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RodOdom
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Posted - 20 Oct 2006 :  14:38:19  Show Profile  Visit RodOdom's Homepage Send RodOdom a Private Message
Question just for dear Lady THO this time : how well did the cover artist of Swords of Eveningstar capture you and your fellow players' characters? Thank you.
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 20 Oct 2006 :  15:47:50  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Not well at all. I'm MUCH prettier than that.
No, seriously . . . as I said earlier in another thread here at the 'Keep, the likenesses aren't good at all. I had to guess at which characters are shown on the cover.
Cover art is, of course, a matter of much personal taste, and in some cases, what one scribe loves, another will struggle against nausea or hurling the tome across the room. So, YMMV. *I* just get cheesed off that Ed sketched all of the Knights very well, and provided endless descriptions of hair color, eye color, style of dress, etc., and TSR has had these since 1986 at least
- - and no one seems to bother to follow them. So much for consistency being the bulwark of the illusion of realism.
In other news, Ed is more tearingly busy than I've ever seen him before (with rush WotC Realms work), but will get back to posting Realmslore replies just as soon as he can.
love to all,
THO
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 20 Oct 2006 :  17:15:39  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

*I* just get cheesed off that Ed sketched all of the Knights very well, and provided endless descriptions of hair color, eye color, style of dress, etc., and TSR has had these since 1986 at least
- - and no one seems to bother to follow them. So much for consistency being the bulwark of the illusion of realism.


That's a rant many of us have had, my lady. There've been many examples of artwork that doesn't match the description. Without trying to be critical or anything, I wonder why Wizards even accepts art that doesn't match the description...

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Edited by - Wooly Rupert on 20 Oct 2006 17:56:51
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quote:
Originally posted by RodOdom

Question just for dear Lady THO this time : how well did the cover artist of Swords of Eveningstar capture you and your fellow players' characters? Thank you.



Aye,

and her original reply about this should be in my 2006 file. :)

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Skeptic
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Posted - 20 Oct 2006 :  18:43:32  Show Profile Send Skeptic a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert
That's a rant many of us have had, my lady. There've been many examples of artwork that doesn't match the description. Without trying to be critical or anything, I wonder why Wizards even accepts art that doesn't match the description...



My last favorite one is in CoS, Black Viper with red hair (and no trace of her scar) !

Edited by - Skeptic on 20 Oct 2006 18:44:17
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RodOdom
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Posted - 20 Oct 2006 :  23:06:58  Show Profile  Visit RodOdom's Homepage Send RodOdom a Private Message
It would be nice if Wizards would come up with a 'visual bible' for Forgotten Realms illustrations. They can leave enough room for the individual stylizations of the artists, but provide a guide so that it doesn't look like something out of a Japanese cartoon show (too much of that in today's RPG fantasy, IMHO.)

Edited by - RodOdom on 20 Oct 2006 23:08:40
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The Sage
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Posted - 21 Oct 2006 :  01:35:05  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
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

*I* just get cheesed off that Ed sketched all of the Knights very well, and provided endless descriptions of hair color, eye color, style of dress, etc., and TSR has had these since 1986 at least
- - and no one seems to bother to follow them. So much for consistency being the bulwark of the illusion of realism.


That's a rant many of us have had, my lady. There've been many examples of artwork that doesn't match the description. Without trying to be critical or anything, I wonder why Wizards even accepts art that doesn't match the description...

Indeed.

It's become, unfortunately, an almost expected trend with each new FR product release.

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BainIthron
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Posted - 21 Oct 2006 :  02:35:22  Show Profile  Visit BainIthron's Homepage  Click to see BainIthron's MSN Messenger address Send BainIthron a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

*I* just get cheesed off that Ed sketched all of the Knights very well, and provided endless descriptions of hair color, eye color, style of dress, etc., and TSR has had these since 1986 at least
- - and no one seems to bother to follow them. So much for consistency being the bulwark of the illusion of realism.


That's a rant many of us have had, my lady. There've been many examples of artwork that doesn't match the description. Without trying to be critical or anything, I wonder why Wizards even accepts art that doesn't match the description...

Indeed.

It's become, unfortunately, an almost expected trend with each new FR product release.




