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Kuje
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Posted - 06 Nov 2006 :  17:54:07  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
Question Eric, for my 3/3.5e NPC list. I would have made a guess on this NPC but I didn't want to be wrong.

Araeralee Summerstar, 9th Wizard, Half-moon Elf, LG, An orphan raised in Blackstaff Tower, City of Splendors: Waterdeep

What is her/his gender? He/she is on page 24 in the Blackstaff Academy write up.

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ericlboyd
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Posted - 06 Nov 2006 :  18:20:18  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Female.

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ericlboyd
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Posted - 06 Nov 2006 :  18:21:10  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Paj

Well met.

Can you shed any light on The 'Meeting of the Three'?

Its a day when Jergal, Garagos and Sharess meet somewhere and it was first mentioned in Powers and Pantheons under Jergals entry.



The extended version of this event first appeared in one of the old Border Kingdoms articles in Polyhedron. Some with access to sources might be able to provide the issue #.

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Posted - 06 Nov 2006 :  18:47:24  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 ericlboyd

Female.

--Eric



Thanks, that's what I figured but was double checking. :)

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-Mr. Boyd, I'm doing some research for the Elven Yuir Deities for a little something on Elves that I am making. I was wondering if you could provide what their "symbols" are. Demihuman Deities mentions a few times that the Elven Yuir Deities had their symbols on stones in the Sunglade, and that the symbols have faded over time. But, what the symbols were was never mentioned. Can you help me out on this one?

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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by ericlboyd

quote:
Originally posted by Paj

Well met.

Can you shed any light on The 'Meeting of the Three'?

Its a day when Jergal, Garagos and Sharess meet somewhere and it was first mentioned in Powers and Pantheons under Jergals entry.



The extended version of this event first appeared in one of the old Border Kingdoms articles in Polyhedron. Some with access to sources might be able to provide the issue #.

--Eric



It's also discussed in Ed's Border Kingdoms feature on the Wizards website, specifically in the entry for the Barony of Great Oak.

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Uzzy
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Posted - 08 Nov 2006 :  23:52:11  Show Profile  Visit Uzzy's Homepage Send Uzzy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hello Eric.

I was wondering if you had any more information on Chlanna Asjiros, the Ex Grand Rapturemother of Lliira. As far as I can tell, she only appeared in Faiths and Avatars, and her death was mentioned in Faiths and Pantheons (leading to the creation of the Scarlet Mummers, which you mentioned were created by Erik Mona)

Also, with the return of Waukeen and Chlanna's death, what state is the Lliira church in?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Amnezjusz
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hello Eric :)
I have two question about Coiled Cabal.
1. I was wondering if you had more information about Coiled Cabal leaders, "The Hooded Ones" (um, or at least about one of them :P).
2. Do you know how advanced are works to take over (currently to manipulate) Cult of the Dragon and Red Wizard, the most important organizations which Cabal want to rule in the future.

Sorry for My english.
I will be grateful for your help :)

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KnightErrantJR
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Hey Eric:

I just got my Dragon Magazine for this month, and I really liked the planetourched races in it. You did an excellent job, and I'm glad they finally got around to publishing this (now it fhey would pick up on that article about the Unseen . . . ). I am really looking forward to offering these to my players as PC races, which brings me to my question.

The planetouched races in the FRCS are presented as LA 0 races in the Player's Guide to Faerun by taking away their Outsider (native) type and just making them humanoids. Do you think that this approach would work with these races as well, i.e., do you think taking that away would make them "balanced" with other LA 0 PC options? I'm mainly concered with the dwarven, elven, and halfling plantouched, not quite as worried about presenting the Warghest as a PC option.

Thanks for your time, and for the article!

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Chosen of Moradin
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KEJR, one little thing that have worked in my campaigns concerning planetoucheds and LA, is the rule to "buy" in xp the LA, presented in the Unhearted Arcana. My players that tend to play with LA 1 races have liked that option, and until now, it have worked very well.

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Amnezjusz
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Hey Eric.

