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Kaysae
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Posted - 06 Jan 2007 :  17:48:36  Show Profile  Visit Kaysae's Homepage Send Kaysae a Private Message
Greetings, Ed!

Thank you for answering my query about the Stonelands and the barony thereof, I greatly enjoyed it! I now have a new question, and I hope you have an answer!

I bought the Menzoberranzan box set (an excellent product by the way) in PDF format several years ago, and there is just one thing that has always nagged me. I finally noticed your name on the cover (I'm slow), and decided to ask.

What is the requirement to make the rank of High Priestess? I notice in the Houses section of the book that the females a separated by Priestess and High Priestess. And in some of the entries of the Matron Mothers it takes about how only X number of daughters were destined for greatness (which happenes to be the number of high priestesses in the house).

I assume it is more than level based, though I could be wrong. Please enlighten me!

Edited by - Kaysae on 06 Jan 2007 17:52:42
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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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Posted - 06 Jan 2007 :  21:50:10  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

So saith Ed. Who hopes that helps, Rinonalyrna (and who agrees with you, BTW, that in the race to trim down SWORDS OF EVENINGSTAR, the grieving over Martess, Agannor, and Bey got short shrift).
love to all,
THO




Oh yes, definitely! That was most interesting and informative, and I'm also glad to hear that there was supposed to be more grieving in SoE than what appeared in the final copy.

Take care,

Rinonalyrna

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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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Posted - 06 Jan 2007 :  21:52:55  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Ethriel

Here's a question: Is every las soul that doesn't have a faith simply doomed no matter what? Including children that die before they can embrace a deity? In one short story, a mother commits suicide to save her child on the Fugure Plane, is the kid done for anyways? Later on, another kid dies and finds himself on the Fugue Plane without God's guidance, ending with him walking off with the kid...are we to expect a 'and they burned in hell' coda?

Also, how about Zaknafein in the Drizzt books, since he's apparently at peace in a 'better place?'

Is there light that can be shed?



I just want to comment that this subject greatly interests me as well...and comes very close to certain real-world beliefs about what happens when innocent children die before being inducted into a particular religious faith.

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Rollo Ruttikin
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Posted - 07 Jan 2007 :  02:05:34  Show Profile  Visit Rollo Ruttikin's Homepage Send Rollo Ruttikin a Private Message
Greetings all! I am curious if Ed still finds time to run a campaign in the FR or if he is a retired Dungeonmaster.
Also, if he is running a campaign, does he use the WotC system or is he still fond of the musty old Gygax tomes?
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Posted - 07 Jan 2007 :  03:33:21  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 Rollo Ruttikin

Also, if he is running a campaign, does he use the WotC system or is he still fond of the musty old Gygax tomes?



THO and Ed and their group, according to those two, still use the 1e/2e rules because that's what they as a group decided on using.

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RodOdom
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Posted - 07 Jan 2007 :  04:38:54  Show Profile  Visit RodOdom's Homepage Send RodOdom a Private Message
Dear Ed and Lady THO,

Two (hopefully) quick questions:

Do Halruuans show up at Magefairs?

What percentage of all Faerunian wizards (as in the wizard class) are Halruuan?
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AlorinDawn
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Posted - 07 Jan 2007 :  04:56:04  Show Profile  Visit AlorinDawn's Homepage  Click to see AlorinDawn's MSN Messenger address Send AlorinDawn a Private Message
Ed and THO,

To add to RodOdon's Halruua inquiry, how would the Halruuan government react to one of it's mages deciding to leave the country to live elsewhere? I ask because Halruua seems overly protective of their spells and magic and wondered if the leaving mage would be looked at as a security leak if she took her spell books with her?

