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George Krashos
Master of Realmslore

Australia
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Posted - 21 May 2015 :  17:02:01  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Steven

I've been dredging your recent gift and came across this ... bring back any memories?

Blade Bracers

These heavy gold and mithril or steel bracers magically adjust to wrap fully around the entire forearms of the wearer. Covered with runes and an idealized icon of a weapon, the blade bracers were among the most sought-after items of fighter-mages throughout Myth Drannor. With a single command word, weapons instantly manifest at hand!
The bracers were all exclusively forged by the Clan Lavargent and enchanted by Clan-Friends Wardaeh Pyrawad (N em W19) and Arlest Ruech (NG hem W16). Only 37 sets of blade bracers were ever made in the last 160 years of the city. Of those 37 pairs of bracers, 15 were commissioned by the Coronal's Court for senior armathors; 8 were specially created for various heirs of the noble Houses; and the remaining 14 pairs were created either for the clan or its friends.
There were four distinct styles of blade bracers, though all contained at least these basic enchantments: +2 to attack/damage rolls and AC +1. While constructed in pairs, only one attack per round could be made with these bracers unless the character gained multiple attacks by experience or training (i.e. rangers). A major benefit of these bracers was the person's ability to hide weapons in plain sight, and also these were far lighter and easier to carry than the primary weapons and (in some cases) far deadlier. The statistics below are accurate for damage and most other particulars, but speed factors all drop by 2.
• Axe Bracers: The original design of the clan, these bracers carried axes among their runes. When activated, the axe blades sprout of both sides of the bracers. The metal extends and envelopes the hands, turning the character's hands and arms into battleaxes. Only dwarves tended to use these, since most folks wanted their hands free and open in battle.
Weapon Statistics: As per battle axe.
• Bludgeon Bracers: Used only by various clergy of all races of Myth Drannor, bludgeon bracers sprouted either a warhammer head or a chained mace. Both deal the same damage, though handedness, training, or preferrence determines which one was made.
Weapon Statistics: As per horseman's mace.
• Dagger Bracers: Two types of dagger bracers were created, and both were highly favored by the gnomes and halflings of Myth Drannor. A blade either develops along the outside length of the bracers (for slashing attacks), or the top of the bracers crimps and extends to a point up over the knuckles (for piercing attacks) as a katar.
Weapon Statistics: As per dagger/dirk.
• Saber Bracers: With the active blades extending out of the topside or underside of the forearm guards to their normal lengths and curving just slightly up to points, saber bracers left hands totally free for spellcasting and thus became the favored (and most numerous at 19) of the blade bracers.
Weapon Statistics: As per scimitar.

Bear in mind that, due to the unfamiliar movements and attacks needed to use these items effectively, characters who gained these bracers needed an open weapon proficiency to learn how to fight with these blade bracers. For the most part, Myth Drannor's peace during their time of creation was steady, and their bearers had the time to learn their specific bracers, even though it takes twice the normal time of learning NWPs.
Of these 37 known pairs of bracers, nine pairs of saber bracers remained with their owners after the Fall, and all of these are either nobles or commoner elves. Eight folk among those various factions of elves fleeing Cormanthyr carried their bracers with them, as did five N`Tel`Quess bearers. The remainder, some of which were even more enhanced with other magics, lie among Myth Drannor's ruins; the most well-known and storied are the lightning-charged dagger bracers called the Arcbracers of Darim, the fiery sabers known as Muircil's Flame Fangs, or the bludgeon bracers of the ever-pious Durgoth "Battlebraver" Honedaxe called Dumathoin's Fists which became legendary relics of that dwarven church.

You always came up with the good stuff, Steven!

-- George Krashos

"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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Steven Schend
Forgotten Realms Designer & Author

USA
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Posted - 22 May 2015 :  02:33:17  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 George Krashos

Hi Steven

I've been dredging your recent gift and came across this ... bring back any memories?

Blade Bracers [snip]



I have absolutely no memory of those whatsoever.
Reads like me, but I truly do not remember those. I'll assume I wrote them for Fall of Myth Drannor and couldn't fit them in or something to that stripe.....

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hashimashadoo
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Posted - 19 Jun 2015 :  13:05:39  Show Profile  Visit hashimashadoo's Homepage  Click to see hashimashadoo's MSN Messenger address Send hashimashadoo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hello again Master Schend.

