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Zanan
Senior Scribe

Germany
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Posted - 25 Dec 2006 :  21:27:16  Show Profile  Visit Zanan's Homepage Send Zanan a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One
Zanan, you're quite welcome.


Well ... one actually wonders whether a drow* would be welcomed at Candlekeep (in-setting) and how long she would be allowed to linger. Obviously she'd come for lore gathering business only!

Speaking of which, while time flies and Ed is swamped with scrolls, books, letters (and not just from Candlekeep scibes) and I look back at 7 more pages ... I'll take the above quote as an invitation** to repost this scroll:


Vendui Hooded One and all readers!

While researching on the history of my home down there beneath the West Galena Mountains, I once again stumbled over topics shrouded in mystery or tainted by hearsay. One such topic was the number of drow cities of the Deep Realms and the number of their inhabitants. Recent events (i.e. the coming of the 3rd edition of D&D) saw a rapid decline in population numbers of some of the more prominent places, e.g. Menzoberranzan's population was cut to a third of previous knowledge, while Sshamath lost just as much in drow inhabitants. People were now asking about the approximate number of drow throughout the Underdark of Faerûn, cities, settlements and free-roaming bands alike - and how that number would rank among the other elven subraces. A lot of calculation has started, taking the number of drow cities given in The Drow of the Underdark (some 30 names) into account and going by an average population of 20,000 drow each (i.e., the middle of a "small" city like Menzoberranzan (10,000), a large city like Llurth Dreier (60,000), and just below Eryndlyn ("thrice as many drow as Menzoberanzan")). That would leave us with city-dwelling drow ranging from 600,000 to 800,000 in numbers. Would this be a reasonable estimation? Some sources also had a fair number of drow living in the Forest of Mir, venerating Bhaelros (an alias of Talos) or, as others claim, Vhaeraun. Is Ed able to confirm these guesses or has his own opinion on these numbers?
One other point - while we are speaking on these drow cities. Ed mentioned quite a number, but only very few made it onto the maps of the Underdark. This leaves us with the obvious question about the actual size of these places, for if they were as important or large as e.g. Guallidurth or Llurth Dreier, one would expect that they had made it onto the maps. On the other hand, it could also indicate that they are simply more removed from the surface than the cities above, lie beneath less explored locations in the Night Below or something along these lines. Does Ed has some more knowledge - or information - on this topic?

Bhaelros ... can we assume that some drow in the Forest of Mir still venerate the Stormlord in Disguise?


Natalis Solis Invicti ... that's what the Romans celebrated today, a celebration of the Undefeated Sun God.

Aluve, Zanan!

(PS: Bhaelros makes his appearance in Empires of the Sands, while his (IMHO not required "substitute" Vhaeraun is related to in Tethyr - Lands of Intrigue)


*That would be a Kiaransaleen.

** Cheeky me, I know ...

Cave quid dicis, quando et cui!

Gæð a wyrd swa hio scel!

In memory of Alura Durshavin.

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Thauramarth
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Posted - 26 Dec 2006 :  09:26:32  Show Profile Send Thauramarth a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One
You’re very welcome! Enjoy the place, I’m constantly expanding it. :}
I’d love to really delve into Sarhthor’s story some day, but all I can say right now is that you’ll see more of him “at work” in SWORDS OF DRAGONFIRE, the second Knights of Myth Drannor novel (which should see print next August). As to whether he started out as a Harper or was “turned,” that’s specifically under NDA because of some not-yet-related earlier events. I hope to get the chance to tell his tale some day!

So saith Ed. I know a lot more than he’s saying here (from Realmsplay going back more than twenty years), but I’m certainly not going to spoil it for all scribes; it’s better if we learn things like these more dramatically, at the right moments.
love to all,
THO



Whoa... Thanks for the reply. And my "lesson learned today" is that even death cannot cure NDA...

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Rolindin
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Posted - 26 Dec 2006 :  10:54:46  Show Profile  Visit Rolindin's Homepage Send Rolindin a Private Message
Iam courious now about what area's of faerun Mr Greenwood had made before it was taken over by TSR origanally.
Can some one tell me what area's Mr Greenwood made origanally?
I know about Corymer, what are the other area's.

Yes Mr Greemwood I love your articles on the realms in the dragon magazine, they are very insiteful on the realms.
If you could could you write more articles on the Harper hide outs and Harper in general. I would like to see more on the organazation , I have used what you have written on realm articles; they are very good to use in campians.
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The Sage
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Posted - 26 Dec 2006 :  11:02:05  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
Rolindin, Ed has covered some of this previously in his past replies here at Candlekeep. See both the compiled files for his '04 and '05 replies.