I have another questions related with Coiled Cabal:
a)some say that Coiled Cabal want to shatter power of the Ssteh's clergy. But, did they know that Sseth was replaced by Set? And why Cabal want to Shatter power of this clergy?
b)when exactly Cabal was created and who was the first leader of the organization?

I will be very, very grateful for your help :)

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Zanan
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Posted - 26 Nov 2006 :  17:03:29  Show Profile  Visit Zanan's Homepage Send Zanan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Vendui!

Reading a few bits and pieces on Menzoberranzan in Drizzt's do'Urden's Guide to the Underdark I noted the rumour about "survivors" of House Oblodra in the Claw Rift, referred to as "witchlin". Has these ever been mentioned in another sourcebook or Monstrous Manual?

Thanks, Zanan!

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quote:
Originally posted by Zanan

Vendui!

Reading a few bits and pieces on Menzoberranzan in Drizzt's do'Urden's Guide to the Underdark I noted the rumour about "survivors" of House Oblodra in the Claw Rift, referred to as "witchlin". Has these ever been mentioned in another sourcebook or Monstrous Manual?

Thanks, Zanan!




I'm not Eric, but the witchlin was a creature detailed in the DragonLance Monstrous Compendium, which was basically (if I recall), a pair of skeletal hands and floating eyeballs. They were specifically an elven form of undead, again, if my memory holds.

Just thought of this, and I looked it up. The Witchlin has 3.5 statistics given in the Bestiary of Krynn DragonLance sourcebook.

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ericlboyd
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Posted - 26 Nov 2006 :  22:02:33  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by KnightErrantJR

quote:
Originally posted by Zanan

Vendui!

Reading a few bits and pieces on Menzoberranzan in Drizzt's do'Urden's Guide to the Underdark I noted the rumour about "survivors" of House Oblodra in the Claw Rift, referred to as "witchlin". Has these ever been mentioned in another sourcebook or Monstrous Manual?

Thanks, Zanan!

I'm not Eric, but the witchlin was a creature detailed in the DragonLance Monstrous Compendium, which was basically (if I recall), a pair of skeletal hands and floating eyeballs. They were specifically an elven form of undead, again, if my memory holds.

Just thought of this, and I looked it up. The Witchlin has 3.5 statistics given in the Bestiary of Krynn DragonLance sourcebook.

It was officially a Dragonlance beastie, but I know Ed included them a couple of times in official Realmslore. The other instance that comes to mind was Volo's Guide to Waterdeep, IIRC.

--Eric


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quote:
Originally posted by ericlboyd

quote:
Originally posted by KnightErrantJR

quote:
Originally posted by Zanan

Vendui!

Reading a few bits and pieces on Menzoberranzan in Drizzt's do'Urden's Guide to the Underdark I noted the rumour about "survivors" of House Oblodra in the Claw Rift, referred to as "witchlin". Has these ever been mentioned in another sourcebook or Monstrous Manual?

Thanks, Zanan!

I'm not Eric, but the witchlin was a creature detailed in the DragonLance Monstrous Compendium, which was basically (if I recall), a pair of skeletal hands and floating eyeballs. They were specifically an elven form of undead, again, if my memory holds.

Just thought of this, and I looked it up. The Witchlin has 3.5 statistics given in the Bestiary of Krynn DragonLance sourcebook.

It was officially a Dragonlance beastie, but I know Ed included them a couple of times in official Realmslore. The other instance that comes to mind was Volo's Guide to Waterdeep, IIRC.

--Eric


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Pages 45 and 46 of that book. Elminster noted that it's a Krynnish beastie, but he thinks that's what's killing folks in the Prowl.

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Zanan
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Heading off to search these scrolls. Thanks for the quick replies!

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quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by ericlboyd

quote:
Originally posted by KnightErrantJR

quote:
Originally posted by Zanan

Vendui!

Reading a few bits and pieces on Menzoberranzan in Drizzt's do'Urden's Guide to the Underdark I noted the rumour about "survivors" of House Oblodra in the Claw Rift, referred to as "witchlin". Has these ever been mentioned in another sourcebook or Monstrous Manual?

