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RandoTheCat
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Posted - 05 Nov 2022 :  12:27:43  Show Profile Send RandoTheCat a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Poll Question:
Originally I was going to do a poll about which nation in Faerun is your favorite, but there are a LOT of nations.
So I'll now do which Dale in the Dalelands is your favorite! Sadly I won't be including Dales that got removed from the Dalelands (Moondale, Sessrendale, Tarkhaldale, and Teshendale).


Mod edit: Fixed a misspelling in the Subject.

Choices:

Archendale
Tassledale
Daggerdale
Featherdale
Battledale
Harrowdale
Mistledale
Shadowdale
High Dale
Scardale
Deepingdale

(Anonymous Vote)

- Rando

Edited by - RandoTheCat on 16 Nov 2022 21:17:49

Wooly Rupert
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I like Mistledale and Deepingdale, myself.

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RandoTheCat
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Posted - 05 Nov 2022 :  14:06:27  Show Profile Send RandoTheCat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My top 3 would have to be Featherdale, Harrowdale, and Mistledale.

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deserk
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Posted - 05 Nov 2022 :  17:25:37  Show Profile Send deserk a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Quite like fond of all the Dales, though my favourites would be Archendale and Deepingdale. Archendale I feel is punching way above it's weight, being a quite organized and militaristic state compared to the rest of the Dales and managing to hold back the invasive influence of Sembia nearly all by itself. Deepingdale is interesting in being one of the last major sanctuaries of Elvish culture left in Cormanthor, that is until the reclamation of Myth Drannor in the 1370s.

Edited by - deserk on 05 Nov 2022 17:26:18
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The Masked Mage
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Posted - 05 Nov 2022 :  20:21:06  Show Profile Send The Masked Mage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Skipping Daggerdale and Deepingdale as well??
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Dalor Darden
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Posted - 05 Nov 2022 :  20:58:34  Show Profile Send Dalor Darden a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Daggerdale wasn't an option, so I chose Scardale.

I like Daggerdale because of its location to lots of adventure locations:

Desert, Check
Forest, Check
Mountains, Check
etc.

It is also a great place to fight the Zhents, explore ruins, and maybe later found your own holdings.

Of the available options, I chose Scardale because it is a favorite of mine from playing an old character of mine. Grayson Haeldreth, former War Wizard of Cormyr (2e era). Hauling around his bow and blade, Grayson had many adventures in Scardale:

Fighting Pirates, exploring the elven woods, fending off Zhents and so much more. The port city was a nice add as well; something other dales don't really get much thought on. Lots of cutthroat intrigue and so on.

The Old Grey Box and AD&D for me!
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The Masked Mage
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Posted - 05 Nov 2022 :  21:00:54  Show Profile Send The Masked Mage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dalor Darden

Daggerdale wasn't an option, so I chose Scardale.

I like Daggerdale because of its location to lots of adventure locations:

Desert, Check
Forest, Check
Mountains, Check
etc.

It is also a great place to fight the Zhents, explore ruins, and maybe later found your own holdings.

Of the available options, I chose Scardale because it is a favorite of mine from playing an old character of mine. Grayson Haeldreth, former War Wizard of Cormyr (2e era). Hauling around his bow and blade, Grayson had many adventures in Scardale:

Fighting Pirates, exploring the elven woods, fending off Zhents and so much more. The port city was a nice add as well; something other dales don't really get much thought on. Lots of cutthroat intrigue and so on.



Don't forget, Daggerdale also has a couple notable ruins (old castles), gemstone mines beneath the hills, and known passages connecting to the Underdark. Check Check Check :P
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RandoTheCat
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Posted - 06 Nov 2022 :  02:12:29  Show Profile Send RandoTheCat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Mine would be Featherdale, mostly because of the old Volo's guidebooks. I'd like to imagine Feather Falls being like the waterfalls I've seen before where I live.
I also enjoy the description of Blackfeather bridge in the book, and I am excited to see how much of a larger town it comes to be due to trade.
Also, chill farmers, what's not to love?

- Rando
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Azar
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Posted - 06 Nov 2022 :  04:14:06  Show Profile Send Azar a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I might be the only advocate for The High Dale .

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Seravin
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Posted - 08 Nov 2022 :  23:21:35  Show Profile Send Seravin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Mistledale. I just am a sucker for Ashabenford and it seems like the best dale to live in.
I mean...Shadowdale is the obvious choice too.
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RandoTheCat
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Posted - 08 Nov 2022 :  23:44:59  Show Profile Send RandoTheCat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Mistledale is great! They survive the brunt of attacks from incoming armies, they defeated Lashan (With some help), and all of it is very peaceful, as long as you don't go into the beast country west of Peldan's Helm. All of the stores and inns in Ashabenford are great too! Especially with the popular brewery there, the dale is bound to always get trade.

