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createvmind
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Posted - 03 Sep 2007 :  01:02:09  Show Profile  Visit createvmind's Homepage Send createvmind a Private Message
Thanks, You read my mind cause I was thinking of just that, flour, lol.
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Lady Kazandra
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Posted - 03 Sep 2007 :  01:14:11  Show Profile  Visit Lady Kazandra's Homepage Send Lady Kazandra a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

In the meantime, I have a question for all scribes: what region of the Realms is the least well-detailed, right now, but most needs better detailing?
Oh, my lovely lady . . . This is such a difficult question to answer.

If I had to name one region, just one, I'd have to say the Moonshae Isles. I'd really appreciate seeing some significant love for this region in future Realms Lore. It's a region that's been sorely neglected for far too long.

"Once upon a time the plural of 'wizard' was 'war'." -- The Last Continent, by Terry Pratchett

Edited by - Lady Kazandra on 03 Sep 2007 01:15:36
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Neriandal Freit
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Posted - 03 Sep 2007 :  03:26:22  Show Profile  Visit Neriandal Freit's Homepage  Click to see Neriandal Freit's MSN Messenger address Send Neriandal Freit a Private Message
Bloodstone Lands is another area with my other, Veldorn, that I would love to see more on.

"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 - 03 Sep 2007 :  23:10:02  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hello again, all. Ed emerges briefly from his lair (after a fryup of fresh-caught rainbow trout, I’m told), to answer another Realmslore query. This time it’s from scribe Warrax, to whit: “Jehoshaphat... This thread is huge and it's only for this year? Blood and ashes, I should have joined Candlekeep AGES ago...
I should open by thanking Ed for letting everyone into his playground world; I've spent many years now enjoying the fruits of his labor (and of the other contributors, of course) and wish to express my fervent gratitude for this wonderful world which I can call my sandbox. Thanks so much for all your hard work and detail-oriented approach!
If I may, I would like to ask a question about the Harpers that I hope isn't NDA'd out of the range of things you can answer:
With the emergence of the Tel'Teukiira in the Western portion of the Realms, just how active do the Harpers remain in that region? I'm about to run a campaign in that region (set in 1375 DR) and I'm trying to get a feel for the Harpers' level of involvement so I can decide on the full range of implications for the keystone element of the plot.
Thanks!”
Ed replies:



You’re very welcome, and I hope you’ll settle in here at the Keep and ask many a question; I regard it as a bit of the “real Realms” out on the Internet. Please be patient regarding my answers; I have towering dunes of not-yet-answered ones. and some folks (the long-suffering Kuje, for one) have been waiting since 2004 for replies (sometimes NDAs just stand in the way like castle walls).
However, happily, this question of yours isn’t one of them. :}
The Harpers remain VERY active in the Western Heartlands of the Realms, though increasingly they are retreating from the “sword this major threat, overthrow that ruler” heavy lifting (which the Tel’Teukiira do so well), and are concentrating on the information gathering and spreading, rumor-spreading (to influence public attitudes down on the “commoner” level), spying, and “steer the other fellows’ spies” work. This has always been the bulk of the Harper workload, in the same way that even in the fictional world of James Bond, the “Double-O” agents were few and far between, and there were far more patient local plodders, listeners, peerers, and whisperers. Or to use another recent fictional metaphor: the Tel’Teukiira do the Eddie Murphy character role in the Beverley Hills Cop movies, whereas most Harpers fulfill the daily functions of the plainclothes detectives on the Beverley Hills force.
In general, Harpers should watch and listen (largely unseen) to darn near everything suspicious that goes on in quieter, more rural areas, but operate far more lightly (and overloaded, so stuff slips past them) in such bustling trade hotbeds as Waterdeep, Athkatla, and Scornubel. How much they reveal themselves, draw swords, and burst into the midst of unfolding action depends on the situation; in general, they are NOT going to “blow their covers” for minor-scope stuff. A favourite Harper technique is to manipulate (“steer”) handy bands of adventurers (*cough* the PCs *cough*) into doing the desired dirty work, without (as much as possible) those same Harpers revealing their presence or meddling to the PCs.



So saith Ed. Creator, of course, of the Harpers. We once made him a “Head Harper” badge as a joke, and he proudly wore it for several play sessions, pinned to the brow of a succession of ridiculous hats.
love to all,
THO
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Kuje
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Posted - 03 Sep 2007 :  23:43:53  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 The Hooded One

(the long-suffering Kuje, for one)


Grins and sighs. Thinks I need a refresher on what I asked so long ago because I don't recall what it was I asked way back in 2004. :)... Uh... is that my moon question? Or the dozens of others?

