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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 15 Jun 2004 :  06:21:45  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Okay, a message in another thread got me thinking about trying this idea, so here we go.

How about a round of Forgotten Realms trivia? Iíve seen something similar to this used on other boards and Iím curious to see if it will work at Candlekeep.

The idea is that one scribe, me for example to start off, asks a FR question based on a fact from any FR gaming product or novel.

The first person to answer that question correctly and properly cite where the answer can be found, asks a question of their own.

The process then continues with each successful answer.

I hope that made sense. But, letís show an example

quote:


Example question: Where is the Grandfather Tree located?




Someone else would then answer:

quote:

Example answer: The High Forest (Forgotten Realms Campaign Supplement, page 166).



The person who answers can then ask their own question. That make sense? If so, here are some fast rules:

1. Remember FR gaming products or novels.

2. Please know the answer to your question. I think if a day has passed and no one has been able to answer correctly, itís time to offer hints or pick another question.

3. Please if you can properly cite your answer as in the above example. If you donít know the page number, thatís fine, but at least be able to reference the product/novel. This method will help the less informed, like myself, find the answer and perhaps read up on something we find interesting.

Well, if that made sense, here goes. Iíll ask the first question and whoever gets the question right and provides some citation can then ask their own and so onÖ

Siriusí Question:

Who wielded the Craulnober moonblade before it passed to Elaith? And yes, Iím looking for a name.

Yes, I know easy. But, anyone who knows me had to realize my first question would be something to do with Elaith. I am curious to see what questions others come up with and how challenging they might be.

Arivia
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Posted - 15 Jun 2004 :  06:40:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hmm...we've done this before, actually.
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George Krashos
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Posted - 15 Jun 2004 :  12:12:57  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SiriusBlack


Siriusí Question:

Who wielded the Craulnober moonblade before it passed to Elaith? And yes, Iím looking for a name.




Elanjar Craulnobur - Evermeet: Island of the Elves (hardcover, p.385).

My question is:

Who is the owner of "The Gray Book of Mysteries", a spellbook of some power?

-- George Krashos

"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 15 Jun 2004 :  14:55:20  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

My question is:

Who is the owner of "The Gray Book of Mysteries", a spellbook of some power?

-- George Krashos




Doesn't Mintiper Moonsilver have that hidden away somewhere?

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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 15 Jun 2004 :  15:35:45  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert
Doesn't Mintiper Moonsilver have that hidden away somewhere?



Yep, Mintiper Moonsilver (Code of the Harpers, page 68). Have a question WR?
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 15 Jun 2004 :  18:37:07  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SiriusBlack

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert
Doesn't Mintiper Moonsilver have that hidden away somewhere?



Yep, Mintiper Moonsilver (Code of the Harpers, page 68). Have a question WR?



I'll get back to y'all with one -- I'm a bit busy at the moment. Perhaps after work tonight...

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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 15 Jun 2004 :  18:38:12  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert
I'll get back to y'all with one -- I'm a bit busy at the moment. Perhaps after work tonight...



You're able to post from work?! It must be a government job.
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George Krashos
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Posted - 16 Jun 2004 :  04:32:58  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey! No answering a question without giving another to get the thread going! C'mon Wooly, get your act together!

-- George Krashos

"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 16 Jun 2004 :  04:56:54  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

Hey! No answering a question without giving another to get the thread going! C'mon Wooly, get your act together!

-- George Krashos




Be easy on him GK. I think that rule slipped his mind. Big surprise there. <innocent whistling>
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 16 Jun 2004 :  05:43:09  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Okay, first I'm gonna smite SiriusBlack with a swarm of Miniature Giant Space Hamsters...

Okay, here's my question:

Who owns the establishment where Elminster was once found head downward in a laundry chute?

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George Krashos
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Posted - 16 Jun 2004 :  14:00:02  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert


Who owns the establishment where Elminster was once found head downward in a laundry chute?



Ophala Cheldarstorn - Volo's Guide to the North, p.138.

My question is:

Who stole seven great gems from a zulkir's headress while the Thayan still wore it?

-- George Krashos

"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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martynq
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Posted - 17 Jun 2004 :  11:04:54  Show Profile  Visit martynq's Homepage Send martynq a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hmmm... very hard, George. No search term available other than zulkir and that current returns quite a lot of hits in my (very very incomplete) database of notes.

