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Ayrik
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Posted - 02 Dec 2010 :  15:50:48  Show Profile Send Ayrik a Private Message
I'd briefly imagined a scene of suit-wearing infernals laughingly pitchforking piles of paper into their glowing furnace. Fortunately not the case.

[/Ayrik]

Edited by - Ayrik on 02 Dec 2010 15:51:36
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Mr_Miscellany
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Posted - 02 Dec 2010 :  16:36:33  Show Profile Send Mr_Miscellany a Private Message
Hello All,

I was wondering if Ed has any notes on (or if THO has any in-play remembrances of) NPC War Wizards who were bumbling mages? Or just really unlucky?

For example: a War Wizard who gets perpetually ambushed in the wilds of Cormyr, rides headlong into low hanging branches (assuming he or she didnt fall right out of the saddle already), trips over robes all the time and regularly bumps into people and things. Someone who fumbles his or her spell components, forgets the words to incantations and just makes things up to keep the spell going, and is as likely to blow up a castle's walls as he or she is to successfully unleash a devastating magic to blast orcs sieging that same castle.

Also, is there a term used by Priests of Tymora to denote individuals that non-priests are roundly convinced are unlucky, but that the priest believes is in fact blessed with a great deal of luck?

Thank you!
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 03 Dec 2010 :  02:26:55  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi again, all.
Oooh, I recall some bumbling War Wizards...and better yet, Vangey reacting to them with snarls about them being "all too like" someone who was apparently a far WORSE bumbler, in the past. So, yes, Mr_Miscellany, there is indeed an answer to your query, when Ed replies to it. (And I think Ed already has coined a Church of Tymora term for the sort of individual you describe, too!)
love,
THO
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Menelvagor
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Posted - 03 Dec 2010 :  07:45:33  Show Profile  Visit Menelvagor's Homepage Send Menelvagor a Private Message
Quick question: Is there anyone alive/undead/whatever in the current-day Realms who knows/can cast either version (the lesser and the greater) of the Srinshee's Spell Shift except Elminster? If so, who and where? Lastly, since part of the spell is based on manipulating the Weave, would there be any changed effects due to Mystra's death/disappearence? (there's a rather subtle question hidden in the first and second questions... I hope it's subtle enough...)

"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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Brimstone
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Posted - 03 Dec 2010 :  13:33:12  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message
I really enjoyed the Silent Sail DDI Article.

"These things also I have observed: that knowledge of our world is
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."
Alaundo of Candlekeep
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Bakra
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Posted - 03 Dec 2010 :  14:18:19  Show Profile Send Bakra a Private Message
I do believe the Scribes here would find this offer from Ed interesting.


This is a direct quote from the Wotc Novel Book Club from Oct. 4th :

All the Realms are a game table, and we are but PCs. What's your character like?

Ed Greenwood (author of The Sword Never Sleeps): With the approval and connivance of certain TSR staffers, I wrote myself up as a character in the Realms back in 1979, and Ive been in the Realms ever since. No, Im not Elminster. (Or Mirt.) I live in Waterdeep (at least in the 1350s DR), am in published Realmslore but not at all prominent, and if someone guesses who I am, Ill reveal more. As in, a tale or three.


My guess is Chef-for-hire Brazaun of Baldurs Gate.

I hope Candlekeep continues to be the friendly forum of fellow Realms-lovers that it has always been, as we all go through this together. If you dont want to move to the new Realms, that doesnt mean theres anything wrong with either you or the old Realms. Goodness knows Candlekeep, and the hearts of its scribes, are both big enough to accommodate both. If we want them to be.
(Strikes dramatic pose, raises sword to gleam in the sunset, and hopes breeches wont fall down.)
Enough for now. The Realms lives! I have spoken! Ale and light wines half price, served by a smiling Storm Silverhand fetchingly clad in thigh-high boots and naught else! Ahem . .
So saith Ed. <snip>
love to all,
THO
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Tormtar
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Posted - 04 Dec 2010 :  12:03:17  Show Profile  Visit Tormtar's Homepage Send Tormtar a Private Message
My guess would be Fylgard Onister, dealer in ropes, quality fastenings, harness and trail-leather of South Ward.
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 05 Dec 2010 :  02:52:53  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Heh! Keep those guesses coming, folks!
Mr_Miscellany, I've received the fragmentary beginnings of a reply from Ed about bumbling War Wizards. He promises to provide us with more details soon, but for now:


From the early years of the War Wizards, one "Forndel Leshingbroke" was a notorious bumbler.
A far more recent bungler, who often caused Vangerdahast to erupt in seething rages, was "Vorn Nuskarm."
THE legendary/infamous paramount War Wizard accident-prone incompetent, known to all Cormyreans thanks to expressions like "a real Doraunk, he was" and "worthy of Doraunk himself!" that are daily applied to pratfalls and screwups by citizens the realm over (who may not know who Doraunk was) is Phelndur Doraunk, who flourished, if that's the right term, chronologically between Leshingbroke and Nuskarm.


