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Steven Schend
Forgotten Realms Designer & Author

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Posted - 25 Jul 2006 :  15:03:41  Show Profile  Visit Steven Schend's Homepage  Send Steven Schend a Yahoo! Message Send Steven Schend a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Mkhaiwati

I have several questions for you, Mr. Schend. (Mr. Anderson?)

First, however, I would say congrats on a wonderful book. I read other scribes glowing reviews and I can only add on to that.

The questions I have concern certain oaths/sayings that some characters have within the book. I am not sure if they are contained within already published lore, if you made them up, or are NDA, but here is what I am curious about:

On page 149, Khelben swears to Gamalon saying "Do you need me to pledge by the Nine who Remain, the Six Argent Guardians, or the Twelve Mysteries, among other things?"


Well, if I told you all about those things, there'd be no mysteries left to plumb, would there?

This was my touch of the hat brim to old faerie tales in how there were many more mysteries than ever defined or talked about. I wanted to lend an air of mystery there....and also one should never know everything about what wizards discuss. `tis not safe.

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Page 189, the Pentad say to Khelben, "We all take Oacenth's Vow and Dragmar's Promise to heart." I can figure out Oacenth's Vow, but Dragmar's Promise?



Just like Oacenth, I figured I could easily slide in a dwarven leader's name who'd vowed to find ways to work together with the other races as well. Only thing else we know about Dragmar is that he was a high priest of Dumathoin and probably a leader in a long dead dwarven civilization between the times of Miyeritar and -300 DR.

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Page 222, when Khelben is leaving Blackstaff Tower, "Good luck, the speed of gods, the wishes of Those who Watch, and the Moon's Benison upon us all."

It seems that there was other sayings, also, but I didn't write them down.

thanks
Mkhaiwati



Rinornalyrna answered that last one for you already; it was simply a grandiose way of saying "May the gods that are watching us now bless our work ahead." (and yes, many in that room knew that at least Mystra and Corellon and Sehanine were watching, if not Oghma and Dumathoin)

Steven

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Steven Schend
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Posted - 25 Jul 2006 :  15:15:48  Show Profile  Visit Steven Schend's Homepage  Send Steven Schend a Yahoo! Message Send Steven Schend a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rinonalyrna Fathomlin

And by the way, I'd still love to know if any of the "newly risen" mages on the High Moor are eligible bachelors. I have a certain lady mage/ex-apprentice of Khelben/Moonstar who's a single woman... She has asked me to play matchmaker for her.



My dear Rinonalyrna (may I call you Lyrna for short), what wouldst thou prefer?

There are bachelors of the dwarven, centaur, gnomish, human, hin, and elvish (wood elf, moon elf, AND gold elf, but no star or dark elf) varieties wandering the streets. Thou hast a plethora of choices.

Steven
Who never got a chance to explain that centaurs made up the bulk of the scouts and sentinels and couriers of Miyeritar and they did have many herds that far north in those days....and there are at least three tribes/herds restored by the ritual


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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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Posted - 26 Jul 2006 :  02:14:16  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Steven Schend

My dear Rinonalyrna (may I call you Lyrna for short), what wouldst thou prefer?

There are bachelors of the dwarven, centaur, gnomish, human, hin, and elvish (wood elf, moon elf, AND gold elf, but no star or dark elf) varieties wandering the streets. Thou hast a plethora of choices.




*grins* Yes, you may call me Lyrna--I like that! As for my character, she is a regal half wood-elf wizard, but also quite cosmopolitan (she is living in Waterdeep at the current time, to better do her duties as a Moonstar researcher), so I'd like to think she is a bit open-minded when it comes to potential mates. As for being with a centaur, though...hmmm, is that actually possible? I have to say I find it intriguing though!

How about Mentor Wintercloak? So what if he's old?