Thanks

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Daviot
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Posted - 07 Jan 2007 :  07:24:33  Show Profile  Visit Daviot's Homepage  Send Daviot an AOL message Send Daviot a Private Message
Dear Ed and his Lovely Hooded Lady of Answers,
I tripped over Candlekeep a month or so ago, and have a love for the minutiae and wit (Such as Volo's wry observations in the intros to the Best of the Realms II stories) that make the Realms a living, breathing world.

That being said, after perusing through the venerable Volo's Guide to the Dales, the 3rd edition Campaign settings, and most of the 2004-2006 archived responses (quite a read by any means), I was wondering with the 'revision' and such...What do you suppose happened to Shaunil Tharm (Rhauntides' apprentice) and her unspecified mysterious quest? Was she merely written off to provide a home for the Old Order monks or was she gobbled by a great and ferocious NDA? If so, I'm thinking that still leaves the Dale of Trees without any major arcane might to speak of, and as such, would Theremin Ulath be in the market to take any trustworthy, powerful mage or hometown hero to fill to the position?

Thanks much,
Alex Putnam

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Ergdusch
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Posted - 07 Jan 2007 :  11:41:53  Show Profile Send Ergdusch a Private Message
Hello Ed & THO! Good start into the new year to both of you.

My question concerns the short story Ed wrote for 'Realms of the Elves'. I wonder how the story might be related (if at all) to the KoMD trilogy and where it can/should be set on the timeline.

Thanks in advance. Ergdusch

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The Sage
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Posted - 07 Jan 2007 :  12:11:28  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 Daviot

Dear Ed and his Lovely Hooded Lady of Answers,
I tripped over Candlekeep a month or so ago, and have a love for the minutiae and wit (Such as Volo's wry observations in the intros to the Best of the Realms II stories) that make the Realms a living, breathing world.

That being said, after perusing through the venerable Volo's Guide to the Dales, the 3rd edition Campaign settings, and most of the 2004-2006 archived responses (quite a read by any means), I was wondering with the 'revision' and such...What do you suppose happened to Shaunil Tharm (Rhauntides' apprentice) and her unspecified mysterious quest? Was she merely written off to provide a home for the Old Order monks or was she gobbled by a great and ferocious NDA? If so, I'm thinking that still leaves the Dale of Trees without any major arcane might to speak of, and as such, would Theremin Ulath be in the market to take any trustworthy, powerful mage or hometown hero to fill to the position?

Thanks much,
Alex Putnam

I asked Ed back in August '05. Shaunil is currently under an NDA.

George Krashos tinkered with the description in Highmoon regarding Shaunil Tharm when the FRCS was in development. Originally, Rhauntides died in 1371 DR and Shaunil wasn't even mentioned. Though George did conceptualise an adventure which deals with just what Shaunil Tharm is up to. We just haven't learned anymore as yet...

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The Hooded One
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Posted - 07 Jan 2007 :  15:37:55  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi, all. Ergdusch, the Realms of the Elves short story occurs during Rich Baker's Last Mythal trilogy (it's "where the Knights went" rather than being front and center battling, for the latter half of those books), whereas the "Swords" trilogy Ed's currently writing about the Knights (oh, and AlorinDawn, I believe SWORDS OF DRAGONFIRE includes passing mention of a Halruaan exiled for his use of a certain procedure) is set decades earlier, starting in the Year of the Spur.
love,
THO
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The Hooded One
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Posted - 07 Jan 2007 :  15:44:26  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Rollo Ruttikin,
Ed has always taken the view that the Dungeon Master is there to serve the players, not rule over them.
In that light, he insists that in all major decisions (such as rules and of course game edition elements used) we vote, and later revisit things some players think "aren't working" and vote again. We collectively chose to remain with 2nd Edition (it took us a long time to stop using 1st Edition bards with 2nd Edition, as suggested by TSR during the 1st to 2nd changeover). We ARE "largely retired" (as in, play very seldom now, what with being scattered worldwide) so rules issues arise far less frequently; playing time is far too precious to waste on "out-of-game" matters.
Rinonalyrna, Ed has told me you'll see a LITTLE more grieving in SWORDS OF DRAGONFIRE, "coming out at emotional moments."
love to all,
THO
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AlorinDawn
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Posted - 07 Jan 2007 :  17:55:05  Show Profile  Visit AlorinDawn's Homepage  Click to see AlorinDawn's MSN Messenger address Send AlorinDawn a Private Message
Hooded One,