So saith Ed. Who will add more when he can.
love,
THO
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Jakuta Khan
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Posted - 05 Dec 2010 :  20:13:48  Show Profile Send Jakuta Khan a Private Message
Dear Knowledge-Keeepers,

have you got any Information about a possible connection between the Hobgoblin Kingdom of Holorarar and the Sythilisian Empire?

Or maybe a bit more detailed history about the above mentioned than what is in Drizz't's guide to the underdark?

Thank you in advance for a short reply.
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Jakk
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Posted - 06 Dec 2010 :  04:04:41  Show Profile Send Jakk a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Menelvagor

Quick question: Is there anyone alive/undead/whatever in the current-day Realms who knows/can cast either version (the lesser and the greater) of the Srinshee's Spell Shift except Elminster? If so, who and where? Lastly, since part of the spell is based on manipulating the Weave, would there be any changed effects due to Mystra's death/disappearence? (there's a rather subtle question hidden in the first and second questions... I hope it's subtle enough...)



Ooh! I'm interested in this one too. I also have a related multi-part question: will the forthcoming volumes of the Elminster series reveal anything more regarding:
(a) the Srinshee?
(b) Halaster?
(c) Larloch?
(d) Szass Tam?
(e) Dove Falconhand?

I know how the game works, and I expect nothing more than a simple "Yes," "No," "Maybe," or "NDA".

I know better than to ask any of the other several dozen questions regarding those five aforementioned luminaries.

Many thanks again, Ed and THO!

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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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 06 Dec 2010 :  18:52:56  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Heh. Here's a swift reply from Ed:

a) Maybe.
b) Maybe.
c) Maybe.
d) Maybe.
e) Maybe.
Or if you prefer: NDA.
As much as I'd like to, I really can't spill the beans about the contents of forthcoming books. Your use of the phrase "anything more" allows me to hint that it's likely a reader will learn more, perhaps not much, about most of the proffered list of characters.

So saith Ed. Who's hard at work on the third of the new Elminster books right now...
love,
THO
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Mr_Miscellany
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Posted - 06 Dec 2010 :  20:01:09  Show Profile Send Mr_Miscellany a Private Message
Hello THO and Ed,

quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

From the early years of the War Wizards, one "Forndel Leshingbroke" was a notorious bumbler...
Thank you very much for the information! Now to set about on my own by filling in some details. :) (And looking forward to any elaboration from Ed.)

A follow up: are there any ghost stories or fables told amongst the War Wizards about mages of their order? Like something about a War Wizard who was lost under mysterious circumstances and never heard from again, only to be glimpsed a decade later, drifting along under the moonlight like a ghost, deep in the heart of the Stonelands or some other far off or inhospitable environ, or maybe "always just around the corner" in a dark, unused hall of the Royal Court?


Thank you again as always!
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Markustay
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Posted - 06 Dec 2010 :  20:18:16  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message
If this has been asked before, forgive me (and someone point me to the answer).

Who is The One, and is there is a reason he choose the Star Mounts for his base of operations?

And here's another I probably won't be able to get a straight answer to - is Filfaril a Chosen?

She seems to hang with them an AWFUL lot.

And a guess - Ed is the one that wrote that chapbook about Filfaril, wasn't he?

EDIT: How bizarre! The correct last page to this thread is displaying correctly! That's a FIRST!

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


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Blueblade
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Posted - 06 Dec 2010 :  21:06:14  Show Profile  Visit Blueblade's Homepage Send Blueblade a Private Message
I seem to fuzzily remember that "The One" was a Paul Jaquays character, and was something to do with his Dragonquest campaign, or "home" D&D campaign.
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The Red Walker
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Posted - 06 Dec 2010 :  21:42:47  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

If this has been asked before, forgive me (and someone point me to the answer).

Who is The One, and is there is a reason he choose the Star Mounts for his base of operations?

And here's another I probably won't be able to get a straight answer to - is Filfaril a Chosen?

She seems to hang with them an AWFUL lot.

And a guess - Ed is the one that wrote that chapbook about Filfaril, wasn't he?

EDIT: How bizarre! The correct last page to this thread is displaying correctly! That's a FIRST!



Fee very well could be one......but just maybe the only reason she hangs with them so much is because "a daughter of Elminster" and is just chillin' with her family Though that's awfully straight forward and maybe too simple!