I also have a few questions about Khelben. Since he's been married several times before (not just to Laeral), does he consider his past wives to be his "soul mates" as much as Laeral? Is he the kind who believes you can have more than one soul mate? Also, after so many centuries, does he still carry the baggage of his youth (that is, being Nameless)? Is so, how come he didn't just get over it eventually? There's more to life than childhood baggage!

And were those lore crystals in Blackstaff inspired by the crystals in Superman (from the Fortress of Solitude)?


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Edited by - Rinonalyrna Fathomlin on 26 Jul 2006 02:14:49
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Steven Schend
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Posted - 26 Jul 2006 :  07:10:16  Show Profile  Visit Steven Schend's Homepage  Send Steven Schend a Yahoo! Message Send Steven Schend a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rinonalyrna Fathomlin

quote:
Originally posted by Steven Schend

My dear Rinonalyrna (may I call you Lyrna for short), what wouldst thou prefer?

There are bachelors of the dwarven, centaur, gnomish, human, hin, and elvish (wood elf, moon elf, AND gold elf, but no star or dark elf) varieties wandering the streets. Thou hast a plethora of choices.




*grins* Yes, you may call me Lyrna--I like that! As for my character, she is a regal half wood-elf wizard, but also quite cosmopolitan (she is living in Waterdeep at the current time, to better do her duties as a Moonstar researcher), so I'd like to think she is a bit open-minded when it comes to potential mates. As for being with a centaur, though...hmmm, is that actually possible? I have to say I find it intriguing though!

How about Mentor Wintercloak? So what if he's old?


That's entirely up to Mentor, now, isn't it?

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I also have a few questions about Khelben. Since he's been married several times before (not just to Laeral), does he consider his past wives to be his "soul mates" as much as Laeral? Is he the kind who believes you can have more than one soul mate? Also, after so many centuries, does he still carry the baggage of his youth (that is, being Nameless)? Is so, how come he didn't just get over it eventually? There's more to life than childhood baggage!



He's been married more than a half-dozen times, and while he's loved each of his wives, Laeral has been his only soul mate and the only one to get his truename. And no--there's only one soul mate per lifetime, even when that lifetime is 910 years long.

He DID get over his baggage from childhood--that's what that exchange with the elves was about at the start of the ritual at the end of BLACKSTAFF. Apologies if you've not gotten that far yet....

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And were those lore crystals in Blackstaff inspired by the crystals in Superman (from the Fortress of Solitude)?



Not really, though perhaps subconsciously. They first popped out of my head when writing Cormanthyr and putting the lore crystals of Uvaeren therein. I really just wanted something different for info storage and happened to see a prism with some scratches on it to give me the initial idea. No floating heads of Marlon Brando here....

Steven

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GothicDan
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I love on the crystals of Uvaeren. :)

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Hoondatha
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So if the elves have called the sharn, essentially, brothers (giving them an "X-Quessir" name), does that mean they knew/suspected their true identities and just happened to forget to mention this to the humans?

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GothicDan
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Or chose not to, specifically. There's probably a lot about the Elves that we don't know...

(Just realized that what you said was probably a bit sarcastic. Cough, disregard me!)

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"That attitude should be stomped on, whenever and wherever it's encountered, because it makes people holding such views bad citizens, not just bad roleplayers (considering D&D was structured as a 'forced cooperation' game, and although successive editions are pointing it more and more towards a me-first, min-max game, the drift away from 'we all need each other to succeed' will at some point make it 'no longer' D&D)." - ED GREENWOOD

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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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Posted - 27 Jul 2006 :  01:47:01  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Steven Schend

That's entirely up to Mentor, now, isn't it?


Well, I was asking because I wasn't sure if Mentor was single, or whether or not he was interested in being with a lady...

quote:


He's been married more than a half-dozen times, and while he's loved each of his wives, Laeral has been his only soul mate and the only one to get his truename. And no--there's only one soul mate per lifetime, even when that lifetime is 910 years long.


