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Wooly Rupert
Master of Mischief
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Posted - 18 Apr 2006 :  03:41:35  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Jamallo Kreen

Apropos of the name(s) of the Lady of Mysteries, I am curious about what power (if any) is bestowed upon those who know what Midnight's given name was before her ascension. We know that Kelemvor knows it, but not Cyric, but I would imagine that quite a few living mortals know it, too -- after all, hers is the ultimate "small town girl makes good" story, and some of the people from her past ought to have realized who she was as a mortal.



Cyric does know it. He overheard her telling Kelemvor, as I recall. At the end of the Avatar trilogy, when he sees that she's ascending to godhood, as well, he ponders the same issue: does knowing her mortal true name give him power over her?

I, personally, would be inclined to say no, for the simple fact that Midnight is now far beyond being mortal. She's left behind a lot of the mortal weaknesses, like a need for food, sleep, having to run to hopper, etc.

I see it like being the difference between a child's balloon and the Goodyear blimp. Picture the mortal Midnight as the child's balloon. Poking it with a straight pin (her truename) would have disastrous effects. But use that same pin to poke the Goodyear blimp, and even if it manages to penetrate the skin of the blimp, its effects will still be negligible.

Besides, if it would have helped Cyric, he surely would have used it against her by now.

At least, that's my thinking on the whole thing. He of the Weird Beard may of course have something quite different to say.

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Dargoth
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Posted - 18 Apr 2006 :  08:32:15  Show Profile  Visit Dargoth's Homepage Send Dargoth a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

Hello again, all. This time Ed happened to be at work on something that enabled him to very swiftly tackle this question, from Charles Phipps: “Ed, do the Chosen of Mystra have any tactical or military skill? Would you say they could lead armies and if so, would they lead them well?”
Ed replies:




If I could tack on a follow up question to Charles

In Powers of Faerun Scylla has a penalty for maintaining troop numbers for the Zhentlar due to their recent loss in Shadowdale..

Should the Town Watch and Town Guard of Waterdeep suffer a similar penalty due to the War against the fight Phaerimm in Evereska where probably close to 95% of the troops who served in LAerals and Blackstaffs armies perished?

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Neriandal Freit
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Posted - 18 Apr 2006 :  12:59:49  Show Profile  Visit Neriandal Freit's Homepage  Click to see Neriandal Freit's MSN Messenger address Send Neriandal Freit a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

Ed actually left out more than half a dozen Chosen (The Srinshee being one of them, yes), all for NDA reasons.
[insert diabolical laughter here]
love,
THO



Aww, what a shame. She would bound to know tactical stradgies and see more things then anyone could expect...

I figured she was NDA'd after I made my post, but I thought I'd ask..

"Eating people is wrong...unless it's on the first date." - Ed Greenwood, GenCon Indy 2006
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Faraer
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Posted - 18 Apr 2006 :  14:47:54  Show Profile  Visit Faraer's Homepage Send Faraer a Private Message
Ed,

About http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elminster_Aumar:

'JarlaxleArtemis' quotes the 'about the author' blurb of the paperback Elminster: The Making of a Mage. Does the latter sentence, given you have clarified on multiple occasions that Elminster is not your alter ego, accurately report any statement of yours:
quote:
Ed Greenwood created the FORGOTTEN REALMS® setting nearly forty years ago when he wanted a place to set the stories he was telling to his friends. Since then he's written a heaping pile of novels, short stories, articles, and roleplaying game product set in the lands of Faerûn. Among his most recent novels are Silverfall and Elminster in Hell for Wizards of the Coast, and The Kingless Land and The Vacant Throne for Tor Books. Ed lives in a book-crammed house in Ontario, Canada, but admits he is happiest when walking the shadow-lined streets of Waterdeep with his alter ego, Elminster, by his side.
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The Hooded One
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Posted - 18 Apr 2006 :  15:10:08  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi, Faraer. I sent this off to Ed, and his response follows:


No, of course not. WotC authors are often asked to provide “sell copy” for book jackets, though it NEVER reaches print un-tinkered-with, but in the old TSR days, writers were rarely invited to do so. I had never seen that blurb until a copy of the book was brought to me for signing at a convention, and I certainly never wrote a word of it. No, I have never said Elminster is my “alter ego.” TSR has, many times; a practice that began in GenCon pre-registration blurb booklets, describing the seminars I did in costume, acting the part of Elminster - - ALSO a practice TSR asked me to begin and carry on. When they, many years later, asked me to leave the costume at home, I happily did so. Those robes are hot. :}
To reiterate: I have never, ever said that Elminster is my alter ego or wish fulfillment character, or thought that way for one minute. I will never use any Realms characters in that manner, because doing so would ruin the whole fun of creating the world and its characters, and watching what happens and how they evolve. Just as all of the gamers who have played various PC adventurers in my Realms sessions over the years are playing roles, not themselves.


So saith Ed. Who will return with regular Realmslore about ten hours from now, if he stays on schedule.
love,
THO
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The Sage
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Posted - 18 Apr 2006 :  15:33:05  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
That's going in my "quick-reference Realmslore replies" file as well... for occasions when such topics pop up.

Oh and Faraer, I'd be interested to hear what, if anything, this 'JarlaxleArtemis' has to say in reply to what Ed via THO just said about the "alter-ego" issue.

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Archwizard
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Posted - 18 Apr 2006 :  18:38:54  Show Profile  Visit Archwizard's Homepage  Send Archwizard an AOL message Send Archwizard a Private Message
Dear Ed,

I was wondering, are there swordsmanship styles or martial traditions in the various parts of the Realms? Are there formalized fighting styles (armed or unarmed), anything along the lines of martial arts schools or fencing academies? Or do most warrior types just learn the basics and figure out the rest through experimentation and experience. If there are, what are some of the more prominent or popular ones? What are they like descriptively and what are their histories?

My second question is much broader and more of a throwaway curiosity. From what I can gather, you didn't detail further east than the Endless Wastes in your original Realms. The lands of Kara-Tur were obviously added later by TSR. I know you've stated that you try not to create places and cultures with direct real world analogies. However, I'm curious to know, say WotC commissioned you to recreate and detail the area east of Faerun using oriental style archetypes and influences, what sorts of things would we see, or things you would have liked to see in Kara-Tur. I guess I'm asking what a Greenwood-style Kara-Tur/Oriental Adventure area would look like.

I guess one possible answer is that you wouldn’t take the assignment; I understand that many people are not interested by an OA style campaign. Though, either way, any sort of answer I think would be worthwhile, especially in dealing with the official Kara-Tur and its interaction with Faerun. I have no rush for answers on these two questions, they are just ponderings. I look forward to your replies. Thanks in advance.
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Akashayana
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Posted - 18 Apr 2006 :  20:29:04  Show Profile  Visit Akashayana's Homepage  Send Akashayana an AOL message  Click to see Akashayana's MSN Messenger address Send Akashayana a Private Message
Hey THO & Mr. Greenwood,

I posted a pair of questions a while back, one about the Icerim mountains and the other about the Raurin desert. They haven't been touched yet, so I just wanted to remind you all that I am still following this thread hoping for answers. Don't forget me!
(LOL)

Questions are on this page (by Akashayana):

http://www.candlekeep.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5812&whichpage=18

and this one (by Akashayana):

http://www.candlekeep.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5812&whichpage=26

Thank you.

-Akashayana

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Beirnadri Magranth
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Posted - 18 Apr 2006 :  20:29:05  Show Profile  Visit Beirnadri Magranth's Homepage  Send Beirnadri Magranth an AOL message Send Beirnadri Magranth a Private Message
This question is posed to Ed: Is there any information besides whats in the FRCS 3.5e on the Thayan enclave there. Is it large like the one detailed in Lords of Darkness or is it on a way different scale... What is the architecture and layout of the place like.... i am sorta imagining the feel of the La Sorbonne in paris where it is similar to renaissance city manors but with walled off courts and few large amin entrances (instead being several small entrances). Proportionally what percent of members are wizards... how many members are there about? How has the local population adjusted to this enclave (only a year old) what is still being worked on within the enclave etc. How well do Hill's Edge officials get along with or tolerate the red wizards. How does the local populace treat the thayan blooded merchants etc.?

