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On Tiefling origins

https://twitter.com/TheEdVerse/status/1479910491619266568

Jan 9, 2022

@AugustoCLock

Hey Ed, could you give this a read (if it's not too boring) and let me how much of it makes sense? https://old.reddit.com/r/Forgotten_Realms/comments/rwqh7a/on_tiefling_origins/

@TheEdVerse

I like the 'sworn to Asmodeus making tieflings "breed true",' though individuals still vary in appearance due to individual genetics (and letting players have fun with their PCs).

Bhaalspawn aren't tieflings, though (and Abdel was sired after the Time of Troubles).

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On word for "Spider" in different languages

https://twitter.com/TheEdVerse/status/1479924631113023492
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https://twitter.com/TheEdVerse/status/1482586172505346048
https://twitter.com/TheEdVerse/status/1482595373998817283

Jan 9, 2022

@gkrashos

Hi Ed! Enquiring minds want to know the goblin/hobgoblin word for “spider”. Can you share? And while you’re at it, what do the orcs, dwarves, elves et. al. call “spiders” in their languages? Thanks!

@TheEdVerse

All of the Torilian languages have different words for a spider versus a “monster” spider (poisonous or of head-of-the-speaker size or larger), AND all have different words/forms for singular and plural, so here we go:

Draconic: klajus (plural klajan), arklajus is a monstrous spider (plural arklajan), klood is any nest/colony of spiders

Drow: orb is any spider, orbb is plural of any spider, lhorb is a lone spider the speaker considers dangerous, lhorbbyth is more than one such spider, and yilorb (plural yilorbbyth) is a riding-spider

Dwarvish: norskul is any lone spider, norskulla is the plural, all spiders are monsters, and a known-to-be-deadly spider would be termed a yaunorsk (peril-spider, “yau” [pronounced “yaw”] being a known peril/hazard/danger)

Elvish: orbryn is any spider, obra is the plural, horb is a monster-spider, and horbra is more than one of them

Gnomish: norl is any spider, norra is the plural, harnor is a monster-spider, and harnorl is more than one monster-spider

Goblin/Hobgoblin: gaukul [pronounced “GAW-cull”] is any spider, gaukulla is the plural, and a lone monster-spider is taggaukul, plural taggaukulla

Halfling: narl is any spider, narrara is the plural, helnarl is a monster-spider, and helnarla is more than one monster-spider

Orc: ukul (pronounced OO-kul) is any lone spider (ukula is the plural), and a lone monster-spider is a ukurn (plural ukurna, pronounced “oo-KUR-nah”)

@AlexMcclay2000

Would the double r in "narrara" be pronounced with a rolling r as in Spanish? Or just a normal sounding r.

@TheEdVerse

Hintalk has a lot of rolling and trilling sounds, so some halflings would, yes. Interestingly, halflings often drop such sounds when talking to non-hin.

@LazarStojkovic

Hi! What’s the difference in pronunciation between “orb” and “orbb”? Thanks in advance!

@TheEdVerse

The first sounds like a gulp (very short "orb"), and the second sounds (drawing it out and exaggerating here; imagine it said as quickly as possible) like: "OAR-ububub" (so it ends in a "bouncing b" whereas "orb" doesn't. ;}

@RpgMatch

Are there any lexicons written down for different Torilian languages?

@TheEdVerse

Yes. We update them constantly. ;} Hence their super-secret nature. @gkrashos does all of the heavy lifting.

@gkrashos

Hi Ed. Is the plural (or singular, I guess) for the elvish word a typo? Is the plural "orbra" or is the singular "obryn" or are they correct as is?

@TheEdVerse

Sorry, you're right, there's a typo: orbryn is singular, and ORBRA is the plural.

@gkrashos

What about the giants? *wink*

@TheEdVerse

:}

In Jotun, any spider is “attlug” (eight-legs) and spiders, plural, is “attlugga.”

This is then modified by prefixes: “iph” for tiny (a spider the size of a human palm or less), “trau” [pronounced ‘traw’] for small (up to the size of a human body), and “goront” for full-grown (these size words apply to anything or any creature). Three additional creature modifiers are also applied as next-in-line prefixes, if applicable, and in this order: “kah” for biting, “duhfare” (silent-danger) if poisonous/venomous (that affects a giant, so they notice it), and “guth” for soft and easily squished/crushed.

So a tiny, easily-crushed, poisonous fanged spider would be an iphkahduthfareguthattlug, but a spider that bites but isn’t poisonous, and is larger than a human, is a gorontkahattlug.

