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Azar
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Posted - 15 Nov 2020 :  04:57:03  Show Profile Send Azar a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Kentinal



I am sure you are not considered a black hat. Though it appears you got caught mixed up with side issues/disagreements of other scribes at candlekeep in this scroll.



quote:
Originally posted by cpthero2

Learned Scribe Azar,

I feel you are from a "black hat." I for one greatly appreciate your contributions, discussions, and involvement at the 'Keep.

Best regards,








That's comforting to read. Mostly, I was wondering why the collective brainpower of this forum fell silent upon my submission. If that offering of mine is amateurish pablum or perhaps sacrilegious, I'd prefer to hear it from setting veterans before moving forward.

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Kentinal
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Posted - 15 Nov 2020 :  05:41:11  Show Profile Send Kentinal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Azar I did not see there was much to add to the discussion, I have not been thinking much about artifacts. Though there clearly is the example of two deities sharing a Chosen, so it clearly can make sense that deities could share in making and powering an artifact for goals they all strive for.

"Small beings can have small wisdom," the dragon said. "And small wise beings are better than small fools. Listen: Wisdom is caring for afterwards."
"Caring for afterwards ...? Ker repeated this without understanding.
"After action, afterwards," the dragon said. "Choose the afterwards first, then the action. Fools choose action first."
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 15 Nov 2020 :  06:07:16  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Kentinal

quote:
Originally posted by Azar

I feel like a black hat that has just wandered into a saloon only to see the patrons suddenly vacate the premises .



I am sure you are not considered a black hat. Though it appears you got caught mixed up with side issues/disagreements of other scribes at candlekeep in this scroll.



Also, it's not uncommon for activity here to go in spurts.

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Lord Karsus
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-Moonblades were cooperative efforts by the Seldarine. The Guardian's Tear was inadvertently created by Mystra and Helm together.

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cpthero2
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Posted - 15 Nov 2020 :  18:21:40  Show Profile  Visit cpthero2's Homepage Send cpthero2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Learned Scribe Azar,

quote:
One day, a group of travel-weary Mililans in the area visited the Eldathyns for a bit of respite. After both groups had dined for the evening, the Tuneservants of the divine troupe played gentle melodies as thanks for the generous meal. The Peacemen and Peacewomen found that some of the troubled souls sitting nearby in silent observation responded well to the music played by their guests. Seeing the value in this emotional outlet, they requested that the Mililans make a return trip to instruct their more flexible priests in the ways of music. The eldest of the Mililans agreed to this request and an arrangement was made.

Both branches of their respective faiths came together with such regularity that the Mililans one day decided to permanently post a band of their most introspective members as a gesture of goodwill. Eventually, a potent magical artifact was born from the union of their various efforts: the Mist Flute

Unlike mundane examples of the instrument, this creation is formed from solidified mist. If dispelled, dispersed or otherwise disintegrated, the flute will automatically re-form (depending on the ambient moisture content, this could take anywhere from hours to weeks). Only those of pure thought are able to use the flute to its fullest capacity.

Below are just some of its powers.

  • Calm aggressive emotions.

  • Quench one's thirst for an entire day.

  • Conjure an obscuring mist.

  • Summon rain.

  • Nullify/absorb magic or magical attacks that involve dehydration and/or heat (such as Abi-Dalzim's Horrid Wilting) A strong enough opposing force causes the enchanted water droplets that compose the flute to fly apart; weaker forces cause a reduction in ability until the flute can fully regenerate.


Thus far, I've tentatively settled on this specimen resembling a shakuhachi; perhaps one of the Mililans is an emigrant from Wa?


That is a pretty amazing magic item. Very powerful. That could allow people to do things in trade and more that would make it an invaluable resource. Very nice!

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As I see it, there are multiple reasons why this works/isn't a bridge too far.

1. There is - to my knowledge - no history of conflict between Eldath and Milil.
2. Both Eldath and Milil are Neutral Good in Alignment; both deities and the core of their worshipers basically believe in doing what's best without bias towards either restructuring or deconstructing the world...or at least their milieu.
3. While Milil isn't explicitly devoted to pacifism the way Eldath is, he's more of a lover than a fighter (he prefers to make music and to encourage others to find their own creativity through poetry and song). Also, his avatar has the ability to make others in his presence feel at peace.
4. The artifact in question is purely defensive. Yes, a devious enough mind could no doubt find a way to pervert its intention, but it is much more difficult to misuse a creation not designed for violence or domination.



1) As far as I know, that is correct indeed!

2) Agreed as their dogma actually align, which I think is the criteria for this, but agreed.

3) Agreed.

4) Good point.

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