Candlekeep Forum
Candlekeep Forum
Home | Profile | Register | Active Topics | Active Polls | Members | Private Messages | Search | FAQ
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 Realmslore
 Chamber of Sages
 Questions for Ed Greenwood (2013)
 New Topic  Topic Locked
 Printer Friendly
Next Page
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic
Page: of 44

The Sage
Procrastinator Most High
Moderator

Australia
31688 Posts

Posted - 31 Dec 2012 :  16:05:06  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  Delete Topic
Well met

This being a continued collection of scrolls of any questions the Scribes and visitors of Candlekeep wish to put to a master who needs no introduction, namely - Ed Greenwood, creator of the Forgotten Realms.

Ed's works include MANY FR sourcebooks and numerous novels, such as Cormyr: A Novel, Spellfire, Silverfall, The Shadows of the Avatar Trilogy and The Elminster Series, to name but a few.

Present your questions herein and check back to see what news may also come forth from the quill of this author.

For previous entries of the many, many writings of lore by Ed, please see the 2012 entries in this collection of scrolls, the 2011 entries here, the 2010 entries here, the 2009 entries here the 2008 entries here, the 2007 entries here, the 2006 entries here, the 2005 entries here, and the 2004 entries here. 'ware, these run into over 80 pages, ye may be reading for some time. For a concise read of Ed's replies, visit the "So Saith Ed" page on the Candlekeep site.

Candlekeep Forums Moderator

Candlekeep - The Library of Forgotten Realms Lore
http://www.candlekeep.com
-- Candlekeep Forum Code of Conduct

Scribe for the Candlekeep Compendium -- Volume IX now available (Oct 2007)

"So Saith Ed" -- the collected Candlekeep replies of Ed Greenwood

Zhoth'ilam Folio -- The Electronic Misadventures of a Rambling Sage

Edited by - The Sage on 31 Dec 2013 16:04:17

The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

5037 Posts

Posted - 31 Dec 2012 :  16:10:30  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Heh. As the year turns, Ed's on the case!
Thank you, Sage. Here's the first lore reply of 2013:
xaeyruudh recently asked several treant questions, and Ed has just responded to the first one ("And another query: are there particular species of trees in the Realms that are most/least likely to be represented among treants?"), thus:

Treants appear as a modest variety of trees, but the majority of them looking like old, large, going gray (from brown) many-branched oaks. Many young Heartlands treants look like duskwoods, and many "adolescent" (as in, at their most rbellious, reckless, energetic stage) choose to look like bluewoods.
I say "choose to" because a treant that roots itself for at least an entire year in a stand that contains a particular sort of tree can then, over a tenday or so, alter itself to appear as (and BE, in terms of physical properties) that sort of tree. Certain elder treants can change at will, and a little faster (within half a tenday).


So saith Ed. Who will get to the rest of your questions, xaeyruudh, when he can, later on in this new year.
love,
THO
Go to Top of Page

Kajehase
Great Reader

Sweden
2104 Posts

Posted - 31 Dec 2012 :  16:28:02  Show Profile Send Kajehase a Private Message
Oooh! Unless someone sneaks in I get to ask the first question of the year. But before that: Happy New Year, Ed and The Hooded One.

In 1372 DR, who was the most prestigious painter, musician, composer (if different than the musician), and sculptor in Sembia?

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
Go to Top of Page

Karth
Learned Scribe

USA
81 Posts

Posted - 31 Dec 2012 :  16:36:23  Show Profile  Visit Karth's Homepage  Send Karth an AOL message Send Karth a Private Message
quote:
Hi again, all!
Karth, I know Ed has a map of (the later, more populous = 1360s DR or so) Loudwater, because I've seen it. His usual style (like the maps published in the FR ADVENTURES 2e hardcover tome).
However, we'd love to see yours. How about wait until after the New Year bows in (say, the 2nd of January, or later), and then PM me? That should give me a chance to clear out my PM inbox enough to accept messages again.
Yes, I've been a bad girl (anyone surprised at that? No? )
love,
THO

Me? Surprised? Never, never... (Fletch voice)

I *would* just ask the obvious thing - that Ed's canon map be published here - but I've been around long enough to know that ain't happenin', for various NDA-related reasons. ;)

So yes, I'll send you my preliminary map, based on the notes from you and Ed, for additional notes on correction of my undoubtedly tragic and hilarious errors. My goal (other than the needs of my own campaign, natch) would be to produce a map that *can* be freely handed out to anyone in Candlekeep who wants it.