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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Warrax
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Posted - 03 Sep 2007 :  23:56:30  Show Profile  Visit Warrax's Homepage  Click to see Warrax's MSN Messenger address Send Warrax a Private Message
Man, that was FAST... Thanks, that helps quite a bit!
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Skeptic
Master of Realmslore

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Posted - 04 Sep 2007 :  00:16:14  Show Profile Send Skeptic a Private Message

I remember an area that needs more details : The tortured lands.
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createvmind
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Posted - 04 Sep 2007 :  01:50:18  Show Profile  Visit createvmind's Homepage Send createvmind a Private Message
Hello All,

I have a question about wands, when a wand is empty of all charges it can be reused again right, could you give us a little glimpse of how say a cure wand is enspelled as compared to a destructive wand like magic missle. And can a wand created to cast cure spells be later used to cast fireball spells, meaning can a empty wand created by a cleric be recharged with a different spell by a mage?. What does the crafter/enspeller have to do to make this possible? Are wands of higher level spells made of more expensive material, admantine and such to channel the destructive forces contained within perhaps?

My players seem to discard wands when they are empty (leaving a trail of easy to find and track items btw), I'm asking you because I'm wondering if they as casters should or WOULD know that the wand can be recycled or even charged with a different spell altogether and therefore remain useful items.

Thanks for the lore
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 04 Sep 2007 :  02:00:46  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hello again, everyone. Warrax, this is your lucky day (or night). No, I don’t mean I’m waiting for you wearing nothing but a smile and a black ribbon choker around my throat (though I have done such things, and am growing restless to do them again; I mean, it’s been almost four nights, now), I mean that Ed has charged right back into the lists with more replies to your followup question: “I've another question, though I'm almost certain it's under the auspices of the ubiquitous and malevolent 'NDA:'
What happened to the Manshoon that purchased sanctuary with The Simbul?”
Ed replies:



You are indeed correct that NDAs hamper my replying about that particular Manshoon clone, and The Sage rightly pointed out that we know almost nothing of his fate. However, for the purposes of your PBeM campaign; please be aware that although future “official” Realmslore may well reveal something of the career of this particular Manshoon clone, there are many; rumors of how few survived what some have called “the Manshoon Wars” are greatly exaggerated. Why, I can think of almost a dozXXX ahem, I probably can’t say that, so let us just say instead that I’d not be surprised if more Manshoons are in hiding. Remember, the arrogant, brash ones have the highest profiles, and the later, wiser ones have both learned to eschew the limelight AND been given (through ongoing refinements to Manshoon’s stasis clone spell) greater resistance to the “pull” and need to destroy fellow clones; the more recent ones can largely ignore other clones, unless they get almost within touching distance, and have even taken to using magic to alter their apparent species and/or racial heritage and/or gender. Many of them have joined various guilds or power groups (having nothing at all to do with Zhentil Keep or the Zhentarim or Bane or Cyric or beholders) to further “bury themselves” from suspicious eyes.
All of which means, as Richard Lee Byers famously quipped a GenCon or two back: “In My Father’s House, there are many Manshoons.”
NONE of them can fool The Simbul as to their identity, schemings, and intentions; if she’s sheltering one or even treating him as a friend or lover, it’s with full knowledge of who and what he is, and she will have many safeguards in place (she can call on all of Mystra’s servitors, remember, and the aid of two deities) that will prevent a Manshoon from successfully double-crossing her, regardless of the circumstances.



So saith Ed. Creator of Manshoon, the Zhentarim, Zhentil Keep, The Simbul, Bane, and blah, blah, blah. Who has, in his younger days, worn fishnets to work at the library just for fun, to watch the reactions of co-workers and patrons.
P.S. createvmind, your question re. wands has gone off to Ed, but I recall that various rules editions (and TSR and WotC "Sage Advice" senior designers) have at various times ruled that wands crumble into dust when exhausted of charges, or become "forever magic dead" pieces of wood, and so on. At a GenCon (19? 20?) I attended, one of the senior TSR designers insisted wands had to be recharged while they still had at least one charge left, or the result would be destruction of the wand and a dangerous "wand of wonder" effect and a waste of the charging magics, not a "refilled" wand. So the game rules have gone every which way on this.
love to all,
THO
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Lady Kazandra
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Australia
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Posted - 04 Sep 2007 :  02:38:41  Show Profile  Visit Lady Kazandra's Homepage Send Lady Kazandra a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

