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Therise
Master of Realmslore

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Posted - 03 Jun 2012 :  21:07:55  Show Profile Send Therise a Private Message
THO and Ed, I'm curious if there's a kind of "Sages Network" in the Realms. In real life, experts on particular subjects gather annually at conventions and keep abreast of new findings by reading and publishing in journals.

Now we all know about mage-faires and the like. But what about scholar-sages? Do they have annual gatherings, or is it more Renaissance-like where scholars infrequently go visit colleges and friends? Or is it that they write letters to each other and/or exchange books? Or are they just fairly isolated?


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Markustay
Realms Explorer extraordinaire

USA
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Posted - 03 Jun 2012 :  22:58:38  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message
Back in '09 you answered a query of mine concerning Aralent, and you provided us with some wonderful new Realmslore.

I am addressing this part of that:
quote:
Form ed Greenwood via THO
The name "Aralent" comes from a long-dead "prince" of Chessenta (heir to a city-state), who fled would-be assassins who'd gravely wounded him with poisoned weapons, came here, settled into a new life as a stonemason, and eventually built some of the earliest temples. His earliest quarries now form some of the temple cellars.
I mention this because there's a ford of Aralent in Chessenta where he's locally believed to have been murdered by those assassin's, and a tor or crag known as Aralent's Tomb, where a local legend insists a grieving lover buried his remains. Neither of those are on the maps, either, largely because TSR seems to have lost or never received my detailed map of Chessenta (sorry! before you ask, they DO own it, so I can't reproduce it anywhere without their permission).


I am working on an FR/5-Shires conversion ATM (on the Gulthmere coast), and of course I am going far-afield for lore, and whilst studying the Fonstad maps I noticed something interesting - "The High Valley of Ospkul (sp?) Aralent" (it could be Ospkur, or something else - hard to tell).

Strangely, I have never noticed this before, and it appears on four of her maps! (it happens to be in a spot on the edge of all 4) Two only say 'Aralent', and the other two have the full wording.

Anyhow, it also happens to be at about the halfway point between where the prince was poisoned (in Chessenta) and where he wound up - Aralent. Is that the site of Aralent's Tomb you speak of above? Is that his full name?

Or is this a completely unrelated locale?

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Edited by - Markustay on 03 Jun 2012 23:06:38
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 04 Jun 2012 :  16:27:22  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi again, all.
Lady Shadowflame, re. this: "Quick query coming from an odd line of thought: How would varying cultures in Faerun tend to regard a person with synaesthesia? Things like being able to taste colours or hear smells and all... Would they see it as a blessing? A curse? Just being a little mad? Or just sort of quirky but otherwise ignored?"
Ed replies:

Unless the individual was known to be under a curse (or of a family under a curse), or to have participated in a spell-duel recently (in which cases the ability might be considered the results of an enchantment upon them), such personal powers would be considered "gifts of the gods," and respected. Some might even see it as a sign the individual is "favored" by a god, and treat them accordingly.


So saith Ed. Who is busy busy busy with more Realmslore, as we speak . . .
love,
THO
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 04 Jun 2012 :  16:34:34  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
...And hello again, all!
Ed's awake this morning! I just got another e-mail, this one in reply to Therise, re. "THO and Ed, I'm curious if there's a kind of "Sages Network" in the Realms. In real life, experts on particular subjects gather annually at conventions and keep abreast of new findings by reading and publishing in journals.
Now we all know about mage-faires and the like. But what about scholar-sages? Do they have annual gatherings, or is it more Renaissance-like where scholars infrequently go visit colleges and friends? Or is it that they write letters to each other and/or exchange books? Or are they just fairly isolated?"
Ed's response:

In the Realms, MOST sages are stay-at-homes; how isolated they are depends on where they live (most are on trade routes or, if they make a living as sages, in cities). They infrequently visit colleges and friends, yes. A FEW dare to exchange books (most have COPIES of writings made, and exchange those, thinking that a book lent is a book never to be seen again), and most do write letters to each other, both cordial and feuding - - some of the long-running disagreements are legendary.
A small minority are members of guilds (such as the Guild of Naturalists mentioned in my earlier Candlekeep replies and my much earlier "Ecology of" articles in DRAGON) that do meet every five or ten years or so, in what we would call conventions but are known in the Realms either as "conclaves" or "moots" (the former term if they're large, important, and will decide things extra-judicial, such as treaties/internal rules/punishments, and the latter term if they're smaller and won't/don't decide major policy matters), but this is the exception, not the norm.


