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Lhynard
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Posted - 27 Apr 2018 :  23:00:03  Show Profile  Visit Lhynard's Homepage Send Lhynard a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Demzer

quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

quote:
Originally posted by Lhynard

  • Ralan's much younger brother Nasim, the "Dark Caleph", was married to a woman named Nureh. Nureh's mother was named Catahra (EotSS, p116). Does this imply that Nureh was both daughter-in-law and daughter to Ralan?


  • Its late here so if I made a mistake forgive me, but it would seem that if its the same Catahra, that it would be his Daughter and sister-in-law, which would mean Nasim married his niece (no big deal in either the Realms or in 'Ye olden times').



    Going by the list George posted there are no Nureh or unnamed daughters of Catahra so it's probably a different Catahra.



    Yes, very true. :)
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    Lhynard
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    Posted - 27 Apr 2018 :  23:01:13  Show Profile  Visit Lhynard's Homepage Send Lhynard a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    quote:
    Originally posted by Markustay

    quote:
    Originally posted by Lhynard

  • Ralan's much younger brother Nasim, the "Dark Caleph", was married to a woman named Nureh. Nureh's mother was named Catahra (EotSS, p116). Does this imply that Nureh was both daughter-in-law and daughter to Ralan?


  • Its late here so if I made a mistake forgive me, but it would seem that if its the same Catahra, that it would be his Daughter and sister-in-law, which would mean Nasim married his niece (no big deal in either the Realms or in 'Ye olden times').



    Ha ha, right, of course. Oops!
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    Nicolai Withander
    Master of Realmslore

    Denmark
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    Posted - 31 Jul 2018 :  17:49:02  Show Profile Send Nicolai Withander a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    Hi Steven

    So we have picked up our old D&D campaign, which means revisiting some old high level characters. Now this also means going after The Grandstaff, which I believe you were the creator/ author of!

    I was wondering, if you perhaps could shed some light on its powers?

    Now we have the description, but we need the powers. We have had some debate around our level 30+ table about how powerful, the arguable most powerful staff in realmspace (and possible beyond) is, and we would love some insights on it! Anything at all on this epic artifact would be really great, but we would especially love to know some of its power!!!

    Thank you!

    Edited by - Nicolai Withander on 31 Jul 2018 17:50:56
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    Lhynard
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    Posted - 18 Aug 2018 :  23:08:08  Show Profile  Visit Lhynard's Homepage Send Lhynard a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    I picked up Star of Cursrah, (which was such a terrible read, though it had some great plot ideas,) and the main character is part of el Kahmir crime family that Steven created. Did Steven by chance make a list of the members of this family too? Because I am finding some of what was published confusing.

    Here is what I have researched:
    • El Wednazel Nur yn Jafar el Kahmir is the head of the family in 1370 DR. He is from Manshaka but rules from Calimport.
      • One of his sons is Khamas yn Nur el Kahmir, who lives in Manshaka. (I assume that "yn Kur" is a typo in Empires of the Shining Sea.)
        • Khamas' son is El Zelyn Faruk yn Khamas el Kahmir, who is in Calimport. (I assume that, when EotSS calls him son of the leader of spies in Calimport, it really means grandson.)
      • Another son of El Wednazel is Jhiavor el Kahmir, but we are told nothing else of him.
        • Jhiavor's son is Tomuk yn Jhiavor el Khamir, according to Calimport, who rules the Palace Ward of Calimport. He is also called the second grandson of El Wednazel.
    My current (very simple and limited) family tree is here:
    http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki/El_Kahmir

    The problem I have is with the character of Butak yn Butak el Kahmir, who is called the "first son" of El Kahmir. "El Kahmir" seems to be used in his description to refer to El Wednazel as opposed to the family as a whole, and it includes also the fact that others feared his father's power. If Butak is actually the firstborn son of Nur, why is his father given as (also) Butak?


