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Blueblade
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Posted - 19 Aug 2006 :  16:35:57  Show Profile  Visit Blueblade's Homepage Send Blueblade a Private Message
Corran Horn, I asked Ed about moonblades at a con a year or so ago, and he said Elaine Cunningham is THE expert on moonblades, and he defers to her in lore queries about them.
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Kuje
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Posted - 19 Aug 2006 :  16:57:00  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 Blueblade

Corran Horn, I asked Ed about moonblades at a con a year or so ago, and he said Elaine Cunningham is THE expert on moonblades, and he defers to her in lore queries about them.



And Corran can look through the notes in my sig about moonblades. Use the index/table of contents. :)

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 19 Aug 2006 :  18:44:14  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message
Well, WotC has rearranged parts of their site (making it less navigable, in my opinion). But I still managed to find the 2005 Spin a Yarn!

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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 20 Aug 2006 :  01:47:51  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi again, all.
So last year’s Spin is up at last, Wooly? Good to know!
Ed’s back, and wants to let Kajehase know he had a VERY good time at GenCon, and won’t soon forget five-hour (! Ed, you rogue, you! ) dinners with the lovely ladies of the Books Department and Pistachio Omelettes. He also wants scribes to know that he was delighted to meet some of you for the first time (such as creatvmind), and to see some of you again (Kuje, he did try to contact you on Sunday, and wants to e-chat with you more about your project, which he described as “superbly promising”), as well as old friends from the Realms-list (Jeff and Malcolm).
Ed is going to be punishingly busy for the next few months, and may occasionally fall silent for a few days here and there, but he hasn’t forgotten the burning need for Realmslore all who love the Realms have, and his duty is assuaging it.
Wherefore, this time Ed tackles a timely query from Realms Lorelord George Krashos: “Something that has been bugging me ever since the release of FR4 The Magister (yes, more than 15 years now - we lorelords of the Realms tend to do such things often) - is "Whisper's Rod of Transportation" linked in any way with Whisper of the Zhentarim (soon to be showcased in "Swords of Eveningstar", plug, plug)? If so, how could he make one given his lowly magical abilities as statted (not that stats count for much)?”
Ed replies:



The short answer is: no, the Whisper for whom the Rod is named, and the Whisper encountered by the Knights (and darn it, the usual Evaporating Pagecount Problem forced me to give that second Whisper VERY short shrift, along with tossing out most of the last third of the planned novel), are two different people. Both human and both wizards, but that’s where the correspondences end. For different reasons, they’re both NDA right at the moment, but three novels from now in my writing schedule (around February 2007), I should be able to draw breath long enough to start wiggling my way through the NDA forests enough to be able to tell you more of the “Whisper of the Rod.” (Gods, didn’t THAT sound like an English schoolboy flagellation story!)



So saith Ed. Who is frantically writing those novels, as usual.
love to all,
THO
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createvmind
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Posted - 20 Aug 2006 :  03:41:38  Show Profile  Visit createvmind's Homepage Send createvmind a Private Message
It was an honor to meet the Creator as well, hope it to be the first of many in a positive way, not a stalker.
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Corran Horn
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Posted - 20 Aug 2006 :  12:10:25  Show Profile  Visit Corran Horn's Homepage Send Corran Horn a Private Message
I think it is good idea to repost my questions to Mr. Greenwood( maybe someone didnt notice them). But firstly i want to thank Mr. Greenwood for creating Realms. I want to ask some questions to Mr. Greenwood.
1.Could you say me how powerfull are(i mean how many levels they have):
Noumea Drathchuld
Alvaerele Tasundrym
Gevras Imesfor Grand Mage of Evereska
Breithel Olithir, Grand Mage of Evermeet
Shaaan the Serpent Queen
2.Could you name some High Mages and could you say how they are powerfull?
3.Will be realised some sourcebook about elves?
4.We know that Neverwinter is city of elves and half-elves. I want to ask about some elven npc. Could you name some elven npc and could you tell us how they are powerfull?
5.We know that there are many baelorns in Myth Drannor, Evereska, Evermeet and in many more places. Will be some of them stated in some new sourcebook? Could you name some baelorns? Could you say something about them? Could you say how powerfull are they or tell us something about their history? Is there baelorn who rememember times of Crown Wars?

