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Apprentice
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Posted - 18 Nov 2015 :  18:10:38  Show Profile Send Apprentice a Private Message
Hello, Ed and The Hooded One.
I would like to ask a few question, if you please.

1. What about a final fate following members (listed in the Volo's Guide to the North) the Arcane Brotherhood?
Jaluth "Snakeface" Alaerth
Ornar of the Claw
Deltagar Zelhund
Galarth Ultashund
Alatha Sonsybal
In the Lords of Darkness was a bit of information about what happened to them after their escape from the Hosttower, but in future they do not make an appearance in any published material, as far as I know.

2. About the Twisted Rune. Exept Khelben, anyone Chosen ever have any sort personal contact with Runemasters?

Sorry for my very poor English.



Edited by - Apprentice on 18 Nov 2015 18:22:01
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JohnLynch
Learned Scribe

Australia
182 Posts

Posted - 19 Nov 2015 :  03:45:53  Show Profile Send JohnLynch a Private Message
I'm reading Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide and it feels like the writing style is trying hard to replicate Ed's writing style. Did Ed actually contribute anything to this book directly? (I don't see him listed as a direct contributor to this book in the credits so I'm assuming it's simply others mimicing the style).
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The Masked Mage
Master of Realmslore

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Posted - 19 Nov 2015 :  06:20:43  Show Profile  Send The Masked Mage an AOL message  Click to see The Masked Mage's MSN Messenger address Send The Masked Mage a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Apprentice

Hello, Ed and The Hooded One.
I would like to ask a few question, if you please.

1. What about a final fate following members (listed in the Volo's Guide to the North) the Arcane Brotherhood?
Jaluth "Snakeface" Alaerth
Ornar of the Claw
Deltagar Zelhund
Galarth Ultashund
Alatha Sonsybal
In the Lords of Darkness was a bit of information about what happened to them after their escape from the Hosttower, but in future they do not make an appearance in any published material, as far as I know.

2. About the Twisted Rune. Exept Khelben, anyone Chosen ever have any sort personal contact with Runemasters?

Sorry for my very poor English.




Your English is fine - better than most, tbh, and that's a very nice question for a newcomer. Welcomes
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Khaelieth
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Posted - 19 Nov 2015 :  13:19:39  Show Profile  Visit Khaelieth's Homepage Send Khaelieth a Private Message
Hello, THO and Ed!

I was wondering how High Lords of Loudwater are elected (if they are), what kind of government Loudwater has, and how it functions. The time frame is 2nd and 3rd edition, so 1358-1374, approximately.

Also known on other forums as ChazSexington, Kusghuul, and Claudius.
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Irennan
Great Reader

Italy
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Posted - 19 Nov 2015 :  17:51:02  Show Profile Send Irennan a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by JohnLynch

I'm reading Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide and it feels like the writing style is trying hard to replicate Ed's writing style. Did Ed actually contribute anything to this book directly? (I don't see him listed as a direct contributor to this book in the credits so I'm assuming it's simply others mimicing the style).



Ed did some unoffical consulting for the book, as far as I know.

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Hoihe
Acolyte

Hungary
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Posted - 21 Nov 2015 :  14:27:07  Show Profile Send Hoihe a Private Message
What exactly are Divine Seekers?

Are they like Rangers/Paladins/Divine Champions/Hospitallers?

Are they just some guy who worships and serves a god, but doesn't get anything major in return?

Does Sehanine have a developed structure for Divine Seekers?
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xaeyruudh
Master of Realmslore

USA
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Posted - 22 Nov 2015 :  08:03:33  Show Profile  Visit xaeyruudh's Homepage Send xaeyruudh a Private Message
Thanks Ed for your live DMing show tonight!

Were there any changes to Ahghairon's tower, as a result of either the Spellplague or the intervening years? Is it still impenetrable as of 1490 DR? NDA?
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xaeyruudh
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USA
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Posted - 27 Nov 2015 :  05:59:54  Show Profile  Visit xaeyruudh's Homepage Send xaeyruudh a Private Message
Happy Thanksgiving to whomever is celebrating it!

I wonder if I could bother Ed for a few words/names. I'm looking to make a few tauric creatures for a revamp of the H1-H4 series (thanks to Shadowsoul for the idea; I'm having fun with it), and they should have appropriate names.

The first is a dwarf matched to a bear, wolverine, or badger... I'm torn. The dwarves are shield dwarves of Hillsafar Hall in the Galena Mountains, circa 1350 DR, and I'm hoping to make these "dwarven centaurs" the respected cavalry of the dwarves' near-surface defenses.

