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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 19 Jun 2004 :  17:41:40  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, it appears that my question was a bit too tough... And part of the reason is because of the words. Though it was an armada that became a forest, it's not a fleet of ships that became a bunch of trees.

The armada in question was an elven spelljammer -- the actual ship type is called an armada. In the Year of the Twisted Horn, this ship crashed into the Sea of Fallen Stars. One wing snapped off, and the other lost its outer edges. Since elven ships are some sort of plant that is grown into shape, the ship continued to grow after its crash. The wreckage of the wings grew into a forest of hydrozoans and crystal.

'Tis called the Hanalitanar Forest, and it's described on page 138 of the Sea of Fallen Stars.

So, that question is withdrawn, and I'll ask an easier one.

Where did (then) Princess Alusair Nacacia learn to disarm foes and throw daggers?

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quote:
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Where did (then) Princess Alusair Nacacia learn to disarm foes and throw daggers?



The Inn of the Dripping Dagger (Volo's Guide to Waterdeep, pages 114-115).

Easy one here for my question, but the lore stands out in my memory:

Where in Waterdeep might one end up dancing with a Princess of Tethyr?

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I have a question if SiriusBlack passes.
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quote:
Originally posted by SiriusBlack

quote:
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Where did (then) Princess Alusair Nacacia learn to disarm foes and throw daggers?



The Inn of the Dripping Dagger (Volo's Guide to Waterdeep, pages 114-115).

Easy one here for my question, but the lore stands out in my memory:

Where in Waterdeep might one end up dancing with a Princess of Tethyr?



The Moon Sphere, Volo's Guide to Waterdeep, page 145.

Back in a bit with my question.

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Posted - 19 Jun 2004 :  19:03:08  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
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The Moon Sphere, Volo's Guide to Waterdeep, page 145.




Yep, one part of FR lore that still breaks my heart each time I read it.
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Okay, my next question:

This odd structure, found in Cormyr, was once the seat of the Kirinar noble family. What is this structure now called?

Oh, and a question about this challenge: are we sticking to just Faerūn, or is anything in Realmspace open?

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Posted - 19 Jun 2004 :  19:25:46  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
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Oh, and a question about this challenge: are we sticking to just Faerūn, or is anything in Realmspace open?



I'd vote just sticking to Faerun. However, if others are more inclined to include all Realmspace (nice words), that would be fine too.
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quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

Okay, my next question:

This odd structure, found in Cormyr, was once the seat of the Kirinar noble family. What is this structure now called?

Oh, and a question about this challenge: are we sticking to just Faerūn, or is anything in Realmspace open?



The Falling Tower.(Volo's Guide to Cormyr, page 93)

Yay, I finally got one!

Question: Name the most maneuverable vessel on the Inner Sea, and the wizard who is its master.


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Wind's Despair captained by Quelzur Naismen (Pirates of the Sea of Fallen Stars page 77).

What is the name of the ancient book that speaks of a buried ruins in the High Moors, under which a long-forgotten goddess is buried.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 19 Jun 2004 :  21:24:17  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think I know this one, because I've long been tinkering with a plot idea around it... But a couple of us have kinda been dominating this challenge, and I'll be dipped if I can remember where the exact reference is. So I'll give someone else a shot. If it's not answered by the time I get home tonight, I'll dig thru my notes and find the source and page number.

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Posted - 20 Jun 2004 :  03:57:57  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Okay, I still don't know where I know this one from... And though I am fairly certain I am correct, I'll not post my next question until Sarta confirms my answer.

The name of the book is the Yielding Tide.

Sarta, if I am right, can you tell me where that reference is? After searching thru my notes for an hour, I could not find my long-ago scribbling, so I gave up.

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quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

Well, it appears that my question was a bit too tough... And part of the reason is because of the words. Though it was an armada that became a forest, it's not a fleet of ships that became a bunch of trees.



I did actually see this one Wooly, but thought it might also apply to the bits of spelljammer left over from the Weeping War that became part of that green dragon's lair in Cormanthor. Before I could make a clarification query, I realised that I hadn't slept the previous night and pretty much collapsed at my keyboard.

Good question though - don't make 'em easy - make 'em hard!

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Posted - 20 Jun 2004 :  06:21:00  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

Well, it appears that my question was a bit too tough... And part of the reason is because of the words. Though it was an armada that became a forest, it's not a fleet of ships that became a bunch of trees.



