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Dalor Darden
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Posted - 13 Aug 2010 :  18:29:11  Show Profile Send Dalor Darden a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Does anyone know what happened to Midnight's (Ariel Manx) family?

I can't recall if they are mentioned in the Time of Troubles Trilogy, and I don't have those novels any longer.

Specifically there was:

Theus Manx: the father (a commoner merchant)

Paiyse Manx: the Mother (a commoner wife)

Rysana Manx: the older sister (also a Wizard)

Tar (last name unknown): her first magical instructor, and later future brother-in-law to be wed to Rysana

Is there anything concerning these four?

I somehow picture the new Mystra perhaps looking out for her family...unless they are all dead.

I also thought that perhaps Rysana, being a wizard too, might have become somewhat important since her sister was the new Goddess of Magic.

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Darsson Spellmaker
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Posted - 17 Sep 2010 :  07:24:36  Show Profile Send Darsson Spellmaker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Apparently they were never important enough to merit another mention in lore ever again. Certainly Midnight seemed to cut her ties with her family in order to adventure. It might be that later on they were all killed in the chaos of the Time of Troubles, and by the time the new Mystra was reborn, the souls of her family would have gone on the homeplanes of their respective gods, too late for her to do anything about it.
It seems most ascended mortals tend to not to bother with their families once they become divine. Finder Wyvernspur and Siamorphe both come from noble families, but nothing is ever said about such families enjoying the favor or perks (such as there are) that come from having a divine relative.

"Know, O mages, that there is learning, and there is wisdom, and they are very far from being the same thing."--Azuth the High One, Utterances from the Altar: Collected Verbal Manifestations of the Divine and Most Holy Lord of Spells (holy chapbook, assembled by anonymous priests of Azuth circa 1358 DR)
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Eltheron
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Posted - 21 Sep 2010 :  18:02:14  Show Profile Send Eltheron a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wasn't Ariel's father featured in a fairly recent adventure? I can't remember exactly what it was, but there was something about him being corrupted by Shar in some way. Definitely was an official WotC product, though I can't recall if it was Dragon or one of the last modules/books.

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--Faraer

Edited by - Eltheron on 21 Sep 2010 18:03:27
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Dalor Darden
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Posted - 08 Feb 2018 :  17:49:36  Show Profile Send Dalor Darden a Private Message  Reply with Quote
<bump>

This is still of interest to me...and I was wondering if anyone knew of any new developments regarding the Manx family.

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sleyvas
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Posted - 09 Feb 2018 :  01:13:24  Show Profile Send sleyvas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
no, but I've often wondered if they weren't implanted memories

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Markustay
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Posted - 09 Feb 2018 :  01:17:34  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Or, perhaps she made everyone forget about them after she became a god?

Being an ascended mortal-turned-god might be like being a superhero - you need a 'secret identity' to protect the ones you love.

EDIT:
So Midnight was a little Manx?

"I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me" --- Dudley Field Malone


Edited by - Markustay on 09 Feb 2018 01:18:23
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LordofBones
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Posted - 11 Feb 2018 :  11:49:12  Show Profile Send LordofBones a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This shouldn't surprise anyone. Look at Dornal Silverhand.

Mystra 2 cutting ties with her family is kind of insignificant, as far as divine-mortal relations go. Dornal and Xvim definitely got the short end of the stick.

Meanwhile, Pathfinder has Cayden Cailean, who elevated his prostitute best friend and his pet dog to immortality, and uses said dog's pup as a planar ally. Dude is like the ultimate bro. And Urgathoa genuinely loved her husband so much that she encourages her followers to get hitched so they can enjoy true love as she did, and she's basically the goddess of depraved kinks.
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