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The Simbul
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Posted - 13 Sep 2007 :  10:47:10  Show Profile  Visit The Simbul's Homepage Send The Simbul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Steven Schend

Quick note before I hustle off to finish packing and scrambling to get at least a placeholder page down on a new website or two for myself.

I've written (and am currently in 2nd draft rewrite) on BLACKSTAFF TOWER, a novel for the Realms for Autumn 2008.

That's all I can talk about right now. Honestly. I'll share more when I can.

Steven

Are you allowed to at least answer this (one-word) question;

prequel or sequel?


Edited by - The Simbul on 13 Sep 2007 12:04:06
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Alaundo
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Posted - 13 Sep 2007 :  11:58:29  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage  Click to see Alaundo's MSN Messenger address Send Alaundo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Simbul

quote:
Originally posted by Steven Schend

Quick note before I hustle off to finish packing and scrambling to get at least a placeholder page down on a new website or two for myself.

I've written (and am currently in 2nd draft rewrite) on BLACKSTAFF TOWER, a novel for the Realms for Autumn 2008.

That's all I can talk about right now. Honestly. I'll share more when I can.

Steven

Are you allow to at least answer this (one-word) question;

prequel or sequel?



Well met

Aye, good question, Simbul Steven simply isn't giving us enough information. I'd still liketo know which series (if any) this is in....pin him down

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Steven Schend
Forgotten Realms Designer & Author

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Posted - 13 Sep 2007 :  13:37:50  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 The Simbul
prequel or sequel?



It's neither of those really (in the sense that a sequel immediately builds off of events from the previous book).

Let's just say it takes place after BLACKSTAFF, but to say more summons the NDA Cloaker....

SES
who's amused that this little post is his 1000th post on Candlekeep...

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Edited by - Steven Schend on 13 Sep 2007 13:38:37
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Chosen of Moradin
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Posted - 13 Sep 2007 :  13:54:16  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
Congratulations, Steve, for the 1000 posts. This will made you a Master of Realmslore here in the keep... but you already is a Master of Realmslore, anyway!

Dwarf, DM, husband, and proud of this! :P

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quote:
Originally posted by Chosen of Moradin

Congratulations, Steve, for the 1000 posts. This will made you a Master of Realmslore here in the keep... but you already is a Master of Realmslore, anyway!



Hear, hear!

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Lord Karsus
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-Sage Steve, is there anything you can tell us about the mysterious Elven settlement of Srinshinnar? It's briefly mentioned in C:EoE, but not very much is said about it...

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The Sage
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Posted - 13 Sep 2007 :  16:31:03  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  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by Chosen of Moradin

Congratulations, Steve, for the 1000 posts. This will made you a Master of Realmslore here in the keep... but you already is a Master of Realmslore, anyway!



Hear, hear!

Indeed. 'Tis a well deserved promotion. Here's to the next thousand!

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Posted - 13 Sep 2007 :  21:04:45  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage  Click to see Alaundo's MSN Messenger address Send Alaundo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well met

My word, this is a first! Congratulations indeed, Steven. 'tis a humble pleasure to have such a loremaster as thyself within these halls.

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Asgetrion
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Posted - 14 Sep 2007 :  02:54:13  Show Profile  Visit Asgetrion's Homepage Send Asgetrion a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My heartfelt congratulations, too! And let me say that I am looking for this new novel of yours as eagerly as the next one in the 'Knights of Myth Drannor' trilogy!

"What am I doing today? Ask me tomorrow - I can be sure of giving you the right answer then."
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The Red Walker
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Posted - 14 Sep 2007 :  03:11:00  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Steven Schend

quote:
Originally posted by The Simbul
prequel or sequel?



It's neither of those really (in the sense that a sequel immediately builds off of events from the previous book).

Let's just say it takes place after BLACKSTAFF, but to say more summons the NDA Cloaker....

SES
who's amused that this little post is his 1000th post on Candlekeep...




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Skeptic
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quote:
Originally posted by Asgetrion

My heartfelt congratulations, too! And let me say that I am looking for this new novel of yours as eagerly as the next one in the 'Knights of Myth Drannor' trilogy!



Even if this novel is linked with 4E changes ?
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Chosen of Moradin
Master of Realmslore

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Posted - 14 Sep 2007 :  14:34:24  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
For me, dear Skeptic, even is it's linked. Look, I'm a official 4E optimist

And if a good lore to explain the things came to the hands of Steven... well... I feel very more optimist yet.

Dwarf, DM, husband, and proud of this! :P

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Wandering_mage
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Posted - 17 Sep 2007 :  21:39:56  Show Profile  Visit Wandering_mage's Homepage Send Wandering_mage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Congrats on the new title Steve! As if there was any doubt of your vast knowledge of the Realms.

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Bruce Donohue
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Posted - 18 Sep 2007 :  03:11:19  Show Profile  Send Bruce Donohue a Yahoo! Message Send Bruce Donohue a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hello Steven,

Glad to see that after that long job search hunt you are back where you belong, in the Realms once more. Aww so finding it different my friend being an author as opposed to games designer?

Oh I have many thoughts about Blacktaff novel my friend but I think I best share some of those gems in private, lest some things get out too quickly, but mmm one I will comment on, nice work on brining back a few elements from the 'Old Grey Box', the Pentad was a beautiful stroke I must say. Congrats on your marriage. Sorry for being a stranger my friend, I will be in touch more frequently, I promise.

Congrats all around once again, you deserve it.

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The Red Walker
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Posted - 27 Sep 2007 :  13:58:45  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Steven Schend

quote:
Originally posted by The Simbul
prequel or sequel?