Since you say The Knights of Myth Drannor are largely retired, I have some question about your home campaign. I'm asking out of curiosity of what you and your fellow players do and hopefully not about cannon events with the published characters to avoid being NDAed here =)

Are the Knights just frozen in time in your campaign until you all can meet the next game session, or have the characters gone off to live more domestic lives if they can? If the later where do the respective members call home now?

/Cheers

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Delzounblood
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quote:
Originally posted by Foxhelm



Also a who would win question: The Simbul... or Granny Weatherwax from Discworld?





This one is easy

Granny Weatherwax is the " ANTI - EVERYTHING !!! "

It's a No Brainer, with her preminitions swithched on she could best El no prob!!!! (as if)

Did you know there is an underground cult, worshipping The Big GW!

her and her spirit guide, One man Bucket!!





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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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Posted - 07 Jan 2007 :  20:24:49  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

Rinonalyrna, Ed has told me you'll see a LITTLE more grieving in SWORDS OF DRAGONFIRE, "coming out at emotional moments."
love to all,
THO



That's wonderful to hear, thanks. I thought the lack of grieving in SoE was odd because I've read Ed's other books and I know for a fact he isn't one to gloss over emotional moments like that.

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The Hooded One
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Posted - 08 Jan 2007 :  02:31:35  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi again, scribes. This time, Ed replies to the most recent query by scribe Rolindin: “Mr. Greenwood do the purple knights of corymr have all the same banners (company flags), or is there some differance's between the companie Banners of purple knights.
And do the sir coats the purple knights wear: is all of them the same design, or is there some differance's in them?
By this I mean are the sir coats the light lancers wear the same as the heavy lancers companies? are the light cavarily and heavy cavarily wear the same sir coats (if they wear them at all.)
If this is not too much trouble to ask for.
Then thank you in advance then Mr. Greenwood.”
Ed replies:



First of all, I’d like to remind everyone of the difference between a Purple Dragon Knight (the prestige class, which doesn’t necessarily have any direct connection with formal knighthoods in Cormyr), knights of Cormyr who happen to hold various ranks in the Purple Dragons (soldiery), and the Purple Dragons (the army of Cormyr, who are mainly untitled commoners but include some knights within their ranks). Rolindin, your questions seem to concentrate on military units (the Purple Dragons as a whole) rather than knights per se.

But let me answer your specific questions, in turn: yes, companies have different banners, as follows: each company includes one person who carries an overly-long, light (and therefore “whippy” or “bendy” in a wind) spear (pike length, but having a spear head). This is always topped by a long Purple Dragon pennant, of “the” Purple Dragon device of Cormyr on a field of gold (for veteran battle units, this status being conferred by the monarch, usually after the unit has fought in at least four battles [“blooded four times”]) or of white (for militia, untried, irregular, or “scratch” [hastily thrown together from elements of other units] units).
Affixed immediately below this long pennant is an individual unit banner, often the personal arms of the noble commanding the unit, or the garrison it’s based in, or the function it’s performing. Specific designs for these haven’t been published yet, but are in the possession of WotC and therefore owned by them and will be revealed at their pleasure. I can tell you that none of them can show any part of a dragon, or a dragon wounded, maimed, chained, etc., and that they often include swords, flames, galloping horses, the heads of horses, spearheads, or some combination thereof.
Stained, torn, or otherwise soiled banners are promptly retired but kept and valued as trophies, by retired common soldiers in their cottages as well as in army mess halls and barracks.

