baron Blackmount, and Larandarr Tathond is Baron Hawkril. All prime-of-life, burly warrior sorts installed in their "baronies" by Azoun IV after predecessors (to whom they were not related) fell in battle.


So saith Ed's notes.
love,
THO
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Menelvagor
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Posted - 04 Sep 2010 :  18:26:30  Show Profile  Visit Menelvagor's Homepage Send Menelvagor a Private Message
But does a son of a Shieldwall Baron have a claim to the land at all? Obviously, Barons are chosen for their ability to defend the land (it's called the Shieldwall!), but if a 'prime-of-life, burly warrior sort' (or even a battle-mage) was a son/daughter of a previous baron, would the Crown be more sympathetic/considerate towards his claim? ANd if any of these Barons have families (probably rare, I know), what would they recieve upon the baron's death?
Also, how many of the Shieldwall Barons are female?

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quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

Hi again, everyone.
Damian, to dispel confusion: Shieldwall barons have territories, usually centered on whatever home they dwell in (which is almost always fortified or at least "defensible"), and these are known as "baronies" out of convenience. They aren't "baronies" (chunks of land) in the European real-world sense, but are really "your part of the frontier to try to hold for Cormyr" if you're a Shieldwall baron. Although there are feuds and stony disagreements, wise barons work with their neighbouring barons for mutual survival.
A handful of Shieldwall baron names from Ed's notes, as of 1362 DR: Jalaskar Mueryn is Baron Snowshar, Bereld Rethammur is Baron Blackmount, and Larandarr Tathond is Baron Hawkril. All prime-of-life, burly warrior sorts installed in their "baronies" by Azoun IV after predecessors (to whom they were not related) fell in battle.


So saith Ed's notes.
love,
THO


That is so awesome. Thank you THO.

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Markustay
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Considering these barons occupy much the same place in lore as 'frontier Forts' (of Kelnore? ), I would assume the decision by the crown would be based more upon an aspirant's ability to defend Cormyr's border adequately, unlike interior titles (and lands) that could be more 'casually' doled-out (for political favors and what-not).

What this means is that IF a Baron wanted his son (OR daughter - this is the Realms) to 'inherit' his parcel of land, he would have to make damn sure his progeny was ready to uphold its requirements, and be well-trained in several areas. In that case, if the child is then considered a worthy successor, he/she would move to the forefront of the list.

Bare-in-mind that this is no light matter, and some of these holds are held in a state of constant readiness - many barons mat NOT want their children to hold this office. They may have chosen this in order to win favor with the crown, in hopes of a more permanent title and land grant on the interior for their heirs.

These are also just the sort of positions and titles held by adventurers that have 'carved-out' their own niche on Cormyr's frontier. These are not your typical slothful nobles, but rather rugged warriors and frontiersmen all. It is canon that Cormyr operates in just this fashion - using adventurers to expand its marches - so as not to overly jeapardize its own soldiers and nobility while still remaining a growing and prosperous power.

This is why Cormyr embraces adventurers -something most nations frown upon as 'trouble makers' - and gives-out those adventuring charters. You get them out of the interior where they could cause problems, and have them do your dirty work for you.

Sorry for giving my own answer - Cormyr has recently become my main area of interest - any corrections or editions would be most welcome and appreciated, Ed and THO.

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crazedventurers
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Posted - 05 Sep 2010 :  00:09:54  Show Profile  Visit crazedventurers's Homepage Send crazedventurers a Private Message
Many thanks THO for your quick response and thanks to Brian and Mark for futher thoughts and clarification

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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The Hooded One
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Posted - 05 Sep 2010 :  17:11:35  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Right on, Markustay: Ed and I agree with all of your comments re. the Shieldwall barons. You've "got it" precisely.
love,
THO
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Hey Ed. I've been rereading Volo's Guide to All Things Magical, which in my opinion is one of the best products in the entire 2e line. How you pulled that all together is beyond me.

I have two questions: first, can you explain a bit how you and Eric wrote it? How much you already had worked out, how much you needed to create new, how long you had to write, what you used for research, that sort of thing. And second, one of my favorite bits is the raw materials, and especially the metals. Are there any other exotic metals that you can share that didn't make it into All Things Magical?