Thanks, THO and Ed both. Happy New Year, everybody.

-Karth
Go to Top of Page

The Sage
Procrastinator Most High
Moderator

Australia
31688 Posts

Posted - 31 Dec 2012 :  16:37:33  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
Happy New Year to Ed and the Lovely Lady Hooded One!

Here's my first query for 2013:-

Ed, I was rereading the section for Yhaunn in Forgotten Realms Adventures earlier today [yesterday], when I noticed something in an entry for one of the Important Characters listed that I hadn't taken much note of before. Namely, Balaera Chrintavimn. It's specifically stated in her entry that she specialises in myconology.

I'm curious about both the practice and application involved with myconology in the Realms. What more can you share with me about this particular method of study in Faerûn?

Candlekeep Forums Moderator

Candlekeep - The Library of Forgotten Realms Lore
http://www.candlekeep.com
-- Candlekeep Forum Code of Conduct

Scribe for the Candlekeep Compendium -- Volume IX now available (Oct 2007)

"So Saith Ed" -- the collected Candlekeep replies of Ed Greenwood

Zhoth'ilam Folio -- The Electronic Misadventures of a Rambling Sage
Go to Top of Page

The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

5037 Posts

Posted - 31 Dec 2012 :  16:56:16  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Oooh! A good one. Off it goes to Ed - - but as it happens, Sage, Ed's next lore reply is for you!
Re. this:
“• Misdeeds In Marsember: The Cruel Traitors and Tyrants of the Wet Port’s So-Called Nobility (by “An Embittered Servant”)
Oooo!
My lovely Lady Hooded One... is there any chance that Ed's actually provided some content for this tome in the form of snippets elsewhere in his writings that you can share with us here? I'd love to learn more about what's inside.”

Ed passes on this:

No snippets, I’m afraid, but I can share with you what I jotted down about this tome:
Anonymously penned by a longtime housejack (butler) who served in three noble mansions and was privy to a lot of the feuding and hijinks of local nobility: how nastily they treated each other, their habitual tax swindles and deceit whenever dealing with the Court in Suzail (fitting the fact that they didn’t feel any real loyalty to the Dragon Throne or Cormyr as a country), and especially how nastily they treated servants and fellow (commoner) citizens of Marsember. As the author put it: “It’s clear from what I’ve personally seen that none of these nobles are fit to rule or even wield influence, were the city of Marsember ever to regain its independence. They are selfish to a fault, and have no sense that civic obligation or fairness should apply at all to themselves, only to others.”
The book is full of little secrets about various nobles of Marsember, and three lengthy, juicy accounts of wild sexual goings on at revels, as well as the usual “Lady X prefers to entertain male strangers in a tub of rotting fish” stuff.

So saith Ed. Tirelessly creating the salacious for us all.
love,
THO
Go to Top of Page

The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

5037 Posts

Posted - 31 Dec 2012 :  17:02:10  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
And here’s another, for Wooly Rupert and Markustay (sorry for the mistaken attribution last time around; my fault, not Ed’s):
Markustay asked: “So now I just have to ask....
I really doubt Lhaeo would ever pen such a book (mostly out of fear of what El would do to him), but if he did, what would it be called?”
And Wooly jestingly replied:
“I Want To Spend Eternity As A Frog Statue, by Lhaeo.”

Ed now replies:

As a matter of fact, Lhaeo DID pen a short, thoughtful chapbook entitled: Life Lessons From The Leaning Tower, but it was a series of comments on the philosophies behind comments and replies Elminster made in Lhaeo’s hearing, while he was living and serving at Elminster’s Tower. And Elminster did nothing bad to Lhaeo, merely complimenting him on “a book full of superior writing that I heartily recommend to all.”


