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JEThetford
Seeker

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Posted - 25 Feb 2019 :  23:55:31  Show Profile  Visit JEThetford's Homepage  Send JEThetford an AOL message  Send JEThetford a Yahoo! Message Send JEThetford a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
I hope that everyone has been enjoying the podcasts on YouTube!

We need questions for Ed for the next one and any suggestions as to who you would like to join him. I have hit up Eric Boyd to join us for one but would love to hear from anyone who has a suggestion for others as well!

Kepp playing in the Realms
Aaomas Balkrim

The only good Drow, is a dead Drow.

Aaomas Balkrim, Drow Hunter

Wooly Rupert
Master of Mischief
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Posted - 26 Feb 2019 :  02:06:29  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Can I volunteer myself to join him?

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George Krashos
Master of Realmslore

Australia
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Posted - 27 Feb 2019 :  01:12:48  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
And noting Eric's agreement to participate, please post questions for him here or on the various social media pages like Friends of Ed Greenwood so that we can serve up a realmslore feast.

-- George Krashos

"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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Gelcur
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Posted - 27 Feb 2019 :  18:13:16  Show Profile  Visit Gelcur's Homepage Send Gelcur a Private Message  Reply with Quote
A link can be useful

I think I found the correct YouTube Channel.

Should we "close" the previous scroll and have one centralized scroll?


As far as pairing with Ed, any of the ladies or fellows who have worked on Realms and have so nicely put their time into replying to scrolls here at the 'keep would be wonderful. I don't think Jeff Grubb or Kate Novak have ever posted here but there work has also been great.

The party come to a town befallen by hysteria

Rogue: So what's in the general store?
DM: What are you looking for?
Rogue: Whatevers in the store.
DM: Like what?
Rogue: Everything.
DM: There is a lot of stuff.
Rogue: Is there a cart outside?
DM: (rolls) Yes.
Rogue: We'll take it all, we may need it for the greater good.

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Gary Dallison
Great Reader

United Kingdom
4470 Posts

Posted - 01 Mar 2019 :  07:59:18  Show Profile Send Gary Dallison a Private Message  Reply with Quote
A question to Ed or Eric or anyone else.

Cloak and Dagger showed us some minor cloak societies like the knights of the shield but these were mostly centred on calimshan. Do you have some brief details about other cloak societies of the North and the Heartlands.


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Seravin
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Canada
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Posted - 01 Mar 2019 :  17:21:36  Show Profile Send Seravin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Gelcur

A link can be useful

I think I found the correct YouTube Channel.

Should we "close" the previous scroll and have one centralized scroll?


As far as pairing with Ed, any of the ladies or fellows who have worked on Realms and have so nicely put their time into replying to scrolls here at the 'keep would be wonderful. I don't think Jeff Grubb or Kate Novak have ever posted here but there work has also been great.



Would love, love, love to have a session with Grubb/Novak. Kate obviously from novels but Jeff contributed so much to the golden age era of the Realms, second only to Ed I think. I also loved the FR comic series he was so integral to creating.
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Gary Dallison
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Another question for Ed, or anyone who can answer.

Are there any details of the warring trade companies of the Moonshaes Isles. I realise that Eds Moonshaes never came into being but there is a quote or two in the old sourcebooks about these warring trade companies and I'd like to try and reconcile those with the current Moonshaes so any names or blurbs he had around would be great (after all, there is no reason why the Moonshaes can't try to trade with smaller settlements like Daggerford).

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AJA
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USA
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Posted - 06 Mar 2019 :  22:41:01  Show Profile Send AJA a Private Message  Reply with Quote

I don't think it's been noted in either thread yet, but the first part (of four, apparently) of Ed and Krash's interview is up, here;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RJ_LBNoPf0


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George Krashos
Master of Realmslore

Australia
5479 Posts

Posted - 07 Mar 2019 :  05:07:17  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes, and part 2 is not far away either. Apologies in advance for the accent and the nerves.

— George Krashos

"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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Wooly Rupert
Master of Mischief
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Posted - 07 Mar 2019 :  09:39:49  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

Yes, and part 2 is not far away either. Apologies in advance for the accent and the nerves.

— George Krashos



An Auzzie accent is generally well-regarded, in the US.

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George Krashos
Master of Realmslore

Australia
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Posted - 14 Mar 2019 :  02:30:47  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just a reminder that we are doing the next episode this weekend with Eric “Mr Pantheons” Boyd in the house. So if you have any more questions to throw at us, now is your chance.

— George Krashos

"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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Dalor Darden
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USA
3724 Posts

Posted - 14 Mar 2019 :  14:57:14  Show Profile Send Dalor Darden a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JEThetford

I hope that everyone has been enjoying the podcasts on YouTube!

We need questions for Ed for the next one and any suggestions as to who you would like to join him. I have hit up Eric Boyd to join us for one but would love to hear from anyone who has a suggestion for others as well!

