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Uzzy
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Posted - 01 Apr 2007 :  13:25:29  Show Profile  Visit Uzzy's Homepage Send Uzzy a Private Message
I would have thought that the gods would be beyond such terms, really. Lliira (Two L's, Two I's) would likely have had relations with both male and female gods and even clergy, along with Sune, Sharess etc. Although yeah, Lliira is specifically mentioned as having relations with her High Revelmistress, Chlanna Asjiros, during the Time of Troubles. Her subsequent death at the hands of Loviatarians led to the creation of the Scarlet Mummers.
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Zandilar
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Australia
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Posted - 01 Apr 2007 :  13:27:34  Show Profile  Visit Zandilar's Homepage Send Zandilar a Private Message
Heya,

First of all, thanks again Ed (and my lady Hooded One) for the answer re: Eilistraeean priestesses. Excellent and interesting as usual. I have nothing more to say/ask, your reply cleared up everything very nicely!

quote:
Originally posted by Kuje

quote:
Originally posted by Eladrinstar

My question is, how do Realms-inhabitants react to homosexuals, particularly her scenario?

Another related question. I friend tells me Llira is lesbian. Where is this stated? Or did he make it up?



Ed has discussed homosexuals repeatedly in the last three years. His replies are indexed in my sig. Most likely you are going to have to do a search/find for sex or sensuality.

And no, your friend isn't making it up. Faiths & Pantheons, or it's in Faiths & Avatars, says that Lliira had relations with one of her female clergy during the Time of Troubles. It's in F&P, I just checked. :)



I'd just like to add here that deities aren't humans (or any other kind of mortal), and the usual rules don't apply to them. Even among mortals there's a spectrum of sexuality... Nothing is black and white even here on Earth.

In any event, it isn't fair to call Lliira a lesbian just because she once had a sexual relationship with a female - for all we know, she's bisexual. (I'd actually put my money on her, and pretty much every deity, being both gender bending and omnisexual!)

Zandilar
~amor vincit omnia~
~audaces fortuna iuvat~

As the spell ends, you look up into the sky to see the sun blazing overhead like noon in a desert. Then something else in the sky catches your attention. Turning your gaze, you see a tawny furred kitten bounding across the sky towards the new sun. Her eyes glint a mischevious green as she pounces on it as if it were nothing but a colossal ball of golden yarn. With quick strokes of her paws, it is batted across the sky, back and forth. Then with a wink the kitten and the sun disappear, leaving the citizens of Elversult gazing up with amazed expressions that quickly turn into chortles and mirth.

The Sunlord left Elversult the same day in humilitation, and was never heard from again.
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 01 Apr 2007 :  15:27:08  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Enthusiastic agreement.
I know that "omnisexual" nature of deities is also Ed's view (and, hey, he created the world and most of its deities). One divine ability is the ability to shapeshift and/or control the forms of one's avatars, so there's nothing in the essential natures of most deities to prevent them appearing as of either gender (or both, or none), or for that matter any species. Most CHOOSE not to "jump around" all that often, just as we real-world mortals tend to have habits re. the clothing we wear (few men search out Victorian-style petticoats to wear to the office every morning, but they COULD).
The Realms has a substantial body of both "temple-approved" (clerically acknowledged) myths and colloquial legend (tavern and old wives' tales) about deities taking various forms to trick or test mortals, or to best one another.
So, yes, it's best not to label fictional Realms deities with real-world sociological terms. :}
love to all,
THO
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Eladrinstar
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Posted - 01 Apr 2007 :  16:10:57  Show Profile Send Eladrinstar a Private Message
Thank you Hooded One and Kuje (and Ed Greewood for making the info in the first place.)
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 02 Apr 2007 :  02:03:29  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hello again, all. A number of matters, this time. First, to the Red Walker’s query: “What does Ed do for fun when he is not reading???
His writing just seems so fun and uninhibited that it seems he must be influenced by "outside" forces!!!”

