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Fellfire
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Posted - 23 Oct 2014 :  13:14:52  Show Profile Send Fellfire a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Let's be real, Mirt is nothing but a drug-dealer, slumlord, and habitual murderer. All for the greater good.

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Duneth Despana
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Posted - 24 Oct 2014 :  12:44:18  Show Profile Send Duneth Despana a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Woo! I'm so excited about your High Forest project! Curious and teased, very much so ;-P ! I hope WotC will agree to publish it, so that you get paid for your work and we can get a pretty hardcover book with great artwork to add to our realmslore collection.

I've been digging further and (besides the DoF passage Fellfire mentioned) I was also very intrigued about this passage in Champions of Ruin:
"One can never be sure where and how Malkizid is attempting to influence elven affairs. A number of scholars have speculated on a link between their ancient foe and the drow invasion of Cormanthor." and Dheembleth seems like someone who could easily have some kind of connection to at least someone in either/or Auzkovyn/Dragon's Hoard/Mizztyre's band (in the case Misstyre's band isn't the Auzkovyn vanguard, but your take on it does make sense).

Of course every clan member will have taken Auzkovyn as their surname. I'm wondering about the founder. If Auzkovyn maybe was his given name and he used to have a Qu'ellar surname. (for example Auzkovyn Uoswiir*).

*at random

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Originally posted by ericlboyd


I'm just assuming "Auzkovyn" is the surname, as it makes it easier (for me at least). Note also that some tribes (of any race) use clan names as surnames, so it seemed logical.

--Eric

PS For the curious, I'm doing a write-up of the High Forest and some adventures, like I did for Under Illefarn Anew. Clocking in at 176 pages so far. Will grow significantly before I'm done.



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Steven Schend
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Posted - 30 Oct 2014 :  15:41:00  Show Profile  Visit Steven Schend's Homepage  Send Steven Schend a Yahoo! Message Send Steven Schend a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by ericlboyd

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.




Not to muddle the waters with speculation, but mayhaps is there some hidden link between the old Duchy of Caladorn and Waterdeep's House Cassalanter (specifically Caladorn Cassalanter, the house heir and secret Lord of the city)? Or was that a typo buried therein?

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Markustay
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Posted - 30 Oct 2014 :  17:58:45  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Why Mr. Schend, you just gave me an idea for a humorous story set in the Realms. I call it 'Royal Blood'.

quote:
Originally posted by Fellfire

Let's be real, Mirt is nothing but a drug-dealer, slumlord, and habitual murderer. All for the greater good.
While some of that may be true (but spinning things rather nefariously), the problem you have with the Realms is the same problem most folks have with the Realms, and I am including a lot of designers, authors, and just about every cartographer that has ever worked on it: limited vision.

You see the map, and you say, "thats it?" If you saw a map of the United States just three hundred years ago, you might wonder what all the hubub was about as well. Or if you looked at a map of the Afghanistan region, you would never realize it once held one of the largest, most powerful states in prehistoric times.

Time. No... TIME.
Oh, how people seem to forget this, especially mapping the poor Realms. Read the Prayers from the Faithful and Pages from the Mages tomes - the coast of Faerûn has altered dramatically, even over the past 1000 years. Entire realms have just disappeared, along with whole chains of islands! This isn't 'fantasy' - it happens all the time, even in the real world. Now lets just pick two places that do still exist (sort of) but are 'gone' - Tavaray, and Uthtower - both major ports at one time (around the time of Athalantar). Now, considering their proximity to several major elven forests (forests, BTW, that were all connected at one time, and all connected to the High Forest at the time of the Crown Wars), who's to say Elves didn't leave through them? So many places that no longer appear on our maps, along with places we've never even heard of - entire elven, dwarven, and human empires that remain 'unmapped' to this day.