So saith Ed. Who is brimming with Realmslore right now, I see, because there's ANOTHER incoming e-mail from him!
love,
THO
Edit: fixed a typo by me, and a typo by Ed. :}

Edited by - The Hooded One on 04 Jun 2012 23:49:09
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 04 Jun 2012 :  16:45:46  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
. . . And here's the results of that e-mail: an Ed lore reply to Markustay, re. this:

"I am addressing this part of that:
quote:
From Ed Greenwood via THO
The name "Aralent" comes from a long-dead "prince" of Chessenta (heir to a city-state), who fled would-be assassins who'd gravely wounded him with poisoned weapons, came here, settled into a new life as a stonemason, and eventually built some of the earliest temples. His earliest quarries now form some of the temple cellars.
I mention this because there's a ford of Aralent in Chessenta where he's locally believed to have been murdered by those assassins, and a tor or crag known as Aralent's Tomb, where a local legend insists a grieving lover buried his remains. Neither of those are on the maps, either, largely because TSR seems to have lost or never received my detailed map of Chessenta (sorry! before you ask, they DO own it, so I can't reproduce it anywhere without their permission).


I am working on an FR/5-Shires conversion ATM (on the Gulthmere coast), and of course I am going far-afield for lore, and whilst studying the Fonstad maps I noticed something interesting - "The High Valley of Ospkul (sp?) Aralent" (it could be Ospkur, or something else - hard to tell).

Strangely, I have never noticed this before, and it appears on four of her maps! (it happens to be in a spot on the edge of all 4) Two only say 'Aralent', and the other two have the full wording.

Anyhow, it also happens to be at about the halfway point between where the prince was poisoned (in Chessenta) and where he wound up - Aralent. Is that the site of Aralent's Tomb you speak of above? Is that his full name?

Or is this a completely unrelated locale?"

Ed replies:

It's the High Valley of Ospkur, in a tiny "kingdom" known as Aralent, ruled by "the Lords of Aralent" (a six-strong retired adventuring band; four human males and two human females, all of whom use the title "Lord") in the name of Aralent, who is locally known as the Ghost King (because Aralent walks as a seldom-seen phantom that gives advice to the living).
It is the same Aralent, and Ospkur is the site of the tor reputed to contain his tomb - - and it does contain his tomb.
His full name was Prince Rovandurr Heltlast Aralent, Rightful Lord of Qluelantyr (a now-destroyed inland city of Chessenta), and the grieving lover who buried him was Luerenna "Flamehair" Jhalhoemir, who was once, briefly, an apprentice of The Simbul. She was a mage of some power, but a moody loner much given to shapechanging, and her present whereabouts (if she still lives) are unknown. (Some say she dwells with doppelgangers, and leads them in attempts to found and strengthen hidden "kingdoms" that overlap the lands of men.)


So saith Ed, providing us all with more juicy Realmslore.
Yum!
love,
THO
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Therise
Master of Realmslore

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Posted - 04 Jun 2012 :  17:00:35  Show Profile Send Therise a Private Message
Wonderful, thank you both! Conclaves... I love it!



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Markustay
Realms Explorer extraordinaire

USA
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Posted - 04 Jun 2012 :  18:26:08  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message
Most excellent!

Thank you, kind sir and madam.

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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

In the Realms, MOST sages are stay-at-homes; how isolated they are depends on where they live (most are on trade routes or, if they make a living as sages, in cities). They infrequently visit colleges and friends, yes. A FEW dare to exchange books (most have COPIES of writings made, and exchange those, thinking that a book lent is a book never to be seen again), and most do write letters to each other, both cordial and feuding - - some of the long-running disagreements are legendary.
Ed, re: these stay-at-home sages... have any of them developed a method of arcane-communication -- such as either communication-stones or specialised spell castings, that can assist them in sharing important discoveries between them relatively quickly?

I know it's only semi-related, but your reply does remind me of how difficult it often was for historical mathematicians and astronomers, as well as naturalists of antiquity, to collaborate and discuss their findings and discoveries with others of their discipline.

I'm curious about how similar researchers/sages in the Realms, might have overcome this, given a reliance on magic.

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Jeremy Grenemyer
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Posted - 05 Jun 2012 :  17:16:33  Show Profile Send Jeremy Grenemyer a Private Message
Hello Ed and THO,

Ed, can you tell us who the senior most/head Highknight of Cormyr was when the Steel Regent took power?

Crazedventurerers kindly forwarded to me a list of highknights serving Queen Fee (Jostlyn Huntsilver, Asbras Orthwood, Baeryn Dauntinghorn, Albryn Emmarask, Ilbreth Truesilver, Indyn Thundersword) and Glarasteer Rhauligan as possible candidates.