So saith Ed. Interesting . . .
love,
THO
Go to Top of Page

The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

5037 Posts

Posted - 31 Dec 2012 :  17:26:35  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
And here’s ANOTHER lore reply from Ed, this time in reply to Cassie5squared’s queries: “I have a couple of queries for Ed, both regarding affairs in the Realms in the 1360s DR.
First: how likely is it that a group of Malarites - many of whom are werewolves - would have been able to avoid notice in the Sunset Vale, or at least evade notice enough that nobody's tried sweeping them out of the area?
Second: is it feasible to add a minor noble house to Waterdeep's collection of nobility, and how would the nobles react to the heir of the house having a half-elven daughter, even if she is not first in line to inherit? Would assassination attempts be likely, and if so, which houses does Ed consider most rabidly anti-elven and willing to go to such lengths? Ditto any elven groups/individuals who'd be less than pleased at an elf/human marriage?
Thanking you in advance, and a belated Merry Christmas to Lord Ed and Lady THO!”
Ed replies:


Heh. And an even more belated Merry Christmas back to you, Cassie! And well I’m at it, Happy New Year, and may 2013 be good for you!
Replies, now. To your first:
Quite likely, if they took care NOT to maraud in public, but merely hunt woodcutters and shepherds and others they could catch alone in isolated, out-of-the-way places, and “harvest for Malar” lightly and not over-greedily. Which prudent worshippers would do.

To your second: It’s quite feasible; monarchs of the Dragon Throne ennoble people all the time, giving them a title and a minor land grant (with a house or two on it, not always grand) all the time.
If it truly is a minor noble house, not someone who’s already socially prominent or a determined member of the wealthy “wannabe nobles” who dwell in Suzail (successful merchants and investors desperate to “join the club” of the titled and privileged), the existing nobles wouldn’t care if the heir of the house had a half-elven daughter - - other than to sneer about “just ANYBODY being allowed to use a title, these days.” They’re going to sneer at any created nobility who haven’t been titled for at least three generations, anyway, even if the new family is full of charming individuals who genuinely befriend many existing nobles.
No, assassination attempts would not be likely. The most rabidly anti-elven houses are the older Illances, the Goldfeathers, and the older Wintersuns. Not to mention the Bleths, earlier on in Cormyr’s history. They will “cut dead” members of this new noble family in public, and oppose them for holding any paid offices of the realm, but not go farther than that.
I don’t know of any elven groups in the Forest Kingdom who’d be less than pleased at an elf/human marriage, but there are a few elven individuals, such as Ilpreslur Mooncloak (a crafter of elegant bottles who lives and has his business in Suzail) and Thaelrae Silverleaf of Gladehap (a proud sorceress who makes a living putting minor enchantments on coffers and clothing to make them last long and look good all that time; she believes the elves will pass away as a race if they don’t “keep to themselves,” and that half-elves are “necessarily coarser and inferior to truebloods”). They might be rude to this new noble family, but probably not if not treated with rudeness by the new nobles.


So saith Ed. Creator and still First Loremaster of the Realms!
love,
THO
Go to Top of Page

Cassie5squared
Seeker

United Kingdom
33 Posts

Posted - 31 Dec 2012 :  18:00:15  Show Profile Send Cassie5squared a Private Message
What a wonderful way to end my 2012 - with some lore replies!

Awesome to the first, that's just what I'd hoped but I wanted to make sure.

To the second... I'm thrilled to get new information about Cormyr's doings, as I'm sure everyone is, and that may come in handy (it certainly going into my growing personal stash of Realmslore) - but my enquiry was focused on Waterdeep.

Happy New Year to thee, Sir Ed, and to ye also, Lady THO!

"Why do any of us get up in the morning? Why, for the joy and fun the day might bring us, if we're awake to see it! Up, then, and find ye fun!" - Elminster of Shadowdale

"And from the flames
As chance would have it
The Soulforged will come into light~" - Blind Guardian, "The Soulforged"
Go to Top of Page

Markustay
Realms Explorer extraordinaire

USA
13457 Posts

Posted - 31 Dec 2012 :  20:34:09  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message
I caught that misdirection as well (because of my own, earlier one). Has THO begun her New years imbibings a wee bit early?