Webs from any sort of spider (or webs a giant believes to be of arachnid origin) are attlugthul (thul is a creature-made net or snare).

@AlexMcclay2000

"iphkahduthfareguthattlug", now that's a mouthful

@TheEdVerse

Giants speak slowly (and deeply, and often loudly), and can verbalize while inhaling and exhaling.

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On recommended spells and magical effect for the Netherese Empire and during the Crown Wars

https://twitter.com/TheEdVerse/status/1480024951453327370

Jan 9, 2022

@Jon_4L

what do you recommend, in terms of spells and magical effects, for a 5e DM running something during the height of the Netherese Empire? Same question, but for the elves' Crown Wars?

@TheEdVerse

Big questions, so one at a time. Netherese Empire first.

When encountering an arcanist from an unfamiliar city, feel free as a DM to use ANY spell, from any source (and class) as a spell cast by that arcanist, if it fits/helps the unfolding story. ANYTHING goes as a spell effect (within reason, of course; an arcanist is not going to waste a high-level slot on a spell to change the hue of flowers). Spell-mantles aren’t a popular thing, but personal wards that counter a specific sort of damage with a pre-prepared spell response are.

And finally: get out your Wand of Wonder tables, both official and any favourites from among the many, many magazine article and homebrew alternatives. Use them when hostile spells collide in spell-duels, and 2 table results (or pick what best fits the situation) when 3 or more spells collide/overlap areas of effect.

Many arcanists are real eccentrics, obsessed with odd details; play them that way.

Crown Wars time: although there are a few haughty mavericks in every force/side fighting in the Crown Wars, MOST forces are disciplined; like a modern real-world football team, they discuss and practise tactics, and are trained to carry out roles (personal assignments) every spellcaster is expected to do in a given situation/in response to a particular battle cry. Particular forces favour the use of particular spells and schools of magic (again, equivalent to a modern football team specializing in the run, or deep passes, or play action), and will rarely have spells ready to cast that “step outside” their favourites.

And lastly, elves of that time are VERY big on etiquette and honour, and will “play by the formal rules of war” which include not attacking children or non-combatants, NO despoiling the land (e.g. “scorched earth”) or poisoning anyone or anything no matter what the stakes, and no alliances with goblinkin (orcs, goblins, hobgoblins, etc.) under any circumstances. Sneak attacks, thefts of crops and other supplies, and the like are considered low, unfair, and mean; if you fight dirty, you have already lost in your own eyes, in the eyes of your kin and allies, and in the eyes of your foe. The end does NOT justify the means.

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On a Dwarf choosing family over clan or vice versa

https://twitter.com/TheEdVerse/status/1480031085975252995

Jan 9, 2022

@halfwhitebigode

But you would you say that culturally a Dwarf would be pressed to choose family over clan or vice versa?

@TheEdVerse

This is one of those “it entirely depends on the dwarf’s clan, and family, and the situation, and time period” things. There’s no almost-always answer. MOST dwarves put family first, then clan, then race (versus foes/rivals of other races). But there are dwarves who hate their own kin, or some of them, or detest their clan or want to “show up” their clan for what they see as wrong decisions/policies/attitudes. The DM should always ask: what led up to this moment? What did any players involved roleplay? Okay, how do any NPCs involved act or react, the way I see them as characters? (It’s okay to call a timeout, turn aside from the table, and quietly ask yourself, as director to actors [the NPCs]: how do you see your character acting/reacting right now? Why? Okay, if X acts this way, how does that change how Y reacts? …And then turn back to play. It’s always what would the characters do, and never player vs. player or DM vs. players or any player.)

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On focuses of Arcane Brotherhood overwizards

https://twitter.com/TheEdVerse/status/1480230354468413441

Jan 10, 2022

@DM_Doesnt

Can anyone out there help out with the lore of the Host Tower of Luskan? As I can see reference to the different spires and their Overwizard having their own seperate focus’ but what they are evades me. Unless it is more of a personal direction by each mage in charge?

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@TheEdVerse

Hi. I covered it in Volo's North, but there's a pretty clear overview here: https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Arcane_Brotherhood
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On reopening Myth Drannor

https://twitter.com/TheEdVerse/status/1480310262305538053
https://twitter.com/TheEdVerse/status/1480342679196155904

Jan 10, 2022

@ErikBaileyHEMA

I've been working on an Arcane College campaign module with a particularly sizable Elven population, but I saw you recently post that the Elves of Myth Drannor have once again blocked non-elves from entering. What kind of event could change their mind?