Thanks, Zanan!

I'm not Eric, but the witchlin was a creature detailed in the DragonLance Monstrous Compendium, which was basically (if I recall), a pair of skeletal hands and floating eyeballs. They were specifically an elven form of undead, again, if my memory holds.

Just thought of this, and I looked it up. The Witchlin has 3.5 statistics given in the Bestiary of Krynn DragonLance sourcebook.

It was officially a Dragonlance beastie, but I know Ed included them a couple of times in official Realmslore. The other instance that comes to mind was Volo's Guide to Waterdeep, IIRC.

--Eric


Mod Edit: Fixed the quotes




Pages 45 and 46 of that book. Elminster noted that it's a Krynnish beastie, but he thinks that's what's killing folks in the Prowl.



Ah, my DM ran a version of this idea for my 1st level character years and years ago. It was a Witchlin - apparently controlled by Elaith Craulnober. There was a hidden (buried under mud, rotten leaves and stuff) sewer grate in the Prowl, and there, in the sewers, was a hidden complex. I remember a magic circle in the largest room, with a standing and mutilated (missing its skull and both of the hands) skeleton in the middle of it. Whether it was Elaith who actually created this creature, or someone else, I never found out. My character slew the Witchlin, climbed down into the sewers, found a secret door, searched the small complex and later observed Elaith entering it (that is why I assumed that he controlled the creature somehow). Anyhow, it was a fun (and chilling :) little adventure

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WalkerNinja
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Eric,

The product description of "Shadowdale: the Scouring of the Land" says:
quote:
In addition to encounters, this book contains detailed source material on the town of Shadowdale and environs.



Would one of those environs be post-crusade Myth Drannor?

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quote:
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Eric,

The product description of "Shadowdale: the Scouring of the Land" says:
quote:
In addition to encounters, this book contains detailed source material on the town of Shadowdale and environs.



Would one of those environs be post-crusade Myth Drannor?

I wouldn't imagine it would detail that much. Covering the events of post-crusade Myth Drannor would likely require an entire chapter of a regional book.

At best, we'll likely only learn minor tidbits or side-references about the latest events involving Myth Drannor and the regions surrounding the Dalelands.

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George Krashos
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I'm sure if Eric can detail the post-crusade MD and Cormanthyr region, he will. But given that Shadowdale is an adventure and word count likely to be at a premium, I'd say it's unlikely.

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Its probably a very very safe bet that the details of the reclaimation of Myth Drannor between 1374 and 1380 will at some point be detailed in multiple novels.
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quote:
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Its probably a very very safe bet that the details of the reclaimation of Myth Drannor between 1374 and 1380 will at some point be detailed in multiple novels.



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Mr. Boyd--

I love the new planetouched and can see many uses for them. But I was wondering what advice you could give me for trying to fit in one of the special abilities of the Celadrin (Melodious Voice) into the normal type of Aasimar (Humans of Celestial blood)? Would I need to rearrange the natural abilities of the Aasimar or give it an added level for adjustment.

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Jamallo Kreen
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Eric:

Ya know I love your books, but I have been frustrated lately about the lack of canonical divine ranks for most of the deities in Faiths and Pantheons. I imagine that you are far too busy now to present us a complete list of the divine ranks of all of Toril's gods, but could you perhaps direct me to such a list prepared by some other scribe or learned sage, which has rankings of which you largely approve?

I know that Ed, in particular, does not like to give absolute values to deities and NPCs, but under Deities & Demigods rules, divine rank is important: if we run a campaign in which the deities are active, knowing who has divine rank 5 and who has divine rank 4 may make a difference in what clerics or druids, or the faithful in general, can do when faced by divine opposition from a rival Power, even though both gods may both be "Demi-gods."

Those who have the sort of high clerical ranks discussed in Power of Faerun may steer their religious activities in a new direction if their deity is teetering on the brink of a divine rank which may bestow extra salient abilities. For example, the emphasis may shift from, "Kill the Heathens!" to "Convert the Heathens!"


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