Its all. I want to thank you one more time for creating Realms. And sorry for my englisch.


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Kajehase
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Posted - 20 Aug 2006 :  13:59:31  Show Profile Send Kajehase a Private Message
Corran - as has been stated numerous on this thread, Ed has questions up the ya-hoo to answer (for instance, one of the ones I have pending was asked over a year ago, I think). Just stay patient and don't worry, most likely he'll get there in time.

Edit: I'm not sure, but I think it's been mentioned that Neverwinter is covered by a big CRPG-induced cloak of NDA's, though.

There is a rumour going around that I have found god. I think is unlikely because I have enough difficulty finding my keys, and there is empirical evidence that they exist.
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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by Kajehase

Corran - as has been stated numerous on this thread, Ed has questions up the ya-hoo to answer (for instance, one of the ones I have pending was asked over a year ago, I think). Just stay patient and don't worry, most likely he'll get there in time.
Indeed.

Corran, Ed's time here is very limited and he can only answer a certain amount of question at a time -- some of which reach back to 2004 (I know I've still got a couple outstanding from back then ). Be patient. Ed will get to them in time.

quote:
Edit: I'm not sure, but I think it's been mentioned that Neverwinter is covered by a big CRPG-induced cloak of NDA's, though.
Aye.

Ed elaborates on this in his '05 replies.

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Corran Horn
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Posted - 20 Aug 2006 :  15:28:50  Show Profile  Visit Corran Horn's Homepage Send Corran Horn a Private Message
Sorry, I'm bit impatient.
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Kuje
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Posted - 20 Aug 2006 :  16:16:40  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 Corran Horn

Sorry, I'm bit impatient.



Well,

You're going to have to learn to be patient then because, as many of us have said, repeatedly, Ed is busy and there's probably 100's of replies he has to answer still. Not counting working on his own novels, sourcebooks, web articles, answering the WOTC/freelancer phone calls/emails that probably come daily, etc.

So, just relax and he'll get to them sooner or later.

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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Faraer
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Posted - 20 Aug 2006 :  18:21:46  Show Profile  Visit Faraer's Homepage Send Faraer a Private Message
In the meantime, about Corran's questions:

1. Ed doesn't consider characters in those rigid terms and only makes up levels when asked (or when they directly figure in his game). I hope someone like Shaaan never gets locked down that way.

3. Everyone involved with Wizards signs NDAs that forbid them from revealing any book that hasn't been officially announced.

2, 4, 5. Do you want to know about previously mentioned characters or only unpublished ones?
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createvmind
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Posted - 20 Aug 2006 :  21:59:30  Show Profile  Visit createvmind's Homepage Send createvmind a Private Message
Faraer you're being quite nice but I think that Corran needs to understand he will have to wait weeks if not months or years for a response and his question may not be answered fully even then. It's really simple as that and with 45 posts it's obvious he's well aware of that.
Greenwood is blessing us freely with lore and best form of appreciation is Patience.
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Faraer
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Posted - 20 Aug 2006 :  22:26:38  Show Profile  Visit Faraer's Homepage Send Faraer a Private Message
Certainly, but he should also know that you're more likely to get answers if your questions are answerable and specific.
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 21 Aug 2006 :  00:57:57  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi again, all. Well said, Faraer. And by the increasingly long and hairy arm of coincidence, Ed herewith tackles this, from Faraer: “Ed, could you describe the experience of a worship ceremony by a worshipper? (implicit question: is it a profane, essentially social ritual, or do the worshippers experience the presence and myths of the god? or is there a lot of variation?)”
Ed replies:



My recent response to Skeptic (about folk in the Realms “knowing” the gods exist, as opposed to real-world “faith”) should have largely answered you, I hope. The short answer is: there is indeed a lot of variation, from deity to deity, and culture to culture, and individual to individual. Worshippers do indeed experience manifestations, visions, dream-visions, and the “feeling of presence” of the divine when they participate in heartfelt rituals (particularly solemn temple rituals, with a lot of other faithful, and led by powerful clergy). Most folk in the Realms, even when they swear casually (“Aww, Talos take me, but ’tis hot!”) or heatedly (“Bane’s burning balls, man! D’you think I LIKE standing here taking arrows in my shield and shieldarm while you debate which fireball to hurl! Get ON with it!”) or even out of habit (“By the untasted dung of Moander!”), make such utterances believing the gods hear. They also, almost certainly, do that swearing thinking the god won’t respond to them, because they know the gods hear a lot of it, constantly, and are wise enough to know that it doesn’t “count” as much as a ritual (a ritual involving a sacrifice, or personal pain, or intense rapture or concentration or fervor, in particular) does. There are indeed ‘rote’ social observances (the priest of Talos cries, “All hail Talos! The rains we need come again!” and everyone knee-deep in mud mutters, “All hail Talos,” without much enthusiasm), but everyone understands that the Gods Hear All. And conduct themselves accordingly (usually not venerating one god above all others, but primarily worshipping one god due to their professions, or the usual situation or season).



So saith Ed the Ever-Worshipful. Or Blasphemous, if you prefer.
love to all,
THO
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Reefy
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Posted - 21 Aug 2006 :  01:55:53  Show Profile  Visit Reefy's Homepage  Click to see Reefy's MSN Messenger address Send Reefy a Private Message
Hi Ed (and THO), I appreciate this question could probably be answered by others (any input is welcome), but I wanted to take it to the top as it were (I hope you understand why, I have no desire to take up any more of your time than necessary).

One of my players has expressed concern about Mystra's ability to strip power away from wizards. As a wizard, obviously losing this power would be disastrous to the individual.
My opinion about this is that Mystra would not do such a thing except in the most extreme of circumstances (she was directly threatened, the Weave was directly threatened, maybe the entire world). Such circumstances are generally rather unlikely to happen, to say the least. Other than that, as the Goddess of magic, why on Toril would she want to stop an individual casting spells? She allows anybody to use magic, from the lowliest apprentice, to Alustriel and Manshoon, individuals who use magic for very different ends.
I don't think any character would be possessed of this mindset, there is no evidence to suggest such a thing might happen, certainly if the character doesn't do anything deserving of such a punishment.
I have also tried to rationalise it in terms of the far more pressing problems a character may face on a daily basis - when you have orc hordes, rampaging dragons, fearsome mothers-in-law, or where the next meal is coming from to deal with, worrying that Mystra may decide to strip away your Art on a whim pales into insignificance to me. Plus, if you're worried about that, why aren't you worried about Bane striking you down or enslaving you to his will for a bit of a laugh?
Finally, in game, such a thing would be subject to the will of the DM anyway, and handing out such a punsihment would be grossly unfair unless the character did something worthy of having the power taken away, which I would say is incredibly unlikely.
Yet the player says it's the knowledge that it *could* happen, however unlikely, that is the problem to her. Could please confirm or deny my thoughts on these matters, expand on them if necessary, and share any ideas you may have on how to reassure my player?

Many thanks.

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Kaladorm
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Posted - 21 Aug 2006 :  02:04:28  Show Profile  Visit Kaladorm's Homepage Send Kaladorm a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Reefy

Hi Ed (and THO), I appreciate this question could probably be answered by others (any input is welcome), but I wanted to take it to the top as it were (I hope you understand why, I have no desire to take up any more of your time than necessary).

