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The Masked Mage
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Posted - 09 Feb 2013 :  21:54:25  Show Profile  Send The Masked Mage an AOL message  Click to see The Masked Mage's MSN Messenger address Send The Masked Mage a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Is there any information about arakhor other than what was win Mintiper's Chapbook?

The Masked Mage
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Posted - 09 Feb 2013 :  22:17:21  Show Profile  Send The Masked Mage an AOL message  Click to see The Masked Mage's MSN Messenger address Send The Masked Mage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I should clarify this question - I mean aside from the couple discussions on here, have those previously raised questions been answered by Ed or Eric?
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George Krashos
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Posted - 10 Feb 2013 :  02:23:27  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There isn't anymore published lore on arakhor, other than the sources you cite.

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The Sage
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Aside from some of Gray's inspiring work incorporating pre-existing lore on the arakhor both here at Candlekeep and in Volume VII of the Candlekeep Compendium, I'm drawing a blank on any other information published elsewhere. I can't immediately remember anything pertinent.

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Gray Richardson
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Posted - 10 Feb 2013 :  21:22:04  Show Profile  Visit Gray Richardson's Homepage Send Gray Richardson a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There was some good discussion of them in this scroll here:
http://forum.candlekeep.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14937

Some thoughts about what arakhor might be:
1) An ancient treant that has grown so large and old, that it has set down roots and become sessile.
2) A sentient tree, perhaps a proto-treant, from before they evolved the ability to walk around.
3) A special tree whose seeds, nuts or acorns produce treants (in fact, what if they are the female form of treants?)
4) The sons of Emmantiensien, the patron god (or archfey) of treants. As such, they may have divine rank 0 and rate as hero-gods.
5) Avatars of Yggdrasil, the World Tree, taken root in the material plane. By some accounts, Emmantienisen is himself an aspect of the World Tree, so 5 & 4 could be related.
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Duneth Despana
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Posted - 23 Jul 2017 :  15:42:07  Show Profile Send Duneth Despana a Private Message  Reply with Quote
George Krashos mentions that the Hosttower in Luskan is a petrified arakhor in his Gauntlgrym article.

« There is no overriding « epic » in the Realms, but rather a large number of stories, adventures, and encounters going on all the time. [...]. Each creative mind adds to the base, creating, defining, and making their contribution to the rich diversity of the Realms. [...]. But Ed built the stage upon which all the plays are presented. Thanks Ed. » -FR Comic no.1
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TBeholder
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Posted - 01 Aug 2017 :  18:18:33  Show Profile Send TBeholder a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Gray Richardson


5) Avatars of Yggdrasil, the World Tree, taken root in the material plane. By some accounts, Emmantienisen is himself an aspect of the World Tree, so 5 & 4 could be related.

Nope, "child of Yggdrasil" is known to exist elsewhere.

6) Elves experimented with High Magic, discovered some really strange possibilities (hey, at least this time they didn't break the continent or anything).

People never wonder How the world goes round -Helloween
And even I make no pretense Of having more than common sense -R.W.Wood
It's not good, Eric. It's a gazebo. -Ed Whitchurch
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