The surcoats of Purple Dragons are shown in the Stephen Fabian illustration on page 72 of the 2nd Edition FORGOTTEN REALMS ADVENTURES hardcover. This scene clearly shows the Purple Dragon device of Cormyr I referred to, above.
All Purple Dragons (except Blue Dragons; I mentioned their insignia in a recent reply) wear essentially the same surcoat, but the surcoats are differenced in two ways: a unit emblem on the sleeve (shoulder) and back, and a rank insignia on the breast (that is, alongside the Purple Dragon; it occupies the breast proper, and the rank insignia is small and usually more or less centered on an (imaginary) diagonal line connecting the wearer’s left armpit and left nipple.
Rank insignia are of two sorts: Purple Dragon rank and noble or courtly (arms of a court title, knighthood, or realm office rank. The noble or courtly rank is usually shield-shaped, and is worn (as a sewn-on patch) above the Purple Dragon rank. As you can imagine, falsely wearing a rank to which the wearer isn’t entitled (or a Purple Dragon surcoat when one isn’t an active Dragon, as brigands like to do) is a severe crime.
The only difference between cavalry and infantry surcoats is length; those who go into battle mounted wear a surcoat that ends at the waist or above, as opposed to the longer ones shown in the FRA illustration. “Light” and “heavy” cavalry designations don’t formally apply to the Purple Dragons (at least, not in the real-world American Civil War or more modern sense), though informally, heavy cavalry in Cormyr is almost entirely clad in full coat-of-plate and usually has lots of knights, nobles, or at least standing Dragon veterans (mainly based in Arabel or High Horn) in it, and carries a full range of weaponry plus lances, whereas light cavalry comes from anywhere, uses lighter armor and javelins (throwing spears) or bows rather than lances, and are usually smaller units used as scouts, messengers, skirmishers, and to chase down fleeing foes. Again, these are practical what-the-eye-sees definitions, NOT formal unit designations.



So saith Ed. Creator of Cormyr, the Purple Dragons - - and most of their foes, for that matter.
P.S. To Ergdusch, KOMD Book 3 is currently under FULL ironclad, spiked-gauntlets-wearing NDA.
love to all,
THO
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Charles Phipps
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Posted - 08 Jan 2007 :  02:47:33  Show Profile  Visit Charles Phipps's Homepage Send Charles Phipps a Private Message
An odd question Ed but one I'm really curious about.

Can you tell us what Fzoul's style of leadership is like? I'm interested as to how the Chosen of Bane interacts with his followers in the Church and Zhents.

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Posted - 08 Jan 2007 :  02:58:39  Show Profile  Visit Dargoth's Homepage Send Dargoth a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

Rollo Ruttikin,
(it took us a long time to stop using 1st Edition bards with 2nd Edition, as suggested by TSR during the 1st to 2nd changeover)


By Banes Mother! you actually used that over powered abomination!

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The Hooded One
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And used them with great pleasure, too. As often as they'd surrender to us.
Seriously, Dargoth, they weren't that overpowered in Ed's hands. He made us roleplay all the singing, creating ballads, improvising new lyrics for difficult tavern crowds, going to all the bardic schools and doing all the "services" (adventuring tasks) they wanted done in exchange for training us, and so on. Remember, in Ed's hands, the Realms isn't stats and rules and rolling dice so much as it is acting and delving into all the "hard work" of each character class.
But yes, we loved 1st Ed bards for their powers. Wheee!
love,
THO
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Dargoth
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Posted - 08 Jan 2007 :  03:24:17  Show Profile  Visit Dargoth's Homepage Send Dargoth a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

And used them with great pleasure, too. As often as they'd surrender to us.
Seriously, Dargoth, they weren't that overpowered in Ed's hands. He made us roleplay all the singing, creating ballads, improvising new lyrics for difficult tavern crowds, going to all the bardic schools and doing all the "services" (adventuring tasks) they wanted done in exchange for training us, and so on. Remember, in Ed's hands, the Realms isn't stats and rules and rolling dice so much as it is acting and delving into all the "hard work" of each character class.
But yes, we loved 1st Ed bards for their powers. Wheee!
love,
THO



*chuckle* now I think about it it all becomes clear why the Zhentarim never managed to take Shadowdale forget Chosen of Mystra Storms a 1ed bard! (Incidently I just cracked open my old grey boxset and noticed that Storms Patron deity is Milil!)

