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Dargoth
Great Reader

Australia
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Posted - 16 Apr 2004 :  08:30:06  Show Profile  Visit Dargoth's Homepage Send Dargoth a Private Message
Yeah 2006 would be perfect timing for an updated FRC

Alot of the novel series will have concluded in 2006

RAS latest Drizzt trilogy which concludes this year (The recent history for the Silver Marches may need a rewrite)

Richard Bakers Last Mythral trilogy will finish in 2006

Thomas Reids Scion of Arrabar trology will finish in 2005

Richard Lee Byers Year of Rogue Dragons trilogy will finish in 2006

The War of the Spider Queen series will have concluded in 2005

Lisa Smedmans House of Serpents trilogy will finish in 2006

(plus Paul Kemps trilogy and alot of one off novels like the Class series will have been written by 2006)

Hmm alot of the series are going to whined up in 05-06 (I guess the Wotc novel department must have been pretty busy churning out contracts in 2002-03)

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Faraer
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Posted - 16 Apr 2004 :  14:52:56  Show Profile  Visit Faraer's Homepage Send Faraer a Private Message
quote:
Oh, I’m so BAD.
There's nothing so bad that it can't be forgiven, son.
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Blueblade
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USA
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Posted - 16 Apr 2004 :  15:06:05  Show Profile  Visit Blueblade's Homepage Send Blueblade a Private Message
Ya know, I'm getting the feeling she doesn't WANT to be forgiven. :} (Looks at ceiling, and tells it: Punished, yes. Why do I see whips? And if I'm wrong, BOY am I gonna get whumped.)

I'm joking, people, don't swarm me. It's just: for me, The Hooded One defines "saucy."

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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 16 Apr 2004 :  15:12:37  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Why, Blueblade, don't go! :}
The whips are right here, and I'm right here, too.
And, b'jove, I believe you've judged me rightly. Forgive me whenever you want...as long as it's (breathy whisper) after I've begged you to.
But (ahem) this thread IS for questions for Ed, so unless you want to ask him about rituals of Loviatar...
THO

Edited by - The Hooded One on 16 Apr 2004 15:14:07
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Kuje
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Posted - 16 Apr 2004 :  17:47:26  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
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

Why, Blueblade, don't go! :}
The whips are right here, and I'm right here, too.
And, b'jove, I believe you've judged me rightly. Forgive me whenever you want...as long as it's (breathy whisper) after I've begged you to.
But (ahem) this thread IS for questions for Ed, so unless you want to ask him about rituals of Loviatar...
THO



Would be interested in such rituals :)

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Wooly Rupert
Master of Mischief
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Posted - 16 Apr 2004 :  17:52:17  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

Why, Blueblade, don't go! :}
The whips are right here, and I'm right here, too.
And, b'jove, I believe you've judged me rightly. Forgive me whenever you want...as long as it's (breathy whisper) after I've begged you to.
But (ahem) this thread IS for questions for Ed, so unless you want to ask him about rituals of Loviatar...
THO



Ah, Lady Hooded One, you enjoy teasing us, don't you?

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Dargoth
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Australia
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Posted - 17 Apr 2004 :  00:00:37  Show Profile  Visit Dargoth's Homepage Send Dargoth a Private Message
Got another couple of questions for Ed

Whats going on at Dragonspear castle hese days? Are all the Devils now gone or have hey gone into hiding is the portal still open?

Also Demon lords seem to be quite active in the FR (Orcus in the Cold Lands and GRazzt kidnapping Waukeen) but not much has been said about Arch Devils, Have the Arch Devils been active in the FR and if so can you provide some info?

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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 17 Apr 2004 :  18:54:52  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Of COURSE I do, Wooly. Just remember...I'm teasing myself just as hard.
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Wooly Rupert
Master of Mischief
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Posted - 18 Apr 2004 :  03:34:56  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

Of COURSE I do, Wooly. Just remember...I'm teasing myself just as hard.



Perhaps so, lovely Lady Hooded One, but I'm thinking you're having more effect on us males.

Another question for Ed, a quick and simple one, this time:

How common are chariots in the Realms?

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Kuje
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Posted - 18 Apr 2004 :  03:44:22  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
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert
Another question for Ed, a quick and simple one, this time:

How common are chariots in the Realms?


Alicia of the Moonshae's had one before she rose to become Queen. :) She was riding it in book one of the 2nd Moonshae trilogy......

