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Karth
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Posted - 14 Nov 2005 :  16:07:02  Show Profile  Visit Karth's Homepage  Send Karth an AOL message Send Karth a Private Message
Yep. The Hooded One is a secret Harper Agent. I always suspected.

Seriously: Get well soon, dear lady.
We need Ed's divine messenger on the case... ;)

-Karth
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Dhomal
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Posted - 14 Nov 2005 :  18:12:59  Show Profile  Visit Dhomal's Homepage Send Dhomal a Private Message
Hello-

Well - I too am glad to hear that everything is OK - or at least - headed towards that way. :)

I too know about the long drives to and from work.... 45 minutes or so each way - provided there is good weather - and since I live in a not-so-distant area from Mr Ed of the Green Wood - I can say that the weatehr here is somewhat - shall I say - Unforgiving... (* Kuje can back me up on that one! LOL *)


The Sage's comment -
"..........He's all about life, the Realmslore, and everything!....."

Good call! However - I hope we don't start just getting answers - and not have them tied into specific questions - I fear I would not be able to wait the time to figure out what questions went with what answers! :) :)

Dhomal



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Zanan
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Posted - 17 Nov 2005 :  08:57:29  Show Profile  Visit Zanan's Homepage Send Zanan a Private Message
Vendui Hooded One and Ed!

Now, I had the pleasure to read Elminster's Daughter recently and while dusting off my older books, I glanced into the Heroes' Lorebook and read a bit about Myrmeen Lhal, amongst others. The book gives some detailed descriptions about various of our much loved heros, but, after reading the aforementioned novel, I was somewhat surprised to discern that Myrmeen was, back then, in her mid-40s. Given the events described in the novel (dated in the early 1370s, I would assume), she would be (at least) some 5 to 10 years older nowadays. My study of human physiology - far from being that extensive - lead me to believe that it would be rather difficult for her to ... ahem .. well ... you know, the happy time she spent with Vangherdahast near the end of the novel. Could it be then - given the fact that human females tend to keep the secret about their true ages close to their chests - that those two authors of the Heroes' Lorebook erred when writing down her age?

I noted the same thing with that lass called Cattie-brie, who was supposed to be in her late 30s close to the year of 1358 D.R.. That would send the companion of the well-known scimitar-wielder into her early 50s, now that we have 1374 D.R..

Hm ... maybe I read too much.

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Mumadar Ibn Huzal
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Posted - 18 Nov 2005 :  20:15:40  Show Profile Send Mumadar Ibn Huzal a Private Message
Neah, not too much reading. Good observations. We ought to see more (especially those belonging to the shorter lived races) known characters retire or die in the upcoming novels, source books etc. (like we have seen in the case of the late Azoun). It would be stretching suspense of disbelief if everyone suddenly has access to life extending magic and/or other life-prolonging devices...
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Posted - 20 Nov 2005 :  12:00:32  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage  Click to see Alaundo's MSN Messenger address Send Alaundo a Private Message
Well met

Found this scroll, from an Italian fan, floating around the corridors, so placed it herein:

quote:
Posted by Sir Himo Aryvandaar

Hello, i'm italian, i have no question for Mr.Ed Greenwood, i wrote on this page to give him a special thanks!
"Ed, i give u my thanks to have created the Forgotten Realms.. (sorry for the bad bad english), when i fall down, when i'm alone, when all the things around me turn melancholy..i lose myself inside the Forgotten Realms, between the streets of Calimport or the shining magic of Waterdeep, and write stories and many more, and i feel so good !
So i wanna give u my special special thanks.

I hope that this massege can arrive to you, on the spiral of wind trought Candlekeep!

THX Ed

regards Sir Himo Aryvandaar

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George Krashos
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Posted - 20 Nov 2005 :  22:41:07  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message
That'll make the big guy grin from ear to ear.