Hmmm, if that's the case, how is being a "soul mate" different from "only" being loved? I asked if he had more than one soul mate, because in real life some people don't believe in the concept that there is just ONE person out there for you. Why is there only one soul mate per lifetime? And if Khelben knew for a long time that Laeral was his soul mate, then why did he choose to get married to other people in the long run? Isn't it cruel to marry someone (assuming it's meant as a "love marriage") knowing that you aren't going to give yourself to them fully?

If you can't do that, why get married?

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He DID get over his baggage from childhood--that's what that exchange with the elves was about at the start of the ritual at the end of BLACKSTAFF. Apologies if you've not gotten that far yet....


Nah, I'm happy for the answer. The burdens that heroes carry, and let go of, always intrigue me.

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Not really, though perhaps subconsciously. They first popped out of my head when writing Cormanthyr and putting the lore crystals of Uvaeren therein. I really just wanted something different for info storage and happened to see a prism with some scratches on it to give me the initial idea. No floating heads of Marlon Brando here....

Steven



Too bad. That part was cool.

Thanks for the info, Steve.

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Steven Schend
Forgotten Realms Designer & Author

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Posted - 27 Jul 2006 :  01:58:38  Show Profile  Visit Steven Schend's Homepage  Send Steven Schend a Yahoo! Message Send Steven Schend a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Hoondatha

So if the elves have called the sharn, essentially, brothers (giving them an "X-Quessir" name), does that mean they knew/suspected their true identities and just happened to forget to mention this to the humans?



No, actually. The SHARN called themselves collectively the fhaorn'quessir, as did a few elven researchers like Oacenth in hidden lore. This wasn't anything openly known beyond a few handfuls of people until the ritual.

SES

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Wandering_mage
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Posted - 27 Jul 2006 :  02:46:33  Show Profile  Visit Wandering_mage's Homepage Send Wandering_mage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just hand copied the Candlekeep Elven dictionary into my Realms Tome of all things that fascinate me. Now I have to update it!!! Ahhhhhhhhhh.... Ah well, it is always a pleasure to scribe some more lore from the master of Elven lore himself. Now if I only knew "thank you" in elven. Keep writing Steve!

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George Krashos
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The "Bladesinger" novel by Keith Strohm has lots more elven language as well.

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Mkhaiwati
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Thanks for the reply.

Aluando thought it would be a good idea if I cross referenced my questions and answers in the book club discussion chapters, so I am going to do that.

Mkhaiwati

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Hey Steven, I know that you pointed out that there were a lot of casters involved at the end of Blackstaff, and it gives you a lot of leeway in those that could be included, but I was just wondering if you had any specific dwarven casters involved that "officially" participated in your mind?

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Lord Karsus
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quote:
Originally posted by Wandering_mage

I just hand copied the Candlekeep Elven dictionary into my Realms Tome of all things that fascinate me. Now I have to update it!!! Ahhhhhhhhhh.... Ah well, it is always a pleasure to scribe some more lore from the master of Elven lore himself. Now if I only knew "thank you" in elven. Keep writing Steve!



-Don't worry. I am in the process of updating it, since I have a ton of things to add, including new Elven words, expressions, and now Names. Give it a few days, and it'll be all done for you. Lots of words from Blackstaff and Bladesinger are on the way!

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Wandering_mage
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Thanks Dagnirion! I am well on my well to fully using elvish in my DnD game. My fellow players are like what did you just say? And I am like, dude you only get to know if you speak elvish. Of course I eventually show them the words meaning but I am a haughty gold elf. I'm just role-playing.

I wonder who comes up with these words. Ed or Steve? Maybe both? Maybe the designers and novelists collectively?

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Steven Schend
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Posted - 31 Jul 2006 :  13:05:56  Show Profile  Visit Steven Schend's Homepage  Send Steven Schend a Yahoo! Message Send Steven Schend a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Rinonalyrna Fathomlin

quote:
Originally posted by Steven Schend

That's entirely up to Mentor, now, isn't it?


Well, I was asking because I wasn't sure if Mentor was single, or whether or not he was interested in being with a lady...


