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Barastir
Master of Realmslore

Brazil
1394 Posts

Posted - 27 Jul 2011 :  12:33:22  Show Profile  Click to see Barastir's MSN Messenger address Send Barastir a Private Message
I make The_Silversword's words mine, send my best wishes to Ed. Nice that he spent his birthday with family, friends, cake, cat and a short story!

"Goodness is not a natural state, but must be
fought for to be attained and maintained.
Lead by example.
Let your deeds speak your intentions.
Goodness radiated from the heart."

The Paladin's Virtues, excerpt from the "Quentin's Monograph"
(by Ed Greenwood)
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

5037 Posts

Posted - 28 Jul 2011 :  02:31:56  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi again, all!
I bring some Ed comments re. this, from ziresta: "In "A Dance In Storm's Garden," Elminster says, "I mate with dragons -- suitably shapechanged, of course -- and live to rue that whim." I find myself horribly curious about this. Not the mating itself, mind, the rueing of it. What happened?"
Here's Ed:

Hi, ziresta. I'm afraid NDAs prevent me from giving you a proper reply, but suffice it to say that Elminster DID mate with more than one shapechanged dragon (unaware of the true nature of his lover), mated at least once with a dragon when he did know his partner was a dragon in human form, and at least once himself took dragon form to mate with a dragon in dragonshape. The reasons for his doing so are covered by the NDA, but the "rueing" involves certain resulting offspring, and the lives they have thus far led. More than that, I can't yet say (thanks to many a dread NDA!).
However, this is a tale I certainly hope gets told eventually!


So saith Ed. Who is looking forward to GenCon and seeing many of his gaming friends (and making new ones!) again . . .
Me, I will make my usual attempt to attend, but I doubt it'll be successful. My bosses are "on to me" now, check the con dates each year, and assign me to something that's firmly elsewhere. It's as if they hate gamers having fun get-togethers.
Hate . . . or FEAR . . . hmm, that might be it . . .
love,
THO
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sfdragon
Master of Realmslore

1971 Posts

Posted - 28 Jul 2011 :  05:53:18  Show Profile Send sfdragon a Private Message
Might I ask if the song dragon listed and named in Elmister's daughter was one of those dragons that he did know was a dragon????



why is being a wizard like being a drow? both are likely to find a dagger in the back from a rival or one looking to further his own goals, fame and power


My FR fan fiction
Magister's GAmbit
http://steelfiredragon.deviantart.com/gallery/33539234
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Joran Nobleheart
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USA
489 Posts

Posted - 28 Jul 2011 :  10:36:39  Show Profile  Visit Joran Nobleheart's Homepage Send Joran Nobleheart a Private Message
I honestly had no idea I missed Mr. Greenwood's birthday! Please pass along a belated birthday wish from me to him, if you would.

Paladinic Ethos
Saint Joran Nobleheart
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

5037 Posts

Posted - 29 Jul 2011 :  17:21:34  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi again, all. Birthday wishes conveyed tgo Ed, who received them with a gracious: "Thank you. Yep, I'm a year older. Probably not a year wiser, though. Shall try again for that next year. ;} "
Now for a little Realmslore. Back on page 2 of this thread createvmind asked (in part; Ed WILL get to the other queries in that post, in time): " I assume the hags have hag eyes spread throughout the area and in minions to keep aware of events yes? Attempting to build anything resembling a town would be allowed with the Hags attempting to manipulate or would they oppose it without drawing attention to themselves?
Who is most powerful hag in region and why?
I assume that adventurers would have to gain knowledge of ALL the coveys and strike at them all at once to have a chance of excising the hags from this region, yes? Where do the hags go to procreate, Dagger Ford or the settlements along the Trade Way?"
Ed replies:

Hi, createvmind! Yes, you assume rightly: many hag eyes throughout the region. The hags would not resist developments of towns, expansions of existing settlements, but would indeed try to manipulate things so those loyal to them end up enriched and in important positions of authority.
Striking at all coveys at once or in swift succession is pretty much the only likely way of exterminating all the hags, yes. Unlikely to succeed, of course, which is why destroying individual hags or just a few linked ones is what's happened thus far. The hags procreate in settlements along the Trade Way, choosing widely, rather than all favoring one locale.
Hope this helps; more when I can.