Ed and I both had a good chuckle over that. His usual replies to this are: “Skydiving sex,” and “Being a stunt man in porno movies,” but the truth is: Ed loves to eat and to drink fine wines (and certain beers), but now has a heart condition and diabetes (writers who sit for hours a day at the keyboard be warned!), and so now drinks very rarely, and eats lightly and in a healthy manner. His fun consists of: reading, writing, and chatting or gaming with witty, intelligent people. Sounds very boring, but that’s the truth. No drugs, ever (except heart and diabetes medications, and, literally, a few glasses of wine a year), and the orgies of his youth are also few and far between, now, too. He and I have lots of fun teasing each other, mind you (something Ed does with lots of friendly females), but ’tis just that: teasing.

Second, To RodOdom: no, your wiki-photo-related request isn’t out of bounds at all, and Ed will be eager to answer it. Soon.

Third, to althen artren’s query: “Hey does anybody know if there is a question limit per post? I don't want to breach any protocols here.”
I reply thus: not as far as Ed and I are concerned. However, please don’t expect Ed to reply to each and every question in a multi-query post at the same time. Some easy answers (like this one, above) will be dealt with swiftly, and others may wait years (so neither Ed nor I have “forgotten” the questions in your two posts that aren’t answered in THIS post, and Ed will get to them, in the fullness of time).
To this althen artren query: “Have you ever given out a description of your Netheril? I have read on the boards that your version was different, but haven't really seen anything on how different.” I can reply for Ed:
Ed handed in “his” version of Netheril to TSR, and they own it, which means details of it now can’t be made public anywhere without the permission of Wizards of the Coast. Neither Ed nor Wizards have any interest in publishing lore that contradicts what is now official, so Ed has contented himself with providing additional lore, down the years, that has found its way into such tomes as LOST EMPIRES OF FAERUN. More may come out in various ways in the years to come, but don’t expect to see any “sudden exposé” lore-flood.
And to althen artren’s subsequent, linked queries: “Illitran Starym made a deal with Moander so he could pull his family's moonblade without getting killed. In my version of the realms I have Moander ridding piggyback in Illitran's mind and then taking up residence in the moonblade, using its magic to keep him alive and shielding him from danger.
At the time of the Claiming, would Moander have been strong enough to survive a situation like this?
Would Corellon be "aware" of any alteration of a working of High Magic like this, and would he have reacted?
Would mortal magic or elven high magics be able to detect him in the moonblade if he is trying like hell to hide?”
Ed makes reply, thus:



Yes, Moander would have been strong enough to do this. No, Corellon would not be aware of “any” alteration of a working of High Magic, only of the vast majority of them. In other words, if Moander (or anyone else) altered a High Magic that wasn’t itself active at the time, and did it in precisely the correct manner, they would escape notice (for a while, at least).
By the preceding sentence, I am saying two things: the vast majority of meddlings WOULD be noticed, because they wouldn’t be done in “exactly” the right way to avoid attracting the deity’s attention; and, no one can alter a High Magic as it’s being cast or as it’s being discharged/taking effect without being noticed (in other words, if you change a SPELL in any other state than “hanging” [cast previously, but waiting to be triggered and “go off”], you’ll be noticed). It follows that meddling with magic items that have an ongoing existence is easier to get away with - - in the short term.
If Corellon had noticed such an alteration, yes, he would have reacted, because he would have “felt” Moander’s divinity, however feeble - - and smelling another god at work on “your own” attracts divine attention like nothing else! :}
And lastly: yes, most magical means would detect Moander’s presence, as “something odd, not part of the founding spells, and STRONG - - stronger than anything should be” in a moonblade. However, only precisely correct means of magical probing (most of which processes would expose the prober to Moander’s influence or mind-attack, or even “possession” [mental takeover, so he’d be riding their mind]) would determine that it was Moander. Moander’s longterm residence in a moonblade would begin to manifest around the blade in terms of rot, decay, and corruption (scabbards rot or rust, swordbelts and baldrics, anything the blade touches or is laid upon weathers a trifle, etc., people who handle or wield it grow skin molds or get diseases, or even suffer flesh-eating diseases).



