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Alaundo
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Posted - 08 Mar 2005 :  15:23:05  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage  Click to see Alaundo's MSN Messenger address Send Alaundo a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Well met

The Candlekeep Compendium is a project undertaken by a selected number of scribes of Candlekeep.

Each volume contains a collection of Realmslore articles penned by the scribes, on a variety of Realms-related subjects. Many months of hard work have gone into the articles contained within each issue. Some articles are unique to each volume, whilst others are an installment of regular columns to appear over many issues. Periodically, special themed volumes will be released, focusing on an particular aspect of the Realms.

Many thanks to all who have joined this project and worked to produce this collection of lore. The Compendium staff are as follows (in alphabetical order):

Alaundo
Matthew Bowman
Pierre Godbout
Bob Grant
Jaap-Peter Hazelhoff
Chris Jameson
George Krashos
Scott Kujawa
Alex Leighton
Kevin Liss
Jamey Martin
Michael Mueller
Lee J Nelson
Daniel Rosenquist
Bradley Russo
Yack Tundra


We hope ye enjoy the Compendium. Any feedback is appreciated, please post comments in this topic.

Download The Candlekeep Compendium


Thank ye

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Melfius
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USA
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Posted - 08 Mar 2005 :  17:36:49  Show Profile  Visit Melfius's Homepage  Send Melfius an AOL message Send Melfius a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This is a beautiful addition to Candlekeep! Many congratulations should be awarded to the many people who took the time out of their schedules to make this tome a reality.

Kudos, all! And dinner in the Faerie Kitchen is on me!

Melfius, Pixie-Priest of Puck - Head Chef, The Faerie Kitchen, Candlekeep Inn
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Snotlord
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Posted - 08 Mar 2005 :  19:12:50  Show Profile  Visit Snotlord's Homepage Send Snotlord a Private Message  Reply with Quote
A fine addition to any FR library. I enjoyed the articles and the characters, and the city write-up was great.
I also really enjoyed the journal, a man can only take so much cruch, and I am finally getting who old-timers enjoy the Volo guides so much.

My (very minor) gripe is the listing of character generation method. I think the stats should be what they are, and suggesting otherwise spoils the illusion somewhat. (As I said, very minor )

I am looking foreward to future editions follows!
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Lina
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Australia
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Posted - 09 Mar 2005 :  00:48:22  Show Profile  Visit Lina's Homepage  Click to see Lina's MSN Messenger address Send Lina a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ooo. Something to read in my spare time. Great job guys.

“Darkness beyond twilight, crimson beyond blood that flows! Buried in the flow of time. In thy great name. I pledge myself to darkness. All the fools who stand in our way shall be destroyed…by the power you and I possess! DRAGON SLAVE!!!”

"Thieves? Ah, such an ugly word... look upon them as the most honest sort of merchant."
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Gray Richardson
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Posted - 09 Mar 2005 :  08:10:44  Show Profile  Visit Gray Richardson's Homepage Send Gray Richardson a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Whoa! Amazing work! The Compendium is awesome!

The lore is top-notch, the art and layout are so very beautiful. Truly one of the most professional looking fan-authored books I have ever seen put together.

I loved the cities, the adventure hooks, the maps and illustrations, the NPC's, the journal, the geography articles, the organizations... wait a second... I am listing everything in the book... Maybe that's because I loved everything in it!

Truly outstanding you all! Many, many kudos and lauds to each one of you!
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George Krashos
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Well, don't sit on your hands, Gray. I know there's some FR planar stuff inside you that is dying to get out. You might consider a submission to Vol. 2. If so, drop Alaundo a line.

-- George Krashos

"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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Kuje
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Posted - 09 Mar 2005 :  17:51:00  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 George Krashos

Well, don't sit on your hands, Gray. I know there's some FR planar stuff inside you that is dying to get out. You might consider a submission to Vol. 2. If so, drop Alaundo a line.

-- George Krashos




Agrees with George. :)

For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet and excite you... Books are full of the things that you don't get in real life - wonderful, lyrical language, for instance, right off the bat. - Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

My Goodreads page: http://www.goodreads.com/kuje

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Alaundo
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Posted - 09 Mar 2005 :  18:00:58  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage  Click to see Alaundo's MSN Messenger address Send Alaundo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Gray Richardson

Whoa! Amazing work! The Compendium is awesome!