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George Krashos
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Posted - 17 Jun 2004 :  13:37:47  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yeah, slightly tough one - think thieves and secret societies and a person with a big, black stick.

-- George Krashos

"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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Fireheart
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Posted - 17 Jun 2004 :  16:41:11  Show Profile Send Fireheart a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

Yeah, slightly tough one - think thieves and secret societies and a person with a big, black stick.

-- George Krashos



Yipes that is hard.

Okay guessing completely - Khelban Blackstaff? (Only one I know who fits that description.) If that's right, I'm clueless as the reference through.

~Fireheart

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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 17 Jun 2004 :  16:58:17  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fireheart
Okay guessing completely - Khelban Blackstaff? (Only one I know who fits that description.) If that's right, I'm clueless as the reference through.

~Fireheart



Nope, it's Jhuvik of the Seven Gems (Cloak & Dagger, pg. 28).

Did I mention how much I love that tome? So much Realms information and not a Prc in sight.

Let me think for a bit on the next question. After these messages, I'll be right back.
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 17 Jun 2004 :  17:40:51  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SiriusBlack

Let me think for a bit on the next question. After these messages, I'll be right back.



A-HEM!




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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 17 Jun 2004 :  18:23:46  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Okay, here's one for the group participating:

Question: Where was King Azoun attacked by a Zhentarim mage who shapechanged into a beholder?
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Garen Thal
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Posted - 17 Jun 2004 :  22:26:09  Show Profile  Visit Garen Thal's Homepage Send Garen Thal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SiriusBlack

Okay, here's one for the group participating:

Question: Where was King Azoun attacked by a Zhentarim mage who shapechanged into a beholder?

The Moon and Stars tavern in Waymoot ([i]Volo's Guide to Cormyr, p. 177).

My questionis a two-parter, and you have to get both right in order to move on:
What are the proper names of the swords also called "Drake's Tooth" and "Warrior's Fang?"

Fear not! Both items are described in the same sourcebook.
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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 17 Jun 2004 :  22:37:34  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Good job Garen Thal. A two-part question? Someone likes to raise the stakes.

Edited by - SiriusBlack on 17 Jun 2004 22:38:11
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George Krashos
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Posted - 18 Jun 2004 :  04:26:09  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Garen Thal

What are the proper names of the swords also called "Drake's Tooth" and "Warrior's Fang?"

Fear not! Both items are described in the same sourcebook.



"Drake's Tooth": Shiningbite {Sea of Fallen Stars, p.15)
"Warrior's Fang": Ilbratha, "Mistress of Battles" (Sea of Fallen Stars, p.23)

Knew you'd pick a Cormyr question, Garen!

Okay, my next question is:

Grauth Mharrabath, the "Knight of Many Battles", is buried where?

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Garen Thal
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Posted - 18 Jun 2004 :  04:55:59  Show Profile  Visit Garen Thal's Homepage Send Garen Thal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
A Cormyr question? Me?!? Just what are you insinuating?
quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos
Grauth Mharrabath, the "Knight of Many Battles", is buried where?
In Undermountain, specifically in a tomb shaped like a four-poster bed, in "room #19"-Ruins of Undermountain the Elder, Campaign Guide, p. 32.

And now, a question needing a little judgement, guile, and page-flipping:
Since the Time of Troubles, what deities are members of multiple pantheons according to FR lore? For this question, the pantheons are: FaerŻnian, Orc, Elven, Drow, Dwarven, Halfling, Gnome and Mulhorandi. Defunct pantheons (such as the Untheric one) no longer count, nor do minor groupings of monster deities who might be worshipped by other species.

By the way, if my questions are becoming too complex, let me know, and I'll try and tone things down a bit.

Just a bit, though.
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Sarta
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Posted - 18 Jun 2004 :  07:45:37  Show Profile Send Sarta a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sheesh, talk about a multi-parter:

This is a bit over-kill I do admit. Some of these are worshipped by large numbers of individuals of a particular sub-race, but wouldn't be considered to be part of the race's pantheon.

Name of God Pantheons Worshiped by Reference

Ulutiu Dwarf/Faerun Arctic Dwarves Races of Faerun Page 10
Talos Dwarf/Faerun Arctic Dwarves Races of Faerun Page 10
Silvanus Elf/Faerun Wood Elves Races of Faerun Page 47
Mielikki Elf/Faerun Wood Elves Races of Faerun Page 47
Gond/Nebelun Gnome/Faerun Gnomes Demi-Human Deities page 136
Ghaunadaur Orc/Drow Orogs Races of Faerun Page 73
Tymora Hin/Faerun Hin Demi-Human Deities page 161
Mask Mulhorondi/Faerun Humans Powers and Pantheons page 96
Bast/Sharess Mulhorondi/Faerun Humans Powers and Pantheons page 96

If one wished to narrow the scope to only gods considered to belong to specific pantheons by the entire group that follows that pantheon, one would be left with only Gond/Nebelun, Tymora, Mask, and Bast/Sharess.

