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RevJest
Learned Scribe

USA
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Posted - 26 Jan 2006 :  07:02:37  Show Profile  Visit RevJest's Homepage Send RevJest a Private Message
Lovely Hooded One, another question for Master Greenwood.

Ed,

I would be interested in anything you might wish to say concerning the social order amongst the faithful of Eilistraee. Do they marry? Specifically, what role do males play in Eilistrean communities / households?

- RJ
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Neriandal Freit
Senior Scribe

USA
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Posted - 26 Jan 2006 :  15:11:21  Show Profile  Visit Neriandal Freit's Homepage  Click to see Neriandal Freit's MSN Messenger address Send Neriandal Freit a Private Message
You know, I decided I had to ask this of Lady Tho and Ed.

I'm in the works of creating a Redeemed Order that is dedicated to Lathander. There is a whole back story that I won't go into to save you from reading. Kuje has given me his blessing and has helped a great deal, and told me this is a unique idea, which I appreicate and enjoy knowing, and Warlocko has helped a great deal too and is muchly appreicated.

My question is more of a broad question, but who in your knowledge would hold it against the Redeemed and their ways, (which is to redeem more Demons, Devils and Fiends who have lost their way, and also to help those who need help and to accept those like them IE: Orge Mage who have changed his/her ways.) reguardless of who they are, what they do, and who they follow? If any more details are asked of, I will be more then glady to comply and do!

Hope you are doing well THO, as to you the same Ed
~Charlie

"Eating people is wrong...unless it's on the first date." - Ed Greenwood, GenCon Indy 2006

Edited by - Neriandal Freit on 26 Jan 2006 15:32:07
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Octa
Learned Scribe

USA
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Posted - 26 Jan 2006 :  17:45:31  Show Profile  Visit Octa's Homepage Send Octa a Private Message
Ed +THO, I've been trying to think up a question and I think I have one of general interest.

It concerns the Arn Rock in the center of the lake of steam. Everytime I look at it it screams Melnibone. There seems to be very little lore on the island. So my question is this:

Who was living on the Arn Rock before it went all Santorini? Were there any ancient civilisations centered there? We know that the lake of steam has been populated since pre-history, but it mainly considered a crossroads between Coramashan and Jhaamdath rather than a region in its own right. Were there any empires centered there, other than the Occasional Aencar uniting a few of the independent cities together for a single lifetime.

And the Arn Rock, any chance for an empire of draconic-human hybrids living there in the age of dragons or some other prehistoric time.

thanks for any additional information you can give, I know how busy you are and am just shocked at how accessible you make yourself to the fans.
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Scarabeus
Seeker

Canada
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Posted - 26 Jan 2006 :  22:21:34  Show Profile  Visit Scarabeus's Homepage  Click to see Scarabeus's MSN Messenger address Send Scarabeus a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dargoth
You dont happen to play a Cleric or Follower of Moander do you?.....
how about a follower of Ghaunadaur.....


It can be both. No, in fact I'm DMing and Ed's answers on the subject made me smile on a couple occasions when I thought about not-so heroic situations that can happen like that. My PCs are on a ship for now, right time to make them learn about“thunderchutes”. They are heading to Corwell Town festival, in which they will find a smith friend who made a stand about minting Corwell Royal coins. So thanks Ed for all this great Realmslore.
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Karth
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Posted - 26 Jan 2006 :  22:24:16  Show Profile  Visit Karth's Homepage  Send Karth an AOL message Send Karth a Private Message

quote:
So saith Ed. Who can now obviously add dunghandler to his resumé, if he’s minded to. Or not, as the case may be.

Outstanding. Question answered and then some, as usual. Many thanks, Ed and THO, both.

I'll torture my players accordingly.
quote:
Originally posted by Asgetrion

Well met, Karth!

I think Ed answered the question about "toilet paper" in the Realms last year - if I remember it correctly, he might have said that they commonly use a barrel full of dry hay (or moss?), at least in tallhouses. I may be wrong here, though

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ed talked about Tallhouses... yes.

