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althen artren
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Posted - 28 Sep 2010 :  23:15:20  Show Profile Send althen artren a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Poll Question:
Ok, here we go. Which of the famous
NPC's of the realms would u like to
see in their own novel? Name them off
and maybe well be sending WOTC a
message.
I apologise if I mispell
anything.

Choices:

Srinshee
Larloch
Hesperdan
Halaster
Any one of the Seven Sisters?
Mirt
Durnan
Durnal Silverhand
Manshoon
Other
Other

(Anonymous Vote)

Edited by - althen artren on 28 Sep 2010 23:21:37

Iluvrien
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Posted - 28 Sep 2010 :  23:32:56  Show Profile  Visit Iluvrien's Homepage Send Iluvrien a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Other. Filfaeril Selzair Obarskyr.

(Or Laspeera Inthre [nee.Naerinth])
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Bladewind
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Who's Hesperdan?

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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 28 Sep 2010 :  23:57:00  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Halaster.

I'd write that novel in a heartbeat, if it were on the table.

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More Fox at Twilight

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GRYPHON
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Posted - 29 Sep 2010 :  00:31:57  Show Profile  Visit GRYPHON's Homepage Send GRYPHON a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Manshoon and the Srinshee...
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Kilvan
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Posted - 29 Sep 2010 :  00:35:22  Show Profile Send Kilvan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Manshoon! (as in, the Manshoon war please!)

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froglegg
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Alias and Dragon Bait! So I voted other.

John

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Penknight
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I voted "other" since I'd love to see more on Cythara by Mr. de Bie.

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althen artren
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Posted - 29 Sep 2010 :  01:34:54  Show Profile Send althen artren a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Bladewind, Hesperdan is a member of the Zhent Network
who is a powerful, secretive, and mysterious figure in
the backround. He may or may not be human or male.
The only writings I've seen him on stage in a novel is
in the Knights trilogy where he makes some interesting
statements, like he was there for the creation of the
mythal at Myth Drannor (true or not true), and that HE's
pushing Fzoul to run the network and has plans for Manshoon.
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althen artren
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Posted - 29 Sep 2010 :  01:36:59  Show Profile Send althen artren a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think a RSE would be a great one shot for Larloch to star in his own
novel. World spannging, armies of undead fighting each other, maybe
whatever he's protecting Faerun against.

But I voted for the Srinshee, because I love her.

So Erik, what direction would u go in with Halaster. A typical day
in Undermountain?

Edited by - althen artren on 29 Sep 2010 01:38:04
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quote:
Originally posted by Bladewind

Who's Hesperdan?

Hesperdan exists as a very powerful, shadowy figure within the Zhentarim who basically allowed Manshoon and now Fzoul to be the head honcho of the organisation [for reasons unknown] and that Elminster, knowing this, masquerades as Hesperdan on occasion to muck about with Zhent plots and personnel OR Elminster IS Hesperdan, using this guise to destabilise the Zhentarim on needful occasions. Ed hasn't seen fit to confirm which is the correct theory but did obliquely state that one was correct.

He appears in Hand of Fire. Hesperdan also appears in the short story "How Wisdom Came to the Maimed Wizard", which was re-printed in the anthology The Best of the Realms, Book II: The Stories of Ed Greenwood [a.k.a. "The Best of Eddie"]. There isn't much more, officially.

And this from Ed, in Jan '06:-

"You’re very, very welcome, George. As always. I salute you as a tireless Lorelord of the Realms, rescuing us all time and time again.
As to why “How Wisdom Came To The Maimed Wizard” made you think Elminster has been masquerading as Hesperdan (or may be Hesperdan)? Must be the very broad hints I wrote into it.
I’ll keep to hinting rather than confirming outright, but someone dwelling in the Realms who attended certain Magefairs would insist that El and Hesperdan are two separate people (because they were seen in the same place at the same time, though not actually standing and talking together). Which of course strengthens the “masquerading as” possibility (the other weakening further when one considers how hard it would be to do all that El does and still have time to put in any appearances as Hesperdan at all: a Zhent whose survival may well be imperilled, in such an authoritarian organization, by unexplained absences). Which in turn raises the why (exactly) is Elminster adopting the guise of Hesperdan, and also HOW is he managing it (is Hesperdan in cahoots with him? Under his total domination? Can be subsumed mentally, as El “takes over” the body, due to some already-cast spell or curse or . . .?
We just don’t know. Yet. I can let slip that Hesperdan has an important future role to play, but we may not see much of it “onstage,” as it were.
Which should leave a lot of scribes going: Hmmm.
Which is as good a place as any to take my leave. :}

So saith Ed. Slyly bailing old dog that he is.
Oh, yes: he hasn’t forgotten that Gerath Hoan asked about Hesperdan, too, and hopes G - H will see from this reply that for the nonce Ed can’t be more specific about the mysterious Hesperdan . . .
love,
THO"

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scererar
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Posted - 29 Sep 2010 :  02:13:43  Show Profile Send scererar a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Manshoon was my vote

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skychrome
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Posted - 29 Sep 2010 :  02:41:41  Show Profile  Visit skychrome's Homepage Send skychrome a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Voted "other". The characters I want to see will not appear again in novels, as 4e has made most of them obsolete.

