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George Krashos
Master of Realmslore

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Posted - 05 May 2005 :  04:44:36  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

Oh Krash... Always play the tempter... .




I was alluding to more personal projects but some may gain "official" status in time to come. Eric has been assiduously trying to throw-in bits of our Impiltur work into various projects - CoR will likely showcase some of our more interesting thoughts re the place, mainly through the conduits that are the Queen of Whispers and Eltab.

-- George Krashos

"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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The Sage
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The Queen of Whispers will be particularly interesting, since we've learned very little about her to begin with...

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George Krashos
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She's new to the public consciousness of the Realms but she's been around, behind the scenes for a long time in Dalereckoning terms.

-- George Krashos

"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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The Sage
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I shiver at the thought of the secret and subtle machinations she has likely unleashed in her time... How much of the current events in the Realms now dance to her tune I wonder?

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Steven Schend
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Posted - 06 May 2005 :  03:56:09  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 Hymn

Hmm, I don't know if it's been asked or so but. Considering you wrote the 2ed City of Splendors tome with Ed have you been involved in any way with the upcoming 3ed release ?



And that crunching sound you hear is my neck twisting under the weight of an NDA.

Now if only that'd be an effective chiropractor, I'd not have back troubles....

Steven
Who has no doubts that Eric Boyd has done a far, far better job than he could on the new CITY OF SPLENDORS, because he knows Eric's love for the city matches if not exceeds his own....

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Hymn
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Ah I see, well it will be nice to see what Eric has come up with. He will be hard pressed to beat the 2ed version though Not that I disslike him or anything, it's just a nice tome that's all.

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Steven Schend
Forgotten Realms Designer & Author

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Posted - 07 May 2005 :  21:34:05  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 Hymn

Ah I see, well it will be nice to see what Eric has come up with. He will be hard pressed to beat the 2ed version though Not that I disslike him or anything, it's just a nice tome that's all.



Thanks very much for your kind words.

Have a good weekend, everybody.

SES

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Steven Schend
Forgotten Realms Designer & Author

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Posted - 14 Jun 2005 :  13:43:33  Show Profile  Visit Steven Schend's Homepage  Send Steven Schend a Yahoo! Message Send Steven Schend a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I don't post on WotC's boards for personal reasons that shall remain my own.

That said, there have been a few discussions re: dukars, sea elves, etc.

For anyone who cares to cross-post this for me, you have my thanks.

"Sea of Fallen Stars breaks from the D&D core tradition in 2E that sea elves did not have access to wizardly magic. How it does so is simple--the majority of the sea elves by modern times had descended from or were still land elves transformed into aquatic elves by powerful magics when they fled either during Myth Drannor's fall or during the Crown Wars.

The sea elves of the Inner Sea have different coloration than those of the greater outer Sea of Swords, which also helps differentiate them from those who cannot wield wizards' magics.

That said, 3E may've thrown out that restriction. If it's left unsaid, it could be laid out that sea elves can only be sorcerers and automatically get the "no need for components" feat or something. <shrug>

Your call, all, but I just thought I'd state for the record how/why I chose to break the core rules restriction as already stated and still produce something useful for FR Canon.

By the by, the inspiration for the Dukars (for those who hadn't caught all the hidden links/references/hints) was the Jedi. Of course, the Dukars were Jedi as I saw them long before the latest trilogy ever existed....."

Thanks, and I hope this info proves useful for some folk here as well.

SES

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The Sage
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Posted - 14 Jun 2005 :  13:59:20  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
Consider it done Sage Schend .

I felt the subtle connections between the Jedi and the Dukars, but I thought it was merely coincidence, like how the Legion of Steel in DL were originally envisioned.

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RevJest
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Posted - 14 Jun 2005 :  18:34:37  Show Profile  Visit RevJest's Homepage Send RevJest a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Steven,

Secrets of the City
Book IV of the City of Splendors
Page 8
Branta Myntion

Despite discussing her "unique appearance", and noting she has a Charisma of 9, her entry never describes her current appearance. What does she look like now?

- RJ
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Steven Schend
Forgotten Realms Designer & Author

USA
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Posted - 14 Jun 2005 :  22:25:07  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 RevJest

Steven,

Secrets of the City
Book IV of the City of Splendors
Page 8
Branta Myntion

Despite discussing her "unique appearance", and noting she has a Charisma of 9, her entry never describes her current appearance. What does she look like now?

- RJ




Thought the description in Book III covered her, but it's been a while; remember that all stuff in Book IV needs to be cross-checked vs. Book III, as I didn't repeat a lot of info between them (since they were in the same box and presumably within the same purchase).

If I'm remembering the right NPC, her CHA score is a combination of a few factors.
A) She's bald.

B) Her eyes are a solid emerald green--no pupils, nothing but green, and thus a tad disconcerting.

C) She's a weak personality crippled by very low self-esteem for a number of reasons; should she conquer these failings, she could probably rise quite easily, but she's the first one to denigrate her own accomplishments and self, so it's a Sisyphian struggle...

Hope that helps.

Steven

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RevJest
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Posted - 15 Jun 2005 :  08:54:32  Show Profile  Visit RevJest's Homepage Send RevJest a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm a skimmer. So that could very well be somewhere else ... :)

Thanks.