    Somewhat related question: Ralbahr Halus el Duramij, Rahim el Ornadas, Basad el Ostak, and Ottad el Ostak (all from Memnon) are all said to be members of the El Kahmir family, yet none of them have the Kahmir surname. Are they just considered a part of the broader crime family by oath or something?
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    Gelcur
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    Posted - 05 Jan 2019 :  22:07:30  Show Profile  Visit Gelcur's Homepage Send Gelcur a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    Not sure if Steven still checks in but I'll leave this question here because I'm pretty sure it is related to his work on Blackstaff Tower.

    When the Spellplague merged Nameless and Raergar into Nameless Haunt where was the location that this happened? All I seem to find is that it was on the east side of Mount Waterdeep and that it left a cat head shaped mark on the cobbles there. I'm guessing it would likely be "near" Blackstaff Tower. Using the old Waterdeep City of Splendors Map from TSR1109 I can see there aren't that many cobbled location near the Mount Waterdeep. Maybe Fetlock Court or Turnback Court?

    Well if anyone can answer would be great, thinking of using the location as part of a quest.

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    DM: (rolls) Yes.
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    Lhynard
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    Posted - 14 Mar 2020 :  22:20:42  Show Profile  Visit Lhynard's Homepage Send Lhynard a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    There seems to be a lore conflict in Empires of the Shining Sea regarding who rules the city of Schamedar in 1370 DR.

    After the Living Gem War ends in 1368, the syl-pasha is said to have established the victorious Seven Satraps as the rulers, and p. 39 gives three of their names and claims that they serve El Kahmir. The text claims that they "now" rule in 1370 DR.

    However, the section actually detailing Schamedar on p. 116 claims that the Syl-Vizar in 1370 DR is an elf named Vatarn Wahrim and that he was chosen by the people a few tendays after the Council of Vizars disappeared. He selects a new Council, and the name of one additional Council member is given.

    The original council disappeared as a result of Shond Tharovin in 1367. The only way that I can reconcile this conflict is if I ignore the "now" on p. 39 and assume that the disappeared Council in the Schamedar description on p. 116 refers not to those killed or exiled by Shond but rather to the Seven Satraps.

    In other words, did Schend intend for the first Council to be removed by Shond in 1367, to be replaced by the Seven Satraps in 1368, and then to be replaced in 1370 again by a new council? Or was this a mistake on his part in forgetting who he claimed was in charge between the two sections of the book?

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    George Krashos
    Master of Realmslore

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    Posted - 15 Mar 2020 :  13:04:38  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    Yes, I think the "now" is the problem here. Clearly the Seven Satraps rule from 1368 DR but disappear (for whatever reason) in 1370 DR allowing Vatarn to take control. At least that's how I would read it to mean.

    -- George Krashos

    "Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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    Lhynard
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    Posted - 18 Mar 2020 :  01:24:25  Show Profile  Visit Lhynard's Homepage Send Lhynard a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    quote:
    Originally posted by George Krashos

    Yes, I think the "now" is the problem here. Clearly the Seven Satraps rule from 1368 DR but disappear (for whatever reason) in 1370 DR allowing Vatarn to take control. At least that's how I would read it to mean.

    -- George Krashos



    thanks for the reply!
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    Lhynard
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    Posted - 09 May 2020 :  20:58:22  Show Profile  Visit Lhynard's Homepage Send Lhynard a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    Yet another family tree question for Schend (likely to be answered by Krashos ).

    I built this detailed family tree of Clan Ithal of Tethyr today:
    https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Ithal

    My question is about one missing queen.

    Page 24 of the "Erlkazar & Folk of Intrigue" booklet from the Lands of Intrigue boxed set states that the lich Priamon has the "1,530-year-old bridal crown of Queen Arial of the Ithal Dynasty." The boxed set is set in 1370 DR, so this means that the crown was from around −160. This means that it was made during the reign of King Silvam. However, Silvam's queen was Alcina. This means that it must have been the bridal crown of one of the following kings. (Perhaps it was one of Alcina's crowns given to the new queen as a gift?)

    In any case, whose bride was Arial? It would have to be Nishan or Garynor, because Garynor II never reigned, and Nishan II married Arhymeria, and then the dynasty fell.