One of my players has expressed concern about Mystra's ability to strip power away from wizards. As a wizard, obviously losing this power would be disastrous to the individual.
My opinion about this is that Mystra would not do such a thing except in the most extreme of circumstances (she was directly threatened, the Weave was directly threatened, maybe the entire world). Such circumstances are generally rather unlikely to happen, to say the least. Other than that, as the Goddess of magic, why on Toril would she want to stop an individual casting spells? She allows anybody to use magic, from the lowliest apprentice, to Alustriel and Manshoon, individuals who use magic for very different ends.
I don't think any character would be possessed of this mindset, there is no evidence to suggest such a thing might happen, certainly if the character doesn't do anything deserving of such a punishment.
I have also tried to rationalise it in terms of the far more pressing problems a character may face on a daily basis - when you have orc hordes, rampaging dragons, fearsome mothers-in-law, or where the next meal is coming from to deal with, worrying that Mystra may decide to strip away your Art on a whim pales into insignificance to me. Plus, if you're worried about that, why aren't you worried about Bane striking you down or enslaving you to his will for a bit of a laugh?
Finally, in game, such a thing would be subject to the will of the DM anyway, and handing out such a punsihment would be grossly unfair unless the character did something worthy of having the power taken away, which I would say is incredibly unlikely.
Yet the player says it's the knowledge that it *could* happen, however unlikely, that is the problem to her. Could please confirm or deny my thoughts on these matters, expand on them if necessary, and share any ideas you may have on how to reassure my player?

Many thanks.



Well you've already covered other 'equally (un)likely' alternatives which are just as bad, and that doesn't seem to have helped your player. The paranoid wizard could make an interesting character but if it's the player that has the problem then that's something else.

Page 10 of Magic of Faerun has details on Mystras refusal, and I quote "Such a punishment is normally reserved for someone who has been abusive of magic, trying to inflict great harm to magic itself (such as by intentionally creating areas of wild or dead magic), or researching spells of mass destrcution...". This should give some sort of idea of the scale of harm you would have to do to attract Mystra's attention.

Lastly you could try giving reasons that Mystra wouldn't want to cut someone off from the Weave. The first one is that it draws her attention and a small part of her power, and why should she waste power on someone who isn't a danger (and I'm extrapolating here but if she weakens herself, she weakens the Weave, as she is the Weave, and so by cutting one person off sligtly weakens all well behaved magic users across faerun). The second is that she, as Midnight, got into trouble with Ao for 'meddling'. At risk of losing her portfolio and position, she would be careful not to discriminate against anyone she just thought was being a bit naughty, they'd have to directly affect her portfolio.
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Kajehase
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Posted - 21 Aug 2006 :  15:05:56  Show Profile Send Kajehase a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Kuje

quote:
Originally posted by Corran Horn

Sorry, I'm bit impatient.



Well,

You're going to have to learn to be patient then because, as many of us have said, repeatedly, Ed is busy and there's probably 100's of replies he has to answer still. Not counting working on his own novels, sourcebooks, web articles, answering the WOTC/freelancer phone calls/emails that probably come daily, etc.

So, just relax and he'll get to them sooner or later.



You forgot his library-related "real job"

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createvmind
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Hey Kuje

Did you already archive a reply from Ed on various slang terms/curses/swears within the realms. Like "hrasted" and "slarten" and such lingo and their definition?

Thanks
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Kuje
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quote:
Originally posted by createvmind

Hey Kuje

Did you already archive a reply from Ed on various slang terms/curses/swears within the realms. Like "hrasted" and "slarten" and such lingo and their definition?

Thanks



If Ed posted them in the last two years, then his posts should be found in the html/pdf versions. Have you looked through the table of contents/index? Do a search for curse or swear. :)

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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Patrakis
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Hello Ed,

Second question from me in many years (still waiting for the first hehe) concerning geography. Maybe it has been asked and answered before so i'm sure master scribes will point me to an answer if it is so.

