The work contained on this page has been penned over time by the creator of the Forgotten Realms - Ed Greenwood, and kindly provided to us here at Candlekeep by The Hooded One on the Candlekeep Forum. The collection presented here is a digest version which has been collated by Scott Kujawa, presenting all Ed's responses and omitting other posters discussions which followed.
(Answers from Ed Greenwood)
2007 (Parts 13 - 16) Index
Part 3 (Jan-Mar 2007)
January 2nd reply from THO about Toril, the moon, who named Toril.
January 4th reply about the Lone Rock in the Sea of Fallen Stars.
January 5th reply about some of the names of Alusair's swords.
January 5th reply from THO about the Waterdeep novel.
January 6th reply about justice in the Realms, the accused, guilt or innocence.
January 7th reply from THO with dates for the Knights novels and the Last Mythal trilogy.
January 7th reply from THO about her gaming group.
January 8th reply from THO about Florin and the book club threads on Candlekeep.com.
January 8th reply from about the banners of Cormyr's army, surcoats, pennants and insignias.
January 8th reply from THO about the 1st edition bards.
January 8th reply from about NDA's.
January 9th reply about the permits that are needed in Amn, Cormyr, Sembia, and Tethyr to make and sell arms and armor.
January 10th reply from THO about how she likes to be on top and bottom. Wills in the Realms.
January 10th reply from THO about the Knights novels.
January 11th reply about the requirements to become a high priestess of Lolth.
January 12th reply about Swords of Eveningstar.
January 12th reply about the afterlife and cosmology.
January 13th reply about how the Herald's influence actors and others who make costumes and minicry.
January 14th reply from THO about the Temptation of Elminster novel.
January 14th reply about the three major families of Melvaunt and the real-estate that they have invested in.
January 15th reply about Storm Silverhand and her voice and what she sounds like when she sings.
January 16th reply about courting Alusair if someone wants to be her husband.
January 17th reply from THO about Ed's web articles.
January 18th reply about a third installment of the Coinkind article.
January 19th reply about demi-dracolichs.
January 20th reply about wills in the Realms.
January 22nd reply about Eldath, Red Knight, and divinity.
January 125th reply about how old was Alusair when she visited the Inn of the Dripping Dagger.
January 27th reply about the recipes in the Volo guides.
January 27th reply about Those Who Walk from the Spelljammer Realmspace sourcebook.
January 29th reply about education in the Realms.
January 29th reply from THO about phaerimm lichs.
February 1st reply from THO about Ed's web articles.
February 1st reply about groups that seek knowledge, Castlemourn, and NDA.
February 1st reply Garen's Cormyr reply.
February 2nd reply about the Knight's campaign.
February 3rd reply about the Knight's novels.
February 5th reply from THO about peacestrings and those that have unpeacestringed blades in Cormyr.
February 5th reply about Fzoul's style of leadership.
February 6th reply about the Zhentarim wizard Gathlarue and her apprentices, Mairara and Tespril.
February 6th reply from THO about the Lords' Alliance.
February 6th reply from THO about the early Realms map.
February 7th reply about the planetouched in Eric's article in Dragon 350, how the Chosen of Mystra know about the events of Blackstaff, Elminster's groupies.
February 8th reply the maps of the Tower and Longsaddle. Travel and PC's.
February 9th reply about the Heralds and blazonry.
February 10th reply about Realms phrase, "Ah, but she has more than a few daggers in her garters.".
February 11th reply about the seas of Faerun.
February 11th reply from THO about the percent of drow that worship the different dark elven deities in the Realms.
February 11th reply about using a Periapt to heal.
February 12th reply from THO about Gencon 07.
February 12th reply about finding the time to run a game.
February 14th reply about carrying gear.
February 15th reply about the roll of years.
February 15th reply from THO about the Dungeon of Swords.
February 16th reply about getting published with Wizards of the Coast.
February 17th reply about holy symbols, self education as a cleric, the "Bright Banner" title, Haunted Halls of Eveningstar.
February 18th reply about the Zhent's and red wizards.
February 19th reply about the War Wizards of Cormyr.
February 19th reply about fashion in the Realms.
February 20th reply from THO about adventuring company charters.
February 21st reply about printing the written word, and reading.
February 26th reply about how Ed writes his novels.
February 28th reply from THO about the Elminster novels.
February 28th reply about servants.
March 2nd reply about what happened to Tace (Tantaraze) after her fateful meeting with Storm.
March 3rd reply about peacestrings in the North, Heartlands, and South.