Ed's '06 replies also have some of his thoughts on this.

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The Hooded One
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Posted - 26 Dec 2006 :  15:16:02  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hello again, fellow scribes. This time Ed answers Longtime Lurker, re. this: “Another lore question for the Master. A long time ago, at a GenCon (Parkside, I think), Ed said there was a "big, crucial-to-Realmslore" story involving two of the Seven Sisters. Are we ever going to see this story? Or hints about it, at least? Thanks!”
Ed replies:


Hints, yes, definitely ( watch for them :} ). I’m still hoping I’ll get the chance to tell that tale properly, some day, but the time seems to be slipping away.
And yes, it was back at Parkside, with Jim Ward frowning in the audience because the way I phrased it made him fear it was some sort of lesbian tryst or affair between the two Sisters.



So saith Ed. Say, Ed, does that last line of yours mean it wasn’t? An affair, I mean? Because that would explain so much . . . (just kidding, folks; I’m trying to goad Ed into revealing more, I really don’t have any inside information on this)
love to all,
THO
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 26 Dec 2006 :  15:24:09  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Rolindin, the Realms as you see them today are essentially Ed's, with the following differences:
Ed had a "western" continent, but not Maztica.
Ed's Moonshae Isles were a cluster of many small Hebrides-style islands.
Ed had a glacier where Vaasa and Damara and the Bloodstone Pass are.
Ed had steppes, but not the Hordelands.
Ed had no Shou Lung (overt Oriental area).
Ed had mysterious southern lands, but not Zakhara.
Many designers have locally detailed things (e.g. Menzoberranzan, in the Underdark) differently than Ed, but Ed has usually been called in to "Realmsify" things. In general, if it resembles real-world Earth history closely, it's not Ed's work.
However, almost all of the lands, cities, and place-names Realms fans are familiar with came from Ed.
Including Candlekeep.
love,
THO
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AlorinDawn
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Posted - 26 Dec 2006 :  23:37:09  Show Profile  Visit AlorinDawn's Homepage  Click to see AlorinDawn's MSN Messenger address Send AlorinDawn a Private Message
Hola Ed and THO,

I hope you two and the rest of my fellow addicts here had a wonderful holiday.

Whilst I am awaiting a response from my earlier query I have yet
another to keep our benefactor of lore busy. How about some day to day details on life in Halruaa? What is life like for the average mage and or non caster in this nation? I'm dying to get a picture of what Ed sees as the norm here as far as the dress style, foods and drinks, social customs. ect. I own both coppies of The Shinging South and am left wanting much more hehe.

Thanks again or churning out the great lore.

As an afterthought...THO......I think it was in one of your 2004 posts you mentioned a full black body paint and white wig drow get-up you donned for a gaming session...did this include clothing as well, or just the black body paint /Gasp >=)?

Currently reading: Eyes of The Dragon by Stephen King

Long live Sniffy Wigglebottom

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The Sage
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Posted - 27 Dec 2006 :  00:14:00  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 The Hooded One

Including Candlekeep.
love,
THO
Ed's a sneaky devil when he wants to be!

And we're always thankful for that particular creation.

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Garen Thal
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Posted - 27 Dec 2006 :  01:09:14  Show Profile  Visit Garen Thal's Homepage Send Garen Thal a Private Message
This being a holiday season for a great many people (from more cultures and faiths than I can count), I am wondering how one would tell the difference between various tables on a given holiday. For example, what differentiates a Cormyrean table at the Feast of the Moon (or similar, Realms-wide celebration) from a Turmian or Rashemi one? What traditional foods might one expect? What rituals or other cultural conventions (who sits where, etc.)? Do the utensils vary? What might be considered rude or unseemly conversation at such tables?

The upper crust are just dying to know!
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Posted - 27 Dec 2006 :  01:17:22  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Garen Thal

For example, what differentiates a Cormyrean table at the Feast of the Moon (or similar, Realms-wide celebration) from a Turmian or Rashemi one?


Location.