Do you perhaps recall anything about Sulmeth, the birthplace of the Kolat twins? So far, I've been working on the assumption that it's a small village in Erlkazar - perhaps in Shalanar Barony?

Thanks for your time.

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Duneth Despana
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Posted - 21 Jun 2015 :  10:42:47  Show Profile Send Duneth Despana a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Can you tell us more about T’karon, Hamra, and Alunor? What were their respective genders and elf subraces? did they have any house names to them? Thanks in advance ^_^

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Bruce Donohue
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Posted - 05 Jul 2015 :  12:23:47  Show Profile  Send Bruce Donohue a Yahoo! Message Send Bruce Donohue a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hello Steven, I have a question for you if you don't mind...

In Miyeritar, in Myth Olriith where would that be located in today’s time? Dark Elven Baelnorn Dalorix’ Melarn (what would she look like and style dress) of the Sapphire Moon Academy, can you give me a description of where she might be in its ruins (what they look like) and about the crystal lore spindles in relation to what is a psionic simulacrum (are they Kiiratel’Miyeritani)?
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Duneth Despana
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Belgium
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Posted - 07 Jul 2015 :  13:37:27  Show Profile Send Duneth Despana a Private Message  Reply with Quote
@Bruce: I think what you are asking about is fanon created by Snowblood.

« There is no overriding « epic » in the Realms, but rather a large number of stories, adventures, and encounters going on all the time. [...]. Each creative mind adds to the base, creating, defining, and making their contribution to the rich diversity of the Realms. [...]. But Ed built the stage upon which all the plays are presented. Thanks Ed. » -FR Comic no.1
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Steven Schend
Forgotten Realms Designer & Author

USA
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Posted - 09 Jul 2015 :  15:35:36  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 hashimashadoo

Hello again Master Schend.

Do you perhaps recall anything about Sulmeth, the birthplace of the Kolat twins? So far, I've been working on the assumption that it's a small village in Erlkazar - perhaps in Shalanar Barony?

Thanks for your time.



Very much a small village--a thorp, almost. II was a small trade village (only by nature of a trade crossroads leading to the capitol) and farming village, once much larger but on hard times the past few decades. It was south-southwest of Llorbauth and served as one (of many) farming villages that specifically supplied the Mystics' Academy and the city guard/militia of Llorbauth.

Not on any maps (as most things below town status weren't mapped or noted), but there nonetheless.

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Edited by - Steven Schend on 09 Jul 2015 15:42:43
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Steven Schend
Forgotten Realms Designer & Author

USA
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Posted - 09 Jul 2015 :  15:40:59  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 Duneth Despana

Can you tell us more about T’karon, Hamra, and Alunor? What were their respective genders and elf subraces? did they have any house names to them? Thanks in advance ^_^



The Cor’Selu’Tarr’Miyeritaar triumverate, eh?

Well, all were former drow restored to dark elf status in BLACKSTAFF, so their house names are long lost to time and the confusion from millennia as sharn.

As for gender, Alunor and Hamra are female and T'karon is male.

Hope that helps somewhat....I'm still trying to recall where this info of mine re: Rhymanthiin saw publication......

SES

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Steven Schend
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USA
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Posted - 09 Jul 2015 :  15:44:36  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, I have a question for you if you don't mind...

In Miyeritar, in Myth Olriith where would that be located in today’s time? Dark Elven Baelnorn Dalorix’ Melarn (what would she look like and style dress) of the Sapphire Moon Academy, can you give me a description of where she might be in its ruins (what they look like) and about the crystal lore spindles in relation to what is a psionic simulacrum (are they Kiiratel’Miyeritani)?



As noted, this is most likely Snowblod's work, so he's the better judge and/or person with answers. Very nifty, but not my stuff, so I'll let him chime in on it.

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Moragion Selian
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Posted - 23 Jul 2015 :  19:20:43  Show Profile Send Moragion Selian a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Mr Schend,

I posted a question about Cormanthyr Empire of the Elves on the rpg products forum, but I was told to maybe best post the question directly to you.

I've been rereading my Ad&d books again, and on Cormanthyr page 8 says something about a chapter called Worlds Beyond Cormanthyr, where there should be descriptions of the other races other than elves that live on Myth Drannor, and I suppose descriptions of neighbouring realms, but I haven't found anything like that. Am i missing something? Is this an errata for a chapter planned and then not included?