A little nonsense now and then, relished by the wisest men - Willy Wonka

"We need men who can dream of things that never were." -

John F. Kennedy, speech in Dublin, Ireland, June 28, 1963
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Thauramarth
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Posted - 06 Dec 2010 :  23:26:01  Show Profile Send Thauramarth a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

If this has been asked before, forgive me (and someone point me to the answer).

Who is The One, and is there is a reason he choose the Star Mounts for his base of operations?


As far as I know - "The One", aka Doc of New Empyrea, aka Radoc was a character that featured in the R1-R4 series of 1E modules, later recast in I12-The Egg of the Phoenix, by Paul Jacquays. In the module, Doc was a turncoat "good guy", who caught the sticky end of the stick at the end of the module (he was a human dual-classed, in 1E terms, LE (but masqueraiding as LG) 20th-level cleric / 25th-level magic-user), but was allowed to go into exile because, although a traitor, he helped the player characters fight off something even worse.

Paul Jacquays used him in FR5-The Savage Frontier, into which he recycled some other features from Egg of the Phoenix, such as Grintharke, and Gate (in the Spine of the World).

Presumably, he set himself up in the Star Mounts to gather a force to go back to New Empyrea and get his own back. As good a place as any.

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The Red Walker
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Korvan, the cook of the rising moon. Can you share what he did that got him banned from Cormyr? Did it involve one of the princesses or another lady as rumored?

A little nonsense now and then, relished by the wisest men - Willy Wonka

"We need men who can dream of things that never were." -

John F. Kennedy, speech in Dublin, Ireland, June 28, 1963
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 07 Dec 2010 :  01:52:20  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi again, all. I bring everyone another quick Ed reply, this one to The Red Walker, re. his Korvan question just above. Heeeere's Ed!:


Hi, Red Walker. I can, and your suspicions are correct. Here's the short version: Korvan is the sort of man who always wants what he can't have (what's beyond his reach). He's lusty, and beauty and sophistication (such as a well-dressed, "on public show" noblewoman) smite him hard.
As a lowly Palace cook in Cormyr, he "fell" for several noblewomen attending Palace functions and revels, that he glimpsed from afar. He wanted them. He HAD to have them. And he wanted to be seen with them, to make it into that small circle of laughing, chattering "favorites" among the Palace staff and commoners whom they kept brief social company with, in their busy social mostly-spent-with-other-nobles lives. That is, the favored fashion designers, hairdressers, wits and bon vivants, and so on. Roles he entirely lacked the looks, manners, and smarts to ever attain or keep.
So he sought to conquer them covertly, by working "love potions" into the food he was preparing, herbal concoctions and liquids he could introduce into particular servings, to affect the eaters thereof.
Unfortunately for Korvan, one of the backstreets sources he contacted for these illicit concoctions (in Cormyr, by caselaw and decree, neither food nor wine can be "doctored" with other substances that aren't "only" flavourings or part of standard food preparation, except by priests for holy reasons and herbalists working under the supervision of a recognized healer, or by courtiers obeying certain senior courtiers, like the Royal Magician, Royal Sage, etc.) was both a "trader in shadies" AND a paid informant of the Crown, with very firm instructions to rat out EVERY person, high or low, who so much as hinted at wanting to purchase poisons or mind-altering or harmful substances [[including tamer stuff that "only" induces nausea, poor balance, vomiting or the runs, because all of these can be employed to aid thieves, gamblers, and those seeking to win trade negotiations]]. Korvan was watched, and observed to try to taint some servings with what he later confessed (under War Wizard spell-aided questioning) were "love potions."
The substances he was sold didn't work for the purpose he thought they did, so he didn't actually affect anyone's feelings towards him, or do any harm except subtly alter the tastes of some food. However, the INTENT was there, and members of the Obarskyr family MIGHT have been affected secondhand (e.g. by kissing, or even sharing the food of, someone Korvan had targeted), so Korvan got "a thorough scare" from the War Wizards, plus exile.
Which is how he ended up in Sembia, at various short-lived cooking jobs (the man had a temper, plus a newfound paranoia: thinking undercover Cormyrean agents were watching him), and eventually made his way to Highmoon in Deepingdale.
An unlovely man (lazy, mean to cruel, rude and bullying, and unable to control his lusts), but a good all-around cook.