If one were to accept Unther as a viable pantheon one would include Hoar/Assuran, Mystra, and Tiamat. With that pantheon dismissed, they are merely Faerunian gods. (Powers and Pantheons page 96)

If one were to accept Sseth's worship by non-chultean ophidians as belonging to the Faerunian pantheon then he would qualify as a Chult/Faerun deity. (Powers and Pantheons page 84)

Humans and elves do worship Eilistraee, but it is clear that she is not a member of the elven pantheon, not worshipped in large numbers by these non-drow, and she is unknown to the vast majority of humans, so I disqualified her as a member of the Elven and Faerunian pantheons, in addition to belonging to the drow. (Non-Human deities page 13)

Assuming I answered that correctly, I'm feeling generous and will ask a single-part question: "What's the name of Lord Ryvik Dlardrageth's grandmother on his mother's side of the family?"

Sarta
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Garen Thal
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Posted - 18 Jun 2004 :  09:09:03  Show Profile  Visit Garen Thal's Homepage Send Garen Thal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm going to accept that answer, and admit that it was far too subjective to be answered "correctly" in the first place. Apologies to everyone.

I intended to include only those deities who are considered members of the pantheons in question, rather than those who are worshipped by a few members of the face. The answers I was looking for:
Mielikki, who is a member of the elven pantheon under the name Khalreshaar (Demihuman Deities)
Gond, who is called Nebelun in the Gnomish pantheon (Demihuman Deities)
Sharess, who is known as Bast in her (original) Mulhorandi incarnation (Powers & Pantheons)
Tymora, who is also a member of the Halfling pantheon (Demihuman Deities)

There are other gods who are welcome, or at least abided, among the pantheons of other groups. Mask among the Mulhorandi is one such deity (his cult status in Skuld was never sufficient to make him a member of that pantheon), and Milil among the elves is another. Likewise, Eilistraee and Lolth are both known among surface-dwellers (certainly far more than other gods of the drow), and Lolth in particular seems to be encroaching ever farther into the FaerŻnian pantheon, especially with her impersonation of Moander. Neither, however, are truly members of the FaerŻnian pantheon just yet. At least, that's my opinion.

Enough outta me, though. Someone else start yapping.
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Posted - 18 Jun 2004 :  09:13:50  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Sarta

"What's the name of Lord Ryvik Dlardrageth's grandmother on his mother's side of the family?"


His mamma was the Countess Sarya Dlardrageth, and her mamma was Lady Xiilitharra Dlardrageth. Page 10 of Hellgate Keep.

My next question:

Name the forest that was once an elven armada.

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Edited by - Wooly Rupert on 18 Jun 2004 09:16:25
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Sarta
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Posted - 18 Jun 2004 :  09:28:03  Show Profile Send Sarta a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Garen Thal

The answers I was looking for:
Mielikki, who is a member of the elven pantheon under the name Khalreshaar (Demihuman Deities)



My bad, I missed Mielikki's Khalreshaar aspect.

I would disagree with you also about Mask. Even though he is not widely worshipped amongst the Mulhorondi, the implicit agreement Ao made was that it was a straight swap with Mask and Bast. Bast/Sharess has made a better go at becoming a Faerunian deity than Mask has made at becoming a Mulhorondi deity, but the inherent nature of the decision means Ao feels that Mask is a member of that pantheon... and that's good enough for me.

Sarta
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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 18 Jun 2004 :  13:56:36  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Garen Thal

I'm going to accept that answer, and admit that it was far too subjective to be answered "correctly" in the first place. Apologies to everyone.



Ah, no need to apologize as it's all in fun. However, make the same mistake again and you'll win a special prize: Prestige Classes of the Realms.

quote:

I intended to include only those deities who are considered members of the pantheons in question, rather than those who are worshipped by a few members of the face. The answers I was looking for:
Mielikki, who is a member of the elven pantheon under the name



Mielikki is the only one that immediately sprang to mind when I read your question.
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