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Lord Karsus
Great Reader

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Posted - 15 Nov 2006 :  07:11:59  Show Profile  Send Lord Karsus an AOL message Send Lord Karsus a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by ElaineCunningham
It will conclude the Songs & Swords series. That's as far as my FR plans go at this point in time, but I like to keep my options open.



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Aglaranna
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166 Posts

Posted - 16 Nov 2006 :  00:02:25  Show Profile  Visit Aglaranna's Homepage Send Aglaranna a Private Message
Hm, I can't remember if I actually asked this or not yet, and since I couldn't find a post made by me, I'm asking this anyway: There's an Elaine Cunningham who writes children's "Beka" books. I picked up one awhile ago and vaguely recognized the name. (I wasn't well acquainted with the various Realms authors at the time.) Considering that it was good writing for a children's book, I wondered if it was yours, or is there more than one Elaine Cunningham?

"You can choose a ready guide
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You can choose from phantom fears
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I will choose the path that's clear
I will choose freewill." -'Freewill' by Rush
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ElaineCunningham
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Posted - 16 Nov 2006 :  00:09:23  Show Profile  Visit ElaineCunningham's Homepage Send ElaineCunningham a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Aglaranna

Hm, I can't remember if I actually asked this or not yet, and since I couldn't find a post made by me, I'm asking this anyway: There's an Elaine Cunningham who writes children's "Beka" books. I picked up one awhile ago and vaguely recognized the name. (I wasn't well acquainted with the various Realms authors at the time.) Considering that it was good writing for a children's book, I wondered if it was yours, or is there more than one Elaine Cunningham?


I know of at least two other writers by this name. The "Beka" books are not my work.
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Aglaranna
Learned Scribe

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Posted - 16 Nov 2006 :  23:31:57  Show Profile  Visit Aglaranna's Homepage Send Aglaranna a Private Message
Well then, thanks. I'll try to remember whether or not I've asked this question in the future. I have a terrible memory.

"You can choose a ready guide
In some celestial voice
If you choose not to decide
You still have made a choice

You can choose from phantom fears
And kindness that can kill
I will choose the path that's clear
I will choose freewill." -'Freewill' by Rush
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turox
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Posted - 28 Nov 2006 :  19:01:18  Show Profile  Visit turox's Homepage Send turox a Private Message
Mrs. Cunningham, I sent you an email through the site as I was trying to keep this as quiet as possible. But as the only way I could send a note to Mr. Greenwood was by posting right on the Questions of Ed Greenwood I thought I would post here as well to let everyone that wants to see for their amusment.

To the most esteemed Mrs. Cunningham and Mr. Greenwood, I hope this note finds you in excellent health and spirits. I am writing you to show my appreciation of the both of you penning the City of Splendors Novel. I just finished it up last night and I do have to say that it has been a long time since reading a book brought a tear to my eye. Thank you so much for penning such a wonderful novel! I look forward to reading about more adventures the two of you have penned. Also I loved the dedication to candlekeep.com! It made me stand a little taller in the store reading that. This Thanksgiving Day for me was to be thankful I found such a wonderful site to learn more about my favorite setting and after ALOT more reading a place where I will be able to help pass on info to others with similar interest.

Turox Antas Dragonslayer -
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Wizard's First Rule: Chapter 36, Page #397, US Hard Cover (revealed by Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander).
Explanation by Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander: "People are stupid; given proper motivation, almost anyone will believe almost anything. Because people are stupid, they will believe a lie because they want to believe it's true, or because they are afraid it might be true. People’s heads are full of knowledge, facts, and beliefs, and most of it is false, yet they think it all true. People are stupid; they can only rarely tell the difference between a lie and the truth, and yet they are confident they can, and so are all the easier to fool."
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Kaladorm
Master of Realmslore

United Kingdom
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Posted - 28 Nov 2006 :  19:23:58  Show Profile  Visit Kaladorm's Homepage Send Kaladorm a Private Message
Oh now I remember one of the comments I wanted to make about Waterdeep. I forget the characters name exactly (I think Starrager or similar?) but about his new ladyfriend that ended up accompanying the group for a while.

