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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by PaulSKemp

I'm not sure when Lords of Darkness came out relative to Troy's RotAW series. It is possible that LoD came out before the Archwizards' series concluded, and that may explain the differing references.
LoD was released mid-2001 as I recall. The Summoning was published in March 2001.

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Zsych
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Posted - 19 May 2006 :  07:29:26  Show Profile  Visit Zsych's Homepage Send Zsych a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Which would mean that LoD overrides RotA, or at least tells of the future after it's events. Understandable really. With Telamont having made his shadow mythallar after the Fall of Netheril(though admittedly off-plane where the Weave is completely irrelevant.. not that it matters to the Shadow-weave anyway)... Telamont should be able to fix it, or make a new one if he wants to(unless they cost a lot.. but if the costs were likely to break your back, they wouldn't be built in the first place)

Anyway, going to wait for Shadowbred.
Aren't we up for some spoilers yet? :)
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quote:
Originally posted by Zsych

Which would mean that LoD overrides RotA, or at least tells of the future after it's events. Understandable really. With Telamont having made his shadow mythallar after the Fall of Netheril(though admittedly off-plane where the Weave is completely irrelevant.. not that it matters to the Shadow-weave anyway)... Telamont should be able to fix it, or make a new one if he wants to(unless they cost a lot.. but if the costs were likely to break your back, they wouldn't be built in the first place)

Anyway, going to wait for Shadowbred.
Aren't we up for some spoilers yet? :)



Ah, but the Player's Guide actually backs up the events in the novels, and thus I'd use the trilogy more then Lords of Darkness, since the Player's Guide came out after either of them. :)

And to Sage: Amazon lists LoD as a Nov 2001 release.

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quote:
Originally posted by Kuje

quote:
Originally posted by Zsych

Which would mean that LoD overrides RotA, or at least tells of the future after it's events. Understandable really. With Telamont having made his shadow mythallar after the Fall of Netheril(though admittedly off-plane where the Weave is completely irrelevant.. not that it matters to the Shadow-weave anyway)... Telamont should be able to fix it, or make a new one if he wants to(unless they cost a lot.. but if the costs were likely to break your back, they wouldn't be built in the first place)

Anyway, going to wait for Shadowbred.
Aren't we up for some spoilers yet? :)



Ah, but the Player's Guide actually backs up the events in the novels, and thus I'd use the trilogy more then Lords of Darkness, since the Player's Guide came out after either of them. :)
Indeed. The RotAW trilogy did not finish until November 2002. So the more complete details of those events would be gleaned from the three novels than what was written in LoD. And as Kuje said, the PGtF has the "Campaign Journal" which details the Archwizards' return post-RotAW.

quote:
And to Sage: Amazon lists LoD as a Nov 2001 release.
Aye.

The WotC product release details note November 2001.

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The only thing that annoys me here is that a lot of the time you ask authors questions, they can't be answered due to continuity issues and what not, and thus having to be careful about what is said. And yet it would seem WotC doesn't really control what comes out, and we have inconsistencies of this sort.

The Shades are merely one Netherese city, and even they aren't at full power(nor easily likely to return to full power despite the fact that it shouldn't be much of a problem).

... Overall FR feels far too goodie dominated, with none of the evil lot pooling their resources or using the max of their abilities. Half the time it's luck that causes the goodies to win(that i find very unamusing).
The dark side should be allowed to build some decent credibility at least. Maybe win around 50% of the time, so that it isn't a foregone conclusion that a 1st level Fighter going up against a 40th level wizard is going to win somehow.

Also, i have this feeling that the Realms just aren't dynamic enough in the novels and the sourcebooks. Only small things, or small groups of people are usually effected to any great degree(usually).

I hope the current RSE will shake the foundations of all of the major countries, force them to change their way of life, one way or the other.
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Octa
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Paul- Thanks for the prologue, your prose is getting better and better, you better watch it or someone might think that the Wizards of the Coast authors are turning into real writers, how will I turn my head in shame when eyed up reading a FR novel on the Metro! Hell whats next? Women playing D+D, yuck yuck!
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PaulSKemp
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I'm trying my hand at creating a website. My livejournal is embedded and I've added discussion forums. If you are interested, you can find it here: http://home.earthlink.net/~paulskemp/paulskempshomepage/index.html
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Zanan
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Zmartwychwstanie? Well, Lolth will like that. Taking over the Poles as well, I mean.

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Dargoth
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Posted - 28 Jul 2006 :  15:13:43  Show Profile  Visit Dargoth's Homepage Send Dargoth a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Paul

Im currently putting together a Timeline of the Realms recent history (1372-1374) but unfortunately Wizards didnt date stamp most of the books, including yours.

There are a number of events in your novels that I need Realms dates for to add them to the Timeline and I was wondering if you could help me out

The events are

The date when Sojourner's Slaads used the Weave Tap in Skullport and the date when Sojourner caused the eclipse

The date Lolth started granting spells again

Thanks in advance

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George Krashos
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The events of Paul's last Cale trilogy occur in 1373 DR from about April onwards for a couple of months.

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Don't you mean Tarsakh?

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Don't you mean Tarsakh?



Or maybe it's Ukta :)

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quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

The events of Paul's last Cale trilogy occur in 1373 DR from about April onwards for a couple of months.

-- George Krashos




ideally Im looking for a day for each of the events

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quote:
Originally posted by Dargoth
ideally Im looking for a day for each of the events



Umm, good luck.

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quote:
Originally posted by Kuje

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

Don't you mean Tarsakh?



Or maybe it's Ukta :)



Good one!

