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Fellfire
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Posted - 22 Oct 2014 :  16:15:26  Show Profile Send Fellfire a Private Message  Reply with Quote
In your right up for Kelson ''Darktreader'' Floshin you mention the Daughter of Silvanus.

''Kelson’s singleminded focus makes him a relentless foe of all surviving fiends, but the endless battle has also increasingly distanced him from his divine patron, the Daughter of Silvanus, leaving him a grim figure, given to dark, gallows humor.''

Who is this?

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ericlboyd
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Posted - 22 Oct 2014 :  16:21:46  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Alternate name for Mielikki.

Clearly you didn't check the master list of god synonyms (aka F&A, P&P, DD).

:-)

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 22 Oct 2014 :  16:29:03  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ericlboyd

Alternate name for Mielikki.

Clearly you didn't check the master list of god synonyms (aka F&A, P&P, DD).

:-)

--Eric



I was about to add that info, myself.

From page 112 of Faiths & Avatars (still one of my fave FR resources):

quote:
Mielikki is allied with and in the serviced of Silvanus, and with the growing power of that god she was being diminished in her own right. In 1369 DR, she radically reorganized her priesthood, and the boost in power this gave her has forestalled her decline and allowed her to establish her own realm in the Outer Planes for the first time. Her followers had already added the title “Daughter to Silvanus” to her other names previous to this point as an honorarium, causing some confusion since she is not Silvanus’s daughter.

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ericlboyd
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Posted - 22 Oct 2014 :  17:11:11  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Of course you just found a timeline discrepancy!

Since my write-up was current in 1357 DR, that's not an appropriate title!

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Posted - 22 Oct 2014 :  17:15:45  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Did not catch that, but I'm happy to inadvertently assist!

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Posted - 22 Oct 2014 :  17:25:44  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Castle Calandor
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The frozen ruins of Castle Calandor lie on the western slopes of the Forlorn Hills, just north of the Delimbiyr Route. The centuries-old seat of the Duchy of Caladorn is thought to date back to the Year of Consuming Ice (36 DR), when it was built atop the entrance to a Netherese tomb (itself a repurposed Miyeritari outpost) that came to be known as Calan’s Door. Although the dukes of Calandor are believed to have plundered much of the tomb’s wealth, legends persist that great treasures still exist in the depths. The means of accessing the tomb have long been forgotten, and it is thought to have been centuries since Calan’s Door has swung open. The castle itself was destroyed by the white wyrm Cortulorrulagalargath in the Year of the Advancing Wind (947 DR) and is now a haunted, shattered shell, still cloaked in ice, even in the summer heat.

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Posted - 22 Oct 2014 :  17:27:07  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hellwrought Lands
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In scattered regions of the High Moor, all manner of spellwrought effects have seemed to linger for decades, if not centuries. It is thought that the origin of these hellwrought lands is tied in some way to the lingering effects of the Crown Wars, scars upon the landscape where the Weave never fully healed from the Dark Disaster due to the interaction of the killing storms unleashed by the High Mages of Aryvandaar and the mythals of ancient Miyeritar.
Conditions in the Hellwrought Lands are caused in some fashion by spells cast upon the land interacting with the underlying distortions in the Weave. The Fire Marshes, now perhaps the most common of the Hellwrought Lands, are thought to date back to the time of Daeros Dragonspear, when sorcerors in the half-dwarf’s employ created towering walls of fire to sweep across the landscape, consuming countless trolls in a fiery inferno. While the fires quickly died out in most areas of the High Moor, they have continued to smolder in other regions, only to explode in geysers of fire at unpredictable intervals.
While most creatures avoid the Hellwrought Lands whenever possible, a few indivudals, like the copper dragon Aaronarra (CN male very old copper dragon) take full advantage of the challenging conditions of the Hellwrought Lands to establish a secure lair.