No, I don’t mean I’m waiting for you wearing nothing but a smile and a black ribbon choker around my throat . . .
*quickly jots down a few pointers*

quote:
However, for the purposes of your PBeM campaign; please be aware that although future “official” Realmslore may well reveal something of the career of this particular Manshoon clone, there are many; rumors of how few survived what some have called “the Manshoon Wars” are greatly exaggerated. Why, I can think of almost a dozXXX ahem, I probably can’t say that, so let us just say instead that I’d not be surprised if more Manshoons are in hiding.
I certainly hope Ed has the opportunity to reveal more in time. The "Manshoon Wars" have been neglected for too long. To me, they were one of the more interesting plot-hooks left hanging after 2E finished up. It's a shame we've not seen anything further on this since that time.

"Once upon a time the plural of 'wizard' was 'war'." -- The Last Continent, by Terry Pratchett
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Warrax
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Canada
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Posted - 04 Sep 2007 :  03:00:10  Show Profile  Visit Warrax's Homepage  Click to see Warrax's MSN Messenger address Send Warrax a Private Message
Wow, that was spectacular; thanks for the help and the speedy replies!
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Na-Gang
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Posted - 04 Sep 2007 :  10:53:33  Show Profile  Visit Na-Gang's Homepage Send Na-Gang a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Zanan

quote:
Originally posted by Na-Gang

quote:
Originally posted by Jamallo Kreen

The Plains of Purple Dust. YES! More, more, more! The Imaskari imperial capital apparently popped up in 1374 or thenabouts, so the area is probably shrouded by a mist of NDA, but whatever Ed can tell us to promote our interest in this region would be gratefully appreciated!





Excuse me? Imaskar's back? Wherein didst this happen?



Part at least returned with Deep Imaskar. Lore on that can be gleaned from Underdark. A recent novel also featured a pair of Imaskari, quite good a read as well - if only I could remember its title.



Oh right. The original post mentioned the return of the capital city and I thought I'd missed the reappearance of Inupras, but I see now the poster was referring to Ilphemon's City of the Great Seal instead. Thanks though!
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The Sage
Procrastinator Most High
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Posted - 04 Sep 2007 :  14:02:51  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 Kuje

quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

(the long-suffering Kuje, for one)


Grins and sighs. Thinks I need a refresher on what I asked so long ago because I don't recall what it was I asked way back in 2004. :)... Uh... is that my moon question? Or the dozens of others?

I know I've got more than a few left hanging from '04. In fact, this reminds me of something I was going to do last week.

Ed, expect an email shortly.

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dravenloft
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Posted - 04 Sep 2007 :  21:31:35  Show Profile  Visit dravenloft's Homepage  Send dravenloft an AOL message  Send dravenloft an ICQ Message  Click to see dravenloft's MSN Messenger address  Send dravenloft a Yahoo! Message Send dravenloft a Private Message
I've a question for Ed regarding martial arts (not to mean just hand to hand, but all forms of martial combat) in the Heartlands primarily, but any part of Toril he feels is of special interest would be a blessing as well.

Recently I've been reading Silver Shadows, and it got me to thinking: What are these various fighting styles referred to? What are the differences in prefered technique, weapon, tactics, style, etc... of a Dalesman vs a Waterhavian or Cormyte or Sembian? I also was wondering what changes come up where magic comes in. Elaine makes the reference to Arilyn's 2-handed style being a side-effect of her moonblade having increased speed and power. Would it be accurate to say that enchanted swords are awkward to wield before the user gets the hang of them?




Space Opera, Planetary Romance, Speculative Fiction and similar by me.
check it out at http://universal-nexus.com
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 05 Sep 2007 :  00:28:49  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Well met again, fellow scribes. By the warmly willing loins of Sharess, Warrax, Ed likes you! He has promptly plunged ahead to answer your THIRD lore-query in a row: “Has anyone asked about Azalar, Dove's son?”
Ed replies:



Florin had something to do with Azalar’s coming into being, too. :}
Azalar was reared on Evermeet and (in his later youth) in the Elven Court woods, is a ranger with the same heroic tendencies as his father, and appears in the recent SHADOWDALE: The Scouring of the Land adventure (Eric Boyd and I put our heads together, and I said yes to his planned - - and superbly presented - - use of Azalar). That’s what The Sage meant when he suggested you “take a look” at that adventure. If I can possibly arrange an opportunity. I will write and publish (on the Wizards website, perhaps) a short story of Azalar somewhere, somewhen.
Just not now. Not with three unfinished novels still on this year's platter.