    Edited by - Lhynard on 09 May 2020 21:00:18
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    Steven Schend
    Forgotten Realms Designer & Author

    USA
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    Posted - 22 May 2020 :  20:32:00  Show Profile  Visit Steven Schend's Homepage Send Steven Schend a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    quote:
    Originally posted by Gelcur

    Not sure if Steven still checks in but I'll leave this question here because I'm pretty sure it is related to his work on Blackstaff Tower.

    When the Spellplague merged Nameless and Raergar into Nameless Haunt where was the location that this happened? All I seem to find is that it was on the east side of Mount Waterdeep and that it left a cat head shaped mark on the cobbles there. I'm guessing it would likely be "near" Blackstaff Tower. Using the old Waterdeep City of Splendors Map from TSR1109 I can see there aren't that many cobbled location near the Mount Waterdeep. Maybe Fetlock Court or Turnback Court?

    Well if anyone can answer would be great, thinking of using the location as part of a quest.



    That was meant to put a new landmark/place of interest somewhere on the expanded and changed Mount Waterdeep that had a whole other neighborhood up thereabouts. I've never gotten around to checking 4E sources (or 5E sources for that matter) as to where and how they shifted things when they messed up the City.

    In any case, placing it around/near Turnback Court works well, ayup.

    Steven the very late

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    Steven Schend
    Forgotten Realms Designer & Author

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    Posted - 22 May 2020 :  20:38:42  Show Profile  Visit Steven Schend's Homepage Send Steven Schend a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    quote:
    Originally posted by Lhynard

    Yet another family tree question for Schend (likely to be answered by Krashos ).

    I built this detailed family tree of Clan Ithal of Tethyr today:
    https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Ithal

    My question is about one missing queen.

    Page 24 of the "Erlkazar & Folk of Intrigue" booklet from the Lands of Intrigue boxed set states that the lich Priamon has the "1,530-year-old bridal crown of Queen Arial of the Ithal Dynasty." The boxed set is set in 1370 DR, so this means that the crown was from around #8722;160. This means that it was made during the reign of King Silvam. However, Silvam's queen was Alcina. This means that it must have been the bridal crown of one of the following kings. (Perhaps it was one of Alcina's crowns given to the new queen as a gift?)

    In any case, whose bride was Arial? It would have to be Nishan or Garynor, because Garynor II never reigned, and Nishan II married Arhymeria, and then the dynasty fell.



    Unless George found another timeline snafu, I'd say that Arial was Nishan's bride and mother to twins Garynor and Rhynda. It would have easily been forged/crafted during Silvam's reign as Arial and Nishan married before ascending to the throne (and the crown is only referred to as Queen Arial's crown because of her most famous title/role).

    Steven

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    Kentinal
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    Posted - 22 May 2020 :  21:38:40  Show Profile Send Kentinal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    This sounds like sense. A bridal crown certainly could be given before becoming Queen. It is hard to be born a Queen after all. Most cases one inherits from someone living at the time after they are born. Sometimes years or decades pass before an heir becomes ruler (or even titled).
    There could be examples of being born King or Queen though. Depending on treaties and laws of realms.

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    "Caring for afterwards ...? Ker repeated this without understanding.
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    George Krashos
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    Posted - 24 May 2020 :  01:17:46  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    quote:
    Originally posted by Steven Schend

    quote:
    Originally posted by Lhynard

    Yet another family tree question for Schend (likely to be answered by Krashos ).

    I built this detailed family tree of Clan Ithal of Tethyr today:
    https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Ithal

    My question is about one missing queen.

    Page 24 of the "Erlkazar & Folk of Intrigue" booklet from the Lands of Intrigue boxed set states that the lich Priamon has the "1,530-year-old bridal crown of Queen Arial of the Ithal Dynasty." The boxed set is set in 1370 DR, so this means that the crown was from around #8722;160. This means that it was made during the reign of King Silvam. However, Silvam's queen was Alcina. This means that it must have been the bridal crown of one of the following kings. (Perhaps it was one of Alcina's crowns given to the new queen as a gift?)