Oh, he'd be interested, though I suspect any eligible ladies may have to get in line behind the former apprentice of Halaster, with whom he was one of the 5 "fingers of Malavar." She's been rather attentive and close to him since the rising. Stiff competition, that lady Jhesiyra Kestellharp.

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He's been married more than a half-dozen times, and while he's loved each of his wives, Laeral has been his only soul mate and the only one to get his truename. And no--there's only one soul mate per lifetime, even when that lifetime is 910 years long.


Hmmm, if that's the case, how is being a "soul mate" different from "only" being loved? I asked if he had more than one soul mate, because in real life some people don't believe in the concept that there is just ONE person out there for you. Why is there only one soul mate per lifetime? And if Khelben knew for a long time that Laeral was his soul mate, then why did he choose to get married to other people in the long run? Isn't it cruel to marry someone (assuming it's meant as a "love marriage") knowing that you aren't going to give yourself to them fully?

If you can't do that, why get married?


I'm just being very specific and I'm mirroring Khelben's attitude/words. He is a man who loves very deeply but rarely shows it on the surface. Likewise, Khelben doesn't bandy about the term soulmate idly, like a drunken bard seeking a rhyme--he's only referred to it with one person in 950 years, and here's why:

Only Laeral has learned Khelben's "truename"/"soulname" and that's what makes her his soulmate.

Khelben's very deeply loved his other wives (as evidenced by having three mourninglobes for them) and put his all (or what his "all" was at that time) into every marriage. That said, the love he and Laeral share is a factor beyond all that--partially because both are Chosen and thus have other equally great connections to other things AS WELL as their personal bonds.

Steven

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Steven Schend
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Posted - 31 Jul 2006 :  13:09:24  Show Profile  Visit Steven Schend's Homepage  Send Steven Schend a Yahoo! Message Send Steven Schend a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by KnightErrantJR

Hey Steven, I know that you pointed out that there were a lot of casters involved at the end of Blackstaff, and it gives you a lot of leeway in those that could be included, but I was just wondering if you had any specific dwarven casters involved that "officially" participated in your mind?



No specific dwarven casters popped to mind, but then, I'm Old School and tend to forget that dwarves are now privy to arcane magic. <shrug>

That said, there's probably more than a few dwarves who were part of the Sharn and are now individuals in Rhymanthiin who might possibly be equivalent to archmages due to the shared knowledge among the Sharn. What their names are I'll not guess at present; I'll leave it to others like Eric and George to suggest from which dwarven realms any sharn may have come to the merging and why.

Steven

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Steven Schend
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Posted - 31 Jul 2006 :  13:12:48  Show Profile  Visit Steven Schend's Homepage  Send Steven Schend a Yahoo! Message Send Steven Schend a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wandering_mage

Thanks Dagnirion! I am well on my well to fully using elvish in my DnD game. My fellow players are like what did you just say? And I am like, dude you only get to know if you speak elvish. Of course I eventually show them the words meaning but I am a haughty gold elf. I'm just role-playing.

I wonder who comes up with these words. Ed or Steve? Maybe both? Maybe the designers and novelists collectively?



We all do collectively, but there's not always communication among us. Thus, I have no idea what words Keith put into play with his elvish words in Bladesinger, nor do I know if they follow the loose grammatical structures I'd built in Cormanthyr based on Ed's and Elaine's previous elvish words (and a few of Professor Tolkien's).

If there are discrepancies or overlaps of words, that's always accorded to "dialectic differences" and left to player/GM choice as to which words and/or structures to use. It's all good.

Steven
who'll admit some of his elvish gets as tangled as draconic names

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Wandering_mage
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I thank you for your work in the Elven language. It is hard to come up with Elven words when greats like Tolkien and Greenwood do it so easily. Actually it was probably hard as heck. Tolkien studied different languages his whole life, and Greenwood probably took 20 years to get something together that was to his liking.

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Lord Karsus
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-Steve, I was wondering...Does this mean that the Sharn no longer exist? Did ALL of the Sharn revert to what they were previously?