Also a halfling/fox, and a human/white wolf - these dwell in Waukeshire and the Warrenwood, in Bloodstone Pass.

So I'm looking for a dwarven word for a large and fearsome bear or wolverine or badger, which can perhaps be paired with the word for dwarf which THO just recently shared with us...

And hin words for a halfling and a larger-than-normal and particularly clever fox...

And finally Damaran identifiers for themselves and for great white wolves.

If you've already decided what these words are, in the home campaign. If not, that's fine. Thank you very much!

(Edits reflect banter subsequent to this post)

Edited by - xaeyruudh on 11 Dec 2015 07:03:21
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Wrigley
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Czech Republic
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Posted - 27 Nov 2015 :  21:07:05  Show Profile  Visit Wrigley's Homepage Send Wrigley a Private Message
Badgewarf and Halfox springs to mind
On the more serious side combining dwarf and wolverine/badger sounds a lot like gnome to me. As there is already known population of deep gnomes in Bloodstone pass you could easily introduce reclusive clan of animalistic gnomes from Galenas that can perhaps change shape or naturaly have more animalistic visage (and perhaps abilities like burrowing or better smell).

Edited by - Wrigley on 27 Nov 2015 22:42:40
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xaeyruudh
Master of Realmslore

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Posted - 28 Nov 2015 :  02:01:28  Show Profile  Visit xaeyruudh's Homepage Send xaeyruudh a Private Message
Yea, I'll admit it sounds kinda wacky. I've heard that wolverines are not to be underestimated, though. dwarf+bear could be more evocative.
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 28 Nov 2015 :  06:48:45  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message
Dwarverines!

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xaeyruudh
Master of Realmslore

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Posted - 28 Nov 2015 :  10:30:45  Show Profile  Visit xaeyruudh's Homepage Send xaeyruudh a Private Message
Heh the bear possibility is growing on me, but thanks for the clever suggestions.

I'll let THO and Ed pick one.
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xaeyruudh
Master of Realmslore

USA
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Posted - 29 Nov 2015 :  21:32:54  Show Profile  Visit xaeyruudh's Homepage Send xaeyruudh a Private Message
Hi again!

What is the western terminus of Dead Man's Walk, the path across Vaasa circa 1360?

And how about the eastern end of Gramble's Climb (Garumn's Climb?), which also crosses the Galenas?

Edit: rediscovered the 4e map, and am now translating, and sorting the sensible from the irrelevant.

Edited by - xaeyruudh on 11 Dec 2015 06:58:21
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 29 Nov 2015 :  22:40:07  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by xaeyruudh

What is the western terminus of Dead Man's Walk, the path across Vaasa circa 1360?


Dead Man's Curve, of course.

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xaeyruudh
Master of Realmslore

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Posted - 29 Nov 2015 :  22:55:56  Show Profile  Visit xaeyruudh's Homepage Send xaeyruudh a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

Dead Man's Curve, of course.


Seems legit. If he doesn't curve south to Glister he'll walk out into the Ride and be dead.

Actually, I see now on the paper Atlas that the Walk goes to Glister. The FR9 map, at which I was looking when I wrote the question, shows Glister on the eastern side of Thar instead of the north. (question answered)

So I'd like to modify that question to: Is there a road between Glister and Ilinvur, and is that still Dead Man's Walk or does it have another name? (rediscovered the 4e map and considering it)

Also, what's the name of the lake on the Pelauvir river, at the northwestern corner of Vaasa? Anything special to take note of with regard to this lake? (Mirror Lake located on 4e map)

Do the gnolls of Frozen Flindyke come into Vaasa for trade purposes?

Edited by - xaeyruudh on 11 Dec 2015 07:07:07
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Jeremy Grenemyer
Great Reader

USA
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Posted - 29 Nov 2015 :  23:36:07  Show Profile Send Jeremy Grenemyer a Private Message
Hello THO!

I was wondering if your Realmsplay notes include any information about pacifiers, teething rings, or anything else used in Cormyr or the Dalelands to ease the pain of infants cutting teeth?

I had an idea for a pacifier made from rosecork, and this got me to thinking about the topic.

As always, thank you very much in advance for any answers you provide.

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xaeyruudh
Master of Realmslore

USA
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Posted - 30 Nov 2015 :  00:04:22  Show Profile  Visit xaeyruudh's Homepage Send xaeyruudh a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Jeremy Grenemyer

I was wondering if your Realmsplay notes include any information about pacifiers...