Here's the full reply -

Thanks for the assist, Asgetrion and Sage. I wanted a bit more detail though, which Ed most definitely gave... ;)

While I (briefly) have the floor: Yes, Ed's ranking of top fighters is eminently useful on its own. That said, I'd still like to see Ed's 2E-style quick summaries of that list, such as the ones he did for the FR Adventures hardcover, Volo's Guides and various other 2E products he designed.

Example: Laspeera Naerinth (NG hf M14)

Always a treasure to be sure about the general size of the
ballpark you're manufacturing detail in - straight from
the man himself... ;)

Cheers,

-Karth
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sleyvas
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Posted - 26 Jan 2006 :  22:36:25  Show Profile Send sleyvas a Private Message
Hi Ed,

My question is not so much one of facts or lore. I would like to know how you as the personality of Elminster think he would react to a certain situation. Its based off how I had left off the story of one of my main NPC's (Sleyvas of Thay) just as 3rd edition was coming out. I'm more curious than anything. I'll give the gist, you give me the general response (if you don't mind).

Elminster recieves a sending or a projected image, etc.... The person contacting him is a mage that he is familiar with from rumors and scrying. He does not have a very good reputation, noted as a Thayan bounty hunter skilled in both sword and magecraft. He is known for having murdered a paladin of Impiltur, supposedly as vengeance for accidentally killing his first wife. Its also noted that he has explored some magics similar to cloning in attempts to create "children"... in a method somewhat similar to Alias... unfortunately, all of these children except one have also taken the dark paths their father took. You also know that he has recently (in the past few years) met up with a child of his from a later wife (said wife having mindwiped memory of his own son from him), and that said son is of special interest to Mystra (of what, she has not revealed even to you). Also, it is rumored that the Thayan mage has somehow recovered his wife from the past and has since been trying to ween himself away from the dark paths.
Apparently there was some falling out between the Simbul and this son over the fact that he refused to work with her again his own father (who is a Thayan mage). This falling out turned nearly lethal for the son, and the Thayan mage found out about it. You believe he (the Thayan Mage) may have been behind the slaying of one of the Simbul's court mages at a dance held just a few months back, but you have no proof as yet.
Ok, knowing these things, the projection and/or sending would request of Elminster aid. He would tell Elminster that he has gotten involved in a situation that threatens the lives of innocents (specifically that of his true son by his 2nd wife and the life of his 1st wife). He needs them to believe that he is dead, and he needs Elminster to provide them some means of moving onto a new life where they will not be tracked down and killed. He doesn't want to consciously know where they are, but he would like Elminster to provide him some means of discovering it for himself if he needed to. He would also like Elminster to give him the means to provide for these people without them realizing where the aid is coming from. In return, this notoriously brazen Thayan bounty hunter would gladly serve Elminster as a spy or a weapon with which to strike against the red wizards or whatever enemy he deems necessary.

Anyway, may not be the best of places to put this, but I've found that Elminster is a truly... different... sort of personality. I can honestly say I believe I know how the blackstaff would handle this situation, but I don't know how El would react. Especially with throwing in the fact that he's involved with the Simbul.

Alavairthae, may your skill prevail

Phillip aka Sleyvas
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Dargoth
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Australia
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Posted - 26 Jan 2006 :  23:29:50  Show Profile  Visit Dargoth's Homepage Send Dargoth a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One


So saith Ed. Who can now obviously add dunghandler to his resumé, if he’s minded to. Or not, as the case may be.
love to all,
THO



Are you suggesting Ed has Aspirations to be Prime Minister of Canada Hooded one?

“I am the King of Rome, and above grammar”

Emperor Sigismund

"Its good to be the King!"

