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sleyvas
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Posted - 14 Jun 2007 :  22:16:23  Show Profile Send sleyvas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Good job gathering up the gods. I see you mixed some from MM and Dragonomicon. I also noticed a couple were missing, and was wondering if there was anything to support the below assumptions

Asgorath = Io? This is almost a shoe in given their descriptions, but...

Null = Falazure + Chronepsis ?? Is Null something like the three part elven deity. It would be kind of weird because Chronepsis is hinted at being Io's brother and Falazure is Io's son, but maybe something was mentioned somewhere of a takeover that I never noticed and Null uses those Alias'

Xymor (justicemaker) = is he dead, he's not on the list? He does seem a little redundant with Bahamut, but they are listed as separate entities in the same book. Did they combine them?

Kalzareinad (dead dragon god of secrets) = where'd this one come from

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KnightErrantJR
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Posted - 14 Jun 2007 :  22:20:18  Show Profile  Visit KnightErrantJR's Homepage Send KnightErrantJR a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sleyvas

Good job gathering up the gods. I see you mixed some from MM and Dragonomicon. I also noticed a couple were missing, and was wondering if there was anything to support the below assumptions

Asgorath = Io? This is almost a shoe in given their descriptions, but...

Null = Falazure + Chronepsis ?? Is Null something like the three part elven deity. It would be kind of weird because Chronepsis is hinted at being Io's brother and Falazure is Io's son, but maybe something was mentioned somewhere of a takeover that I never noticed and Null uses those Alias'

Xymor (justicemaker) = is he dead, he's not on the list? He does seem a little redundant with Bahamut, but they are listed as separate entities in the same book. Did they combine them?

Kalzareinad (dead dragon god of secrets) = where'd this one come from



Some of those were resolved by the dragon god appendix to the 2nd Edition Cult of the Dragon sourcebook.

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KnightErrantJR
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Posted - 14 Jun 2007 :  22:24:17  Show Profile  Visit KnightErrantJR's Homepage Send KnightErrantJR a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Eytan, as far as the latest article goes, I have to admit, I kind of like the classes that don't require a lot of work to fit into the Realms, because you can pretty easily say that the class works in the Realms, and now that that is established, now we can delve into some well written, interesting Realmslore. In other words, a great excuse to see you set loose to come up with some fun new characters, organizations, places, and plot hooks, which I have really enjoyed.

As far as Dragonfire Adepts go, my first thought was "these guys are just like Warlocks but with dragonfire," so I kind of liked how you turned them into "pact makers" with "unearthly" dragons. Still don't think the class is that inspired, but its a good spin on why they are similar to Warlocks but tied to dragons.

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Wooly Rupert
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I'm a bit surprised that the Marshals weren't connected to the Red Knight in any way...

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Ayunken-vanzan
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quote:
Originally posted by sleyvas

Xymor (justicemaker) = is he dead, he's not on the list? He does seem a little redundant with Bahamut, but they are listed as separate entities in the same book. Did they combine them?


Xymor is just another name of Bahamuth, which can be easily seen in Dragons of Faerun in the chapter “Orders of Dragonkind”, “Talons of Justice”: “The Talons of Justice are an order of silver dragons dedicated to Xymor (Bahamut) …” This backs up the information from the mentioned appendix of Cult of the Dragon.

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The information on the “Light of Xymor” is very interesting. Are they dragonborn of Bahamut? Is there any more lore about them to be found elsewhere, in novels or sourcebooks?

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EytanBernstein
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Posted - 16 Jun 2007 :  15:52:26  Show Profile  Visit EytanBernstein's Homepage Send EytanBernstein a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

I'm a bit surprised that the Marshals weren't connected to the Red Knight in any way...



It would have been a really good idea, but she completely slipped my mind at the time. Fortunately, I've worked in some Red Knight lore into another entry later on.

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EytanBernstein
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Posted - 16 Jun 2007 :  15:53:02  Show Profile  Visit EytanBernstein's Homepage Send EytanBernstein a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ayunken-vanzan

quote:
Originally posted by sleyvas

Xymor (justicemaker) = is he dead, he's not on the list? He does seem a little redundant with Bahamut, but they are listed as separate entities in the same book. Did they combine them?


Xymor is just another name of Bahamuth, which can be easily seen in Dragons of Faerun in the chapter “Orders of Dragonkind”, “Talons of Justice”: “The Talons of Justice are an order of silver dragons dedicated to Xymor (Bahamut) …” This backs up the information from the mentioned appendix of Cult of the Dragon.

*****

The information on the “Light of Xymor” is very interesting. Are they dragonborn of Bahamut? Is there any more lore about them to be found elsewhere, in novels or sourcebooks?



Light of Xymor is new, though it's based on some ideas we developed in Dragons of Faerun. I can't really go into much more detail on them due to NDAs.

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EytanBernstein
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Posted - 16 Jun 2007 :  15:54:30  Show Profile  Visit EytanBernstein's Homepage Send EytanBernstein a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sleyvas

Good job gathering up the gods. I see you mixed some from MM and Dragonomicon. I also noticed a couple were missing, and was wondering if there was anything to support the below assumptions

Asgorath = Io? This is almost a shoe in given their descriptions, but...

Null = Falazure + Chronepsis ?? Is Null something like the three part elven deity. It would be kind of weird because Chronepsis is hinted at being Io's brother and Falazure is Io's son, but maybe something was mentioned somewhere of a takeover that I never noticed and Null uses those Alias'

Xymor (justicemaker) = is he dead, he's not on the list? He does seem a little redundant with Bahamut, but they are listed as separate entities in the same book. Did they combine them?

