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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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Posted - 02 Aug 2006 :  03:19:06  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Steven Schend

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.


Come on--surely you know that an attractive woman need not "get in line", she need only outdo the competition. And being, in effect, the "mother" of my character, of course I think she could outdo the competition quite easily.

Heck, Mentor Wintercloak will be coming after her, and she'll be trying to fend him off!

quote:


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




Hmmm, I suppose that explanation makes perfect sense for Khelben--thank you for sharing it with me. I don't think that refering to someone that you loved enough to marry as your "soulmate" is quite on the same level as a "drunken bard seeking a rhyme" (come on, Khelben, it really isn't)...but then again, I guess he just sees things differently then most people. That makes him an oddball, but an interesting one.

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Steven Schend
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Posted - 02 Aug 2006 :  03:49:32  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 khorne

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.



Again, I've got to confess an NDA gets in the way of answering the first question. Bear in mind, though, that MANY of the folks in the ritual were senior or major agents of the tel'teukiira, so they're all aware that Khelben turned leadership of the group to Tsarra (even though Malchor's unsure about all that).

And if Khelben's death hit you that hard, imagine how it felt for me to write it. Glad his death isn't seen as a comic-book "when will he be back?" sort of thing.

Steven

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KnightErrantJR
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quote:
Originally posted by Steven Schend

quote:
Originally posted by khorne

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.



Again, I've got to confess an NDA gets in the way of answering the first question. Bear in mind, though, that MANY of the folks in the ritual were senior or major agents of the tel'teukiira, so they're all aware that Khelben turned leadership of the group to Tsarra (even though Malchor's unsure about all that).

And if Khelben's death hit you that hard, imagine how it felt for me to write it. Glad his death isn't seen as a comic-book "when will he be back?" sort of thing.

Steven





No Steven, I trust you, and the loss of Khelben really did feel final, no matter what might happen later.

Than again, I thouhgt Jason Todd and Bucky were dead for good too, so what do I know . . .

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Chosen of Moradin
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Posted - 02 Aug 2006 :  19:24:27  Show Profile  Visit Chosen of Moradin's Homepage  Click to see Chosen of Moradin's MSN Messenger address Send Chosen of Moradin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sage Schend, I pass last night perusing the Empires of the Shining Sea sourcebook, helping one of my players to create his new character: a monk (future drunken master), son of an exiled shou and a calishite follower of Sharess. He is going to the Silver Marches right now, searching for his missing father, and he want to know, how he could present himself to the others, or more exactly, how he could be called, how is the word for "monk". We discuss, and we think that sadidrif is a good word for him name the fighter of the group, not himself.

Thanks in advance

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Steven Schend
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Posted - 03 Aug 2006 :  12:18:34  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 Chosen of Moradin

Sage Schend, I pass last night perusing the Empires of the Shining Sea sourcebook, helping one of my players to create his new character: a monk (future drunken master), son of an exiled shou and a calishite follower of Sharess. He is going to the Silver Marches right now, searching for his missing father, and he want to know, how he could present himself to the others, or more exactly, how he could be called, how is the word for "monk". We discuss, and we think that sadidrif is a good word for him name the fighter of the group, not himself.

Thanks in advance



Sadidrif sounds like a good word/name; if you're playing out the trip to the SM, a few of the monasteries of Tethyr might love to talk with him about his knowledge and fighting styles, as a passing thought.

Steven

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Chosen of Moradin
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Posted - 03 Aug 2006 :  21:55:49  Show Profile  Visit Chosen of Moradin's Homepage  Click to see Chosen of Moradin's MSN Messenger address Send Chosen of Moradin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Sage Schend.

Yes, Sadidrif Mehmen yn Katsuni al Jabadall will take all the trip to the Silver Marches. Maybe he pass in the Tethyrian monassteries to drink some ale... ahem... show his techniques.

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Steven Schend
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Posted - 08 Aug 2006 :  19:54:13  Show Profile  Visit Steven Schend's Homepage  Send Steven Schend a Yahoo! Message Send Steven Schend a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, Kuje mentioned posting my Gen Con schedule to his thread, but I thought I'd better copy it here as well, just in case....

Much to do and no time to do it before Thursday a.m. when I load Sarah and me into a car at O'Dark Early to get to Indy with time to get my badge before a 3pm signing....

SES

Day Start/End Event (Location)
Thursday 300 330 Signing—FR Wizards (WotC Booth)

Friday 300 400 Seminar—World Building/Mapping (?)
Friday 400 500 Seminar—Waterdeep (Author’s Avenue)
Friday 500 600 Seminar—Reading from Blackstaff (?)
Friday 800 900 Seminar—Pagan Writing (?)

Saturday 200 230 Signing—FR Wizards (Author’s Ave)


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Kuje
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Added it to the gencon thread as well. :)

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atlas689
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Are there plans for Tsarra other than the novel, will she be in any antholigies or stated, or will she be a strictly novel only character also






HIGHLIGHT FOR SPOILERS

with the return of the City of Hope how will this affect the north and especially the City of Splendors, who will come to live there? will it come to be a major power of the land? what lies in its future? or will this be all revealed in a future novel or anthologie. Lasly with Tsarra as the new Blackstaff, is she also a Chosen of Mystra as it does at one point in the book refer that Khelben says "Mystra's fire will keep you safe" and also did she gain a siginificant increase in level and power by simply becoming the blackstaff, say level 20 sor?