But lets just say - for argument' sake - that elves are too xenophobic to have done that. Most of those forests went right up to the coast, and in what places the cliffs (or lack there-of) would allow, I am sure the elves had other 'elven ports'. Maybe not like the great cities humans built - probably much simpler affairs. Enough, I would imagine, to allow the slow and steady exodus of elves that wanted to leave - its not like they all appeared on the coast at the exact same time. The reason why we have no record of that is much the same reason why we do not have much record of smaller Roman or Ancient Greek settlements. History tends to overlook the majority and focus on the important. And besides, why would the Elves even share that knowledge with humans (us)? Man tends to plunder ancient sites, and desecrate them.

But lets go a step further - Gates (portals). Lots and lots of gates. That would mean that in the past, Faerûn had many more working gates (gasp! Its almost like... the main premise!) Gates that are no longer functional, have been forgotten about, or most probably - shut-down or obscured by the Elves themselves. I am not saying there were hundreds of gates leading into Evermeet (I can think of only one off the top of my head), but they are part of a network - a secret network of gates - used by the Elves, in much the same way as slaves used the 'underground railroad' here in America. So they may have all wound-up in the same place, but that doesn't mean they all took the same exact path - all it would take is one gate that all the others 'funneled' into.

And not all of them left, and not all of them waited until it was made an 'official thing' by the elven council. Elves had been going to Evermeet for thousands of years. Elves have also been in major decline since the Crown Wars. After that, attrition against faster-breeding races (humans & orcs) cut their numbers dramatically. By the time 'The Retreat' was officially announced, they had already been in retreat, whether they realized it or not. And not all of them went to Evermeet - some went to Evereska, or joined sea-elven communities, or even went to live with their more 'primitive' cousins in southern forests.

No, 'The Retreat' wasn't something that just happened one day, and all the Elves on the planet got on boats and sailed across the sea. Like everything else with the long-lived races, it was a very slow and methodical process, and one that humans would not be made aware of until most of it was over (lest they attack the elven realms while they were weak, and not everyone had left).

So TIME... time can hide so much. We are NOT talking about centuries here. We are talking about a span of time LONGER then all recorded human history here on Earth. Thats a LOT of elbow-room for lore we've never heard about. The problem you propose only stems from the idea that The Retreat actually started when Elves told humans about it, when in fact, it was probably mostly over by then.

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George Krashos
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Posted - 31 Oct 2014 :  01:06:13  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think it was a typo Steven, but I like where your head's at.

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Jeremy Grenemyer
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Markus that was one of the best things you've ever written.

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Marco Volo
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Hi Eric,
I've difficulties to describe the Plinth to my players in my Waterdeep campaign. How all the faiths can be worshipped in such a place ? Is there one altar for all the deities or a complex labyrinth where people have a room by god ?

Who does the mass ? Is there a priest/clerc for any deities ?

This place is full of mysteries, what are you allowed to say about it or how this place functions in your Realms ?

Of course, Steven you can help if you're reading this post

Thanks in advance for reading me (sorry for the english mistakes, i'm a french guy, I do my best.

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Duneth Despana
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Posted - 29 Nov 2014 :  13:21:05  Show Profile Send Duneth Despana a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Heehee... I just stumbled upon your Arvuddaern/Caerilcarn lore-nugget.
Again, I'm so excited and can't wait to see the High Forest further fleshed out, especially by such a Realms Sage as you. Still loving the Myth Glaurach Mintiper's Chapbook entry.
Actually, about that. Lord_Karsus' 'Elves of Faerûn' has both Ilygaard and Stormhawk (Arrn'Gyrlass... Sykerylor'Gyrlaszthraen?) listed as elven names but the Chapbook article doesn't specify his race. '-aard' doesn't sound particularly elven to me but maybe he's from mixed Ascalhi human druid and Eaerlanni elven stock?

« 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

Edited by - Duneth Despana on 02 Jul 2015 17:29:25
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ericlboyd
Forgotten Realms Designer

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Posted - 29 Nov 2014 :  13:30:06  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Duneth Despana

Heehee... I just stumbled upon your Arvuddaern/Caerilcarn lore-nugget.
Again, I'm so excited and can't wait to see the High Forest further fleshed out, especially by such a Realms Sage as you. Still loving the Myth Glaurach Mintiper's Chapbook entry.
Actually, about that. Lord_Karsus' 'Elves of Faerûn' has both Illygaard and Stormhawk (Arrn'Gyrlass... Sykerylor'Gyrlaszthraen?) listed as elven names but the Chapbook article doesn't specify his race. '-aard' doesn't sound particularly elven to me but maybe he's from mixed Ascalhi human druid and Eaerlanni elven stock?