Kalzareinad (dead dragon god of secrets) = where'd this one come from



Kalzareinad is nothing new. He's been around for quite some time. For a bit more (recent) info, see the Cliffs of Karthaut adventure. There is a priestess of Kalzareinad there.

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Edited by - EytanBernstein on 16 Jun 2007 15:54:48
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KnightErrantJR
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Posted - 16 Jun 2007 :  16:01:51  Show Profile  Visit KnightErrantJR's Homepage Send KnightErrantJR a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yeah, I worked Kalzareinad into my history of Linnorms here, though obviously its just my take on things:

http://forum.candlekeep.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=9364&SearchTerms=Linnorms

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Ayunken-vanzan
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quote:
Originally posted by EytanBernstein
Light of Xymor is new, though it's based on some ideas we developed in Dragons of Faerun. I can't really go into much more detail on them due to NDAs.



Yai, sometimes NDAs are good news. I suppose we will hear of them soon enough.

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Dhomal
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Posted - 20 Jun 2007 :  06:12:14  Show Profile  Visit Dhomal's Homepage Send Dhomal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hello-

We have another! :)

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Dargoth
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Posted - 20 Jun 2007 :  06:33:07  Show Profile  Visit Dargoth's Homepage Send Dargoth a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey Eytan I love that youve started to include free crunchy stuff in your articles!

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EytanBernstein
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Posted - 20 Jun 2007 :  10:35:34  Show Profile  Visit EytanBernstein's Homepage Send EytanBernstein a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There's a pretty good amount of crunch planned for the psionic entries.

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Dargoth
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Posted - 26 Jun 2007 :  23:49:47  Show Profile  Visit Dargoth's Homepage Send Dargoth a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just reading ETU and it looks like theres more characters with non core classes mentioned in it (Beguiler and Sword Sage)

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monch9
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Posted - 27 Jun 2007 :  07:49:57  Show Profile  Visit monch9's Homepage Send monch9 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
New one is up.

Psionic Races Part 2
http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/frcc/20070627

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KnightErrantJR
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Posted - 27 Jun 2007 :  11:19:06  Show Profile  Visit KnightErrantJR's Homepage Send KnightErrantJR a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wow, it reall does look like Eytan's work on psionics is going to be pretty extensive in this series. Not only do I like the tie in to Ghostwise halflings being psionic (it makes sense given the limited telepathy they have), but I liked the references to various "obscure" Realmsian monsters as well. It serves as a reminded that even though the rules have changed, psionics does have a precedence and a history in the Realms.

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turox
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Posted - 04 Jul 2007 :  00:33:21  Show Profile  Visit turox's Homepage Send turox a Private Message  Reply with Quote
New one is up.

Psionic Races Part 3.
http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/frcc/20070703

EDIT: Isn't showing up in Active Topics or even saying it was updated by me. So I thought maybe an edit would help it get a little notice.

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KnightErrantJR
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Posted - 04 Jul 2007 :  06:23:25  Show Profile  Visit KnightErrantJR's Homepage Send KnightErrantJR a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hooray for the reference to the Destroyers. Plus, I would love to see some "face time" in the novels for some tension between the War Wizards and the newly hired mind mages in Cormyr.

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sleyvas
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Yes, very well done piece. Thanks for the sidebar on the drow. I never have read those early Salvatore books (though my birthday present and Christmas present open up my opportunity, if I can ever get caught up). I knew that there was some issue with the psionic drow during the ToT from the message boards, and I knew from the sellsword trilogy that the new "head" of Bregan Daerthe was a psion... but I'd never put two and two together. Now, I just need to read the new Vhok book, read the DL book that just came out in paperback, read paladin of souls, and I can start reading all the older dark elf lore.

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monch9
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Posted - 11 Jul 2007 :  08:29:02  Show Profile  Visit monch9's Homepage Send monch9 a Private Message  Reply with Quote

New one is up:

Psionic Classes

http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/frcc/20070711

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sleyvas
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Posted - 11 Jul 2007 :  15:56:46  Show Profile Send sleyvas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Glad to see the other gods for divine minds clarified. Also, I was wondering if there was anything like a mystic theurge for psionics. Good job finding it amongst the mind's eye articles. Of any religion, I definitely see deep duerra's being one that develops psychic theurges (primarily with psion/clerics, ardent/clerics and wilder/favored souls, and maybe a few psychic warrior's/clerics and divine minds/favored souls). I liked the part building on the elan's previously mentioned and the god Auppenser.
I was looking for one thing, because it seemed odd when I was looking at the monster deities in Faiths & Pantheons. There's a cloud giant deity named Memnor who gives the mentalism domain. I don't have giantcraft, so I don't know if he was mentioned in there. I did find his mentioning in monster mythology, but nothing in there really struck me as psychic/mental related (other than he sends visions that cause splitting headaches). Is there any other strong information about this deity? Am I reading too much into this domain choice?

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KnightErrantJR
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Posted - 11 Jul 2007 :  17:04:01  Show Profile  Visit KnightErrantJR's Homepage Send KnightErrantJR a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I liked the reference to Deneir's Chosen exhibiting psionic abilities . . . smooth.

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EytanBernstein
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Posted - 18 Jul 2007 :  05:34:44  Show Profile  Visit EytanBernstein's Homepage Send EytanBernstein a Private Message  Reply with Quote
New one is up for Binders, http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/frcc/20070718

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KnightErrantJR
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Posted - 18 Jul 2007 :  11:16:37  Show Profile  Visit KnightErrantJR's Homepage Send KnightErrantJR a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Excellent work Eytan. I really liked the "Realmsified" vestiges in the article, and I love new vestiges as well. Really happy about the article.

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Posted - 18 Jul 2007 :  14:54:59  Show Profile  Visit Bladedancer's Homepage Send Bladedancer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Once again I must say you rock sir!

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