    In any case, whose bride was Arial? It would have to be Nishan or Garynor, because Garynor II never reigned, and Nishan II married Arhymeria, and then the dynasty fell.



    Unless George found another timeline snafu, I'd say that Arial was Nishan's bride and mother to twins Garynor and Rhynda. It would have easily been forged/crafted during Silvam's reign as Arial and Nishan married before ascending to the throne (and the crown is only referred to as Queen Arial's crown because of her most famous title/role).

    Steven



    Ahh Steven, you've still got it. Your Clan Ithal notes confirm that she was indeed Nishan's bride and originally from Clan Fyrson. As always, I bow to your superior Realms-fu.

    -- George Krashos

    "Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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    Lhynard
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    Posted - 24 May 2020 :  02:11:08  Show Profile  Visit Lhynard's Homepage Send Lhynard a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    quote:
    Originally posted by George Krashos

    quote:
    Originally posted by Steven Schend

    quote:
    Originally posted by Lhynard

    Yet another family tree question for Schend (likely to be answered by Krashos ).

    I built this detailed family tree of Clan Ithal of Tethyr today:
    https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Ithal

    My question is about one missing queen.

    Page 24 of the "Erlkazar & Folk of Intrigue" booklet from the Lands of Intrigue boxed set states that the lich Priamon has the "1,530-year-old bridal crown of Queen Arial of the Ithal Dynasty." The boxed set is set in 1370 DR, so this means that the crown was from around #8722;160. This means that it was made during the reign of King Silvam. However, Silvam's queen was Alcina. This means that it must have been the bridal crown of one of the following kings. (Perhaps it was one of Alcina's crowns given to the new queen as a gift?)

    In any case, whose bride was Arial? It would have to be Nishan or Garynor, because Garynor II never reigned, and Nishan II married Arhymeria, and then the dynasty fell.



    Unless George found another timeline snafu, I'd say that Arial was Nishan's bride and mother to twins Garynor and Rhynda. It would have easily been forged/crafted during Silvam's reign as Arial and Nishan married before ascending to the throne (and the crown is only referred to as Queen Arial's crown because of her most famous title/role).

    Steven



    Ahh Steven, you've still got it. Your Clan Ithal notes confirm that she was indeed Nishan's bride and originally from Clan Fyrson. As always, I bow to your superior Realms-fu.

    -- George Krashos



    Thanks, both! I am super excited that my guesses were correct. And you also gave me an extra bonus by giving me her clan. I am writing what wiki articles I can for all of those too.

    I'm sure I'll have lots more questions as I continue to try to milk out all the details of the First Age of Tethyr as I can. It is so sad that all of this information did not make it into the sourcebooks.
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    Gary Dallison
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    Posted - 04 Sep 2020 :  07:09:40  Show Profile Send Gary Dallison a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    Hi Steven,

    Just came across the Myth of Four Rivers in Empires of the Shining Sea and wanted to know your thoughts (if you can remember them) when creating that piece.

    Is it a deliberately corrupted tale (ie the faithful of achanatyr twisted an existing myth or parable type tale and made it about the Dark Three plus one as an insult to show that the damage they inflicted in their quest for power failed to break calimshan (the people or nation).

    I get the feeling that the original myth was about genies (could be calim, the ferret lord and ajhuu or it could be a number of other genies) that warred with one another or warred with some greater evil in the mountains and broke that mountain and led to the flooding of the spider swamp.


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    Steven Schend
    Forgotten Realms Designer & Author

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    Posted - 07 Sep 2020 :  17:31:17  Show Profile  Visit Steven Schend's Homepage Send Steven Schend a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    quote:
    Originally posted by Gary Dallison

    Hi Steven,

    Just came across the Myth of Four Rivers in Empires of the Shining Sea and wanted to know your thoughts (if you can remember them) when creating that piece.

    Is it a deliberately corrupted tale (ie the faithful of achanatyr twisted an existing myth or parable type tale and made it about the Dark Three plus one as an insult to show that the damage they inflicted in their quest for power failed to break calimshan (the people or nation).