March 5th reply about Netherse spells and Mystra. How the "good guys" are always "winning" in the novels. Torm and Florin.
March 7th reply about a poster's home game.
March 11th reply about four different authors. Magic in the Realms.
March 16th reply about Wizards of the Coast and lookin for new authors.
March 17th reply about Sammereza. How to tell if an item is cursed.
March 18th reply about how large a part of the Aglarondan population dwells in Altumbel.
March 19th reply about adventuring company charters.
March 21st reply about dire horses.
March 22nd reply about what a shopkeepering in Suzail would know about the rest of the Realms.
March 23rd reply about a daily and once a week paper in Suzail. NDA's.
March 24th reply about the little hovels, hamlets, and such on the road between Asbravn and Hluthvarr. Mineral wealth.
March 25th reply about devils. Reading material from posters.
March 25th reply from THO about the Confessions of a Part-time Sorceress: A Hip Girl's Guide to the D&D Game by Shelly Mazzanoble sourcebook.
March 26th reply about Suzail's poor.
March 28th reply about merchants that trade with goblins and other savage humanoids. Humanoids that offer their services to dragons.
March 29th reply about the Bohun Tree, Calygraunt, Cantobele, and the Flailtail from Dragon #89.
March 29th reply from THO about a reply to a poster.
March 30th reply about adventuring company charters.
March 31st reply about registering for the portal system in 1360 Cormyr. Baby boom after the Crusaders left.
Part 4 (Apr-Jun 2007)
April 1st reply about the followers of Eilistraee.
April 1st reply from THO about the Waterdeep novel.
April 1st reply from THO about deities.
April 2nd reply about what Ed does in his freetime. Netheril. Moander, High Magic, and Corellon.
April 3rd reply about a picture and where it would related in the Realms.
April 4th reply about how wizards/sorcerers view bards that use arcane magic.
April 4th reply from THO about some of Ed's yet to be published nonD&D novels.
April 5th reply about tar pits.
April 5th reply about what an average day is like for Ed.
April 6th reply about Storm.
April 6th reply about faulty spells in the Realms.
April 8th reply about crowns and wearing crowns.
April 9th reply about how Ed keeps track of Realmslore.
April 10th reply about language in Cormyr.
April 10th reply from THO about how secret is the Magefair.
April 10th reply about the Citadel of the Raven and the map changes.
April 11th reply about how to make location A different then location B.
April 12th reply about how many languages an average commoner would know.
April 13th reply about if Ed has ever decided to do something like Wolfgang Baur's Open Design projects.
April 15th reply about Garen Thal's reply about Caladnei.
April 15th reply about Skull Gorge and Darkhold.
April 16th reply about male clerics of Lolth.
April 17th reply from THO about how she reads Realms novels.
April 17th reply about the history of locales and races.
April 18th reply about bags of holding and dimensional spaces.
April 19th reply from THO about Corky and Halflings Inc.
April 19th reply about the Age of Worms Adventure Path and Eric Boyds adaption to the Realms.
April 19th reply about sex/sensuality in Realmslore.
April 20th reply about local tax collectors and police/Watch for Marsember.
April 20th reply from THO about the cancelation of the printed Dragon/Dungeon magazines.
April 20th reply from THO about different nonRealms and Realms novels.
April 20th reply from THO about Castlemourn.
April 22nd reply about the Circle of Shadowdale, the Battledale Seven, druidic circles in general, Aubaerus the Ravenmaster.
April 25th reply from THO about the cancelation of the printed Dragon/Dungeon magazines. The interaction with deities and the PC's of Ed's campaigns. Questions asked at Candlekeep.com. Ed replied about circumcision and other body modifications.
April 26th reply from THO about the Unicorn Run.
April 26th reply from THO about tomb raiding.
April 26th reply about how armies supply themselves over long distances.
April 26th reply from THO about the Grand History of the Realms sourcebook.
April 27th reply about what some elven relics might sell for in Waterdeep.
April 28th reply about the timestreams of Ravenloft and the timestreams of the Realms.
April 29th reply about druids and weather spells and the effects of the Shade magic.
April 30th reply about how the cities of Arabel and Marsember generally regard the nobles of the rest of Cormyr, and vice versa.
May 1st reply about Orcslayer alloy.
May 2nd reply about alchemy.
May 2nd reply from THO about Myrmeen and Elminster's Daughter.
May 3rd reply about lizardmen of the area around Lizard Marsh.
May 4th and 5th replies about the Floshin elven family.
May 5th reply from THO about Castlemourn.