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Jamallo Kreen
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Posted - 27 Dec 2006 :  01:25:48  Show Profile  Visit Jamallo Kreen's Homepage Send Jamallo Kreen a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

Hi again, fellow scribes. This time Ed tackles another question from RodOdom: “Dear Ed and Lady THO, Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to answer our (merciless?) barrage of questions. Here's another for your consideration:
What's the geologic age of Toril? The earliest date mentioned in the Serpent Kingdoms sourcebook -35000 DR, the start of the Age of Thunder. Were there billions of years of unrecorded history before that period?”
Ed replies:

You’re very welcome. Whenever I have time to actually sit down and deal with e-mail, I love sharing Realmslore with everyone who’s become a fan of my world. Warm fuzzy pleasure for me, so thank YOU. As for the geological age of Toril, we don’t know for sure. However, I can say that the eldest elves and dragons who’ve considered the matter, and the best-informed human sages ditto, all tend to hold opinions that suggest Toril is twice as old as the Age of Thunder . . . or perhaps a LITTLE less.

So saith Ed. Hmm. That’s a LOT more Realmslore to write, big boy . . . you are planning to live forever, aren’t you?

(snip)

love to all,
THO




Well met, Ed and Lady Hooded One!

Approximately when in Toril's history did the big wreck of the Spellweaver node-pyramid empire occur? Dragon (or was it Dungeon?) gave us a pair of likely locations for Spellweaver ruins, but no suggested dates for them. Sooner or later I am going to get around to running the Age of Worms path, and the date of the collapse of the node empire and its mega- (giga-?)spell would be a significant bit of lore to know.

Thanks in advance....


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Kuje
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Posted - 27 Dec 2006 :  01:28:45  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
Hi Ed,

I've been rereading Power of Faerun and wondering about artwork, specifically in the House of Firehair, but also throughout Faerun. But to give you a base to give specifics, could you give us some detailed lore about the art in the Hall of Beauty in the House of Firehair? Plus any other details about the museum in that temple.

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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Jamallo Kreen
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Posted - 27 Dec 2006 :  01:57:23  Show Profile  Visit Jamallo Kreen's Homepage Send Jamallo Kreen a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

Hello again, fellow scribes. Ed herewith makes reply to MaskedOne’s recent “semi-related questions,” to whit: “What would probably have occurred if the Karsus Avatar spell had been permitted to reach completion rather than Mystril suiciding to counter-act it?
What did Mystril believe would occur if the spell was permitted to go on?”
Dagnirion posted a suggestion, but Ed’s reply differs:



Ascension to godhood under those circumstances would have stolen power from all of the gods (to achieve the ascension and make Karsus a god, and to give him divine power), in a surge that Mystril was very much afraid (and probably rightly) that Karsus would have been unable to handle, mentally and physically, so he’d have promptly been ruined and the magic would have “surged” back and forth around Toril, doing great damage and spawning many wild magic “storms.”
She was also afraid that if Karsus succeeded in any way (survived, no matter how damaged), all of the other Netherese archwizards would have tried it too - - and collectively torn the fabric of the Prime Material asunder, destroying Realmspace and everything in it, or at least twisting it beyond all recognition and smashing all life cycles and ecosystems, dooming uncounted millions of living things to slow extinction. And all so one demonstrably proud, foolish, and cruel madman could have the shining toy he wanted, but couldn’t understand.



So saith Ed. Who after all, knows more about all of this than anyone else.
love to all,
THO




Dare I ask Ed to hypothesize on what might have occurred if the spell Karsus's Avatar had been attempted by someone who had more experience (like the 50+ character levels which some of the recently mortal deities have) and who was a bit less ... um ... psychotic?

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Kuje
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Posted - 27 Dec 2006 :  02:15:02  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
Also,

I'm wondering about any other domesticated felines. I know there's the tressym but other then that, we don't know much about a lot of the animals in FR. Care to share any details about the smaller domesticated felines? :)

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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Jamallo Kreen
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Posted - 27 Dec 2006 :  02:17:06  Show Profile  Visit Jamallo Kreen's Homepage Send Jamallo Kreen a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

Hail once again, fellow scribes of the Realms. Ed this time tackles RodOdom’s recent questions: “Dear Ed and Lady THO,
I must apologize for not thanking you both for the last few answers. I never take for granted what a privilege it is to be able to ask the creator of the Realms any question at all, and receive such generous, informative replies!
Have the sages and bards of the Realms heard of any romantic relationships between the civilized races and full-blooded orc or goblinkind? Of the perhaps thousands of such individuals out there, could a few of them come from, er, voluntary unions?”
I replied in the simple, unvarnished affirmative, and promised a more extensive reply from Ed. And here it is:



RodOdom, I echo dearest THO: you’re very welcome. I owe the life of the Realms (and certainly its continued existence as a published setting) to the love and attention of its fans, and intend to continue spinning lore for all of you as long as you want it. Now, I do have to eat, and the workload of paying writing jobs often forces me into short- (or even longer-) term hiatuses from lore-replying, but rest assured I’m not going to abandon the helm for good. Until death or mental incapacity stills my hands at the keyboard forever, that is.