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Dargoth
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quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

quote:
Originally posted by Dargoth
ideally Im looking for a day for each of the events



Umm, good luck.

-- George Krashos




Im only after a couple of dates not a blow by blow chronology of the whole trilogy

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Dargoth
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It looks like Paul has escaped from the Drow and rejoined us so Ill bump realmslore request to him!



Paul

Im currently putting together a Timeline of the Realms recent history (1372-1374)

http://forum.candlekeep.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7930

but unfortunately Wizards didnt date stamp most of the novels, including yours.

There are a number of events in your novels that I need Realms dates for to add them to the Timeline and I was wondering if you could help me out

The events are

The date when Sojourner's Slaads used the Weave Tap in Skullport

The date Sojourner stole the Tower of Eclipse

the date when Sojourner caused the eclipse

The date Lolth started granting spells again

Thanks in advance

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PaulSKemp
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Posted - 07 Oct 2006 :  18:11:44  Show Profile  Visit PaulSKemp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dargoth,

We never pegged exact dates to the various events. The entire trilogy occurs in a short span of time in 1373 -- maybe early summer to early autumn. Sorry that I can't do much better.
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Dargoth
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quote:
Originally posted by PaulSKemp

Dargoth,

We never pegged exact dates to the various events. The entire trilogy occurs in a short span of time in 1373 -- maybe early summer to early autumn. Sorry that I can't do much better.



Hmmm I might have to come up with some unofficial dates for Cales trilogy then....

Any ideas on when Lolth started granting spells again?

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PaulSKemp
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quote:
Originally posted by Dargoth

Any ideas on when Lolth started granting spells again?



Dargoth,

I'm sorry to report that I don't know.
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Zanan
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All we need to know is that she grants spell again

Anyway, it would be a good idea if the Wizards could decide on a date regarding this, as the question comes up time and again, here and on the WizBoards.

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KnightErrantJR
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Hey Paul:

Absolutely loved Shadowbred, and it engendered a few questions, so I thought I would throw them out here.

Question number one, innocuous and inane as it might be, is this (Spoilers for Shadowbred): A few months ago, you mentioned Led Zepplin as giving you some inspiration. When I read Shadowbred, for some reason the feelings that Cale had for Mask reminded me of the Alice Cooper song "Stolen Prayer," and his encounter with Mask in the alley reminded me of "Nothing's Free." I was just wondering if you ever listened to Alice, or if you were familiar with the above mentioned songs.

Question number two, I was just wondering, as you seemed to touch on this on your blog, how writing this novel was different with the "Under one Roof" situation at WOTC with novels and sourcebooks, and specifically if you were privy to the "mega adventure" from next year. When Riven mentions Cyric being busy with something big, this was the first thing that came to mind.

Thanks Paul!

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PaulSKemp
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Posted - 16 Nov 2006 :  14:13:39  Show Profile  Visit PaulSKemp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by KnightErrantJR

Hey Paul:

Absolutely loved Shadowbred, and it engendered a few questions, so I thought I would throw them out here.

Question number one, innocuous and inane as it might be, is this (Spoilers for Shadowbred): A few months ago, you mentioned Led Zepplin as giving you some inspiration. When I read Shadowbred, for some reason the feelings that Cale had for Mask reminded me of the Alice Cooper song "Stolen Prayer," and his encounter with Mask in the alley reminded me of "Nothing's Free." I was just wondering if you ever listened to Alice, or if you were familiar with the above mentioned songs.

Question number two, I was just wondering, as you seemed to touch on this on your blog, how writing this novel was different with the "Under one Roof" situation at WOTC with novels and sourcebooks, and specifically if you were privy to the "mega adventure" from next year. When Riven mentions Cyric being busy with something big, this was the first thing that came to mind.

Thanks Paul!



KEjr,

I'm pleased you enjoyed the novel. I could not quite tell whether you did or didn't from your comments on the final chapters in the Book Club thread.

I have not heard those songs by Alice Cooper. Interesting that you raise AC, though -- on my drive home yesterday the eclectic radio station I listen to played "Only Women Bleed," which I had not heard in ages.

On the "under one roof" subject -- you know, I've never had much difficulty with conflict between games/novels, though that is perhaps due to the fact that I've never done an RSE before.

I have been privy to some of the details of the upcoming mega-adventure. I think (fingers crossed) that you're going to see some interesting references in it to some of the things from the Cale Trilogy (and I can say no more).
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TomCosta
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Paul, for whatever its worth, I just started Shadowbred and it's excellent. I found the prologue riveting. Most fantasy books, including FR books, have a decent storyline and fight scenes, but a good book that doesn't make. What makes it is believable characterization, and that prologue was amazing. Unfortunately, I can think of at least a dozen FR novels where the characters act like players in a real D&D game or a video game and not like real people thrown into a difficult situation, but only a few achieve the kind of characterization I think we should expect from professional writers. You're books have done so and you're work just gets better, so thank you for sharing your works with us.
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Zanan
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Vendui!

Just noted another thread over at the WizBoards (FR Magic, Deities ...) where someone asked what a chosen of Mask would look like. Now, to my knowledge, none has been officially created as yet, though one reply says that ... you guessed it ... Erevis is a Chosen of Mask. Would you view him as such ... or have him as a Chosen in your books?*

*Somehow this reminded me of The Mummy II and the scene in that wagon, just before the three rogues met Imhotep in "person": "this is cursed, that is cursed, there's a curse" As in: Hardly any half-decent novel character** gets away these days without being made or thought off as a Chosen of this or that deity.

** Obviously, Erevis is hardly "half-decent", but I would not view him as a Chosen.

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