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Naeryndam
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Posted - 26 Nov 2005 :  03:15:23  Show Profile Send Naeryndam a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Poll Question:
What is your favorite noble family in the realms?

Choices:

Moonflower
Baenre
Tanthul
Obarskyr
Durothil
Mizzrym
Cormaeril
Matrell
Do''Urden
Nimhedu
Alastrarra
Battlehammer

(Anonymous Vote)



Edited by - Naeryndam on 26 Nov 2005 16:04:18

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This is a rather limited poll for such a broad question.

There are extensively more noble families in the Realms than just these. Besides, I don't feel like I can adequately express my particular interest in just one family, as they each have certain specific traits that I find intriguing -- the Thann family of Waterdeep for example, given their merchant shipping leanings and the other... the Royal House of Heltharn in Impiltur, for the intrigue and conflicts that have generally plagued this family and by extension the Realm of the Sword and the Wand.

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Crennen FaerieBane
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Oh, Sage, don't be a poor sport. Just answer the man!

Baenre - all the way - but then again, everyone knows how I feel about Triel. *meow!*

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Posted - 26 Nov 2005 :  05:42:38  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Durothil is on there twice.

Anyway, I agree with Sage, but I voted Obarskyr.

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Posted - 26 Nov 2005 :  06:45:03  Show Profile Send Kajehase a Private Message  Reply with Quote
And I agree with the Sage as well, but voted Matrell.

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warlockco
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Posted - 26 Nov 2005 :  07:22:50  Show Profile  Visit warlockco's Homepage Send warlockco a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by CrennenFaerieBane

Oh, Sage, don't be a poor sport. Just answer the man!

Baenre - all the way - but then again, everyone knows how I feel about Triel. *meow!*

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Posted - 26 Nov 2005 :  07:41:37  Show Profile Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by CrennenFaerieBane

Oh, Sage, don't be a poor sport. Just answer the man!
I did -- Thann and Heltharn .

As for the actual poll itself... Hmmm, Obarskyr.

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Saime
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Posted - 26 Nov 2005 :  12:16:27  Show Profile  Visit Saime's Homepage Send Saime a Private Message  Reply with Quote

I voted Obarskyr. But I agree with Sage. It’s difficult to say why this particular family is more interesting than the others.


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Posted - 26 Nov 2005 :  20:28:54  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
As for noble families, I don't think I have a particular fave...

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Posted - 26 Nov 2005 :  20:30:24  Show Profile  Visit Neriandal Freit's Homepage Send Neriandal Freit a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That's weird, it didn't make my reply here...

Anyways, why do you have so many Drow-Related royals?

Either way, I can't vote. There is to many fun royals to just pick one ;)

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The Sage
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Posted - 27 Nov 2005 :  00:35:59  Show Profile Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That was kind of what originally put me off answering this poll with any real certainty.

It seems biased toward drow noble families .

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Crennen FaerieBane
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Posted - 27 Nov 2005 :  01:15:38  Show Profile Send Crennen FaerieBane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
And that's a problem!?

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Well, not if the drow are your favorite racial element of the Realms... no, I suppose it isn't.

But with all the recent focus on drow, it can grow tiresome for those of us wishing for a little more diversity .

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Naeryndam
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Posted - 27 Nov 2005 :  02:32:36  Show Profile Send Naeryndam a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My apologies to all for the focus on Drow nobility. However, as you pointed out yourself Sage, Drow are currently the "trend" to write about, and as such are the first noble houses that came to mind.


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KnightErrantJR
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Posted - 27 Nov 2005 :  02:58:55  Show Profile  Visit KnightErrantJR's Homepage Send KnightErrantJR a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I always thought the Amcathras and Cassalantars were interesting, but then I love Waterdeep. I rarely think, however, that a whole family is facinating so much as the representatives. For example, without Mourngrym and (bah, getting old, memory failing) Danilo's friend, I doubt I would care one whit about the Amcathras, other than if I were wrting something based in Waterdeep and they were the most likely nobles to plug into the situation.

As far as dynasties go though, the Obarskyrs and rather interesting in that they have been THE only royal family of Cormyr thought its entire history.

Favorite is a difficult proposition in a case like this though. If its something in a novel or in my game that causes one of them to come up, I want to know as much about them as possible.
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Posted - 27 Nov 2005 :  03:54:19  Show Profile Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Naeryndam

My apologies to all for the focus on Drow nobility.
There's no need to apologise friend. We each have our own favorite aspects about the Realms .

quote:
However, as you pointed out yourself Sage, Drow are currently the "trend" to write about, and as such are the first noble houses that came to mind.
That's it... Use my own words against me .

Seriously though, the drow trend has been growing since the Year of the Drow back in 2002.

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warlockco
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Posted - 27 Nov 2005 :  04:06:53  Show Profile  Visit warlockco's Homepage Send warlockco a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I do have to agree with the Sage that having to pick just one is a bit unfair.

I choose Baenre because they are the most intriguing in several ways for me.

For Drow Families, Baenre for sure.
For Elven Families, Moonflower.
For Human Families and so forth, that's where it gets to be more difficult.

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Posted - 27 Nov 2005 :  06:08:30  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by KnightErrantJR

I always thought the Amcathras and Cassalantars were interesting, but then I love Waterdeep. I rarely think, however, that a whole family is facinating so much as the representatives. For example, without Mourngrym and (bah, getting old, memory failing) Danilo's friend, I doubt I would care one whit about the Amcathras, other than if I were wrting something based in Waterdeep and they were the most likely nobles to plug into the situation.


Regnet.

I guess I could pick a noble family, but they're not on the list: the Hawkwinters of Waterdeep. The main reason I like them is because one of my fave characters (that I've played) was an illegitimate (and unacknowledged) son of that family.

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Thelonius
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I would choose the Wyvernspur as my favourite noble family, Giogi, Cat, Dorath and of course Finder... what amount of famous members.

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quote:
Originally posted by Thelonius

I would choose the Wyvernspur as my favourite noble family, Giogi, Cat, Dorath and of course Finder... what amount of famous members.



Another good choice! I am a particular fan of Finder, Giogionni, and Cat, myself.

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Talanfir Swiftfeet
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What about more Waterdeep houses. I would have picked Thann or Wands houses

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Posted - 27 Nov 2005 :  19:05:54  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by KnightErrantJR

I always thought the Amcathras and Cassalantars were interesting, but then I love Waterdeep. I rarely think, however, that a whole family is facinating so much as the representatives. For example, without Mourngrym and (bah, getting old, memory failing) Danilo's friend, I doubt I would care one whit about the Amcathras, other than if I were wrting something based in Waterdeep and they were the most likely nobles to plug into the situation.



Good points. If it wasn't for Danilo, I probably wouldn't know or care all that much about the Thanns, either.


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Crennen FaerieBane
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Posted - 27 Nov 2005 :  19:55:25  Show Profile Send Crennen FaerieBane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Go Baenre!!!!

Just had to throw that in!

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Posted - 27 Nov 2005 :  22:52:42  Show Profile  Visit jean-loup's Homepage Send jean-loup a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm agree too with many,but perhaps add family like Persakarl
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Posted - 28 Nov 2005 :  00:58:22  Show Profile Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Talanfir Swiftfeet

What about more Waterdeep houses. I would have picked Thann or Wands houses

Actually, the Wands family are a group that I've always wanted to include in a Waterdeep-based campaign. Their interests in "dweomercraft for-hire" could prove quite useful for parties exploring in the City of Splendors which don't have a permanent mage of their own.

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either way you look at it baenre is just incredible

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