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Neriandal Freit
Senior Scribe

USA
396 Posts

Posted - 27 Jan 2006 :  01:08:34  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 Dargoth

quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One


So saith Ed. Who can now obviously add dunghandler to his resumé, if he’s minded to. Or not, as the case may be.
love to all,
THO



Are you suggesting Ed has Aspirations to be Prime Minister of Canada Hooded one?





That would be fun ;)

"Eating people is wrong...unless it's on the first date." - Ed Greenwood, GenCon Indy 2006
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 27 Jan 2006 :  03:08:46  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi, all. This time, Ed replies to Jamallo Kreen’s post: “Thank ye kindly for the answers thus far, and rest assured that I shall continue to poke, prod, and otherwise disequilibrate the applecart in the future.
There was one tripartite question of mine which may have been answered and the answer lost in the shuffle of my cyberdesk, and which I therefore repeat: What the heck was that magic black curtain across Yellow Snake Pass during the Time of Troubles; what happened to things that passed through it; is it still there?
I await your answers on tenterhooks. (Or at least on osteophytes.)”
Ed speaks:



Oooh, tenterhooks. This’s going to hurt, because I’m going to have to leave you hanging. However, feel free to disequilibrate away . . . :}
Seriously: I hadn’t forgotten your query, but was sitting on it in hopes the NDA would end when the project that was going to pick up on this “loose end” was published. However, it hasn’t yet, and so the NDA continues. For now. Sorry.



So saith Ed. Hmmm, I THINK I know what project this might be, but if I speculated in print, I’d offend against one of MY lovely little NDAs. To quote Ed: sorry.
love to all,
THO
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 28 Jan 2006 :  01:26:59  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi again, fellow scribes. Ed replies to this, from BobROE: “Do governments determine the layout of the land? In that the size and shape of people's lots of land and the such (I assume this varies from place to place, and depends on the type of government).
Or is it a more of a farmer has claimed an area, and other farmers must work around what the first one claimed.
And do places follow an Upper Canada or Lower Canada plot breakdown system?”
Ed speaks:



The trite answer to this is: it depends.
Meaning: different places in the Realms have different rules (generally stricter, the longer settled). In some places (most areas of Tethyr, for example), the land was owned by the duke or baron or whatever the local ranking nobility was, and purchased from him (once purchased, it was owned outright by the buyer, who could hand it down to descendants, divide it freely without obtaining permission from anyone else, resell some parts but not others if desired, and so on). In most frontier or wilderland areas, people simply “squat” on land, clear and till it or fence it for ranch pasture, and it’s “theirs” (until someone comes along and takes it by force). In rural areas (such as much of the Dales and upland Cormyr), strict laws have developed over the generations regarding who can do what with lands, but the ORIGINAL human landowners were simply squatters.
Now, as a fellow Canadian, I’m guessing that by “Upper Canada or Lower Canada plot breakdown system” you mean this:
Upper Canada: divided into concessions and sideroads with equal-sized rectangular “sections” in the blocks between them surveyed, every so many granted to the church, and the rest sold or granted to settlers;
as compared to:
Lower Canada: seigneurial system (actually practiced only along the St. Lawrence River, mainly in what are now known as “the Eastern Townships”): narrow strips of land fronting on the river (or road, or church) and running inland a fair way (thus, long and narrow), over time radiating out in pinwheels from the seigneurial manor and being subdivided among farmers’ descendants into ever-narrower strips of land.
My reply to this one has to be: neither. It’s extremely rare in the Realms for surveyors as good and as “rectangular-minded” as the British army guys who did the Upper Canada layout, and of course the Realms lacks the single powerful church to demand and receive granted sections (and also lacks the “pay off retiring soldiers with land, so they’ll settle it and thus hold our claim to this timber-valuable but otherwise God-forsaken wilderness” urge), and the Realms has never had a seigneurial system with the long-narrow strips, either.
Instead, it’s had the aforementioned “squatting” practice, with the laws coming later. Please remember that in the Realms a LOT of people live on a farm and work it, largely with their own sweaty labour, and marauding monsters keep most of the Realms underpopulated; outside cities, it’s rarely a problem, if you want to start your own farm, to just start walking for a few days, until you reach a suitably “wild” area, and start clearing what is now “yours.” There are exceptions (Amn, Tethyr, Calimshan, Sembia, most of Cormyr), and in many places you’ll soon get a visit from local authorities who want to know what you’re up to (so they can tax you), soon after you “squat.”
Thus far, this and similar practices have given rise to a lot of irregularly-shaped farm fields, like much of medieval England, all over the Realms. (Think medieval England for a lot of matters when trying to decide what the Realms is like, and you usually won’t be far wrong.)
In crowded places with lots of money and people and a strong government, of course, things are far different. Yet in most locales in Faerûn, lot sizes are irregular. In most cities, having any land beyond a few steps “out back” ’twixt your back door and your stables is very unusual, and living in a building that touches the buildings on either side is common. I’ll be dealing with land use in villages in a LITTLE more detail in an upcoming Realmslore web column.