So saith Ed. Oooh, sounds like FUN.
love to all,
THO
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AlorinDawn
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Posted - 02 Apr 2007 :  02:49:11  Show Profile  Visit AlorinDawn's Homepage  Click to see AlorinDawn's MSN Messenger address Send AlorinDawn a Private Message
ED & THO,

I have another question about Dming the Realms. Having the same characters play on and off in our current campaign since '91 has required the replacement of a number of heads of state due to assassination, death by natural causes, etc., the rearranging and extinction of some power groups and a decent number of human NPCs who are now visibly aging or downright old who were spry and young when first introduced. I have several file folders and plastic boxes of info saved. How the hell do you keep track of it all???

Currently reading: Eyes of The Dragon by Stephen King

Long live Sniffy Wigglebottom
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The Red Walker
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Posted - 02 Apr 2007 :  03:23:56  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

Hello again, all. A number of matters, this time. First, to the Red Walker’s query: “What does Ed do for fun when he is not reading???
His writing just seems so fun and uninhibited that it seems he must be influenced by "outside" forces!!!”

Ed and I both had a good chuckle over that. His usual replies to this are: “Skydiving sex,” and “Being a stunt man in porno movies,” but the truth is: Ed loves to eat and to drink fine wines (and certain beers), but now has a heart condition and diabetes (writers who sit for hours a day at the keyboard be warned!), and so now drinks very rarely, and eats lightly and in a healthy manner. His fun consists of: reading, writing, and chatting or gaming with witty, intelligent people. Sounds very boring, but that’s the truth. No drugs, ever (except heart and diabetes medications, and, literally, a few glasses of wine a year), and the orgies of his youth are also few and far between, now, too. He and I have lots of fun teasing each other, mind you (something Ed does with lots of friendly females), but ’tis just that: teasing.

So saith Ed. Oooh, sounds like FUN.
love to all,
THO




Ed & THO

Thanks for the answer, as it was all I expected and more.(Much Much More!!)

It actually explains alot......

I do not think that anyone had every seen Ed and Ron Jeremy in the same room!!

P.S. As someone who is still fairly new to Candlekeep, I appreciate your candor, straight-forward honesty and humorous answers.

You two are very giving of your time and knowledge, and I think that is a wonderful thing!


A little nonsense now and then, relished by the wisest men - Willy Wonka

"We need men who can dream of things that never were." -

John F. Kennedy, speech in Dublin, Ireland, June 28, 1963
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 02 Apr 2007 :  15:12:23  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
LOL! Well, Ed's taller than Ron Jeremy, and has a better beard - - and having the two of them together would be darned scary (for some) and deliciously fulfilling (for others).
I'll leave the guessing as to which camp *I* fall into, to all of you.
love,
THO
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createvmind
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Posted - 02 Apr 2007 :  17:03:01  Show Profile  Visit createvmind's Homepage Send createvmind a Private Message
Ed looks nothing like Ron Jeremy, thank god, at least from the neck up, that's all I've seen of Ed and seen far too much of Ron from the neck down. :Shudders in disgust:
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createvmind
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Posted - 02 Apr 2007 :  17:08:43  Show Profile  Visit createvmind's Homepage Send createvmind a Private Message
:Makes an about face..

I've a quick (I hope) question, can a Half green dragon DeathCoil's (from Serpent Kingdom) skin be crafted into any type of armor, something similar to Nightscale (Underdark) and would that be only possible by those crafters in the Underdark who can make Nightscale to begin with? Would the skin being half green dragon grant any resistance to acid?

Ok it's no longer a "quick" question, I also wonder in your way of playing if a person takes breath damage do you damage their equipment as well or just their physical form?

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Asgetrion
Master of Realmslore

Finland
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Posted - 02 Apr 2007 :  17:09:12  Show Profile  Visit Asgetrion's Homepage Send Asgetrion a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by createvmind

Ed looks nothing like Ron Jeremy, thank god, at least from the neck up, that's all I've seen of Ed and seen far too much of Ron from the neck down. :Shudders in disgust:



Ah, you've watched Ron's movies, then?

