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Kajehase
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Posted - 13 Nov 2012 :  01:57:56  Show Profile Send Kajehase a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

Hi again, all.
Markustay, Ed described Crimmor in great detail in one of the Paizo-published, print-format DRAGON issues.
For reference's sake, I will note that this awesome article was featured in DRAGON #334.



Which is still available in the Paizo-shop if you don't have it.

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CorellonsDevout
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quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

Hi again, all.
Markustay, Ed described Crimmor in great detail in one of the Paizo-published, print-format DRAGON issues. There's no bridge, but there is regular AND quite frequent (in daylight hours) ferry service, not to mention a large amount of barge freight traffic up and down the river (to and from Crimmor's docks).
CorellonsDEvout, I have no idea if what you read about drow is true. I do know they will be very much "on the scene" in the 5th edition game and in the Realms. I'll check with Ed and get back to you, though I'd not be surprised if his knowledge on this doesn't run much farther than mine.
love to all,
THO



All right, thank you for getting back to me. Perhaps I asked too soon, it was just one of the things that was posted in another thread, so I wanted to know more, if possible.

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rjfras
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Posted - 14 Nov 2012 :  02:42:22  Show Profile  Visit rjfras's Homepage Send rjfras a Private Message
I have a question for Ed about an interview he did back in 2005 that was published in Dragon 335.

He was asked what he would like to see fleshed out in a book or supplement or module and said he would like to see a sourcebook that deals with merchant shipping, caravans, banking, herladry, courts and court etiquette. It would also have sample business contracts, photocopy-able handouts of writs, proclamations, wanted posters, charters for adventuring companies, grants of arms for nobles and the just knighted, and so on.

With the new direction WotC seems to be taking towards the Realms could you see something like that down the road as a future follow up to your recently published "Ed Greenwood Presents Elminster's Forgotten Realms"?
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althen artren
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We know that elves by their very being have an intimate connection to the Weave,
so much so that they have several physiological abilities not available to
other races, such as Reverie.
Now in Evereska, we have a mythal that is now "tainted?,repaired?,fouled?,altered?" with
the Shadow Weave. Are the elves living there going to have a very slow evolution? or
devolution? or just flat out altering in their physical, mental, emotional, or mystical
beings due to a more intimate touch with the Shadow Weave?
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sleyvas
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I'll admit that one of the main sections I really liked in Elminster's Forgotten Realms was the language section. By any chance, might we see a simple "Faerunian Dictionary" published? It would be even better if it had racial and "local" sections. For the racial section, I wouldn't necessarily see "here's the elven word for everything we say".... I would expect to find the words that have drifted over into common use in other languages but are recognized as being from X racial tongue (i.e. in English, we may still call people Amigo... or we might say Aloha to someone as a greeting).

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TBeholder
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quote:
Originally posted by althen artren

Now in Evereska, we have a mythal that is now "tainted?,repaired?,fouled?,altered?" with
the Shadow Weave. Are the elves living there going to have a very slow evolution? or
devolution? or just flat out altering in their physical, mental, emotional, or mystical
beings due to a more intimate touch with the Shadow Weave?
Why? It's merely an advanced spell effect, not the Weave itself. Also, what "more intimate touch with the Shadow Weave"? One uses either Weave or Shadow Weave - according to other lore - and wasn't that exactly what Galaeron's problem was in the first place?

Given how mixing one with another led to breaching of the Sharn Wall and later planar rifts, though, it's a question whether the whole area of such combined mythal is not a powder-keg which upon any major disturbance in either power source may explode, planeshift, instantly degenerate to fully corrupted status or any combinations of the above?

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rjfras
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Posted - 14 Nov 2012 :  23:24:44  Show Profile  Visit rjfras's Homepage Send rjfras a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by sleyvas

I'll admit that one of the main sections I really liked in Elminster's Forgotten Realms was the language section. By any chance, might we see a simple "Faerunian Dictionary" published? It would be even better if it had racial and "local" sections. For the racial section, I wouldn't necessarily see "here's the elven word for everything we say".... I would expect to find the words that have drifted over into common use in other languages but are recognized as being from X racial tongue (i.e. in English, we may still call people Amigo... or we might say Aloha to someone as a greeting).