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ericlboyd
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Posted - 22 Oct 2014 :  17:29:22  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hah! Didn't remember I had posted that one already. Revised to be something new

#L21. Shimmerstar Estate
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The barons of Starnaer have long owned this two-story wooden hall, splitting their time between Daggerford and their holdings on the verge of the Misty Forest. The building is decorated with ornate wooden carvings, some of which were brought here from an ancient ruin of Narivaemista (the elven duchy that encompassed the Misty Forest). Although Baroness Taera Shimmerstar of Starnaer (CG female half-wood-elf ranger 3) is rarely in residence, her nephew, Lord Athgar Shimmerstar (NG male human aristocrat 2) and his family reside here for most of the year, and he represents her interests in the ducal court.
There are persistent rumors of a one-way portal behind a secret panel that leads to the Forest Kingdom of Cormyr, but the existence of such a portal has never been confirmed.

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ericlboyd
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Posted - 22 Oct 2014 :  17:30:03  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
OK, that's it for teasers today!

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Fellfire
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Posted - 22 Oct 2014 :  17:38:00  Show Profile Send Fellfire a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wait a minute, I'm certain I just read River Delimbiyr on page 39.

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Fellfire
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Posted - 22 Oct 2014 :  22:26:51  Show Profile Send Fellfire a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Eric. It may interest you to know there are a few snippets regarding the Auskovyn drow and portals under the Sisterhood of Essembra in DoF.

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ericlboyd
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Posted - 22 Oct 2014 :  23:52:54  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fellfire

Thanks, Eric. It may interest you to know there are a few snippets regarding the Auskovyn drow and portals under the Sisterhood of Essembra in DoF.



Thanks! Saw that too when I was looking up that reference for the other question.

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Eilserus
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Posted - 23 Oct 2014 :  01:11:55  Show Profile Send Eilserus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Nice new Realmslore Eric! :)

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Fellfire
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Posted - 23 Oct 2014 :  12:13:37  Show Profile Send Fellfire a Private Message  Reply with Quote
In the Silvermarches handbook the "Elven Port" is mentioned. I assume that this is where all elves departed for the Retreat. Why is there not more accurate information on such an important location.

I'm thinking the "Grey Havens/Cimbar"

Misanthorpe

Love is a lie. Only hate endures. Light is blinding. Only in darkness do we see clearly.

"Oh, you think darkness is your ally? You merely adopted the dark. I was born in it, molded by it. I didn't see the light until I was already a man, by then it was nothing to me but.. blinding. The shadows betray you because they belong to me." - Bane The Dark Knight Rises

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Fellfire
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Posted - 23 Oct 2014 :  12:17:16  Show Profile Send Fellfire a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Strangely enough this ruin is controlled by the House of Floshin. Can you expand upon this?

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"Oh, you think darkness is your ally? You merely adopted the dark. I was born in it, molded by it. I didn't see the light until I was already a man, by then it was nothing to me but.. blinding. The shadows betray you because they belong to me." - Bane The Dark Knight Rises

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Fellfire
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Posted - 23 Oct 2014 :  12:20:41  Show Profile Send Fellfire a Private Message  Reply with Quote
If this is controlled by the fey-ri, where do those elves seeking to Retreat find passage to Evermeet?

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"Oh, you think darkness is your ally? You merely adopted the dark. I was born in it, molded by it. I didn't see the light until I was already a man, by then it was nothing to me but.. blinding. The shadows betray you because they belong to me." - Bane The Dark Knight Rises

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dazzlerdal
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Posted - 23 Oct 2014 :  12:25:20  Show Profile Send dazzlerdal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I believe House Floshin was one of the elven houses of Siluvanede that listened to the whispers of House Dlardrageth and eventually became the Fey'ri that were imprisoned and then more recently released by Sarya Dlardrageth.

Some good members of House Floshin survive in Daggerford i believe, where they seek to atone for the actions of their ancestors.

It wouldnt surprise me to hear that the good guys of House Floshin were involved in the Kingdom of Man at some point (in fact i wouldnt be surprised if the fey'ri were involved with it as well but trying to bring it down and work against their good kin).

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ericlboyd
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Posted - 23 Oct 2014 :  12:29:29  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Elven Port = Aerendal.

Aerendal was abandoned when Eaerlann fell in 882 DR. The Retreat did not begin until 1344 DR.

I've written up some information, but it's not a focus of what I'm developing.