So saith Ed. Still riding hard to meet those deadlines, with the world-weary grace of the scarred and seasoned (with chocolate sauce, yummm) veteran.
love to all,
THO

Edited by - The Hooded One on 05 Sep 2007 00:30:48
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Blueblade
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Posted - 05 Sep 2007 :  01:19:11  Show Profile  Visit Blueblade's Homepage Send Blueblade a Private Message
Hi Ed and THO, another Cormyr-specific Realmslore question for you.
In any society, things go in and out of fashion, and stuff the nobility does filters down to lower classes, whereupon the nobility hastily abandon it and "move on" into new "exclusively noble" things. I'm thinking of drinks and games (cards, dice; while-away-an-evening amongst family members or friends, not "go out and be seen James Bond casino cutthroat" stuff).
Can you enlighten us all, however sketchily, on recent shifts in what (of these sorts of things) are fashionable among the nobles; what's "hot," what's "passé," and so on. I know these things go by generations, too, so do young nobles spurn some of the stuff their elders cleave to?
Thanks!
Blueblade
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Malcolm
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Posted - 05 Sep 2007 :  01:22:17  Show Profile  Visit Malcolm's Homepage Send Malcolm a Private Message
I was just going to ask the same sort of question about drinking, smoking, and "casual around the house" wear (if your house happens to be a noble mansion or castle, that is), so . . . can I attach my query to Blueblade's?
Pretty please, lovely Lady THO? I'll (chuckles, clears throat) make it up to you . . .
(Sune and Sharess, what am I SAYING? She'll ride me raggeXXX er, wear me out!)
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Blueblade
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Posted - 05 Sep 2007 :  01:28:32  Show Profile  Visit Blueblade's Homepage Send Blueblade a Private Message
Okay, you've got me going, Malcolm!
I'VE got another question, too, this one about clothing in "right now" Realms-time Cormyr. Are there any local (specific to Suzail, Marsember, or Arabel) ways of signalling, by what clothing and accessories are worn and how they're worn, that I the wearer am:
• interested in a night of dalliance?
• selling my favours?
• interested in being hired for adventuring and/or shady pursuits of some sort?
• NOT interested in being propositioned?
Thanks in advance. Ed's mountain of questions must be sinking his part of Ontario, by now . . .
Blueblade
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Warrax
Learned Scribe

Canada
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Posted - 05 Sep 2007 :  03:33:00  Show Profile  Visit Warrax's Homepage  Click to see Warrax's MSN Messenger address Send Warrax a Private Message
It looks like I really have to get that book, then, if only to voice my thanks for all of Ed's ridiculously speedy replies...

:D

Thanks again!
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The Red Walker
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Posted - 05 Sep 2007 :  14:11:06  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

No, I don’t mean I’m waiting for you wearing nothing but a smile and a black ribbon choker around my throat . .




*****Sighs contentedly...leans back in his chair and lights his favorite pipe......and ponders which deity would honor a pact to see this come to pass....

knowing all the while, that what'ere the cost...'twould not be to high!

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"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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Jamallo Kreen
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Posted - 05 Sep 2007 :  19:38:20  Show Profile  Visit Jamallo Kreen's Homepage Send Jamallo Kreen a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Blueblade

Okay, you've got me going, Malcolm!
I'VE got another question, too, this one about clothing in "right now" Realms-time Cormyr. Are there any local (specific to Suzail, Marsember, or Arabel) ways of signalling, by what clothing and accessories are worn and how they're worn, that I the wearer am:
• interested in a night of dalliance?
• selling my favours?
• interested in being hired for adventuring and/or shady pursuits of some sort?
• NOT interested in being propositioned?
Thanks in advance. Ed's mountain of questions must be sinking his part of Ontario, by now . . .
Blueblade



Oh, that is rich!

Do, please, Ed, tell us how these same things are signalled in other areas, too (aside from the obvious sign of wearing armor and weapons when walking into a tavern in some rich neighborhood, of course).


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


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Jamallo Kreen
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Posted - 05 Sep 2007 :  19:44:05  Show Profile  Visit Jamallo Kreen's Homepage Send Jamallo Kreen a Private Message
Well met.