May 6th reply about the noble houses of Waterdeep and nonhuman members of the families.
May 7th reply about Ander.
May 7th reply from THO about trail snacks.
May 9th reply about elven bodies and worship of deities.
May 12th reply about Cormyr: A Novel.
May 13th reply about hiring fairs, farmers' markets, horsesellers, and so on outside the city gates in Cormyr.
May 14th reply from THO about how Ed gets sales for Realms authors.
May 14th reply about godparents in the Realms. Reply from THO about 2006's Spin a Yarn.
May 19th reply about the term consort.
May 21st reply about what are the polite forms of address are in various lands for those who are openly bedded, but not wedded.
May 22nd reply about Merith Strongbow during the events of the Last Mythal. BTW NDA's actually smell like oiled cast iron, slammed down REAL close to the nose :}.
May 23rd reply about the differences between the title Coronal and King/Queen and other royal/noble titles that are held by the elven people.
May 23rd reply from THO about the Teziir article.
May 24th reply about the banner and trail signs of Baldur's Gate Merchant's Guild. THO replied about the confusion about 2006's Spin a Yarn.
May 24th reply from THO about projects that are NDA.
May 25th reply about wine-making in Faerun and in the Utter East.
May 26th reply about the male equivalent to mistress? And the term for a male who is the bedmate.
May 27th reply about the wintery scenes at the beginning of "B and the Wraith".
May 28th reply about if a 3.5 version of Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue is going to be released? If WOTC is going to strongly support the Realms. Could Ed suggest an "From the archives" series to WoTC for the new Digital Initiative? The Spiritual Weapon spell.
May 29th reply about inks.
May 30th reply about the Nelanther pirates in Ed's Realms.
May 30th reply about inks.
June 1st reply about using the divine read magic spell to read arcane magic spells.
June 1st reply from THO about Canada's G-string rule.
June 1st reply from THO about future projects that Ed is working on.
June 1st reply from THO about some passages from the old grey box.
June 2nd reply about potions of longevity or an elixirs of youth.
June 3rd reply about perfumes and colognes.
June 4th reply about an Underdark entrance near Triboar. Ilrin.
June 5th reply about what Realmsians use to heat their buildings - especially in the cities.
June 6th reply about how Ed would you describe the effects to a player suffering Wisdom or Intelligence damage for first time and the difference between the two, and if he visualizes Charisma damage as more than just damage to one's appearance.
June 7th reply about gaming in Canada. If cows or rothe are more commonly kept as livestock. Where in the Realms are Alpaca and or Lammas commonly kept.
June 8th reply about the The Annotated Elminster novel.
June 8th reply from THO about The Annotated Elminster novel.
June 8th reply from THO about the Forgotten Realms Adventures sourcebook.
June 9th reply from THO about a passage in the Alustriel of Silverymoon, Queen of 'Courtly Love' web article.
June 9th reply from THO about a stag-headed entity.
June 10th reply about the advantage of Yaun-ti making humans into Tainted and brood guards.
June 11th reply about Atad "Yelloweyes".
June 12th and 13th replies about young nobles in Cormyr right now, Realms-time, that most oppose Caladnei or Alusair as Regent.
June 13th reply from THO about why Ed wasn't at the CBA this year.
June 13th reply from THO about "dumb XXX" Realms jokes.
June 14th reply about the main differences between the green elves and the dark elves in the regions around Illithiir.
June 14th reply from THO about Expedition to Undermountain.
June 16th reply about a picture and where it relates to a place in the Realms.
June 17th reply about Agannazar and the Mistmaster.
June 17th reply from THO about errata for Expedition to Undermountain.
June 18th reply about if Elminster (or any other famous Realmsian wizard) met with the dastardly Iggwilv.
June 19th reply from THO about females that want to look younger.
June 19th reply about traveling rations, popcorn, and snacks.
June 20th reply about "dumb XXX" Realms jokes.
June 21st reply about scurvy.
June 26th reply about Southkrypt and the environs around it.
June 27th reply from THO about if they have ever run a evil campaign.
June 27th reply from THO about how Ed tries to avoid "straight" Christian interpolations in the Realms.
June 27th reply from THO about the maps of Candlekeep in the Baldurs Gate games and Dragon article.
June 27th reply from THO about killing off assassins in the Time of Troubles 1e/2e cross over. How Storm is protrayed in the Time of Troubles novels.
June 28th reply about lickhips, boldshakes, and coin-lasses, and laddies.
June 30th reply about the Green Ronin sourcebook: Hobby Games: The 100 Best and if Ed is included.
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