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Metis
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Posted - 18 Apr 2004 :  03:46:53  Show Profile  Visit Metis's Homepage Send Metis a Private Message
I also recall that Alustriel used a flying chariot of some sort in one of Bob Salvatore's Drizzt novels. I believe it was at the battle of Mithral Hall when the drow swarmed up and that filthy dwarf Thistledown Pwent did some disturbing things with ancient devices.
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Kuje
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Posted - 18 Apr 2004 :  03:52:54  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
quote:
Originally posted by Metis

I also recall that Alustriel used a flying chariot of some sort in one of Bob Salvatore's Drizzt novels. I believe it was at the battle of Mithral Hall when the drow swarmed up and that filthy dwarf Thistledown Pwent did some disturbing things with ancient devices.



Wasn't that a Chariot of Susterre (SP? I butchered that word!) or a magical item that is like that Chariot......

For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet and excite you... Books are full of the things that you don't get in real life - wonderful, lyrical language, for instance, right off the bat. - Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

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Shadowlord
Master of Realmslore

USA
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Posted - 18 Apr 2004 :  03:56:18  Show Profile  Visit Shadowlord's Homepage  Send Shadowlord an AOL message Send Shadowlord a Private Message
The name was Thwibbledorf or somesuch, don't ask me, I never could get it either... A small question for the Hooded One, not Ed! (Amazing, isn't it? )

If you could have your PC's visit an outer plane, what would it be? One of the Fiendish or Celestial, or maybe one of the Nuetral?

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 18 Apr 2004 :  04:18:25  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message
Well, that means that there's at least a couple of chariots in the Realms... But I was looking for an overall thing. You can buy a cart anywhere, and a carriage in most larger cities, but I only recall one specific reference to a place where chariots are sold. That's why I was wondering how common they were throughout the Realms.

And in case anyone is wondering why I ask this, back in the days of 2nd edition, I played a minotaur warrior. I figured that at 500 pounds, he was far too heavy to ride a horse, so I decided to buy him a chariot. Since that minotaur is in a short story I'm working on, I decided I should see how common chariots really are.

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Sarta
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Posted - 18 Apr 2004 :  08:13:58  Show Profile Send Sarta a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by kuje31
Wasn't that a Chariot of Susterre (SP? I butchered that word!) or a magical item that is like that Chariot......



There was also a variation of Chariot of Sustarre used by followers of Silvanus called Death Chariot that is written up in Faiths and Avatars.

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Bakra
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Posted - 18 Apr 2004 :  21:51:54  Show Profile Send Bakra a Private Message
Good day to Ed and The Hooded One, thanks again to both of you for providing us with all of this wonderful information that will help settle old bets or maybe should I say help enhance the flavor of the game! I also like to bid a fond farewell to Mr. Printer who has served me well over the past 5 years; he will be missed …right until I get this new one working.
Now in the Realms it seems to be the year of the scaleykind, with dragons going rogue and yu-tian getting their own novel…so my questions are going to be scale related. I was always interested in the happenings in Lizard Marsh south of Waterdeep. The lizard folk tribe has been kind of sort of covered over the years and received an update in the new campaign book. Assuming you can talk about them… I want to know is how advanced are they? Some information says they are slightly above normal lizard folk and another source says they are advanced for lizard folk. When it comes to technological level I think they are past Stone Age technology; this could have been achieved through trade and the exposure to other advance cultures. (Or maybe they have gone through a Lizard folk Renaissance.) And since an advance in some societies means a change of religion, it seems to reason they have gone past a primitive religion using shamans. A good example of this is their leader who has some levels in Champion of Talos. I also read the snippet about the Portal on the Wizards website and it mentions them eating sentient creatures like humans. Personally I think this is just a rumor to keep others out of the swamp. But overall that is just me….
This next pair of questions is still lizard/dragon related and it involves the past. To be more specific what can you inform us about the ‘Year of the Sighing Serpent’ (1289) and ‘Year of the Ormserpent’ (1295)? <And what is an ormserpent?> A simple brief sentence or three would help since there is no mention in the books.
My final question is for The Hooded One, I assume over the past years in the month of October you have had Halloween themed games…be it horror or costume ball adventure…so tell us about one! Please please please!

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I hope Candlekeep continues to be the friendly forum of fellow Realms-lovers that it has always been, as we all go through this together. If you don’t want to move to the “new” Realms, that doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with either you or the “old” Realms. Goodness knows Candlekeep, and the hearts of its scribes, are both big enough to accommodate both. If we want them to be.
(Strikes dramatic pose, raises sword to gleam in the sunset, and hopes breeches won’t fall down.)
Enough for now. The Realms lives! I have spoken! Ale and light wines half price, served by a smiling Storm Silverhand fetchingly clad in thigh-high boots and naught else! Ahem . .
So saith Ed. <snip>
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Alathayn
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Germany
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Posted - 19 Apr 2004 :  16:24:42  Show Profile  Visit Alathayn's Homepage Send Alathayn a Private Message
Well met,
I've got another question, and it is realated to scalykind as well!
I allways liked Set from the Mulhorandi Pantheon. I've got a lot of questions regarding him, but because I hope that at least one or two of them will be covered in the upcomming "Serpent Kindoms", I'll only ask one, that I'm sure of, that it won't be covered to soon elsewere:
Well, it's well known that the Thayans are descendants of the Mulhorandi and they fought a number of wars against them. Wouldn't this make them ideal worshipers to Set, if not from past times, at least now, that Set looks out for followers outside of Mulhorand? Set's alignment and dogma fit quite well into the Red Wizards and though I think that they despise the other Mulhorandian goods, this would make them only better for the worship of Set.
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Krafus
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Posted - 20 Apr 2004 :  15:08:30  Show Profile  Visit Krafus's Homepage  Send Krafus an AOL message Send Krafus a Private Message
Been rereading the FRCS and came up with some questions for Ed concerning Raumathar.

