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 Paul S Kemp
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Previous Page | Next Page
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic
Page: of 33

PaulSKemp
Forgotten Realms Author

804 Posts

Posted - 15 Aug 2007 :  15:12:07  Show Profile  Visit PaulSKemp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by khorne

Paul, is Cale going to gain more levels in the divine agent class? I read up on it in manual of the planes and noticed that Cale is going to get some nifty gift from Mask if he gains another level.



Khorne,

I honestly had not yet thought about it in those terms. Hmmm.

Of course, I'm not so sure a nifty gift from Mask is all that great of a thing....
Go to Top of Page

NiTessine
Seeker

Finland
34 Posts

Posted - 22 Aug 2007 :  22:54:50  Show Profile  Visit NiTessine's Homepage  Send NiTessine an ICQ Message Send NiTessine a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hello, Mr Kemp.

A question was raised on another gaming forum about a minor rule technicality pertaining to Erevis Cale, and I could not find an answer on the internet or through a cursory browse of the novels (And what splendid novels they are. I can't wait to get my mitts on Shadowstorm!). So, I ask here:

Are Erevis Cale's spells powered by the Weave or the Shadow Weave?

I notice that the stats you wrote up for him do not include the Shadow Weave Magic feat or any other note about him using the Shadow Weave. On the other hand, the novels strongly imply Shadow Weave. So, which is it?

http://nitessine.wordpress.com/
Worlds in a Handful of Dice
Go to Top of Page

Zanan
Senior Scribe

Germany
942 Posts

Posted - 22 Aug 2007 :  23:15:30  Show Profile  Visit Zanan's Homepage Send Zanan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Not wanting to precede Mr. Kemp, but while Mask is one of the gods who has the Darkness domain, most of the shadowy stuff described probably comes from the Shade template, rather than the shadow weave.
(In any case, Shadow Magic (Tome of Magic) is more stylish than Shadow Weave Magic ;-).)

Cave quid dicis, quando et cui!

G a wyrd swa hio scel!

In memory of Alura Durshavin.

Visit my "Homepage" to find A Guide to the Drow NPCs of Faern, Drow and non-Drow PrC and much more.

Edited by - Zanan on 22 Aug 2007 23:17:10
Go to Top of Page

PaulSKemp
Forgotten Realms Author

804 Posts

Posted - 23 Aug 2007 :  15:46:35  Show Profile  Visit PaulSKemp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by NiTessine

Hello, Mr Kemp.

A question was raised on another gaming forum about a minor rule technicality pertaining to Erevis Cale, and I could not find an answer on the internet or through a cursory browse of the novels (And what splendid novels they are. I can't wait to get my mitts on Shadowstorm!). So, I ask here:

Are Erevis Cale's spells powered by the Weave or the Shadow Weave?

I notice that the stats you wrote up for him do not include the Shadow Weave Magic feat or any other note about him using the Shadow Weave. On the other hand, the novels strongly imply Shadow Weave. So, which is it?



NiTessine,

The Weave, insofar as divine spells are powered by/draw from the Weave at all.

Edited by - PaulSKemp on 23 Aug 2007 15:47:02
Go to Top of Page

NiTessine
Seeker

Finland
34 Posts

Posted - 23 Aug 2007 :  16:14:53  Show Profile  Visit NiTessine's Homepage  Send NiTessine an ICQ Message Send NiTessine a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you for settling that. It was the interpretation I was in favour of.

Huh. I checked out our game store's website for an ETA on Shadowstorm and it says the trilogy is written by Richard Lee Byers. I must correct them when I go to my weekly defeat at the minis league.

http://nitessine.wordpress.com/
Worlds in a Handful of Dice
Go to Top of Page

Alisttair
Great Reader

Canada
3053 Posts

Posted - 06 Sep 2007 :  23:39:28  Show Profile  Visit Alisttair's Homepage  Click to see Alisttair's MSN Messenger address Send Alisttair a Private Message  Reply with Quote
OMG!!!! I am missing out on 2 MUST HAVE FR Novels....and the reason I don't have them???? NEVER EVER saw them in ANY visit to ALL book stores here in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada....are these books banned here or something or is it just that HOT??????? I'm grabbing one of the first copies at the bookstore(s) of new FR novels as I go once a week but never saw the new Cale books.....HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLP!!!! I will have to go look again :( i may have to purchase online......I cant believe this is happening...my collection is incomplete and not up to date *panicking*

Karsite Arcanar (Most Holy Servant of Karsus)