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quote:
Originally posted by Fellfire

In the Silvermarches handbook the "Elven Port" is mentioned. I assume that this is where all elves departed for the Retreat. Why is there not more accurate information on such an important location.

I'm thinking the "Grey Havens/Cimbar"


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Fellfire
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Posted - 23 Oct 2014 :  12:30:12  Show Profile Send Fellfire a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes, yes. All that is detailed in this scroll and the Silvermarches, but I'm looking for more.

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Fellfire
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Posted - 23 Oct 2014 :  12:34:34  Show Profile Send Fellfire a Private Message  Reply with Quote
So where is the focus of the (current/present pre 4e) Retreat? I doubt they took a boat out of Waterdeep.

Misanthorpe

Love is a lie. Only hate endures. Light is blinding. Only in darkness do we see clearly.

"Oh, you think darkness is your ally? You merely adopted the dark. I was born in it, molded by it. I didn't see the light until I was already a man, by then it was nothing to me but.. blinding. The shadows betray you because they belong to me." - Bane The Dark Knight Rises

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Fellfire
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Posted - 23 Oct 2014 :  12:44:53  Show Profile Send Fellfire a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Apologies. My brain sometimes askes me questions to which I have no answer.

Misanthorpe

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"Oh, you think darkness is your ally? You merely adopted the dark. I was born in it, molded by it. I didn't see the light until I was already a man, by then it was nothing to me but.. blinding. The shadows betray you because they belong to me." - Bane The Dark Knight Rises

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ericlboyd
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Posted - 23 Oct 2014 :  12:46:03  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fellfire

So where is the focus of the Retreat? I doubt they took a boat out of Waterdeep.



According to Dragon #128, page 8:

"The elves have all gone overseas to Evermeet via many covert voyages aboard The Morning Bird, a ship owned by Mirt the Moneylender, a local merchant of Waterdeep."

That reference is specifically talking about the moon elves of Ardeep Forest in 1344 DR. I'm sure they got to Evermeet by other means as well, and previous waves left in earlier years.

Another reference of interest is in FR11 - Dwarves Deep, page 56, in the midst of describing the borders of Phalorm, the Realm of Three Crowns, one of several kingdoms later known as *the* Fallen Kingdom.

"There it turned westwards to the sea, to the Seatower of Ilinyth.
Before this fortress was blasted to rubble by fell magic, it served as a watchtower seawards, and as a base for mounted patrols defending the Kingdom against troll and bugbear attacks in the area. It also allowed elves to quietly take ship there by night, flying by magical means down the rugged cliff to board vessels that then slipped away towards Evermeet. It is thought that over 7,000 elves slipped away from the faltering Kingdom before its fall in this way, leaving the bloodshed and tumult of Faerun behind."

Note this was hundreds of years ago.

--Eric

PS "Elven Port" was located far up the River Delimbiyr, near Hellgate Keep.

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Fellfire
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Posted - 23 Oct 2014 :  12:53:39  Show Profile Send Fellfire a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Alright, so they DID take a boat from Waterdeep, still, despite my spellchecker, it seems a little contrived. Logically speaking I would think that retaining a SINGLE port would be of the utmost imperative.

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"Oh, you think darkness is your ally? You merely adopted the dark. I was born in it, molded by it. I didn't see the light until I was already a man, by then it was nothing to me but.. blinding. The shadows betray you because they belong to me." - Bane The Dark Knight Rises

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ericlboyd
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Posted - 23 Oct 2014 :  12:57:39  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fellfire

Alright, so they DID take a boat from Waterdeep, still, despite my spellchecker, it seems a little contrived. Logically speaking I would think that retaining a SINGLE port would be of the utmost imperative.



Edited above post to be clearer and provide more info.

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Fellfire
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Posted - 23 Oct 2014 :  13:10:14  Show Profile Send Fellfire a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I still see major logistical problems with this. Plainly speaking, it makes no sense.

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Love is a lie. Only hate endures. Light is blinding. Only in darkness do we see clearly.

"Oh, you think darkness is your ally? You merely adopted the dark. I was born in it, molded by it. I didn't see the light until I was already a man, by then it was nothing to me but.. blinding. The shadows betray you because they belong to me." - Bane The Dark Knight Rises

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