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Kuje
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Posted - 01 Aug 2006 :  22:31:10  Show Profile  Send Kuje an AOL message  Click to see Kuje's MSN Messenger address  Send Kuje a Yahoo! Message Send Kuje a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Chosen of Moradin

Hello, Eric.

I need of a little information for a character that Iīm creating.

How much will cost a house (simple, but elegant), for a lone gold elf in the Adventurerīs Quarter, in Waterdeep? How it would be, using elvish architeture?

Thanks in advance

Chosen of Moradin



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Chosen of Moradin
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Posted - 02 Aug 2006 :  13:56:07  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
Wow!!

Thanks for the link, Kuje!!! :)

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Originally posted by Chosen of Moradin

Wow!!

Thanks for the link, Kuje!!! :)



No prob.

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Bocklin
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Dear Eric,

I was wondering, since the Savage Tide outline/preview has now been revealed, if you'd be ready to let us know how your conversion notes will look like?

Which places will be used for Sasserine and other locations of the AP?

In advance, thanks a lot for your reply.

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ericlboyd
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quote:
Originally posted by Bocklin

Dear Eric,

I was wondering, since the Savage Tide outline/preview has now been revealed, if you'd be ready to let us know how your conversion notes will look like?

Which places will be used for Sasserine and other locations of the AP?

In advance, thanks a lot for your reply.

Bocklin



Good question, but my turnover isn't due yet. ;-)

I'm leaning towards Sasserine == Tashluta. Most of the middle third of the AP will go "off map". The last third is in the Abyss and should not require much in the way of conversion. I can guarantee that there will be 0 conversion notes needed for STAP #10. ;-) Plus #10 will include a Realms easter egg, assuming I can sneak it past the editors.

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Gray Richardson
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Posted - 04 Aug 2006 :  19:15:54  Show Profile  Visit Gray Richardson's Homepage Send Gray Richardson a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ancient Dragon Kingdoms

I loved this section from the preview online. Can't wait for the book to come out.

In the Dragon History section of DoF, I see mention of three ancient dragon kingdoms: Caesinmalsvir, Darastriverthicha, and Tharkrixghontix.

So from what I can glean, Caesinmalsvir means "Evil Forrest", Darastriverthicha means "Dragon Mountain" (a nod to the old box-set module "Dragon Mountain" perhaps?) and Tharkrixghontix means something to do with ogers (Ogre Spires maybe? I couldn't translate Tharkrix...)

Can you share any thoughts about where these kingdoms may have been located back in the day?
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EytanBernstein
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quote:
Originally posted by Gray Richardson

Ancient Dragon Kingdoms

I loved this section from the preview online. Can't wait for the book to come out.

In the Dragon History section of DoF, I see mention of three ancient dragon kingdoms: Caesinmalsvir, Darastriverthicha, and Tharkrixghontix.

So from what I can glean, Caesinmalsvir means "Evil Forrest", Darastriverthicha means "Dragon Mountain" (a nod to the old box-set module "Dragon Mountain" perhaps?) and Tharkrixghontix means something to do with ogers (Ogre Spires maybe? I couldn't translate Tharkrix...)

Can you share any thoughts about where these kingdoms may have been located back in the day?



I'll let Eric answer your question about that (as this is his forum), but I would like to say that I think you'll find nice bits here and there of Draconic language in the book. So everyone get out your handy Draconic dictionary (I guess the Draconomicon will have to do).

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ericlboyd
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Posted - 05 Aug 2006 :  12:46:06  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Gray Richardson

Ancient Dragon Kingdoms


So from what I can glean, Caesinmalsvir means "Evil Forrest", Darastriverthicha means "Dragon Mountain" (a nod to the old box-set module "Dragon Mountain" perhaps?) and Tharkrixghontix means something to do with ogers (Ogre Spires maybe? I couldn't translate Tharkrix...)

Can you share any thoughts about where these kingdoms may have been located back in the day?



Very good translation job. You got the first 2 right. The third one is harder, playing off the ogre word Tharkul and the draconic word Maekrix to mean “King of the Ogres.”

I don't want to pin down where they were located quite yet. As Ed always says, when you answer some mysteries you should create some new ones.

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Bocklin
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Posted - 05 Aug 2006 :  17:11:33  Show Profile Send Bocklin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:

Good question, but my turnover isn't due yet. ;-)

I'm leaning towards Sasserine == Tashluta. Most of the middle third of the AP will go "off map". The last third is in the Abyss and should not require much in the way of conversion. I can guarantee that there will be 0 conversion notes needed for STAP #10. ;-) Plus #10 will include a Realms easter egg, assuming I can sneak it past the editors.