"What am I doing today? Ask me tomorrow - I can be sure of giving you the right answer then."
-- Askarran of Selgaunt, Master Sage, speaking to a curious merchant, Year of the Helm
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AlorinDawn
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Posted - 02 Apr 2007 :  18:04:24  Show Profile  Visit AlorinDawn's Homepage  Click to see AlorinDawn's MSN Messenger address Send AlorinDawn a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Asgetrion

quote:
Originally posted by createvmind

Ed looks nothing like Ron Jeremy, thank god, at least from the neck up, that's all I've seen of Ed and seen far too much of Ron from the neck down. :Shudders in disgust:



Ah, you've watched Ron's movies, then?



Haha......disgusting...but you kept watching. I see you selected the Perv feat.

Currently reading: Eyes of The Dragon by Stephen King

Long live Sniffy Wigglebottom
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createvmind
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Posted - 02 Apr 2007 :  19:00:16  Show Profile  Visit createvmind's Homepage Send createvmind a Private Message
Had that feat already working in a video rental store that Vanessa Del Rio used to frequent in Brooklyn NY. :)
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Jamallo Kreen
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Posted - 02 Apr 2007 :  19:30:51  Show Profile  Visit Jamallo Kreen's Homepage Send Jamallo Kreen a Private Message
Ahem.

May we return to our sheep, please? We don't want all of this sexy talk to distract Ed from his avocation of imparting Realmslore, do we? I have a few questions which have been in the hopper for more than a year and don't want Ed to lose focus on them by thinking about ... well ... you know.... Wink. Wink. Nudge. Nudge. Say no more!


I have a mouth, but I am in a library and must not scream.


Feed the poor and stroke your ego, too: http://www.freerice.com/index.php.

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Kuje
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Posted - 02 Apr 2007 :  21:26:06  Show Profile  Send Kuje an AOL message  Click to see Kuje's MSN Messenger address  Send Kuje a Yahoo! Message Send Kuje a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Jamallo Kreen

Ahem.

May we return to our sheep, please? We don't want all of this sexy talk to distract Ed from his avocation of imparting Realmslore, do we? I have a few questions which have been in the hopper for more than a year and don't want Ed to lose focus on them by thinking about ... well ... you know.... Wink. Wink. Nudge. Nudge. Say no more!





From what I've seen of Ed, this won't distract him. He enjoys teasing people, especially WOTC employees, with sexual remarks. :) It IS teasing though, so don't be insulted. :)

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

My Goodreads page: http://www.goodreads.com/kuje

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Hoondatha
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Posted - 02 Apr 2007 :  22:58:31  Show Profile  Visit Hoondatha's Homepage Send Hoondatha a Private Message
I got a first-hand look at that at U-con. One of the women assigned to champarone him was a rather easy target, and Ed was having a grand old time.

Doggedly converting 3e back to what D&D should be...
Sigh... And now 4e as well.
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Asgetrion
Master of Realmslore

Finland
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Posted - 03 Apr 2007 :  00:25:29  Show Profile  Visit Asgetrion's Homepage Send Asgetrion a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by AlorinDawn

quote:
Originally posted by Asgetrion

quote:
Originally posted by createvmind

Ed looks nothing like Ron Jeremy, thank god, at least from the neck up, that's all I've seen of Ed and seen far too much of Ron from the neck down. :Shudders in disgust:



Ah, you've watched Ron's movies, then?



Haha......disgusting...but you kept watching. I see you selected the Perv feat.



Hey, is there something pervert in watching Ron? *Ahem* perhaps we should keep this discussion off this thread... you know, not to further encourage a certain Lady Herald to misbehave!

