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Zanan
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Posted - 27 Nov 2006 :  09:05:52  Show Profile  Visit Zanan's Homepage Send Zanan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Heading off to search these scrolls. Thanks for the quick replies!

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Asgetrion
Master of Realmslore

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Posted - 01 Dec 2006 :  23:34:30  Show Profile  Visit Asgetrion's Homepage Send Asgetrion a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

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Originally posted by ericlboyd

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Originally posted by KnightErrantJR

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Originally posted by Zanan

Vendui!

Reading a few bits and pieces on Menzoberranzan in Drizzt's do'Urden's Guide to the Underdark I noted the rumour about "survivors" of House Oblodra in the Claw Rift, referred to as "witchlin". Has these ever been mentioned in another sourcebook or Monstrous Manual?

Thanks, Zanan!

I'm not Eric, but the witchlin was a creature detailed in the DragonLance Monstrous Compendium, which was basically (if I recall), a pair of skeletal hands and floating eyeballs. They were specifically an elven form of undead, again, if my memory holds.

Just thought of this, and I looked it up. The Witchlin has 3.5 statistics given in the Bestiary of Krynn DragonLance sourcebook.

It was officially a Dragonlance beastie, but I know Ed included them a couple of times in official Realmslore. The other instance that comes to mind was Volo's Guide to Waterdeep, IIRC.

--Eric


Mod Edit: Fixed the quotes




Pages 45 and 46 of that book. Elminster noted that it's a Krynnish beastie, but he thinks that's what's killing folks in the Prowl.



Ah, my DM ran a version of this idea for my 1st level character years and years ago. It was a Witchlin - apparently controlled by Elaith Craulnober. There was a hidden (buried under mud, rotten leaves and stuff) sewer grate in the Prowl, and there, in the sewers, was a hidden complex. I remember a magic circle in the largest room, with a standing and mutilated (missing its skull and both of the hands) skeleton in the middle of it. Whether it was Elaith who actually created this creature, or someone else, I never found out. My character slew the Witchlin, climbed down into the sewers, found a secret door, searched the small complex and later observed Elaith entering it (that is why I assumed that he controlled the creature somehow). Anyhow, it was a fun (and chilling :) little adventure

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WalkerNinja
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Posted - 04 Dec 2006 :  20:09:40  Show Profile Send WalkerNinja a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Eric,

The product description of "Shadowdale: the Scouring of the Land" says:
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In addition to encounters, this book contains detailed source material on the town of Shadowdale and environs.



Would one of those environs be post-crusade Myth Drannor?

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The Sage
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Posted - 04 Dec 2006 :  23:58:40  Show Profile Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by WalkerNinja

Eric,

The product description of "Shadowdale: the Scouring of the Land" says:
quote:
In addition to encounters, this book contains detailed source material on the town of Shadowdale and environs.



Would one of those environs be post-crusade Myth Drannor?

I wouldn't imagine it would detail that much. Covering the events of post-crusade Myth Drannor would likely require an entire chapter of a regional book.

At best, we'll likely only learn minor tidbits or side-references about the latest events involving Myth Drannor and the regions surrounding the Dalelands.

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George Krashos
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Posted - 05 Dec 2006 :  01:35:40  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm sure if Eric can detail the post-crusade MD and Cormanthyr region, he will. But given that Shadowdale is an adventure and word count likely to be at a premium, I'd say it's unlikely.

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WalkerNinja
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Hey, a guy can hope can't he? Yeah, I'm a sunshine pumper.

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Octa
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Posted - 05 Dec 2006 :  21:06:27  Show Profile  Visit Octa's Homepage Send Octa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Its probably a very very safe bet that the details of the reclaimation of Myth Drannor between 1374 and 1380 will at some point be detailed in multiple novels.
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Lord Karsus
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quote:
Originally posted by Octa

Its probably a very very safe bet that the details of the reclaimation of Myth Drannor between 1374 and 1380 will at some point be detailed in multiple novels.



