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JF
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Posted - 28 Jan 2005 :  13:57:34  Show Profile  Visit JF's Homepage Send JF a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
I found a few references to this cabal of sorcerers in Volo's Guide to the North. Does anyone have expanded information on this group? I would prefer 2e material if possible.

Edited by - Alaundo on 28 Jan 2005 17:14:45

George Krashos
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Australia
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Posted - 28 Jan 2005 :  14:09:17  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
From Ed of the Greenwood in response to a query of mine own many moons ago:

For the
Talonmists: originally Tahlaunmiiz of Calimshan, fled
north from Calimport from the plague of -990 DR into
the lands that are now Amn. Dwelt for some centuries
as a reclusive, low-profile family of traders who
slowly gathered magical lore (there were always wild
talents [3e sorcerers] among them) as they bred and
scattered across the Sword Coast North. (Magic was
shared within the family, but its use was kept as
hidden as possible.) Talonmists dwelt in the cities of
Elturel and Iriaebor, and later Secomber, Neverwinter,
Waterdeep, moving and changing their names often, but
cooperating with each other in trade (I have something
cheap and abundant here that's rarer and pricier your
end, Uncle, and we need spiny speckled xoblobs here,
so let's swap).
What we see in Westbridge is a branch of the family
that's simply decided to come out of the shadows
(something viewed darkly by other kin in other places,
who are having to hide even more thoroughly as a
result).
So the Talonmists aren't new, they're just one of my
"sleeper" power groups that I decided to reveal. A new
dynasty to play with, as it were.
As Azuth once said to Elminster: "You're still far
indeed from plumbing the dark depths of my cunning.
Years yet of entertainment for us both."
:}

-- George Krashos

"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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The Sage
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Posted - 28 Jan 2005 :  16:06:35  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey George, was this from the old FR Mailing List? It sounds familiar, like I've read it before...

Either way, this tidbit is now going in my notebook of ever-expanding Realmslore .

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 29 Jan 2005 :  00:39:56  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

Either way, this tidbit is now going in my notebook of ever-expanding Realmslore .




Mine, too.

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George Krashos
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Posted - 29 Jan 2005 :  04:19:01  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, the information was incorporated into my North Timeline and I probably did post it to the Realms-L after he sent it to me. Only wish there was more ...

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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

Well, the information was incorporated into my North Timeline and I probably did post it to the Realms-L after he sent it to me. Only wish there was more ...

-- George Krashos


That's probably were I remember it from. I checked my Realms-L archives after I left Candlekeep last night. There wasn't anything in there... Or perhaps, I just never saved that particular discussion if it did exist .

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cpthero2
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Posted - 15 Feb 2020 :  08:56:13  Show Profile  Visit cpthero2's Homepage Send cpthero2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Good morning gentlemen,

After reading your responses, I have to ask: did all of that collected information from pre-Candlekeep get transferred over here? That kind of material would be epic to have access to if you all were amenable to providing that (assuming you have not yet).

Best regards,



Robert McDonell
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Wooly Rupert
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For a time, someone was hosting the entirely of the Realms-L archive and had a link to it available... I don't have a clue who that was, though, or if it's still out there.

There was a lot of stuff in that list... But it was a mailing list, so a lot of it was also repeated many times over, and the sheer volume of material to wade through was daunting.

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cpthero2
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Posted - 15 Feb 2020 :  17:14:01  Show Profile  Visit cpthero2's Homepage Send cpthero2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Master Rupert,

Wow, that sounds amazing. A treasure trove, sitting there.

Well, who knows, maybe some day it will resurface with someone having the capability of parsing it out with some sort of program.

Best regards,



quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

For a time, someone was hosting the entirely of the Realms-L archive and had a link to it available... I don't have a clue who that was, though, or if it's still out there.

There was a lot of stuff in that list... But it was a mailing list, so a lot of it was also repeated many times over, and the sheer volume of material to wade through was daunting.


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