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Mazrim_Taim
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Originally posted by Dagnirion

-Steve, I was wondering...Does this mean that the Sharn no longer exist? Did ALL of the Sharn revert to what they were previously?



As stated in Blackstaff, not all Sharn underwent the transformation from Sharn to their original forms. I believe this is stated near the end of the novel. As they are still needed to root out corrupt magic. It also mentioned that one of the defenses of the city is that Sharn can materialize out of the buildings.

Anyways, just wanted to say once again that I loved the novel. It has to be one of my favorites of all time. I also asked a question in another thread about the novel concerning Sememmon and Ashemmi.

"A question. What exactly did Khelben mean when he said that Sememmon and Ashemmi were bound for far more than this gambit? Does this imply a future novel about them?"

Thanks.

And if the PCs DO win their ways through all the liches to Larloch, “he” will almost certainly be just another lich (loaded with explosive spells) set up as a decoy, with dozens of hidden liches waiting to pounce on any surviving PCs who ‘celebrate’ after they take Larloch down. As the REAL Larloch watches (magical scrying) from afar. Myself, as DM, I’d be wondering: “Such a glorious game, so many opportunities laid out before your PCs to devote your time to, and THIS fixation is the best you can come up with? Are you SURE you’re adventurers?” -Ed Greenwood
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Originally posted by Mazrim_Taim

quote:
Originally posted by Dagnirion

-Steve, I was wondering...Does this mean that the Sharn no longer exist? Did ALL of the Sharn revert to what they were previously?



As stated in Blackstaff, not all Sharn underwent the transformation from Sharn to their original forms. I believe this is stated near the end of the novel. As they are still needed to root out corrupt magic. It also mentioned that one of the defenses of the city is that Sharn can materialize out of the buildings.



-Gotcha. Must've read over those few lines.

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Steven Schend
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Originally posted by Mazrim_Taim

quote:
Originally posted by Dagnirion

-Steve, I was wondering...Does this mean that the Sharn no longer exist? Did ALL of the Sharn revert to what they were previously?



As stated in Blackstaff, not all Sharn underwent the transformation from Sharn to their original forms. I believe this is stated near the end of the novel. As they are still needed to root out corrupt magic. It also mentioned that one of the defenses of the city is that Sharn can materialize out of the buildings.

Anyways, just wanted to say once again that I loved the novel. It has to be one of my favorites of all time. I also asked a question in another thread about the novel concerning Sememmon and Ashemmi.

"A question. What exactly did Khelben mean when he said that Sememmon and Ashemmi were bound for far more than this gambit? Does this imply a future novel about them?"

Thanks.



Sharn still exist, but how they'll act is unknown; they're now all one unified mind again but they're aware that they're one people--the former dark elves (not drow) of Miyeritar. They're also aware that they can serve a good purpose in the Realms to prevent abusive magics from destroying things. Where this goes next is probably up to the RPG folks, as it's not that much of a thread for a novel. At least I doubt I'd want to write a novel about the sharn (any more than I already did).

As for that cryptic comment on Sememmon and Ashemmi, Khelben meant the couple is due for more work with the good guys (or at least the shadier good guys like the tel'teukiira) in the future. As for a future novel, I've got no control over that, but I'd love to write it.

Steven

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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by Steven Schend

As for that cryptic comment on Sememmon and Ashemmi, Khelben meant the couple is due for more work with the good guys (or at least the shadier good guys like the tel'teukiira) in the future. As for a future novel, I've got no control over that, but I'd love to write it.

Steven



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Posted - 01 Aug 2006 :  20:45:03  Show Profile  Visit khorne's Homepage  Click to see khorne's MSN Messenger address Send khorne a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Steven, what are the tel'teukiira going to do now that Khelben is, well...you know?

It was a really good book, Steven, but I have to admit that Khelben`s death hit me in the face like a mailed fist.

If I were a ranger, I would pick NDA for my favorite enemy
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