-- George Krashos

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Bendal
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Posted - 20 Nov 2005 :  23:33:51  Show Profile  Visit Bendal's Homepage Send Bendal a Private Message
I've seen descriptions somewhere of what was described as a boil on the face of the earth, that concentrated corruption and evil energies, and could only be reduced in strength or neutralized for a short time. Has anyone else seen such a feature, and what book was it in?
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The Sage
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Posted - 21 Nov 2005 :  06:37:19  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message
Ed, I've got a question about Castlemorn.

As I recall, the last official update for the release of this book was set for September:-

quote:
Originally posted by Faraer

Latest news on Ed Greenwood's campaign setting posted by Steve Creech on the ENWorld boards:
quote:
Bastion is working with Studio 2 on the release of Ed Greenwood's Castlemorn with a likely release date in late September. Castlemorn will be a hardcover with full color artwork.


To give you a little more info, the text has been undergoing a bit of tweaking by Tom Knauss and Tim Hitchcock and is now in the final editing stage. I served as the art director for the first time with this book and I have to say that some of these images will knock your eyeballs out, especially when you see some of the scenic vistas that Gareth Verleyen did and some of the other stuff by a guy named Bruce Colero (remember that name, you will be seeing again in the future). As the book grows closer to being released, there will be previews and sneak peeks. :)

Oh yeah, we are planning to have at least a partial mock-up of the book at Gen Con if everything goes well.


I'm eagerly anticipating the development of this setting, so I'm curious as to its current status?

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The Sage
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Posted - 21 Nov 2005 :  06:45:16  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

I'm not sure if a scribe has already noted this here at Candlkeeep, but the third part of Ed's Oroon Rising is now up at WotC's Legendology website.
love,
THO

I was just going to mention that my lady .

Here's the link:- http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=legendology/dnd/article6


Now with Part 4:- http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/fict/20051105a


Featuring Part 5:- http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/fict/20051119a

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ShadowOfSouls
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Posted - 22 Nov 2005 :  16:37:20  Show Profile  Visit ShadowOfSouls's Homepage  Click to see ShadowOfSouls's MSN Messenger address Send ShadowOfSouls a Private Message
I just finished reading City of Splendors and had a tiny question from it... The cult. I want to know more about it :) Well ok it's more of a demand than a question ;) What are these gods that they worship? Rituals? Organization? Where are you likely to run into them?
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ElaineCunningham
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Posted - 22 Nov 2005 :  17:00:19  Show Profile  Visit ElaineCunningham's Homepage Send ElaineCunningham a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by ShadowOfSouls

I just finished reading City of Splendors and had a tiny question from it... The cult. I want to know more about it :) Well ok it's more of a demand than a question ;) What are these gods that they worship? Rituals? Organization? Where are you likely to run into them?



I'm not Ed, but I am working on an article about monster cults in general, and the Amalgamation cult in particular. When I have more info on the particulars, I'll post a note here, in my Q&A thread, and in the City of Splendors thread in the Novels section.

ec
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The Sage
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Posted - 23 Nov 2005 :  00:16:17  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by ElaineCunningham

quote:
Originally posted by ShadowOfSouls

I just finished reading City of Splendors and had a tiny question from it... The cult. I want to know more about it :) Well ok it's more of a demand than a question ;) What are these gods that they worship? Rituals? Organization? Where are you likely to run into them?



I'm not Ed, but I am working on an article about monster cults in general, and the Amalgamation cult in particular. When I have more info on the particulars, I'll post a note here, in my Q&A thread, and in the City of Splendors thread in the Novels section.

ec

That's great news EC!

I was thinking about writing up a small organisation block for the Amalgamation cult to include in an upcomingCompendium, but I may just delay that now, at least until you can share more details about your efforts.

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Gray Richardson
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USA
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Posted - 24 Nov 2005 :  18:11:57  Show Profile  Visit Gray Richardson's Homepage Send Gray Richardson a Private Message
I know it's not Thanksgiving for Ed or Alaundo today, but as it is Thanksgiving day here in the US, I just wanted to give thanks to Ed for creating the Realms and for continuously sharing his wisdom and his passion here with us. Thank you Ed!