It's... WotC's... secret... subtle encouragement for everyone to use their imaginations! Yeah... yeah... that's it... that's the ticket... >,>

If they ruin it for you, it'll force you to imagine what the character should look like!
:D

Stuffness.... >,>
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Beirnadri Magranth
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Posted - 21 Oct 2006 :  19:52:31  Show Profile  Visit Beirnadri Magranth's Homepage  Send Beirnadri Magranth an AOL message Send Beirnadri Magranth a Private Message
In the mean time of waiting for a reply to a previous question, I came up with another.
I was reading a thread here about Selune. One poster was trying to say Selune can't be chaotic becuase "what is more orderly than the moon". I was thinking about this and how the poster said the moon followed the same 28 cyclical period as ours. Is this true? and is the moon of Toril tidally-locked like our moon?

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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 22 Oct 2006 :  01:15:09  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hello again, all. This time Ed tackles a fairly depressing (to hopeful adventurers among us, at least) query from Hoondatha: “Hi Ed. I'm part of the way through Swords of Eveningstar, and it's gotten me thinking about the life expectancy of new adventurers (as well as a greater appreciation why most people equate "fool" and "adventurer").
So, what are the chances of your average new adventurer surviving his/her first month of adventuring? Their first year? To make things somewhat simpler, I'll limit the question only to good and neutral adventuring bands (internal manuevering in evil groups I'm sure ups body count), and also to groups that didn't have much formal training before starting adventuring (no former mercenaries, or experienced cat burglars, or whatever). However, ill luck and rampant stupidity are fair game.
So yes, in effect, what I'm asking is, for every Knights of Myth Drannor who survived the first year, how many others died?”
Ed replies:



The chances aren’t good. Percentages are, of course, meaningless, but the majority of adventurers are either killed or imprisoned, maimed, or just scared into retirement within a season. Of those that “make it” through a season, many more “retire” as soon as they land a “relatively much safer” job as a bodyguard, caravan escort, “drawn-dagger agent” (spy, hired killer, or outside-the-law faciliator for a wealthy patron) or envoy. Still others retire the moment they make a “big strike” (taking the loot and investing in a farm, tavern, or other “business to support them” - - an increasingly-popular endeavour is for the adventuring band, or some members of it, to become landlords of a number of city buildings, getting their own accommodations paid for, plus monthly money for food, taxes, and diversions) or achieve whatever they first set out to do (become famous, unseat an unpopular ruler, settle a score, or avenge something really bad).
Now, “for every Knight of Myth Drannor who survived the first year, how many others died?” IS really a different question, and one that I can’t properly answer, for two reasons: when writing the Knights trilogy, BECAUSE it’s only a trilogy (and not sixty or so full-length novels), I’m having to omit, simplify, or gloss over a LOT of “Realms history” - - and because some members of the band died and were brought back to life by various means without all of the other player characters knowing. As we’re still playing, some secrets must remain secrets. So let me just say that those who began as the Swords and became the Knights suffered a very high body count, and it would have been a LOT higher if they hadn’t been lucky enough to blunder into situations where Elminster and other Chosen, and the Harpers, and the War Wizards, found it useful to try to keep them alive (and so, rescued their behinds on many occasions - - sometimes without the Knights even knowing about it!).



So saith Ed. Who, yes, even has secrets from me (but no important, real-life ones).
love to all,
THO
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Sian
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Posted - 22 Oct 2006 :  17:00:39  Show Profile  Visit Sian's Homepage  Click to see Sian's MSN Messenger address Send Sian a Private Message
me and a friend got into a small debate last night about the knowledge of the people of Toril ... Does anyone on Toril 'know' that the world is round or is it only something for the most knowledgeable to know, if any ... and who found out about it if it was so? is it something the inhabitants of the world have thought about at all and that Torillian mathematicians and/or astrologists have calculated? ... if so ... do they have a rough idea of how big whole Toril is? ... and just for the record ... have anyone sailed between Maztica and Kara-Tur? making a possable connection going from person to person all the way around the world?

second question is about that if you teleport a bunch of characters to the southern part of the globe do those abilities that show what way 'north' is show the wrong way, ie. showing what way is south, while leading them to believe that it shows them the way north?