I wanted to know if you personaly mapped the whole planet of toril and if so, how close is it to what WotC/TSR has shown us so far. Is the rest of the planet as detailed as Faerun? are you at liberty to discuss such topics or are the NDA apply here.

Personnaly, i always had a hard time living without some very vague indications of what is out there beyond faerun. I know that Kara-Tur, Quadim and MAztica are not in your realms but i would be curious to know what, beyond Faerun, you have detailed.

Mapping is probably what i love the most about DMing and creating. Maps are what i use to spark my imagination when creating lore or adventures. Are they important to you too?

Thanks in advance

Pat

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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Hi again, fellow scribes. This time I present Ed’s answers to Kaysae, re. this: “Greetings, Ed of the Greenwood!
I have lurked here for a while and I finally have a question to ask, hopefully you have an answer! First, however, I just want to say how much I appreciate the lore you impart here at Candlekeep. I've enjoyed every scroll.
Now, my query. What are the benefits of taming the Stonelands, other than stemming the tide of monsters, Zhents, and the Shadovar? Does it offer anything in the terms of resources? I mean, what incentive is there that fortifying the eastern-most fringe of the territory wouldn't accomplish?
Looking at Elminster's Ecologies and your descriptions of the Stonelands here at Candlekeep, I have to ask, is the Barony just a ruse by the Crown to get adventurer's to harass the opposing forces therein? It seems like (barring Epic magic) an impossible task. It almost seems easier and more efficient to wall off the entirety of the Stonelands and lob in barrels of smokepowder day in and day out.
Thank you again!”
Ed replies:



Kaysae, you’re very welcome! I hope you enjoy the Realms (upcoming surprises and all) for years to come!
As for the Stonelands: you’ve quite correctly identified the stemming-the-tide benefits of taming that region for the rulers of Cormyr. And, yes, the offer of a barony IS a ruse to give adventurers something useful to the kingdom (as opposed to mischief intended to line their own purses, that gives the realm headaches) to do, and of course to weaken the everpresent monsters, Zhents, and suchlike so as to minimize their raids down into “Cormyr proper.”
Yes, it IS an impossible task, given the “breakneck” terrain (endless knife-edged stone ridges, with precipitous-sided ravines between them) that prevents the building of roads and large settlements, the making of accurate maps and the movement of armies . . . and so on.
However, there ARE lots of resources in the Stonelands: veins of metal ores and gems, rare herbs and plants that are either succulently edible or that serve in the making of scents, cosmetics, drugs, and dyes, some timber (hard to get out, yes, but there nonetheless), and of course the aforementioned monster life (edible meats, eggs that have a market value, hides and other “body part” alchemical components, a market for live caged beasts, and so on, again). Not to mention large caches of well-hidden treasure (cut gems, coins, statuettes of ivory, jade, jet, and even solid sapphire, ruby, or emerald, and even magic items) stashed in various spots in the Stonelands (such as cavern strongholds that could serve ably as homes or hideouts for adventuring bands). So it’s territory worth venturing into for some adventurers, but land I’ll never expect to see truly tamed and added to “everyday rural Cormyr.”



So saith Ed, describing our old stomping grounds. Ed forgot to mention one treasure we Knights found there: an extremely angry drow priestess (of Lolth) who’d been captured by the Zhents, flogged until she was raw, tied spreadeagled between two trees, and left hanging there in the sun, day after day, to die and serve as a warning and way-marker. Some day I’ll tell the tale of our rescue of her (Torm was VERY affectionate to her), and of her response (which led to one of the weirdest adventures we ever had).
We also had some quite different fun, once: we came upon a Zhent messenger resting, with his foulwing steed grounded. We overcame him, questioned him, relieved him of his magic items and coins, tied him into his saddle, enspelled his steed - - and made it fly full-tilt into a rock pinnacle (splat). Torm called it “our improved Zhent warning and way-marker.”
love to all,
THO
P.S. Yes, of course that led to some heated moral debates within the party. Penances were arranged, apologies made, and we agreed never to do such a thing again. (By "the next time," of course, Torm had thought up something far nastier.)