Hope you can help, as I really want to do some campaigning on Cormanthyr.
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Duneth Despana
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Belgium
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Posted - 25 Jul 2015 :  20:29:22  Show Profile Send Duneth Despana a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Steven Schend




In my mind (and in theirs), the Vyshaan truly believed they were the Seldarine's power on Faerun to keep elvenkind from going astray/corrupt....and doing things like teaching magic to lesser races (and that included the original dark elf race to them--one of the things that really honked them off about Miyeritaar) was a path away from elven purity.


Thus, they might still believe in their hearts they did what they did to the High Moor with the best of intentions--to save the rest of Faerun (or more directly, its elves) from the "corruptions and depradations of Miyeritaari propaganda and foul magics."

Steven



Can you expand upon this? Thank you in advance.

« There is no overriding « epic » in the Realms, but rather a large number of stories, adventures, and encounters going on all the time. [...]. Each creative mind adds to the base, creating, defining, and making their contribution to the rich diversity of the Realms. [...]. But Ed built the stage upon which all the plays are presented. Thanks Ed. » -FR Comic no.1
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Steven Schend
Forgotten Realms Designer & Author

USA
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Posted - 28 Jul 2015 :  22:21:38  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 Duneth Despana

quote:
Originally posted by Steven Schend




In my mind (and in theirs), the Vyshaan truly believed they were the Seldarine's power on Faerun to keep elvenkind from going astray/corrupt....and doing things like teaching magic to lesser races (and that included the original dark elf race to them--one of the things that really honked them off about Miyeritaar) was a path away from elven purity.


Thus, they might still believe in their hearts they did what they did to the High Moor with the best of intentions--to save the rest of Faerun (or more directly, its elves) from the "corruptions and depradations of Miyeritaari propaganda and foul magics."

Steven



Can you expand upon this? Thank you in advance.



I'm afraid I can't without violating at least three NDAs that still are in effect re: this topic, I'm afraid. Sorry about that.

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Steven Schend
Forgotten Realms Designer & Author

USA
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Posted - 28 Jul 2015 :  22:24:18  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 Moragion Selian

Hi Mr Schend,

I posted a question about Cormanthyr Empire of the Elves on the rpg products forum, but I was told to maybe best post the question directly to you.

I've been rereading my Ad&d books again, and on Cormanthyr page 8 says something about a chapter called Worlds Beyond Cormanthyr, where there should be descriptions of the other races other than elves that live on Myth Drannor, and I suppose descriptions of neighbouring realms, but I haven't found anything like that. Am i missing something? Is this an errata for a chapter planned and then not included?

Hope you can help, as I really want to do some campaigning on Cormanthyr.



May as well recopy the same [cut due to space from published Cormanthyr book] material herein that was in that other thread... make it easier for folks to compile info.

Worlds beyond Cormanthyr
Before my first visit to the City of Song, I had heard legends and tales in abundance about the elven capitol's beauty and power. However, I also found that many of the tales from my youth were as false as the cry of a leucrotta. In a like sense, the fair folk of Cormanthor were equally misinformed about the world and realms beyond the leafy boughs of their home, aside from those few with whom they had contact. And so, as I have taught ye many things wondrous and whimsical of the Realms, so I taught Eltargrim's people of some of the lands beyond their green empire as they taught me of elven lore and love.
—Elminster the Wanderer in the Year of Trials Arcane (523 DR)


The sprawling wilderness realm of Cormanthyr abutted many domains of other races, though it had little traffic with them aside from reports and contacts made by High Magic, wandering adventurers, or invading armies and wars that threatened the forest borders. With the rise of Myth Drannor, Cormanthyr has become more aware of the Realms around it. Through cooperation and diplomacy, peace and prosperity now spans across the wide variety of races and cultures in Faerun that benefit from Myth Drannor's largess.
Below is an overview of the many territories and realms (of allies and enemies) that have an impact on Cormanthyr, the Heartlands, and the elves in general. Here is the key to the entries and what information is available on these ancient domains:

Example Country's Name
Lifespan: –#### DR - #### DR
The Lifespan noted in each entry corresponds to the humanocentric Dalereckoning calendar for easy time reference. Much of the history can be cross–referenced in the "History" section from Book One of the Netheril: Empire of Magic Boxed Set and the "Elven Ages" of this book. Lifespans approximate the geographic or political entities in a timeline, noting rises and falls; whenever possible, exact year dates are given for historical context, or else there is only an approximate timeframe. While some links are tenuous, this section provides basic information on major contemporaries of Cormanthyr from its prehistory to the present Year of the Falling Tower (650 DR).
General Location: The geographic notes for these realms are given by their modern Realms equivalents for easy placement and reference against the majority of materials printed for the FORGOTTEN REALMS campaigns; if the ancient names for the geography is known, it will be mentioned within the text, not the Location notes.
Status: Ally/Neutral/Enemy—Elven Nation.
The Status refers to a realm's relations with elves as ally, neutral nation (or unaffiliated entirely), or organized enemy; status only refers to its current state in 650 DR and its geographic neighbors, while past status may be discussed within that realm's text paragraphs.
The secondary paragraphs note the origin, purpose, and/or motivation of the realm or geography in question. Other things of note are its connections with elves in general or Cormanthyr and Myth Drannor in particular.
A final paragraph for each realm is added only if the realm is still a contemporary of Myth Drannor (i.e. extant from 261-650 DR). It discusses adventure possibilities for the ARCANE AGE campaign.

Dwarven Nations
Like the elves, the origin of the dwarves and their civilizations are lost in the vague misty times before recorded histories, even among their own race. Rising to rule sectors of Faerûn during the Time of Dragons, the dwarves preceded the elves as major political powers, though not for long. Their earliest empires fell concurrent with the destruction of the Imaskari Empires, though correlation between the two is unkown.
The following nations and realms are all concurrent with the major empires of elves, though the dwarven realms are rarely as long-lived as the elven domains. Exact dates are known for many founding and ending years of dwarven realms simply by discovering rune stones recording the events and cross-checking the dates on dwarven rulers and interaction with the elves to find at least the year it occurred in Dalereckoning.

Ammarindar
Lifespan: –4100 DR - Present
General Location: Beneath the Upper Delimbiyr valley and the Greypeaks Mountains in the Savage North (west of the Great Desert)
Status: Ally—Cormanthyr, Eaerlann; Neutral—Illefarn, Siluvanede
Ammarindar's rose originally as a settlement of mithril and adamantine-miners and armorers, though this quickly changed a few centuries later. Netheril believed the Ammarindan dwarves to be from Delzoun, and King Garromm never sought to inform them otherwise, preferring the relative anonymity afforded him through his close alliance with Delzoun (a major trade ally of Netheril). The dwarves simply stockpiled many enchanted items traded from Netheril, and learned many new and now-distinctly dwarven methods to do the same to their own weapons and armor.
Today, this dwarven realm is the source of much of the present dwarven lore on enchanting items and fighting magical foes, though a number of dwarves have migrated to Myth Drannor in recent decades and are swiftly raising dwarven enchanting crafts to higher levels. A recent invention of great interest to elves and all magic-practitioners were the glow-stones, long crystal spindles aglow with magic that easily recharged magical items of elf, dwarf, and human alike.
Ammarindar provides one of the few sources where Cormanthan elves can gain adamantine or mithral ore or refined and crafted armor and weapons. Of late, the Coronal has sent a number of elven smiths and wizards to Ammarindar to learn more of their crafts and also to help them fight the infrequent phaerimm and duergar attacks within the deep tunnels. The current King Dalthinn, King Garrom's great-grandson, is being pressured by Eaerlanni noble elves to sever some of his ties with Cormanthyr for increased trade alliances more in Eaerlann's (and their) favor.

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Bruce Donohue
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Posted - 29 Jul 2015 :  10:13:32  Show Profile  Send Bruce Donohue a Yahoo! Message Send Bruce Donohue a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Steven, how do I get in touch with Snowblod?
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Duneth Despana
Learned Scribe

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Posted - 29 Jul 2015 :  13:30:12  Show Profile Send Duneth Despana a Private Message  Reply with Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Steven Schend

quote:
Originally posted by Duneth Despana

quote:
Originally posted by Steven Schend




In my mind (and in theirs), the Vyshaan truly believed they were the Seldarine's power on Faerun to keep elvenkind from going astray/corrupt....and doing things like teaching magic to lesser races (and that included the original dark elf race to them--one of the things that really honked them off about Miyeritaar) was a path away from elven purity.


Thus, they might still believe in their hearts they did what they did to the High Moor with the best of intentions--to save the rest of Faerun (or more directly, its elves) from the "corruptions and depradations of Miyeritaari propaganda and foul magics."