what happened to the queen? she's much more hysterical than usual
She's a women, it happens once a month

Edited by - Sian on 22 Oct 2006 17:02:30
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Neriandal Freit
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Posted - 22 Oct 2006 :  22:11:33  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 Sian

me and a friend got into a small debate last night about the knowledge of the people of Toril ... Does anyone on Toril 'know' that the world is round or is it only something for the most knowledgeable to know, if any ... and who found out about it if it was so? is it something the inhabitants of the world have thought about at all and that Torillian mathematicians and/or astrologists have calculated? ... if so ... do they have a rough idea of how big whole Toril is? ... and just for the record ... have anyone sailed between Maztica and Kara-Tur? making a possable connection going from person to person all the way around the world?

second question is about that if you teleport a bunch of characters to the southern part of the globe do those abilities that show what way 'north' is show the wrong way, ie. showing what way is south, while leading them to believe that it shows them the way north?



Actually Sian, there is a passage in Blackstaff that a character states soemthign to the effect "Oh, so it really is round then isn't it?"

Though the way he finds out is SUCH an awesome idea! :P

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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 23 Oct 2006 :  05:06:32  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hail, fellow Realms scribes. This time, Ed would like to say, “You’re welcome!” to both Wandering_mage and Chosen of Moradin, and reply to the latter scribe thus:



I’m afraid there’s only one instalment of Daily Dwarf Common. For now. There are SO MANY little facets of Realmslore I’m trying to get before the eyeballs of scribes, you see, and poor Azoun and Filfaeril have been stuck in that place for some time, and will quite likely be there for a while longer. However, worry not: I fully intend to impart more dwarven lore, linguistic and otherwise, in several small, subtle ways and places, in the year ahead. Bear with me, please; there’s only one of me, and I’m getting older and slower all the time. Someday I might even start to act grown up.



So saith Ed. Who’s joking in that last line, there, of course. He plays (especially at conventions) like a little boy (er, a dirty-minded little boy), but is one of the most kind, mature, and understanding people I know. So in some ways he acts VERY grown up. He might not seem so, of course, when he’s delivering lame gross-out jokes that were old when he was in diapers.
love to all,
THO
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Chosen of Moradin
Master of Realmslore

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Posted - 23 Oct 2006 :  15:08:11  Show Profile  Visit Chosen of Moradin's Homepage  Click to see Chosen of Moradin's MSN Messenger address Send Chosen of Moradin a Private Message
Thanks for the kind reply!

Oh, I fully understand all the different Realmslore that Ed want to show us, and I really stay scared sometimes, when I start to think about how Ed complete so many different tasks (that clone spell of Manshoon is my bet, here)

Oh, more dwarven lore in the year ahead? Heheheh, 2007 wil be a interesting year, to me.

Dwarf, DM, husband, and proud of this! :P

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WalkerNinja
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Posted - 23 Oct 2006 :  19:58:51  Show Profile Send WalkerNinja a Private Message
Sian,

I incorporate timezones into my game, but the denizens of Toril (and thus my PCs) are unaware of it. Thus when one teleports from Waterdeep in the morning to the Dales and arrives in the middle of the night, they are under the impression that it takes a day to teleport from Waterdep to the Dales. Opinions vary as to whether the spell "sucks up" the time as a component, or if the travellers are simply unaware of the passage of time. Those that believe that time gets "eaten" by the spell teleport only in times of dire need as they are uncertain who or what is eating the time.

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Neriandal Freit
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Posted - 23 Oct 2006 :  21:11:19  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 WalkerNinja

Sian,

I incorporate timezones into my game, but the denizens of Toril (and thus my PCs) are unaware of it. Thus when one teleports from Waterdeep in the morning to the Dales and arrives in the middle of the night, they are under the impression that it takes a day to teleport from Waterdep to the Dales. Opinions vary as to whether the spell "sucks up" the time as a component, or if the travellers are simply unaware of the passage of time. Those that believe that time gets "eaten" by the spell teleport only in times of dire need as they are uncertain who or what is eating the time.



I believe in Forsaken House and/or Farthest Reach, one of the main characters teleports the party from point A to point B and it's the same day, just there farther in the day at point B.

