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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 22 Nov 2004 :  15:08:22  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hello, all. Ed reports that this year's Spin A Yarn is half-done, and will very soon be sent to Mary-Liz for editing. In his words: "The usual romp fun, but I tried to make it a more serious story, too - - DESPITE the best efforts of Realms fans at the seminar."
love to all,
THO

Edited by - The Hooded One on 22 Nov 2004 15:22:38
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Posted - 22 Nov 2004 :  15:49:29  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage  Click to see Alaundo's MSN Messenger address Send Alaundo a Private Message
Well met

My word, Ed, thy fingers must be raw after that response ..and what a response it is too. Thank ye kindly for clearing that subject up

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The Hooded One
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Posted - 23 Nov 2004 :  01:50:50  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Alaundo, Ed says you're VERY welcome, and as long as he has time, he'll keep the Realmslore coming.

To The Blind Ranger from yes, this Hooded Lady, in response to thy query: one of the most frequent ‘mysterious happenings’ I was referring to was small intriguing objects appearing in our Knights’ chambers in the Twisted Tower. I now know what I long suspected: that Elminster had drawn sigils in most rooms of that fortress, and could teleport objects to them with ease.
Said objects often included maps, keys, and other ‘necessary for an adventure’ items, or things that goaded us into prying where we otherwise wouldn’t have.
Sneaky, sneaky Ed.
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mauricio
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Posted - 23 Nov 2004 :  22:24:52  Show Profile  Visit mauricio's Homepage  Click to see mauricio's MSN Messenger address Send mauricio a Private Message
Hello Ed and thanks much for the reply about the Lady's College. I know it was a while ago but I wanted to express my thanks anyway. Even with the NDAs it covered more than I was expecting, so I'm looking forward to whatever might be coming that will cover the NDAs. Your teasing worked just fine...

This time I want to ask something a bit different... I was asked to colaborate on a Brazilian website dedicated to the Realms and I was thinking about the possibility of translating some of the answers The Hooded One posted here to Portuguese... of course I will credit you, THO and Candlekeep.com, link back to the original topic and put all disclaimers and such, but still I wanted your authorization before doing such. Would that be possible?
Thanks again for the earlier replies.

Lady Hooded One and Alaundo, I'd want to have your "okays" too, if that is possible... I won't put this online without the approval of everyone involved, don't worry.

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Posted - 23 Nov 2004 :  23:19:20  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage  Click to see Alaundo's MSN Messenger address Send Alaundo a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by mauricio

This time I want to ask something a bit different... I was asked to colaborate on a Brazilian website dedicated to the Realms and I was thinking about the possibility of translating some of the answers The Hooded One posted here to Portuguese... of course I will credit you, THO and Candlekeep.com, link back to the original topic and put all disclaimers and such, but still I wanted your authorization before doing such. Would that be possible?
Thanks again for the earlier replies.

Lady Hooded One and Alaundo, I'd want to have your "okays" too, if that is possible... I won't put this online without the approval of everyone involved, don't worry.



Well met

I will contact thee privately on this matter, mauricio once I have spoken to Tethtoril

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The Hooded One
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Posted - 24 Nov 2004 :  01:33:28  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hello, all. Ed says this long-awaited lore reply may be of particular interest to both the Sage of Ann Arbor and the Master Baker:


