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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by Skeptic

Another idea would be the Sorceress in Gray or that one who desintegrated a small island, I always forgot her name.



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Wooly Rupert
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Me, I'd like to see more on Lurue, Nobanion, the Guthmere Forest, and the Knights of the Unicorn.

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George Krashos
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Oh, and I forgot: things dwarven. Information on the dwarves of the Realms. Clans, clanholds, unique alloys/metals, dwarven champions, brotherhoods (adventuring companies), dwarven history, etc. Basically, more on dwarves.

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quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

Oh, and I forgot: things dwarven. Information on the dwarves of the Realms. Clans, clanholds, unique alloys/metals, dwarven champions, brotherhoods (adventuring companies), dwarven history, etc. Basically, more on dwarves.

-- George Krashos


I'll add to that, though change the racial type to GNOMES.

Ed, how about a little love for the Forgotten Folk?

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Kuje
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Posted - 03 Sep 2006 :  01:47:00  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 The Sage

quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

Oh, and I forgot: things dwarven. Information on the dwarves of the Realms. Clans, clanholds, unique alloys/metals, dwarven champions, brotherhoods (adventuring companies), dwarven history, etc. Basically, more on dwarves.

-- George Krashos


I'll add to that, though change the racial type to GNOMES.

Ed, how about a little love for the Forgotten Folk?



And halflings. :) Come on, gotta have some hairy feet loving. :)

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Smyther
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I love it when Ed asks these questions.

For me, one thing sprung instantly to mind, and it has already been suggested, so I support whole-heartedly getting information on Sossal. Especially any interactions it has with the Angu/Iu/Nakulutians (sp?!), the people of Rashemar, and the local Avariel.

But upon reading suggestions, I also am reminded of my need for information of the Bane/Bhaal/Myrkul triangle of old and Bane's recent return, as well as any more information on Murghom and Semphar.

But Sossal first and foremost!

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Beirnadri Magranth
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Posted - 03 Sep 2006 :  04:16:45  Show Profile  Visit Beirnadri Magranth's Homepage  Send Beirnadri Magranth an AOL message Send Beirnadri Magranth a Private Message
so i finally decided what we havent heard about but have been teased with.

first theres Sossal and the far north. Especially the human druids up there. We have hints from a lot fo sources as to some great adventuring locales up there but so far we dont have FR frostburn type sourcebook. In a way the first ties into the second idea...
#2 to include more about the non-sarrukh-creator races... We heard hints that aearees lived on the top of the world etc. And a lot of a sources especially in 3.0+ editions have hinted at these cool races. I was kinda dissapointed that Dragons of Faerun didnt have any real lore on these races seeing as they dominated just before the Dawn Age when dragons ruled. The batrachi etc. are also interesting and some rumors have led to them being in the third lost place

#3 is maztica. This realm is the place where rumors say the other creator races and their offshoots live. Its a land that is more attached to faerunian history than the other nondescript continents by far.
And there is so little canon lore about it.
Anyway,
Those are just my humble thoughts.
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Edited by - Beirnadri Magranth on 03 Sep 2006 17:22:07
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Ladejarl
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Posted - 03 Sep 2006 :  12:00:28  Show Profile  Visit Ladejarl's Homepage Send Ladejarl a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Kuje

quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

Oh, and I forgot: things dwarven. Information on the dwarves of the Realms. Clans, clanholds, unique alloys/metals, dwarven champions, brotherhoods (adventuring companies), dwarven history, etc. Basically, more on dwarves.

-- George Krashos


I'll add to that, though change the racial type to GNOMES.

Ed, how about a little love for the Forgotten Folk?



And halflings. :) Come on, gotta have some hairy feet loving. :)


Oooh, cuddly

On a serious note, I would like to read more about all three of them.

And now, for a very long shot: Fest-Halls, high-coin lasses. In short, more on the people that make their livelihood in the nether regions of the Realms.

"There should be much less violence, and more nudity and kinkiness in the world."