I don't think at this point that they could do a "simple" dictionary with the amount of published words out there. However, here on the forums, Kyrene, has attempted to collect a lot of the "realms" words and phrases with meanings from books, sourcebooks and lore given to us here by Ed in the topic "Glossary of Phrases, Sayings & Words of the Realms" http://forum.candlekeep.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13403

Here in the Ask Ed section over the years, Ed has given us small collections of words and phrases by religion (Banites, Lathanderites, Red Knight) and language (elven, dwarven, Common), though I don't believe they are all included in Kyrene's list yet.
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rjfras
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speaking of meanings of words in the realms, question for THO and/or Ed:

In Ed's Crimmor article in Dragon 334, I have questions about three words he used.

1) sward-feast (picnic) - is this a realms wide word or local to Amn? If local, what other areas use it and what word is used in other area of the realms like Cormyr, Waterdeep, Tethyr, Lapaliiya/Tashalar?

2) throus (local name for leeks) - same question as 1. what are they called in other areas like Cormyr, Waterdeep, Tethyr and Lapaliiya/Tashalar if not the same?

3) Alandor drusk - (catfishlike bottom feeder) - obviously Alandor is the river, but is drusk used in other regions (Cormyr, Waterdeep, Tethyr and Lapaliiya/Tashalar) for the same type of fish or do they only exist in the Alandor river?

Thanks!
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xaeyruudh
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Posted - 15 Nov 2012 :  02:15:21  Show Profile  Visit xaeyruudh's Homepage Send xaeyruudh a Private Message
Dear Ed (so Dear!)

Just received Ed Greenwood Presents Elminster's Forgotten Realms. It's only with considerable difficulty that I pry my gaze away from the pages to write this. In the past hour since tearing the Amazon box open, I've flipped through the first 150 pages and --though I wasn't keeping track-- there was probably at least one thing on every page that made me nod and say something to the general effect of "exactly, that's where we started, and where we need to return to." The example that prompted me to say this now instead of waiting til the end of the book... thank you for including Leira and (I went back to check, and Bhaal is here too!) in the Priesthoods section. The removal of Leira was (for me personally) the first really disturbing portent from the Time of Troubles, and I've missed her shadow ever since.

I'll probably never get around to writing a full review of this book, because I'll be parsing it for lore and jotting down ideas for new campaigns until some point in the future where everybody already has theirs and nobody cares to read a review anymore. However, here's the short version:

Woohoo! Thanks!

Sincerely,
me


PS, if others happen to see this:

To Kate Irwin... ur doin it rite. The art in here is pretty cool, especially pages 10, 12, 51, 54, 81, 102, 151, and 184. I'm hoping we see more from those hands. The neverending font of lore who drew the map of Halruaa on 187 isn't too shabby either. Maybe keep him around. I tend to not be a fan of interior art, because it eats up your budget and consequently reduces the wordcount of my Realmslore. Two wrongs don't make a right. However, if you're determined to put pictures inside the books... this was well-picked.

A big thank you to whoever took the photos on 4 and 190, and to you Ed for sharing them... if someone were to blow up either of them to poster size and stick a $10 tag on it, I'm pretty sure a few of us would buy a copy for the wall overlooking our gaming tables. Just sayin.

A quibble... 192 pages is not enough. It's just not enough. Next time, start with a goal of 500 pages, and if Ed gives you too much stuff to cram into that pagecount, then increase the pagecount as necessary. That being said, 192 is better than less-than-192. Also, thank you for not wasting the last couple of pages on advertisments... it always leaves a sour aftertaste. This was a great alternative... an Afterword packed with more lore. Very sweet aftertaste.

To everyone who had a hand in this book... thank you for the best thing since the Grey Box.

Now I have a lot of reading to do.



Edit, because sleyvas reminded me: yay Myrkul too! Another quibble, however... I understand Cyric being a god was necessitated by the desire to be edition-neutral and "be all things to all gamers" but his presence makes Kelemvor's absence conspicuous. Also, since there's so many gods that some of them had to be cut, I'm very happy to see Red Knight and Shaundakul... two deities who should be important to PCs. And a good-natured poke in the ribs and a clap on the back to whoever decided not to even bother trying to put an index at the end. Play to the strengths! Ah... so much awesome in here!

Edited by - xaeyruudh on 15 Nov 2012 20:17:41
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sleyvas
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quote:
Originally posted by xaeyruudh

Dear Ed (so Dear!)

The example that prompted me to say this now instead of waiting til the end of the book... thank you for including Leira and (I went back to check, and Bhaal is here too!) in the Priesthoods section. The removal of Leira was (for me personally) the first really disturbing portent from the Time of Troubles, and I've missed her shadow ever since.


