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Ashe Ravenheart
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Posted - 23 Apr 2009 :  16:59:34  Show Profile Send Ashe Ravenheart a Private Message  Reply with Quote
LOL, great minds think alike!

I've taken the GHotR and put into my historical.js for the Forgotten Realms Calendar tool, so I've been adding these to it as well.

Which, of course, led me to create a straight History page with all the entries listed in chronological order. The other neat trick was hyperlinking all the 'reference years' listed so you can jump around.

I actually DO know everything. I just have a very poor index of my knowledge.

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Brian R. James
Forgotten Realms Game Designer

USA
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Posted - 23 Apr 2009 :  20:36:52  Show Profile  Visit Brian R. James's Homepage Send Brian R. James a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
1446 DR: Deep gnolls are spotted hunting in the Northtrees March. It is unknown what menace drove the hahlorkh to the surface.
Okay, first, I've got to ask: was this something you came up with later, or was this originally intended for print?

Second: Rock! I loved those articles, and I've already stated that if I could, I would make the deep gnolls official Realmslore.

You guys should know by now, any opportunity I get to nudge the Candlekeep Compendium articles into canon, I'm going to take it. This event was originally intended for Backdrop: Cormyr, but alas it along with a large number of other timeline events didn't make the cut.

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Brian R. James
Forgotten Realms Game Designer

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Posted - 23 Apr 2009 :  20:39:09  Show Profile  Visit Brian R. James's Homepage Send Brian R. James a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by gomez

Grmmbl. I really have to hate you for making me join twitter... Gmrmmbllbl
The entries are cool though. Would it be ok if I compile them (in order) on the FR wizards boards, if I provide alink to your twitter page? (Maybe I can get them to sticky the thread as well...)
I have no problems with this Gomez

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gomez
Learned Scribe

Netherlands
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Posted - 24 Apr 2009 :  08:45:37  Show Profile  Visit gomez's Homepage Send gomez a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Added here: http://forums.gleemax.com/showthread.php?p=18416779
If you like me to add something (disclaimers etc), let me know.
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Ashe Ravenheart
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Posted - 24 Apr 2009 :  13:47:40  Show Profile Send Ashe Ravenheart a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I put up a abridged version of the historical listing I've created at my web acccount:

GHotR Addendum

Brian, if you or WotC don't like this, let me know and I'll pull it down.

I actually DO know everything. I just have a very poor index of my knowledge.

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edappel
Learned Scribe

Brazil
211 Posts

Posted - 24 Apr 2009 :  13:55:34  Show Profile  Click to see edappel's MSN Messenger address Send edappel a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well.. I think i do not have to check it on Brian's website anymore.. LoL. Thanks for the updates!

--- Ed Appel

*** I'm a brazilian FR fan. So, feel free to correct my writing mistakes to improve my english.
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Brimstone
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Posted - 24 Apr 2009 :  15:55:22  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ashe Ravenheart

I put up a abridged version of the historical listing I've created at my web acccount:

GHotR Addendum

Brian, if you or WotC don't like this, let me know and I'll pull it down.


Ashe/Matt 1440 has two different names in you link.

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"These things also I have observed: that knowledge of our world is
to be nurtured like a precious flower, for it is the most precious
thing we have. Wherefore guard the word written and heed
words unwritten and set them down ere they fade . . . Learn
then, well, the arts of reading, writing, and listening true, and they
will lead you to the greatest art of all: understanding."
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Wooly Rupert
Master of Mischief
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Posted - 24 Apr 2009 :  16:16:38  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Brimstone

quote:
Originally posted by Ashe Ravenheart

I put up a abridged version of the historical listing I've created at my web acccount:

GHotR Addendum

Brian, if you or WotC don't like this, let me know and I'll pull it down.


Ashe/Matt 1440 has two different names in you link.

BRIMSTONE



1440 is the Year of Azuth's Woe.

The Year of the Mages in Amber is 1466... But the entry where the erroneous year name appears is also misdated. It should be 1446:

quote:
1446 DR: Deep gnolls are spotted hunting in the Northtrees March. It is unknown what menace drove the hahlorkh to the surface.


And 1446 is the Year of the Queen's Honor.

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Ashe Ravenheart
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Posted - 24 Apr 2009 :  16:34:11  Show Profile Send Ashe Ravenheart a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks! I just caught the 1440/1446 error when updating. And I corrected the 1446, grabbed the wrong year while copying/pasting.

I actually DO know everything. I just have a very poor index of my knowledge.

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gomez
Learned Scribe

Netherlands
254 Posts

Posted - 29 Apr 2009 :  06:29:40  Show Profile  Visit gomez's Homepage Send gomez a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hmmm:

"...and there on blood-soaked fields of Grong-Haap, Edranka's goblin armies were swept away by Hargut of the Gray Pestilence."

refers to the Year of Craven Words, I guess (Not in the GHotR by the way).
But why post this now...?
(note: could be just fluff... but as Brian is working on a Realms adventure for Dungeon...)

Edited by - gomez on 29 Apr 2009 08:27:14
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Ashe Ravenheart
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Posted - 30 Apr 2009 :  03:05:02  Show Profile Send Ashe Ravenheart a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Congrats on the release date, Brian!

Underdark

I actually DO know everything. I just have a very poor index of my knowledge.

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Wooly Rupert
Master of Mischief
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Posted - 30 Apr 2009 :  03:13:10  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ashe Ravenheart

Congrats on the release date, Brian!