Edited by - Ladejarl on 03 Sep 2006 14:16:12
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Neriandal Freit
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Posted - 03 Sep 2006 :  12:49:22  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 Beirnadri Magranth

so i finally decided what we havent heard about but have been teased with.

first theres Sossal and the far north. Especially the human druids up there. We have hints from a lot fo sources as to some great adventuring locales up there but so far we dont have FR frostburn type sourcebook.
In a way the first ties into the second idea which is to include more about the non-sarrukh-creator races... We heard hints that aearees lived on the top of the world etc. And a lot of a sources especially in 3.0+ editions have hinted at these cool races. I was kinda dissapointed that races of dragon didnt have any real lore on these races seeing as they dominated just before the Dawn Age when dragons ruled. The batrachi etc. are also interesting and some rumors have led to them being in the third lost place

which is maztica. This realm is the place where rumors say the other creator races and their offshoots live. Its a land that is more attached to faerunian history than the other nondescript continents by far.
And there is so little canon lore about it.
anyway
thsoe are just my humble thoughts
-beir



At "Secrets of the Realms" 2006, WoTC fellow basically said we wont see anything about the other continents. Why? Because we all know that WoTC would rather build up stupid things then give detail and love to all things :D, cause Maztica would be a fun place to see again.



Mod Edit: Just clearing up the language a bit.

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Edited by - The Sage on 03 Sep 2006 15:42:10
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Kajehase
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I'd say the part of the Realms I'd most like to see more of at the moment would be the Wizards' Reach or, as others have said already, "stuff" about dwarves, halflings, and/or gnomes.

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RodOdom
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Posted - 03 Sep 2006 :  15:54:18  Show Profile  Visit RodOdom's Homepage Send RodOdom a Private Message
I'd love to see more on Sembia. There's really not much about it in the sourcebooks.
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The Sage
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Posted - 03 Sep 2006 :  16:11:01  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 RodOdom

I'd love to see more on Sembia. There's really not much about it in the sourcebooks.

That's largely because, in previous editions, TSR decided to leave it as a area for DM's to detail, for the most part.

Forgotten Realms Adventures has some info as do the novels set in Sembia -- the Sembia series. The 1e/2e FRCS, and the 3e FRCS also.

As well, head over to Ed's Realmslore column archive (http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/archfr/rl) and read through "The Matchmaker of Sembia" series and "The Flourishing Career of Melvos Hammerstars" series.

And don't forget Ed's Candlekeep replies also...

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Steven Schend
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Ed (and Lady Hooded), I always wanted you/us to do more with those mountains and immediate environs north of Waterdeep. Not Luskan, but all points in between it and Waterdeep. After all, there's a LOT that could be hidden in those mountains beyond the few named peaks like Sar and Helimbrar.....

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Who managed to slide a little bit of lore therein because there was room....

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Elfinblade
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I would like to hear more about the Return of Bane, which for some insane reason has not been depicted yet.

Would also like more about the future King of Cormyr! the little "Scourge of womanhood" as i believe Storm called him, Azoun.
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atlas689
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Halaster his backstory early early childhood of the very old halaster and his beloved undermountain also the Zulkirs of Thay have absolutely no novel on them, Ioulaum and Tabra, Parzal the Outrageous, Winterkeep which is like never mentioned but yet its big on the map, and lastly Narfell

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Purple Dragon Knight
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Ok, another emergency!
(game on Wednesday... and Realms politics are rearing their heads... )

Background: my campaign started in 1372 DR. Around mid 1375 DR, after vanquishing a major foe and inadvertently saving Waterdeep from partial destruction (emphasis on inadvertantly), the heroes have returned to their homes in Velprintalar. One of these heroes, a gnomish entrepreneur, gained enough fame and repute to find a very influential business partner, which in turn recruited a lot of workforce for the gnome. [gnome has Leadership feat, with Economic Leadership Score of 25, including Influence Modifier of +2; his business partner is his cohort, a gnomish Merchant Princess from the Dragonjaw Mountains with the Business Savvy and Favored in Guild feats, and she has memberships in two major guilds in Velprintalar - she is taking Leadership in one level as well, which will greatly enhance the Influence Score of both gnomes, etc.]

The Skinny: In contacting the City officials, the gnome wants to ensure that any of his plans for a gnomish contingent in Velprintalar are not only permitted but welcomed. The gnome's offer is simple: permit gnomes to take refuge in Velprintalar and allow them to construct their own community under the city. In return, the gnomes will provide high quality arms and equipment to defend Aglarond. The Gnome city is requested to remain secret from the public, for fear of intrusion or resentment from some of the bigger races. With magical arms and armor created at or just above cost, Velprintalar could quickly become the best equiped fighting force Faerun has seen. The gnome also hints that his illusionists and newly formed clergy may also offer service in the defense of Velprintalar. "Underhome" as the gnome plans to call it will take years to construct, and will offer refuge beneath the surface for the citizens of Velprintalar...should the need ever arise.