Despite not knowing the character at all, I found it quite sad when she was killed. Very well written. Was this character created for the purposes of the CoS story, or does she have any other adventures/mentions?

Thanks
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ElaineCunningham
Forgotten Realms Author

1994 Posts

Posted - 28 Nov 2006 :  20:28:22  Show Profile  Visit ElaineCunningham's Homepage Send ElaineCunningham a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by turox

Mrs. Cunningham, I sent you an email through the site as I was trying to keep this as quiet as possible. But as the only way I could send a note to Mr. Greenwood was by posting right on the Questions of Ed Greenwood I thought I would post here as well to let everyone that wants to see for their amusment.

To the most esteemed Mrs. Cunningham and Mr. Greenwood, I hope this note finds you in excellent health and spirits. I am writing you to show my appreciation of the both of you penning the City of Splendors Novel. I just finished it up last night and I do have to say that it has been a long time since reading a book brought a tear to my eye. Thank you so much for penning such a wonderful novel! I look forward to reading about more adventures the two of you have penned. Also I loved the dedication to candlekeep.com! It made me stand a little taller in the store reading that. This Thanksgiving Day for me was to be thankful I found such a wonderful site to learn more about my favorite setting and after ALOT more reading a place where I will be able to help pass on info to others with similar interest.



Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the book.
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ElaineCunningham
Forgotten Realms Author

1994 Posts

Posted - 28 Nov 2006 :  20:33:06  Show Profile  Visit ElaineCunningham's Homepage Send ElaineCunningham a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Kaladorm

Oh now I remember one of the comments I wanted to make about Waterdeep. I forget the characters name exactly (I think Starrager or similar?) but about his new ladyfriend that ended up accompanying the group for a while.

Despite not knowing the character at all, I found it quite sad when she was killed. Very well written. Was this character created for the purposes of the CoS story, or does she have any other adventures/mentions?


Starragar's lady friend, Pendelope, was Ed's creation. (But then, you probably figured that out, given her personality, wardrobe, and lack of undergarments... ) I met her when the rest of the gang did, and I really don't know whether or not Ed has detailed her previous adventures.
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Aglaranna
Learned Scribe

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Posted - 28 Nov 2006 :  22:23:04  Show Profile  Visit Aglaranna's Homepage Send Aglaranna a Private Message
I just remembered something I was going to say if I ever met you, O Great Lady! *Ahem* Um, what was it, again? Oh, right...I always enjoy reading the dedications of your books. That's one of my favorite parts! Of course, I'm not the most mentally stable person in Candlekeep, so this might not be very relevent...Sorry to interrupt, O High One.

"You can choose a ready guide
In some celestial voice
If you choose not to decide
You still have made a choice

You can choose from phantom fears
And kindness that can kill
I will choose the path that's clear
I will choose freewill." -'Freewill' by Rush
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Kaladorm
Master of Realmslore

United Kingdom
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Posted - 28 Nov 2006 :  22:24:41  Show Profile  Visit Kaladorm's Homepage Send Kaladorm a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by ElaineCunningham
Starragar's lady friend, Pendelope, was Ed's creation. (But then, you probably figured that out, given her personality, wardrobe, and lack of undergarments...


It was a bit of a give away yes hehe. It's funny, I definitely noticed which bits were very 'Ed' and other bits that clearly had your mark on them.