(snip)

Dathanae Oumrau, a CG female human Wiz16 of Everlund (formerly of Neverwinter) ... and ... Aeriskul ....

(snip)

So saith Ed. In a VERY interesting and extensive answer. That for obvious reasons, would probably never appear in an official WotC Realms publication. As always: ask for Realmslore, and ye shall receive.
love to all,
THO




*sigh* How romantic!


Thank you, Ed, for a lovely story.



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Jamallo Kreen
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Posted - 27 Dec 2006 :  02:28:40  Show Profile  Visit Jamallo Kreen's Homepage Send Jamallo Kreen a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

Hello again, fellow scribes. This time Ed responds swiftly to The Sage: “Now, recalling what few tidbits we've been told about "specific" chapbooks previously in the Realmslore, and through some of your earlier replies here at Candlekeep -- like the chapbooks dealing with social and court life in Suzail... I was wondering whether you could provide me with a brief synopsis of two-or-three other "city-specific" chapbooks that may be in circulation in two-or-three other well-populated cities throughout the Realms. In other words... chapbooks other than those that have already been mentioned both here and in existing Realmslore.”
Ed replies:



With pleasure! I can’t remember which of the many “city newspaper” -equivalent chapbooks (as opposed to broadsheets) I’ve mentioned in print, so I may occasionally duplicate something you’ve read elsewhere.

(snip)

So saith Ed, presenting another bright platter of Realmslore for us all.
love,
THO




Ed, do most broadsheets and chapbooks which are operated for profit make their "big" money on the sale of copies, or on the sale of advertising space? Do Realmsians even have the concept of selling advertising in a publication?

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Posted - 27 Dec 2006 :  02:39:23  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
Actually Ed, I'd like to add on to Kuje's earlier question. About domesticated birds and bird types in the Realms.

I know you've shared a couple of tidbits regarding seabirds and the like in previous replies. And there's the odd reference to birds and various types scattered through the Realmslore. However I was just wondering what more you could tell us about domesticated birds and perhaps some of the various Realms-specific birds which live in either urban areas and/or wilderness regions?

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quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

Actually Ed, I'd like to add on to Kuje's earlier question. About domesticated birds and bird types in the Realms.

I know you've shared a couple of tidbits regarding seabirds and the like in previous replies. And there's the odd reference to birds and various types scattered through the Realmslore. However I was just wondering what more you could tell us about domesticated birds and perhaps some of the various Realms-specific birds which live in either urban areas and/or wilderness regions?




Heh... Well, now that it's come up, here's the bit of Realmslore I was asking the lovely Lady Hooded One if I could share.

quote:
(snip)the Realms has lyrewings and good old familiar nightingales as "beautiful singers" amongst birds.

(snip)

Hi, Wooly, here's a reply from Ed:


Hi, Wooly! Lyrewings haven't yet appeared in published Realmslore. They are long, slender, mist-gray birds with gray-blue wings and pinkish-gray underbellies, and they get their name for their calls, which sound like descending runs (slow chords) being played on a lyre. Very pleasant, laid-back melodic.
When these calls are answered by another lyrewing, a lyrewing switches from them into a liquid warbling that sounds like a high-pitched human or half-elven soprano singing wordlessly, in a liquid, always-have-breath-enough manner (think the female vocal from Pink Floyd's "Great Gig In The Sky" from the classic DARK SIDE OF THE MOON, only about an octave higher and with no rough or "panting" passages). Lyrewings are highly intelligent (and emotional), and can converse in this language for long stretches of communicating quite complex ideas, statements, arguments, and responses.
Sages know this, and have communicated it centuries ago to bards, wherefore bards see lyrewings as transformed human lovers, or able to witness human love and report or even advise humans on love, and so on (or at least, they depict lyrewings thus in many ballads and laments).
The approval or befriending of a lyrewing is said to betoken near-future success in love; meeting a sad lyrewing presages doom or bad times for one's relationship or lovers or loved ones, and so on.


Hope this helps.
Love,
THO




If I may append just a tiny bit to Sage's question, where in the Realms are lyrewings found?