Question: Would the Simbul agree to the terms outlined above? More importantly, what is the 'schedule' of the Simbul at this time? (1375 - 1377 DR)

I know she was active in the Elminster in Hell and Elminster's Daughter novels, the latter of which seems to indicate that she has some 'free time' to rule at this point. I can approximate that latest appearances in El's Daughter were around 1374 DR: I would appreciate if Ed could somehow tell me if "I'm in the ballpark", and if, for my campaign's purposes, it would be safe to say that she can meet high-level PCs in 1375-77 DR

Finally, and I know this would be considered 'eating my cake too': could we get rough 'roleplay' guidelines as to how the Simbul may present herself and interact with such 'high-level' adventurers, who now feel confident and important enough that the "realm cannot go without their good contribution." [i.e. egos are getting a bit bigger, and 'making things happen' is the order of the day for the gnome...]
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EytanBernstein
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Ed (and THO), the Realms has examples of good outsiders (such as Malkizid) that have fallen and become evil. Are there any examples of evil outsiders that have become good?

Also, could you comment on the general level of medical expertise in the Realms? Of course there is plenty of magical healing, but are there individuals or area where medicine has become more advanced?

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Edited by - EytanBernstein on 04 Sep 2006 06:17:18
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Elfinblade
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Oh yeah, almost forgot about Halaster! More about Halaster and his background! :)
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Dargoth
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Originally posted by EytanBernstein


Also, could you comment on the general level of medical expertise in the Realms? Of course there is plenty of magical healing, but are there individuals or area where medicine has become more advanced?



Eytan

You might want to check Kujes Ed Files, I seem to recall that Ed gave a fair bit of infomation on non magical healing around 6- 12 months ago

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Mazrim_Taim
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I am going to have to agree with a lot of other scribes here and say that I'd like more detailed information on the gnomes, halfings, and dwarves of the realms.

Shortly after that in order of importance are the effects of the return of Bane on his clergy as well as the actual details of his return.

And if the PCs DO win their ways through all the liches to Larloch, “he” will almost certainly be just another lich (loaded with explosive spells) set up as a decoy, with dozens of hidden liches waiting to pounce on any surviving PCs who ‘celebrate’ after they take Larloch down. As the REAL Larloch watches (magical scrying) from afar. Myself, as DM, I’d be wondering: “Such a glorious game, so many opportunities laid out before your PCs to devote your time to, and THIS fixation is the best you can come up with? Are you SURE you’re adventurers?” -Ed Greenwood

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Kuje
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quote:
Originally posted by Dargoth

quote:
Originally posted by EytanBernstein


Also, could you comment on the general level of medical expertise in the Realms? Of course there is plenty of magical healing, but are there individuals or area where medicine has become more advanced?



Eytan

You might want to check Kujes Ed Files, I seem to recall that Ed gave a fair bit of infomation on non magical healing around 6- 12 months ago



He has more then once actually since I've asked about things like that ever since 2004. I'll say it again, check the table of contents/index. :)

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EytanBernstein
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Originally posted by Kuje

quote:
Originally posted by Dargoth

quote:
Originally posted by EytanBernstein


Also, could you comment on the general level of medical expertise in the Realms? Of course there is plenty of magical healing, but are there individuals or area where medicine has become more advanced?



Eytan

You might want to check Kujes Ed Files, I seem to recall that Ed gave a fair bit of infomation on non magical healing around 6- 12 months ago



He has more then once actually since I've asked about things like that ever since 2004. I'll say it again, check the table of contents/index. :)



I don't see what you're referring to. For the most part, I only have time to check the forum discussions, so I'm not all that up on what else is on the site.

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Kuje
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I don't see what you're referring to. For the most part, I only have time to check the forum discussions, so I'm not all that up on what else is on the site.



The link is in my sig. :)

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Elfinblade
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Greetings.

Mr.Greenwood, today i have just a quick question.

I recently re-read The Shadow of the Avatar Trilogy, and in the end of All Shadows Fled:

SPOILER

it was mentioned by Azuth to Midnight: "Sharantyr`s first child, at least,"
Azuth said softly as the two gods stood together by the fire, magically hidden from mortals and Chosen, "will be thine."

Midnight nodded. "She`ll need to be strong, and soon...magic may be biddable again, and the gods backin their places."
The godess sighen then, and added almost in a whisper, "More than that: Elminster cannot last forever."

Now, this brings me to my queries. Who would be the father of this child? Belkram, Itharr, or even convieced by Mystras art? What are your thoughts and desires about making a new novel about The Rangers Three, or containing this information? It would seem to me like Mystra was planning something! :)


-Stig-
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Neriandal Freit
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Mystra's the goddess of magic and mysteries, that woman is always planning something.

Last night I heard she was planning a dinner with Ed. I could be wrong tho, I could be very wrong.

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