So saith Ed. Who believes you're the first to really ask about Korvan since a long-ago TSR editor, so the first time any of this has been publicly told.
love,
THO
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 07 Dec 2010 :  02:01:13  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi again, all. Ed just sent another e-mail, containing this answer to Markustay's most recent volley of questions:

Hi, Markustay. Thauramarth has answered your "The One" queries very well. Paul told me Doc chose the Star Mounts because they are relatively inaccessible to raiding bands of goblinkin and/or humans, and have almost all sorts of resources (water and fast-flowing water = power, minerals, copious lumber and edible plants, high meadows where captured livestock can be grazed in hiding, etc.) readily at hand.
No, Filfaeril was never a Chosen. A great woman, a Harper ally, a noble and a very capable queen, who has secrets as yet unrevealed that may never be told - - but not a Chosen. Of Mystra or any other deity.
And as for the authorship of that naughty chapbook . . . now, now. :} We're looking for the name of an IN-REALMS character. Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!


So saith Ed. Who seems to be back on lore duty! Hurray!
love,
THO
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The Red Walker
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Posted - 07 Dec 2010 :  02:35:49  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

Hi again, all. I bring everyone another quick Ed reply, this one to The Red Walker, re. his Korvan question just above. Heeeere's Ed!:


Hi, Red Walker. I can, and your suspicions are correct. Here's the short version: Korvan is the sort of man who always wants what he can't have (what's beyond his reach). He's lusty, and beauty and sophistication (such as a well-dressed, "on public show" noblewoman) smite him hard.
As a lowly Palace cook in Cormyr, he "fell" for several noblewomen attending Palace functions and revels, that he glimpsed from afar. He wanted them. He HAD to have them. And he wanted to be seen with them, to make it into that small circle of laughing, chattering "favorites" among the Palace staff and commoners whom they kept brief social company with, in their busy social mostly-spent-with-other-nobles lives. That is, the favored fashion designers, hairdressers, wits and bon vivants, and so on. Roles he entirely lacked the looks, manners, and smarts to ever attain or keep.
So he sought to conquer them covertly, by working "love potions" into the food he was preparing, herbal concoctions and liquids he could introduce into particular servings, to affect the eaters thereof.
Unfortunately for Korvan, one of the backstreets sources he contacted for these illicit concoctions (in Cormyr, by caselaw and decree, neither food nor wine can be "doctored" with other substances that aren't "only" flavourings or part of standard food preparation, except by priests for holy reasons and herbalists working under the supervision of a recognized healer, or by courtiers obeying certain senior courtiers, like the Royal Magician, Royal Sage, etc.) was both a "trader in shadies" AND a paid informant of the Crown, with very firm instructions to rat out EVERY person, high or low, who so much as hinted at wanting to purchase poisons or mind-altering or harmful substances [[including tamer stuff that "only" induces nausea, poor balance, vomiting or the runs, because all of these can be employed to aid thieves, gamblers, and those seeking to win trade negotiations]]. Korvan was watched, and observed to try to taint some servings with what he later confessed (under War Wizard spell-aided questioning) were "love potions."
The substances he was sold didn't work for the purpose he thought they did, so he didn't actually affect anyone's feelings towards him, or do any harm except subtly alter the tastes of some food. However, the INTENT was there, and members of the Obarskyr family MIGHT have been affected secondhand (e.g. by kissing, or even sharing the food of, someone Korvan had targeted), so Korvan got "a thorough scare" from the War Wizards, plus exile.
Which is how he ended up in Sembia, at various short-lived cooking jobs (the man had a temper, plus a newfound paranoia: thinking undercover Cormyrean agents were watching him), and eventually made his way to Highmoon in Deepingdale.
An unlovely man (lazy, mean to cruel, rude and bullying, and unable to control his lusts), but a good all-around cook.


So saith Ed. Who believes you're the first to really ask about Korvan since a long-ago TSR editor, so the first time any of this has been publicly told.
love,
THO



Give my Thanks to Ed via your sweet lips Lady Herald! It is certainly awesome to read newly unearthed lore from his works. Do you know who the astute editor was? It makes you think Shandril was lucky to get just a few bruising pinches from him. and did Gorstag not know or was he tat cook to put up with it if he did?

And I can only hope to get half as much info for my prior question about Ander!

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"We need men who can dream of things that never were." -

John F. Kennedy, speech in Dublin, Ireland, June 28, 1963
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Markustay
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Posted - 07 Dec 2010 :  02:44:28  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message
First off, thank you THO and Ed for the timely response.

quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

Hi, Markustay. Thauramarth has answered your "The One" queries very well. Paul told me Doc chose the Star Mounts because they are relatively inaccessible to raiding bands of goblinkin and/or humans, and have almost all sorts of resources (water and fast-flowing water = power, minerals, copious lumber and edible plants, high meadows where captured livestock can be grazed in hiding, etc.) readily at hand.
I see... I had thought it had something to do with the not-so-Toril nature of the Star Mounts themselves (note an earlier question I posted a week or so ago regarding them and other 'otherworldly' locales in Faern).