So saith Ed. Who is (as usual) VERY busy right now . . .
love to all,
THO
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

5037 Posts

Posted - 30 Jul 2011 :  17:38:05  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi again, all. I bring another snippet of Realmslore from Ed, this time in response to Matt James, who back on page 16 of this thread asked about military axioms/sayings of the Realms. I and then Ed gave a few back then, but here are some more, from Ed:

• The best attack is not the mightiest, but the one that strikes when the time is right.

• The cost of war is ALWAYS too high. Consider when the cost of not going to war gets higher.

• Die not for the throne. Make the throne's foe die instead.

• Sharp swords speak louder than pretty words.

• We all die, but make every warrior's death count.

• Tales of glory change with each telling, but graves are forever.

• Fight for good reason only; deathless causes share a habit of dying.

• I fight for friends, family, and hearth, not flag.

• A banner is only a strip of cloth, a map is only a scrap of hide. Victories are won and held in hearts and minds.


So saith Ed. Who's looking forward to seeing you at GenCon, Matt! Realms forever!!! (And there are battles coming in the Realms, Ed hints darkly. But smilingly.)
love to all,
THO
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createvmind
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Posted - 31 Jul 2011 :  06:25:01  Show Profile  Visit createvmind's Homepage Send createvmind a Private Message
Thank you,

Hags rule!!
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A Publishing Lackey
Seeker

74 Posts

Posted - 01 Aug 2011 :  03:20:11  Show Profile  Visit A Publishing Lackey's Homepage Send A Publishing Lackey a Private Message
Ed,
Distributed your stories to the kids today.
You made some young readers VERY happy. Thank you.
I wish you could have seen their faces.
You are a prince among authors, and stand tall among men.
I'll try to swing by GenCon and see you, if only for a moment given your usual crazy schedule.
(If I can, I'll bring beer.)
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Broken Helm
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USA
108 Posts

Posted - 01 Aug 2011 :  03:23:58  Show Profile  Visit Broken Helm's Homepage Send Broken Helm a Private Message
Dear Ed and THO,
Spin A Yarn? That is, last year's story . . . do you know when we can expect it up on the Wizards website?
BH
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

5037 Posts

Posted - 01 Aug 2011 :  03:25:07  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Very, very soon, Ed believes. He handed it to Wizards near the end of June.
love,
THO
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

5037 Posts

Posted - 01 Aug 2011 :  17:11:46  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi again, all.
Ed departs for GenCon tomorrow, and I shall probably fall e-silent in my usual quest to sneak away fromy my day job to visit the convention (if only fleetingly - - wish me luck!), but in the meantime, some more Realmslore . . .
This is in response to a query from Dennis on page 6 of this thread for any lore Ed could provide for a list of archwizards/arcanists from lost Netheril.
Ed has been doing the NDA dance, and come up with these tidbits (that he can share, from his notes), thus far:

Halavar, Daedren Cheverandrus (“Chever,” and that’s pronounced “Shev-vur,” BTW) and Algult Laquantoule (“Quantoul”) are all definitely still alive, and Ed provided a little more about two other Netherese archwizards:

“Lucke” is Mael Tantarmalucke, a sarcastic, restless dabbler in all sorts of magics; a brilliant but unbalanced individual whose life was a series of schemes and adventures. A dangerous foe who “ALWAYS got more than even,” returning from death to life several times through pre-prepared magical means to settle scores with his slayers and other foes. Whimsical and sometimes generous and helpful—and curious to a fault, always craving new experiences (including taking on various beast shapes to have carnal experiences with real creatures of the shaoes he took). Slain several times, and finally disappeared - - thoughit's unknown if he was destroyed, went into hiding or a new life under a new name and in a new shape, or departed the Realms for other planes/worlds.

“Volhm” is Anvolhm Anhaerad, a quiet, polite, rather withdrawn individual intensely interested in weather magic and in breeding/augmenting insects, and in magics concerned with humans temporarily taking insectoid form or acquiring insectoid “growths” (compound eyes, “feelers” [antennae], mandibles, etc.). Believed to be still alive, but hiding (for centuries, now, his life self-prolonged magically) in insect form.


