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sleyvas
Great Reader

USA
5945 Posts

Posted - 05 Nov 2016 :  00:52:37  Show Profile Send sleyvas a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by SABERinBLUE

As a preamble, I just want to say that I am absolutely stunned by the sheer amount of time you spend on these fan questions, Mr. Greenwood and Lady Hooded. Well above and beyond. Looking over the archives, most questions I might have asked have already been answered. Bravo and many, many thanks.

Building somewhat on a previous question about the post-Sundering state of Candlekeep, I have a more specific inquiry: are there any official (or unofficial) names for the (unnamed in The Herald) Keeper of the Tomes and First Reader? I was writing a PC backstory twelve times the size of God--as is my custom--for a character who was raised in Candlekeep. To this end I've been tearing apart the entire internets and my book collection looking for Candlekeep lore. I eventually threw my hands up and invented the names Vandred Brightcloak and Castor Haladain for Keeper and Reader respectively, but I really would like to know if you had names in mind when you wrote that book. I'm assuming it can't still be Ulraunt and Tethtoril by 1487 DR. Or was the omission (and omissions of this kind) a deliberate step taken to avoid clashing with possible table canon that various players have going?



A backstory twelve times the size of WHICH god? Details matter.

Alavairthae, may your skill prevail

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SABERinBLUE
Seeker

20 Posts

Posted - 06 Nov 2016 :  21:13:01  Show Profile Send SABERinBLUE a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by sleyvas
A backstory twelve times the size of WHICH god? Details matter.



Remember that one time during the Time of Troubles that Torm turned into the Megazord basically and had a Godzilla fight with I think Bane? It's like that.

Seriously the thing is like 20 pages long. I'm out of my mind. The longer I make it the more likely it is that I'll die in the first session. I know this and it deters me not.

Oh as a followup to my question, I did finally notice that in Confrontation at Candlekeep the First Reader is identified as Quinlapp, so the First Reader in The Herald is almost certainly the same guy.
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KanzenAU
Senior Scribe

Australia
742 Posts

Posted - 13 Nov 2016 :  08:38:11  Show Profile Send KanzenAU a Private Message
Hi Ed and THO, I hope you're both keeping well.

Can either of you share any details about Mirt and the use of his ship the Morning Bird during the elven Retreat?
What type of ship was it, has it survived the years, and was it Mirt's work during the Retreat that made him known as a Sha'Quessir?
I'm also interested in what type of wood is used to make ships on the Sword Coast if you can share!

Thanks as always, the contributions you both make here are valued highly!

Regional maps for Waterdeep, Triboar, Ardeep Forest, and Cormyr on DM's Guild, plus a campaign sized map for the North
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xaeyruudh
Master of Realmslore

USA
1808 Posts

Posted - 07 Dec 2016 :  06:51:13  Show Profile  Visit xaeyruudh's Homepage Send xaeyruudh a Private Message
Suffering THO withdrawals. Hoping all is well in the North! Also hoping the addition of more questions will serve as an appropriate summoning spell.

Can Ed shed light on hitherto-glossed-over followers of unusual/unexpected religions among the elite (rulers, nobles, prominent merchants/wizards/etc) of Faerun, circa 1350-1375ish? Maybe something that's part of the home game (obviously don't spoil anything for the players!) but TSR rejected or forgot about. I'm looking for cases where it's a secret or at least mostly unknown. Something like... the lord of Reddansyr is part of a bat cult and ensures his community's independence by getting secret briefings from the giant bats who fly out of the jungle at night to lurk on certain rooftops in Westgate and further abroad and relay messages to him, perhaps by "sonar" which he can interpret because he's a werebat, or a princess of Damara venerates Ulutiu as an aspect of Istishia or a powerful white dragon (whether the divine figures are actually related or not, preferably not) and works quietly-and-successfully toward the Great Glacier reclaiming the cold lands. The sort of thing that reaches far enough to generate clack in neighboring realms, but remains thus-far unseen, and might create a stir if it were more widely known or understood.

Just realized that I'm looking for political upheaval to distract me from the allegedly real world. Maybe I should just write my own crazyness.

Still... we're in a terrible THO-drought here.
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createvmind
Senior Scribe

490 Posts

Posted - 07 Dec 2016 :  22:11:21  Show Profile  Visit createvmind's Homepage Send createvmind a Private Message
Hi All,

In your minds eye can you share what the spellplague possibly/likely did to stasis and Imprisonment spells throughout faerun.

To demoncyst in faerun?

What likely happened to eternal sun spell cast by Amaunthor Chosen?

To the city Khelben sacrificed himself to raise in the High Moor?