"What am I doing today? Ask me tomorrow - I can be sure of giving you the right answer then."
-- Askarran of Selgaunt, Master Sage, speaking to a curious merchant, Year of the Helm
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The Red Walker
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Posted - 03 Apr 2007 :  02:18:10  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

LOL! Well, Ed's taller than Ron Jeremy, and has a better beard - - and having the two of them together would be darned scary (for some) and deliciously fulfilling (for others).
I'll leave the guessing as to which camp *I* fall into, to all of you.
love,
THO




Well from the rumors of what some of Ed's first drafts can be like he might give Ron more than a few Movie ideas! "The Seven Sisters"
Hello!!! Box Office Gold!!!!


Now fellow scribes....



Back to your previously scheduled programming!


P.S. I Love Candlekeep!!!!!

edit: Punctuation

A little nonsense now and then, relished by the wisest men - Willy Wonka

"We need men who can dream of things that never were." -

John F. Kennedy, speech in Dublin, Ireland, June 28, 1963

Edited by - The Red Walker on 03 Apr 2007 02:20:29
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 03 Apr 2007 :  03:27:48  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
MISbehave, Asgetrion?
For Lady Heralds, this is the way we're SUPPOSED to behave! (Just for you, I'm typing this post fetchingly clad in the cords with which I tied myself into the chair. )
Ahem.
Hello again, all.
As promised, Ed tackles this, from RodOdom: “Dear Master Ed and Lady THO,
I'd like to ask of Ed a different sort of query. On Wikipedia and other sites I see some really stunning photos of natural landscapes of our real world and I wonder where in the Realms I may encounter a similar place. If I may present a single picture and ask where it reminds Ed and THO of:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Sugarloaf.JPG
Ed replies (with reference to Purple Dragon Knight’s suggestion of Shadowdale):



Nope, not Shadowdale. Too “open” (and a LITTLE too large-scale in the range between topographically high and low points; aside from the Old Skull - - which stands out as a landmark because it’s so locally unusual, remember? - - and more isolated heights such as Harpers Hill, the Shadowdale area has small, deep ravines in the woods, and LITTLE ridges - - such as Fox Ridge - - but is otherwise flat to gently rolling). More than anything else, Shadowdale “meets the eye” as cloaked and dominated by the great forest around it.
The photo is pretty close to the appearance of parts of both Harrowdale and Tasseldale, though. And even closer to some of the inland stretches of the Vast, in the “midlands” between the mountains at the north and south ends of that countryside.
Nice scene, but most parts of temperate Realms farmland have more woodlots, tattered little corners of “wild wood,” shrub- and tree-cloaked hedges, and so on. Not every little patch of ground is grazed and farmed, because there are so many factors (wars, severe winters, orc hordes, raiding monsters [from goblins up to hungry dragons!], resistance from elves, druids, korred and pixies and treants and dryads and other forest critters, and so on) causing populations to decline (so, not enough hands to work every inch of ground, no need to do so to glean enough crop yields, and no desire to, when “wild” areas yield animal food for the stewpots and hearth-spits).



So saith Ed. Who in the past referred several TSR designers to real-world photos in popular library reference books, to see the “look” of various locales in the Realms. A much harder thing to do today, when so many libraries have such paltry and more-diversely-sourced reference collections.
love to all,
THO
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althen artren
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THO wrote: "However, please don’t expect Ed to reply to each and every question in a multi-query post at the same time. Some easy answers (like this one, above) will be dealt with swiftly, and others may wait years (so neither Ed nor I have “forgotten” the questions in your two posts that aren’t answered in THIS post, and Ed will get to them, in the fullness of time)."

I have read through all the previous Ask Ed years and understand. A lot of the time, I won't expect answers to my questions due to understanding of the business arraingements that Ed made. I am just thankful to have a chance at getting my questions answered especially with "fluff" that seemingly got cut from supplements. Just stick to the diet, your words has been around my entire gaming career (all 20+ years) and it would be "less" having you around. Kind of like when Jim Henson died, the sun felt a little sadder.

