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Rivan
Acolyte

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Posted - 29 Jun 2006 :  20:39:58  Show Profile Send Rivan a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Hey folks. I'm looking to be directed to some sort of index, if one exists beyond the minds of the sages on this board, for Forgotten Realms novels and sourcebooks searchable by say, notable characters, places, and events.

As one example, I came across Eltargrim in the prologue to Elminster in Myth Drannor and wondered whether anything about him appeared in works that preceded the story in the novel, chronologically speaking, and whether maybe it would be worth checking that out before I continued reading.

Thanks for your help.

Off-Topic: I just finished Elminster: The Making of a Mage and quite enjoyed it. It makes Elminster out to be even more cheesey than I had thought before, but it was fun.

"Fireballs... always fireballs, can't the young cast anything else?" Anyone know who this Magister is and where else I can find info on him?

Wooly Rupert
Master of Mischief
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Posted - 29 Jun 2006 :  23:37:41  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rivan


"Fireballs... always fireballs, can't the young cast anything else?" Anyone know who this Magister is and where else I can find info on him?



Which Magister? There's been a whole bunch of them, all detailed in the 2E book Secrets of the Magister.

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EvilKnight
Learned Scribe

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Posted - 30 Jun 2006 :  02:06:50  Show Profile  Visit EvilKnight's Homepage Send EvilKnight a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have a project in the beginning stages that could help in the future. But the only novel done is The Glass Prison. See the scroll
http://www.candlekeep.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4946&whichpage=2.

If your reading them anyway, why not jot down subjects for each chapter and send them to me for inclusion? You can get an idea of what I am doing at http://home.indy.rr.com/evilknight/

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Edited by - EvilKnight on 30 Jun 2006 03:29:09
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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
Great Reader

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Posted - 30 Jun 2006 :  02:41:13  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rivan


As one example, I came across Eltargrim in the prologue to Elminster in Myth Drannor and wondered whether anything about him appeared in works that preceded the story in the novel, chronologically speaking, and whether maybe it would be worth checking that out before I continued reading.




You don't need to read books in chronological order to enjoy them. And to shed some more light on your question--Ed Greenwood's books skip around in time quite a lot...if you are too worried about reading other books before preceeding with his stories, you will most likely give yourself a headache.

So, just read the stories and let them wash over you. If you worry too much about "filling in the gaps", how will you enjoy yourself?

"Instead of asking why we sleep, it might make sense to ask why we wake. Perchance we live to dream. From that perspective, the sea of troubles we navigate in the workaday world might be the price we pay for admission to another night in the world of dreams."
--Richard Greene (letter to Time)
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EvilKnight
Learned Scribe

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Posted - 30 Jun 2006 :  03:26:33  Show Profile  Visit EvilKnight's Homepage Send EvilKnight a Private Message  Reply with Quote
RF has a point. For instance, the books involving Drizzt would not read as well in chronological order but are good in published order (discovering the character as the author discovers him)

Eltargrim from the Danali Index (all sources where the name is at least mentioned):
C-EoE: 18, 20, 24, 27, 28 (Cormanthyr- Empire of the Elves)
Dr228: 26 (Dragon 228)
FoMD: 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 17 (Fall of Myth Drannor)
FRCS: 118 (Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting)
HK: 5 (Hellgate Keep)
RoMD/CGtMD: 4, 5 (Ruins of Myth Drannor/Campaign Guide to Myth Drannor)
RtR: 15 (Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting/Running the Realms)
VGtATM: 114 (Volo's Guide to All Things Magical)
Connections:
Dales Compact
FRCS: 118

There is no guarentee he isn't mentioned or written about elsewhere. It may be more than one character or place with the same name.

EvilKnight
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SirUrza
Master of Realmslore

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Posted - 01 Jul 2006 :  13:41:45  Show Profile Send SirUrza a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes, you're forget a few shortstories featuring Elminster. Though reading the Best of Ed will get you those.. and there was a very recent Dragon shortstory where Ed was manservant to the superpowers of D&D. It was quite funny. :)

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