Did any of these hold that position? Or is there yet another man or woman who held the position that we've not heard of before? Or could it be the position wasn't filled at that (still tumultuous, I'm thinking) time?

Thank you in advance!

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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 05 Jun 2012 :  18:40:48  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi again, all.
Jeremy, Ed can give you a definitive answer, but off the top of my head, from my memories of discussing things at that time with Ed (when he was collaborating on DEATH OF THE DRAGON with Troy), there is no "official" top-ranking or senior Highknight, but there are very much, on a daily acting basis, "top, most-trusted veterans" among them. None of those you mention were of this sort (except to Queen Fee), because there was a generation of older, more experienced agents above them (or rather, a handful of the survivors of that generation), including one grizzled old man called "the Hawk" (not his real name, obviously), and a thin, wrinkled, homely old woman whose name I never learned, who was referred to as "the Seller of Cloaks."
Ed will, of course, elucidate in the fullness of time...
love,
THO
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 05 Jun 2012 :  19:49:55  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
A postscript to the above: over time, Glarasteer Rhauligan rose steadily in daily influence within the Highknights, but he was always a James Bond-like maverick (more whimsical/jolly than the grim Bond ever was, mind you). In other words, he liked to break and ingore rules, and thus was respected for his results, but not as a team player.
love,
THO
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Jeremy Grenemyer
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Posted - 05 Jun 2012 :  20:04:30  Show Profile Send Jeremy Grenemyer a Private Message
Ha! You tease me! This is so brilliantly awesome. You guys rock. Looking forward to what may come to us in time. Guaranteed to be used in my game in one form or another.

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Sightless
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USA
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I am afraid that this question comes in parts, with some prerequisites conditions. I am not sure how much you were responsible for a text entitled “the Magic of Mantles” I am assuming that you had some hand in it, but admit this assumption could be very wrong. Working under the conditions that I am right, there are a few statements that interest me. The first is that it is mentioned that

“In the Year of the Broken Lands (191 DR), the arcanist Eltraggar, Mage Royal of Hlondath collected the spell lore of mantles into a single libram of inestimable worth titled Mhaelosian Mantles. This tome of Art was said to describe in exacting detail the nature and function of spell mantles and provide the means and understanding to allow epic spellcasters to create one or more of these legendary spell fields for which the arcanists of Netheril were so famous.”

Skipping some very interesting history, it states that

“"The book’s current location remains a mystery and it is well-known that the Simbul is driven to recover this trove of Netherese spell lore, no matter the cost. Those who handle the tome or learn of its whereabouts should expect a visit from this most volatile of the Chosen of Mystra."”

Now with all that said, exactly how far would the Symbol go to recover such an item? And just how volatile is she?

I know of her destructive power through Elmenster in Hell, but unfortunately that gives me little guidance in how she interacts with the more common folk. Any information towards these questions would be much appreciated, respectfully, Sightless. I am afraid that this question comes in parts, with some prerequisites conditions(this has been edited do to new information).

While George Krashos is the one responsible for the creation of the work on “the Magic of Mantles”” , the person I am most interested here is one of your creations,at least I think she is. I find I am often wrong as I am right, forgive the length.

From the work by Krashos we have the following:

““In the Year of the Broken Lands (191 DR), the arcanist Eltraggar, Mage Royal of Hlondath collected the spell lore of mantles into a single libram of inestimable worth titled Mhaelosian Mantles. This tome of Art was said to describe in exacting detail the nature and function of spell mantles and provide the means and understanding to allow epic spellcasters to create one or more of these legendary spell fields for which the arcanists of Netheril were so famous.”

Skipping some very interesting history, it states that

“The book’s current location remains a mystery and it is well-known that the Simbul is driven to recover this trove of Netherese spell lore, no matter the cost. Those who handle the tome or learn of its whereabouts should expect a visit from this most volatile of the Chosen of Mystra."”

Now with all that said, exactly how far would the Symbol go to recover such an item? And just how volatile is she?

In other words, I am trying to assertain elements of the Symbols personality and how she might react given to a certain situation. I know of her destructive power through Elmenster in Hell, but unfortunately that gives me little guidance in how she interacts with the more common folk. Any information towards these questions would be much appreciated, respectfully, Sightless.

P.S. My thanks to The Sage & Therise for catching my error.