Still, any FR lore is good lore, and especially about Cormyr.

@xaeyruudh (from the previous scroll, which was closed in accordance with time-keeping from a remote part of the world ) - thanks for pointing out that location; there was some discrepancies with the original official map, which were addressed in the errata, and I wound-up with two canon locations for Lastarr (which I fixed on a prior map with the similarly-named Rastaal - Lastarr backwards... sort of..). You've now given me a canon name for a canon locale (even if the two were never meant to be joined). Bachlacis will now be the name of the Rastaal location - Thanks for that.

"I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me" --- Dudley Field Malone


Edited by - Markustay on 31 Dec 2012 20:35:42
Go to Top of Page

The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

5037 Posts

Posted - 01 Jan 2013 :  03:47:24  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Heh. I sent your post to Ed, Cassie, and just got this back:


Oops. Sorry. I AM tired.
For Waterdeep: it's hard to ascend into the nobility, but given money and toadying and time enough, it's certainly possible. (And by definition, a new noble family would be a minor one.) Note what happened in THE CITY OF THE DEAD novel, re. the buying of noble titles; if this happens in your Realms (at the time your play is unfolding), a new family might hardly be noticed.
Once noble, no one will care about elven parentage, with two minor exceptions: some older noble INDIVIDUALS (not families, as a group) will sneer ("Elves, now, is it? I suppose just ANYONE can lead the city, these days...sigh..."), and others (individuals again) will be fascinated ("Oooh, dear, you MUST tell me! Is it true what they say about elves? YOU know - - in bed? Hmmm?").
There. Hope I nailed the right part of the Realms, this time. :}


So saith Ed. Who is still hard at work at the keyboard, spinning new lore for us all.
love,
THO
Go to Top of Page

Brimstone
Great Reader

USA
2887 Posts

Posted - 01 Jan 2013 :  14:54:51  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message
Happy new years folks!

"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
Go to Top of Page

The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

5037 Posts

Posted - 01 Jan 2013 :  17:30:30  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
And to you, Brimstone, and to you!
Hi again, all!
Fresh 2013 Realmslore for us all, specifically Ed’s response to this four-barreled question from Kajehase: “In 1372 DR, who was the most prestigious painter, musician, composer (if different than the musician), and sculptor in Sembia?”
Ed replies:


Hi, Kajehase! Well, in “new money” Sembia, with its swelling hubris, there is, of course, controversy over who’s the best, or most important, or most successful, or most highly regarded.
So I’m going to ignore the “opinion in the Sembian street” AND “the opinions in the Sembian towers,” and go with the choices of an, ahem, somewhat reliable narrator: Elminster.
Who stuck strictly to your “most prestigious” and came up with these:
Painter: The aging and eccentric Erelgus Mistmrone of Yhaunn (known for barn-door-sized paintings of Sembian seacoasts, of waves crashing on purplish rocks that are surmounted by splendid castles and pergolas [small-town American bandshell-like structures with spires and railings] populated by pining gowned figures)
Musician: The very young, enormous-eyed half-elven harpist Shree Winterwood of Saerb (known for her slow, soft, delicate melodies, played as she slowly traverses the limbs of large trees)
Composer: The white-chin-tuft-bearded, dashing and womanizing Baerann Kordeemur of Mulhessen (known for his grand “court dances” of swelling phrases that stop dead for a beat, then resume, then stop dead, then build to a swirling magnificence, then stop dead again; much beloved by refined [noble and high society] dancers all over the Heartlands)
Sculptor: The surly, lushly bearded, scuttling and swarming [she climbs her works as she carves them, and is rarely to be found anywhere but around or atop her work, even sleeping there], thick-lens-spectacled she-dwarf Orgelna Highshield of Selgaunt, patronized regularly by the wealthy, self-styled noble human merchant Selgauntan families of Bowsuntide and Ornwindsea.


