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Faraer
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Posted - 16 Aug 2005 :  03:19:18  Show Profile  Visit Faraer's Homepage Send Faraer a Private Message
Card games: Archers, Chase the Dragon*, High Dragon, Old Wizard, Smashcastle, Strikedragon/Battles, Swords, Swords and Shields, talis card games

Dice games: thabort, Traitors’ Heads, Wheel-of-Spells*

Board games: chess and variants (lanceboard), chethlachance, fiveknights, lancers and lions, shirestone

Other games: jacks, shove-skittles, tag, Toss the Dagger

* might be mixed up as to which is card, which dice
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webmanus
Learned Scribe

Sweden
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Posted - 16 Aug 2005 :  07:23:22  Show Profile  Visit webmanus's Homepage  Click to see webmanus's MSN Messenger address Send webmanus a Private Message
Hi,

I thought that I would not walk this halls for a while, at least asking one or two questions ... but, here I am again.

We are many fellows who do not know which day and month king Azoun IV died. Maybe, master Aed from Greedwood could help us out.

Now, which way to go ... a, yes, thanks for your time.

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Asgetrion
Master of Realmslore

Finland
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Posted - 16 Aug 2005 :  09:14:04  Show Profile  Visit Asgetrion's Homepage Send Asgetrion a Private Message
Well met, fair Lady THO and Ed!

Ed, I enjoyed Silverfall a lot, and I truly consider it a milestone in fantasy literature. I cannot recall any other novel that has portrayed villains and anti-heroes so marvelously. Too often we see villains whose only connection to the "heroes" (whether in a rpg adventure or a novel) is only through their sinister ambitions and the threat they pose to the society. Now we had a glimpse at their dreams, passions, and even hobbies - such as reading romantic novels. That scene with Master Labraster slipping in horse dung, while drunkenly moaning at his fate touched me deeply! Or the zhent assassin that wrote the 'Heartsteel' novels...

I just would have liked it go on and on... but every good thing comes to an end *sigh*

Now I heard that your 'Best of Eddie' is soon available at my local bookstore, so I just have to wait for a couple of weeks to get my hands on that. And then there will be the 'City of Splendors' - I just wonder how on Fair Toril you find time to write all that

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EvilKnight
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USA
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Posted - 16 Aug 2005 :  15:17:54  Show Profile  Visit EvilKnight's Homepage Send EvilKnight a Private Message
Dear Lady THO and Ed,

Have you considered doing some recordings of your play sessions? Kind of a folklore preservation idea for future generations of Forgotten Realms lovers to hear. I take it that a video would be scandalous and make it hard to share with the kiddies.

Considering the depth of things going on, you might have a revenue stream like a monthly podcast for subscribers.

EvilKnight

Edited by - EvilKnight on 16 Aug 2005 15:19:57
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The Simbul
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Posted - 19 Aug 2005 :  08:35:59  Show Profile  Visit The Simbul's Homepage Send The Simbul a Private Message
Dear Mr. Greenwood,

I have a few questions about the Simbul and her possessions, that I imagine only you would be capable of succeeding the Knowledge check DC to answer;

It had been my assumption that she pretty much always wore that tattered black gown, to the exclusion of other garments, which would serve to explain its condition. Maybe there was some psychological sentimental attachment to it, and because of such an attachment and given her eccentricities such behavior makes for a quirky (albeit not very hygenic) character trait. But sometimes she is described as wearing other garments, like in Silverfall she wearing an elegant gown when she retrieves Sylune’s stone from Blandras Nuin, and later she is wearing some ‘living creature with flesh pockets’ that can transform itself into a garmet, while other times her clothing has a tendency to get blasted off in battles. In those cases my theory seems to fall flat.

So what is the deal with her tattered gown? What is the back-story behind it? Why does she sometimes choose to wear more elegant gowns? Does the tattered gown (or any of her other robes) have any magical properties similar to any of the magical robes in the rulebooks? Does she use mending spells or similar magic to keep some of the damage to her tattered robe in check, so that it is not completely destroyed?