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Therise
Master of Realmslore

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Posted - 06 Jun 2012 :  03:27:04  Show Profile Send Therise a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Sightless

I am afraid that this question comes in parts, with some prerequisites conditions. I am not sure how much you were responsible for a text entitled “the Magic of Mantles” I am assuming that you had some hand in it, but admit this assumption could be very wrong. Working under the conditions that I am right, there are a few statements that interest me. The first is that it is mentioned that

“In the Year of the Broken Lands (191 DR), the arcanist Eltraggar, Mage Royal of Hlondath collected the spell lore of mantles into a single libram of inestimable worth titled Mhaelosian Mantles. This tome of Art was said to describe in exacting detail the nature and function of spell mantles and provide the means and understanding to allow epic spellcasters to create one or more of these legendary spell fields for which the arcanists of Netheril were so famous.”

Skipping some very interesting history, it states that

“"The book’s current location remains a mystery and it is well-known that the Simbul is driven to recover this trove of Netherese spell lore, no matter the cost. Those who handle the tome or learn of its whereabouts should expect a visit from this most volatile of the Chosen of Mystra."”

Now with all that said, exactly how far would the Symbol go to recover such an item? And just how volatile is she?

I know of her destructive power through Elmenster in Hell, but unfortunately that gives me little guidance in how she interacts with the more common folk. Any information towards these questions would be much appreciated, respectfully, Sightless.



I could be wrong, but I think George Krashos wrote this.

Maybe he, or another scribe here can verify.

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The Sage
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Posted - 06 Jun 2012 :  04:08:12  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 Therise

quote:
Originally posted by Sightless

I am afraid that this question comes in parts, with some prerequisites conditions. I am not sure how much you were responsible for a text entitled “the Magic of Mantles” I am assuming that you had some hand in it, but admit this assumption could be very wrong. Working under the conditions that I am right, there are a few statements that interest me. The first is that it is mentioned that

“In the Year of the Broken Lands (191 DR), the arcanist Eltraggar, Mage Royal of Hlondath collected the spell lore of mantles into a single libram of inestimable worth titled Mhaelosian Mantles. This tome of Art was said to describe in exacting detail the nature and function of spell mantles and provide the means and understanding to allow epic spellcasters to create one or more of these legendary spell fields for which the arcanists of Netheril were so famous.”

Skipping some very interesting history, it states that

“"The book’s current location remains a mystery and it is well-known that the Simbul is driven to recover this trove of Netherese spell lore, no matter the cost. Those who handle the tome or learn of its whereabouts should expect a visit from this most volatile of the Chosen of Mystra."”

Now with all that said, exactly how far would the Symbol go to recover such an item? And just how volatile is she?

I know of her destructive power through Elmenster in Hell, but unfortunately that gives me little guidance in how she interacts with the more common folk. Any information towards these questions would be much appreciated, respectfully, Sightless.



I could be wrong, but I think George Krashos wrote this.

Maybe he, or another scribe here can verify.


It was indeed Krash, as interested scribes can learn here, back on 4 November 2008.

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Xar Zarath
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Dear Ed, do most if not all mages travel the planes? With access to gate and plane shifts spells they could just scry and choose to travel elsewhere! What i am getting at is why the need to stay in the Realms permanently? Even powerful wizard liches could set up shop elsewhere where no one practices the Art.

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crazedventurers
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quote:
Originally posted by Xar Zarath
What i am getting at is why the need to stay in the Realms permanently? Even powerful wizard liches could set up shop elsewhere where no one practices the Art.



Basic assumption: people feel comfortable where they are, they know people, places and customs etc. There is no place like home!


Just a thought or two past the basic need for comfort:

Maybe the link that wizards experience to the Weave is all encompassing and by moving to another planet/plane then that link is gone. Sure they can still cast spells but it doesn't feel the same, or give the same thrill, or the same high. Maybe the Weave is like a (benevolent) drug that induces a buzz/high when wizards cast their spells? So they need the pleasure that the weave gives them?

re liches: maybe they are more reliant on the Weave than wizards as they have undergone a magical transformation into an undead spell caster. Perhaps the weave is actually what powers them and their unique abilities. We have seen from Ed lots of different lichnee with 'non-standard' lich abilities, so each of them has approached lichdom in a different way however, they are all anchored by the Weave during that transformation and I suspect they need to Weave to continue to exist.

Cheers

Damian

So saith Ed. I've never said he was sane, have I?
Gods, all this writing and he's running a constant fantasy version of Coronation Street in his head, too. .
shudder,
love to all,
THO
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Xar Zarath
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Not negative energy? That is what sustains them...

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Barastir
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quote:
Originally posted by Xar Zarath

Not negative energy? That is what sustains them...