So saith Ed, THE Master of Realmslore. Who will of course return soon with more lore.
love to all,
THO
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BobROE
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Posted - 28 Jan 2006 :  03:11:40  Show Profile  Visit BobROE's Homepage Send BobROE a Private Message
When farmers claim some plot of land do they tend towards square/rectangular areas (baring a geographic feature preventing it), or just whatever they can claim with the minimal amount of clearning? And do they fence/hedge their plots or do they use natural features as edging (so what I mean would you find a fence/hedge up against the endge of a forest [and lets assume the farmer is growing something, not keeping livestock])?
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Jamallo Kreen
Master of Realmslore

USA
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Posted - 28 Jan 2006 :  19:56:05  Show Profile  Visit Jamallo Kreen's Homepage Send Jamallo Kreen a Private Message
I have been doing much poking about in several books serially, including El in Hell, and I wonder if there are detailed, otherwise published write-ups of some of the "lesser" memories which El recalled -- the ones which didn't rate mention in the prefatory pages? If so, where might they be found (aside from Ed's collection of 3x5 cards, that is)?

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Jamallo Kreen
Master of Realmslore

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Posted - 28 Jan 2006 :  20:13:54  Show Profile  Visit Jamallo Kreen's Homepage Send Jamallo Kreen a Private Message
This is a question that others than Ed may be better able to answer: Since half the job in getting a new technology (or magic) developed is being aware that it can be done in the first place, what is the DC to be aware it is possible to create a spell like Iolaum's Longevity?

Is it possible, based upon rumors, Netherese remains, and Volo's gossip, to figure out what were the basic Epic seeds of Iolaum's Longevity? If so, what would be the DC to know this in the 1360s and 1370s DR?

I'm not asking about the whole formula, only the general framework, which will require research per the rules.

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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 29 Jan 2006 :  01:05:04  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hello again, all. Your friendly neighbourhood Lovely Lady Hooded here, with some verbiage to spill.
To Dargoth, no. I’m NOT “suggesting Ed has aspirations to be Prime Minister of Canada.” Slime Lord, you’re correct in saying it might be fun, but I’m not sure for whom. Ed would hate every minute of it, but he’d shove the whole country into recycling and cleaner alternative power and rebuilding local “community” feel and food-self-sufficiency, or try to, and that would slam him hard into the brick wall of all those folks who get quite rich on the status quo, and don’t want any large change. I can see him achieving little but massive frustration for himself. And he’s too darn nice and kind for politics the way she’s played these days.
However, if you want insightful political opinion, Ed’s your man. He can see through male cow excrement harder and faster than most, though he keeps quiet about things unless asked.
He’s hard at work on a whole bunch of projects right now, by the way. (Yes, as usual.)