Kepp playing in the Realms
Aaomas Balkrim



Its so weird that Jeff is only a "seeker" here on Candlekeep

Anyway, keep up the awesome work man!

AD&D for me!
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ericlboyd
Forgotten Realms Designer

USA
1376 Posts

Posted - 14 Mar 2019 :  15:16:27  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Questions, we need questions!

I'm hoping for questions from products I worked on up through 3.5e (1375 DR).

I'm particularly hoping folks will ask questions about the Shining Vale, the High Forest, the Crown of Horns, clerical calendars, and the elven nobility.

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Alexander Clark
Learned Scribe

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Posted - 14 Mar 2019 :  18:24:05  Show Profile Send Alexander Clark a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ericlboyd
I'm particularly hoping folks will ask questions about the Shining Vale, the High Forest, the Crown of Horns, clerical calendars, and the elven nobility.


I feel my knowledge on those topics is lacking to ask good questions. But I think having more information about religious holidays would help many a roleplayer.

Edited by - Alexander Clark on 14 Mar 2019 18:24:19
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Dalor Darden
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Posted - 14 Mar 2019 :  18:43:30  Show Profile Send Dalor Darden a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ericlboyd

Questions, we need questions!

I'm hoping for questions from products I worked on up through 3.5e (1375 DR).

I'm particularly hoping folks will ask questions about the Shining Vale, the High Forest, the Crown of Horns, clerical calendars, and the elven nobility.



I have a question:

With so many great elven civilizations in and around the High Forest; where did all of the ruins go? Are the elves simply that good at dismantling civilizations that took them hundreds and even thousands of years to create? If they are that good at it, how do they do it? Where do all the beautiful towers go, the arching walls and bridges, even the common buildings...where does all that material go from hundreds and thousands of years of civilization?

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Zeromaru X
Master of Realmslore

Colombia
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Posted - 14 Mar 2019 :  19:29:25  Show Profile Send Zeromaru X a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have a few, dragon related, questions for Eric, as well:

1. Can you elaborate in the relationship between Marduk and Bahamut? We know by canon (The Devil You Know) that draconic Tiamat and Summerian Tiamat were originally different deities, until somehow Draconic Tiamat ate/fused with her Summerian counterpart (when she was attuning herself with Zigguraxus), becoming the one and only Tiamat, the Dragon Queen we know and love today.

So, what is the story behind the relationship of Marduk and Bahamut? Why he would allow Bahamut to use his name (or fuse with him, or whatever they did), if he hated dragons that much? Or did he only hated chromatics?

2. I know you worked in the fantastic Dragons of Faerûn (one of my fave Realms sourcebooks), and in that book, there are mentioned a few draconic "empires", with colorful names such as Darastriverticha, Caesinmalsvir, and Tharkrixghontrix, but there is nothing elaborated about them. So, what can you tell us about them?

3. On that same vein, what can you tell us about those dragonborn communities in the Dalelands near Essembra, that are mentioned in this book?

Hope you can answer them and thanks for answering fan questions, as well!

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...

Edited by - Zeromaru X on 14 Mar 2019 19:33:26
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AJA
Learned Scribe

USA
209 Posts

Posted - 14 Mar 2019 :  19:53:38  Show Profile Send AJA a Private Message  Reply with Quote

Hi Eric! I would like to know more about about the Shining Vale, the High Forest, and the Crown of Horns. And clerical calendars. Oh, and the elven nobility.



I would also like to ask you the same question I posed to George last session, even though I assume the answer is similar; you've been writing about the Realms for a number of years and a number of edition changes, both as a professional and a fan. What is it about the Realms that keeps you coming back?

Also, Fourth Edition changed and consolidated many of the gods, to mixed reaction. In the pre-4E time frame, what deity do you personally think is most in need of a re-design, and how would you go about it?


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Gary Dallison
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Posted - 14 Mar 2019 :  20:06:24  Show Profile Send Gary Dallison a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Eric and George, my question is about delimbiyr the city. It was destroyed in a huge magical explosion and one would imagine that it would become a famous dungeon much like hellgate keep but thus far it is relatively unknown to us.

Is it the case that delimbiyr is not known outside the shining vale and if so why. If not and it is famous, could you reveal some awesome treasures that entice treasure hunters (apart from the ghost throne already detailed). Also what hidden evils can you shed light on that are guarding the awesome treasures above.

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ericlboyd
Forgotten Realms Designer

USA
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Posted - 14 Mar 2019 :  22:24:44  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dalor Darden

another question for Eric:

How did you decide upon the creation of the man-hating Eldreth Veluuthra? I always thought they were very similar to the elves of Cerilia from Birthright; but was this simply a case of convergent but separate creations or was there influence from Rich Baker who had Creative credits in Cloak and Dagger?



I didn't create them ... although I did develop them in VGtATM (in perhaps the one magic item I regret creating ...)