To the floating haven of the Gold dragon protectors of Silverymoon?

Most of Halruaa was destroyed but what about the city of Imaskari in the Underdark with all its layered magic?

What happened to the Crossroads and Backroads in Faerun?

And just from your own realms, what would you say was released into faerun that had been sealed away for thousands of years unknown to most?

Side question, what happens to Celestials bodies when they die and do most of them concern themselves with hygiene as outwordly beings?

How were the Kir-Linan affected by the Spellplague in your mind?

Thank you always.

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xaeyruudh
Master of Realmslore

USA
1808 Posts

Posted - 09 Dec 2016 :  05:52:41  Show Profile  Visit xaeyruudh's Homepage Send xaeyruudh a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by createvmind

Hi All,

In your minds eye can you share what the spellplague possibly/likely did to stasis and Imprisonment spells throughout faerun.


I'm interested in Ed's take on some/all of these too, but my opinions (at least until Ed or others chime in with cool ideas):

Stasis spells and effects: ended, probably explosively.
Imprisonment spells and effects: ended, Not explosively -- "victims" woke up surrounded by rock/earth and either escaped or... didn't.
Demoncysts: unaffected by the Spellplague; access to individual cysts may have been opened/closed by consequences of the Spellplague, though.
Amaunator's sun: ended, maybe explosively but perhaps turned into a brief "black hole" instead; unattended objects within a small-ish radius sucked into the Astral or Ethereal or Shadow plane, or Amaunator's home plane; only lasts an instant.
That High Moor City: see mythals, if it has one; other spells/wards dispelled, maybe explosively; no other extraordinary effects.
Floating Haven: unless it's held up by a draconic power of magic, it probably fell.
Deep Imaskar: I see no way that this city/realm survived. Their magic would have ended (unless there's an Imaskari power of magic still in the Realms) and even if that wasn't explosive it seems like the cavern would have collapsed.
Crossroads and Backroads: unaffected; these are products of Fey magic and were created independently of the Weave.
Released mysteries: interesting question; I haven't thought about it...
Celestials: hygiene? haven't thought about this either.
Kir-lanan: good question! I like the idea of them being unaffected by the Spellplague. They wouldn't get spellscars, or be vulnerable to attacks launched by spellscars or spellplagued objects/creatures. They would frolic in the chaos and destruction of areas that were hardest hit by the Spellplague, being immune to its effects but gleefully leading adventurers into areas of nastiness.

Just my thoughts. Looking forward to hearing from Ed. Maybe this question should be opened in a new thread though, if we're going to be replying to it?
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Zeromaru X
Senior Scribe

Colombia
684 Posts

Posted - 14 Dec 2016 :  07:31:58  Show Profile Send Zeromaru X a Private Message
Hello, dear Ed and Lady THO, I have a few questions (draconic in nature)

What was doing Bahamut during the Tyranny of Dragons? I find difficult to believe he was doing nothing while Tiamat was threatening the world...

In that same vein, what happened with the Dragonfall War? Dragons of Faerun mentions that both dragon deities were preparing for a new battle in this conflict, but this event was never mentioned again in official sources (Tyranny of Dragons was a wasted opportunity to rekindle the war...)

Also about the Platinum Dragon, now that Tyr is alive again, is Bahamut still the god of justice? (his divine position in 4e) Does the two gods coexist, or have they different roles?I know Torm and Bahamut are good friends and that, what kind of relationship have Tyr and Bahamut?

About dragonborn, Have the two species, the dragonborn of Tymanther and those of Faerunian origin (known as dragonborn of Bahamut) encountered yet? What kind of opinions have the two races about each other? Does the dragonborn of Bahamut have anything to do with the Platinum Cadre?

Can a dragonborn of Tymanther undergo the Rite of Rebirth and become a dragonborn of Bahamut?


Thanks in advance for your answers!

Long ago, in the distant past, they fell into decay. The philosopher’s path... The river of glory... Even the saints resting in the darkness rise up without response and block the way...
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Barastir
Master of Realmslore

Brazil
1408 Posts

Posted - 19 Dec 2016 :  17:16:32  Show Profile  Click to see Barastir's MSN Messenger address Send Barastir a Private Message
Dear Ed and THO,

I have a question regarding Myth Drannor. Why are devils (baatezu) and demons (tanar'ri) the fiends found in Myth Drannor around the 1360s, if the Army of Darkness was originally composed by daemons (yugoloth)? Were did the daemons go, and when and why were they replaced by the other fiends? Miss you guys, hope everything is alright with you.