    I get the feeling that the original myth was about genies (could be calim, the ferret lord and ajhuu or it could be a number of other genies) that warred with one another or warred with some greater evil in the mountains and broke that mountain and led to the flooding of the spider swamp.





    I'd say it's a very safe bet that the church of Achanatyr definitely spun things to their benefit and the detriment of their enemies (as do most politicians, clergy, and any group with influence seeking to retain their power).

    As its sole surviving copy has long been held by the church of Bane, I'd seriously doubt any of its alleged truths as presented by them. Treat it as Banite apocrypha if anything, given the lengths to which they've hidden it.

    That said, the myth probably had local folktale variants of it attributed to the genies after that fact (rather than the other way around you suggest). Remember that it's stated that the myth predated the genies' arrival in what would become Calimshan. So it could have variant forms among the native goblin tribes as well as other sapients.

    SES


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    Gary Dallison
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    Posted - 07 Sep 2020 :  19:05:00  Show Profile Send Gary Dallison a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    Interesting, i was going to ask what would predate the genies in Calimshan but it would appear you have answered it at least in part. Goblinoids, and of course elves.

    Ta muchly. I will have to investigate everything Calimshan and see what i can find that could tie it all together.

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    Duneth Despana
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    Posted - 10 Dec 2020 :  21:57:06  Show Profile Send Duneth Despana a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    Hi,
    I'm struggling a little to situate where Stornanter would have been. Thank you in advance.

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    George Krashos
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    Posted - 10 Dec 2020 :  23:04:55  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    quote:
    Originally posted by Duneth Despana

    Hi,
    I'm struggling a little to situate where Stornanter would have been. Thank you in advance.



    It's location is described in the Seven Sisters accessory as being "around Luskan", nut it stretched down the coast and actually had Port Llast as its capital.

    -- George Krashos

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

    Edited by - George Krashos on 10 Dec 2020 23:21:06
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    Steven Schend
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    Posted - 29 Jul 2021 :  15:31:42  Show Profile  Visit Steven Schend's Homepage Send Steven Schend a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    Just curious, as the question popped up over on Twitter, but would anyone be interested enough in more undersea setting info from me? Thinking I could expand the shalarin and other things within the western seas and perhaps even spice up things around Maztica if there'd be interest...

    SES
    who's peeking in every so often but trying to keep to paying work at present

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    Gary Dallison
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    Posted - 29 Jul 2021 :  15:49:31  Show Profile Send Gary Dallison a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    Always interested in more lore from the lore masters. I'm a big fan of the shalarin, itd be nice to get more stuff kn their origins.

    Interestingly enough Eric was asking for all known locations in the trackless sea and sea of swords etc. In case you wanted to do a super powered team up.

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    Asharak
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    Posted - 29 Jul 2021 :  17:29:48  Show Profile Send Asharak a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    Very interested...

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    sleyvas
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    Posted - 29 Jul 2021 :  20:06:06  Show Profile Send sleyvas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    quote:
    Originally posted by Steven Schend

    Just curious, as the question popped up over on Twitter, but would anyone be interested enough in more undersea setting info from me? Thinking I could expand the shalarin and other things within the western seas and perhaps even spice up things around Maztica if there'd be interest...

    SES
    who's peeking in every so often but trying to keep to paying work at present



    Yeah, I'd love to see some stuff on the place where the Shalarin came from (besides the stuff that was put in a dragon article). I'd actually really like to see WHERE it's located at least in general. Seethyr and I had been talking about some of that (him more than me), and possibly including the nawidnehr (a sharkwere) and Anguilians from Sea Devils near Anchorome. He implemented some of it in his MZA6 Voyage to the True World on DM's Guild, which was a ship based adventure going from Faerun to Maztica.

    We had also been talking about having a land connection between Lopango and Katashaka that may have sank, but its people "saved" by being transformed by the gods (translation, Phillip wanted some octopus bottomed merfolk in the ocean between the two continents).