And I also wanted to give thanks to the Lovely Lady Hooded One for so diligently bringing us Ed's words and for her own insights, and, well for just being so darn lovely all the way around. Thank you lady Hooded One!

And to Alaundo for making such a wonderful home for us all here at Candlekeep! Thank you all! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
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Alaundo
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Posted - 24 Nov 2005 :  19:23:52  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage  Click to see Alaundo's MSN Messenger address Send Alaundo a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Gray Richardson

I know it's not Thanksgiving for Ed or Alaundo today, but as it is Thanksgiving day here in the US, I just wanted to give thanks to Ed for creating the Realms and for continuously sharing his wisdom and his passion here with us. Thank you Ed!

And I also wanted to give thanks to the Lovely Lady Hooded One for so diligently bringing us Ed's words and for her own insights, and, well for just being so darn lovely all the way around. Thank you lady Hooded One!

And to Alaundo for making such a wonderful home for us all here at Candlekeep! Thank you all! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!



Well met

Thank ye, Gray. Thy words are much appreciated For those celebrating - a happy thanksgiving. Please feel free to post thy wishes over in the "Welcome and Well met" section

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George Krashos
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Posted - 24 Nov 2005 :  22:48:04  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message
Oh, rest assured that trencherman that he is, Ed has already celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving and is girding himself for another round of feasting for the American one. Well, in the time he has after writing the second half of Swords of Eveningstar, planning the 2nd book in the trilogy, doing stuff on Castlemorn, writing a DRAGON article or two and reviewing other FR novels currently in the pipeline. The man walks around in his own personal 'time conduit' ...

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The Sage
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Posted - 25 Nov 2005 :  00:09:23  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

Oh, rest assured that trencherman that he is, Ed has already celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving and is girding himself for another round of feasting for the American one. Well, in the time he has after writing the second half of Swords of Eveningstar, planning the 2nd book in the trilogy, doing stuff on Castlemorn, writing a DRAGON article or two and reviewing other FR novels currently in the pipeline. The man walks around in his own personal 'time conduit' ...

-- George Krashos


Well, I guess that "sort-of" answers my question about the current status of CASTLEMORN.

Thanks bud .

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George Krashos
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Posted - 25 Nov 2005 :  01:44:50  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message
Actually from his 23/11 e-mail the exact term used was "Castlemorn to fix" ... hmm, whatever could that mean. I'll pass on the query to the "great man" himself.

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The Hooded One
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Posted - 25 Nov 2005 :  03:30:07  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hello again, fellow scribes. My apologies for the silence. Which may continue for some time after this message, I’m afraid (I gave the medical staff here the slip, picked a lock - - let me tell you about hospital locks, some day - - and got into an office I wasn’t supposed to reach; after I waded through all the Internet porn jpegs that I can only conclude the surgeon was doing some extensive research on , I found his browser, managed to hail my own computer, and dug out one more reply from Ed, which follows.
I’ll be back with you as soon as I can. One of the bullets is a little deep, and it’s still in there for now, while they argue about when to do more surgery . . .

Back in August, webmanus asked, on behalf of “many fellows,” about the precise day and month King Azoun IV of Cormyr died. Ed replies:


Hi. As stated in “The Long Road Home,” the last story in my (ahem) Best of Eddie collection (oh, ALL right: THE BEST OF THE REALMS Book 2: The Stories of Ed Greenwood, Wizards of the Coast, July 2005, ISBN-10 is 0-7869-3760-2, ISBN-13 is 978-0-7869-3760-8, and there’s also this product number: 620-96711000-001-EN), Azoun’s funeral, glimpsed briefly at the end of DEATH OF THE DRAGON, befell on Kythorn 11, 1371 DR.
Azoun fell in the battle of Dragonfall a tenday earlier, dying on Mirtul 11th, 1371.