I did actually see this one Wooly, but thought it might also apply to the bits of spelljammer left over from the Weeping War that became part of that green dragon's lair in Cormanthor. Before I could make a clarification query, I realised that I hadn't slept the previous night and pretty much collapsed at my keyboard.

Good question though - don't make 'em easy - make 'em hard!

-- George Krashos




Well, I don't want them to be so tough that only a few of us can answer them... At least, not all of the questions should be like that. It's more fun with more participants.

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Posted - 20 Jun 2004 :  08:43:28  Show Profile Send Sarta a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
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The name of the book is the Yielding Tide.

Sarta, if I am right, can you tell me where that reference is? After searching thru my notes for an hour, I could not find my long-ago scribbling, so I gave up.



You got it. In terms of the reference, I pulled it from the rumors and events of Elminster's Ecologies for the Stonelands and Goblin Marches. It may also be referenced elsewhere, but I'm unaware of it.

The next question is in your hands.

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quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

Before I could make a clarification query, I realised that I hadn't slept the previous night and pretty much collapsed at my keyboard.



Ahh, the joys of fatherhood. Grab sleep when and where you can. You'll have plenty of time to worry about realms lore at 4 am when you cannot sleep due to duty calling.

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Posted - 20 Jun 2004 :  15:01:58  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Sarta

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

The name of the book is the Yielding Tide.

Sarta, if I am right, can you tell me where that reference is? After searching thru my notes for an hour, I could not find my long-ago scribbling, so I gave up.



You got it. In terms of the reference, I pulled it from the rumors and events of Elminster's Ecologies for the Stonelands and Goblin Marches. It may also be referenced elsewhere, but I'm unaware of it.

The next question is in your hands.

Sarta



Ah, thank you. I thought it was one of the Elminster's Ecologies books, but I flipped through the High Moors one and saw nothing...

I'll go for a slightly easier one this time.

At what tavern will you have sprites as waiters and see a lizard man bartender?

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It's Waterdeep's Misty Beard tavern (Volo's Guide to Waterdeep pp. 90-2). I am the masta of Realmslore!

OK,

The Chatelaine of the Tower of Ashaba is Aseel Tarnriver. But can you name Mourngrym's Underchatelaine?

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Hm. Or this:

Name a Waterdhavian escort found in Lackpurse Lane.

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I've not got any ideas for a new question, so I'll hold off on answering this one... But what was the answer and source for your previous one?

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Oh, OK. The Underchatelaine is Orlindea, featured in "Moonrise Over Myth Drannor", the Ed Greenwood short story published with the Eye of the Beholder III PC game. It's a nice story which I wish could be made more widely available.
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quote:
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Oh, OK. The Underchatelaine is Orlindea, featured in "Moonrise Over Myth Drannor", the Ed Greenwood short story published with the Eye of the Beholder III PC game. It's a nice story which I wish could be made more widely available.



You know, I've been thinking of re-reading that story, of late. I sort of permanently acquired that game book from a friend who had sort of permanently acquired it from another friend, who actually had the game... I think by now both of them have forgotten about it.

As for your current question... I'm stumped. I didn't flip thru all my Waterdhavian stuff, but I did hit the major sources, and I can't even find that Lane...

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quote:
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I can't even find that Lane...



Right above Belnimbra's Street on the border of Dock Ward and Castle Ward.
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Posted - 22 Jun 2004 :  06:59:54  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This is just a guess... Besnyl Iyrivvin?

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The one I had in mind was Dancing Darella, mentioned on 1996's Forgotten Realms Conspectus poster, along with Sharleene of Slop Street and Ilyth of the Gentle Tentacles.

'Nother!

Name at least one of the Thunder Peaks.
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quote:
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The one I had in mind was Dancing Darella, mentioned on 1996's Forgotten Realms Conspectus poster, along with Sharleene of Slop Street and Ilyth of the Gentle Tentacles.

'Nother!

Name at least one of the Thunder Peaks.



Perhaps to be a bit more fair to those that don't have huge libraries, we should stick to more mainstream stuff... I, personally, wouldn't have thought of looking at the Conspectus or at the Eye of the Beholder manual.

As for one of the Peaks, how's about the Blood Horn? 'Tis described on page 128 of the FRCS, and shown on the map on page 117, same book. Cult of the Dragon also mentions this one, on page 39, though that source called it the Bloodhorn.

So, is that one of the Peaks you're looking for? If so, what are the others, and where'd you find mention of them?

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