So saith Ed. Only a tiny bit, but a beginning.
love,
THO
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Baleful Avatar
Learned Scribe

Canada
161 Posts

Posted - 02 Aug 2011 :  03:26:47  Show Profile  Visit Baleful Avatar's Homepage Send Baleful Avatar a Private Message
Dear Ed,
Looking forward to seeing you at GenCon.
It sincerely is the highlight of the con for me, every year. Mr. Gygax is gone, Mr. Arneson is gone, but you are still with us, year after year, with your smiles and hugs and good wishes and being delighted to see me (one of what must be hundreds of people you meet every GenCon.
Dispensing Realmslore right off the top of your head. I really, really hope Wizards appreciates you for the treasure you are.
Safe trip, and see you there!
(I will have Realms questions. )
BA
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createvmind
Senior Scribe

490 Posts

Posted - 02 Aug 2011 :  04:34:27  Show Profile  Visit createvmind's Homepage Send createvmind a Private Message
Hello All,

Ed obviously I would love details but if not that's ok, simple question, have arcane or divine wielders ever managed to put their soul/spirit in a construct and still maintain their spell casting abilities and ability to progress in magic??
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Eltheron
Senior Scribe

728 Posts

Posted - 03 Aug 2011 :  17:22:57  Show Profile Send Eltheron a Private Message
Hope you're having fun at GenCon, and that THO can sneak over for a couple games and/or meetings and whatnot.

Here's another odd question, inspired by the boobage discussion in Elaine C's question thread: do the Realms have bras, and bra-fitters? Since the Realms are more progressive on womens' issues generally, I can't imagine that talented sorceresses, inventors, and fashionistas of the Realms are all still wearing corsets or going topside-free (without support). Maybe there are also undergarments with *cough* magical support, or something similar to mundane bras, that serve is similar ways as a jog-bra (except in combat)? I can imagine corsets being popular only as a fashion-demand in certain social circles, or as a go-to device for tavern wenches... but not for all or most of the Realms ladies.

So what -do- the women of the Realms wear underneath their chemises, their chainmail shirts, and fitted platemail? And are they pretty and made with lace?

And are there fashion stores in Waterdeep or other large cities that deal specifically with ladies' undergarments, where their men hold shopping bags while they engage in numerous fittings?


"The very best possible post-fourteenth-century Realms lets down those who love the specific, detailed social, political and magical situation, with its thousands of characters, developed over forty years, and want to learn more about it; and those who'd be open to a new one with equal depth, which there just isn't time to re-produce; and those repelled, some past the point of no return, by the bad-taste-and-plausibility gap of things done to the world when its guardianship was less careful."
--Faraer

Edited by - Eltheron on 03 Aug 2011 17:24:56
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Merrith
Learned Scribe

133 Posts

Posted - 04 Aug 2011 :  06:26:38  Show Profile  Visit Merrith's Homepage Send Merrith a Private Message
First may I say THO, please pass on my complete satisfaction with Bury Elminster Deep to Ed. It was absolutely worth the wait. Without giving away any spoilers, I'll just say he definitely pulled the veil back on some Realms lore that was extremely exciting to finally know . My question also without giving anything away might seem like a small one, but I was curious about a certain cowled figure that appeared briefly in the latter stages of the book to collect rather grisly "items". Will this figure turn up in Elminster Enraged and how major of a player will he/she/it be?
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Barastir
Master of Realmslore

Brazil
1394 Posts

Posted - 04 Aug 2011 :  12:37:39  Show Profile  Click to see Barastir's MSN Messenger address Send Barastir a Private Message
Why do I feel an NDA coming?

"Goodness is not a natural state, but must be
fought for to be attained and maintained.
Lead by example.
Let your deeds speak your intentions.
Goodness radiated from the heart."

The Paladin's Virtues, excerpt from the "Quentin's Monograph"
(by Ed Greenwood)
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TheHermit
Seeker

USA
60 Posts

Posted - 04 Aug 2011 :  12:52:14  Show Profile  Visit TheHermit's Homepage Send TheHermit a Private Message
Ed,

A question occurred to me yesterday:

A ladies man in our world might be referred to (sarcastically or no) as "Casanova", "Romeo" or "Don Juan", an intelligent (or not so-) person as "Sherlock" or "Einstein", and strong person as "Hercules" or so on.

What historical, literary or legendary figures do folks in the Realms compare (or deride) other folk with?