Ed, I've been looking through Forgotten Realms Adventures (old 2nd edition stuff for those of you unfamiliar with it), and I thought it would be lovely if you'd give us a list of the major sages of the Realms (yea, even unto Kara-Tur and Zakhara and Maztica), with their 3rd edition levels. I'm sure that could be spread out over a few posts to help ease our pangs of Dragon's death. Please enlearn us, Ed!



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


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dravenloft
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Posted - 05 Sep 2007 :  21:47:57  Show Profile  Visit dravenloft's Homepage  Send dravenloft an AOL message  Send dravenloft an ICQ Message  Click to see dravenloft's MSN Messenger address  Send dravenloft a Yahoo! Message Send dravenloft a Private Message
Another question for Ed.

What sorts of fiction are popular, or wide spread in Faerûn? I've seen many mentions of bodice ripper and torrid romance chapbooks. Are there others? Also, do the various races have their own favourite types of book? I mean, what do elves read for fun? Or halflings, gnomes and dwarves?


thanks.

P.S. Thanks for the Realms. I'm too lazy to world build myself, and all too often other game worlds seem too caught up in mechanics or in focusing on a specific story to fit the sorts of games and systems I like to play.

Space Opera, Planetary Romance, Speculative Fiction and similar by me.
check it out at http://universal-nexus.com
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Warrax
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I have a question about how you initially went about building the Realms, Ed. There's a big piece that you wrote posted on Pages from the Sages about how you started writing stories and so forth, but there had to have been a beginning moment of conception, right? What was the first thing you remember designing for the setting and how did you expand from there?
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 06 Sep 2007 :  03:54:06  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hello again, all. This time Ed tenders an answer (of sorts) to one of Jamallo Kreen’s recent queries (regarding War Wizard prying into the minds of “house wizards” attached to Cormyrean noble houses who don’t already happen to be undercover War Wizards): “Well met! Pray tell us, Ed, what spells do the War Wizards use to do this mind reaming? As a DM I want to know.”
Ed replies:



Sorry; firm and strong NDAs apply to the specific nature of the spells. I can say that aside from Vangey and Laspeera, all War Wizards (even Caladnei) have to physically touch a wizard to do this “mind-reaming.” For what it looks and feels like, when mind-reaming is done to a non-wizard, see the interrogation scene wherein Caladnei probes Narnra, in ELMINSTER’S DAUGHTER. (Weaker minds than those of the prober - - target minds that are without training in the Art or an aptitude for it, that is - - can often be mind-reamed at a distance.)
There are defter and swifter spells that work on minds trained to (and with the aptitude for) the Art than shown in that scene, and a mind can be overwhelmed and “forced” with comparative ease (and so, little damage due to mental fighting, because it lasts such a short time) by three or more as-powerful wizards’ minds; War Wizards customarily perform such reamings with five or six, some of them passively observing in the mental link so as to pounce on suppressed or avoided memories.
I can also say that less than twenty senior War Wizards know how to cast and lead a mind-reaming, though many more have participated in reamings launched by others. Chosen of Mystra and many archwizards have developed more sophisticated (less brute-force, more precise, and sometimes even unnoticed by the recipient) equivalents to the mind-reaming magics Vangerdahast inherited from previous Royal Magicians of Cormyr (Baerauble, in his last years, experimented with the first clumsy beginnings of such spells).
It is a “low treason” (punishable by death, feebleminding, or permanent exile from the realm under the Brand of Azuth’s Disfavour, which is a magical marking, ceremonially applied by clergy of Azuth, that forbids clergy of Azuth or Mystra from aiding the marked miscreant, and forbids any user of the Weave from training the marked miscreant) crime to mind-ream anyone in Cormyr without the express consent of the Royal Magician or the Court Wizard (one and the same person during Vangerdahast’s time, of course) or Sage Royal or an Obarskyr (or, by the Decree of Azoun’s Ascension, prepared by Vangey and enacted into law as the first ruling deed of Azoun IV, Laspeera or any alarphon).
At least one past monarch of Cormyr (Salember) had a wizard of Selgaunt he (correctly) suspected of magically peering into his mind captured in Sembia. The wizard was then blinded, his tongue cut out and all his fingers severed, and he was returned to his abode for his servants (who hated and feared him, and took their revenges on the unfortunate without going to the city authorities) to find.



So saith Ed. Who has revealed a wealth of lore about Cormyr here at the Keep, yet (of course) only scratched the surface. He will return with another lore reply as usual on the morrow.
love to all,
THO
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