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deserk
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Posted - 08 Jul 2020 :  20:16:41  Show Profile Send deserk a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Not sure if you are all still entertaining questions, but in case you are:

I was wondering if the Lizardfolk of Faerun have their own native terms to describe their race? I wouldn't imagine they would call themselves that. Also, given that Lizardfolk classically are generally neutral in terms of alignment and that they generally worship a nature-oriented deity, is there some reason for they why they aren't more visible in human cities? Are there prejudices or superstitions among human societies that bars them from "civilized society"? Are there some nations on Faerun that are more friendly and welcoming towards them than others?

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deserk
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Posted - 03 Aug 2020 :  15:40:45  Show Profile Send deserk a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just firing in with another query for Ed & co. Are there other aliases for certain prominent deities like e.g. Bane, Tempus, Chauntea, Silvanus, Ilmater, Sune, etc. have which are not referenced in the official sourcebooks, that the sages could talk about? Perhaps aspects that depict the deities with a different race or gender, or perhaps with a slightly different dogmatic focus than what is ordinarily depicted? For instance, it would seem likely from my point of view that the Shaaryans and Calishites, being quite culturally distinct from Chondathans would have a different name for Tempus (which I'm assuming is the Chondathan version of his name)
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AJA
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Posted - 04 Mar 2021 :  01:50:24  Show Profile Send AJA a Private Message  Reply with Quote

So, if anyone missed it, the Mages and Sages podcast is still going strong, with their latest offering being a star-studded episode on focusing Waterdeep. (Well, maybe "focused" is too strong a word for the assembled panel, but it was definitely about Waterdeep)

There were some technical difficulties in the beginning, which are supposedly slated to be corrected when the episode is uploaded to the Youtube channel, but the majority of the broadcast (and Realmslore) can be found right now at this Twitch link. Good stuff, lots of Ed-lore. Worth a look/listen.


....also, someone tell George I was certainly not "very excited" about that Arun's Alley question, I was merely "somewhat intrigued." In a scholarly sense, you see. Reamslore and all.


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Lukas Kain
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Posted - 16 Mar 2021 :  03:06:51  Show Profile Send Lukas Kain a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Love what you guys are doing here. I love to pop air pods in and listen while I'm at work (when I can get away with it). Really gets me in the mood to work on my own Realms stuff, which is difficult to focus on these days. Huuuuge fan of y'all
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maransreth
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Australia
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Posted - 16 Mar 2021 :  07:48:20  Show Profile Send maransreth a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Lukas Kain

Love what you guys are doing here. I love to pop air pods in and listen while I'm at work


When I am working, a Mages and Sages podcast is the LAST thing I want to listen to. The podcast gets so interesting that I can't get any work done!

Yes I do have to work, and experience has shown that Mages and Sages is the last thing I should listen to while working.
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George Krashos
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Posted - 16 Mar 2021 :  08:06:23  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by AJA


....also, someone tell George I was certainly not "very excited" about that Arun's Alley question, I was merely "somewhat intrigued." In a scholarly sense, you see. Reamslore and all.





I was going to say "obviously and clearly excited" but thought better of it ...

-- George Krashos

"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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AJA
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Posted - 21 Mar 2021 :  00:31:39  Show Profile Send AJA a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos
I was going to say "obviously and clearly excited" but thought better of it ...

-- George Krashos


Well, I guess now we know where Volo gets his slanderous tongue from!

Love all the casts, but I wish the Mages and Sages would pop a quick note here when one is coming up (I know it's on their page, I'm just not a fan of Facebook). Especially for the Q&A ones, there has to be an additional audience here that would love to interact if they knew about it.


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George Krashos
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Posted - 22 Mar 2021 :  12:53:22  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Looking to do another Twitch chat on Friday night, 16 April 2021 - so get ready.

-- George Krashos

"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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ericlboyd
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Posted - 22 Mar 2021 :  12:57:28  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

Looking to do another Twitch chat on Friday night, 16 April 2021 - so get ready.

-- George Krashos



A noted Australian conspiracy theorist, who has maps, red string, pins, and faded scraps of lore, may well try to convince us all that the Dalelands, Sembia, Jhaamdath, and Impiltur are all "connected."