@TheEdVerse

They will reopen it the moment the mythal is repaired so the ancestors' tombs are once again structurally secure and the baelnorn are no longer raging.

Which could be very soon. They've been WORKING.

@ErikBaileyHEMA

So there's potential for a group of 8 archmages to open an arcane college in, say, the Alliance Ward in the near future?

@TheEdVerse

I'd say so. Monitored by an elven high mage, of course, to make sure the students are students, and not hostile mages infiltrating (they know some Thultanthans survived).

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On repopulated Essembra

https://twitter.com/ErikBaileyHEMA/status/1480612529365680128

Jan 11, 2022

@ErikBaileyHEMA

One more question: I've read that Essembra was evacuated/abandoned in 1422 DR. Has it been repopulated yet?

@TheEdVerse

Oh, yes, almost immediately after the fighting moved elsewhere. Many Essembrans just fled into the Ghost Holds, and came right back when they dared to.
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On the biggest phylactery in the Realms

https://twitter.com/TheEdVerse/status/1480742074089713664

Jan 11, 2022

@groudon466

In the most literal sense: what's the biggest phylactery in the Realms?

@TheEdVerse

I'm not certain which is the biggest, but the largest I know of is an airship of enchanted alloys fused together into an elegant sealed vessel hundreds of feet long. It floats hidden in a cavern that it almost fills. Where? Ah, that would be TELLING.
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On the popular fiction market in Waterdeep

https://twitter.com/TheEdVerse/status/1480757792097120256

Jan 11, 2022

@IslamAndDragons

Howdy @TheEdVerse! I’m rereading Elminster’s Forgotten Realms, and was wondering:

The section on writing pertains mostly to Cormyr, how does Waterdeep differ (or not)? I’m especially interested in Waterdeep’s popular fiction market.


@TheEdVerse

I'd already covered the Waterdeep market in articles I penned for the Wizards website, both broadsheets (=newspapers) and chapbooks.

One of my Spin A Yarn tales also focused on the selling of chapbooks.

In brief, the Deep has more of everything: more competing broadsheets, far more treatises and tracts published in chapbook form, and a great breadth of genres in chapbooks, with several long-running series (akin to real-world Perry Rhodan or Dray Prescott or the Angelique books).
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On Elminster's clones

https://twitter.com/TheEdVerse/status/1481413036615376896

Jan 13, 2022

@Artie_Pavlov

Looks like red El clone is also appearing in the new Neverwinter expansion. How many clones does he have? Did he learn from Alias and made an army of red Elminsters? Face with tears of joy

@TheEdVerse

He has an infinite number of clones: like all Weavemasters, he can spin up "Weaveghosts" at will: phantoms that SEEM real/solid if he wants them to, that he can see and speak through, and that he can cast spells through. They're not solid and can't carry anything.
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On Myrkul's face

https://twitter.com/TheEdVerse/status/1481415864276688896

Jan 13, 2022

@VikGray

I have a small headcanon that Myrkul was an extreme, stunning beauty as a mortal. His face was nearly divine.

But it slowly started to dwindle with time and age. So... He painfully hated it. He despised the signs of decay, but instead of masking it He tried to make it harder. Destroy his pitch perfect face and leave it in ruin.

Since his ascension into divinity he fancies looking scary.

But mostly because he is afraid to see his fading old humane face ever again

@TheEdVerse

I like this very much. :}
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On a 10th level campaign starting in Daggerdale

https://twitter.com/TheEdVerse/status/1482467454165135366

Jan 16, 2022


@JackGogsbane

Hey, @TheEdVerse ! Any tips or secret lore you could share with me for a campaign starting at 10th level in Daggerdale, involving the Lord of Daggerdale's lost sister, werewolves, Malar, Loviatar, and Tethyamar?:)

@TheEdVerse

Heh. Florin secretly rescued Silver Morn years back, so she's not to be found in Daggerdale. (The Zhents lording it in her castle died in the rescue.)

Loviatar worshippers are, though, mainly in the settlements. In the countryside, you'll find a lot of Malarites, running "holy hunts"...which is a good thing for the farmers still hanging on, as those hunts keep the foraging goblins, orcs, hobgoblins and prowling spiders roaming from the Spiderhaunt Wood down to a (somewhat) survivable level. Driders and some drow explorative warbands occasionally enter the dale, but have never established any lasting presence because dwarven adventurers seeking to repopulate Tethyamar come up from under the Desertsmouth Mountains to eliminate drow whenever they find them.