-Realms of the Elves II, if we're lucky.

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Foxhelm
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Posted - 09 Dec 2006 :  12:30:11  Show Profile Send Foxhelm a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Mr. Boyd--

I love the new planetouched and can see many uses for them. But I was wondering what advice you could give me for trying to fit in one of the special abilities of the Celadrin (Melodious Voice) into the normal type of Aasimar (Humans of Celestial blood)? Would I need to rearrange the natural abilities of the Aasimar or give it an added level for adjustment.

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Jamallo Kreen
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Posted - 09 Dec 2006 :  18:52:17  Show Profile  Visit Jamallo Kreen's Homepage Send Jamallo Kreen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Eric:

Ya know I love your books, but I have been frustrated lately about the lack of canonical divine ranks for most of the deities in Faiths and Pantheons. I imagine that you are far too busy now to present us a complete list of the divine ranks of all of Toril's gods, but could you perhaps direct me to such a list prepared by some other scribe or learned sage, which has rankings of which you largely approve?

I know that Ed, in particular, does not like to give absolute values to deities and NPCs, but under Deities & Demigods rules, divine rank is important: if we run a campaign in which the deities are active, knowing who has divine rank 5 and who has divine rank 4 may make a difference in what clerics or druids, or the faithful in general, can do when faced by divine opposition from a rival Power, even though both gods may both be "Demi-gods."

Those who have the sort of high clerical ranks discussed in Power of Faerun may steer their religious activities in a new direction if their deity is teetering on the brink of a divine rank which may bestow extra salient abilities. For example, the emphasis may shift from, "Kill the Heathens!" to "Convert the Heathens!"


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Bahgtru
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Posted - 10 Dec 2006 :  13:06:41  Show Profile  Visit Bahgtru's Homepage Send Bahgtru a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hello Eric,

In the Waterdeep accessory, Madeiron Sunderstone is said to have the same blood line as the Hartwick's from Hartsvale. It is a good explanation to his great size and strength. It's the firest time, it had been mentionted. Is that something you came up with or has that always been a part of his backstory? Also, it said he had a long and varied career as an adventurer in the Inner Seal lands. Are there any highlights to that career you can expound upon? Thanks in advance.
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Inaubryn
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Eric,

Curious. Whatever happened to the web enhancement write up on Chaulssin: City of Wyrm Shadows?
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Kuje
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Posted - 11 Dec 2006 :  21:36:25  Show Profile Send Kuje a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Eric,

Would you consider Volumvax, from page 173 of Faiths & Pantheons, basically a proxy of Shar since he has a divine rank of 0, which is what proxies have in 3/3.5e. Or is he something else?

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Lord Karsus
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Posted - 11 Dec 2006 :  23:57:55  Show Profile Send Lord Karsus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Kuje

Eric,

Would you consider Volumvax, from page 173 of Faiths & Pantheons, basically a proxy of Shar since he has a divine rank of 0, which is what proxies have in 3/3.5e. Or is he something else?



-From the way he is portrayed in Shadowbred, I'd think he is something a little more.

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Kuje
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quote:
Originally posted by Dagnirion

quote:
Originally posted by Kuje

Eric,

Would you consider Volumvax, from page 173 of Faiths & Pantheons, basically a proxy of Shar since he has a divine rank of 0, which is what proxies have in 3/3.5e. Or is he something else?



-From the way he is portrayed in Shadowbred, I'd think he is something a little more.



Ah, haven't read that yet. :)

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Zanan
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Posted - 12 Dec 2006 :  09:11:40  Show Profile  Visit Zanan's Homepage Send Zanan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
While speaking of Chaulssin, has any specific date of the return of the Spider Queen been set as yet (given the recent discussion on the timeline of 1373/74) and will this date become known before any printed sourcebook tells us the "exact" history of Lolth's Silence?