The lore is top-notch, the art and layout are so very beautiful. Truly one of the most professional looking fan-authored books I have ever seen put together.

I loved the cities, the adventure hooks, the maps and illustrations, the NPC's, the journal, the geography articles, the organizations... wait a second... I am listing everything in the book... Maybe that's because I loved everything in it!

Truly outstanding you all! Many, many kudos and lauds to each one of you!



Well met

Glad ye liked the tome, Gray, and indeed thanks to all who have given feedback here, it's greatly appreciated

Indeed, the current staff list is not conclusive, if any wish to contribute to future volumes then please contact me. We will also be posted submission guidelines for current columns, such as Folks of Faerun to enable others to submit their material.

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The Sage
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Posted - 10 Mar 2005 :  07:32:20  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
quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

Well, don't sit on your hands, Gray. I know there's some FR planar stuff inside you that is dying to get out. You might consider a submission to Vol. 2. If so, drop Alaundo a line.

-- George Krashos


Indeed.

Hey Gray... ... I'm tinkering around with a planar-themed idea for an article at the moment which may be included in either issue two or three of the Compendium. If you're interested in signing on, perhaps we could collaborate on a submission, much like Kuje and the Hamster.

After all, one planar loremaster working on an FR-planar article is good... but two is even better .

Anyways, let me know. I'd like the chance to work with you.

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Ty
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Posted - 10 Mar 2005 :  22:12:06  Show Profile  Visit Ty's Homepage Send Ty a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Fabulous work guys. Can't say much more than a job well done. I assume from prior posts that this will be a regular feature of the scribes here?

Hrm... now to think of any way I might be able to contribute so that Krash and the Sage aren't the only ones having fun dipping their pens... er... poor choice of words, putting thoughts to paper.
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Kuje
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Posted - 10 Mar 2005 :  22:59:55  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
My second set of hooks has already been given to Alaundo. Waiting for mister furry to finish his. :)

For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet and excite you... Books are full of the things that you don't get in real life - wonderful, lyrical language, for instance, right off the bat. - Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

My Goodreads page: http://www.goodreads.com/kuje

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 10 Mar 2005 :  23:31:50  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kuje31

My second set of hooks has already been given to Alaundo. Waiting for mister furry to finish his. :)



I was going to type them up today, but I was reading some other Realmslore, and it kept me distracted. I shall do my best to type them up maana...

I've already got one for round 3, too. One of yours inspired me to do something that was kinda sorta similar, and since it was similar, I decided to hold it for next time.

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Kuje
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Posted - 11 Mar 2005 :  02:04:32  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 Wooly Rupert
I was going to type them up today, but I was reading some other Realmslore, and it kept me distracted. I shall do my best to type them up maana...

I've already got one for round 3, too. One of yours inspired me to do something that was kinda sorta similar, and since it was similar, I decided to hold it for next time.



Knifty. :) I'd like to see them and look them over just because, when you get them done. :)

But this is getting off topic so maybe we should take this to the other thread.....

For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet and excite you... Books are full of the things that you don't get in real life - wonderful, lyrical language, for instance, right off the bat. - Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

My Goodreads page: http://www.goodreads.com/kuje

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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by kuje31

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert
I was going to type them up today, but I was reading some other Realmslore, and it kept me distracted. I shall do my best to type them up maana...

I've already got one for round 3, too. One of yours inspired me to do something that was kinda sorta similar, and since it was similar, I decided to hold it for next time.



Knifty. :) I'd like to see them and look them over just because, when you get them done. :)

But this is getting off topic so maybe we should take this to the other thread.....



Oh, I'll of course share them with you before I pass them on to Big Al. We're a team, remember?

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Gray Richardson
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Posted - 11 Mar 2005 :  09:02:57  Show Profile  Visit Gray Richardson's Homepage Send Gray Richardson a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hmmm... planar lore... I guess I could cobble together a few words.