--Eric



Thanks for the answer, Eric. I re-read the bit on Tashluta in Serpent Kingdoms and this sounds quite exciting. It could be a lot of fun trying to weave in FR elements in the AP (I am thinking of the church of Talona and Savras).

But it seems that I might end up playing STAP as a player, so I'll have to stick away from Dungeon and your conversion notes in the future... :-(

Thanks again for the answer. I look forward to playing through instalment #10!

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ericlboyd
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quote:
Originally posted by Bocklin

Thanks for the answer, Eric. I re-read the bit on Tashluta in Serpent Kingdoms and this sounds quite exciting. It could be a lot of fun trying to weave in FR elements in the AP (I am thinking of the church of Talona and Savras).




You might want to reread Major Centers of worship for Talona and Savras in F&A and P&P, respectively.

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Zanan
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Posted - 07 Aug 2006 :  10:48:46  Show Profile  Visit Zanan's Homepage Send Zanan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Vendui!

Reading through that drow Dragon 298 again, I noted the name Zinzerena and remembered that she was mentioned in Demihuman Deities under Lolth. While originally a Greyhawkian deity, she has thus made a short appearance in the FR and I wonder whether her inclusion back then was a way forward for those drow who wanted to escape the clutches of the more stereo-typical drow societies? Obviously, a CN but still somewhat "darkish" deity would suit drow outcasts and renegades better than most human ones, good ones such as Eilistraee, or a straight 180° turn to the female-hating Vhaeraun.
Any chance that we see a return of hers (even though it is Lolth in disguise), as the Silence (which would have counted for Zinzerena priests too) might have increased her ... let's say follower base somewhat? Would surely be quite interesting, especially for the less-religious driven drow places.

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Kiaransalyn
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Zanan,

Related to your question is a thread I started last year:
http://www.candlekeep.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4919

I would also be interested if Zinzerena herself returns to the Realms or what Lolth's plans were for that particular aspect of herself.

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While reading Georges dragon article something struck me as being odd

How has King Imbrar managed to get enough XP to reach 8th level when he hasnt even reached his 16th birthday?

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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by Dargoth

While reading Georges dragon article something struck me as being odd

How has King Imbrar managed to get enough XP to reach 8th level when he hasnt even reached his 16th birthday?



Neglectful nannies?

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Bocklin
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Neglectful nannies?



Worse: he is secretely an half-orc.

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EvilKnight
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Hmm, maybe that is why he hasn't ended up being killed like the others before him. After reading the article, I was suspicious that the Queen Regent was arranging deaths of young kings to maintain her status...

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Kiaransalyn
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quote:
Originally posted by DargothHow has King Imbrar managed to get enough XP to reach 8th level when he hasnt even reached his 16th birthday?


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ericlboyd
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quote:
Originally posted by Dargoth

While reading Georges dragon article something struck me as being odd

How has King Imbrar managed to get enough XP to reach 8th level when he hasnt even reached his 16th birthday?



Relentless training in hopes of keeping him alive until his 16th birthday. He probably received a shortsword for his 3rd birthday and a longsword for his 5th birthday.

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How about 'he's a precocious hero'?
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Chosen of Moradin
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Posted - 08 Aug 2006 :  15:15:39  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
IIRC, in the 2nd edition Waterdeep box, there is an aprentice of Khelben that is a little boy (I donīt remember exactly the age), with some spells developed by him...

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quote:
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IIRC, in the 2nd edition Waterdeep box, there is an aprentice of Khelben that is a little boy (I donīt remember exactly the age), with some spells developed by him...



Gemidan. He was 6 or 8, at the time.

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He's 8 at the time of 2e CoS.

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Posted - 08 Aug 2006 :  16:21:58  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
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by Chosen of Moradin

IIRC, in the 2nd edition Waterdeep box, there is an aprentice of Khelben that is a little boy (I donīt remember exactly the age), with some spells developed by him...



Gemidan. He was 6 or 8, at the time.



Yeap. And Wizard 5. With 2 or 3 variations of Magic Missile developed, if my memory still serve me.

Maybe he and King Imbrar adventures together...

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Yeap. And Wizard 5.
Wizard Level 3 actually -- as of 2e CoS.

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Chosen of Moradin
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Thanks, Sage. I knew that something was wrong, but I donīt was remembering what...

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