Underdark



Sigh. Another recycled name...

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Brimstone
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Posted - 30 Apr 2009 :  03:54:33  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ashe Ravenheart

Congrats on the release date, Brian!

Underdark


Good to know. Puts on must buy list.

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to be nurtured like a precious flower, for it is the most precious
thing we have. Wherefore guard the word written and heed
words unwritten and set them down ere they fade . . . Learn
then, well, the arts of reading, writing, and listening true, and they
will lead you to the greatest art of all: understanding."
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Edited by - Brimstone on 30 Apr 2009 03:54:56
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Brian R. James
Forgotten Realms Game Designer

USA
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Posted - 30 Apr 2009 :  04:35:55  Show Profile  Visit Brian R. James's Homepage Send Brian R. James a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks! I didn't get cover credit, but I did contribute about 15,000 words to this and cannot wait to see the final product. Just to be clear, this Underdark is a core 4E sourcebook much like Open Grave, and not a Forgotten Realms supplement.
quote:
Originally posted by Ashe Ravenheart

Congrats on the release date, Brian!

Underdark


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Brian R. James
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Posted - 30 Apr 2009 :  04:37:07  Show Profile  Visit Brian R. James's Homepage Send Brian R. James a Private Message  Reply with Quote
No comment.
quote:
Originally posted by gomez

"...and there on blood-soaked fields of Grong-Haap, Edranka's goblin armies were swept away by Hargut of the Gray Pestilence."

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gomez
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Netherlands
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Posted - 01 May 2009 :  15:59:39  Show Profile  Visit gomez's Homepage Send gomez a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, if you would have anything taking place in or around the Dalelands, and if there would be any rumors about that are related to any events of import, of any kind, don't hesitate to let me know - I could add them to future RPGA adventures.
I could in return provide a few rumors of my own... :D

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edappel
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Brazil
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Posted - 02 Jun 2009 :  19:19:58  Show Profile  Click to see edappel's MSN Messenger address Send edappel a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hello Brian James.
I made this question to Ed but he didn't answered. (I know that he is absolutely busy this days)

Could you answer it for me?
quote:

THO or Ed... (Maybe Brian James or Eric Boyd could help me too)
I've asked this questions on another topic, but no one answered me with a good explanation (Well... Wooly told me he thinks that doesn't have a canon answer, but even so I have to ask you )

There's any explanation to the elves' changes of 3e to 4e?
Why do they live only 200 years now? And how can Sun and Moon elves teleport? What about wild/wood elves "sleeping"?



Thanks.

--- Ed Appel

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edappel
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Brazil
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Posted - 15 Jun 2009 :  17:39:34  Show Profile  Click to see edappel's MSN Messenger address Send edappel a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey Brian, I wouldnt be upset if there isn't any explanation or if you couldn't give me one. I'm still waiting for the answer..

--- Ed Appel

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Brian R. James
Forgotten Realms Game Designer

USA
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Posted - 16 Jun 2009 :  15:34:58  Show Profile  Visit Brian R. James's Homepage Send Brian R. James a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by edappel

There's any explanation to the elves' changes of 3e to 4e?
Why do they live only 200 years now? And how can Sun and Moon elves teleport? What about wild/wood elves "sleeping"?
Sorry Edappel. I don't have an official explanation for you. The fey step ability, however, can be explained by the Feywild shifting closer to Toril, which may also account for the eye change in eladrin. As for the change in age and elven reverie, I'm personally inclined to say this in an instance where FR elves/eladrin deviate from Core D&D elves/eladrin since there is plenty of previous Realmslore to refute it.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 16 Jun 2009 :  16:50:19  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey, Brian, what happened to the timeline updates?

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The Sage
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Indeed.

I figured it might be due to Brian being busy with other stuff.

Still, I miss my semi-frequent dose of Realms-timeline-lore.

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Brian R. James
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Posted - 17 Jun 2009 :  02:04:11  Show Profile  Visit Brian R. James's Homepage Send Brian R. James a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes, my apologies. I ran up against a deadline just as my original batch of timeline events ran out. Now I have to come up with new ones. Hmmmm.

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Aysen
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Posted - 17 Jun 2009 :  04:04:05  Show Profile  Visit Aysen's Homepage Send Aysen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Brian R. James

Yes, my apologies. I ran up against a deadline just as my original batch of timeline events ran out. Now I have to come up with new ones. Hmmmm.



Are you open to suggestions about where to direct your chronological quill? (crosses fingers)

I wouldn't mind a few enlightening tidbits about the Post-Blue Fire years in Rashemen and Aglarond...cough..Velsharoon...cough...cough..
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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 13 Jul 2009 :  18:09:11  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
@Brian: I heard a rumor you were joining us up here in the rainy northwest. Eh?

@Realmslore: If you're ever interested in doing anything related to my novels, let me know, and we could cook up some rockin' stuff.

Cheers

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crazedventurers
Master of Realmslore

United Kingdom
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Posted - 13 Jul 2009 :  18:55:02  Show Profile  Visit crazedventurers's Homepage Send crazedventurers a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

@Brian: I heard a rumor you were joining us up here in the rainy northwest. Eh?


Too early to say

HURRAH

Congrats Brian

Damian

So saith Ed. I've never said he was sane, have I?
Gods, all this writing and he's running a constant fantasy version of Coronation Street in his head, too. .
shudder,
love to all,
THO
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