Seriously, I would love to contribute in any small part to the fantastic work you are doing on the Compendium. Alaundo and Sage I will drop you a line shortly.
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Lord Rad
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Posted - 11 Mar 2005 :  10:21:56  Show Profile  Visit Lord Rad's Homepage  Click to see Lord Rad's MSN Messenger address Send Lord Rad a Private Message  Reply with Quote


Stunning!!! Great work guys, this is fantastic. The look is beautiful and what i've read of the articles so far... i'm simply blown away.

Now, where's volume 2?

Lord Rad

"What? No, I wasn't reading your module. I was just looking at the pictures"
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SirUrza
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Posted - 12 Mar 2005 :  05:39:12  Show Profile  Send SirUrza an AOL message  Send SirUrza an ICQ Message Send SirUrza a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I love it, if you don't mind me asking, what did you guys use for the chapter/section headings?

"Evil prevails when good men fail to act."
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Alaundo
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Posted - 12 Mar 2005 :  10:27:41  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage  Click to see Alaundo's MSN Messenger address Send Alaundo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SirUrza

I love it, if you don't mind me asking, what did you guys use for the chapter/section headings?



Well met

Thank ye all for the kind comments.

I assume thou art refering to the font usage? Those in particular are made from PR Celtic Narrow

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SirUrza
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Yes it was, thankyou.

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Saime
Seeker

Denmark
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Posted - 14 Mar 2005 :  19:03:42  Show Profile  Visit Saime's Homepage Send Saime a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Jus wanted to say "thank you!" to the people behind the compendium. This is great work.
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Eremite
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Posted - 17 Mar 2005 :  12:02:45  Show Profile  Visit Eremite's Homepage Send Eremite a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you very much to all involved with this. This is a wonderful piece of work. So far I've only read George's Telflamm article and have really enjoyed it (which city is next? Uthmere?). I'll edit this post with more comments once I've read the other articles.

I also want to add that I really like the cartography. It's a really attractive style, that's for sure.

Thanks again.


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George Krashos
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Posted - 17 Mar 2005 :  23:42:31  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Eremite

Thank you very much to all involved with this. This is a wonderful piece of work. So far I've only read George's Telflamm article and have really enjoyed it (which city is next? Uthmere?). I'll edit this post with more comments once I've read the other articles.



I fear Uthmere isn't on my agenda and a little missive popped into my inbox the other day telling me not to bother as it had 'already been done'. It won't be in a Candlekeep Compendium, but that doesn't mean you won't get more info on this place in time to come ...

-- George Krashos

"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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Lady Kazandra
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This was a superb compilation. A true testament of the love and devotion the scribes here at Candlekeep have for the Realms.

While I was rather partial to George's wonderful article on Teflamm (I didn't have much opportunity to read it when you sent it over to the Sage), my favorite submission would have to be Hammer's research into the cultural traits of dwarves. I really enjoyed reading it, and I've even considered maybe one day expanding on some of your original ideas for a future issue.

Congratulations to you all . I look forward to the next issue.

"Once upon a time the plural of 'wizard' was 'war'." -- The Last Continent, by Terry Pratchett
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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by Lady Kazandra

This was a superb compilation. A true testament of the love and devotion the scribes here at Candlekeep have for the Realms.

While I was rather partial to George's wonderful article on Teflamm (I didn't have much opportunity to read it when you sent it over to the Sage), my favorite submission would have to be Hammer's research into the cultural traits of dwarves. I really enjoyed reading it, and I've even considered maybe one day expanding on some of your original ideas for a future issue.

Congratulations to you all . I look forward to the next issue.




George's section was one of my fave sections, too. I quite enjoyed reading that one, and I also liked the fact that I didn't have to edit it too much!

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George Krashos
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Posted - 27 Mar 2005 :  04:14:02  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm jumping the gun a bit - my next article is barely off the ground at the moment. But yes, drop me a line at: Krash@newave.net.au and I'll get it to you in a couple of weeks.

-- George Krashos

"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus

Edited by - George Krashos on 28 Mar 2005 03:17:35
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Alaundo
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Posted - 27 Mar 2005 :  23:25:20  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage  Click to see Alaundo's MSN Messenger address Send Alaundo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well met

Ahem, Compendium Scribes...there is a private chamber for these discussions, this scroll is intended for feedback etc.

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