So saith Ed. So there’s THAT little bit of Realmslore cleared up.
In support of that death-date, despite some obliquely-conflicting Realmslore written by others, note that Alusair is wearing brand-new armor at the funeral, and even the best of armorers, working at a mad scramble, can hardly craft a full suit of armor, even if it’s “show armor,” in much less than ten days. Note also that a grieving widow in “The Long Road Home,” speaking on Flamerule 2, 1371 DR, spoke of her husband’s death (a man who died fighting at Azoun’s side, just before Azoun himself was dealt his mortal wound) as “two months gone.” The bodies of the dead royals were magically preserved for a one-month mourning period . . . and adding all of this Realmslore up gives us Mirtul 11th. Ed and Troy did work out a timeline for DotD, albeit after writing and trimming the text, so Ed’s not plucking a date from thin air here.
love to all,
THO


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Dargoth
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Posted - 25 Nov 2005 :  03:43:25  Show Profile  Visit Dargoth's Homepage Send Dargoth a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

One of the bullets is a little deep, and it’s still in there for now, while they argue about when to do more surgery . . .




Bullets?!??!?



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George Krashos
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Posted - 25 Nov 2005 :  04:26:09  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message
Welcome back THO! I think I speak for everyone when I say that your missive is joyously received. But I echo my countryman, Dargoth: bullets! Let's hope that was a bit of joshing on your part.

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Edited by - George Krashos on 25 Nov 2005 04:26:45
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Bakra
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quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

Welcome back THO! I think I speak for everyone when I say that your missive is joyously received. But I echo my countryman, Dargoth: bullets! Let's hope that was a bit of joshing on your part.

-- George Krashos



[/quote]
I don't think she is...from what I recall she does some dangerous stuff from time to time. And Lady Hood please don't forget, Concelment is not Cover!

I hope Candlekeep continues to be the friendly forum of fellow Realms-lovers that it has always been, as we all go through this together. If you don’t want to move to the “new” Realms, that doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with either you or the “old” Realms. Goodness knows Candlekeep, and the hearts of its scribes, are both big enough to accommodate both. If we want them to be.
(Strikes dramatic pose, raises sword to gleam in the sunset, and hopes breeches won’t fall down.)
Enough for now. The Realms lives! I have spoken! Ale and light wines half price, served by a smiling Storm Silverhand fetchingly clad in thigh-high boots and naught else! Ahem . .
So saith Ed. <snip>
love to all,
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The Sage
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Posted - 25 Nov 2005 :  04:35:37  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message
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Originally posted by George Krashos

Actually from his 23/11 e-mail the exact term used was "Castlemorn to fix" ... hmm, whatever could that mean. I'll pass on the query to the "great man" himself.

-- George Krashos


Thanks George, I appreciate that .

quote:
Hello again, fellow scribes. My apologies for the silence.
So, I see Alaundo finally let you go. Hehe... .

Seriously though, it's good to have you back at Candlekeep THO, even if it is just for a little bit .

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Dargoth
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Originally posted by George Krashos

Welcome back THO! I think I speak for everyone when I say that your missive is joyously received. But I echo my countryman, Dargoth: bullets! Let's hope that was a bit of joshing on your part.

-- George Krashos




either that or the Hooded One needs to pick her holiday destinations more carefully!

Might I suggest Tahti or Fiji for your next trip

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Kajehase
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Welcome back, oh Hooded One, even if it's only for a short while. Oh, and let me echo a few others - bullets! I do hope you'll show us the scars, though

And Dargoth, I seem to recall there being quite a bit of an upheaval in Fiji, not that long ago, so maybe she should try a place that's been largely untouched by violent political struggles, internal or external, for about 2 centuries now, like hmm...Sweden? *whistles innocently*

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George Krashos
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quote:
Originally posted by Kajehase
And Dargoth, I seem to recall there being quite a bit of an upheaval in Fiji, not that long ago, so maybe she should try a place that's been largely untouched by violent political struggles, internal or external, for about 2 centuries now, like hmm...Sweden? *whistles innocently*



Hey, I've heard about your handball matches - so don't start up about no violent (political) struggles! Not to mention having to deal with the hordes making beer runs from Helsingborg to Helsingoer in Denmark. Nasty, nasty stuff.

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