Anauria - Survivor State of Netheril as penned by me:
http://www.dmsguild.com/m/product/172023
Go to Top of Page

PaulSKemp
Forgotten Realms Author

804 Posts

Posted - 07 Sep 2007 :  11:08:39  Show Profile  Visit PaulSKemp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Alisttair

OMG!!!! I am missing out on 2 MUST HAVE FR Novels....and the reason I don't have them???? NEVER EVER saw them in ANY visit to ALL book stores here in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada....are these books banned here or something or is it just that HOT??????? I'm grabbing one of the first copies at the bookstore(s) of new FR novels as I go once a week but never saw the new Cale books.....HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLP!!!! I will have to go look again :( i may have to purchase online......I cant believe this is happening...my collection is incomplete and not up to date *panicking*



That's strange that they're not on shelves in your local bookstore. It seems the distribution channel gets a little iffy from time to time.

Anyway, I hope you can find them and that you enjoy them, Alisttair.
Go to Top of Page

Murray Leeder
Forgotten Realms Author

Canada
220 Posts

Posted - 07 Sep 2007 :  12:12:11  Show Profile  Visit Murray Leeder's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Try Fandom II on Laurier.

quote:
Originally posted by Alisttair

OMG!!!! I am missing out on 2 MUST HAVE FR Novels....and the reason I don't have them???? NEVER EVER saw them in ANY visit to ALL book stores here in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada....are these books banned here or something or is it just that HOT??????? I'm grabbing one of the first copies at the bookstore(s) of new FR novels as I go once a week but never saw the new Cale books.....HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLP!!!! I will have to go look again :( i may have to purchase online......I cant believe this is happening...my collection is incomplete and not up to date *panicking*

Go to Top of Page

Alisttair
Great Reader

Canada
3053 Posts

Posted - 07 Sep 2007 :  12:39:59  Show Profile  Visit Alisttair's Homepage  Click to see Alisttair's MSN Messenger address Send Alisttair a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Murray Leeder

Try Fandom II on Laurier.

quote:
Originally posted by Alisttair

OMG!!!! I am missing out on 2 MUST HAVE FR Novels....and the reason I don't have them???? NEVER EVER saw them in ANY visit to ALL book stores here in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada....are these books banned here or something or is it just that HOT??????? I'm grabbing one of the first copies at the bookstore(s) of new FR novels as I go once a week but never saw the new Cale books.....HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLP!!!! I will have to go look again :( i may have to purchase online......I cant believe this is happening...my collection is incomplete and not up to date *panicking*





Darnit....I was there about a month ago (I try to keep my expeditions to downtown Ottawa to a minimum)...at the time I thought the whole trilogy was scrapped or forgotten...I knew I should have stayed on the boards here to know what's going on...

Karsite Arcanar (Most Holy Servant of Karsus)

Anauria - Survivor State of Netheril as penned by me:
http://www.dmsguild.com/m/product/172023
Go to Top of Page

Murray Leeder
Forgotten Realms Author

Canada
220 Posts

Posted - 07 Sep 2007 :  17:09:27  Show Profile  Visit Murray Leeder's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I bought my copy of Shadowstorm there just the other day.
Go to Top of Page

Alisttair
Great Reader

Canada
3053 Posts

Posted - 07 Sep 2007 :  18:25:33  Show Profile  Visit Alisttair's Homepage  Click to see Alisttair's MSN Messenger address Send Alisttair a Private Message  Reply with Quote
CHAPTERS SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Karsite Arcanar (Most Holy Servant of Karsus)

Anauria - Survivor State of Netheril as penned by me:
http://www.dmsguild.com/m/product/172023
Go to Top of Page

khorne
Master of Realmslore

Finland
1071 Posts

Posted - 10 Sep 2007 :  14:31:02  Show Profile  Visit khorne's Homepage  Click to see khorne's MSN Messenger address Send khorne a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Paul, I believe you have mentioned that Rivalen is a good speaker. Is he good enough to talk himself out of trouble should his father learn that Rivalen murdered his wife? One would imagine that Telamont would be rather...pissed of about that and the fact that Rivalen used this to drive him into the arms of Shar.

The Most High does not strike me as someone who takes kindly to being manipulated.

If I were a ranger, I would pick NDA for my favorite enemy
Go to Top of Page

PaulSKemp
Forgotten Realms Author

804 Posts

Posted - 11 Sep 2007 :  11:48:56  Show Profile  Visit PaulSKemp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by khorne

Paul, I believe you have mentioned that Rivalen is a good speaker. Is he good enough to talk himself out of trouble should his father learn that Rivalen murdered his wife?