Ranks of the Waterdeep City Guard and City Watch:
To outsiders, Watchmen come in three sorts: "patrolman" (male) or "patroljan" (female), "captain" (any officer controlling a patrol) and "commander" (any officer of higher rank).
In actual fact, the Watch has the following specific ranks, listed in order from lowly to exalted: blade, sword (equivalent to a sergeant), swordcaptain (patrol leader), rorden (in charge of a Watchpost or barracks, or either five or six patrols), orsar (envoy to guilds, citizen groups, noble families; also serves as prisoner escorts and in honor guards), guardsword (duty head for shifts patrolling the city docks and gates), commander ('officer of the shift'), and watchlord (the heads of the watch, usually three or four officers who hold special titles personally bestowed on them by Piergeiron). The Watch also has special offices (such as jailer, armorer, and horsemaster) that are held in addition to ranks.
To outsiders, the City Guard come in two sorts: "soldier" and "commander" (any officer).
The Guard actually has the following ranks, from lowest to highest: trusty, vigilant (sergeant), shieldlar (commander of a patrol or gauntlet [fighting or duty group, equivalent to what some real-world armies call a "squad"]), aumarr, valabrar, torsin (who make up the majority of VIP escorts, honor guards, and bodyguards), commander (equivalent to a general), and then specific superior ranks, such as Seneschal of Castle Waterdeep, Lord Defender of the Harbor, Lord of the North Towers, Lord of the South Towers, Lord Armorer (who also commands the quartermasters), Lord Hand (officer in charge of training, medical treatment, and liaison with the Watchful Order), and of course Lord's Champion, the personal bodyguard of the Open Lord.


So saith Ed. Who should have laid bare such secrets YEARS ago, this Knight says pointedly, remembering a certain embarrassing situation of mistaken ranks when she was trying to impersonate a member of the City Guard. And where, Master of the Greenwood, are the rank insignia or badges? So that say, player character adventurers can tell the rank of someone they're dueling or infuriating or yes, impersonating?
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THO
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Kuje
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Posted - 24 Nov 2004 :  06:22:57  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
Hi Ed,

Maybe you can clear this up since it keeps coming up. Can a Spellfire wielder who "uses" the Weave for spellfire also access the Shadow Weave or would Mystra deny that spellfire wielder the power to wield spellfire because the two magics, if you have the Shadow Weave Feat, don't work together and usually when you take that feat then you can't access Weave based magic.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 24 Nov 2004 :  06:48:46  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message
Hello again, my lovely Hooded playmate! I have another couple of queries for the esteemed Sage Greenwood.

In the most recent Nimbral article, a sentence caught my eye:

where a shattered skyship lies overgrown in the woods, atop a labyrinth of underground rooms built by a long-dead, mad Voyager archmage

What, pray tell, is meant by a "Voyager archmage"? Was he one of the first settlers from Halruaa, or does Voyager have some other meaning?

Also, in the old Realmspace supplement for Spelljammer, it mentioned Nimbral as a spelljamming port. Your articles didn't mention a single thing about spelljamming.... So, is Realmspace in error, or did you simply not choose to cover that?

Last, what does this refer to: "The Nimbral Lords ... remaining inside the enclave of Selpir that was for so long their prison."? Did I miss something, or is that an unexplored bit of lore?

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Garen Thal
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Posted - 24 Nov 2004 :  08:08:50  Show Profile  Visit Garen Thal's Homepage Send Garen Thal a Private Message
Spelljamming hasn't (to my knowledge) been mentioned in any 3E Realms product or article to date, and won't be. Whereas Spelljammer, like everything else 2E, made its way into the Realms, in 3E a lot of the meta-setting material--including both Planescape and Spelljammer--have been largly retconned out of FR. This isn't to say that this material is now useless or that people must change their games (though this is certainly more true of Spelljammer than Planescape stuff), only that it's no longer going to be stated outright in official coverage.

The "Voyagers" are indeed the followers of Leira who abandoned Halruaa (see paragraph 4, Part the Sixth, The Realm of Nimbral). A Voyager archmage would be an archmage that was a member of that first generation of settlers. Part Six also contains the answer to the Selpir question: "Brief strife marked the fall of the Church of Leira in Nimbral after the Time of Troubles as the hitherto all-powerful Priests of the Deceiver were slain or driven from the realm by the wizards they had subjugated for generations. (They had shut away the wizards in spell-workshops in the guarded enclave of Selpir, whose fortress towers also held Nimbrese driven mad by the constant deceptions)."
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Kuje
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Posted - 24 Nov 2004 :  08:13:25  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 Garen Thal

Spelljamming hasn't (to my knowledge) been mentioned in any 3E Realms product or article to date, and won't be. Whereas Spelljammer, like everything else 2E, made its way into the Realms, in 3E a lot of the meta-setting material--including both Planescape and Spelljammer--have been largly retconned out of FR. This isn't to say that this material is now useless or that people must change their games (though this is certainly more true of Spelljammer than Planescape stuff), only that it's no longer going to be stated outright in official coverage.


