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Brimstone
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Posted - 28 Jan 2010 :  22:39:31  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message
When is the last Falconfar novel due to be released?


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Daviot
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Posted - 29 Jan 2010 :  00:01:14  Show Profile  Visit Daviot's Homepage  Send Daviot an AOL message Send Daviot a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Brimstone

When is the last Falconfar novel due to be released?


According to the Simon & Schuster and Solaris Books pages, February 23, at least in North America.

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Brimstone
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Posted - 29 Jan 2010 :  04:41:29  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message
Thanks.


"These things also I have observed: that knowledge of our world is
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thing we have. Wherefore guard the word written and heed
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then, well, the arts of reading, writing, and listening true, and they
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Wooly Rupert
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Yet another question... In the real world, if a year includes February 29th, it's a Leap Year. Is there any special designation for years that include Shieldmeet?

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The Sage
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Posted - 29 Jan 2010 :  06:06:32  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 Wooly Rupert

Yet another question... In the real world, if a year includes February 29th, it's a Leap Year. Is there any special designation for years that include Shieldmeet?

I think Ed's covered this one before. While I was collating some past replies over the weekend, I came across something like this.

I'll have to check.

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BEAST
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Posted - 29 Jan 2010 :  08:05:16  Show Profile  Visit BEAST's Homepage Send BEAST a Private Message
Has it ever been explained why Ed uses a proxy, in The Hooded One, to field questions here? Is it just meant to help filter out the fluff and back-and-forth that goes on between us scribes, for simplification and time-saving purposes, or what?

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Sandro
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Posted - 29 Jan 2010 :  08:34:10  Show Profile  Click to see Sandro's MSN Messenger address Send Sandro a Private Message
As I understand it, it's because Ed's internet simply isn't up to the task of loading the forum. This could be old news, though -- I've been reading through the old So Saith Ed collections, so it could be from one of those.

"Gods, little fishes, and spells to turn the one to the other," Mordenkainen sighed. "It's started already..."
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 29 Jan 2010 :  11:13:45  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

Yet another question... In the real world, if a year includes February 29th, it's a Leap Year. Is there any special designation for years that include Shieldmeet?

I think Ed's covered this one before. While I was collating some past replies over the weekend, I came across something like this.

I'll have to check.



I searched my own files and didn't find anything...

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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by BEAST

Has it ever been explained why Ed uses a proxy, in The Hooded One, to field questions here? Is it just meant to help filter out the fluff and back-and-forth that goes on between us scribes, for simplification and time-saving purposes, or what?



As Sandro says, Ed's internet connection is rather sad. He's not in an area where high-speed is available (at least, not for a reasonable amount), and he's also got a lot of demands on his time. So our lovely Lady Hooded One wanders our halls, and passes questions and such to him.

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The Sage
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Posted - 29 Jan 2010 :  15:01:51  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 Wooly Rupert

I searched my own files and didn't find anything...

Yeah. I mistook it for a Shieldmeet-specific reply from Ed back in '05.

Carry on.

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The Sage
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Posted - 29 Jan 2010 :  15:04:01  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 Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by BEAST

Has it ever been explained why Ed uses a proxy, in The Hooded One, to field questions here? Is it just meant to help filter out the fluff and back-and-forth that goes on between us scribes, for simplification and time-saving purposes, or what?



As Sandro says, Ed's internet connection is rather sad. He's not in an area where high-speed is available (at least, not for a reasonable amount), and he's also got a lot of demands on his time. So our lovely Lady Hooded One wanders our halls, and passes questions and such to him.
Yes, time is one of the major issues Ed faces when it comes to internet usage, as I recall. Plus, if he were to engage full-force on the web, he'd have little time to work on the Realmslore -- because there'd likely be near-infinite demands on his online time.

Ain't that right, milady Hooded One?

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The Hooded One
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Posted - 29 Jan 2010 :  17:15:33  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
That's right, Sage.
I represent Ed here at the Keep largely because I dragged him into responding at all. For the same reason he visits Facebook seldom: tech issues (Ed can only SEE Facebook at his day job high-speed work computers; he tells me that Flash issues simply crash his browsers at home when he tries to access it, on his connection - - he is using the most up-to-date Safari and Firefox and IE browsers that can run on his Net-connected computers...and what does load, loads v-e-r-y slowly; he simply can't watch any YouTube or any other streaming video) and time.
It's probably worth reminding all scribes, who may wonder why their queries haven't been answered yet, that Ed has a day job (with 65-mile roundtrip commute; nothing like the 220 miles he used to do, but still...). And lives in a rural area, in an aging house that requires lots of maintenance. He does a lot of the cooking and housework, all of the shopping and errands, is chair of his local library board (with all the volunteer work that entails), and writes at least two full-length novels and an average of a dozen short stories a year, plus two dozen web articles, writing or co-writing one or two full-length game products, and provide frequent design and/or editorial assistance "behind the scenes" (both paid and unpaid).
In short, he's busier than any two "Type-A" businessmen you may know, or about three of most of the rest of us. As well as being a generous and loyal guy who's "there" for his friends whenever he can manage to be, helping out seniors in his community and all the rest of it...
love to all,
THO
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createvmind
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Posted - 29 Jan 2010 :  23:16:45  Show Profile  Visit createvmind's Homepage Send createvmind a Private Message
Wow.
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Purple Dragon Knight
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Posted - 30 Jan 2010 :  02:25:36  Show Profile  Click to see Purple Dragon Knight's MSN Messenger address Send Purple Dragon Knight a Private Message
Yes, you have it folks. Ed is undoubtedly Lawful Good. Perhaps with a few paladin levels (at least enough pally levels so as to grant him divine grace and aura of courage...)