It's neither of those really (in the sense that a sequel immediately builds off of events from the previous book).

Let's just say it takes place after BLACKSTAFF, but to say more summons the NDA Cloaker....

SES
who's amused that this little post is his 1000th post on Candlekeep...



Is it less than 100 years after ??(Please please please)

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Steven Schend
Forgotten Realms Designer & Author

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Posted - 28 Sep 2007 :  21:44:30  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 Bruce Donohue

Hello Steven,

Glad to see that after that long job search hunt you are back where you belong, in the Realms once more. Aww so finding it different my friend being an author as opposed to games designer?


Yes, it's quite a bit different to write as an author than as a game designer. Think of it as the difference between being the playwright who never got to write any dialogue (just set the stage, established the stories in progress, identified the players at hand, etc.) and being the screenwriter of a movie (where everything from the setting to the dialogue of 4th Lady of the Evening and 2nd Garbageman must be written as well as noting the graffiti on the wall behind their negotiations as a hidden plot point).

I enjoy doing both, but in some ways, I enjoy the author work more as I finally get to pick up and play with so many of the toys I left lying around in Ed's sandbox for the past 16 years.

quote:
Oh I have many thoughts about Blacktaff novel my friend but I think I best share some of those gems in private, lest some things get out too quickly, but mmm one I will comment on, nice work on brining back a few elements from the 'Old Grey Box', the Pentad was a beautiful stroke I must say. Congrats on your marriage. Sorry for being a stranger my friend, I will be in touch more frequently, I promise.

Congrats all around once again, you deserve it.

Bruce Donohue



Thanks for the kind note on the Pentad; I was wondering how folks would react to such a heretical cross-ecclesiastical group....

And I'm under the NDA to say any more about BLACKSTAFF TOWER, folks. Sorry.

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Asgetrion
Master of Realmslore

Finland
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Posted - 29 Sep 2007 :  12:12:44  Show Profile  Visit Asgetrion's Homepage Send Asgetrion a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Skeptic

quote:
Originally posted by Asgetrion

My heartfelt congratulations, too! And let me say that I am looking for this new novel of yours as eagerly as the next one in the 'Knights of Myth Drannor' trilogy!



Even if this novel is linked with 4E changes ?



I have to doubt that Steven will be able to brush aside those 4E changes and bring back 3rd Edition to the Realms!

Alright, seriously, I think Steven will be able to "salvage" a lot, and I never said I wouldn't buy any FR novels anymore (4E gaming products, maybe, if I won't like the system ;)

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Steven Schend
Forgotten Realms Designer & Author

USA
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Posted - 17 Oct 2007 :  17:29:42  Show Profile  Visit Steven Schend's Homepage  Send Steven Schend a Yahoo! Message Send Steven Schend a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Off on my honeymoon tomorrow. In 24 hours, I'm expecting to be basking in the New Mexico sun......for 11 days. See all y'all when we're back and well rested....

SES

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Jorkens
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Hope you will have a great trip and that you both enjoy yourself immensely.
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The Sage
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Posted - 17 Oct 2007 :  17:41:47  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  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Steven Schend

Off on my honeymoon tomorrow. In 24 hours, I'm expecting to be basking in the New Mexico sun......for 11 days. See all y'all when we're back and well rested....

SES

Enjoys yourselves then! And remember, don't do anything I woul... no, even I have trouble finishing that.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 17 Oct 2007 :  18:10:33  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

quote:
Originally posted by Steven Schend

Off on my honeymoon tomorrow. In 24 hours, I'm expecting to be basking in the New Mexico sun......for 11 days. See all y'all when we're back and well rested....

SES

Enjoys yourselves then! And remember, don't do anything I woul... no, even I have trouble finishing that.




My grandfather used to say, "Don't do anything I wouldn't do, and if you do, don't you dare name it after me!"

New Mexico, huh? Well, you and the Mrs. enjoy yourselves!

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Jamallo Kreen
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Posted - 25 Oct 2007 :  02:19:28  Show Profile  Visit Jamallo Kreen's Homepage Send Jamallo Kreen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well met, Steven!

I have been studying The Fall of Myth Drannor and ran up against a discrepancy in LEoF. You previously wrote that the identity of "Captain Fflar" (and does anyone know what his actual rank was?) was unknown, and that many theories of his identity (and class, alignment, etc.) had been presented, but that the truth was unknown. In LEoF he is identified as "Starbrow Melbruth," but his race and character information aren't given. Is this one competing theory among many, or has his identity been definitively established as this Starbrow person?


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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 25 Oct 2007 :  04:00:14  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jamallo Kreen

Well met, Steven!

I have been studying The Fall of Myth Drannor and ran up against a discrepancy in LEoF. You previously wrote that the identity of "Captain Fflar" (and does anyone know what his actual rank was?) was unknown, and that many theories of his identity (and class, alignment, etc.) had been presented, but that the truth was unknown. In LEoF he is identified as "Starbrow Melbruth," but his race and character information aren't given. Is this one competing theory among many, or has his identity been definitively established as this Starbrow person?





It was firmly established in the Last Mythal trilogy. He's a minor character in the series.

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Brenigin
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Posted - 25 Oct 2007 :  08:16:50  Show Profile  Visit Brenigin's Homepage Send Brenigin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Wooly,

I'd hardly call him minor - he's not a member of Araevin's party all the way through, but his role is significant.
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quote:
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Hi Wooly,

I'd hardly call him minor - he's not a member of Araevin's party all the way through, but his role is significant.




His role is significant, but his screen time isn't. Thus, I called him a minor character.

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