Not true since it's mentioned in the FRCS and Rich said about a month ago that Spelljammers and Spelljamming still exists in FR.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 24 Nov 2004 :  08:36:49  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Garen Thal

The "Voyagers" are indeed the followers of Leira who abandoned Halruaa (see paragraph 4, Part the Sixth, The Realm of Nimbral). A Voyager archmage would be an archmage that was a member of that first generation of settlers. Part Six also contains the answer to the Selpir question: "Brief strife marked the fall of the Church of Leira in Nimbral after the Time of Troubles as the hitherto all-powerful Priests of the Deceiver were slain or driven from the realm by the wizards they had subjugated for generations. (They had shut away the wizards in spell-workshops in the guarded enclave of Selpir, whose fortress towers also held Nimbrese driven mad by the constant deceptions)."



Ah, my bad. I shoulda checked the previous articles before questioning this, I suppose. Thank you!

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ericlboyd
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Posted - 24 Nov 2004 :  13:39:37  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message
The design approach I've been taking in 3e when covering a 2e Spelljammer reference is to dance around the topic without invalidating it. For an example, look at the write-up of the great swamp of Rethid (sp?) between Halruaa and Dambrath in "Serpent Kingdoms". For those who have FR15 - Gold & Glory, you know that the lizardmen in there are mercenaries flitting about Faerun in a captured Spelljammer and nothing I said contradicted that. For those that don't have the old products, you can play your game without worry / going "huh".

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Torkwaret
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Posted - 24 Nov 2004 :  13:50:35  Show Profile Send Torkwaret a Private Message
Dear Ed of the Greenwood !

I am preparing a large scale campaign involving many of the official merchant organizations of faerun. The problem is that I do not know the "colors" of any of those organizations. Could you please help me ?
I am especially interested in the colors of: Mechants League, Seven Suns, Trail Lords, Firehands and Iron Throne.

Thank you in advance !

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The Hooded One
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Posted - 25 Nov 2004 :  02:26:46  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hello, all.
mauricio, it’s fine with me and with Ed if you translate something he or I have posted here. However, it may of course not be fine with Alaundo, and we will both bow to his wishes, AND if may very much not be “all right” with Wizards of the Coast, the current copyright holder of the Realms. Ed has been participating in these forums ‘through me’ under his now-lapsed consultancy agreement by express permission of David Wise, who was a V-P of WotC when that agreement was drawn up, but is no longer employed by the company. Ed promoting the Realms is part of the original Realms purchase agreement from way back in 1986, but there’s a difference between “promoting” the Realms and “publishing” the Realms, and Ed tells me he feels it would be best for everyone involved if we got an ‘okay’ from someone (still) at WotC.
With that said, please understand that neither Ed nor I have any objection, so I’d say that paraphrasing our words and reporting our opinions (as opposed to detailed Realmslore) would be okay right now. Again, subject to Alaundo’s pleasure.

kuje31, Ed wanted me to reiterate that he’s not the right person to ask about official 3.5e games rules questions (he’d refer this one to Rich Baker), but if this arose in a situation where he was DM, Ed would not allow access to both Shadow Weave and Weave-based effects (including spellfire). In his words, that’s like the ‘greedy-greedy’ space soldier who wants to fire a matter-ray and an anti-matter ray at the same time. Nuh-uh.

And to all American scribes: Ed and I of course had our Thanksgiving a month ago, but we’re both having a huge turkey dinner again now to show friendship, support, and our own personal gluttony (in other words, thanks for the excuse to devour turkey).
love to all,
THO
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Kuje
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Posted - 25 Nov 2004 :  02:48:59  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
Eeep sorry Ed, didn't mean to put you on the spot or anything like that with that question... :(

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Posted - 25 Nov 2004 :  10:55:45  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage  Click to see Alaundo's MSN Messenger address Send Alaundo a Private Message
Well met

'tis no problem at all, mauricio. I merely wish to aid your task, as Tethtoril has been working away crazily on collating all Ed's posts here into categories. (of course, there is no chance on catching up on this mammoth task )

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Posted - 25 Nov 2004 :  11:00:46  Show Profile  Visit Bookwyrm's Homepage  Click to see Bookwyrm's MSN Messenger address Send Bookwyrm a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

And to all American scribes: Ed and I of course had our Thanksgiving a month ago, but we’re both having a huge turkey dinner again now to show friendship, support, and our own personal gluttony (in other words, thanks for the excuse to devour turkey).