EDIT: i rephrased my question so that it depicted what type of information i wanted (realmslore not just stats etc.) hopefully this peaks Ed's interest and sparks a reply....
eventually
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Edited by - Beirnadri Magranth on 20 Apr 2006 05:11:02
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Kuje
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Posted - 18 Apr 2006 :  22:26:00  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
quote:
Originally posted by Akashayana

Hey THO & Mr. Greenwood,

I posted a pair of questions a while back, one about the Icerim mountains and the other about the Raurin desert. They haven't been touched yet, so I just wanted to remind you all that I am still following this thread hoping for answers. Don't forget me!
(LOL)

Questions are on this page (by Akashayana):

http://www.candlekeep.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5812&whichpage=18

and this one (by Akashayana):

http://www.candlekeep.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5812&whichpage=26

Thank you.

-Akashayana



Please,

Let's keep the "Hey Ed, I haven't received a reply" threads down. He'll get to them when he can. :) Ya'll just have to wait. Hells, some of us have been waiting since 2004 for some of our answers. :)

This wasn't directed to just you, but to everyone. :) Ed's a extremely busy person, and so just have patience. He'll get to it, when he can.

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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 19 Apr 2006 :  01:05:16  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hello again, all. This time, for reasons he states hereafter, Ed deals with this recent question from RodOdom: “Dear Ed, In the Realms you introduced a number of very long-lived characters. Besides the Chosen of Mystra, hidden here and there are mortals who've lived thousands of years, such as the survivors of Netheril. What drives these people to live on? Why haven't they succumbed to ennui?”
Ed replies:



My previous lore reply (to Charles Phipps, about the Chosen) provides some illustrations of the reasons why certain individuals (who have the magical power, or have magic “done to them,” such as being put into stasis or a sleep of ages by someone else, to “last” for thousands of years) desire to continue to exist.
Most such individuals are obsessed with reaching various goals, or completing unfinished tasks. Sometimes it’s prolonging and defending a kingdom, or one’s own descendants, or conversely destroying a foe (or the foe’s kin or organization or kingdom). Sometimes it’s cheating mortality, living on as a lich or prolonging life indefinitely by some other means - - and sometimes it’s perfecting some other sort of magic entirely, or founding a faith, or . . . any number of aims that may seem strange or puny or futile to us, but that provide a drive and reason for the existence of someone. In some cases it’s trying to craft a replacement body for oneself or a dying (frozen in stasis, or dead and “living on” as some sort of phantom) loved one; in others, it’s putting one’s own descendants on a throne, or at the head of a guild, or completing some magical experiment or other. Driving, all-consuming obsession seems to be the key, and those who fulfill or lose it often fail and die swiftly, or seek to die by suicide or by plunging into a fight that’s almost certain death.



So saith Ed. Who once told me that love is the strongest force of all, and was why certain undead that my character was encountering existed.
So, with more feeling than usual:
love to all,
THO
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Purple Dragon Knight
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Posted - 19 Apr 2006 :  03:47:59  Show Profile  Click to see Purple Dragon Knight's MSN Messenger address Send Purple Dragon Knight a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

Hi, Faraer. I sent this off to Ed, and his response follows:
[snip]To reiterate: I have never, ever said that Elminster is my alter ego or wish fulfillment character, or thought that way for one minute. I will never use any Realms characters in that manner, because doing so would ruin the whole fun of creating the world and its characters, and watching what happens and how they evolve. Just as all of the gamers who have played various PC adventurers in my Realms sessions over the years are playing roles, not themselves.
[snip]
Sigh... well, I, for one, DO show sign of Elminster-envy, seeing how many lasses land on his lap on a given tenday... err... day... if not for the magic, at least for that!
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Larloch
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Posted - 19 Apr 2006 :  18:41:11  Show Profile  Visit Larloch's Homepage Send Larloch a Private Message
I image the last mail get lost in the spamm folder (something all suffered some times) so I have resend the questionnaire and the interview. The reminder of the mail is Pau Valdés Matias and the mail: pauvm84@hotmail.com I hope this time arrive well.
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Patrakis
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Posted - 20 Apr 2006 :  01:58:50  Show Profile Send Patrakis a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Kuje

[quote]Originally posted by Akashayana

Hey THO & Mr. Greenwood,


Please,

Let's keep the "Hey Ed, I haven't received a reply" threads down. He'll get to them when he can. :) Ya'll just have to wait. Hells, some of us have been waiting since 2004 for some of our answers. :)

This wasn't directed to just you, but to everyone. :) Ed's a extremely busy person, and so just have patience. He'll get to it, when he can.