So saith Ed. Delivering promptly on the first lore question of this new year. Not a pace he’ll be able to maintain, I’m sure, but . . . we takes what we can get, my precious…
love to all,
THO
Go to Top of Page

Dalor Darden
Great Reader

USA
3338 Posts

Posted - 01 Jan 2013 :  17:43:08  Show Profile  Visit Dalor Darden's Homepage Send Dalor Darden a Private Message
Wow...the simplest details from Ed seem like the grandest dreams sometimes...thanks for that Sembian Lore!

I had a question regarding my favorite area of the Realms: The Moonsea. When Ed first envisioned the lands of Thar, added the Snow People, orcs, ogres and etc of the land...among all these people, who would be regarded the greatest Warrior of Legend for all the people of Thar combined? Grudging respect given, would the mightiest warrior have been an ogre, orc, human or even giant? Who is that individual?

I ask, because I like the idea of Hero Cults...and with Tempus obviously favoring the battles of the area, I was wondering who might have been the most famous warrior of all whether you were a High Priest of Tempus, a Zhentilar Captain or Orcish Chief.

Visit my Blog Page to find things for YOUR Forgotten Realms!
Go to Top of Page

Kajehase
Great Reader

Sweden
2104 Posts

Posted - 01 Jan 2013 :  18:05:20  Show Profile Send Kajehase a Private Message
Wow. Thanks for the swift response Ed and Hooded One.

Orgelna Highshield sounds a bit like Isabelle Adjani's portrayal of Camille Claudel. Here's hoping Orgelna, in addition to the more successful career she already would appear to have, has a better taste in men, and is less likely to go a bit loopy than that real-world sculptor. (Not living in super-misogynist turn of the century Europe should probably help.)

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
Go to Top of Page

Cassie5squared
Seeker

United Kingdom
33 Posts

Posted - 02 Jan 2013 :  02:05:08  Show Profile Send Cassie5squared a Private Message
Loely! Thanks to Ed for the information - and yes, it's the right part of the Realms.

"Why do any of us get up in the morning? Why, for the joy and fun the day might bring us, if we're awake to see it! Up, then, and find ye fun!" - Elminster of Shadowdale

"And from the flames
As chance would have it
The Soulforged will come into light~" - Blind Guardian, "The Soulforged"
Go to Top of Page

Xar Zarath
Senior Scribe

Malaysia
552 Posts

Posted - 02 Jan 2013 :  04:46:31  Show Profile Send Xar Zarath a Private Message
Dear Ed and THO, in many of Ed's novels, wizards who cast scrying spells sometimes do so without the aid of a crystal ball or mirror etc, instead creating a orb of magical energies focused on scring. How does that work out? Is making a scrying sphere better than an apparatus of scrying?? Would like to hear your answers and thoughts on this.

Everything ends where it begins. Period.



Go to Top of Page

Barastir
Master of Realmslore

Brazil
1394 Posts

Posted - 02 Jan 2013 :  15:00:29  Show Profile  Click to see Barastir's MSN Messenger address Send Barastir a Private Message
Happy New Year, sages!

My long time question for Ed involves details about the Daggerford region around the 1360's. I've seen some questions answered about the presence of hags and ogres there, and I'd like to know more about that (I'm sure I made a specific question I can't remember now), and about the presence of hobgoblins and other goblinoids in the region.

I'd also like to know about the keeping of beasts or monsters in Daggerford and Waterdeep, as in the question answered about the same issue in Cormyr.



EDIT: I remembered my questions, I wanted more details about the Trollbark Forest, Troll Hills and the Lizard Marsh. One of the details about the Trollbark is: what can we know about the small petrified dragon at its edge? How small is it? And finally, I'd like to ask an entirely different question: are there any additional info about Aumrathar, the Greater Dragon? I'd like to know at least some possibilities beyond what was revealed in previous questions. Thanks in advance!

"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)

Edited by - Barastir on 02 Jan 2013 15:09:20
Go to Top of Page

Markustay
Realms Explorer extraordinaire

USA
13457 Posts

Posted - 02 Jan 2013 :  17:20:17  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message
Note the name of the small patch of woods 'in front of' the Trollbark on This map.