Edited by - Kaladorm on 28 Nov 2006 22:24:57
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Kaladorm
Master of Realmslore

United Kingdom
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Posted - 28 Nov 2006 :  22:29:58  Show Profile  Visit Kaladorm's Homepage Send Kaladorm a Private Message
Oh and whilst not strictly Realmsian, I noticed that you've worked on an Everquest novel. I played both EQ1 and EQ2 (like a number of scribes here I imagine) and I'm curious, is your novel set in the old word Everquest, i.e. before the shattering of Luclin.
I noticed reference to Castle Mistmoore, which I remember was in EQ1 just off from one of the forests, but in EQ2 it was quite a different place.
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ElaineCunningham
Forgotten Realms Author

1994 Posts

Posted - 29 Nov 2006 :  00:34:38  Show Profile  Visit ElaineCunningham's Homepage Send ElaineCunningham a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Kaladorm

Oh and whilst not strictly Realmsian, I noticed that you've worked on an Everquest novel. I played both EQ1 and EQ2 (like a number of scribes here I imagine) and I'm curious, is your novel set in the old word Everquest, i.e. before the shattering of Luclin.
I noticed reference to Castle Mistmoore, which I remember was in EQ1 just off from one of the forests, but in EQ2 it was quite a different place.


My EverQuest novel, The Blood Red Harp, could be viewed as part of either version of EQ. There is no reference made to Luclin, shattered or otherwise, and Castle Mistmoore is mentioned but not visited.
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ElaineCunningham
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Posted - 30 Nov 2006 :  18:52:32  Show Profile  Visit ElaineCunningham's Homepage Send ElaineCunningham a Private Message
Scholars, scribes, and gentle readers,

I think I raised this question before in some other thread, so please pardon the repetition. Provided I can get approval from the folks at WotC, I'd like to promote the upcoming "best of ec" anthology with a new short story, available for free download. Is there a particular character you'd like to see revisited, or a particular story told?

Although many of the people here are hardcore FR fans who enjoy discussing minute details of Realmslore, it would make more sense in this particular circumstance to offer a story which does not require previous knowlege--a tale that's complete in and of itself. With this in mind, I should probably steer clear of moonblades. Any story dealing with Prince Lamruil and the Tree of Souls would be too long for this purpose. Oh, and I can't write about other people's characters. No Drizzt/Liriel stories, no tales about Tzigone and Elminster conning nubile Kara Tur geishas into performing butt-neckid mud wrestling in a gladatorial arena, 20 copper pieces for general admission. Other than that, I'm open to suggestion.

Edited by - ElaineCunningham on 30 Nov 2006 18:53:42
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Uzzy
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Posted - 30 Nov 2006 :  19:09:06  Show Profile  Visit Uzzy's Homepage Send Uzzy a Private Message
Bronwyn and Alice showing Bronwyn's niece, Cara Doon around Waterdeep. Seeing Waterdeep through the eyes of a rather curious child would be interesting, and be a good introductory story to your work, seeing as lots of it is set in Waterdeep.

Edited by - Uzzy on 30 Nov 2006 22:55:23
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Alediran
Seeker

Argentina
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Posted - 30 Nov 2006 :  19:18:23  Show Profile  Visit Alediran's Homepage  Click to see Alediran's MSN Messenger address Send Alediran a Private Message
That one is good Uzzy.

Something I've always wanted to read was about an elf genasi (air is my favourite ^^) or Avariels, since one of the characters in the campaign I master is an Avariel I would love to know more about them. I'm completely positive that it needs to be something that we don't see too much. The air elf genasi could be an undercover agent in Dambrath, looking for a way to start weakening the government.

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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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Posted - 30 Nov 2006 :  19:26:55  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message
Write a story about the little dwarven bard who drew political cartoons from Elfsong.

"Instead of asking why we sleep, it might make sense to ask why we wake. Perchance we live to dream. From that perspective, the sea of troubles we navigate in the workaday world might be the price we pay for admission to another night in the world of dreams."
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 30 Nov 2006 :  19:34:43  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by ElaineCunningham

no tales about Tzigone and Elminster conning nubile Kara Tur geishas into performing butt-neckid mud wrestling in a gladatorial arena, 20 copper pieces for general admission.


Well, there goes my first request...

You actually asked this question several pages back, so I'll just repeat my earlier response.

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

I can never get enough of Arilyn, Danilo, and Elaith!

Or...