Thanks for the heads up on that Kuje,

I just started following this thread and just didn't know what to expect about a response to my request last week. I wasn't even sure if Ed replied to every queries on this board. Frankly, i don't expect a response but it will be an honour if he does. So i come from time to time to see if i see my name come up in an answer posted by the delightful THO.

So thanks for the warning...no asking for update on when is the answer coming...noted :)

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Kuje
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Posted - 20 Apr 2006 :  02:12:20  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
quote:
Originally posted by Patrakis

Thanks for the heads up on that Kuje,

I just started following this thread and just didn't know what to expect about a response to my request last week. I wasn't even sure if Ed replied to every queries on this board. Frankly, i don't expect a response but it will be an honour if he does. So i come from time to time to see if i see my name come up in an answer posted by the delightful THO.

So thanks for the warning...no asking for update on when is the answer coming...noted :)

Pat



Aye,

He does reply to every thing, sooner or later. :) Just sometimes he has to dig up answers and other times the answer is right at hand or closer by. Plus, as I said, he's busy. :)

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

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The Sage
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Posted - 20 Apr 2006 :  02:26:10  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
quote:
Originally posted by Kuje

Just sometimes he has to dig up answers...
Indeed.

Kuje, myself and several other scribes all still have questions pending from both '04 and '05. But we're content enough to know that Ed will get to them eventually -- he's said as much on more than one occasion .

Patrakis, just remember to check in every few days or so. Or, subscribe to this scroll itself and receive messages (or is it an email?) for when new postings are entered.

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The Hooded One
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Posted - 20 Apr 2006 :  03:12:36  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi, all. This time, Ed tackles this, from Scarabeus: “In D&D the rules are pretty clear about how a wizard might learn his spells. Such was not the case for clerics, who we assumed could learn every spell availlable in their sphere (now spell-list 3E+). When Prayers from the Faithfull came out I was quite pleased to see a new twist whith the fact that a cleric must dig through sacred tomes, work his way to access them and ever wonder if one of his spell might hold a surprise (pleasant or not) for him. This point of view felt more real, more alive that the simple morning prayers where spells are always taken for granted. I used this principle, which also have the advantage of controling what spells PC clerics might have. Looking through Prayers of the Faithfull though it feels like some informations are missing about how sacred tome are used and how clerics can learn their prayers and rituals. And in the same subject I like to learn more about how you view the role of divine intermediaires (sp?) in relation the clerics (spell learning, spell granting and behavior correction). Thanks for you time, your writtings are always inspriring and I need a little boost on the subject, with no specific faith in mind.”
Ed replies:



