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Alystra Illianniis
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Posted - 13 Feb 2011 :  22:06:12  Show Profile  Click to see Alystra Illianniis's MSN Messenger address Send Alystra Illianniis a Private Message
Aha! I KNEW Dumbledore was really El in disguise!!! *snickers and runs off*

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Chosen of Asmodeus
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Posted - 13 Feb 2011 :  22:15:51  Show Profile  Visit Chosen of Asmodeus's Homepage Send Chosen of Asmodeus a Private Message
There is a terrible joke in there somewhere.

"Then I saw there was a way to Hell even from the gates of Heaven"
- John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress

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Barastir
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Posted - 14 Feb 2011 :  09:58:32  Show Profile  Click to see Barastir's MSN Messenger address Send Barastir a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Knight of the Gate
I had always assumed that it was the 'sound' of the name, rather than the etymology. Tempus sounds like 'Tempest', which is what a battle looks like from far above, where the gods watch it.


Actually, this is my question: is it all about sounding, or there is a "hidden meaning", just as in the case of Arabel? And it's really interesting that you mentioned the similarity between Tempus and Tempest: in portuguese, "tempo" can be either "time" or "weather". And in the FR 2e box, there is a mention about the northmen of the Moonshaes worshipping "a stormy aspect of Tempus, god of war, through their own shamans".

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Goodness radiated from the heart."

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(by Ed Greenwood)

Edited by - Barastir on 14 Feb 2011 10:00:10
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The Red Walker
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Posted - 14 Feb 2011 :  16:35:11  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message
THO,

Is Sharantyr related closely or decended from Elminster?

I sense a looming nda(couldn't help but ask though!)
.....but it seems obvious that the old bird loves her way more than he does another passing aquaintance, and has very special, strong (and protective)feelings for her.

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Edited by - The Red Walker on 14 Feb 2011 16:35:46
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 14 Feb 2011 :  20:37:16  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi again, everyone.
Red, you had to ask, yes?
So (sigh) I have to hold up the "NDA" sign in front of your nose.
Regretfully, I might add.
I know a LITTLE about Sharantyr's heritage, but the NDA governs me, of course, so I can't tell you what I'm dying to tell you.
Ed tells me I'd be aching even more to spill the beans if I knew a few more of them.
That doesn't help, does it?
No, didn't think so.
So here, have another heartfelt sigh.
I find myself in possession of a surplus of them.
love,
THO
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The Red Walker
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Posted - 14 Feb 2011 :  21:35:17  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, everyone.
Red, you had to ask, yes?
So (sigh) I have to hold up the "NDA" sign in front of your nose.
Regretfully, I might add.
I know a LITTLE about Sharantyr's heritage, but the NDA governs me, of course, so I can't tell you what I'm dying to tell you.
Ed tells me I'd be aching even more to spill the beans if I knew a few more of them.
That doesn't help, does it?
No, didn't think so.
So here, have another heartfelt sigh.
I find myself in possession of a surplus of them.
love,
THO



It helps a little, maybe hints at future importance....I don't have a preference as far as if she is or is not...so much as hope that a bit more of her story may yet unfold.
.....and it always brightens ones day to draw your gaze in their direction

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Rhewtani
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Posted - 15 Feb 2011 :  14:46:22  Show Profile  Send Rhewtani an AOL message Send Rhewtani a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Aysen

Have the Chosen of Mystra actively experimented on the silver fire that they are imbued with, such that each Chosen has one or more "special tricks" accomplished with silver fire that is pretty unique to them? Didn't Elminster draw on the silver fire to make a "spellfire campfire" for him and Storm? Or in Shadows of Doom, did Elminster draw on the silver fire to effect a "tenser's transformation" to help Sharantyr against some Zhents?
Similarly, in Stories of the Seven Sisters, it seemed that Dove used her silver fire and blood to enchant duplicates of magical blades from one single blade. It also appears that the Simbul knows how to ahem, "forcefully borrow" other Chosen's silver fire, doing so at the end of Elminster in Hell and the short story "Tears so White". Ed, I'd love to know if and how the other Chosen "twist" the silver fire, particularly Storm, Alvaerele, and Sammaster (before he fell).