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- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Smyther
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Canada
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Posted - 27 Jun 2005 :  23:55:22  Show Profile  Visit Smyther's Homepage Send Smyther a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, I'm here and ready to brainstorm Calimport.
I've been thinking about the Muzad and how it would affect the city's everyday workings. Would they be powerful enough to affect the guilds or the pasha? (Please note I haven't read all the way through Calimport, just the basics - but I'll be fixing that situation soon enough).
As you said in the Calimport thread, Steven, there is simply enormous amounts of information on the City of Slaves that could be come up with. It's sorta sad that Waterdeep takes the limelight and gets its own sourcebook, while Calimport gets a miniscule 90 pages.

So sayeth the Smyther, the Dark Bard of Amn.
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The Sage
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Posted - 28 Jun 2005 :  02:35:05  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
Smyther, perhaps you should also read Empires of the Sands and Empires of the Shining Sea for more lore on both Calimport and Calimshan.



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Steven Schend
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Posted - 28 Jun 2005 :  13:33:10  Show Profile  Visit Steven Schend's Homepage  Send Steven Schend a Yahoo! Message Send Steven Schend a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Apologies all around, but I'm swamped this week (and only alerted here by email). I'll not be able to tackle any brainstorming until the later part of the week. Sorry for delays, but need to keep the day job.....

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Steven Schend
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Posted - 07 Jul 2005 :  18:49:14  Show Profile  Visit Steven Schend's Homepage  Send Steven Schend a Yahoo! Message Send Steven Schend a Private Message  Reply with Quote
And now that I can finally talk about it after tossing the first draft over the wall and onto the editor's desks.......

WIZARDS Series Book 1
July 2006

BLACKSTAFF
by Steven E. Schend

Can't begin to tell y'all how equally exhausted and excited I am about this.....

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Kajehase
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Posted - 07 Jul 2005 :  19:48:47  Show Profile Send Kajehase a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Steven Schend

And now that I can finally talk about it after tossing the first draft over the wall and onto the editor's desks.......

WIZARDS Series Book 1
July 2006

BLACKSTAFF
by Steven E. Schend

Can't begin to tell y'all how equally exhausted and excited I am about this.....



I think one or two in the fan-base might mirror those feelings to some extent, or well, every single member of it that's ever read one of your sourcebooks actually

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Gray Richardson
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Posted - 07 Jul 2005 :  20:12:42  Show Profile  Visit Gray Richardson's Homepage Send Gray Richardson a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That is awesome Steven! Can't wait to read it!
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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 07 Jul 2005 :  20:54:19  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Steven Schend

And now that I can finally talk about it after tossing the first draft over the wall and onto the editor's desks.......

WIZARDS Series Book 1
July 2006

BLACKSTAFF
by Steven E. Schend

Can't begin to tell y'all how equally exhausted and excited I am about this.....



Very wonderful news. Will this be a present day tale or will the novel be about past events?
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KnightErrantJR
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Posted - 07 Jul 2005 :  21:38:34  Show Profile  Visit KnightErrantJR's Homepage Send KnightErrantJR a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sweet mother of freaking Mystra, this is awesome! Khelbun is my favorite character, and Steven is a good part of the reason for that (the other two parts of course being Elaine and Ed). THIS IS JUST AWESOME!

"Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder."--Saint Thomas Aquinas

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Posted - 07 Jul 2005 :  23:03:03  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Steven Schend

And now that I can finally talk about it after tossing the first draft over the wall and onto the editor's desks.......

WIZARDS Series Book 1
July 2006

BLACKSTAFF
by Steven E. Schend

Can't begin to tell y'all how equally exhausted and excited I am about this.....



Rock! That is truly wonderful news!

That's great... You are the man when it comes to channeling Khelben. And this is a great way for you to return to the Realms... Plus, it's a novel!

I am excited about this. You know you've already sold at least one copy!

Congratulations on getting it done, and welcome back to the Realms.

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Posted - 07 Jul 2005 :  23:39:54  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage  Click to see Alaundo's MSN Messenger address Send Alaundo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well met

Thank ye greatly for this information, Steven. It's been a killer keeping this information in and not sharing it with others Great news....and it certainly seems to have gone down very well so far

I'll definately be looking forward to this one!

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George Krashos
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Posted - 08 Jul 2005 :  00:42:37  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It's announced! Now I can finally exhale! I am so looking forward to seeing this in print, it promises to be a beauty. And yes Steven, tell us more, more, more.

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The Sage
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Posted - 08 Jul 2005 :  03:01:06  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

And now that I can finally talk about it after tossing the first draft over the wall and onto the editor's desks.......

WIZARDS Series Book 1
July 2006

BLACKSTAFF
by Steven E. Schend

Can't begin to tell y'all how equally exhausted and excited I am about this.....

Steven, this is wonderfully exciting news!

I'm so very glad to see you're once again taking up the author's quill. You're BACK in the Realms!!! In fact, I was so pleased by this news that I spilt my morning orange juice when I first read it!

I can't wait for the time when you can start dropping the odd tidbit or three about what this particular novel will focus on... .

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quote:
Originally posted by SiriusBlack

quote:
Originally posted by Steven Schend

And now that I can finally talk about it after tossing the first draft over the wall and onto the editor's desks.......

WIZARDS Series Book 1
July 2006

BLACKSTAFF
by Steven E. Schend

Can't begin to tell y'all how equally exhausted and excited I am about this.....



Very wonderful news. Will this be a present day tale or will the novel be about past events?



According to his blog, it's in 1374. I'd post the exact quote, but I don't know if he'd want that or not. Ditto for linking to said blog. I prefer to err on the side of caution.

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