What little hope and aid the folk of Daggerdale receive comes from Shadowdale (preferential prices on needed daily goods) and, surprisingly, from the Zhentarim rebuilding Zhentil Keep, who seek to make Daggerdale their "breadbasket" food source. They have spies not only among the folk living in the settlements of Daggerdale (including some smiths, carpenters, and roofers) but roaming the countryside--and these roamers include some shapeshifters of various sorts (one or two might be werewolves, but most werewolves encountered in Daggerdale are likely long-resident in the dale, or have settled there from elsewhere (such as the Hullack region of Cormyr).

The worship of Loviatar is covertly financed by the Zhents, who see it as a way to ultimately controlling the settlements of Daggerdale from within. Adding spice to this mix are the spies in the dale supported by Shadowdale, and the spies in the dale who are visiting Harpers. ;}

Daggerdale remains an uneasy mix of farms, abandoned farms that nature is seeking to reclaim (so hunting is good), and ready violence as all of these elements clash. (The elves in the forested areas to the east prevent drow, dwarves, and Zhents from expanding in that direction, so Daggerdale is something of a cauldron.)
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On gender ratio of ancient Imaskari artificers

https://twitter.com/TheEdVerse/status/1482780931052212232

Jan 17, 2022

@FrankMcCormick

Is it just a function of the very small sample size of known/named Imaskari, or were the artificer ruling class exclusively male? Deep Imaskar and its descendants obviously aren't, but the ancient Imaskar?

@TheEdVerse

No, there was no gender bar, and likely as many females as males. What has survived down through history is the loudest artificers who did the most dramatic/pushy/stupid things without hiding what they were doing, and THAT subset was more male than female.
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On giants before Giantcraft and the novels trilogy

https://twitter.com/TheEdVerse/status/1482782874294276101

Jan 17, 2022

@MarcoVolo9

Speaking of Giants, if I may: before Giantcraft and the novels trilogy about giants were published, where did you put your giants in the Realms and were they ans their lore a bit part of your campaigns?

@TheEdVerse

In my home Realms campaign, I put the giants on the surface of most mountain ranges. I saw them as a dwindling race due to orcs competing for the same areas, and so, either loners or in small family groups.
Troy Denning sat down with me and a Realms map in the TSR library (during one of my annual GenCon visits to Lake Geneva) to hash out possible sites for the giant communities before he went down to Mary Kirchoff to discuss that novels trilogy.
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On Horizikaul

https://twitter.com/TheEdVerse/status/1483110555636355077

Jan 18, 2022

@SaltyBroccolo

I've been told you know a lot about DnD and the Forgotten Realms. 3 hours ago I started a quest searching for some information about Horizkaul which has 3 spells with his name on them. After some more searching, I found a book called Magic of Faerûn but that Didn't have anything either, do you know anything about this Horizkaul guy? I'm really curious to know.

They also told me he might have a similar story to that of Mordenkainen (Idk who that is) and that's it... Thank you!

@TheEdVerse

Well met! Metagame: I THINK Horizikaul is the creation of Sean K. Reynolds, but I may be wrong about that, and the name (plus the fact that he was obviously a creator of sonic-related spells) is about all we know of him in published Realmslore.

To that, I can extrapolate this much: his name suggests that he’s from Halruaa but of Tashlutan or Calishite heritage. Sonic spells are a chancy—and so, mistrusted in Halruaa—field of magic, which suggests Horizikaul is an independent, perhaps even defiant sort, and is likely not a respected “establishment” Halruaan. That plus the nature of the spells leads me to think he’s an adventurer, wandering the Realms, but either not successful or very much not an attention-seeker (as he hasn’t established himself as a local fixture anywhere).

So he’s another of our many loose ends that you can do what you like with. :}

If it were me, I’d have him living quietly in his own tower either in a rural area or in a small town, semi-retired from a successful adventuring career and devoting himself to his researches. Which could either be a dastardly, dangerous-to-the-world plot, or helpful and business-related (someone has to turn out all those useful enchanted weapons, tools, and doodads, you know).

Either way, he’d likely have some powerful automatons as guardians, to deter thieves and would-be Horizikaul-slayers.

(And Mordenkainen is a very different sort of character: he’s one of the most important and powerful wizards of Greyhawk, the founder of the Circle of Eight, and was recently nursed back to sanity by Elminster.)