I believe Khelben was using it as "spackle" in Blackstaff, as well.
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althen artren
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Posted - 16 Feb 2011 :  02:16:49  Show Profile Send althen artren a Private Message
I guess my question disappeared into the Astral Plane.
Ed, when was the last time the Old Meddler nearly had
his timecard punched in a ono-on-one spelll duel?
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 16 Feb 2011 :  02:59:59  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi again, all.
Ed tells me his recent reading of a fragment from THE IRON ASSASSIN, his new steampunk tale, will be up on YouTube shortly (the Augusta House evening I believe Blueblade attended, and posted here about). A 36-minute-long, dimly-lit movie of Ed standing at a podium doing funny character voices, I've been told to warn you all.
He'll let me know when it's up for public viewing. He tells me that all three other readers (Leah Bobet, Michelle Sagara West, and Rob Sawyer) gave great readings, too . . . and Leah and Michelle both read from unfinished, not-yet-published novels, whereas Rob read a not-yet-published "prose poem" and some 'old favourite' sf short-short stories.

Great questions, scribes. Off they've gone to Ed. althen artren and wakaman (your new Weave and deities questions), I'm afraid I see some "NDA" replies in your new futures . . . but we'll wait to see how much Ed can weaseXXX slide pasXXX er, manage to provide you.
Barastir and Knight of the Gate, this, from Ed:

Hi! Knight of the Gate, you were right on when you posted: "Tempus sounds like 'Tempest', which is what a battle looks like from far above, where the gods watch it." That was indeed my thinking, and the derivation of the name.
However, I am sensitive to what words, names, and vocal sounds can mean in other languages (all astronomers know why "black holes" are called "hairy stars" in Russian), and TRY, to the extent of my limited and faulty linguistic grasp, to check on possible meanings/confusions/unintented meanings in other languages. In this case, I had come across what Barastir posted ("in Portuguese, "tempo" can be either "time" or "weather"" and this holds true, with variants, in other 'Romance languages,' too), picked up on the "storm of war" metaphor, and it strengthened my decision to use Tempus.
BTW, check out the Thieves World series; someone involved in that, back at the beginning, obviously thought along similar lines a few years later (after I'd come up with the gods for the Realms but before all that much about the world had been published). I THINK Andy Offut provided the gods for the TW setting, way back when (somewhere around my house, I have an original TW round-robin contributors' package, and there's a sheet of suggested gods in there), but my memory may be faulty on this.


So there you have it; the origins of Tempus the wargod of the Realms, from Ed.
love,
THO
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Kentinal
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Posted - 16 Feb 2011 :  03:19:42  Show Profile Send Kentinal a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by althen artren

I guess my question disappeared into the Astral Plane.
Ed, when was the last time the Old Meddler nearly had
his timecard punched in a ono-on-one spelll duel?



*bangs head*

If your question was posted (that is if you can see it next time you read the scroll) then it has been received and will be answered as time and law permit.

"Small beings can have small wisdom," the dragon said. "And small wise beings are better than small fools. Listen: Wisdom is caring for afterwards."
"Caring for afterwards ...? Ker repeated this without understanding.
"After action, afterwards," the dragon said. "Choose the afterwards first, then the action. Fools choose action first."
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The Sage
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Posted - 16 Feb 2011 :  03:38:09  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 Kentinal

quote:
Originally posted by althen artren

I guess my question disappeared into the Astral Plane.
Ed, when was the last time the Old Meddler nearly had
his timecard punched in a ono-on-one spelll duel?



*bangs head*

If your question was posted (that is if you can see it next time you read the scroll) then it has been received and will be answered as time and law permit.

Indeed.

Althen, Kentinal has the right of it. Please refer to my post below:-
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

Ed's technique of answering questions doesn't follow any kind of specific pattern. Nor does he forget previously asked questions from the past few days, to the past few years. The ever-vigilant Lady Herald of Realmslore -- The Hooded One -- provides a listing of questions asked and [undoubtedly] questions answered. So please, remain patient. Both Ed and the Lady Herald will get to your query in time.

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Alystra Illianniis
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Posted - 16 Feb 2011 :  04:10:39  Show Profile  Click to see Alystra Illianniis's MSN Messenger address Send Alystra Illianniis a Private Message
Ooh, Fellfire had some thoughts regarding elven vampires, and so, I just had to ask on behalf of both of us- is there any Realmslore regarding Kancheisis, the vampire god known as the "Rake"? And are there any elven vampires associated with him? Also, what type of vampire is he- human, elven, or something else?

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Dalor Darden
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Posted - 16 Feb 2011 :  04:34:38  Show Profile  Visit Dalor Darden's Homepage Send Dalor Darden a Private Message
Ed, I have a rather trivial question; but it is important to me for the conclusion of a line of thought I've been entertaining for some time.

Can you tell me the FIRST god in the world of the Forgotten Realms that was fully in the form of a human...in veneration.

The reason I ask is that while I'm sure many gods have come to assume such a form, it is because perhaps the majority of their worshipers were in fact human.

That isn't precisely what I'm asking however, but which god either manifest itself initially as a fully human appearing being, or first made the "transformation" to the fact that their primary form was that of a human appearing being.