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Aysen
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Posted - 30 Jan 2010 :  06:30:32  Show Profile  Visit Aysen's Homepage Send Aysen a Private Message
Greetings Ed, LHO, and fellow scribes!

I've another set of questions, this time from Silverfall: Stories of the Seven Sisters. For those who have not read the book, SPOILERS!!















In Alustriel's chapter, regarding the dead-magic area in the Red Griffon Room, who did the actual enlarging of the "spell shadow"? Was it one of the mages of Labraster's cycle, another Red Wizard, or did Halaster specifically take charge of that, possibly with backing by Shar and her Shadow Weave?

More generally, how does one grow a magic-dead area without utilizing the Shadow Weave? It seems like one of those activities Mystra and Azuth are particularly vigilant for and would take direct action against. I remember a tidbit of lore regarding Elminster enlarging a wild-magic area through repeated meteor swarm spells during the Time of Troubles, and instances of dead-magic areas being created when the Weave was strained past the breaking point, but never enlarging an existing one.

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The Hooded One
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Heh, PDK, I'm thinking Ed's more CHAOTIC Good. He likes rules and order, as a concept, but has often noted that even those paid and trained to uphold laws and rules often don't do so without breaking such laws and rules themselves...and he is suspicious of most of the systems of "order" (as in: those on top 'order' things so as to benefit themselves and keep themselves on top, not necessarily for any more virtuous motives).
Being part of an organization that's supposed to work for the good of us all, and woring in it with my brain functioning and my eyes open, I can't really argue with either of the above-stated Ed concerns, either.
Right now, Ed is happily polishing off a short story (writing, of course, not reading). Then, he tells me, he has to make soup.
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Ashe Ravenheart
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Posted - 01 Feb 2010 :  18:30:28  Show Profile Send Ashe Ravenheart a Private Message
Day One of the Twelve Days of Ed

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

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The Red Walker
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Posted - 01 Feb 2010 :  18:34:47  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

Heh, PDK, I'm thinking Ed's more CHAOTIC Good. He likes rules and order, as a concept, but has often noted that even those paid and trained to uphold laws and rules often don't do so without breaking such laws and rules themselves...and he is suspicious of most of the systems of "order" (as in: those on top 'order' things so as to benefit themselves and keep themselves on top, not necessarily for any more virtuous motives).
Being part of an organization that's supposed to work for the good of us all, and woring in it with my brain functioning and my eyes open, I can't really argue with either of the above-stated Ed concerns, either.
Right now, Ed is happily polishing off a short story (writing, of course, not reading). Then, he tells me, he has to make soup.
love to all,
THO



Is it just me or did THO make chaotic good sound synonomous with Canadian? (at least like everyone I have met!)

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The Hooded One
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Yes, he did, didn't he?
Heh. Reminds me of Garrison Keillor's, "Hi, I'm from Minnesota. The state full of people ALMOST good enough to be Canadian."

Ahem. Hello, all.
A very interesting and fun little feature has just debuted over on the WotC boards, spearheaded by intrepid editor (sorry, editrix) Susan Morris, wherein she gets many of the current Wizards authors (including Ed) to answer questions, on a weekly basis. This first one is on what they'd do the deal with the zombie apocalypse, when it arrives...
Amusing fun; check it out, as they say...
love,
THO

Edited by - The Hooded One on 01 Feb 2010 23:12:01
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createvmind
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Can you give any info on Sulasspryn? Is it still a chasm in the year 1372-73?
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gomez
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Posted - 02 Feb 2010 :  10:42:21  Show Profile  Visit gomez's Homepage Send gomez a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert
So our lovely Lady Hooded One wanders our halls, and passes questions and such to him.



And let's admit it, we wouldn't want to miss the Lady...

Hmm. Ed sounds more like Neutral Good. The best kind of good! The type we have lots of in the Netherlands (though we also have a lot of Lawful Evil, a.k.a. bureaucrats) ;)

And for the lazy people, here is what our FR authors would do during the Zombie Apocalypse:

http://community.wizards.com/wotc_vetanda/blog/2010/02/01/fr_authors_speak:_the_zombie_apocalypse

(and I also provided my own answer to that question)

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Ashe Ravenheart
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Day 2 with Ed!

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

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gomez
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Hmmm... Lhaeo (Elminster's THO, so to speak, but less ehr... hot). Is he still alive?
I don't think he is (have so far used someone else), but I may be wrong.
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quote:
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Hmmm... Lhaeo (Elminster's THO, so to speak, but less ehr... hot). Is he still alive?
You mean post-Spellplague?

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The Red Walker
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Can you give any info on Sulasspryn? Is it still a chasm in the year 1372-73?



Sulasspryn (at least it's ruins) are visited (shorty) in Rich Baker's Corsair, but that is in year 1479.

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