Thanx again I LOVED LOVED LOVED your book and cant wait for another one (please say that theres another novel in your future)!
-Atlas

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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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Posted - 09 Aug 2006 :  02:01:02  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by atlas689

HIGHLIGHT FOR SPOILERS

with the return of the City of Hope how will this affect the north and especially the City of Splendors, who will come to live there? will it come to be a major power of the land? what lies in its future? or will this be all revealed in a future novel or anthologie. Lasly with Tsarra as the new Blackstaff, is she also a Chosen of Mystra as it does at one point in the book refer that Khelben says "Mystra's fire will keep you safe" and also did she gain a siginificant increase in level and power by simply becoming the blackstaff, say level 20 sor?



I'm not Steve, but let me add my thoughts. Highlight to read:



1) I don't think the City of Hope is really intended to be a political power--I see it as more of a magical safe haven, myself.

2) I seriously doubt Tsarra is automatically a Chosen of Mystra just because she's the new Blackstaff. "Mystra's fire will keep you safe" is likely just a Mystran blessing, not something that cries out "You're a Chosen of Mystra!!!" And really, does she need to be a Chosen to be a worthwhile character? There's too much emphasis on "Chosen", and that's coming from someone who likes the Chosen of Mystra.

3) I don't think she gained "free levels" by being the Blackstaff, either. There's too much emphasis on levels, as well. What matters is the person (IMO).


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GothicDan
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I'm not Eric either, but I like Rino's opinion on the above. ;)

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Steven Schend
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Posted - 09 Aug 2006 :  03:35:23  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 atlas689

HIGHLIGHT FOR SPOILERS

with the return of the City of Hope how will this affect the north and especially the City of Splendors, who will come to live there? will it come to be a major power of the land? what lies in its future? or will this be all revealed in a future novel or anthologie. Lasly with Tsarra as the new Blackstaff, is she also a Chosen of Mystra as it does at one point in the book refer that Khelben says "Mystra's fire will keep you safe" and also did she gain a siginificant increase in level and power by simply becoming the blackstaff, say level 20 sor?



I'm not Steve, but let me add my thoughts. Highlight to read:



1) I don't think the City of Hope is really intended to be a political power--I see it as more of a magical safe haven, myself.

2) I seriously doubt Tsarra is automatically a Chosen of Mystra just because she's the new Blackstaff. "Mystra's fire will keep you safe" is likely just a Mystran blessing, not something that cries out "You're a Chosen of Mystra!!!" And really, does she need to be a Chosen to be a worthwhile character? There's too much emphasis on "Chosen", and that's coming from someone who likes the Chosen of Mystra.

3) I don't think she gained "free levels" by being the Blackstaff, either. There's too much emphasis on levels, as well. What matters is the person (IMO).





Atlas, thanks for the comments; I really can't say what Tsarra's future is at the moment, but we'll see. Just had an idea for her in a short story I might pitch to Dragon, but no promises.

As for the other issues, Lyrna covered them all well and good, so no need for spoilers here. If you want more details, we can go into that, but it'll have to be after Gen Con. Suffice it to say that Rhymanthiin isn't a political power in any way....any more than Xanadu or K'un L'un or Brigadoon or Atlantis are political powers--it's intended to be legendary and a place sought by dreamers and believers, not a place in which to amass power or armies.

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My copy of Blackstaff has just arrived.

I just have to say it again... I get such a buzz seeing your name on the front cover -- 'tis been too long. And as promised... I'm putting the two other books I'm reading at the moment, off to the side so I can fully concentrate on Blackstaff.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

My copy of Blackstaff has just arrived.

I just have to say it again... I get such a buzz seeing your name on the front cover -- 'tis been too long. And as promised... I'm putting the two other books I'm reading at the moment, off to the side so I can fully concentrate on Blackstaff.




Good, now you can finally see what all the hype has been about.

It was a truly excellent book, Blackstaff. One of my favorite Faerûn novels of all time. I have to resist the temptation to read it again, as there are many other scrolls that need my attention.

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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quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

My copy of Blackstaff has just arrived.

I just have to say it again... I get such a buzz seeing your name on the front cover -- 'tis been too long. And as promised... I'm putting the two other books I'm reading at the moment, off to the side so I can fully concentrate on Blackstaff.




Well met

Great news, Sage. I'll look forward to hearing thy thoughts in the Book Club

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quote:
Originally posted by Alaundo

quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

My copy of Blackstaff has just arrived.

I just have to say it again... I get such a buzz seeing your name on the front cover -- 'tis been too long. And as promised... I'm putting the two other books I'm reading at the moment, off to the side so I can fully concentrate on Blackstaff.




Well met

Great news, Sage. I'll look forward to hearing thy thoughts in the Book Club

I'm going to try. I want to start the book this evening, so it's likely I won't start commenting until tomorrow.