Weird, because I was looking through some very old D&D modules and had decided that placing Empyrea on the east coast of the Great Ice Sea (Yal Tengri) would be an interesting conversion. Perhaps I should have read through the things, instead of just looking at the pretty maps.

Then again, after the Spellplague, anything is possible. Not ALL new locales may have come from Abeir.

quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

No, Filfaeril was never a Chosen. A great woman, a Harper ally, a noble and a very capable queen, who has secrets as yet unrevealed that may never be told - - but not a Chosen. Of Mystra or any other deity.
BUT, she IS something 'more' then she lets on, eh? Interesting....

quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

And as for the authorship of that naughty chapbook . . . now, now. :} We're looking for the name of an IN-REALMS character. Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!
A quote from a few posts above -
quote:
Originally posted by Bakra

I do believe the Scribes here would find this offer from Ed interesting.


This is a direct quote from the Wotc Novel Book Club from Oct. 4th :

All the Realms are a game table, and we are but PCs. What's your character like?

Ed Greenwood (author of The Sword Never Sleeps): With the approval and connivance of certain TSR staffers, I wrote myself up as a character in the Realms back in 1979, and Ive been in the Realms ever since. No, Im not Elminster. (Or Mirt.) I live in Waterdeep (at least in the 1350s DR), am in published Realmslore but not at all prominent, and if someone guesses who I am, Ill reveal more. As in, a tale or three.

Ergo, if Ed is a character in the Realms, then it stands to reason that THAT character (who is Ed) could have written that naughty chapbook.

Not that it is the type of thing such an... AHEM.. professional and esteemed gentleman such as Ed Greenwood would ever care to write, mind you. No way... NOT Ed...



And because this subject came-up at a Birthday party I attended a short while ago, are there any such things as 'edible Undies' (Small clothes) in the Realms? I think if anyone would make such things it would by the Halflings (considering they probably try to make everything taste good... or at least like cheese).

And for some peculiar reason I have a feeling THO already has an answer for this one (Lord knows why I would think that).

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


Edited by - Markustay on 07 Dec 2010 02:51:35
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Foxhelm
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Posted - 07 Dec 2010 :  03:43:30  Show Profile  Click to see Foxhelm's MSN Messenger address  Send Foxhelm a Yahoo! Message Send Foxhelm a Private Message
Quick Question:

What would be the realms word for a person who scouts out talented, skilled and innovative people? A talent scout but for all classes of goods and services or the different names for different specialties?

Thanks

Ed Greenwood! The Solution... and Cause of all the Realms Problems!
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 07 Dec 2010 :  15:40:33  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi again, all.
Foxhelm, according to my notes taken during Realmsplay with Ed (because we Knights have met more than one of these individuals, over the years) such a headhunter/talent scout is called either a "wiseeye" or a "finding eye" in the Heartlands of the Realms.
Ed confirms this, and adds that the "wiseeye" term is older and Sword Coast-based, and the "finding eye" is newer and most popular in Amn, Westgate, and Sembia. More formally, when such a job description becomes a title (as in a "type" of courtier), the role of talent scout is known as a "lorntavar."


So saith Ed. Wheee, more fast-flowing Realmslore!
love,
THO
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The Hooded One
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Posted - 07 Dec 2010 :  15:46:02  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
And hi yet again, everyone.
Markustay, of COURSE there are edible undies in the Realms. Popular "private revel" wear among certain nobles (or the wealthy elite, in Amn's case) and wealthy social climbers who aspire to nobility, in Waterdeep, Amn, Tethyr, Calimshan, and probably many other places I'm unaware of (as for my preceding post, I'm aware of them because of Realmsplay as a Knight, not formal Ed-writings, published or unpublished). Details, however, are going to have to come from Ed.
Who wants to clarify: his in-Realms character could have written the Filfaeril chapbook - - but didn't. The author of FILFAERIL BOUND AND WILLING had much more to do with Cormyr than Waterdeep. Just trying to steer guessing scribes in the right directions . . .
love,
THO
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The Hooded One
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Posted - 07 Dec 2010 :  15:52:15  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
. . . And I'm back for more.
Brimstone, Ed's glad you liked the Silent Sail article. He always favours intrigue ("everyone loves a mystery") over simple warfare confrontations, in D&D play.
Ed has a new handful of articles ready, but has to talk again (with Steve Winter, the editor) before proceeding with more, because of course artwork and articles have to be coordinated.
love,
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