You know what, that's interesting. I haven't reached that section either, but I skipped ahead and read the Leira entry too. I also went to the Deneir entry just because I always felt he was of interest. But, yeah, I was very glad to see Leira. I could care less whether Bane is Xvim or Xvim is Bane. I'm perfectly happy to see Myrkul stuck in the crown of horns. I don't necessarily need to see Bhaal come back. However, I have never been able to accept that Leira is gone, which is odd since I didn't really use her when 1st edition first came out.

Who knows, maybe we'll find out that she worked out something with Mask to fake her death and went over to Abeir on a mission. Maybe we'll find out that Nimbral hasn't been hidden all this time after the spellplague. Maybe they've been in Abeir with their goddess.

Alavairthae, may your skill prevail

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Markustay
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Ed,

Going from Waterdeep north, there are three major clusters of hills, the most southern of which is called the Sumber Hills. What are the other two called?

The middle cluster is between Kryptgarden and the High Forest, and the most northern is just west of The Evermoors (and is near the Starmetal Hills and The Crags, but not part of either grouping).

And I've asked this before, but just a gentle reminder (I figure if you take the time to answer the above query you'd be on the same subject) - the name of the small mountain cluster just to the NW of The Citadel of the Raven.

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althen artren
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It makes sense to me that elves living in the Evereska mythal for hundreds or thousands of years might spawn
wild card abilities or become sickly. See it this way, radiation at low levels is constantly exposded to your body. Now for a
time, nothing but a loose cell here or there will be damaged, but over a great legnth of time, the body
get sick from radiation poisoning, and eventually dies. I equate the shadow weave to radiation for elves
and their connection to the Weave.
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I'm reading Queen of Thorns, a Pathfinder novel, right now. And something in the book has me wondering...

Myth Drannor. The city had 6+ centuries of lingering magical traps and effects, planar gateways, the twisted magic of the mythal, and plenty of fiends wandering about. What kind of effect did this have on all the plant life in the ruins? I know the Ruins of Myth Drannor boxed set discussed that really nifty moss, but other than that, I don't recall plants getting much mention.

It seems to me that we've got plenty of ways plant life could be twisted into some really freaky and/or hostile forms, and I'm wondering if that happened, or if some effect of the mythal prevented it.

As always, thanks for your time!

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...And I just read the "Making the Trains Run on Time" article. I'm not a train person myself, but my dad is a huge railfan, and is big into model railroading. He does HO scale.

Because of my dad being a railfan, I've had some unique experiences -- including getting to operate an F7 at the age of 13!

Are you still into model railroading? What scale?

It's kind of funny that you mentioned sidings, and such. My dad used to be part of a modular railroad club, and they did many trainshows. The first few, I was roped into keeping the three mainline tracks occupied -- and that got so boring, I would doze off. Later, my dad built a rather extensive yard. I handed off the mainline operations to someone else, and that became my playground. I'd spend hours building and rearranging trains in there, usually with just a GE 44-ton switcher (I got to start a real one of those, once, though I didn't get to operate it) or a SW1500 (always liked the looks of that one). My dad was happy to let me do all that switching, because it was something else for people to watch.

Just thought I'd share that last bit. Not being a model railroader or a railfan, I don't hang out with people I can tell those tales to, very oft.

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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

I'm reading Queen of Thorns, a Pathfinder novel, right now. And something in the book has me wondering...

Myth Drannor. The city had 6+ centuries of lingering magical traps and effects, planar gateways, the twisted magic of the mythal, and plenty of fiends wandering about. What kind of effect did this have on all the plant life in the ruins? I know the Ruins of Myth Drannor boxed set discussed that really nifty moss, but other than that, I don't recall plants getting much mention.
As an addendum to this [because Wooly's questions often get my own mind thinking on such topics], I'm curious about the land [and, more specifically, the soil] as well.

How did the twisted magic affect the soil in which the plant life of Myth Drannor grew?

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Ed, I'm posing the first of what I suspect will be many questions I have from my reading of Ed Greenwood Presents...

It concerns the section on [surprise, surprise] "Elven Music" from pg. 188. You've told us that elven songs are often sung with multiple and overlapping vocalists singing different words at once.

I'm curious, though, about how likely the number of multiple vocalists might be comprised of the differing elven sub-races, and whether the different words being sung, might be expressed in any of the sub-racial variations of the dialects between the elven races?

For example, are you suggesting that it will almost always be just multiple moon elves singing? Or some moon elves, a couple of wood elves, and, yes, perhaps, even a few gold elves, all singing together and drawing the entirety of the song's lyrics from their own unique languages?

Much appreciated, as always.