When writing PRAYERS FROM THE FAITHFUL, I did not intend to make clerics follow the same “find, or create, and practice” spells that arcane spellcasters do (except for rare instances of discovering long-lost holy items and books while adventuring). Instead, I wanted to control their spell access by their behaviour (holy devotions, obedience, undertaking of missions requiring more spell “muscle,” and so on).
Everyone can get first and second level spells (and orisons) “automatically,” but use of more powerful prayers require that either a higher-ranking priest teaches or gives the precise wording of the prayer to you-the-cleric-character (“here’s HOW to pray for that flame strike”), or that your own performance in the service of the deity attracts the attention of one of the god’s servitors (divine intermediaries, who may be creatures or “spirits,” seen or unseen), who gives you guidance through dream-visions or visions imparted to you in your mind during rituals or even “made manifest to all” (everyone can see them), at crucial moments or during rituals - - and in the same manner “inspires” you by giving you that same “here’s HOW to pray for that flame strike” information, directly into your mind (in other words, you suddenly see how to pray for this or that magical effect, as a reward for your sufficiently attentive and faithful worship and holy service). Divine manifestations (a rosy glow for Lathander, for example) can also serve to give spiritual or literal guidance (“it’s hovering above that stone: move the stone!”).
Moreover, if you displease the deity by straying from the deity’s outlook, flouting holy rules, or harming the larger priesthood while pursuing your personal ambitions, your prayers may be answered by a lesser or markedly different spell from the one you prayed for, or you may be given nothing (prayers unanswered by anything except stony silence), or you may be given a penance (punishment or task) or a stern lecture (with or without the desired spells being granted).
I originally wanted to take this approach because of the many instances I encountered at GenCon and other “tournament” play of what I view as sloppy clerical roleplaying: “My priest is a fighter who can’t used edged weapons, and you’d better obey me or suck up to me because I’m your only healing. I can do pretty much as I please, ‘in the name of the god,’ as long as my DM doesn’t give me alignment grief, but I can lecture everybody else on THEIR behaviour because of my interpretation of the god’s views - - and luckily this game [or this tournament round] doesn’t have superior priests telling me what to do, a set creed for my religion, or the god directly and constantly telling me what to do!” (Some DMs laid on superior priests requiring services and missions pretty heavily when PCs came asking for raise deads for their fallen fellows, but that was about it.) I wanted to put into the Realms those religious creeds, those higher-ranking priests, and some degree of attention on the part of the deity (or divine servant creatures) so that the player of a cleric would have to roleplay properly. Years later, it’s a task I’m still hard at work on. :}



So saith Ed. Who HAS made playing clerics meaningful in the home Realms campaign, I must say.
love to all,
THO
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Scarabeus
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Posted - 20 Apr 2006 :  04:20:52  Show Profile  Visit Scarabeus's Homepage  Click to see Scarabeus's MSN Messenger address Send Scarabeus a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

Hi, all. This time, Ed tackles this, from Scarabeus:
I originally wanted to take this approach because of the many instances I encountered at GenCon and other “tournament” play of what I view as sloppy clerical roleplaying [...]
Years later, it’s a task I’m still hard at work on. :} So saith Ed. Who HAS made playing clerics meaningful in the home Realms campaign, I must say. love to all,THO



Thanks again for you time and ... devotion. It's, as ever, really inspiring. I can imagine that you've seen all kinds of players in those conventions and tournaments. One of my PC priest of Istishia, though not really sloppy, is shy and is afraid to look silly. While good at throwing dices and bashing monsters, his greatest challenges are Role-Playing events like settling feuds or just uttering a prayer loudly to bless some sailors or makes some monster flees. Always funny to watch.
I've absolutely no doubt that Ed can make playing clerics really meaningfull. Since he can make anything sound interesting dealing with gods is surely awe inspiring. Ed, noticing that you are still hard at work on the subject, let me know if you have any updates.

Kuje : Speaking of any subject that can sound interesting, I'm eager to see Ed's reply to your baby related questions. I just can't imagine his face when reading thoses questions. Quite imaginative. Do you plan a baby-sitting adventure ? Role-playing a baby avatar or god king (It might by funny) or do some breast tasting ?

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Kuje
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Posted - 20 Apr 2006 :  04:27:38  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
quote:
Originally posted by Scarabeus

Kuje : Speaking of any subject that can sound interesting, I'm eager to see Ed's reply to your baby related questions. I just can't imagine his face when reading thoses questions. Quite imaginative. Do you plan a baby-sitting adventure ? Role-playing a baby avatar or god king (It might by funny) or do some breast tasting ?

Scarabeus



Actually, many of my general, hey Ed, can you give me some info about these topics, type of questions are related to ideas that I've been pondering for my laborers articles or the questions are just things I feel are lacking in the sourcebooks, and so if I wanted to add such lore to my articles, I decided to come to the man first. :) However, this isn't the case with my npc questions and those are just to get some more lore out of Ed since I've always enjoyed the NPC's.

Or maybe, I had that in mind since I'm going to be a uncle in a few months and it was on my mind. :) Yes, that probably sounds strange.....

