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ericlboyd
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Posted - 03 Mar 2021 :  18:24:29  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Greetings all,

George and I had such fun writing up "Jergal: Lord of the End of Everything," we've worked up another one, which should be posted to DM's Guild in a couple of days:

Havens of Miyeritar: A History of the Dark Elves of the Savage North

Here's the link:

https://www.dmsguild.com/product/348991/Havens-of-Miyeritar

Here's the product blurb.

After the Descent of the Drow, all dark elves were transformed into drow. But what about the dark elves of Miyeritar who were not guilty of the crimes of the dark elves of Ilythiir or the gold elves of Aryvandaar? Delve into the mysteries of the Illefarni havens where the dark elves of Miyeritar took refuge. Learn the secrets of Ascarle, Jhachalkhyn, and the Moondark Mountains and the fates of their descendants.



For those who want a teaser, check out Cormanthyr, page 30, The Grand History of the Realms, page 12, or Lost Empires of Faerűn, page 52.

--Eric

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 03 Mar 2021 :  18:40:23  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Eric, you may consider at least one copy to be sold, already!

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varyar
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Posted - 03 Mar 2021 :  19:31:44  Show Profile Send varyar a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ancient elvish lore? Sold!
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Wendolyn
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Posted - 03 Mar 2021 :  20:36:24  Show Profile Send Wendolyn a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Can't wait! Keep them coming. I simply loved "Jergal: Lord of the End of Everything." Excited for the next write-up!
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Seethyr
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Posted - 03 Mar 2021 :  21:43:45  Show Profile  Visit Seethyr's Homepage Send Seethyr a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What do we have to do to keep these coming? <insert take my money meme here>

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Eilserus
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Posted - 03 Mar 2021 :  21:48:37  Show Profile Send Eilserus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Very nice. Looking forward to this! :)
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The Arcanamach
Master of Realmslore

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Posted - 04 Mar 2021 :  00:22:10  Show Profile Send The Arcanamach a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yeah gotta echo this, keep them coming. WotC has us starved for good lore and you guys are filling the need nicely.

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varyar
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Posted - 04 Mar 2021 :  01:19:11  Show Profile Send varyar a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It's live now: https://www.dmsguild.com/product/348991/Havens-of-Miyeritar
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AJA
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Posted - 04 Mar 2021 :  01:27:17  Show Profile Send AJA a Private Message  Reply with Quote

Now wait just a minute, this is not Crown of Eaerlann, Eric! Oh ho, I'm on to you buddy. I refuse to be distracted by all these other shiny offerings! I'm not falling for your tricks again! You won't snare me with your awesome Realmslore! Your cool ideas! Your myriad of adventure and story hooks! Your...your....

....I bought one again. Dangit.



edit: So let that be a lesson to you, and George!


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ericlboyd
Forgotten Realms Designer

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Posted - 04 Mar 2021 :  12:29:58  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by AJA


Now wait just a minute, this is not Crown of Eaerlann, Eric! Oh ho, I'm on to you buddy. I refuse to be distracted by all these other shiny offerings! I'm not falling for your tricks again! You won't snare me with your awesome Realmslore! Your cool ideas! Your myriad of adventure and story hooks! Your...your....

....I bought one again. Dangit.



edit: So let that be a lesson to you, and George!





The next one *might* be Crown of Eaerlann.

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sleyvas
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Posted - 04 Mar 2021 :  13:11:06  Show Profile Send sleyvas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ericlboyd

quote:
Originally posted by AJA


Now wait just a minute, this is not Crown of Eaerlann, Eric! Oh ho, I'm on to you buddy. I refuse to be distracted by all these other shiny offerings! I'm not falling for your tricks again! You won't snare me with your awesome Realmslore! Your cool ideas! Your myriad of adventure and story hooks! Your...your....

....I bought one again. Dangit.



edit: So let that be a lesson to you, and George!





The next one *might* be Crown of Eaerlann.



Hey, this may be a weird response, because I haven't read it yet, but I just opened it and I absolutely love the cover art. I've never heard of the artist Dean Spencer. Does he have a site? Oddly, part of what got me was the Forgotten Realms symbol you've made as well... its pretty but simple, and it makes me want to see if I can do something similar in 3d... maybe make a christmas ornament for my tree.

Alavairthae, may your skill prevail

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Gary Dallison
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Posted - 04 Mar 2021 :  13:44:08  Show Profile Send Gary Dallison a Private Message  Reply with Quote
A like it, a new ancient evil and anew origin for the north drow. Hopefully it will give others the confidence to come up with their own dark elf cities and nations elsewhere.

Interesting that the cult of araushnee arose in jachaulkyn, it implies that the modern legends around lolth and araushnee did not exist at that time and the link was made later.

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Brimstone
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Posted - 04 Mar 2021 :  13:48:23  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sweet sweet Realmslore. It's like a drink of cool refreshing water after being lost in a Realmslore Desert...

"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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ericlboyd
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Posted - 04 Mar 2021 :  14:40:25  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Gary Dallison

A like it, a new ancient evil and anew origin for the north drow. Hopefully it will give others the confidence to come up with their own dark elf cities and nations elsewhere.

Interesting that the cult of araushnee arose in jachaulkyn, it implies that the modern legends around lolth and araushnee did not exist at that time and the link was made later.