THo wrote "If Corellon had noticed such an alteration, yes, he would have reacted, because he would have “felt” Moander’s divinity, however feeble - - and smelling another god at work on “your own” attracts divine attention like nothing else! :}
And lastly: yes, most magical means would detect Moander’s presence, as “something odd, not part of the founding spells, and STRONG - - stronger than anything should be” in a moonblade. However, only precisely correct means of magical probing (most of which processes would expose the prober to Moander’s influence or mind-attack, or even “possession” [mental takeover, so he’d be riding their mind]) would determine that it was Moander. Moander’s longterm residence in a moonblade would begin to manifest around the blade in terms of rot, decay, and corruption (scabbards rot or rust, swordbelts and baldrics, anything the blade touches or is laid upon weathers a trifle, etc., people who handle or wield it grow skin molds or get diseases, or even suffer flesh-eating diseases)."

Is this due to the fact that a diety's "portfolio" is an unescapable part of that being's make-up? I kind of had the impression that dieties were able to control their surrounding environment, sort of "turning off" their powers when they felt it was advantageous. Though I like the thought of an additional clue to give the PC's that something was amiss with this sword.
Any advice on how Corellon would have reacted? I'm guessing visions through priests and not any direct action?

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Uzzy
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I don't quite see how any man could relax with THO around, let alone Ed..

*coughs* Anyway! Hello again Ed and THO. I've got a couple of questions.

1: Have there been any famous emancipation movements, in regards to slavery in the Realms.

2: Are there any genetic disorders that arise from breeding between the various races, and how are they treat, and the people with them treated?

Thanks in advance for anything you can share with us.

Edited by - Uzzy on 03 Apr 2007 15:08:34
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createvmind
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Hello All,

If a neutral cleric chooses to channel negative energy, does his deities symbol look just like a cleric who channels positive energy or is it an unholy symbol. Could a positive channeler of Sarvas upon sight know a negative channeler of Sarvas by seeing symbol?


An Imaskari outside of the Seal in 1372 would have how much knowledge of the New Mystra, ToT, Pantheons that didn't exist before fall of Imaskari?

Edited by - createvmind on 03 Apr 2007 14:52:36
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AlorinDawn
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Posted - 03 Apr 2007 :  15:01:14  Show Profile  Visit AlorinDawn's Homepage  Click to see AlorinDawn's MSN Messenger address Send AlorinDawn a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Uzzy

I don't quite see how any man could relax with THO around, let alone Ed..

*coughs* Anyway! Hello again Ed and THO. I've got a couple of questions.

1: Have there been any famous emancipation movements, in regards to slavery in the Realms.

2: Are there any genetic disorders that arise from breeding between the various races, and how are they treat?

Thanks in advance for anything you can share with us.



Question 1 - I think Thayvians were once slaves in the distant past, as well as the whole Unther/Mulhorand (sp) deal. Both were pretty big emancipation movements.
Then there was the genies in what is now Calimshan who I think were overthrown by their human slaves. Gnomes were slaves in Nethril until the elves pressed for their freedom which is talked about here http://www.wizards.com/dnd/article.asp?x=dnd/mc/mc20010829f
...I'll think of some others

Currently reading: Eyes of The Dragon by Stephen King

Long live Sniffy Wigglebottom

Edited by - AlorinDawn on 03 Apr 2007 16:59:18
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Wooly Rupert
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My lady, I have fired off another email at you.

A quick question, that hopefully you can answer without going to Ed. Has his workload subsided to the point we might soon see Border Kingdoms and Waterdeep News articles again? It's hard to say which of those series I enjoyed more, though I do really want more info on the various realms of the Border Kingdoms.

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Faraer
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quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One
So saith Ed. Who in the past referred several TSR designers to real-world photos in popular library reference books, to see the “look” of various locales in the Realms. A much harder thing to do today, when so many libraries have such paltry and more-diversely-sourced reference collections.
Greg Stafford wrote notes for the Reader's Digest book Natural Wonders of the World linking its photographs to places in Glorantha. There may be another book, or an online gallery of landscape photography or painting, that could be used to illustrate the Realms.
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