Also, what does her Girdle of Rods (Elminster in Hell) do? Is it just a variant of a potion belt (mundane item in the FRCS) that holds rods instead of potions, or does it have any magical powers of its own? Also does it have anything to do with that whole notion of her storing magic rods inside her physical body and using them while they are “within” her? (which apparently she does latter in the novel, as it is described when one of them runs out of charges)

Oh, and when an apprentice of the Simbul killed off Magister Uldinus Lawkland, the “fat greasy worm of a man” (Secrets of the Magister) on her behalf (because Mystra’s laws forbid a Chosen to strike at the Magister directly), what did the Simbul do about recovering copies of her Spell Trigger magic? Is the fact that he stole copies of these spells (and perhaps dispersed them) the reason why in 3rd edition they now appear to be available for anyone to use in Magic of Faerun and the Players Guide to Faerun? Also, did she steal or discover the secrets he used to wear more than one ring at a time? I know in hthe early part of her story in Silverfall its mentioned that she is wearing a great number of rings on her hands, and at least in 3E D&D it is possible to craft magic items that do nor occupy an actual item slot (by doubling the crafting costs and market price), which I am sure she could do with her Forge Ring feat.

Lastly, in regards to the spell-storing Gems carried in Phaeldara's hair, imbeded within the Simbul's bedposts, and that she carried "under her breasts" in hopes of using them to heal Elminster (in Elminster in hell), which of the following would you consider them to be closest to in terms of actual game features;

1) Attuned Gems, as described in Magic of Faerun.
2) The focus component gems for a particularly long duration casting of one of her Simbul's Spell Matrix line of spells.
3) Spell-storing gems that are the result perhaps of a variant of the Focal Stone spell used by Valamaradace (described on the WoTC website here:
http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/wn/20040225a )
or the Shalantha's Delicate Disk spell found in Lost Empires of Faerun.
4) Spellstars, or their 3E equivalents, as decribed in the Seven Sisters.
5) something else entirely.

Thanks



Edited by - The Simbul on 19 Aug 2005 08:51:02
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Dargoth
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Posted - 20 Aug 2005 :  00:49:40  Show Profile  Visit Dargoth's Homepage Send Dargoth a Private Message
I hear Eds handing out promos of Elminster mini at Gencon which will appear in the Underdark set.

What did you think of it Ed?

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The Simbul
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Posted - 20 Aug 2005 :  05:40:10  Show Profile  Visit The Simbul's Homepage Send The Simbul a Private Message
An Elminster mini?

How would they fit all of his special abilities and spells onto those tiny stat cards? Hell, several of the powers he does have (Immunity to Aging, Name Attunement, ability to wield Spellfire) werent even included in his 3E FRCS stat block, and they had a full page for that...
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Dargoth
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Australia
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Posted - 20 Aug 2005 :  05:57:51  Show Profile  Visit Dargoth's Homepage Send Dargoth a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Simbul

An Elminster mini?

How would they fit all of his special abilities and spells onto those tiny stat cards? Hell, several of the powers he does have (Immunity to Aging, Name Attunement, ability to wield Spellfire) werent even included in his 3E FRCS stat block, and they had a full page for that...



Elminster is an Epic figure which means he has 2 stat cards (This is new and Underdark will be the first set to feature it) basicly theres a Card for 200 point plaqy and a card for 500 point play Elminsters non epic card is worth 101 and his epic card is worth around 270

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The Simbul
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Posted - 20 Aug 2005 :  13:40:19  Show Profile  Visit The Simbul's Homepage Send The Simbul a Private Message
Wow well thats nice. Lets just hope they dont mess up his stat block then.