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

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Scarabeus
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Posted - 20 Apr 2006 :  04:32:38  Show Profile  Visit Scarabeus's Homepage  Click to see Scarabeus's MSN Messenger address Send Scarabeus a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Kuje
I decided to come to the man first. :)

A GREAT source of information indeed ! Edcyclopedia Greenwoodica.
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Kes_Alanadel
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Posted - 20 Apr 2006 :  15:02:59  Show Profile  Visit Kes_Alanadel's Homepage  Send Kes_Alanadel a Yahoo! Message Send Kes_Alanadel a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Kuje
Or maybe, I had that in mind since I'm going to be a uncle in a few months and it was on my mind. :) Yes, that probably sounds strange.....



Congrats!!

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Kaladorm
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After happening to glance upon a (possibly misprinted) passage in City of the Spider Queen I noted that Randal Morn mentions a Temple of Tyr in Dagger Falls.

The Sage pointed out for me that it was either a misprint, or could be a reference to Tunfer the Stout, here http://www.candlekeep.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6688

Please could you tell me a little more about Tunfer the Stout, particularly his relations to the Knights of Holy Judgement and the Hammers of Grimjaws (or even better if there is an actualy temple of tyr thats not been written about yet)

Thanks for your time
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RodOdom
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Posted - 20 Apr 2006 :  22:23:07  Show Profile  Visit RodOdom's Homepage Send RodOdom a Private Message
Thank you much to Ed and The Hooded One for your reply.

Here's another question: is the son of Dove Falconhand still living on Evermeet? Or would he be grown and living on the mainland now, in the current game year (1373?)
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Anticlion Son of Semnion
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Posted - 20 Apr 2006 :  22:43:58  Show Profile  Visit Anticlion Son of Semnion's Homepage Send Anticlion Son of Semnion a Private Message
Hello,

Overlord Greenwood, I must say that it is a singular honor. I was introduced to the Realms as a wee lad years ago when I read, and highly enjoyed, SPELLFIRE. My unending thirst for Realmslore is best captured by the fact that I have FR gaming products (sourcebooks) despite the fact that I don't play D&D!

Enough fawning

My question concerns a strange creature detailed in MM2: The Hellfire Wyrm. These beasts are described as "draconic agents of the Nine Hells of Baator that live amongst the humanoid races of the Prime Material Plane." Though I am fully aware that MM2 is not a Realms-specific product, I am nevertheless curious enough to ask whether there are such dragons in Faerun. Are there any other types of fiendish dragons in the Realms (i.e. dragons devilish, dragons demonic, dragons...yugolothic)? These questions may indeed be answered in the forthcoming DRAGONS OF FAERUN. If so, then please feel free to swat my inquiries away.

I my opinion on these creatures, anyway, is that they not born, but "made"--in the sense that they sell their souls to fiendish powers (perhaps for longevity?) and thereby become fused with the essence of...fiend-stuff, thus becoming transformed.

"It is well known that, while reason embraces a cold mediocrity, our passions hurry us, with rapid violence, over the space which lies between the most opposite extremes." -Edward Gibbon

Edited by - Anticlion Son of Semnion on 20 Apr 2006 22:45:54
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Archwizard
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Posted - 20 Apr 2006 :  22:59:02  Show Profile  Visit Archwizard's Homepage  Send Archwizard an AOL message Send Archwizard a Private Message
One more question for Ed,

Was the area between Chondath and Chessenta known as the Blade Kingdoms present in any form in the original Realms or was it carved out by the Vilhon Reach sourcebook and the Council of Blades novel? If so, what were the kingdoms like? Does it resemble the Border Kingdoms in arrangement or do they function under another system of organization and affiliation?

Aside: I don't know how you keep up at the rate you do with the answers being well thought out and detailed as they are, even with decades of notes I take it you create just as much as you reference previous notes. Sure you don't have a few magical clones hidden in your basement typing away at computers with responses pouring out of them that we should know about.

[Prepares plans to abduct Ed clones. Who's with me?]

Edited by - Archwizard on 20 Apr 2006 23:00:22
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