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createvmind
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Posted - 24 Oct 2006 :  03:04:03  Show Profile  Visit createvmind's Homepage Send createvmind a Private Message
Greetings Sir Greenwood,

Would the Trolls in the Trollbark Forest and OR Troll Mountains have amassed considerable wealth over the centuries? And if yes would they just sit on it or find ways to utilize it to better equip themselves especially with the lands north and south having become more civilized over the centuries. Possibly trying to buy items that give them resistance to fire and acid as well as increasing odds of victory when attacking Trade Way. I am assuming that they had a far easier time waylaying travelers centuries ago and acquired much more in booty than they gain now, thus the need for better arms and equipment. Would their leader be savvy enough to gain a middle person or series of middle men to make sure treasure sent bought what they sought or would they just deal with other monsters, such as Ogre-mage's etc...

I'm also assuming that their tactics have improved in terms of class progression in Ranger and Scout besides the usual Barbarian and Fighter. They would engage in pincer strikes and diversions to draw off caravan protectors or seek to slay horses outright while pelting riders from long range counting on regeneration to outlast them. My hope is that you might reveal something more about the actual terrain, caves or tunnels in Trollbark forest in particular.
Possibly a certain or several magical items within their hands that many would like to get their hands on.
I'm thinking of creating a Troll Barbarian/Fighter/? with the Garagos multi-limbed template who would be one of the leaders of clans within the forest if there is not an actual one you already have present. Seeking to make his kind a force of power after having been hunted into hiding.
Hope my players don't read this, until it's too late at least.

Thanks and waiting patiently
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 24 Oct 2006 :  03:14:04  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hello again, all. This time Ed dredges up something more for scribe Dagnirion’s plea: “Could you share with us some Elven folksongs? Titles, lyric, translations- whatever you have would be appreciated.” Yesterday Ed found some Realmsplay notes wherein Sharanralee taught a PC some “safe and traditional” fireside elf ballads (in Common translation), including this fragment:


“Lost And Away”

Even the sun, it looks for my love
Where lies she now, where can she be?
Cruel hawk’s talons a-downed my dove
Look in valley, deep glade and lea

Even the wind is calling my love
Crying mournful, crying high
Cruel hawk’s talons a-downed my dove
Laughter lost e’er, in silence die

Even the moon, it weeps for my love
Lost and fallen, oh so far away
Cruel hawk’s talons a-downed my dove
Where she lies now, none can say

Even the deepnight remembers my love
Cold of the tomb, patient the grave
Cruel hawk’s talons a-downed my dove
Too late too late her life to save

Even her sword it sings for my love
Singing, sighing, echoing her name
Cruel hawk’s talons a-downed my dove
So I’ll fall on it now, this sadness to tame

Even the forests will miss our love
No more our dancing, no more our glee
Cruel hawk’s talons a-downed my dove
I’ll join her in silence, from sadness be free


So saith Ed. By no means deathless poetry, but lyrics that sounded fine when he sang them, as I dimly recall from a play session in the winter of 1980.
love to all,
THO
P.S. createvmind, Ed is readying some troll query replies for you (about twelve or fourteen down the row, I think). Hang in there!
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Sian
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Posted - 24 Oct 2006 :  05:49:36  Show Profile  Visit Sian's Homepage  Click to see Sian's MSN Messenger address Send Sian a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by WalkerNinja

Sian,

I incorporate timezones into my game, but the denizens of Toril (and thus my PCs) are unaware of it. Thus when one teleports from Waterdeep in the morning to the Dales and arrives in the middle of the night, they are under the impression that it takes a day to teleport from Waterdep to the Dales. Opinions vary as to whether the spell "sucks up" the time as a component, or if the travellers are simply unaware of the passage of time. Those that believe that time gets "eaten" by the spell teleport only in times of dire need as they are uncertain who or what is eating the time.



morning in waterdeep = middle of the night in Dales? ... now if it was the other way around it would be logical but this is just wierd ... there aren't that far between Waterdeep and Dalelands when looking on a big map ... certenly not enough to reason that there is ~16 hours shift between

what happened to the queen? she's much more hysterical than usual
She's a women, it happens once a month
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George Krashos
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quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One
By no means deathless poetry, but lyrics that sounded fine when he sang them, as I dimly recall from a play session in the winter of 1980.