That aside, I hope they make ones of some of the other Chosen (hmm can you guess which one to which I am refering?). I hear alot of D&D Miniatures players use (or perhaps, abuse) the powers of the Red Wizard mini....I dont know because I dont play, but maybe a mini of the Simbul might putting those tactics to a swift end.
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Dargoth
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Posted - 20 Aug 2005 :  13:52:09  Show Profile  Visit Dargoth's Homepage Send Dargoth a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Simbul

Wow well thats nice. Lets just hope they dont mess up his stat block then.

That aside, I hope they make ones of some of the other Chosen (hmm can you guess which one to which I am refering?). I hear alot of D&D Miniatures players use (or perhaps, abuse) the powers of the Red Wizard mini....I dont know because I dont play, but maybe a mini of the Simbul might putting those tactics to a swift end.



Elminsters Stat cards

Elminster of Shadowdale: CG 16/60; Reg: 100 pts, Level 12, Spd 6, AC 18, HP 90; Epic: 269 pts, level 20, Spd 6, AC 26, 200 hp

Elminster's main special abilitity is Mastery of Spellcasting which lets him cast every spell that each creature of your warband has once. His Commander Effect grants +2 to Spell DCs, and his Warband Building allows LG commanders in your warband! He has two uses of scorching ray and a new spell called somthing curse which forces all saves made by and enemy to be rolled twice taking the lower roll DC 19; plus the quick cast and spell penetration.He has a no save 20 fire damage line special ability (his epic is 30).

The Epic Elminster has unlimited scorching ray, 2 uses of disintegrate, and baneful teleport which sends a creature back to starting tile, no save.

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Alva
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Belgium
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Posted - 20 Aug 2005 :  15:34:14  Show Profile  Visit Alva's Homepage Send Alva a Private Message
My first post ever on this forum; here i go...

Dear Mr. Greenwood,

First, I want to thank U for creating the Realms. Since the release of Baldur's Gate on PC I am a huge fan of The Forgotten Realms and completely addicted to realmslore.

Currently, I am working on a new campaign, featuring the Western Heartlands, Sememmon and The Zhentarim. For this purpose I am searching for as much information as possible about Triel, near Elturel and Soubar. I've found quite a bit in the FRCS 2nd Edition and Volo's Guide to the Sword Coast, but nothing in the FRCS 3rd Edition or other recent publications. Nothing up to date to 1373DR therefore.

So, i was wondering how Triel is doing in present day? Some general information (population, people of power in the community, temples,...) would be fantastic. Also, is Elvar the Grainlord still Lord of Triel? Is he in 3.5 rules still a CN male human Rog9? Is he still obsessed by religion; and if so which god does he whorships these days? Is Antriera still the only priestess in town? Is the town facing some problems currently? In Cloak&Dagger is mentioned that the Zhentarim are present in Triel, but what is their exact influence in the town?

I could go further for hours with questions but i guess this is enough.

Thanks.
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George Krashos
Master of Realmslore

Australia
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Posted - 21 Aug 2005 :  05:59:01  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message
Ed killed off Elvar the Grainlord in his novel "Hand of Fire", the last in the Shandril Trilogy. Triel hasn't been updated anywhere for the current Realms (1370s DR) so unless Ed can add anything here, you pretty much have free rein.

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Steven Schend
Forgotten Realms Designer & Author

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Posted - 21 Aug 2005 :  16:14:17  Show Profile  Visit Steven Schend's Homepage  Send Steven Schend a Yahoo! Message Send Steven Schend a Private Message
Strange aside that I ran across while looking through elder things....

We've been misspelling a city in Impiltur for years! On the original maps in the Ol' Grey Box, the city's name is printed as Alammach. I don't know if I was the first one to screw it up in Sea of Fallen Stars or not, but I've been typing that as Hlammach for years....and now I'm embarrassed.

Then again, many a new place has come into existence on the maps simply because the original mappers couldn't read Ed's crabbed hand-writings (at least that's the story Jeff Grubb tells about many a place name...)

Not so much a question or comment to Ed as to the constant little surprises that lurk in the Realms, even for those of us who've worked closely with it for 18 years....

Hope Gen Con went well for ye, Ed (and any one else who made it to Indy).