I suspect not.
Go to Top of Page

khorne
Master of Realmslore

Finland
1071 Posts

Posted - 12 Sep 2007 :  06:24:34  Show Profile  Visit khorne's Homepage  Click to see khorne's MSN Messenger address Send khorne a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by PaulSKemp

quote:
Originally posted by khorne

Paul, I believe you have mentioned that Rivalen is a good speaker. Is he good enough to talk himself out of trouble should his father learn that Rivalen murdered his wife?


I suspect not.

Oooh. I smell family drama.

If I were a ranger, I would pick NDA for my favorite enemy
Go to Top of Page

Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
Great Reader

USA
7106 Posts

Posted - 12 Sep 2007 :  22:30:31  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hello Mr. Kemp,

I wondered in a different thread about how Larajin hasn't been mentioned in either the Erevis Cale books or the Twilight War series so far (although I haven't yet finished book 2). I was just wondering if Erevis Cale had any thoughts about her at all? I figure it must be strange to learn that the maid he once ordered around turned out to be the child of his best friend--and not only that, Larajin seemed to have been excepted by the Uskevren family with open arms at the end of the Lord of Stormweather novel.

I was just wondering because I like Larajin, think she's a brave soul, and it seems likely that Cale might have acquired some kind of respect for her.

Take care,

RF

"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."
--Richard Greene (letter to Time)
Go to Top of Page

PaulSKemp
Forgotten Realms Author

804 Posts

Posted - 14 Sep 2007 :  15:03:55  Show Profile  Visit PaulSKemp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rinonalyrna Fathomlin



I was just wondering because I like Larajin, think she's a brave soul, and it seems likely that Cale might have acquired some kind of respect for her.

Take care,

RF



RF,

I agree with you. I think Cale would and has come to respect her, though I imagine the process would have been a bit bumpy at first.

As for why she hasn't appeared, the answer is pretty mundane. I've got only so many pages and words with which to work. What and who appears and how is just a matter of prioritizing within that limitation. For the time being, Larajin has gotten the silent treatment on-screen (as did Talbot, for that matter) because I thought other scenes and characters more important to the story and themes of the Twilight War. These are tough choices to make (especially since I like all the Uskevrens as characters), but you've got to make them or you get a meandering narrative with people jumping in and out of the storyline to no real purpose. For most readers, the cast is already pretty big.

Honestly, it's been a challenge as is covering all the bases I want to cover in The Twilight War without running way over word count. My editor has been pretty forgiving on that score, but only so many words can get on a mmpb page without requiring a reader to read with a magnifying glass.

Paul
Go to Top of Page

Jamallo Kreen
Master of Realmslore

USA
1537 Posts

Posted - 14 Sep 2007 :  20:21:18  Show Profile  Visit Jamallo Kreen's Homepage Send Jamallo Kreen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well met!

I've started on the second Ervis novel, and among many other questions, I am curious as to the origins of "dark" and "dark and empty." While they apparently come from I Ching, who first thought to use them as Realms oaths? Are they common outside Maskarran circles?

I have a mouth, but I am in a library and must not scream.


Feed the poor and stroke your ego, too: http://www.freerice.com/index.php.

Go to Top of Page

PaulSKemp
Forgotten Realms Author

804 Posts

Posted - 14 Sep 2007 :  20:43:32  Show Profile  Visit PaulSKemp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jamallo Kreen

Well met!

I've started on the second Ervis novel, and among many other questions, I am curious as to the origins of "dark" and "dark and empty." While they apparently come from I Ching, who first thought to use them as Realms oaths? Are they common outside Maskarran circles?



Jamallo,

Those oaths originate with Ed and were established as common Sembian oaths in the Sembia series bible, which was distributed to the authors of the Sembia series. Ed explained their origin in one of his scrolls, perhaps in 2005 (I think). If memory serves, they arose as they did in Sembia primarily as a descriptive oath describing a treasure chest devoid of coins (a terrible thing for a Sembian ). Such a chest is both dark and empty. Curses!

Over time, that descriptive use of the oath gave way to a more generally applicable curse.

Paul

Edited by - PaulSKemp on 15 Sep 2007 01:07:15
Go to Top of Page

Jamallo Kreen
Master of Realmslore

USA
1537 Posts

Posted - 14 Sep 2007 :  20:55:33  Show Profile  Visit Jamallo Kreen's Homepage Send Jamallo Kreen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ha ha! How amusing. One wonders how many Sembian hoards have been rendered "dark and empty" by the followers of Mask?!