With all of that said, I now bring you Ed’s lightning-swift response to Phillip (sleyvas), about how Elminster would react to this situation:
“Elminster receives a sending or a projected image, etc.... The person contacting him is a mage that he is familiar with from rumors and scrying. He does not have a very good reputation, noted as a Thayan bounty hunter skilled in both sword and magecraft. He is known for having murdered a paladin of Impiltur, supposedly as vengeance for accidentally killing his first wife. Its also noted that he has explored some magics similar to cloning in attempts to create "children"... in a method somewhat similar to Alias... unfortunately, all of these children except one have also taken the dark paths their father took. You also know that he has recently (in the past few years) met up with a child of his from a later wife (said wife having mindwiped memory of his own son from him), and that said son is of special interest to Mystra (of what, she has not revealed even to you). Also, it is rumored that the Thayan mage has somehow recovered his wife from the past and has since been trying to wean himself away from the dark paths.
Apparently there was some falling out between The Simbul and this son over the fact that he refused to work with her again his own father (who is a Thayan mage). This falling out turned nearly lethal for the son, and the Thayan mage found out about it. You believe he (the Thayan Mage) may have been behind the slaying of one of The Simbul's court mages at a dance held just a few months back, but you have no proof as yet.
Ok, knowing these things, the projection and/or sending would request of Elminster aid. He would tell Elminster that he has gotten involved in a situation that threatens the lives of innocents (specifically that of his true son by his 2nd wife and the life of his 1st wife). He needs them to believe that he is dead, and he needs Elminster to provide them some means of moving onto a new life where they will not be tracked down and killed. He doesn't want to consciously know where they are, but he would like Elminster to provide him some means of discovering it for himself if he needed to. He would also like Elminster to give him the means to provide for these people without them realizing where the aid is coming from. In return, this notoriously brazen Thayan bounty hunter would gladly serve Elminster as a spy or a weapon with which to strike against the red wizards or whatever enemy he deems necessary.
Anyway, may not be the best of places to put this, but I've found that Elminster is a truly... different... sort of personality. I can honestly say I believe I know how the Blackstaff would handle this situation, but I don't know how El would react. Especially with throwing in the fact that he's involved with The Simbul.”

Whew. Here’s Ed:



Hi, Phillip! I have no hesitation whatsoever in saying that Elminster would assist Sleyvas of Thay as far and as closely as possible, as if he and Sleyvas were old and close friends (and his price would probably be no more than a promise of future aid in some small matter involving Thay, probably the snatch-rescue of an innocent non-mage NPC out of slavery there, or Sleyvas agreeing not to harm, slay, or capture [and surrender to other Thayans] a certain person).
El would do this for three reasons: his own personality, which would make him naturally sympathetic to a mage in such troubles, as he has been himself; Mystra’s private commandments to him, which involve helping Thayans wherever possible to balance against The Simbul’s wholesale slaughter of them (to preserve the maximum number of magic-using beings; note that this doesn’t prevent Elminster from slaying Red Wizards himself in an instant IF he deems doing so desirable or necessary, and he often does); and his curiousity, which would make him want to know more about all of these Machiavellian family machinations (Sleyvas’s family, that is), and hope to discover, down the road, a little more about Mystra’s plans for the ‘special’ son. El would also judge that Mystra would want him to aid Sleyvas because of the better (than otherwise) future prospects for that son that should result.
El would tell The Simbul all about rendering this aid if (and only if) The Simbul asked him about it directly (meaning she’d somehow discovered it on her own); otherwise, he’d say nothing, because they both operate independently, respect each other’s independence, and know that each is keeping many little “daily operational” secrets from the other (this matter definitely falling into that category). El also has a soft spot for mages who lead interesting, shady, authority-challenging lives, like Sleyvas and [cough] Old El himself. Moreover, he would place a high value on protecting the two wives and getting them out of harm’s way into new lives, and would relish the fun of “setting them up” in those new lives, and watching over them (something he already does for literally scores of folk, all across the Realms). In short, Sleyvas is asking him to do something he’d naturally enjoy doing and be eager to do, so El will aid him without hesitation, teasing, or deception. (Sleyvas will probably be covertly watched by Mystra’s spectral servants - - see SECRETS OF THE MAGISTER - - from the moment he asks Elminster for aid, onward for the rest of his life, but these beings will report what they observe only to Mystra and Azuth unless tipping off Elminster or another of the Chosen seems immediately necessary to keep the special son or the wives alive. They may even help protect Sleyvas from time to time, wherever possible in small, subtle ways.