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Kajehase
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Greetings Ed and Lady Hooded One.

I have a question concerning the Incantatrix, which I understand started out as an NPC-class in a Dragon-article by Ed.

In the class-description for Incantatrix in the Player's Guide to Faerűn, it is said that most incantatrixes are female. What I was wondering is: Is there any in-game "fluff/lore" reason for this?

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Elrond Half Elven
Learned Scribe

United Kingdom
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Posted - 22 Aug 2005 :  00:05:00  Show Profile  Visit Elrond Half Elven's Homepage  Click to see Elrond Half Elven's MSN Messenger address Send Elrond Half Elven a Private Message
Hail Ed and of course My Lady Hooded One!

Firstly I'd like to express just a little of the happyness I've felt while playing a FR Campaign. Indeed I must award you a hell of alot of respect for all the effort, time and kill that you've put into the creation of the realms. Many Thanks!

My question is random :-p. I was wondering the other day, ho much input did you have to the Spelljammer setting? (From what I understand TSR Elaborated on the other contenents of Toril). I was wondering if the idea of the Spheres was yours or a marketing tool used by TSR to join at least 3 of their Settings together.

I'm currently a PC in a Spelljammer Game, and while I a enjoying it, I'd never run a game of it and I most leave it seperate from the games which I DM tbh I find it a bit too cooky :-p.

I appologise if I've asked a question which you cannot answer!

Hanx
Elrond

Once upon a midnight dreary, while i pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore-
While i nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
-The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
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Wooly Rupert
Master of Mischief
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Posted - 22 Aug 2005 :  00:39:25  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Elrond Half Elven

Hail Ed and of course My Lady Hooded One!

Firstly I'd like to express just a little of the happyness I've felt while playing a FR Campaign. Indeed I must award you a hell of alot of respect for all the effort, time and kill that you've put into the creation of the realms. Many Thanks!

My question is random :-p. I was wondering the other day, ho much input did you have to the Spelljammer setting? (From what I understand TSR Elaborated on the other contenents of Toril). I was wondering if the idea of the Spheres was yours or a marketing tool used by TSR to join at least 3 of their Settings together.

I'm currently a PC in a Spelljammer Game, and while I a enjoying it, I'd never run a game of it and I most leave it seperate from the games which I DM tbh I find it a bit too cooky :-p.

I appologise if I've asked a question which you cannot answer!

Hanx
Elrond



I believe the idea of crystal spheres, and how it was thought up, was in the preface to one of the two books in the Adventures in Space boxed set. It was either there or in the article in Dragon that first discussed Spelljammer.

Quoting from the lovely Lady Hooded One when I asked a similar question, last year:

quote:
On March 22, 2004 THO said: Wooly Rupert, I can start to answer this question without checking with Ed (don't worry, I will, later :}), because he wrote the first accessory for Spelljammer (SJR1, I think: "Lost Ships" was the title), and had a LOT of fun with it. I recall overhearing him GIGGLING when Jeff Grubb (designer of the setting) was describing some of the "wacky science" of the setting, on the phone.

Bored guard on ship, smoking (against rules): just before superior officer comes around checking, tosses pipe sideways over the rail, nods to officer, officer moves on, guard reaches out and catches his pipe again -- which has circled around amidships to pop back up again...the same trajectory (smack in back of head warning!) vomit follows, when projected 'over the side.'
:}
THO


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Faraer
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From "The enchanting incantatrix" (Dragon #90):
quote:
All those identified as incantatrixes (and there are only seven known living incantatrixes in the Realms at present) thus far have been females of human or half-elven stock. It is not known whether beings of other races and sexes can become incantatrixes, but some sages suspect that the (human male) spellcaster known as Durngrym, an adventurer who lived some seven hundred winters ago, was an incantatrix (the male term, according to the sage Marridus, is “incantatar”). The individual presently known only as “The Mage of Stars” may also be an incantatar.
I.e. incantatrixes aren't well enough understood to say why they're almost all women, though doubtless some sages have theories.
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George Krashos
Master of Realmslore

Australia
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Posted - 22 Aug 2005 :  02:39:09  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Steven Schend

Strange aside that I ran across while looking through elder things....