Did you ever have one with 500+ Hitpoints? (admitedly 300 of them where tempory)

We had one in the first campaign I ever played in (Classic Greyhawk) and not only was he a 1ed Bard but he also picked up Blackrazor when we did White Plume Mountain (The party Cleric kept Whelm and Wave was destroyed when the Magic user fireballed the Giant crab) and then we did the G series......... and thats how we ended up with a Bard with 500hps

On a side note Ive been seriously considering sliding White Plume Mountain (The 3.5 version) into Undermountain

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quote:
Originally posted by Dargoth

*chuckle* now I think about it it all becomes clear why the Zhentarim never managed to take Shadowdale forget Chosen of Mystra Storms a 1ed bard!



Oddly, so was Randal Morn. :) Course, in 2e and 3/3.5e he lost his bardic levels.

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quote:
Originally posted by Kuje

quote:
Originally posted by Dargoth

*chuckle* now I think about it it all becomes clear why the Zhentarim never managed to take Shadowdale forget Chosen of Mystra Storms a 1ed bard!



Oddly, so was Randal Morn. :) Course, in 2e and 3/3.5e he lost his bardic levels.



Yeah I just checked and randal and Storm are the only Bards in the old grey boxset

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quote:
Originally posted by Dargoth

quote:
Originally posted by Kuje

quote:
Originally posted by Dargoth

*chuckle* now I think about it it all becomes clear why the Zhentarim never managed to take Shadowdale forget Chosen of Mystra Storms a 1ed bard!



Oddly, so was Randal Morn. :) Course, in 2e and 3/3.5e he lost his bardic levels.



Yeah I just checked and randal and Storm are the only Bards in the old grey boxset



Actually there was one other:

Tamshan the Bard, 4th/6th fighter/5th thief, Male Human, NG, Member of Mane's Band, Cyclopedia of the Realms.

Course Mane's Band also resides/resided in Shadowdale. :)

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quote:
Originally posted by Kuje

quote:
Originally posted by Dargoth

quote:
Originally posted by Kuje

quote:
Originally posted by Dargoth

*chuckle* now I think about it it all becomes clear why the Zhentarim never managed to take Shadowdale forget Chosen of Mystra Storms a 1ed bard!



Oddly, so was Randal Morn. :) Course, in 2e and 3/3.5e he lost his bardic levels.



Yeah I just checked and randal and Storm are the only Bards in the old grey boxset



Actually there was one other:

Tamshan the Bard, 4th/6th fighter/5th thief, Male Human, NG, Member of Mane's Band, Cyclopedia of the Realms.

Course Mane's Band also resides/resided in Shadowdale. :)


And while they aren't provided with any stats as such, there's also references to Alsaerl and Maerhult as bards in the Ol' Grey Box.

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Yeah its actually rather amusing that all the Bards (at least all those in the Grey box) are in the Dalelands and all the Bard Colleges are all in the west (Silverymoon, Tethyr, Waterdeep, Moonshae isles)

Which brings me to something the Hooded one said today

"Seriously, Dargoth, they weren't that overpowered in Ed's hands. He made us roleplay all the singing, creating ballads, improvising new lyrics for difficult tavern crowds, going to all the bardic schools and doing all the "services" (adventuring tasks) they wanted done in exchange for training us, and so on"

Are the Bard schools still around in the home campaign?

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Edited by - Dargoth on 08 Jan 2007 05:53:59
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