As we've discussed before, a lot of Amlaruil and Zaor's children are, as far as the wider Realms is concerned, missing in action. We only know the final fates for a few of them, though you've said that Amlaruil knows where her kids are. I would love to read about one or more of those "lost" royal kids.

Oh, and it's almost a given that people want to know more about Elaith and Amnestria's son.



And I should like to say that I really appreciate you taking the time and effort to ask us. It's nice to feel respected by favorite authors.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 30 Nov 2006 :  19:36:42  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Rinonalyrna Fathomlin

Write a story about the little dwarven bard who drew political cartoons from Elfsong.



Morgala the Mirthful. Good call.

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Kuje
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Posted - 30 Nov 2006 :  20:01:23  Show Profile  Send Kuje an AOL message  Click to see Kuje's MSN Messenger address  Send Kuje a Yahoo! Message Send Kuje a Private Message
Since Wooly repeated his request, I shall do so again: Elaith's apprentice in Lost Empires. I know, you said you were going to check up who that NPC was. :)

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TomCosta
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Posted - 30 Nov 2006 :  20:41:02  Show Profile  Visit TomCosta's Homepage Send TomCosta a Private Message
I wouldn't mind seeing a short story that discussed the aftermath of the Halruaa novels on the Jordain or perhaps a story on the lythari and their various portals.
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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by Rinonalyrna Fathomlin

Write a story about the little dwarven bard who drew political cartoons from Elfsong.



Morgala the Mirthful. Good call.

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The Sage
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Posted - 01 Dec 2006 :  00:24:51  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
Like Wooly, I'll repeat my earlier request as well...

quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

And like Wooly, I'm also eager to learn more about Elaith and Amnestria's son, though, perhaps not as eager to know "everything." Part of Elaith's charm is the mystery that surrounds a great many things in his past.

I'll echo the request for more on the "lost" royal children though... they seem to garner a great deal of attention on FR message boards, though there's still very little written about their activities.


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Kazzaroth
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Posted - 01 Dec 2006 :  00:26:23  Show Profile  Visit Kazzaroth's Homepage Send Kazzaroth a Private Message
Would be intrested to novel detailing Elaith Craulnober or his daughter (not neccesary as adult, perhaps teenager or younger). Also I am intrested too hear more about Avariels and their culture or novel detailing about Browyn's brother's past (or near future after) before the events of 'Family Secret' (hopefully gived correct title of the book).

Also book detailing about average comnoner-turned-to-be-adventurer can be intresting new view to Waterdeep or some other specific part of the realms.
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ElaineCunningham
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Posted - 01 Dec 2006 :  00:37:12  Show Profile  Visit ElaineCunningham's Homepage Send ElaineCunningham a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Kazzaroth

Would be intrested to novel detailing Elaith Craulnober or his daughter (not neccesary as adult, perhaps teenager or younger). Also I am intrested too hear more about Avariels and their culture or novel detailing about Browyn's brother's past (or near future after) before the events of 'Family Secret' (hopefully gived correct title of the book).

Also book detailing about average comnoner-turned-to-be-adventurer can be intresting new view to Waterdeep or some other specific part of the realms.


Kazzaroth, I've heard before that THORNHOLD's Finnish title was "Family Secret." Not even close to the original, but I rather like it.

I'm not contemplating new novels at present--just topics for a short story, around 5000-7500 words. A story featuring either avarial or Dag Zoreth (Bronwyn's brother) would work in this format.
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ElaineCunningham
Forgotten Realms Author

1994 Posts

Posted - 01 Dec 2006 :  00:39:24  Show Profile  Visit ElaineCunningham's Homepage Send ElaineCunningham a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Uzzy

Bronwyn and Alice showing Bronwyn's niece, Cara Doon around Waterdeep. Seeing Waterdeep through the eyes of a rather curious child would be interesting, and be a good introductory story to your work, seeing as lots of it is set in Waterdeep.


I actually wrote a couple of scenes that fit that description for THORNHOLD, but they were ended up on the cutting room floor. It'd be interesting to see how children of various classes experience Waterdeep.
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