If in fact you could provide that, a great many things might be resolved for me! Thank you in advance...

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althen artren
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Posted - 16 Feb 2011 :  04:34:58  Show Profile Send althen artren a Private Message
noooooo, I had put in this question around page 13
and my pc timed out. Sometimes when that happens
my questions turn up anyway on the forum.
Guys I've been here long enough to know how Ed
works.
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The Sage
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Posted - 16 Feb 2011 :  05:00:50  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 althen artren

noooooo, I had put in this question around page 13
and my pc timed out. Sometimes when that happens
my questions turn up anyway on the forum.
Guys I've been here long enough to know how Ed
works.

I had a feeling that might have also been the case, Althen. Consider my earlier point above to be for the benefit of newer scribes then.

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Barastir
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Posted - 16 Feb 2011 :  10:08:05  Show Profile  Click to see Barastir's MSN Messenger address Send Barastir a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One
So there you have it; the origins of Tempus the wargod of the Realms, from Ed.
love,
THO


Thank you very much, Our Hooded Lady, it was way more than what I expected!
And please, thank our great sage Ed for me, could you?

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Lead by example.
Let your deeds speak your intentions.
Goodness radiated from the heart."

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Alisttair
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Posted - 16 Feb 2011 :  12:28:28  Show Profile  Visit Alisttair's Homepage  Click to see Alisttair's MSN Messenger address Send Alisttair a Private Message
Oh great Greenwood, a question for thee:

We know a lot of the strong, muscled people in the realms achieve their musculature through intense battle training or working the forge and other such things mostly. I was wondering if they do any resistance training like we do in the real world? Bench presses, barbell and dumbell curls, etc... is any of this done for muscle building?

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Alisttair
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Posted - 16 Feb 2011 :  12:31:11  Show Profile  Visit Alisttair's Homepage  Click to see Alisttair's MSN Messenger address Send Alisttair a Private Message
Further to my last question, are there anabolic steroids in the realms? Would they mostly be prevalent among gladiators, or in Maztica, those who play the Ball Game?

Mechanically I imagine it would give some kind of Strength bonus, or Constitution/Endurance bonuses, with moderate adiction and overdose causing some kind of permanent HP loss perhaps.

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Hoondatha
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Posted - 16 Feb 2011 :  16:34:12  Show Profile  Visit Hoondatha's Homepage Send Hoondatha a Private Message
I've always imagined that weightlifting is a dwarven past-time. With all those random metal around, I figure it didn't take too long for someone to start working out with them. And dwarves being dwarves, the random forge bars would quickly evolve into more recognizable modern "dumbells."

I also figured that dwarves would be into marathon or other long distance running, given their racial hardiness. Plus it would be something to do in their underground cities: long distance tunnel running.

Which segues into a pair of questions: First, what are some stereotypical racial hobbies for the demihuman races? We know halflings play hide and seek and throw stone, elves practice with bows, but can Ed fill in some other hobbies for the Big Four?

And second, have either the elves or dwarves ever had something akin to the Olympic Games? Specifically, recurring inter-kingdom/nation sporting tournaments. If so, when were they held, how often, when did they stop, and what sports were contested?

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Ashe Ravenheart
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Two years. I think I can answer for most of the scribes that we've "given up" on guessing the infamous author of Filfaeril, Bound and Willing.

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 - 16 Feb 2011 :  23:41:23  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Ashe Ravenheart

Two years. I think I can answer for most of the scribes that we've "given up" on guessing the infamous author of Filfaeril, Bound and Willing.



I'd rather read it than guess whom wrote it

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althen artren
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Posted - 16 Feb 2011 :  23:55:36  Show Profile Send althen artren a Private Message
So Madam Hoody, why are black holes "hairy stars"?
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The Red Walker
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quote:
Originally posted by althen artren

So Madam Hoody, why are black holes "hairy stars"?




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

Edited by - The Red Walker on 17 Feb 2011 03:17:05
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The Hooded One
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Heh. In Russian slang, "black hole" means anus (gaping, exposed, and OFFERED). Wherefore, so they can discuss er, black holes in classrooms, polite society, on the news, etc. Russian astronomers use the term "hairy stars." (Why they chose that particular alternative euphemism is something best asked of them.)
Hence my use of this as an illustration of how a word or phrase that means one thing in one language and/or culture, can mean quite another in another language and/or culture, and writers, if they can, and are writing something used widely around the world, should try to be aware of meanings, impressions, and misunderstandings "elsewhere."
love,
THO
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althen artren
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I just KNEW that was going in that direction.
Why o why did I ask?
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