Edited by - The Hooded One on 22 Aug 2006 04:26:56
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Elfinblade
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Mr. Greenwood and THO:

Our adventuring group: "Metal Mayhem, and the small girlish iron bells" have recently relocated our Artifact-reclamation service headquarters to Waterdeep. A few queries regarding this if you please:

1. What other, rival artifact reclamators(not sure about the spelling there to be honest) will we encounter in Waterdeep? I know Bronwyn of the Harpers have lived there and had a similar enterprise, but is she stil active there?

2. What potential customers might we face? We have no current qualms about fetching artifacts, although disturbing ancient elven tombs (because we have 3 elves with us) and slaying babies to get what we want is out of the question.

3. And the last question is something rather different. In Mr. Schend`s book :"Blackstaff" (Which was excellent btw) we finally, to my utmost joy, heard a little tidbit about Halaster. Any new things you can tell us about the allmighty Halaster? What have he been up to since he helped Elminster in Hell? I was under the inpression that Mystra "relieved" him of his insanity in that particular book. Was i wrong? Lets hope the infamous veil of NDA is sweeped just a few inches to the side for this query :)

-Stig- (who closes in on the dreaded 30, as we speak )
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RevJest
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quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

Ed forgot to mention one treasure we Knights found there: an extremely angry drow priestess (of Lolth) who’d been captured by the Zhents, flogged until she was raw, tied spreadeagled between two trees, and left hanging there in the sun, day after day, to die and serve as a warning and way-marker. Some day I’ll tell the tale of our rescue of her (Torm was VERY affectionate to her), and of her response (which led to one of the weirdest adventures we ever had).


Can that day be Wednesday? :)

- RJ

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createvmind
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quote:
Originally posted by Elfinblade

Mr. Greenwood and THO:

Our adventuring group: "Metal Mayhem, and the small girlish iron bells" have recently relocated our Artifact-reclamation service headquarters to Waterdeep. A few queries regarding this if you please:

1. What other, rival artifact reclamators(not sure about the spelling there to be honest) will we encounter in Waterdeep? I know Bronwyn of the Harpers have lived there and had a similar enterprise, but is she stil active there?

2. What potential customers might we face? We have no current qualms about fetching artifacts, although disturbing ancient elven tombs (because we have 3 elves with us) and slaying babies to get what we want is out of the question.

3. And the last question is something rather different. In Mr. Schend`s book :"Blackstaff" (Which was excellent btw) we finally, to my utmost joy, heard a little tidbit about Halaster. Any new things you can tell us about the allmighty Halaster? What have he been up to since he helped Elminster in Hell? I was under the inpression that Mystra "relieved" him of his insanity in that particular book. Was i wrong? Lets hope the infamous veil of NDA is sweeped just a few inches to the side for this query :)

-Stig- (who closes in on the dreaded 30, as we speak )



I can name one who if not focused in such endeavors has his fingers in such business and that would be the Serpent. Mirt likely as well of course Khelben and his allies would keep an eye on anyone involved with collecting, procuring artifacts who is returning these to Waterdeep dependant upon the year your game is taken place in. I would like to know if indeed their are others that are not Harper/Chosen-linked.
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I can name one who if not focused in such endeavors has his fingers in such business and that would be the Serpent. Mirt likely as well of course Khelben and his allies would keep an eye on anyone involved with collecting, procuring artifacts who is returning these to Waterdeep dependant upon the year your game is taken place in. I would like to know if indeed their are others that are not Harper/Chosen-linked.


Ah yes, good thinking Createvmind. It would make sense that both Mirt and the Serpent had interest in this buisiness. Both as employers and customers i would guess.
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