Our pleasure, I'm sure.

Just stay away from the pumpkin cheese cake my father's going to make today. That's mine, all mine.

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Pumpkin cheese cake... *twitches* I, never, where...


Pumpkin Cheesecake!?

*Twitches again*

Where exactly do perversions like... I mean, where abouts at are such confections found?

Either way though, Today I get my triptophan fix, and try to cause myself to go into diabetic shock at the dessert table...

And brainstorm and take notes for a Harvest festival or two I have planned for the game on friday. Ed, got any interesting tidbits to throw my way about Heartlands Harvest Festivals? Attractions, dishes, religious involvement, etc.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 25 Nov 2004 :  14:38:47  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

And to all American scribes: Ed and I of course had our Thanksgiving a month ago, but we’re both having a huge turkey dinner again now to show friendship, support, and our own personal gluttony (in other words, thanks for the excuse to devour turkey).
love to all,
THO




And we all appreciate such a stunning and selfless display of friendship and support.

Happy Thanksgiving, my fellow scribes!

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The Hooded One
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Posted - 26 Nov 2004 :  03:45:06  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hello, all.
kuje, not to worry; Ed groaned and then laughed when he gave me that reply to pass on to you, so he wasn’t upset; he just doesn’t want to become a D&D rules spokesman because he KNOWS he’ll say the wrong thing too often.

Torkwaret, your request has been passed on to Ed, and I suspect he’ll reply when he can. Be aware that in my experiences as a player in the ‘home’ Realms campaign, most merchant organizations when ‘out on the trail’ don’t wear livery; they wear leather and homespun and other blend-in-with-the-landscape, appropriate working clothes, adorned with their badges (most of which have been printed in the rulebooks).

Capn Charlie, Ed makes swift reply to you:


I haven’t time to say anything definitive, I’m afraid, so I’ll settle for a few running notes: most places in the Heartlands celebrate harvest festivals after the harvest has been ‘brought in’ (and processed for winter storage, so beforehand there may be as much as a tenday of threshing and milling, or pickling, or salting away in barrels, and so on). Prayers are given to Talos for refraining from not utterly wiping out crops with his furies (except in years when weather HAS wiped out entire crops), prayers are offered to Malar for success in hunting vermin that prey on harvested edibles, and in success in ‘the forewinter hunts’ (wherein a concerted effort is made, in multi-day large-muster expeditions, to go out, ‘beat’ woods and swamps and wilderland caverns to ‘flush out’ wolves, owlbears, and other creatures that will become dangerous prowling predators in the coldest months), and prayers are offered most importantly to Chauntea for her bounty.
These of course culminate in a feast, usually accompanied by much drinking, and in some cases by copulation in the furrows of tilled land to ‘ensure’ fertility of the land in the growing season to come (next year).
. . .

[Note from The Hooded One: well, Capn, THAT ought to spice up your Friday game. Is it an, ahem, ‘full roleplaying’ occasion? ]

. . .
Some hamlets and villages celebrate rites similar to ‘the Stag Lass’ celebrations published in one of my New Adventures of Volo DRAGON columns. In most places, however, any debauchery arises informally out of the feast-time drinking (though such informal 'celebrations' may occur every year).