Well, maybe at least some of the planets where there is no Art practicioners don't touch the weave or any magical source, and then maybe the lich could "unlive", but not keep their magical researches - the first basic reason for some wizards to choose this form of undeath. Even if they only want to be left alone, going on without magic after a lifetime of depending and relying on it (a lot, or else they wouldn't have attained the level necessary to turn into liches) would be very difficult indeed.

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fought for to be attained and maintained.
Lead by example.
Let your deeds speak your intentions.
Goodness radiated from the heart."

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crazedventurers
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Posted - 06 Jun 2012 :  12:38:34  Show Profile  Visit crazedventurers's Homepage Send crazedventurers a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Xar Zarath

Not negative energy? That is what sustains them...


Hi Xar

Sorry I was not clearer on my original post. I am not saying that the undead don't need the negative plane/energy for their undeath abilities. I am merely postulating a theory that in the Realms liches are anchored by the Weave when they undergo their transformation from life to unlife and therefore cannot exist without it and that is the reason that they don't go to other less magically advanced worlds to become Masters of the Universe, errr to take over the world and do what they please

Cheers

Damian

Edit: of course it would be interesting to hear from THO and Ed on some on the hows and whys from the Realms home game.

So saith Ed. I've never said he was sane, have I?
Gods, all this writing and he's running a constant fantasy version of Coronation Street in his head, too. .
shudder,
love to all,
THO
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George Krashos
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I haven't asked questions of Ed for a while, and I've been doing some delving in ancient mouldy texts and came upon his old "Rogue Stones and Gemjumping" article in Dragon #116. One of my favourite, favourite articles for lots of reasons - not the least of which was the little realmslore vignettes Ed used to showcase the many and varied uses of this spell. A little bit of the lore showcased there has been taken up by other writers, but a few bits remain unexplained. Specifically, I was wondering if Ed could let us know a bit about the locations mentioned in the article, and not repeated anywhere else in the published Realms. I'm talking about Rallyhorn, Dulgund and Sulmarin. Anything to share?

-- George Krashos

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Jeremy Grenemyer
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Hello Ed and THO,

Ed, I enjoyed reading your latest Eye on the Realms article (The Thing in the Crypt) and have a few questions about the anonymous poem at the end of the article, from which the phrase “Kissing thy very dreams” is drawn:

1)Has this poem ever seen print? If yes, did it ever come with a title or more verses?
2)Have sages or any self-proclaimed poetry experts advanced names of the people they think might have written it?
3)The anonymous author…if he/she/it wrote anything else, can any of these works be found within the walls of Candlekeep?

The blurb about Shade at the end was pretty awesome too. I won't ask about it because I'm pretty sure the NDA covering it will strike me senseless before I can finish typing the question.

Thank you!

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Markustay
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USA
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quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

<snip> ...I was wondering if Ed could let us know a bit about the locations mentioned in the article, and not repeated anywhere else in the published Realms. I'm talking about Rallyhorn, Dulgund and Sulmarin. Anything to share?

-- George Krashos
Locations?


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Edited by - Markustay on 08 Jun 2012 07:35:29
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Lirdolin
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Posted - 09 Jun 2012 :  19:45:54  Show Profile  Visit Lirdolin's Homepage Send Lirdolin a Private Message
Hello Ed and THO,
I just finished reading the Forgotten Realms #1 comic from IDW (great stuff :) ) and am wondering if Ed could tell us if Talandra Roaringhorn is identical to Talantress Roaringhorn from Eric's novel 'Downshadow'? They seem to be very similar. If not, could Ed place the time of the comic is set?
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Posted - 09 Jun 2012 :  23:02:49  Show Profile  Visit xaeyruudh's Homepage Send xaeyruudh a Private Message
greetings!

i just have a small question, for the moment, based on answers from long ago.

is there any record of when Kaalinth fell? or when it was founded, for that matter?

reference: part of THO's response to an earlier question about Kaalinth says "my character heard this from a garrulous caravan merchant who had been liberally supplied with drink..."

my thought is that a caravan merchant remembering this bit of knowledge (especially when drunk) implies that it happened within relatively recent memory. or perhaps that particular merchant just has a head full of old knowledge... the far-traveled can hear a lot of stories.

and if it was long ago, and this merchant is particularly knowledgeable... does the merchant have a name?

oh, oh, oh... and which dragon was it that laired in the ruins? ugh, the questions, they keep coming to me.

thank you both!

Edited by - xaeyruudh on 09 Jun 2012 23:06:26
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