Hags are indeed active in that area, but thats probably already more then I should say.

"I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me" --- Dudley Field Malone

Go to Top of Page

The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

5037 Posts

Posted - 02 Jan 2013 :  19:56:51  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi again, all! I bring you the words of Ed, this time in response to this, from The Sage: "Ed, I was rereading the section for Yhaunn in Forgotten Realms Adventures earlier today [yesterday], when I noticed something in an entry for one of the Important Characters listed that I hadn't taken much note of before. Namely, Balaera Chrintavimn. It's specifically stated in her entry that she specialises in myconology.
I'm curious about both the practice and application involved with myconology in the Realms. What more can you share with me about this particular method of study in Faerûn?"
Ed replies:

Myconology, the study of fungi, arose in the Realms for the same root reason it did in our real world: are these particular mushrooms/toadstools/shelf-like growths safe to eat? :} however, Faerunian myconology has gone beyond classification to recipes, growing as crops, and of course the study of the sentient fungi, both myconids and the "monster" fungi: their breeding, habits, social lives (wars, feuds, migrations, territories). Adventurers usually get hired to make in-the-field observations on the sentient fungi, because they tend to flourish in remote/wild areas, far from human cities, which is also where monsters and brigands are most dangerous.
Balaera is becoming something of an authority on myconids (she can understand much of their language) and although very few humans beyond her servants know this, three of them actually now dwell in her home. Her (internal, open to the sky but enclosed by her five-story house)courtyard is a fungi garden they can hide in, among other fungi, and that is tailored to the warm damp and heavy fungi growth on rotting wood and heaped loam/rotting plants they like best. Her cellars are largely given over to growing edible mushrooms for her kitchens; she eats a lot of what we would call mushroom souffles, that in Yhaunn are known as "flalege" (Fuh-lal-LEDGE), mushroom teas, and "harbert" (gravy-soaked rolls of beef, rolled around sauteed, sliced mushrooms).
Myconology in the Realms is less interested in classifying fungi and determining how species are related, and more interested in the varying uses of edible and poisonous mushrooms (a distillate of one mushroom is the base for a potent liquour, and raw slices of another oil-polish wooden furniture, "eating"/abosrbing dust).
Hope this paltry beginning helps. My players haven't explored much along these lines, so . . .


So saith Ed. Who for some reason (delicacy, perhaps) omitted Torm's star turn crashing a Cormyrean noble revel dressed in a myconid costume.
love,
THO
Go to Top of Page

Hoondatha
Great Reader

USA
2389 Posts

Posted - 02 Jan 2013 :  20:02:00  Show Profile  Visit Hoondatha's Homepage Send Hoondatha a Private Message
Ah, that Torm. His antics never grow old, and he never grows up!

edit: Hey! I just got my fifth star! Woo hoo!

Doggedly converting 3e back to what D&D should be...
Sigh... And now 4e as well.

Edited by - Hoondatha on 02 Jan 2013 20:02:25
Go to Top of Page

Chosen of Asmodeus
Master of Realmslore

1221 Posts

Posted - 02 Jan 2013 :  23:08:29  Show Profile  Visit Chosen of Asmodeus's Homepage Send Chosen of Asmodeus a Private Message
Got a pair of followups to my last question involving actor/thespian guildes/theater troupes in Waterdeep.

Can I get details regarding the Guild of Apothecaries & Physicians and their state of affairs in the 1400s DR?

Also, can you describe the house crest/coat of arms for House Cassalanter?

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

Fatum Iustum Stultorum. Righteous is the destiny of fools.

The Roleplayer's Gazebo;
http://theroleplayersgazebo.yuku.com/directory#.Ub4hvvlJOAY

Edited by - Chosen of Asmodeus on 02 Jan 2013 23:09:17
Go to Top of Page

George Krashos
Master of Realmslore

Australia
4790 Posts

Posted - 02 Jan 2013 :  23:58:05  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Xar Zarath

Dear Ed and THO, in many of Ed's novels, wizards who cast scrying spells sometimes do so without the aid of a crystal ball or mirror etc, instead creating a orb of magical energies focused on scring. How does that work out? Is making a scrying sphere better than an apparatus of scrying?? Would like to hear your answers and thoughts on this.