More during the talk.

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Demzer
Senior Scribe

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Posted - 14 Mar 2019 :  22:35:17  Show Profile Send Demzer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Alright so a bunch of questions, if they're already answered somewhere please disregard them and point me at the relevant sources if possible:

1) Jeryth Phaulkon the Grand-daughter of Silvanus, can we have more information on her, her backstory and where the epithet comes from?
2) Misstyre the drow wizard and his large band of Vhaerunite drow in the High Forest: where do they come from, how are they surviving amidst so many elves and the fey creatures allied to them and what are they up to in the 1370s?
3) Any kind of information on the half-elven Shadoweirs beyond the bare bones given in Champions of Valor?
4) Princess Tianna Skyflower, is she related to any past noble house / kingdom of elves? Why has she adopted the moniker? Hope she is not just a bandit-lady with a huge ego, any information or detail is appreciated;
5) Sharess has subsumed many other faiths/entities over the centuries, are there any aspect-specific dates/celebrations that are followed in specific regions beside the Endless Revel of Life? On the latter, is there any important celebration that may stand out a little bit for one reason or another from the Endless Revel?
6) Gorm Gulthyn, lots of different questions: are there special rituals that the faithful perform when they know they're at their last stand? Are there important/famous "last stands" of the past that are commemorated/celebrated by the faithful (for example related to the fall of the mightiest dwarven kingdoms)? Does he have a sizeable following among the duergar considering he is probably the only Morndinsamman that actively supports them against their enemies and if so what are some differences in rituals or important dates with respect to shield/gold dwarven followers?
7) Are there any descendants of noble families or the royal line of fallen Thearnytar still around the Realms in the 1370s?
8) Is there any descendant of famous/infamous gold elven noble families of the ages past among the gold elves of Iyrandrar in the 1370s?
9) Random godly question: what's the business with Bane cursed by Tempus to be unable to wield any weapon?
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Dalor Darden
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USA
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Posted - 14 Mar 2019 :  23:28:49  Show Profile Send Dalor Darden a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Demzer

Alright so a bunch of questions, if they're already answered somewhere please disregard them and point me at the relevant sources if possible:

9) Random godly question: what's the business with Bane cursed by Tempus to be unable to wield any weapon?



I recall him not being able to specialize with weapons because of Tempus...but he is capable of using weapons I thought.

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Dalor Darden
Great Reader

USA
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Posted - 15 Mar 2019 :  18:25:25  Show Profile Send Dalor Darden a Private Message  Reply with Quote
EDIT:

found the link above...

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Eilserus
Master of Realmslore

USA
1395 Posts

Posted - 15 Mar 2019 :  18:26:28  Show Profile Send Eilserus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
In Volo's Guide to All Things Magical under Raw Metals there is a snippet that talks about "metals that can talk even before they are forged, and places where metal grows as trees, gleaming in glorious plenty for anyone who finds the hidden groves..."

1. Can anymore be said about such metals, if not, are there any new metals or alloys (dwarven if possible) that could be revealed that have not seen print?

2. Demihuman Deities lists The Handmaidens of the Spider Queen as a crusader order. I'd love to know more about this group if possible.

3. Drizzt Do'Urden's Guide to the Underdark mentions Svirfneblin gem magic and Volo's Guide to All Things Magical has some good info on gem magic, but is there anything specific to the Deep Gnomes and their use of such magic that could be added?

This podcast is great. Thank you all for taking the time to do this, it's the awesome. :)
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Eilserus
Master of Realmslore

USA
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Posted - 15 Mar 2019 :  18:39:05  Show Profile Send Eilserus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Elven assassins have been known to destroy the work and anyone involved in the creation of Killing Storm related spells. What's to stop this from happening in the Underdark? Was the Ascomoid Plague that wiped out V'elddrinnsshar in the Year of Many Bones (1278 DR) an Underdark version of a Killing Storm spell?
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sleyvas
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USA
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Posted - 16 Mar 2019 :  00:29:29  Show Profile Send sleyvas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Listening to it, we at least have that Aurune is one of the continents. Personally, I like that Myrmidune and Aurune are continents to agree with what I see from fellow sages. The debate of what is Katashaka and whether that one continent is Osse will continue, but hopefully it becomes a truism.

Alavairthae, may your skill prevail

Phillip aka Sleyvas
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kysus
Learned Scribe

USA
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Posted - 16 Mar 2019 :  07:36:32  Show Profile  Visit kysus's Homepage  Send kysus an AOL message Send kysus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
i think i can come up with a question or two

1) how does an elven family attain the status of nobility within an elven community? ie- performing a number of heroic deeds, performing a number of boons for said community, or something else?

2) were there any little known spells that you created that was used by very specific elven families that would have been passed down from member to member as an heirloom or what not?

Edited by - kysus on 16 Mar 2019 07:37:34
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