    Alavairthae, may your skill prevail

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    Steven Schend
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    Posted - 29 Jul 2021 :  21:06:30  Show Profile  Visit Steven Schend's Homepage Send Steven Schend a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    An FYI for folks…

    https://steveneschend.com/2021/07/29/rhymanthiin-redux-introduction/

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    Gary Dallison
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    Posted - 29 Jul 2021 :  21:45:16  Show Profile Send Gary Dallison a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    I'll be keeping a close watch on your site from now on. I bet there are all kind of secrets to discover. I particularly liked how you showcased people reusing old magic items from ancient past (most without realising it) so I look forward to more magical secrets

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    Wooly Rupert
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    Posted - 30 Jul 2021 :  02:25:06  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    quote:
    Originally posted by Steven Schend

    An FYI for folks…

    https://steveneschend.com/2021/07/29/rhymanthiin-redux-introduction/



    Ooh, I'm looking forward to this! It's a damn shame that Rhymanthiin got ignored by WotC.

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    Kyrene
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    Posted - 30 Jul 2021 :  17:23:14  Show Profile  Visit Kyrene's Homepage Send Kyrene a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    Hi Steven,

    I presume the terms in Calimport like "drudach" or "sabban" are the Alzhedo words used to describe the terms, can you confirm? Also, two words that have been bugging me since 2010 (seeing them in a 2005 So saith Ed) are "yshah" and "ynamalik." The FR wiki lists them as Alzhedo words meaning "duke" and "lesser" prince" citing Empires of the Shining Sea as the source. Is this correct?

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    Steven Schend
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    Posted - 30 Jul 2021 :  22:21:31  Show Profile  Visit Steven Schend's Homepage Send Steven Schend a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    quote:
    Originally posted by Kyrene

    Hi Steven,

    I presume the terms in Calimport like "drudach" or "sabban" are the Alzhedo words used to describe the terms, can you confirm? Also, two words that have been bugging me since 2010 (seeing them in a 2005 So saith Ed) are "yshah" and "ynamalik." The FR wiki lists them as Alzhedo words meaning "duke" and "lesser" prince" citing Empires of the Shining Sea as the source. Is this correct?



    Correct on all counts; they're Alzhedo words but some of the words have become standard nomenclature across all the Lands of Intrigue, the Shining Sea lands, and many places where Calmishan held sway (or at least had vested economic influence) once upon a time.

    And those titles are both Alzhedo but the words translate mildly differently but the relative rank of said titles holds true and is a better definition/belwether for folks more used to Western European titles.

    Steven

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    Edited by - Steven Schend on 30 Jul 2021 22:23:07
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    Steven Schend
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    Posted - 30 Jul 2021 :  22:24:28  Show Profile  Visit Steven Schend's Homepage Send Steven Schend a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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    Originally posted by Gary Dallison

    I'll be keeping a close watch on your site from now on. I bet there are all kind of secrets to discover. I particularly liked how you showcased people reusing old magic items from ancient past (most without realising it) so I look forward to more magical secrets



    Maybe I'm just dense, but which showcase do you refer to here? The climax of BLACKSTAFF with folks wielding ancient elven or other artifacts and relics without full knowledge?

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    Posted - 30 Jul 2021 :  22:27:30  Show Profile  Visit Steven Schend's Homepage Send Steven Schend a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    quote:
    Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

    quote:
    Originally posted by Steven Schend

    An FYI for folks…

    https://steveneschend.com/2021/07/29/rhymanthiin-redux-introduction/



    Ooh, I'm looking forward to this! It's a damn shame that Rhymanthiin got ignored by WotC.



    Yes and no. Sad the plots and potentials fell by the wayside, sure, that's a shame.

    However, that leaves me lots of wiggle room in which to develop and build Rhymanthiin without as much interference, which I like very much.

    Steven
    who hopes to maintain a pace of at least one post/article a week minimum to get his writing mojo revived more regularly…and then collecting and curating all the info into something saleable…

    For current projects and general natter, see www.steveneschend.com
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