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Lhynard
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USA
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Posted - 29 Aug 2016 :  22:15:31  Show Profile  Visit Lhynard's Homepage Send Lhynard a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

quote:
Originally posted by Lhynard

Wow! Thanks so much, George.

One more question: do you know anything about Queen Anais, who ruled Tethyr as late as 1489 DR (5e)? Is she the daughter of Cyriana III?



Steven's family tree doesn't reference the 4E lore and I suspect was written well prior to the release of the 4E FRCS.

I have done some padding and further work to it and have Queen Anais as the daughter of Queen Cyriana III and her consort Errilam Linden. She is born in 1445 DR and comes to the throne in 1460 DR (Tethyr has a history of young monarchs).

Princess Zandra is the daughter of Prince Coram, brother to Queen Sybille II. She was born in 1399 DR and became Court Vizera at the age of 70 with the death of Mynda in 1469 DR.

-- George Krashos



You, sir, are amazing.
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Lhynard
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Posted - 10 Sep 2016 :  22:34:19  Show Profile  Visit Lhynard's Homepage Send Lhynard a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Zandra had a sister Jemra, who married into the noble line of Cormyr. Which sister was born first?
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George Krashos
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Posted - 11 Sep 2016 :  01:47:25  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Lhynard

Zandra had a sister Jemra, who married into the noble line of Cormyr. Which sister was born first?



You mean Zaranda. Zaranda is older, otherwise Jemra would have been queen of Tethyr in her place.

-- George Krashos

"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus

Edited by - George Krashos on 11 Sep 2016 01:55:51
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Lhynard
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Posted - 13 Sep 2016 :  19:38:17  Show Profile  Visit Lhynard's Homepage Send Lhynard a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

quote:
Originally posted by Lhynard

Zandra had a sister Jemra, who married into the noble line of Cormyr. Which sister was born first?



You mean Zaranda. Zaranda is older, otherwise Jemra would have been queen of Tethyr in her place.

-- George Krashos



Hmm, something is not right then....

Actually, I did mean Zandra, but I had made an assumption about Jemra that may not be true.

Jemra is said in "Backdrop: Cormyr" from Dragon #365, p. 44, to be the niece of Queen Sybille II. This conflicts with what you are implying here about her being Zaranda II's sister.

I had been assuming that she was the daughter of Prince Coram, but this is nowhere stated directly. She could also have been the daughter of Princess Cyriana Rhindaun.

So we have Zaranda as the daughter of Sybille, Zandra as the daughter of Coram, and Jemra as the daughter of either Coram or Cyriana, but which one?

(I hope you don't mind all of my questions; your wonderful answers have been helping me to build this: http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki/Rhindaun_Dynasty/Family_tree)
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KanzenAU
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Australia
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Posted - 07 Oct 2016 :  05:37:12  Show Profile Send KanzenAU a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Steven,

I recently finished Blackstaff Tower, which I thoroughly enjoyed by the way, so thank you. I've always been very interested in how Waterdeep functions as a city, and I had a question for you about the Watchful Order.

Within Blackstaff Tower you describe apprentices within the Watchful Order as "third years", "fourth years", and so forth, making me wonder if the Order in 1479 serves a dual function as a magic academy. I had always imagined the guild as a group of independent mages with loose agreements on sharing some knowledge, doing some policing for the city and so forth - I hadn't considered that they may be teaching magic to apprentices in a school-like fashion, rather than the traditional master-apprentice relationship.

Anything you can share with us about the Watchful Order would be appreciated, but I'm especially interested in whether or not it functions as a magic school - and if so, what sort of requirements would a student have to meet to move up to the next year level?

Regional maps for Waterdeep, Triboar, Ardeep Forest, and Cormyr on DM's Guild, plus a campaign sized map for the North
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George Krashos
Master of Realmslore

Australia
4853 Posts

Posted - 10 Oct 2016 :  09:40:25  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Lhynard
Hmm, something is not right then....

Actually, I did mean Zandra, but I had made an assumption about Jemra that may not be true.

Jemra is said in "Backdrop: Cormyr" from Dragon #365, p. 44, to be the niece of Queen Sybille II. This conflicts with what you are implying here about her being Zaranda II's sister.

I had been assuming that she was the daughter of Prince Coram, but this is nowhere stated directly. She could also have been the daughter of Princess Cyriana Rhindaun.

So we have Zaranda as the daughter of Sybille, Zandra as the daughter of Coram, and Jemra as the daughter of either Coram or Cyriana, but which one?

(I hope you don't mind all of my questions; your wonderful answers have been helping me to build this: http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki/Rhindaun_Dynasty/Family_tree)



I wasn't aware of the reference in the Backdrop: Cormyr article (and note that I'm working off Steven Schend's Tethyr notes, not Brian Cortijo's Cormyr notes which Brian James likely had access to).

I note also that the novel "The Fanged Crown" appears to deal with the Tethyr royal family and the line of succession. I don't have that book (have just ordered a copy) but I suspect that it will put a significant monkey wrench into the Tethyr lore I have provided here and the Tethyr lineage I have will need a significant revamp. I'll get back to you in a couple of months!

-- George Krashos

"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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Barastir
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Brazil
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Posted - 31 Oct 2016 :  11:01:51  Show Profile  Click to see Barastir's MSN Messenger address Send Barastir a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Mr. Schend, can you tell us something about the Mielikkar, a sacred creature of Mielikki which was killed by a (now former) ranger which lives in Conyberry, according to the boxed set The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier? If so, I'd like to know which kind of creature it was, how it looked like and, if possible, special powers / stats.

"Goodness is not a natural state, but must be
fought for to be attained and maintained.
Lead by example.
Let your deeds speak your intentions.
Goodness radiated from the heart."

The Paladin's Virtues, excerpt from the "Quentin's Monograph"
(by Ed Greenwood)
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Shadowsoul
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Ireland
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Posted - 02 Feb 2017 :  16:56:17  Show Profile Send Shadowsoul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Steven

I am interested in all the information you have on the Nekorrak that's not printed in the books.

Cheers.

“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we're partisans of liberty, then it's our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!”
#8213; J.R.R. Tolkien

*I endorse everything Dark Wizard says*.
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