[THO commenteth: ]

In many communities, a local lord or local temple will roast whole beasts (oxen and large boars and stags are favourites) and prepare and serve a grand feast for the poorest folk (the aged, infirm, beggars, disabled, and ‘maze-minded’ [crazies]) in the community, for all children, and for all servants and apprentices. In other words, ‘the lowly.’ Sometimes presents are given, but (unlike those often given at other festivals of the year) these are never toys or frivolities: they are winter cloaks, boots, knives, gloves, blankets, and other ‘useful in winter’ items.
Harvests are when ‘good years’ of ales and wines and spirits are recalled, and colourful tales retold about brewers, vintners, distillers, and infamous drunkards. In rural areas, good or clever or eccentric farmers are venerated in the same way, and tales of past harvest ‘doings’ are related.
The vermin hunts, however, are usually the most socially exciting events, involving everyone from gangs of lads with rakes forcing rats out of barn lofts into the jaws of waiting and assembled dogs to most of the men of a village taking to the forest in a huge warband to slay owlbears.



So saith Ed. Who is now, he tells me, once more first-aid certified (and aching all over from two days of doing CPR on dummies, lifting and rolling and carrying both small and shapely librarians and huge hulky hairy gravel pit operators all over the place, and sitting on some of the most uncomfortable chairs known to man). He also informs me that the notorious ‘Beer Can Chicken’ recipe (for those not in the know, it involves rude contact between a beheaded beer can and a chicken that’s placed atop it, for cooking) can admirably be transformed into Ale Keg Turkey (said ‘kegs’ being the LARGE metal beer can sort, not classic wooden-with-hoops kegs). Myself, I’ll stick to more traditional methods of turkey preparation, but this approach must work because Ed was: 1. still alive to tell me about it, and 2. not in an emergency ward, but at home and quite comfy.
love to all,
THO
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Many Thanks, once more, Ed, and THO.

And about the "Beer Can Chicken" recipe, I prefer to leave the can closed, that way the shrapnel tenderizes the bird. And because I like explosions. But, uh, mostly to tenderize the bird, yeah, that's it...

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Torkwaret
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Dear Lady Hooded One

Indeed, the merchant caravan guards in my campaigns wear clothes as utilitarian as possible. I need the liveries because sometimes the wagons are adorned with them but mostly for the guards and personnel in the guildhouses.

P.S what's with the badges ? I never seen them in any product (I have a knack for missing entire lines of text and illustrations however... )

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Hail and Well met!

quote:

In many communities, a local lord or local temple will roast whole beasts (oxen and large boars and stags are favourites) and prepare and serve a grand feast for the poorest folk


Folk after my own heathen heart!!!!

Pray tell, do they [i]ritually
spill the animals blood before carving it up for the feast? Or is it all sanitized, divorced and alienated a la The Feast of Saints?

Also, are specific cuts reserved for specific people, eg. the lord and his kin get the loin, the community troublemakers get the rump, etc.? And what portion, if any, do the gods get? The head and hide? The loin?

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The Hooded One
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Torkwaret,
In the very first Forgotten Realms boxed set (also known as the “Old Gray Box” or “FR0,” published in 1987), page 63 of the “Cyclopedia of the Realms” booklet displays an entire column filled with the banners and trailglyphs of six major trading organizations: the Seven Suns, Thousandheads, and Dragoneye Dealing costers, the Trueshield Trading and Six Coffers Market priakos, and the Iron Throne.
These were reprinted on pages 100 and 101 of the “A Grand Tour of the Realms” booklet in the 2nd Edition Realms boxed set, with updated and augmented information.
They are, of course, under WotC copyright, and in any case both Ed and I lack any means of transmitting images to Candlekeep.
My notes have turned up one instance of ‘colours’ being used. We Knights once observed several warriors standing guard over some wagons in Scornubel, and both the sides of the wagons and the cloaks of the guards displayed two adjoining vertical stripes of orange (on the left) and brown (on the right). We never followed this up, however, so of course Ed told us nothing more (Scornubel can be a place of wild distractions).
THO
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Posted - 27 Nov 2004 :  18:02:53  Show Profile  Visit Ardashir's Homepage Send Ardashir a Private Message
Something I've wondered about ever since reading Mister Greenwood's great _Volo's Guide_ series; Volo spends a lot of times writing about/visiting 'festhalls' in just about every place he visits. Just what is a festhall? They sound something like a cross between a private club, a casino, and a brothel from the write-ups, or am I reading them wrong?
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