I have a mouth, but I am in a library and must not scream.


Feed the poor and stroke your ego, too: http://www.freerice.com/index.php.

Go to Top of Page

Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
Great Reader

USA
7106 Posts

Posted - 15 Sep 2007 :  01:31:08  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by PaulSKemp
I agree with you. I think Cale would and has come to respect her, though I imagine the process would have been a bit bumpy at first.

As for why she hasn't appeared, the answer is pretty mundane. I've got only so many pages and words with which to work. What and who appears and how is just a matter of prioritizing within that limitation. For the time being, Larajin has gotten the silent treatment on-screen (as did Talbot, for that matter) because I thought other scenes and characters more important to the story and themes of the Twilight War. These are tough choices to make (especially since I like all the Uskevrens as characters), but you've got to make them or you get a meandering narrative with people jumping in and out of the storyline to no real purpose. For most readers, the cast is already pretty big.

Honestly, it's been a challenge as is covering all the bases I want to cover in The Twilight War without running way over word count. My editor has been pretty forgiving on that score, but only so many words can get on a mmpb page without requiring a reader to read with a magnifying glass.

Paul



Understandable. Thanks for the explanation. For the record, none of the characters (or plot elements for that matter) I've come across so far in the Twilight War series feel extraneous.

"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."
--Richard Greene (letter to Time)
Go to Top of Page

KnightErrantJR
Great Reader

USA
5399 Posts

Posted - 15 Sep 2007 :  02:08:34  Show Profile  Visit KnightErrantJR's Homepage Send KnightErrantJR a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, that answers my question about Talbot . . .

But I understand the story is definitely "bigger" than a family reunion, as much as I'd like to see such.

"Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder."--Saint Thomas Aquinas

http://knighterrantjr.blogspot.com/

Go to Top of Page

Jamallo Kreen
Master of Realmslore

USA
1537 Posts

Posted - 05 Oct 2007 :  00:31:07  Show Profile  Visit Jamallo Kreen's Homepage Send Jamallo Kreen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm now in the third book of the first Erevis Cale trilogy and just read the physical description of Vhostim (sp?). Would someone who's read the whole shebang please tell me if we ever learn what species the Sojourner is (or started as, at least)?


I have a mouth, but I am in a library and must not scream.


Feed the poor and stroke your ego, too: http://www.freerice.com/index.php.

Go to Top of Page

Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
Great Reader

USA
7106 Posts

Posted - 06 Oct 2007 :  06:25:12  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jamallo Kreen

I'm now in the third book of the first Erevis Cale trilogy and just read the physical description of Vhostim (sp?). Would someone who's read the whole shebang please tell me if we ever learn what species the Sojourner is (or started as, at least)?





He's a githvyrik (sp?) which is a special type of creature related to githzerai and githyanki.

"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."
--Richard Greene (letter to Time)
Go to Top of Page

Jamallo Kreen
Master of Realmslore

USA
1537 Posts

Posted - 06 Oct 2007 :  19:54:54  Show Profile  Visit Jamallo Kreen's Homepage Send Jamallo Kreen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rinonalyrna Fathomlin

quote:
Originally posted by Jamallo Kreen

I'm now in the third book of the first Erevis Cale trilogy and just read the physical description of Vhostim (sp?). Would someone who's read the whole shebang please tell me if we ever learn what species the Sojourner is (or started as, at least)?





He's a githvyrik (sp?) which is a special type of creature related to githzerai and githyanki.



Thank you. That explains a lot about his shenanigans.


I have a mouth, but I am in a library and must not scream.


Feed the poor and stroke your ego, too: http://www.freerice.com/index.php.

Go to Top of Page

khorne
Master of Realmslore

Finland
1071 Posts

Posted - 08 Oct 2007 :  10:22:32  Show Profile  Visit khorne's Homepage  Click to see khorne's MSN Messenger address Send khorne a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I must admit you tricked me, Paul. When Mask told Erevis that Cale would help him retrieve something that Mask had lost, I immediately thought that it was the portfolio of Intrigue that Cyric had stolen.

If I were a ranger, I would pick NDA for my favorite enemy
Go to Top of Page
Page: of 33 Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
Previous Page | Next Page
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
Candlekeep Forum © 1999-2017 Candlekeep.com Go To Top Of Page
Snitz Forums 2000