We've been misspelling a city in Impiltur for years! On the original maps in the Ol' Grey Box, the city's name is printed as Alammach. I don't know if I was the first one to screw it up in Sea of Fallen Stars or not, but I've been typing that as Hlammach for years....and now I'm embarrassed.



That's not an Ol' Grey Box map you're looking at Steven; it's the one from FR9 The Bloodstone Lands (which is full of mistakes: Sevenecho as Sevone, Ravens Bluff as Ravensgate, High Haspur as something else etc.). The lands of Impiltur just missed out on the 'smaller' maps in the 1E boxed set, and no Impilturian city gets noted on the large 'Faerun-wide' maps. Given that Steve Perrin (drawing from Ed's notes) gives us Hlammach in FR6, I'd say it's a pretty safe bet that this is the correct terminology.

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Elrond Half Elven
Learned Scribe

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Posted - 22 Aug 2005 :  08:34:03  Show Profile  Visit Elrond Half Elven's Homepage  Click to see Elrond Half Elven's MSN Messenger address Send Elrond Half Elven a Private Message
quote:
[quote:Originally posted by Elrond Half Elven]

Hail Ed and of course My Lady Hooded One!

Firstly I'd like to express just a little of the happyness I've felt while playing a FR Campaign. Indeed I must award you a hell of alot of respect for all the effort, time and kill that you've put into the creation of the realms. Many Thanks!

My question is random :-p. I was wondering the other day, ho much input did you have to the Spelljammer setting? (From what I understand TSR Elaborated on the other contenents of Toril). I was wondering if the idea of the Spheres was yours or a marketing tool used by TSR to join at least 3 of their Settings together.

I'm currently a PC in a Spelljammer Game, and while I a enjoying it, I'd never run a game of it and I most leave it seperate from the games which I DM tbh I find it a bit too cooky :-p.

I appologise if I've asked a question which you cannot answer!

Hanx
Elrond




I believe the idea of crystal spheres, and how it was thought up, was in the preface to one of the two books in the Adventures in Space boxed set. It was either there or in the article in Dragon that first discussed Spelljammer.

Quoting from the lovely Lady Hooded One when I asked a similar question, last year:

quote:
On March 22, 2004 THO said: Wooly Rupert, I can start to answer this question without checking with Ed (don't worry, I will, later :}), because he wrote the first accessory for Spelljammer (SJR1, I think: "Lost Ships" was the title), and had a LOT of fun with it. I recall overhearing him GIGGLING when Jeff Grubb (designer of the setting) was describing some of the "wacky science" of the setting, on the phone.

Bored guard on ship, smoking (against rules): just before superior officer comes around checking, tosses pipe sideways over the rail, nods to officer, officer moves on, guard reaches out and catches his pipe again -- which has circled around amidships to pop back up again...the same trajectory (smack in back of head warning!) vomit follows, when projected 'over the side.'
:}
THO


Yar, it seems that Woolys answered my question!

Hanx
Elrond

Once upon a midnight dreary, while i pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore-
While i nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
-The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
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Asgetrion
Master of Realmslore

Finland
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Posted - 22 Aug 2005 :  13:26:06  Show Profile  Visit Asgetrion's Homepage Send Asgetrion a Private Message
Well met once again, Lady THO and Ed!

In the novel Elminster's daughter Vangerdahast has a kitchen sink in his "hideout". I wished to ask that are kitchen sinks (that flush into drains) common in the Realms, then? You also answered my query about tallhouses, and described that there may be even flushable toilets (with water coming from rooftop water cisterns). Maybe these sinks only available in large cities, and only among the wealthy? I had always assumed that washbasins are what people use for cleaning dishes...