JL

- "Glitz & Klax's Potions & Elixirs"/"The Sandmen", Inside Ravens Bluff, The Living City; 1990; TSR, Inc.
- "The Far Guardians' Traveler's Mission", Port of Ravens Bluff; 1991, TSR, Inc.
- "Signs Painted", Polyhedron #70; April, 1992; TSR, Inc.
- Communications Director, Coliseum of Comics, Orlando, FL - http://coliseumofcomics.com/
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Kajehase
Great Reader

Sweden
2104 Posts

Posted - 04 Aug 2011 :  13:25:37  Show Profile Send Kajehase a Private Message
AZOUN!

There is a rumour going around that I have found god. I think is unlikely because I have enough difficulty finding my keys, and there is empirical evidence that they exist.
Terry Pratchett
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Brimstone
Great Reader

USA
2887 Posts

Posted - 04 Aug 2011 :  14:03:01  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message
Elminster Enraged?

"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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Merrith
Learned Scribe

133 Posts

Posted - 04 Aug 2011 :  14:39:33  Show Profile  Visit Merrith's Homepage Send Merrith a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Brimstone

Elminster Enraged?



This is the title listed for the next book released next August.
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Barastir
Master of Realmslore

Brazil
1394 Posts

Posted - 04 Aug 2011 :  20:57:40  Show Profile  Click to see Barastir's MSN Messenger address Send Barastir a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by TheHermit

Ed,

A question occurred to me yesterday:

A ladies man in our world might be referred to (sarcastically or no) as "Casanova", "Romeo" or "Don Juan", an intelligent (or not so-) person as "Sherlock" or "Einstein", and strong person as "Hercules" or so on.
(...)


Don Juan - Danilo Thann?

"Goodness is not a natural state, but must be
fought for to be attained and maintained.
Lead by example.
Let your deeds speak your intentions.
Goodness radiated from the heart."

The Paladin's Virtues, excerpt from the "Quentin's Monograph"
(by Ed Greenwood)
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Farrel
Learned Scribe

United Kingdom
235 Posts

Posted - 06 Aug 2011 :  10:49:27  Show Profile Send Farrel a Private Message
Well Met THO

I have a question for Ed if I may, please?

I've been running a campaign set in Mistledale for about a year now and I was hoping to gain some information on Captain Baergil of the Riders of Mistledale.

I was hoping that Ed might be able to provide some idea of level, class breakdown, personality, etc.

I've shied away from trying to detail him as I wanted to do him justice, he's one of my favorite Mistledale NPC's.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

If anyone fancies a read of the campaign it can be found in this thread: http://forum.candlekeep.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13604

Thanks again.
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Brimstone
Great Reader

USA
2887 Posts

Posted - 06 Aug 2011 :  16:36:37  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message
Just finished Bury Elminster Deep!

Bravo Ed, bravo!

Now what if any can you share about "the Lady Ghost, Cymmarra"

Will more be revealed of Larloch's role with The Simbul and the Imprisoners in the next El novel Elminster Enraged?

I will understand if the dreaded NDA appears.

"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

Edited by - Brimstone on 06 Aug 2011 16:37:21
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althen artren
Senior Scribe

USA
778 Posts

Posted - 06 Aug 2011 :  21:56:20  Show Profile Send althen artren a Private Message
Elminster gets blitzed and goes off half-cocked on the
entire Realms. LOVE IT.
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Eltheron
Senior Scribe

728 Posts

Posted - 07 Aug 2011 :  19:27:10  Show Profile Send Eltheron a Private Message
Here's something of a historical / origin question...

Were the ancestors of the Old Illuskans from Earth? They are so very proto-Viking-like, it seems to me that they might've fallen through a really old portal, perhaps not just a portal between worlds, but also a portal through time (sending them back to -3000 DR or so)?

Also, could you tell us the names of the gods they originally worshipped, circa -2200 DR (or before) when Old Illusk was a thriving city? Did they bring Tyr and/or other old Norse gods with them, if they were proto-Viking? And... if so, did they experience a kind of "Ragnarok" which led to the deaths of many of their interloper gods?

Or am I completely and utterly barking up the wrong tree with this?

"The very best possible post-fourteenth-century Realms lets down those who love the specific, detailed social, political and magical situation, with its thousands of characters, developed over forty years, and want to learn more about it; and those who'd be open to a new one with equal depth, which there just isn't time to re-produce; and those repelled, some past the point of no return, by the bad-taste-and-plausibility gap of things done to the world when its guardianship was less careful."
--Faraer
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