So saith Ed. Great question, and a great answer that shows us a little more of Elminster’s true nature. Soft heart of gold hidden under that gruff bearded exterior, yes. Sniff. I recall El’s reaction when one of my characters tried to give him what is vulgarly known as a blow [ahem] . . . but I think I’ll keep that private for now. And what I saw in my glimpse under the Old Mage’s robes, too.
love to all,
THO
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Neriandal Freit
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USA
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Posted - 29 Jan 2006 :  01:22:11  Show Profile  Visit Neriandal Freit's Homepage  Click to see Neriandal Freit's MSN Messenger address Send Neriandal Freit a Private Message
quote:
So saith Ed. Great question, and a great answer that shows us a little more of Elminster’s true nature. Soft heart of gold hidden under that gruff bearded exterior, yes. Sniff. I recall El’s reaction when one of my characters tried to give him what is vulgarly known as a blow [ahem] . . . but I think I’ll keep that private for now. And what I saw in my glimpse under the Old Mage’s robes, too.
love to all,
THO


Elaborate for us soon THO

"Eating people is wrong...unless it's on the first date." - Ed Greenwood, GenCon Indy 2006
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Volo
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Canada
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Posted - 29 Jan 2006 :  13:37:14  Show Profile  Visit Volo's Homepage Send Volo a Private Message
I have a question for the Bearded One. Is Volo a Harper? I've seen a lot of evidence in both directions, but for some reason I've never been able to quite suppress the belief that Elminster wouldn't put up with his annoyances if he weren't in some way beneficial to the Old Mage, and given his (psuedo-)encyclopedic knowledge of backwoods Faerun, and the fact that he seems to know some things about the inner workings of said organization that would seem to require personal interaction with same, I'm tempted to say that he is, but I desperately want the truth from the horse's mouth.

Volo's misunderstood. He's not an idiot. He's a FLAMING idiot!
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The Sage
Procrastinator Most High
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quote:
Originally posted by Volo

I have a question for the Bearded One. Is Volo a Harper? I've seen a lot of evidence in both directions, but for some reason I've never been able to quite suppress the belief that Elminster wouldn't put up with his annoyances if he weren't in some way beneficial to the Old Mage, and given his (psuedo-)encyclopedic knowledge of backwoods Faerun, and the fact that he seems to know some things about the inner workings of said organization that would seem to require personal interaction with same, I'm tempted to say that he is, but I desperately want the truth from the horse's mouth.

I'll leave this to Our Lady Hooded One -

"As for Volo: I once heard Volo called the “Geraldo Rivera of the Realms,” but I think that’s a trifle unfair to the real Mr. Rivera. Volo is a young, amoral rogue itching with the need to learn secrets and trumpet them to the world. A minor mage and major rogue, he wanders Faerun penning acidic travel guides (the Volo’s Guides, which are available as downloads and are ESSENTIAL to making a Realms campaign seem colourful and ‘real’). There’s even a Volo’s Guide to Baldur’s Gate II, which was meant to go with the computer game. Volo went so far as to write a book entitled Volo’s Guide To All Things Magical, and was threatened (by various wizards) with dire consequences if it was ever published.