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The Masked Mage
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Posted - 09 Nov 2022 :  08:35:58  Show Profile Send The Masked Mage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Seravin

Mistledale. I just am a sucker for Ashabenford and it seems like the best dale to live in.
I mean...Shadowdale is the obvious choice too.


I'd say Shadowdale is the least appealing. Its residents are constantly getting killed despite being protected by archmages and the knights. Add to this it is pretty much the battle ground every time someone wants a war. Not a good place to settle down.
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Dalor Darden
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Posted - 09 Nov 2022 :  19:32:53  Show Profile Send Dalor Darden a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Masked Mage

quote:
Originally posted by Dalor Darden

Daggerdale wasn't an option, so I chose Scardale.

I like Daggerdale because of its location to lots of adventure locations:

Desert, Check
Forest, Check
Mountains, Check
etc.

It is also a great place to fight the Zhents, explore ruins, and maybe later found your own holdings.

Of the available options, I chose Scardale because it is a favorite of mine from playing an old character of mine. Grayson Haeldreth, former War Wizard of Cormyr (2e era). Hauling around his bow and blade, Grayson had many adventures in Scardale:

Fighting Pirates, exploring the elven woods, fending off Zhents and so much more. The port city was a nice add as well; something other dales don't really get much thought on. Lots of cutthroat intrigue and so on.



Don't forget, Daggerdale also has a couple notable ruins (old castles), gemstone mines beneath the hills, and known passages connecting to the Underdark. Check Check Check :P



Well, either the options were changed or Daggerdale was missed by me in the first run on voting?

Anyway, Daggerdale has always been my favorite Dale for adventuring.

The Old Grey Box and AD&D for me!
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RandoTheCat
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Posted - 09 Nov 2022 :  20:43:29  Show Profile Send RandoTheCat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I always think that an idealistic backwater place that suddenly gets put in the spotlit isn't that idealistic anymore. Afterall, you aren't in Shadowdale, you are pretty much in Elmister and every other famous person that lives there's Dale

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The Arcanamach
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Posted - 14 Nov 2022 :  15:18:32  Show Profile Send The Arcanamach a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Daggerdale - Mistledale - Archendale

Daggerdale has a bit of everything
Mistledale mainly because I've campaigned there and really liked the area
Archendale for the fact that it really isn't a 'dale' anymore, it's more akin to Sembia these days and that makes it interesting

I have a dream that one day, all game worlds will exist as one.
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Kelcimer
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Battledale. My third campaign started and finished there. The start was the players being hold hunters and that was terrific. I wanted to have a couple small adventures before they got the hook for the big continent spanning adventure. If I had to do it again, I would have not gone that route, because my favorite parts pf the campaign were whenever they got back to Battledale (which they did a few times during the campaign). At the time I thought it would be a way to interact with various far flung parts of Faerun as a precursor to future visits, but as it turned out, I never found a reason to go back to most of those places.
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sleyvas
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Posted - 15 Nov 2022 :  15:05:35  Show Profile Send sleyvas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Tarkhaldale

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Azar
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Earnhardt.

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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by Azar

Earnhardt.



If we had a facepalm emoji, I'd be using that, now.

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Seethyr
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Posted - 16 Nov 2022 :  22:50:53  Show Profile  Visit Seethyr's Homepage Send Seethyr a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Scardale, while kicking the snot out of some guy named Lashan, is my first FR Adventure ever so yeahhh...that was an easy one.

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MrMcQ
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Posted - 18 Nov 2022 :  10:29:32  Show Profile Send MrMcQ a Private Message  Reply with Quote
For adventure Daggerdale, but I'd retire in Deepingdale
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Delnyn
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quote:
Originally posted by Seethyr

Scardale, while kicking the snot out of some guy named Lashan, is my first FR Adventure ever so yeahhh...that was an easy one.


Lashan was reborn as a nycaloth, so he now is a better challenge.
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TomCosta
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Posted - 08 Jul 2023 :  22:48:46  Show Profile Send TomCosta a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm with Sleyvas, Tarkhaldale.
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GRYPHON
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Posted - 11 Aug 2023 :  08:26:36  Show Profile Send GRYPHON a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Shadowdale.
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DoveArrow
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Posted - 11 Aug 2023 :  15:20:51  Show Profile Send DoveArrow a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm going to go with Mistledale, primarily because I used it in an adventure I put up on the DMs Guild. It was a good location that had all of the sites I needed to convert the adventure from a personal campaign setting I wrote.

Edited by - DoveArrow on 11 Aug 2023 16:59:10
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George Krashos
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Dragondale.

-- George Krashos

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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

Dragondale.

-- George Krashos



You really like teasing us with bits like this, don't you?

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George Krashos
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quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

Dragondale.

-- George Krashos



You really like teasing us with bits like this, don't you?



Yeah, I kind of do.

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