Also, (and this may sound really foolish, which I apologise) I was curious about how "specialized" craftsmen are in the Realms? Are there any ropemakers, for example, who only make and sell ropes, or do most craftsmen (experts) try to make several products within their skill. Another example might also be a carpenter, who specializes in crafting fine pieces of furniture (such as chairs, tables, wooden statues, etc). If he lived in a remote village, would he also work occasionally as a roofer (or repair wooden things) for the other villagers (these tasks apparently fall within the Carpentry skill)?

On the same issue, I know that you have previously described "typical" villages in the Heartlands, but do these villagers usually buy their "everyday" items from peddlers or try to make them themselves (even without proper skills)? Such as barrels, pots, ropes, etc.
If there is no resident craftsman in the village (potter, craftsman, ropemaker, saddler, etc.), do they try to make these items themselves? I mean like "you make the barrels, since you have some experince in carpentry, and I will try to make us rope... Dornar know something about leather, so he'd probably be the best leatherworker among us"?
I know that there is usually a blacksmith, but how common (and
profitable) would it be for a potter/cooper/ropemaker live in a small
(farming) hamlet/village?

I also wish to ask the same about butchers - do most communitites with livestock have a resident butcher/slaughterer, or do they take the animals to the nearest town/city? Or do they slaughter the animals themselves when they need meat for cooking? If there is a butcher in a village, would he be paid for every animal, and would he also then prepare the meat to be sold elsewhere? Or is it more common to slaughter animals in the nearest town/city?

Then I'd like to ask how often (usually) travelling merchants/peddlers would visit small villages/hamlets?

Thank you for your patience, once again!

This fellow librarian wishes you well, and I am anxiously waiting for the 'City of Splendors' :) I have almost finished your 'The Best of Eddie', and it has been fantastic!

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Dargoth
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Australia
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A BIG request to Ed

How easy is it to come across the FR specfic spells that have appeared in the FR 3.X source books?

For example how easy would it be for a character to track down someone who had a copy of Laerals Cutting Hand, Halasters fetch, Aganazzars scorcher etc

Thanks in advance

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Hiya Ed,

Who is the mother of Malark, that is kin to Alicia of the Moonshaes? :) And how is she related to Alicia? Of course, anything else you can say about this would be interesting to read about.

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The Sage
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Greetings Ed,

This has to do with Rhauntides, or rather... his wife and apprentice.

What do we know (besides her being the wife of Rhauntides and his apprentice as well as the few details mentioned in Volo's Guide to the Dalelands and The Dalelands supplement) about Shaunil Tharm herself?

Additionally, what is her current status? We know only from the FRCS that she left on a "secret mission" (in 1371 DR), but she's not been heard from since.

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tauster
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Posted - 23 Aug 2005 :  10:27:46  Show Profile  Visit tauster's Homepage Send tauster a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

Greetings Ed,

This has to do with Rhauntides, or rather... his wife and apprentice.

What do we know (besides her being the wife of Rhauntides and his apprentice as well as the few details mentioned in Volo's Guide to the Dalelands and The Dalelands supplement) about Shaunil Tharm herself?

Additionally, what is her current status? We know only from the FRCS that she left on a "secret mission" (in 1371 DR), but she's not been heard from since.

that´s something i too really would like to know. in fact, anything about rhauntides would be great! what about examples of his adventures? i´m aware that a complete list of what he has done is probably not possible (and of no real use fo dm´s, as it doesn´t allow "elbow room"), but some of his exploits would be great. ...for example: how did he come to own and command fourteen golems???

Edited by - tauster on 23 Aug 2005 10:38:35
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George Krashos
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I've had a few musings re Rhauntides (and you get some indirect hints re this guy - I think - in Secrets of the Magister) and tweaked the description in Highmoon re Shaunil Tharm when FRCS was in development (originally, he just died, Shaunil wasn't mentioned and he left the belt of stars to the monk guy ...). I've evn conceptualised an adventure which deals with just what Shaunil Tharm is up to ...

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