I've got the High Forest close to finished. Detailing Arvuddaern is well underway. However, this will take a while. Currently over 200 pages in total, but a lot left to do. (I maybe have been a tad overambitious in what I planned out for myself.)

As for llygaard Stormhawk, I think I intended him to be of human stock (presumably Ascalhi), but i think a half-moon-elf works just as well (Ascalhi/Earlanni). Regardless, if I didn't specify, it's up to the DM! :-)

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Fellfire
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Eric, can you give me your opinion if you don't know, are weredogs succeptible to silver allergies? I know the beasties first appear in Hall of Heroes, but still. As hunters of werewolves I thought they may not share that particular vulnerability. I know many of the stranger phenotypes have differing materiel that can overcome their DR. Usually there is some type of herb to which they are adversely affected as well. Could you comment or speculate upon what those weaknesses may be for the cyanthrope. In fact, I would appreciate any lore you may have regarding this creature beyond what is given in the Bestiary, famous individuals, orders within the church of Selune that hunt lycanthropes to which they may belong, any little doggy biscuits of knowledge you may have in your notes, etc. Thanks, as always.

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Duneth Despana
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Posted - 15 Dec 2014 :  14:56:33  Show Profile Send Duneth Despana a Private Message  Reply with Quote
heehee! I found this on Erik Scott De Bie's page.

"Eric Boyd recently took the classic Under Illefarn and adapted it into a 300-page (3.5) campaign setting to run for his kids—that’s the sort of thing WotC is hoping to release, probably with lore adaptations for multiple editions."

I simply can't wait to dive into the High Forest with this ^_^

... Oooh! Almost forgot, since this is a question thread ;-P :

I'm chronologically confused about the Stronghold of the Nine, the Caerilcarn, Nordahaerril and Rheitheillaethor.
I don't have the sources handy atm. but IIRC the Caerilcarn is only founded after Laeral and her companions abandon the Stronghold and Nordahaeril and Rheitheillaethor are founded by the Caerilcarn (LEoF)... so are N. and R. fairly recent settlements? Maybe they are old wood elven nomadic communites (and new arrivals from Evermeet) who have only recently (re-)settled these places? Do you have specific or approximative dates on when any of this happens? Thanks in advance (for your answer and for what you've got in the works!)!

"wait for Under Illefarn 2.0" is totally an acceptable answer :D

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ericlboyd
Forgotten Realms Designer

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Posted - 15 Dec 2014 :  19:51:29  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Duneth Despana

heehee! I found this on Erik Scott De Bie's page.

"Eric Boyd recently took the classic Under Illefarn and adapted it into a 300-page (3.5) campaign setting to run for his kids—that’s the sort of thing WotC is hoping to release, probably with lore adaptations for multiple editions."

I simply can't wait to dive into the High Forest with this ^_^

... Oooh! Almost forgot, since this is a question thread ;-P :


Under Illefarn Anew is done. Just waiting to post it. More news as I can share it. It doesn't detail the High Forest though, just the Shining Vale.

quote:


I'm chronologically confused about the Stronghold of the Nine, the Caerilcarn, Nordahaerril and Rheitheillaethor.
I don't have the sources handy atm. but IIRC the Caerilcarn is only founded after Laeral and her companions abandon the Stronghold and Nordahaeril and Rheitheillaethor are founded by the Caerilcarn (LEoF)... so are N. and R. fairly recent settlements? Maybe they are old wood elven nomadic communites (and new arrivals from Evermeet) who have only recently (re-)settled these places? Do you have specific or approximative dates on when any of this happens? Thanks in advance (for your answer and for what you've got in the works!)!

"wait for Under Illefarn 2.0" is totally an acceptable answer :D



So, Caerilcarn is used to mean the Council of the Wood, even though originally it was probably meant to be a village name.