Dear Xar Zarath

You have asked this question about 3 separate times now at last count. Ed through THO is aware of your question. THO assiduously forwards all questions to Ed and he in turn assiduously answers them when he can. Please stop asking the same question over and over again and cluttering up the thread. It will get answered when it gets answered. Re-posting it every couple of weeks isn't going to get it answered any quicker.

Best regards, George Krashos

"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
Go to Top of Page

Ayrik
Great Reader

Canada
6196 Posts

Posted - 03 Jan 2013 :  00:34:44  Show Profile Send Ayrik a Private Message
I can think of several immediate answers to XZ's question off the top of my head. Although he seems rather fixated on the details, so the answers would likely end up becoming a detailed and lengthy enough series of posts to merit their own scroll. Too often before have I been chastised for cluttering this noble scroll, lulz.

Merry Realmsmas and Happy New Highfest and all that stuff, Lady THO (and that old coot Ed, wherever he may be hiding).

Eat lots of garlic - it keeps the elves and vampires away.
Don't stick your sword into dragons, you just don't know where they've been.
Avoid stepping on halflings. They stick to your boots, will smell awful, and are impossible to scrape off.
Ah, of course. Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.
[/Ayrik]

Edited by - Ayrik on 03 Jan 2013 00:36:44
Go to Top of Page

The Sage
Procrastinator Most High
Moderator

Australia
31688 Posts

Posted - 03 Jan 2013 :  02:19:14  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 George Krashos

quote:
Originally posted by Xar Zarath

Dear Ed and THO, in many of Ed's novels, wizards who cast scrying spells sometimes do so without the aid of a crystal ball or mirror etc, instead creating a orb of magical energies focused on scring. How does that work out? Is making a scrying sphere better than an apparatus of scrying?? Would like to hear your answers and thoughts on this.



Dear Xar Zarath

You have asked this question about 3 separate times now at last count. Ed through THO is aware of your question. THO assiduously forwards all questions to Ed and he in turn assiduously answers them when he can. Please stop asking the same question over and over again and cluttering up the thread. It will get answered when it gets answered. Re-posting it every couple of weeks isn't going to get it answered any quicker.

Best regards, George Krashos


I'll just second what Krash has stated here.

Xar, I appreciate your insistence and desire for answers to particular queries, but you in turn must appreciate that both the Lady Hooded One and Ed can only tackle so many different queries at any one time. Ed has access to a running list of existing queries, all dutifully compiled by the Lady Hooded One, so your query, in it's original form, exists already and is set for an eventual reply from Ed.

Please, I ask that you try to be patient and understand that both the Lady Hooded One and Ed are taking time out of their own busy schedules to help us here. We should thus, in return, avoid placing any particularly demanding requests on their collective time.

Thank you.

Candlekeep Forums Moderator

Candlekeep - The Library of Forgotten Realms Lore
http://www.candlekeep.com
-- Candlekeep Forum Code of Conduct

Scribe for the Candlekeep Compendium -- Volume IX now available (Oct 2007)

"So Saith Ed" -- the collected Candlekeep replies of Ed Greenwood

Zhoth'ilam Folio -- The Electronic Misadventures of a Rambling Sage
Go to Top of Page

Xar Zarath
Senior Scribe

Malaysia
552 Posts

Posted - 03 Jan 2013 :  04:31:20  Show Profile Send Xar Zarath a Private Message
Thanks George,Ayrik and Sage. Just been a bit too crazy and obsessive here, wondering about when my question is going to be answered. Hope that it will be soon.

P.S Oh and Ayrik if you have any theories please just share, maybe on a separate scroll or something else? Thanks!

Everything ends where it begins. Period.




Edited by - Xar Zarath on 03 Jan 2013 04:32:42
Go to Top of Page
Page: of 44 Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
Next Page
 New Topic  Topic Locked
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
Candlekeep Forum © 1999-2017 Candlekeep.com Go To Top Of Page
Snitz Forums 2000