@MarcoVolo9

Luckily, @seankreynolds can confirm, or not ;)

@seankreynolds

I was tempted to tweet a long fake backstory about them being an NPC in my FR home campaign, but … nah, I made up the name. Feel free to create whatever lore you want for this character. :D
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On Illithid's origins from the Forgotten Realms (according to Volo's Guide to Monsters)

https://twitter.com/TheEdVerse/status/1483115395011731464

Jan 18, 2022

@TheScree

Are the Illithid's origins from the Forgotten Realms? Curious about this passage I read and if its something you can expound on?

Seems like a huge opportunity for a future realm-shattering event!

From Volo's Guide to Monsters: A few skeptics suggest that the entire narrative of the gith victory rings false. How could a slave race overpower the mind flayers? Where are the signs of this great struggle? Perhaps the gith didn't actually win. Perhaps, instead, the mind flayers moved themselves and their works into the future to avoid being overrun. That theory would explain the mind flayers' disappearance and the absence of any ruins from their empire.

@TheEdVerse

That passage reads like a wild tavern tale (or illithid propaganda) to me.

If the illithids had truly mastered time travel, they’d have conquered everyone long ago, and we’d all be tended herds of future meals for them, allowed to have interesting lives to give them quality memories to savor, but prevented from having wars and so depleting their food stock.

The gith really did defeat the mind flayers, because the illithids had become so lazy and decadent and reliant on their slaves that they left everything to these thralls and grew careless and overconfident. The “absence of ruins” suggests that whoever made this statement was unaware that the illithids had vast empires that included outposts on many worlds (the Realms among them), traveling from one to another mainly via gates/portals but also by spelljamming and other means of planar travel, and that any ruins—and surviving empires, for that matter—are just elsewhere, not in the Realms or other outposts, and that any structures the illithids had thralls build for them in the Realms have long ago been taken over (or dismantled for their stone) by others. In the Realms, large communities of mind flayers are almost exclusively in the Underdark—and there’s a LOT of competition for useful caverns and passages down there (aboleths, drow, duergar, dwarves, svirfneblin, myconids and on and on).

Me, I try to avoid realm-shattering events. They're hard on we who live there. ;}
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On the Netherese Empire awareness of other continents

https://twitter.com/TheEdVerse/status/1483278555526189057

Jan 18, 2022

@EvilSalesAss

@TheEdVerse a question from my game session last night.

Did the Nethese Empire have contact or awareness of other continents? Specifically Maztica.

@TheEdVerse

Oh, yes; their flying cities flew almost everywhere. However, they tended to view ground-dwelling humans as "little better than barbarians" at best, so contact would have been minimal.
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On how regular people react to Chosens

https://twitter.com/TheEdVerse/status/1483280201106743304

Jan 18, 2022

@TokakuT

Hi @TheEdVerse, I've been reading a lot about the Chosen of the realms and was wondering how regular people react to them. Are they seen as prophets, messiah's or just a different kind of specialty priest?

@TheEdVerse

Like so many Realms answers: it depends.

On the time and place of your "regular people" and the particular Chosen AND deity.

During the Second Sundering, there was a brief period of "everybody had Chosen" (many of them lacking much "special power").

However, MOST Chosen are viewed as champions or heralds of a deity, so are generally perceived as superpowered equivalents of the champions and heralds of powerful rulers.

Then it comes down to personal contact, and how the Chosen behaves.
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On tectonic plates and activity work in Toril

https://twitter.com/TheEdVerse/status/1483587355852349441

Jan 19, 2022


@jwill9311

Mr. Greenwood, would tectonic plates and activity work the same on Toril as on earth? If so where are the plates and boundaries and what plate is sliding under what plate? My group wants to hunt crystals and gems in an accurate manner. Or does sundering make it moot?

@TheEdVerse

Hi! A proper answer (plate boundaries) must wait until I can check some very old NDAs, but short is: tectonics works the same, Toril is SLIGHTLY larger than Earth so gravity is a TAD stronger, and the Second Sundering "twisted and stretched" so some stresses vented.
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On zippers in the Realms

https://twitter.com/TheEdVerse/status/1484012128205950979

Jan 20, 2022

@LaRockaRolla
@TheEdVerse quick question - have zippers been invented in the Realms?

@TheEdVerse

Not yet. The closest the Realms comes is close-spaced rows of metal hook-and-eyes, and "snapover" metal latches.
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