I've found that humans work quite well...
--Your pal, Thauglor
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createvmind
Senior Scribe

490 Posts

Posted - 01 Dec 2015 :  04:54:03  Show Profile  Visit createvmind's Homepage Send createvmind a Private Message
Hi All, Happy Holidays!

I was wondering or looking for an unofficial answer or your own realms campaign answer to these questions Ed.

I am assuming some things of great magical value are within the Trollbark forest and I assume that Larloch is aware or has gathered them all he would be interested in. I then assume maybe magical nodes or such exist within the Trollbark and those too are under his watch. My question would be are the denizens enough deterrent to adventurers alone that Larloch wouldn't have to add any "obstacles/traps" himself if I wanted to have a party try to penetrate this region.

Specifically I'm wondering does Larloch have wards in place that would make him aware of invisible beings as well as astral attempts to penetrate deep into Forest, I assume divinations deep into forest would also meet either his or natural "rebuff-ing". Would a person traveling astrally though be at risk of being snared by him is what I'm really curious about, my players use such tactics and I just want to know if they would succeed there. Besides the various types of trolls and I assume mutated abberation trolls within and plant creatures, is there any other thing adventurers are likely to face.

Basically it is a concerted effort if the "item" is located and astral scouting succeeds, a concerted attack with a "LOUD" force to draw the trolls attention to them and a much smaller group to try and port in (If teleporting would work and if they aren't teleport bounced or snared by anything) and hold position to do what needs to be done before Trolls swarm them as well.

Basically rolling random die that Larloch may be involved elsewhere, how long would you say players would have before his servants were involved?

How long would they have if he is present as well?

edit- From your writing I sense that larloch would be curious about who sent the adventurers more than the adventurers themselves and perhaps give them some wiggle room while he investigated. I assume in that process he might capture one of them or test them out to see how effective they were before really getting hands on via proxies. So this is why I assume the party may actually have some time or possibly not run afoul of any undead minions of SHadow King at all but might put themselves on his radar thereafter.

That's if I'm on right assumptions that is. THANKS!!!!!


How common knowledge is it that that region is his domain is the million dollar question though.


Edited by - createvmind on 01 Dec 2015 05:16:59
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xaeyruudh
Master of Realmslore

USA
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Posted - 01 Dec 2015 :  08:25:04  Show Profile  Visit xaeyruudh's Homepage Send xaeyruudh a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by createvmind

Hi All, Happy Holidays!

How common knowledge is it that that region is his domain is the million dollar question though.


Happy Holidays!

I'm not Ed, obviously, and I can't answer the questions regarding how things run in the home game, but since THO is busy lately I think we can take a stab at this last part.

We know that Szass Tam has met with Larloch, and it's a given that Elminster knows about him, and it's likely that the other Chosen and the Magister are aware of Larloch as well. Outside of these luminaries and the other dark entities who do personal business with him, nobody even knows that Larloch exists. By the 1350s, enough time has passed since the fall of Netheril that there are probably very few historians who have heard that somebody named Larloch ever existed.

Further, given Larloch's power and age and clear desire to be left alone, I suspect he's systematically erased all trace of himself from the historical records. He doesn't crave admiration from mortals... leaving his name laying around just invites constant bother from arrogant and phenomenally stupid people who think they can best him.

So... not that my take on it is so great, but in my Realms only a double-handful of individuals know about Larloch, and most of them don't know where he is at any given time, and they didn't get powerful by being stupid so they're not telling anyone what they know.

On the other hand, Larloch hasn't stayed hidden by frying everyone who enters the forest, so if they don't mess with him, then maybe trolls are the worst thing they'll have to deal with. Maybe.

Just my two cents. I'm looking forward to Ed's illumination too!
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Rivenhelm
Seeker

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Posted - 01 Dec 2015 :  21:41:00  Show Profile Send Rivenhelm a Private Message
Happy December THO, Ed, and fellow scribes,

My group has now reached the caravan city of Arabel. By the end of our session they had decided to take up lodgings at the High Moon Inn at the moot of Thalonder's Ride and ??? (Street that ends at the southwestern-most wall tower). Since it was a large building they assumed it was a fairly decent inn. For some reason I thought this inn was detailed in the Volo's Guide to Cormyr, but it sadly was not. I was wondering if you, or Ed, could share any details about it from gameplay. A travelogue overview would be fine (who runs it, room prices, condition of the accommodations) but as always share what you will.

Lastly, there are four streets in Arabel I can't quite place. Ongleth Lane from FOR4 Code of the Harpers (p. 70); and Dalarn Lane, Bottle Alley, Telvurr Street from GHotR (p. 141). Am I missing something? Are they mentioned, or hints of their locations mentioned elsewhere? Or just NDA'ed? Any help would be appreciated.