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Bocklin
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Posted - 13 Dec 2006 :  09:32:08  Show Profile Send Bocklin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Dear Eric,

I know that there is a NDA limiting what you can say, but within the limit of your freedom, could you tell us what a DM should think about when putting a group together for the "Cormyr - Shadowdale - ?" campaign arc?

The first book is coming out next march and I was thinking that it would be neat to have my players start new characters now, so that they reach level 4 by the time "Tearing of the Weave" is out (we're slow).

I am not asking for any major discosure on the modules, just some pointers about fitting alignments and affiliations. Things to avoid, maybe. It's really just to make sure that I don't end up with a bunch of players with unfit characters for the campaign arc when we get there.

I know it's a tough one (NDA and all), so I'll be happy with anything you can think of and share. Thanks a lot in advance.

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Lord Karsus
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quote:
Originally posted by Kuje
Ah, haven't read that yet. :)



-Well, what's taking so long, Kuje? Hop to it! Seriously though, the book is pretty good.

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Kuje
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quote:
Originally posted by Dagnirion

quote:
Originally posted by Kuje
Ah, haven't read that yet. :)



-Well, what's taking so long, Kuje? Hop to it! Seriously though, the book is pretty good.



See me in 2008 when the series ends. :)

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RodOdom
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Posted - 25 Dec 2006 :  02:26:37  Show Profile  Visit RodOdom's Homepage Send RodOdom a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Dear Eric,

Do some lizard-kings claim descent from the demon Sess'innek? Thank you.
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Rolindin
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Posted - 03 Jan 2007 :  09:19:40  Show Profile  Visit Rolindin's Homepage Send Rolindin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Mr Boyd in the Demi Human deities: the sword dancer class for Elestrie.
Is ther going to be a full write up on the class?
If there is a full write up on the class where can i find it?
Thank you in advance.

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Bocklin
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Posted - 03 Jan 2007 :  11:02:19  Show Profile Send Bocklin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You might find what you are looking for in "Faiths and Pantheons", a 3.0 FR book on deities.

There is such a Prestige Class there.

Have fun!

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Dargoth
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Posted - 18 Jan 2007 :  00:39:34  Show Profile  Visit Dargoth's Homepage Send Dargoth a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Is it just me or has Eric gone MIA?

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Bocklin
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Posted - 18 Jan 2007 :  09:25:05  Show Profile Send Bocklin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dargoth

Is it just me or has Eric gone MIA?



Hopefully he is well and just overwhelmed with all the FR projects he is currently working on.

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EytanBernstein
Forgotten Realms Designer

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Posted - 18 Jan 2007 :  21:10:15  Show Profile  Visit EytanBernstein's Homepage Send EytanBernstein a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Eric also travels a lot.

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Steven Schend
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Posted - 19 Jan 2007 :  10:29:09  Show Profile  Visit Steven Schend's Homepage Send Steven Schend a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Eric's out and about in the world for his day job, but he'll stick his head in when he can.

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Jamallo Kreen
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Will someone please point me towards a listing of the Dragon magazines which had Age of Worms articles in them? I am trying to piece together the Dungeon series, but it's not always easy to find which Dragon corresponds to what Dungeon.


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The Sage
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The DragonDex has a listing of the associated DRAGON articles for the "Age of Worms."

See here:- http://www.aeolia.net/dragondex/articles-subject.html

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Foxhelm
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Posted - 30 Jan 2007 :  20:04:57  Show Profile Send Foxhelm a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I was going to ask Eric this, but I am open to any opinion. Would the child of a Fey'ri or a Celadrin with a half-elf have any chance of being a planetouched elf or would they only be a regular elf?

Thanks.

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Jamallo Kreen
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Posted - 31 Jan 2007 :  19:21:00  Show Profile  Visit Jamallo Kreen's Homepage Send Jamallo Kreen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

The DragonDex has a listing of the associated DRAGON articles for the "Age of Worms."

See here:- http://www.aeolia.net/dragondex/articles-subject.html




Thank you, Sage. That's exactly what I needed. I'm going to note the URL for DragonDex for future reference!




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