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The Hooded One
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Posted - 27 Dec 2006 :  14:48:33  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi, all! This time Ed tackles a “short and sweet” question, this time from Blueblade: “In Cormyr, do Blue Dragons wear uniforms or badges that are blue?”
Ed replies:



They wear blue shoulder-flashes and forearm badges of a rich, “royal blue” hue, yes. Their dress uniforms are standard Purple Dragon uniform tunics, with the additional adornment of a royal blue sash (left shoulder to right hip). The flashes and badges denote rank by their shape, but in the dress uniform the sash is identical for all ranks; a pin on it denotes the specific rank of the wearer.



So saith Ed. Hmm, these quickie questions are fun. Bring ’em on!
P.S. AlorinDawn, no garments. Just a little shaving of the body, here and there. Oh, wait, I almost told you a falsehood: I WAS wearing one of those lovely assemblages Ed bought me at a GenCon: a finger ring attached by fine chain to an ornamental be-gemmed plate that lies upon the back of the hand, and is in turn connected by fine chain to a bracelet worn above it on the forearm. Oh, and I was also wearing a ribbon choker about the throat, and a jeweled anklet. And a smile as catlike as I could make it.
love to all,
THO
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 27 Dec 2006 :  14:57:42  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hello again, all. I bring you once more the words of Ed (who is up before his visiting family for once, and trying to make up for missing sending me an answer on Christmas Day, he tells me), specifically a response to another of Blueblade’s short-n-sweet questions: “If Dove or Laeral walked up to the gates of Silverymoon, or along its streets, would she be recognized by the general populace?”
Ed replies:



By the general populace, probably not. About one in every sixteen longtime inhabitants of Silverymoon would recognize Dove as someone they’d seen “in town” before, but it’d probably be one in thirty-eight or forty who knew who she was. For Laeral, about one in two hundred would recognize her from having seen her before, and one in four hundred and sixty or so who would know who she was, on sight (most of them being individuals who’d visited Waterdeep often, or who have come from Waterdeep).
Of the Seven (not including Alustriel, of course) Storm’s the best known in Silverymoon, Dove next, and the rest of the Seven are far less known (The Simbul actually visits the city the most, but rarely in her own shape).



So saith Ed. Short question, not so short (but, hey, definitive!) answer.
love to all,
THO
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Sage of Stars
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Posted - 27 Dec 2006 :  18:31:12  Show Profile  Visit Sage of Stars's Homepage Send Sage of Stars a Private Message
THO's lovely post put me in mind of another query: what is fashionable, as of "right now," jewelry for MALES in the Heartlands (including the Dragonreach region) and the Sword Coast?
Thanks!
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RodOdom
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Posted - 27 Dec 2006 :  18:59:19  Show Profile  Visit RodOdom's Homepage Send RodOdom a Private Message
Here's a quickie question:

What years were Ulgoth the pirate active? What was the year of his demise at Ulgoth's Beard?

Also, had Stormkeep been built yet by Ulgoth's time?

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Posted - 27 Dec 2006 :  19:48:58  Show Profile  Visit A Gavel's Homepage Send A Gavel a Private Message
Lady THO's recent mention of shaving awakened a question of mine own: let us assume my male Realms character in Cormyr or Waterdeep or Silverymoon or Athkatla wants to shave (my face and chin, he added hastily). How?
As in: how often, when habitually done in the day, with what implements and substances, do I do myself or visit a barbershop, or - - -? Any details Ed can invent or share.
Thank you.
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Blueblade
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Posted - 27 Dec 2006 :  20:40:46  Show Profile  Visit Blueblade's Homepage Send Blueblade a Private Message
Another lore question for Ed:
Your novels seem to feature cabals and hidden "power groups" far more than game Realmslore (where other designers always jump in to give us names for groups of villains, sometimes with ranks, org charts, and even [yukk!] prestige classes). So I was hoping . . . if you could give us some details of a few local cabals/alliances/intrigues in Suzail, circa "current Realms time." Please!
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AlorinDawn
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Posted - 27 Dec 2006 :  21:01:47  Show Profile  Visit AlorinDawn's Homepage  Click to see AlorinDawn's MSN Messenger address Send AlorinDawn a Private Message
Ed and THO,

Yet another Loudwater inquiry that might be answerable without causing issues with the LGR RPGA campaign.

While my Loudwater, and lower Delimbiyr region has taken a rather different turn than published Realms material I would LOVE to know if you would tell us about any local holidays and customs of Loudwater so I might make my rendition a bit richer and fun for my players. Any input on what elven traditions are still a part of this community would be welcomed as well.


Currently reading: Eyes of The Dragon by Stephen King

Long live Sniffy Wigglebottom

Edited by - AlorinDawn on 27 Dec 2006 21:02:41
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