I would have loved to see more of
-Jack Ravenwild
-Danilo Than
-Aeron sar Randal

and Pharaun Mizzrim.

Regarding the options given in this poll, Mirt seems very interesting to me, I am imagining a city setting with lots of atmosphere, little fighting only and good details and dialogues.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 29 Sep 2010 :  03:57:09  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've said more than once that I'd love to see a series on Manshoon, with each book focusing on a different clone.

I'd also love to see more of just about any of Elaine's characters, or those of Kate Novak and Jeff Grubb.

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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

I've said more than once that I'd love to see a series on Manshoon, with each book focusing on a different clone.
Agreed. I wasn't joking when I originally come up with my idea for an "Attack of the Manshoon Clones" series.

Of the possibilities listed however, I'd have to say Hesperdan. Granted, I play things a little differently in my Realms when it comes to Hesperdan -- as it stands, currently, I still like Ed's theory on Elminster actually BEING Hesperdan. And that it is El's wish to use the Herperdan personae to create instability within the network of the Zhentarim... when necessary. But any new official lore would be just as welcome.

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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 29 Sep 2010 :  05:02:07  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sfdragon

More Fox at Twilight

quote:
Originally posted by Penknight

I voted "other" since I'd love to see more on Cythara by Mr. de Bie.
Both of you saers, keep reading.

quote:
Originally posted by althen artren

So Erik, what direction would u go in with Halaster. A typical day
in Undermountain?
Well, I've written one novel with some hints about Undermountain (Downshadow) and the D&D Encounters season 1 was about Halaster and his Lost Apprentice. Probably, I would pluck up those story threads and get back to weaving.

(Which I suppose is a way of not actually answering the question. Mwahaha!)

Cheers

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Zireael
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I did not vote - there are two "Other"...

But I'd love to see more about:
1. Filfaeril
2. Danilo & Arilyn
3. Alea Dahast

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Alisttair
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Posted - 29 Sep 2010 :  13:46:38  Show Profile  Visit Alisttair's Homepage  Click to see Alisttair's MSN Messenger address Send Alisttair a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I voted Halaster but could have easily voted for Manshoon or Larloch, because I want to see all of them novelized as the protagonist.

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Bladewind
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I'll vote Hesperdan then! Getting to see Zhentarim covert ops from the inside could make for a nail-biting, suspence filled experience. Reading about FR's Zhents wheeling and dealing in the cutt-throat parts of the Realms would create some much needed favourable spotlight for the Zhentarim. Classic 70's Spy Fiction with cold war undertones but set between Sembia and Cormyr, with Hesperdan on covert missions against both the Purple Dragons and the Shadovar.

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Alystra Illianniis
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I voted for Srinshee, but I, too, would have liked to see more of Danilo, and Arilyn as well. But they DID supposedly have kids, maybe....?

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Elfinblade
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Posted - 29 Sep 2010 :  18:05:44  Show Profile Send Elfinblade a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Halaster. In a close second is Manshoon. :)

EDIT: I'd also like to see a novel of Lamruil by Elaine :)

Edited by - Elfinblade on 30 Sep 2010 16:04:42
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quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

quote:
Originally posted by sfdragon

More Fox at Twilight

quote:
Originally posted by Penknight

I voted "other" since I'd love to see more on Cythara by Mr. de Bie.
Both of you saers, keep reading.

quote:
Originally posted by althen artren

So Erik, what direction would u go in with Halaster. A typical day
in Undermountain?
Well, I've written one novel with some hints about Undermountain (Downshadow) and the D&D Encounters season 1 was about Halaster and his Lost Apprentice. Probably, I would pluck up those story threads and get back to weaving.

(Which I suppose is a way of not actually answering the question. Mwahaha!)

Cheers

I plan on keeping reading... otherwise its time wasted on pc games

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Mr_Miscellany
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Posted - 29 Sep 2010 :  21:35:19  Show Profile Send Mr_Miscellany a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Larloch! I want his history in detail. Plus all the info about his defenses, etc... (sounds like I need a sourcebook, not a novel).

Halaster a very close second.
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Penknight
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Posted - 29 Sep 2010 :  23:15:45  Show Profile Send Penknight a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh!! Is there an upcoming book with Cythara as a character? I thought she was great, as you know from our previous chats. And Telethian really enjoyed meeting her in our tabletop game, by the way.

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Markustay
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Halaster for sure - his history would be fascinating - he's out-lasted half a dozen impossibly powerful magical empires.

By himself, he is at least trilogy-worthy. I think of him as the "Elminster that didn't work out".

In my homebrew, I've even connected him to Thaeravel (hey - he had to be somewhere keeping busy during the Netherease empire).

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