I was 10 years old at the time. And about to grab my mother's copy of "The Hobbit" and start down the path that eventually led me here. Ahh, nostalgia.

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Beirnadri Magranth
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Posted - 24 Oct 2006 :  06:16:35  Show Profile  Visit Beirnadri Magranth's Homepage  Send Beirnadri Magranth an AOL message Send Beirnadri Magranth a Private Message
aww!
I was negative 7 what nonexistent memories of those days I have.


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Asgetrion
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Posted - 24 Oct 2006 :  11:31:59  Show Profile  Visit Asgetrion's Homepage Send Asgetrion a Private Message
Well met once again, Milady and Ed!

I was wondering about Ed's notes on Netheril. I seem to recall that Master Greenwood has said on many occasions that his and TSR's portrayal of this mighty empire are vastly different. Hopefully Ed could tell us more about Netheril as he originally planned it - its architecture, people, customs, magic, and organizations. Of course, there have been many tidbits and details he has shown us in novels, sourcebooks and Realmslore colums, but I suspect that these have been at least somewhat influenced by TSR's "canon" Netheril (to keep everything "consistent ;).

Thank you for your patience and marvelous work! :)

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The Sage
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Another question for Ed that was floating in the ethers...

quote:
Originally posted by ErikKRod

Mr. Greenwood,

I was just wondering what the original story was behind the destruction of Sessrendale? Who was the Dusk Lord? Was he evil? Why did Archendale really attack and help destroy it's neighbor? Are there any surviving descendants that can claim title or rulership to the fallen dale?

Thank you for your time,

Eric in Vegas

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Hoondatha
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Many thanks for the reply. It's interesting how vague wording can be interpreted differerntly. In my Knights sentence, I was trying to generalize between the Knights adventuring band, and other bands out there that might not survive. But I didn't write clearly enough, and instead get something completely different and unexpectedly great in the second half of the response. Thanks again.

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Sigh... And now 4e as well.
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Hello again, fellow scribes. This time Ed tackles one of two queries Kajehase asked in the same post (the other Ed will get to on another occasion): “1. Continuing my (or Ed's, really) exploration of the Chondathan language, would it be possible to get the Chondathan names of the various noble titles used in Cormyr (along with the English word they most closely equate to)?”
Scribe Jerryd, this peripherally touches on your current query about Cormyrean titles, too.
Ed replies:



Certainly it would be possible.
I’ll even do it. :}
A list follows, with each entry taking this sequence: Common Tongue title (with usage notes, if applicable), Chondathan word, pronunciation (only if possibly confusing)

King: Astrel (“Az-TRELL”)
Queen: Arauna (“Arr-AWN-ah”)
Prince: Ardyr (“Ar-DEER”)
Princess: Ardess (“Ar-DESS”)
Duke: Storn
Duchess: Staerra (“STAIR-ah”)
Marchion: Mahrsar (“MAR-sarr”)
Marchioness: Mahrsara
Earl (always used, instead of Count, because of possible confusion with “Corount,” a Common Tongue word meaning “courtier or military commander sent in by a ruler to serve as a temporary acting noble when the real one has died suddenly, gone missing, or gone mad/fallen gravely ill/otherwise become incapacitated”): Velm (“VEL-mm”)
Countess (never used, except by heralds and court scribes: just “Lady”): Velana (“Vell-ANNA”)
Viscount: Tlarvelm (“TAH-lar-velm”)
Viscountess: Tlarvelana (“TAH-lar-velanna”)
Baron (in Cormyr, includes Baronet): Taen (“TAYN”)
Baroness (in Cormyr, includes Baronetess): Taenya (“TAY-nyah”)
Knight (title is unisex, but as a form of address, females are styled “Lady Knight”): Tahar (“TAH-har”)
Lord: Aro (“AIR-o”)
Lady: Arauna (AIR-on-ah”)
Sir: Saer (“SAY-ur”)



So saith Ed, busily building languages everywhere.
love to all,
THO
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