"Goodness is not a natural state, but must be
fought for to be attained and maintained.
Lead by example.
Let your deeds speak your intentions.
Goodness radiated from the heart."

The Paladin's Virtues, excerpt from the "Quentin's Monograph"
(by Ed Greenwood)
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dazzlerdal
Great Reader

United Kingdom
3497 Posts

Posted - 19 Dec 2016 :  18:25:13  Show Profile Send dazzlerdal a Private Message
I believe the answer to the question about devils lies at least partially in the OGB, and is explained in later books.

Around 1356/7 the high imperceptor of bane opened a gate to hell and so the devils began pouring into myth drannor. I forget if the knights of myth drannor succeeded in closing the gate the same year.

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Ereus
Acolyte

Australia
2 Posts

Posted - 20 Dec 2016 :  12:50:11  Show Profile Send Ereus a Private Message
So I am new but familiar with FR lore, The being of light Overgod Ao visited, will we ever learn more about him? Is he just the god^3 or is he a truly omnipotent being?
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George Krashos
Master of Realmslore

Australia
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Posted - 20 Dec 2016 :  14:51:14  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by dazzlerdal

I believe the answer to the question about devils lies at least partially in the OGB, and is explained in later books.

Around 1356/7 the high imperceptor of bane opened a gate to hell and so the devils began pouring into myth drannor. I forget if the knights of myth drannor succeeded in closing the gate the same year.



The Gate to Avernus was opened by Banites on orders from the High Imperceptor in 1346 DR and shut by the KoMD in Uktar of 1357 DR.

-- George Krashos

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

Posted - 23 Dec 2016 :  04:21:48  Show Profile  Visit createvmind's Homepage Send createvmind a Private Message
What is this dm guild you folks speak of?
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Barastir
Master of Realmslore

Brazil
1408 Posts

Posted - 23 Dec 2016 :  13:02:45  Show Profile  Click to see Barastir's MSN Messenger address Send Barastir a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

quote:
Originally posted by dazzlerdal

I believe the answer to the question about devils lies at least partially in the OGB, and is explained in later books.
(...)



The Gate to Avernus was opened by Banites (...)

-- George Krashos



Thank you both, let's wait for the complete answer - why there are Tanar'ri, and were went the yugoloth?

As for the DM's Guild, createvmind, check the link.

"Goodness is not a natural state, but must be
fought for to be attained and maintained.
Lead by example.
Let your deeds speak your intentions.
Goodness radiated from the heart."

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(by Ed Greenwood)
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Ereus
Acolyte

Australia
2 Posts

Posted - 24 Dec 2016 :  19:14:01  Show Profile Send Ereus a Private Message
Ok I have a question regarding the wish spell, how does the mechanics work in universe though? since it is rather easy to create infinite wish loops with it, Can the infinite loops like that be done in story, and one last thing The diamond needed, If the spell was in a modern day verse were people grow diamonds, would the ingredient for the spell change? Like is the value people place on the stone part of the spell?
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Marco Volo
Learned Scribe

France
171 Posts

Posted - 27 Dec 2016 :  09:14:44  Show Profile Send Marco Volo a Private Message
Hi Ed and THO

I'm running a Waterdhavian campaign, and I don't find any information about "Tehmak's Coaches" in South Ward.

Any chance you can help me with it ? ;)

Thanks you,

MV
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Markustay
Realms Explorer extraordinaire

USA
14138 Posts

Posted - 30 Dec 2016 :  19:10:08  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message
One more day and this thread closes... and it is the shortest 'Ask Ed' thread in this forum's history.

I'm not even seeing a point in opening a new one for next year.

"I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me" --- Dudley Field Malone

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dazzlerdal
Great Reader

United Kingdom
3497 Posts

Posted - 31 Dec 2016 :  08:53:06  Show Profile Send dazzlerdal a Private Message
Well its been a very busy year for Ed, and everyone deserves a break every now and then.

Im sure once his new project (TEGG) is firmly established he will be back to help shepherd his first brain child through the dark times.

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The Sage
Procrastinator Most High
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Posted - 31 Dec 2016 :  13:28:19  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message
Well met

Could I please ask that my fellow scribes refrain from posting any more requests for lore to Ed and THO as this scroll will soon be sealed [this then allows THO to better synchronise the crossover into the upcoming 2017 scroll]? You may soon resume your requests in the 2017 scroll which I will open shortly.

Thank you.

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The Sage
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And with that being the case, and since Australia has now entered 2017, please be aware that this scroll will now be closing, with Ed's Realmslore answers and The Hooded One's grace and charm starting fresh in a new scroll for 2017.

Casts Seal Scroll.

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