So, I made Caerildaern a recently founded village atop the Stronghold of the Nine. It was founded with the backing of the Caerilcaern.

More details when I finish "Crown of Eaerlann: Fallen Kingdoms of the High Forest." ;-) (I've got a lot of writing to finish the adventure arc, so it'll be many months.)

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ericlboyd
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Posted - 15 Dec 2014 :  20:00:28  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fellfire

Eric, can you give me your opinion if you don't know, are weredogs succeptible to silver allergies? I know the beasties first appear in Hall of Heroes, but still. As hunters of werewolves I thought they may not share that particular vulnerability. I know many of the stranger phenotypes have differing materiel that can overcome their DR. Usually there is some type of herb to which they are adversely affected as well. Could you comment or speculate upon what those weaknesses may be for the cyanthrope. In fact, I would appreciate any lore you may have regarding this creature beyond what is given in the Bestiary, famous individuals, orders within the church of Selune that hunt lycanthropes to which they may belong, any little doggy biscuits of knowledge you may have in your notes, etc. Thanks, as always.



I really haven't thought much about weredogs. I think the lycanthrope write-ups were Tom Costa's work IIRC.

I would note that FR7 - Hall of Heroes, page 36-37, says:

Weredogs: These Lawful Good creatures resemble large dogs such as mastiffs, St. Bernards, or German shepherds. Their bites do 1d6 points of damage. They have 3 hit dice +3. Were-dogs appeared as a canine counter to the werewolves. They are often Good-aligned people whose personalities were so strong that they managed to alter the effects of the impending lycanthropy. Weredogs are sworn to destroy the more numerous and powerful werewolves. Unfortunately, most people still have trouble telling weredogs and werewolves apart. Consequently, those the weredog tries to help may be scared and turn against it.

So that suggests a couple of things:

1) Weredogs probably have the same strengths and immunities as werewolves. (As they altered the transformation to good, not evil, through force of will.)

2) Given their dedication to eradicating werewolves, that might suggest that many are actually devout servants (paladins, favored souls, clerics) of Selune who contracted lycanthropy in service to the church. With the Moonmaiden's blessing, they became weredogs, not werewolves, as part of her neverending battle with the Beastlord. Most probably threw themselves into battle with werewolves, battling the followers of Malar until falling in battle.

3) The most famous weredog was probably the legendary Boomchicka Bowwow.

--Eric

PS Remember I said it only suggested two things. :-)

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ericlboyd
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quote:
Originally posted by Marco Volo

Hi Eric,
I've difficulties to describe the Plinth to my players in my Waterdeep campaign. How all the faiths can be worshipped in such a place ? Is there one altar for all the deities or a complex labyrinth where people have a room by god ?

Who does the mass ? Is there a priest/clerc for any deities ?

This place is full of mysteries, what are you allowed to say about it or how this place functions in your Realms ?

Of course, Steven you can help if you're reading this post

Thanks in advance for reading me (sorry for the english mistakes, i'm a french guy, I do my best.



It's been a while, and I think there was an old Polyhedron article on the Cult of Ao that might be applicable. (Can't check at the moment.)

One idea is a large room with altars in a circle around the periphary. Each church has an "alcove" in which to pray, and guards make sure that they don't interfere with each other. (There are probably prohibitions on the types of rituals that can be performed and which faiths are allowed in the Plinth at the same time.)

Alternatively, there's a large stone in the middle of the room. Priests bring their own "traveling altar" in with them and set it on the stone during their rituals. Some ancient magic of the stone keeps any one faith from establishing permanent effects in the Plinth.

--Eric

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quote:
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3) The most famous weredog was probably the legendary Boomchicka Bowwow.





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Duneth Despana
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--- : O ... Am I understanding correctly that you are working on some awesome map project with Markus Taylor? Can you tell us more?

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quote:
Originally posted by Duneth Despana

--- : O ... Am I understanding correctly that you are working on some awesome map project with Markus Taylor? Can you tell us more?



For fun, George and I are co-writing a High Forest sourcebook and adventure path.