Thanks, as always.

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The Hooded One
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Posted - 05 Sep 2010 :  22:41:53  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi, Hoondatha. Ed will of course have to be the source of a really definitive reply about Volo's Magical, but as I recall all that he's said about it, down the years: Eric Boyd did the magic items (quite a few of them updatings/fleshings out/adaptations of originals by Ed and a few other writers), with two exceptions: a "light edit" of one item by Ed and a wholly original item added by Ed. The rest of the book (gems, metals, woods, etc.) was Ed, either updating/adapting original lore that had appeared in earlier sourcebooks, DRAGON, or yet unpublished at the time . . . and the spells for the various steps in crafting magic items were all new, and Ed hoped to have more wordcount and opportunity to outline a "special" sort of D&D campaign for one-on-one (one player, one DM) or small group (4 players at most, one DM) play: intense roleplaying with wizard PCs, crafting items and doing spell research and making livings (and going adventuring) thereby. Want more politics? Add Red Wizards/Zhents/War Wizards/other cabals and secret societies of mages to the local setting for play...
Ed tried it out in a mini-campaign, with these results: those players who wanted to act/intensively roleplay, even novices to the game, LOVED it. Some "less violent" veteran players loved it. The rest wanted more character interaction and a lot more fighting.
Count me among the "loved it" group. In the same way that the 3e GHOSTWALK tome presented an alternative way of playing, this would have, too.
love,
THO
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The Hooded One
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Oh, a postscript, Hoondatha: there were six or seven exotic metals that never made it into Volo's Magical for wordcount/space reasons, but we'll have to wait for Ed to provide details, if he's not NDA-prevented from doing so.
love,
THO
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Thanks, THO. I'm looking forward eagerly to whatever Ed can share, especially about that alternate type of game!

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The Hooded One
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Hi again, all. Back in May of this year (Page 42 of this thread) Jorkens asked, in part: “In Adjatha "the Drinker.": Nesker of Mulmaster, sorcerer king, ruled in the early years of the 1300's. Would it be possible to get some information on this ruler and the older Mulmaster rulers in general?”



Ed dropped me a note to say he’s still hunting (amid all of his other projects, of course) for his circa-1982 notes on this, but he has found a synopsis paragraph he wrote for a TSR designer around 1988, which reads in part:

. . . This merchant council was riven by corruption and feuding, and was easily overthrown (its members butchered) by the ruthless mercenary Aurbraunt, who’d recently settled in the city. Intending to enrich himself by providing armed escorts for mining caravans coming south to the Moonsea in return for a share of their takings, Aurbraunt became a bold warlord whose increasing reach angered other inhabitants of the region. However, before they could slay him, a visiting merchant, the soft-spoken but utterly ruthless Rurlyskam “the Calishite,” took care of that murder for them, taking over as ruler of Mulmaster for less than a season before he was magically controlled, and then destroyed, by the sorcerer Nesker, who proclaimed himself “king” of the city, and began a long and brutal rule by rounding up and slaughtering anyone within his reach who had any aptitude for the Art at all.


So saith Ed. Who will reveal more when he can.
love to all,
THO
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Hoondatha
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quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One
"...rounding up and slaughtering anyone within his reach who had any aptitude for the Art at all."



Now if that isn't the material component for a Summon Wrathful Mystra's Chosen spell, I don't know what is...

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Something that just popped into my head today, strangely while thinking about a completely unrelated topic (and thread) -

What I was thinking about was 'Noble Azoun', or rather, how he is the first leader that comes to mind when one pictures 'True Nobility' in the Realms. And yet... he had his faults...

This is related to our earlier discussion about 'deeper layers' - was Azoun 'encouraged' to be a womanizer? And if so, are all Obarskyrs?

So that the War Wizards have a 'fail-safe' mechanism, in case they get another imbecile or maniac on the throne. No true claimants, that would 'muddy the succession', but rather just enough 'folk of the blood' about, just in case....

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