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MayNovember
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Posted - 13 Jan 2020 :  13:05:44  Show Profile Send MayNovember a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
So I keep coming across this wizard of yore, Arbane. He was mentioned several times in the Old Gray Box, on entries of those spell books. And of course the famous 'Arbane's Sword of Agility'. I'm wondering what other nuggets of lore there may be out there about this person? Much THanks.

George Krashos
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Posted - 14 Jan 2020 :  03:04:26  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There are two Arbanes. One was an elf of Myth Drannor, the other a human wizard nemesis of the Company of Crazed Venturers. More will be revealed ... one day.

-- George Krashos

"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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ericlboyd
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Posted - 22 Jan 2020 :  16:25:22  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Pages from the Mages, pages 30, 87, are duplicates of the same Realmslore.

Also note Silver Marches, pages 10-11.

I've been thinking a lot about Arbane of late. I've got a lot of ideas around what he's been up to and from where he hails.

Good question for Mages and Sages podcast.

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Edited by - ericlboyd on 22 Jan 2020 16:25:54
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TBeholder
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Posted - 23 Jan 2020 :  06:03:54  Show Profile Send TBeholder a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There was also an item, Arbane’s Sword of Agility ("Bazaar of the Bizarre" by Ed Greenwood, in Dragon #41).

People never wonder How the world goes round -Helloween
And even I make no pretense Of having more than common sense -R.W.Wood
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ericlboyd
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Posted - 23 Jan 2020 :  10:55:03  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TBeholder

There was also an item, Arbane’s Sword of Agility ("Bazaar of the Bizarre" by Ed Greenwood, in Dragon #41).



That was created by the elven wizard of Myth Drannor.

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cpthero2
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Posted - 18 Feb 2020 :  00:04:57  Show Profile  Visit cpthero2's Homepage Send cpthero2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Eric, et al(ia),

This is so awesome, I just had to put this in here as it is the real entry in that Dragon #41 (40! years ago!):

quote:
Arbane's Sword of Agility
Ed Greenwood
Named for the wizard who first devised such a weapon, Arbane’s Sword of Agility is a +2 weapon which boasts several powers. These are under the mental control of whomever has hold of its hilt. The wielder can Jump, as in the spell (a single leap), twice a day. Two rounds of hasted action per day (24 hours) are also possible—and such activity does not age the character. The sword grants the wearer immunity to Hold and Slow spells, and glows brightly. This glow fluctuates as the sword moves and strikes, in a strobelike manner; this property of the sword negates magical Darkness, and destroys the effects of Hypnotic Patterns or Fire Charms within a 20’ radius of the drawn blade. The wielder of the sword gets a saving throw vs.
Color Spray (and saves at + 1 if 6th level or higher). X.P. value: 4,000; G.P. value: 15,000.(Dragon Magazine, #41, p.30)


Here (wa)s the URL for that too, but I edited this after Senior Scribe AJA was kind enough to point out that item (13) of the Code of Conduct forbids that [thank you again Senior Scribe AJA] if you want to check out the entire magazine (it is worth it):

*URL Deleted*

Best regards,



quote:
Originally posted by ericlboyd

quote:
Originally posted by TBeholder

There was also an item, Arbane’s Sword of Agility ("Bazaar of the Bizarre" by Ed Greenwood, in Dragon #41).



That was created by the elven wizard of Myth Drannor.


Robert McDonell
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Edited by - cpthero2 on 18 Feb 2020 01:06:07
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AJA
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Posted - 18 Feb 2020 :  00:27:37  Show Profile Send AJA a Private Message  Reply with Quote

quote:
Originally posted by cpthero2
Here is the URL for that too, if you want to check out the entire magazine (it is worth it):


cpthero2, posting snippets or excerpts of published works is commonly allowed at the 'Keep, but posting links to pirated material (under which category full issues of DRAGON magazine fall) is very much not.


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cpthero2
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Posted - 18 Feb 2020 :  01:03:43  Show Profile  Visit cpthero2's Homepage Send cpthero2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Senior Scribe AJA,

I appreciate you mentioning that to me: thank you.

I went and refreshed on the Code of Conduct. I overlooked item 13 (or didn't remember it). I'll edit that post.

Thanks!



quote:
Originally posted by AJA


quote:
Originally posted by cpthero2
Here is the URL for that too, if you want to check out the entire magazine (it is worth it):


cpthero2, posting snippets or excerpts of published works is commonly allowed at the 'Keep, but posting links to pirated material (under which category full issues of DRAGON magazine fall) is very much not.




Robert McDonell
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