Sourcebook is basically done. Mark Taylor's doing the regional maps. Lots of goodies to come!

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Markustay
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Well, now that the cat's out of the bag - I can promise you guys its all drool-worthy. The lore is SUBSTANTIAL, and thoroughly cross-referenced.

Wish I could say more... soon, hopefully. Lets not forget Eric's brilliant Under Illefarn Anew is also complete.

People keep worrying about 'the future of the Realms'. Let WotC worry about it's future - we have its past. And when you can't go forward, then you have to think like a dwarf - you go DEEPER.

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Duneth Despana
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Can't believe I didn't notice your answers sooner than this :O I am -SO- excited! I'm just about to squeexplode ^_^ !

« 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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Duneth Despana
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Will we have to wait for the adventure path to be done before the sourcebook can be consulted?

« 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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JohnLynch
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Hey Eric. I just saw you were one of the authors of Faith & Avatars. I started D&D with 4th Ed and the Living Forgotten Realms. The first book I got beyond those was F&A. It's always been my go to book when it comes to the deities of the Forgotten a Realms regardless of era or edition, so Thankyou very much.
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Fellfire
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Eric, forgive me, I'm sure this has been asked before. Did you finish conversion notes for all installments of the Age of Worms AP? I can only find a few over at Paizo. 124, 129, 130 and just now, 126

Edit: never mind. I found them by searching for ''supplement'' instead of ''web enhancement.''

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ERIC
Since you mentioned being the one who wrote lore for Lapaliiya, I have a question. I know the region is suspicious of arcane casters thanks to the Rage of Wizards, but is it anything more than that? And are some places prone to treating arcane spellcasters with any form of hatred, prejudice, discrimination? Now is this for all arcane casters or only Sorcerers and Wizards (and probably Beguilers and Warmages) bother them, but not so much Bard (or Spellthief or the weaker caster sorts)? Are wizards heavily regulated? Is there a shortage of wizard guilds, schools, and other such large gatherings? Does trade with its neighbors to the south in Halruaa, a land known for having a high population of wizards, influence them in any way? (I know Lapalgard is a waystop between the two nations in terms of trade).

Another question is can you tell us anything more regarding Lapalgard? Inhabitants, customs, sites, shops, taverns/inns, guilds, etc.? Just curious because I have a group of PCs that magically ended up getting transported far from their last locale and are stuck in Lapaliiya so they are trying to get back and Lapalgard is their first stop.

Edited by - Razz on 22 Feb 2015 16:28:58
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Owesstaer
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Posted - 17 Jun 2015 :  06:40:42  Show Profile Send Owesstaer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ericlboyd

Filarion “Filvendorson” Floshin
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Born in the Year of the Starfall (1300 DR), Filarion “Filvendorson” Floshin (CN male gold elf spellthief CAdv 9 ) is the only son of Filvendor “Lightfoot” Floshin (see Chapter 1) and Elsarassa Cerinlar (born 1182 DR, died 1315 DR), a moon elf who once served in Lord Elorfindar’s employ. ...
Late in the Year of the Moonfall (1344 DR), Filarion “retired” from life on the road and returned to the lower Delimbiyr Vale, where he had been born.



Filarion and his mother Elsarassa are given as elves. Yet Filarion retired from adventuring at 44 years old. Isn't that quite young for an elf?
Could it be that both of these chars were intended to be half-elves? Filarion was born when Elsarassa was 118 years old which would be quite old for a half-elf yet rather young for an elf (coming of age for moon elves is around 110 years if I remember correctly). Also, she died at 133 years already.
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Duneth Despana
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Posted - 09 Jul 2015 :  12:25:03  Show Profile Send Duneth Despana a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ericlboyd

quote:

Rrinlurgh, in the Graypeaks(I can't find a single mention of either of these anywhere)



I think Rrinlurgh is my made-up name for the dwarf-hold occupied by a (red?) dragon mentioned in FOR1 - The Draconomicon.

I was responsible for adding most of the obscure names to the 3rd patch of the Atlas.

--Eric



Did you ever confirm this? If yes, which dragon (what page in Draconomicon)? Thanks in advance!

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