Inevitably, it was, and as a result Volo (for his own protection, the Old Mage insists) spent some time as an ornamental frog sculpture in Elminster’s pond. He’s free again now, and I fear we’ve all not heard the last from Volo. :}"

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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 30 Jan 2006 :  01:09:47  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi again, all. This time, Ed answers Rolindin:



I’m sorry, but I can’t reveal the topics of DRAGON articles before they’re published. Right now, I’m working on the Cities of the Realms series for Erik Mona (and have turned in another city, though I’m still at work on its map). As for your last question, “do you have any plans to make such a place, or maybe one of the other evil organizations?”
(adopts grandly sinister tone): I have MANY plans.
Bwoohahahahah (and so on).
Seriously, NDAs and agreed-upon professional practice prevent me from “spilling the beans” prior to publication, UNLESS WotC (or Paizo, or whatever relevant gaming company is in play) has already started doing so. For that reason, I also can’t tell you more about future coverage of Netheril, if any. I CAN impart that I have more lore and plans about Netheril that haven’t yet been published, yes. And no, morally and legally I can’t just post them here.



So saith Ed. Short and emphatic, I’m afraid.
(P.S. to Kuje: Ed is now just one editing job away from getting to work on that which you sent me for him to look at.)
love to all,
THO
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Kuje
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Posted - 30 Jan 2006 :  04:12:42  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
WHOO HOO. :)

Sorry. :)

Got a bit excited there.

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Hmm. Another question for man-in-hat-with-beard. Are there any dwarven worshippers of Severash? I realize he's an elven god, but given that the event that lead to his vendetta, and thus ultimately to his apotheosis, involved the slaughter of both elves and dwarves, I hold to the opinion that a dwarf might also have reason to venerate him. And when you consider the tendancy of dwarves to hold grudges, again, it makes sense for a dwarf who's clan was decimated at that feast to follow the ways of Severash. What say you?

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quote:
Originally posted by Kuje

WHOO HOO. :)

Sorry. :)

Got a bit excited there.

Ah, good.

Kuje, let me know what Ed says about it too .

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Hmmm.
One point I'd like to raise right now, given Volo’s Severash query and RevJest’s Eilistraee-related query: please don’t lose sight of the fact, scribes, that in the Realms (aside from priests and the most dedicated of lay worshippers), no one dedicates themselves to one god. Everybody worships a variety of deities (if only in appeasement). They may recognize a patron deity or dominant god, yes, but they AREN’T monotheistic. (So the answer to Volo’s question is almost certainly: “Yes.”)
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Well, actually, I was thinking of priests, not worshippers. I misspoke. (Hey, I'm Volo! I'm good at that!)

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Hello again, Sir Ed.


My query regards the powers of the Wierdstone from "Players Guide to Faerun" that nullifies dimensional travel and such. Does it also prevent someone within it's radius from using summoning spells since that is a form of "instantaneous" travel? And do spells like Rope trick and such function within it's radius, does that count as traveling since you are entering a "pocket" of space while within the wierdstones radius?
Basically whats your take on what it can and can't do in regards to such traveling spells and spell-like, supernatural abilities?

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Well what his name, the ranger, took a human deity as patron. There is also Eilistraee's father that would be known of. It should be pointed out the question was one of society, not directly related to the Dark Maiden herself. I have tried tug away some questions over to another thread, however the question still reoccurs here.

As long as it keeps reappearing, perhaps I can add a few.

Some wonder how Eilistraee reacts to Wizards as followers as there has been little mention of Eilistraee following mages and the one of note is female, where do males fit in?

It has been said the Eilistraee societies there is gender equality, and it appears reasonable that they do not take slaves. Some argue that such communities are Cleric dominated, they rule perhaps?

Another question came up in an other place that asked if Monks would take Eilistraee as a Patron deity?

In past answers it is clear that followers are located thoughout the regions, some even in "Drow free" zones like Waterdeep and Silvermoon (disguised of course, most likely as fair elves) and there are followers of other races as well. Are there any estmates as to how far and how many races do take Eilistraree as a Patron deity?

Of course there in the stack of unanswered questions a few that I would hope for an answer.
If the High Hunt is always the End of the month? (I have played it as when an evil dangerios creature came near enought for the Goddess to call out alarm).

How long does a Run last?

I think there are a few others as well.

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