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Related to what Wooly is talking about: I was into model railroading at young age, and had one of those huge, permanent set-ups in my house. That lead me to discovering other miniatures, which then lead me to discover miniatures gaming and then D&D. I was already a fantasy reader, so it was a natural progression of two separate pastimes.

I was also already a gamer of sorts, because I played a lot of those SPI and Avalon Hills Games which used to be available at KB in the malls. So I guess three pastimes merged.

Hasbro owns both of those companies now, and it would be cool if they'd re-release some of those as well. It saddens me that counter-games have fallen by the wayside.

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Question for Ed, but if others (or THO) know the answer from prior Ed question/replies please chime in!

Ever since I learned of the realms, The Witch Sylune had been dead from the flight of the Dragons where she used a retribution strike from a Staff of Power to kill the red dragon attacking Shadowdale. At first, I thought that was a pretty cool way to die for a powerful mage. But the more I think about it, she's a frigging Chosen of Mystra! Contingency Spells? Elminster/Storm/Alustriel/ALASSRA(!) just let her get killed? Does not compute.

Or was her death sort of a Obi-wan Kenobi style death from A New Hope? Where she sort of let herself pass on to the next realm on purpose? A suicide of sorts? I enjoyed Sylune in the Shadow of the Avatar series, but she seemed to miss being alive and having a body in that series, so this sort of puts that into question.
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quote:
Originally posted by Seravin

Question for Ed, but if others (or THO) know the answer from prior Ed question/replies please chime in!

Ever since I learned of the realms, The Witch Sylune had been dead from the flight of the Dragons where she used a retribution strike from a Staff of Power to kill the red dragon attacking Shadowdale. At first, I thought that was a pretty cool way to die for a powerful mage. But the more I think about it, she's a frigging Chosen of Mystra! Contingency Spells? Elminster/Storm/Alustriel/ALASSRA(!) just let her get killed? Does not compute.

Or was her death sort of a Obi-wan Kenobi style death from A New Hope? Where she sort of let herself pass on to the next realm on purpose? A suicide of sorts? I enjoyed Sylune in the Shadow of the Avatar series, but she seemed to miss being alive and having a body in that series, so this sort of puts that into question.


Well … in the version of things I'm familiar with she shattered a Staff of the Archmagi which is in the top ten list of Bad Idea right up there next to getting too much uranium in one place at a high rate of speed. Small near nuclear scale kaboom in dragon's face takes down dragon, poor little human-for-the-most-part chosen gets pretty much taken to component quarks and sll that's left is a smartassed ghostish apparition thing.

Very noble and heroic but, Chosen or not, quite unhealthy.

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Agreed, the breaking of a staff of power or staff of the arch magi (isn't it robe of the arch magi and staff of power? I need to whip out my DMG) has been used many times, like in the novels Azure Bonds (Cassandra's), Pool of Radiance (Shal's), The Pirate King (Hosttower of the Arcane), and the effect is like a mini nuke going off and it would eradicate her body...just that she would do it knowing it would mean her mortal body would cease to exist? It just doesn't seem like something a Chosen of Mystra would do, especially without a clone or contingency magic in place..unless she wanted to die and become a ghost guardian of Shadowdale (like Obi-wan sort of). I'm guessing that is the answer. Thanks for the reply dravenloft.
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We've been told that Syluné had more of an understanding of the Weave that most other Chosen. I'm inclined to think that she knew she'd lose her physical body in that blast, but that she also knew it wouldn't be the end of her existence -- and she was willing to make that sacrifice.

I agree with Seravin. She was pulling an Obi-Wan and becoming something more than she'd been before.

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I had, in the past, sometimes assumed that it may have been that Syluné's experiences with the "Scepter of Savras" played some part in allowing her to maintain her special Chosen status after her physical destruction.

We know the ability she gained while under the Scepter's influence enabled her to hold together when her physical form was destroyed by dragonfire whereupon she became a spectral harpist [of sorts]. It may have been that influence which also, while allowing her to remain intact, allowed her to maintain her Chosen status as well.

It's also possible that Azuth himself had some hand in Syluné's continued status as a Chosen of Mystra after her physical death -- given Savras's earlier treatment of Syluné while she was under his subliminal influence. Azuth may have felt responsible for unintentionally drawing Syluné into the past troubles experienced between the two deities. We can assume this may be the case, since we know Azuth has taken it upon himself to watch out for Syluné since her death.