If I haven't said it before, thank you so much for all the sharing you do here at the keep. I think I can speak for all the scribes here in how grateful we are that you choose to spend your time here detailing and adding life to the world we all love. We are very blessed by your generosity, and appreciation you show to us fans.

Happy Holidays and keep cozy!!


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kysus
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Posted - 02 Dec 2015 :  08:09:22  Show Profile  Visit kysus's Homepage  Send kysus an AOL message Send kysus a Private Message
Hello THO, hope you and Ed are having a great holiday. Sorry for my very late reply i had posted a few months ago, my computer died on me and i had to get it fixed. I wanted to say that i am no longer confused on the subject dealing with the searing, it was my mistake. I didnt realize until after you had asked me what i was confused about that my information came from the volo's guide and though his point of view which is known to not always be right and that he more than likely mistook it for an event far younger than what it actually was do to his lack of info. So i withdraw my confused state and stand corrected.

I did have some more questions for Ed on those elven houses in The Herald. I was wondering what the house crest were for the houses (Hualarydnym and Felaeraun) and if ed could also give anymore info on some of the houses he had introduced in that book like possibly some history or maybe some well know elves that they produced.
thank you in advanced for any information you can reveal to me.
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xaeyruudh
Master of Realmslore

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Posted - 03 Dec 2015 :  00:24:58  Show Profile  Visit xaeyruudh's Homepage Send xaeyruudh a Private Message
Bah. Even the paper atlas contradicts itself on the location of Glister.

On page 6 of the atlas, Glister is on the north side of Thar, roughly midway across the westward "arm" of the western Galenas. This is supported by the 2e setting map, the Moonsea accessory (9474) map.

Page 99 of the atlas shows Glister on the east side of Thar. This is supported by the 1e setting 30mi/inch map, FR9 map, and the 3e setting map -- the latter of which mangles the region so badly it sends Dead Man's Walk over to Ilinvur on the *north* side of the arm and shows Glister completely cut off from Vaasa despite the first words we ever saw about Glister saying it's "situated at the gateway between Thar and Vaasa." Dead Man's Walk is the closest thing to a gateway around here, so clearly the 3e map team didn't eat their Wheaties that morning.

*ahem* Back on track: Where is Glister, really?

(And THO... if he says "it depends" please give him your best eyeroll and "oh puh-leaze" for me. Kidding... if that's the answer I'm excited to hear how it works.)

Thank you both!
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TBeholder
Master of Realmslore

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Posted - 03 Dec 2015 :  00:38:57  Show Profile Send TBeholder a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by xaeyruudh

quote:
Originally posted by Jeremy Grenemyer

I was wondering if your Realmsplay notes include any information about pacifiers...

I've found that humans work quite well...
--Your pal, Thauglor

Please. That's not pacifier, that's a mess. And by the time lil' ones will learn to not eat messily, they won't need a pacifier.

People never wonder How the world goes round -Helloween
And even I make no pretense Of having more than common sense -R.W.Wood
It's not good, Eric. It's a gazebo. -Ed Whitchurch
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Rivenhelm
Seeker

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To further confound your Glister query, the Grey Box map has Glister roughly between those two points in the FR Atlas. Lol. I usually difer to the Grey Box on most matters, then again that's me. I'd say split the difference and place it where the pass to Vaasa crosses the range hard by the mountains. I seem to recall an old Polyhedron covering that area, but there were no maps in that source that I remember. I will try to check to see if I still have those issues.

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xaeyruudh
Master of Realmslore

USA
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Posted - 05 Dec 2015 :  23:35:05  Show Profile  Visit xaeyruudh's Homepage Send xaeyruudh a Private Message
I've been favoring the Grey Box and the paper Atlas as well, which is why the contradiction in the Atlas is distressing to me.

I favor the northern location myself, as it sits squarely on Dead Man's Walk... the southern location doesn't fit the "Gateway to Vaasa" description. But I'm wondering if one solution to the discrepancy might be to rule that these maps were drawn (in-game) from differing older maps, which resulted from the fact that Glister has been rebuilt at two or more locations at various times. Or, more simply, we can just chalk it up to the imperfect memory of mappers (in-game, of course).

Another question: Does thradra grow on the mainland, or just on the islands near Eskember?

Edit: Also! Did the island upon which Helbrester stood have a name, apart from Helbrester?

Edited by - xaeyruudh on 05 Dec 2015 23:45:54
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