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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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Posted - 13 Aug 2006 :  01:59:11  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey Steve!

I'd love some detailed information on Mentor Wintercloak, and what his preferences are in...relationships with women.

Thanks,

Lyrna

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When did Mentor Wintercloak become James Bond with women? I'd say if you can make him drop his spellbook your character can have him! Otherwise the guy has responsibilities, works often researching spells and such, and probably doesn't have any time for a woman at present. But that is just me. Steve of course will have a more detailed answer that you can use. I just thought I should point out the obvious with the whole wizard profession and how it sometimes hurts a guys romantic life. Just look at how busy Khelben is all the time. He has to spend weeks just to get some alone time with his love Laeral. Don't ask me how Eliminster does it though. That man just has style and years of experience with the women.

And now Steve, good luck with this answer. And Rino, this might be an awesome quest idea for your character if the party doesn't mind. 'To catch Mentor Wintercloak' a campaign of love.

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Remember, even famous NPCs are still people. They still have emotions and wants and company. :)

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quote:
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When did Mentor Wintercloak become James Bond with women? I'd say if you can make him drop his spellbook your character can have him! Otherwise the guy has responsibilities, works often researching spells and such, and probably doesn't have any time for a woman at present. But that is just me. Steve of course will have a more detailed answer that you can use. I just thought I should point out the obvious with the whole wizard profession and how it sometimes hurts a guys romantic life. Just look at how busy Khelben is all the time. He has to spend weeks just to get some alone time with his love Laeral. Don't ask me how Eliminster does it though. That man just has style and years of experience with the women.

And now Steve, good luck with this answer. And Rino, this might be an awesome quest idea for your character if the party doesn't mind. 'To catch Mentor Wintercloak' a campaign of love.



*smiles* Steve said Mentor Wintercloak would be interested in having a companion. And I agree with GothicDan on this--wizards are still people, and I've come across many wizardly characters who are "hooked up".

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Steven Schend
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quote:
Originally posted by Rinonalyrna Fathomlin

Hey Steve!

I'd love some detailed information on Mentor Wintercloak, and what his preferences are in...relationships with women.

Thanks,

Lyrna





Um, okay.....trying to engage brain......

Hm. Mentor's not really one of "my" characters but Ed's, so I'll have to check with him before going into a detailed answer. Suffice it to say that yes, Mentor's heterosexual, likes/loves women, but will most likely strike up relationships with those within Rhymanthiin, rather than farther out in the Realms (at least for now).

Lyrna, are you setting it up that you and your PCs are part of the ritual, allowing you access to even the knowledge that one (or more) of the fabled Seven Wizards of Myth Drannor is still alive? That's the first step, obviously.

I'll be back with more later....after some coffee....

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quote:
Originally posted by Wandering_mage

When did Mentor Wintercloak become James Bond with women? I'd say if you can make him drop his spellbook your character can have him! Otherwise the guy has responsibilities, works often researching spells and such, and probably doesn't have any time for a woman at present. But that is just me. Steve of course will have a more detailed answer that you can use. I just thought I should point out the obvious with the whole wizard profession and how it sometimes hurts a guys romantic life. Just look at how busy Khelben is all the time. He has to spend weeks just to get some alone time with his love Laeral. Don't ask me how Eliminster does it though. That man just has style and years of experience with the women.


And now Steve, good luck with this answer. And Rino, this might be an awesome quest idea for your character if the party doesn't mind. 'To catch Mentor Wintercloak' a campaign of love.



A pretty and lovely woman turn the head even of the most dedicated wizard.....

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A question I found, floating in the ethers:

quote:
Originally posted by DMJutti


Hey Steve,
I was wondering if you could give more detail on Vamar the Cold...the lich who has an underwater tower in the sea of fallen stars...I am aware that he is detailed briefly in the Sea Of Fallen Stars sourcebook which include some of Elminsters Notes which suggest he has visited this lich. What are the specifics of his tower, what does he research, what books may be in his library/magic items, and what are his motivations/goals? Thanks much!

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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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Posted - 15 Aug 2006 :  03:08:00  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Steven Schend




Um, okay.....trying to engage brain......


Trust me, I appreciate the effort.

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Hm. Mentor's not really one of "my" characters but Ed's, so I'll have to check with him before going into a detailed answer. Suffice it to say that yes, Mentor's heterosexual, likes/loves women, but will most likely strike up relationships with those within Rhymanthiin, rather than farther out in the Realms (at least for now).

Lyrna, are you setting it up that you and your PCs are part of the ritual, allowing you access to even the knowledge that one (or more) of the fabled Seven Wizards of Myth Drannor is still alive? That's the first step, obviously.



Well yes, this particular lady of mine was definitely a part of the ritual, and has for the moment parked her boots in the City of Hope (or at least, that's what she tells me). So yeah, she knows about Mentor, is in the city, and she rather likes him...

Again, thank you for the effort.

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Edited by - Rinonalyrna Fathomlin on 15 Aug 2006 03:09:10
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