Then Ed, in May '04, provided us with some tantalising tidbits about her possible evolution:-

"Well met again, all. Herewith, another of Ed’s replies:

Hi, Abizoath. In answer to your question: we mortals don’t know.
Sylune very much did want to be resurrected at the time of her death, though she now seems content with her lot (as a spectral harpist, able to possess the bodies of the living or manifest in ghostly form within a certain distance from any fragment of stone taken from the floor of her hut in Shadowdale [such fragments being carried by all of the Chosen, and also carefully placed in strategic places elsewhere]).

However, Sylune’s desires and the powers her sisters wield lead to the inevitable conclusion that there IS some sort of reason that prevents her from being resurrected.

The nature of that reason is where the debate rages. Strongest among the current theories is the thinking that Mystra (not yet Midnight, but she who was mother to the Seven) didn’t want her resurrected, or that Ao or some circumstances involving her silver fire prevented that resurrection.

Azuth and Elminster believe something else, however: that Sylune, in some ways the wisest of the Seven, was ‘ready’ for another step in the progression or ‘life-cycle’ of a Chosen of Mystra, ascending to another form of existence more closely bound to the Weave.

And that the Weave itself, or Mystra’s innermost self, or Ao or some greater power or intellect, was aware of this, and saw Sylune’s transformation as necessary.

Perhaps we’ll all know more someday. Perhaps I can seize the chance to write a novel about it, a few years from now. The debate will doubtless continue. What we do know for sure is that Sylune’s abilities continue to change and grow, that she is now almost an intelligent, mutable mass of silver fire more closely attuned to the Weave than any mortal, and that she knows only a little more of what she can now do than the rest of the Chosen do.

I’m thinking she’s going to surprise us all..."

...

And then, in Oct. '05, Ed said:-

"I’m not planning on restoring Syluné to “full life” because that wouldn’t be in keeping with Mystra’s Chosen, Syluné’s own character, or leaving some dramatic impact to her death in the first place. If everything can be magically undone with no cost, then there’s no lasting weight of meaning to any achievement or event."

Which, again, hints about the possibility that something about exploring her status beyond death, was possibly being planned.

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Posted - 21 Nov 2012 :  20:01:52  Show Profile Send Lunarbeams a Private Message
Perhaps this could go to frequent as questions of all FAQ.

What is going happen to the Drow when 5th edition comes out?

Who are going be the new Chosen?


Thank you for bringing back Mystra not the Midnight/Mystra

Also love the crafting feat

"Software are easy to solve because they do not have egos. "
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xaeyruudh
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Posted - 22 Nov 2012 :  01:46:55  Show Profile  Visit xaeyruudh's Homepage Send xaeyruudh a Private Message
I dunno if you do Thanksgiving up there, but happy Thanksgiving.
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The Hooded One
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Posted - 22 Nov 2012 :  03:26:03  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Heh. We do, but in Canada we celebrated Thanksgiving a month ago, as we do every year, thanks to a colder climate and historically earlier harvest.
Yet thank you for the good wishes, regardless!

Ed's been AMAZINGLY busy these last few weeks, and continues to be so, but here are some swift replies:

Lunarbeams, your questions fall into the sort that Ed can't contractually answer, and that are partially not up to him, and that are also to some extent spoilers for you and everyone else if he does answer them. However, he and I both heartily understand your wanting to know. That's what the Realms does to us all: it grabs us, and we want to know more and ever more . . .

Seravin and dravenloft and Wooly, when Wooly posted "I'm inclined to think that she knew she'd lose her physical body in that blast, but that she also knew it wouldn't be the end of her existence -- and she was willing to make that sacrifice."
Ed responded like this:
I'm inclined to think Wooly has it perfectly right, here.

Wooly,
Ed agrees with you wholly re. switching industries and yardwork beating the boredom of mainline running. HO scale is his preferred (though he's helped friends with N and O, and began with Triang-Hornby "OO" scale (just a smidge larger than HO) in his childhood, and he LOVES little "crittur" switching locomotives, real and model. And no, like everything else, he lacks the TIME to enjoy that hobby.

xaeyruudh,
You're very welcome. Ed will reply in more detail to your post when he can, but let me just say that the front photo was taken by Ed's wife Jenny, years ago, and the back one was taken by Ed himself, with a timer - - and that Ed will tell you cameras don't much like him, and there are far better photos of him in Elminster rig "out there" for you to find, if you're not careful. Not to mention a screamingly funny one of me as She-Conan, Nearly Nude Barbarian Swordswoman, with Ed clad in a brass brasserie and panties curled around my ankles like all of those Frazetta women he painted draped around Conan's feet.

Which is as good a place to end this post as any.
love to all,
THO
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