Mythology varies regionally and culturally. For the Jhachalkhynaar, the Weaver was seen as a sign of hope, who could weave the faiths of her fractious children back together.

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Wendolyn
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Posted - 04 Mar 2021 :  14:44:44  Show Profile Send Wendolyn a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Superb! Was such a joy to read. Please keep them coming! I love all of the additions of lore, and it is wonderfully written and creative. Excellent work.

I also loved Dagon's portal on the ocean floor, leading to his realm: 89th layer of the Abyss, the eternal ocean known as Shadowsea.

Is there any preexisting lore for such a portal? I ask because I was thinking about a similar portal in the huge cavern beneath Dunspeirrin. Four enormous subterranean rivers empty into the cavernous rift and presumably have done so for thousands of years. Wouldn't the cavern (despite its enormous size) eventually fill up? A portal to the Shadowsea that drains the water away would explain why the cavern and Dunspeirrin remain unflooded. It also would explain the rumors in Dunspeirrin that "some dark god stirs in the depth of the rift."

Anyways, great work!
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Thauramarth
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Posted - 04 Mar 2021 :  21:17:10  Show Profile Send Thauramarth a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just bought it. Great stuff. Pyaray? Bringing a bit of Melniboné to the Realms, hmmm?

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ericlboyd
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Posted - 04 Mar 2021 :  21:32:17  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Thauramarth

Just bought it. Great stuff. Pyaray? Bringing a bit of Melniboné to the Realms, hmmm?



The motivation is a reference from Dragon #54 (Ed's article on constructing the pantheon of the Realms.)

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Dewaint
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Posted - 05 Mar 2021 :  13:43:42  Show Profile Send Dewaint a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Great News

Thanks Eric and George, consider a copy already bought by me.
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ericlboyd
Forgotten Realms Designer

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Posted - 06 Mar 2021 :  15:22:45  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dewaint

Great News

Thanks Eric and George, consider a copy already bought by me.



Hope you like it! Let us know what you think.

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The Arcanamach
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Posted - 06 Mar 2021 :  23:02:43  Show Profile Send The Arcanamach a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Once again a great read, we just need Crown of Eerlann to drop now :P

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Eilserus
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Posted - 07 Mar 2021 :  17:28:41  Show Profile Send Eilserus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This was a great read. One note: The Fall of Jhachalkhyn is listed as 1368 DR, but should be sometime in 1357 DR, depending on how fast news travels in the Underdark.

The News section in the Menzoberranzan Boxed Set is dated as about three-quarters of the way through 1357 DR Per this thread: http://forum.candlekeep.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11850

Edited by - Eilserus on 07 Mar 2021 17:34:48
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deserk
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Posted - 07 Mar 2021 :  18:07:04  Show Profile Send deserk a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Really enjoyed it myself. All this elaborate history really helps to make the setting feel alive. It felt like reading a FR product from the 3rd edition era, which was the high point for me. And it's also nice to get some insights into these drow settlements that were previously undetailed terra incognita. Hope to see more similar Realmslore content.

Edited by - deserk on 07 Mar 2021 18:09:12
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ericlboyd
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Posted - 08 Mar 2021 :  14:09:28  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Eilserus

This was a great read. One note: The Fall of Jhachalkhyn is listed as 1368 DR, but should be sometime in 1357 DR, depending on how fast news travels in the Underdark.

The News section in the Menzoberranzan Boxed Set is dated as about three-quarters of the way through 1357 DR Per this thread: http://forum.candlekeep.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11850



Yeah, I got confused and thought Menzo was a 2e product. I'm working on a small update.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 08 Mar 2021 :  14:42:47  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ericlboyd

quote:
Originally posted by Eilserus

This was a great read. One note: The Fall of Jhachalkhyn is listed as 1368 DR, but should be sometime in 1357 DR, depending on how fast news travels in the Underdark.

The News section in the Menzoberranzan Boxed Set is dated as about three-quarters of the way through 1357 DR Per this thread: http://forum.candlekeep.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11850



Yeah, I got confused and thought Menzo was a 2e product. I'm working on a small update.

--Eric



If you're working on an update, I noticed a couple of typos...

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ericlboyd
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Posted - 08 Mar 2021 :  14:47:23  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by ericlboyd

quote:
Originally posted by Eilserus

This was a great read. One note: The Fall of Jhachalkhyn is listed as 1368 DR, but should be sometime in 1357 DR, depending on how fast news travels in the Underdark.

The News section in the Menzoberranzan Boxed Set is dated as about three-quarters of the way through 1357 DR Per this thread: http://forum.candlekeep.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11850



Yeah, I got confused and thought Menzo was a 2e product. I'm working on a small update.

--Eric



If you're working on an update, I noticed a couple of typos...



Please send them asap!

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Eilserus
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Posted - 08 Mar 2021 :  16:03:17  Show Profile Send Eilserus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
All good. The Menzo boxed set is kind of a strange product, in that there's some things in there that I still don't understand even after 30 years of owning it. Triel Baenre's whip of fangs with associated stats:

DAMAGE/ATTACK: 2d4 X 5(QX)
SPECIAL ATTACK: Weakness (Whip)

Not sure what the QX means for instance, aside from a possible poison reference since the House Baenre treasures lists a contact poison XX in there. The boxed set must fall somewhere between editions is my guess.
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