Steven



Can you expand upon this? Thank you in advance.



I'm afraid I can't without violating at least three NDAs that still are in effect re: this topic, I'm afraid. Sorry about that.



Awww... that is truly a shame. I was really curious about this reason for Aryvandaar's invasion of Miyeritar beyond the alleged link between the Olrythii and Vyshaan.

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Steven Schend
Forgotten Realms Designer & Author

USA
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Posted - 30 Jul 2015 :  03:42:05  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 Bruce Donohue

Thanks Steven, how do I get in touch with Snowblod?



Send him a message via this system, perhaps look at his profile to see if there's an attached email address, and lastly, I seem to recall he was on Deviantart with the same name/handle, but I could be misremembering here.


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He goes by the name ''phasai'' on DA (http://phasai.deviantart.com/)

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quote:
Originally posted by Irennan

He goes by the name ''phasai'' on DA (http://phasai.deviantart.com/)



Thanks for that correction!

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Bruce Donohue
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Ah ok and thanks. As a curiosity then Steven... Since in Cormanthyr Empire of Elves you talked about the Time Conduit spell and that Mystryl not only oversaw the weave but time, does the current Mystra over see time still, or is that another God's portfolio? Having said would it be possible to give a definition to what exactly is a Temporal Portal Nexus? Who was the creator of the history of the fallan Solar Malkizid or can we find information on such?
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Duneth Despana
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quote:
Originally posted by Steven Schend

quote:
Originally posted by Duneth Despana

Can you tell us more about T’karon, Hamra, and Alunor? What were their respective genders and elf subraces? did they have any house names to them? Thanks in advance ^_^



The Cor’Selu’Tarr’Miyeritaar triumverate, eh?

Well, all were former drow restored to dark elf status in BLACKSTAFF, so their house names are long lost to time and the confusion from millennia as sharn.

As for gender, Alunor and Hamra are female and T'karon is male.

Hope that helps somewhat....I'm still trying to recall where this info of mine re: Rhymanthiin saw publication......

SES



Sorry for only thanking you for the answer now: Thank you very much!
I was spot on in regards to the High Mages' genders ;-P (I DM'ed a one-shot set in the time of Miyeritar where Alunor bestowed a mission to one of the PCs (who I meant for to be the ancestor of that same player's character in our main campaign that she could then meet in sharn form... but she moved abroad so we never got to that point in the campaign :'-( .)

« There is no overriding « epic » in the Realms, but rather a large number of stories, adventures, and encounters going on all the time. [...]. Each creative mind adds to the base, creating, defining, and making their contribution to the rich diversity of the Realms. [...]. But Ed built the stage upon which all the plays are presented. Thanks Ed. » -FR Comic no.1
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Bruce Donohue
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I tried to a copy of Blackstaff in book format, and I can't get it anywhere. Lost my previous one to a fire. Chapters/Indigo says out of print and cannot get it. Be interesting with all the Dark Elves making their way to Rhymanthiin and how they are coping over the last 100 years and what influence they have had on the city, did they reconnect with all the Mieyiritarran history still intact. What's your thoughts Steven?
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Bruce Donohue
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I always thought that T’kaaron Ilbaereth, correct me since it has been a while since I read Blackstaff, but wasn't he a Green Elf Male and Hamra Moonglaemer, Alunor Olrythii where Green Elf Females? Though most references of the Olrythii family are Dark Elves.
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Bruce Donohue
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Hello Steven where can we get references on the mage Nain, and how did Khelben manage to kill him twice? I finally re-read all of Blackstaff, since I managed to get a paperback copy from England.
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Bruce Donohue
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I was always curious why Khelben passed on to Arvandor instead of going to Mystra's Realm?
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Markustay
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I'm not Mr. Schend, but I think the afterlife is supposed to be something you've 'earned' (whether reward or punishment), and thus, if you were really, REALLY good, you'd go to the afterlife YOU preferred.

'The Nameless Chosen' was never fully accepted by the other half of his heritage - the Elves. In his heart, that was the one thing he could never have - his own father's approval. Going to Arvandor represented - to HIM - being finally accepted by his father's kin as 'one of our own'. Its what HE always wanted (Mystra be damned).

Just my 2¢, anyway.

"I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me" --- Dudley Field Malone

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