Just what were the Raumathari battle-wizards? Wizards trained for combat, or dual-classed wizard/fighters? How were they organized, what were their tactics, and what magical items did they use most often? What were the typical levels of the rank-and-file and the leaders? Could one make Raumathari battle-wizard a prestige class?

Whew! Thanks for your time (THO and Ed both).
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 20 Apr 2004 :  22:15:10  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
'Lo, everyone. The brief Ed silence is due to his finishing his taxes (due April 30th up in Canada) whilst typing up new chapters of the Waterdeep novel with the other hand. :}
He'll be back very soon, he tells me...
THO
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Finglas Leaflock
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Posted - 20 Apr 2004 :  23:13:40  Show Profile Send Finglas Leaflock a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

'Lo, everyone. The brief Ed silence is due to his finishing his taxes (due April 30th up in Canada) whilst typing up new chapters of the Waterdeep novel with the other hand. :}
He'll be back very soon, he tells me...
THO



That's good news, wish him success with both (taxes and writing). The scary thing is, I can't tell if you're exaggerating; I wouldn't bet against him really being able to do that!
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Bakra
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Tell him to take all the time he needs. The Tax-Master would get upset if Ed didn't turn in his taxes before the due date.

I hope Candlekeep continues to be the friendly forum of fellow Realms-lovers that it has always been, as we all go through this together. If you don’t want to move to the “new” Realms, that doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with either you or the “old” Realms. Goodness knows Candlekeep, and the hearts of its scribes, are both big enough to accommodate both. If we want them to be.
(Strikes dramatic pose, raises sword to gleam in the sunset, and hopes breeches won’t fall down.)
Enough for now. The Realms lives! I have spoken! Ale and light wines half price, served by a smiling Storm Silverhand fetchingly clad in thigh-high boots and naught else! Ahem . .
So saith Ed. <snip>
love to all,
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Dargoth
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Australia
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Posted - 21 Apr 2004 :  00:57:25  Show Profile  Visit Dargoth's Homepage Send Dargoth a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

'Lo, everyone. The brief Ed silence is due to his finishing his taxes (due April 30th up in Canada) whilst typing up new chapters of the Waterdeep novel with the other hand. :}
He'll be back very soon, he tells me...
THO



I told him to just get El to bring a Cleric of Waukeen back with him the next time he comes to visit and let the Cleric work on his tax return

It will free up Eds time (and probably get him a bigger Tax refund)

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George Krashos
Master of Realmslore

Australia
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That reminds me of something I saw years ago on the Web. A document titled:

Canadian Tax Return

Q1. How much did you earn in this financial year? __________

Send it to us.

-- George Krashos

"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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Shadowlord
Master of Realmslore

USA
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Posted - 21 Apr 2004 :  04:55:19  Show Profile  Visit Shadowlord's Homepage  Send Shadowlord an AOL message Send Shadowlord a Private Message
Hmmm, sounds like life here in the U.S. as well.


Q1. How much is your yearly salary? _________

You are required to send 150% of said total to the United States Government to buy Governor Rowland another summer home.



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"Nature is governed by certain immutable rules. By virtue of claw and fang, the lion will always triumph over the goat.Given time, the pounding of the sea will wear away the stone. And when dark elves mingle with the lighter races, the offspring invariably take after the dark parent. It is all much the same. That which is greater shall prevail. Our numbers increase steadily, both through birth and conquest. The dark elves are the dominant race, so ordained by the gods." Ka'Narlist of the Ilythiiri.

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George Krashos
Master of Realmslore

Australia
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Posted - 21 Apr 2004 :  11:19:19  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message
You'll have to pardon the antipodean ignorance, but who is Governor Rowland?

-- George Krashos

P.S. For quasi-FR relevance, shouldn't Ed be using a host of El's spells to whisk his taxes into shape? The original Lhaeo would have been a dab hand at sorting out income tax returns methinks. I pity the poor tax dodgers in Tethyr ...

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