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 22 Mar 2021 :  13:35:47  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ericlboyd

quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

Looking to do another Twitch chat on Friday night, 16 April 2021 - so get ready.

-- George Krashos



A noted Australian conspiracy theorist, who has maps, red string, pins, and faded scraps of lore, may well try to convince us all that the Dalelands, Sembia, Jhaamdath, and Impiltur are all "connected."

--Eric



And they're all run by the hin shadow government known as "Halfling Inc." I've seen evidence, with my own eyes, that Corkitron Allinamuck himself was connected to the Spellplague.

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George Krashos
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Posted - 01 Apr 2021 :  22:09:22  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone. The crew is getting together tomorrow night for a Random Realmslore discussion. So if you have any questions, please post them here. Obviously, questions like “tell me everything about Netheril” are going to be difficult to handle so something a little more specific would be better. Oh, and if you are asking about post-Spellplague lore, we’ll be guessing, just like the rest of you. Cheers.

— George Krashos

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

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AJA
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Posted - 02 Apr 2021 :  01:08:20  Show Profile Send AJA a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

Hi everyone. The crew is getting together tomorrow night for a Random Realmslore discussion. So if you have any questions, please post them here. Obviously, questions like “tell me everything about Netheril” are going to be difficult to handle so something a little more specific would be better. Oh, and if you are asking about post-Spellplague lore, we’ll be guessing, just like the rest of you. Cheers.

I don't have any questions I can think of right now, but I definitely appreciate the heads-up.

You have an idea what time this cast is scheduled to start (and what time that would be in a civilized time zone )?


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George Krashos
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Posted - 02 Apr 2021 :  05:09:06  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Tomorrow night (Friday) 8pm Eastern.

-- George Krashos

"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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PattPlays
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Posted - 02 Apr 2021 :  07:32:36  Show Profile  Visit PattPlays's Homepage Send PattPlays a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

Hi everyone. The crew is getting together tomorrow night for a Random Realmslore discussion. So if you have any questions, please post them here. Obviously, questions like “tell me everything about Netheril” are going to be difficult to handle so something a little more specific would be better. Oh, and if you are asking about post-Spellplague lore, we’ll be guessing, just like the rest of you. Cheers.

— George Krashos

I suppose "why do the gods not speak of Auramycos" would be a similarly barred question XD

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deserk
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Norway
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Posted - 02 Apr 2021 :  11:39:19  Show Profile Send deserk a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well I got one. I wonder if any chance details could be shared on the reportedly city-dwelling lizardfolk that reside beneath the Plains of the Purple Dust. Lizardfolk choosing to dwell beneath a harsh and dry desert seems like a quite peculiar choice for a race that nearly always reside in wetlands with ready access to water. How did they end up there?
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Eilserus
Master of Realmslore

USA
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Posted - 03 Apr 2021 :  00:31:25  Show Profile Send Eilserus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have a couple of questions.

How do drow houses in a Lolthite society become ennobled? Would you be able to provide examples of what must generally be done or what have been done to become ennobled?

From Polyhedron 64 in the Current Clack section: Daern Claundon, a famous dwarven adventurer of the Sword Coast North, found a lost dwarven city (Arauvuddelve according to the FR Interactive Atlas) in the region known as the Mosstrunks, south of The Vale of Lost Voices. Could you tell us more about this place please?

Thanks all! :)

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AJA
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USA
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Posted - 04 Apr 2021 :  00:47:50  Show Profile Send AJA a Private Message  Reply with Quote

Excellent podcast last night, kudos to those Mages and Sages involved!

For anyone who missed it, I'm sure it will be archived on the M&S YouTube page eventually, but it can be viewed now at the Mages & Sages Twitch VOD!


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Eilserus
Master of Realmslore

USA
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Posted - 17 Apr 2021 :  00:55:46  Show Profile Send Eilserus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have some Dalelands related questions.

The FR Interactive Atlas lists the Seat of Bane, SE of Abarat's Folly. Is this a temple or some sort of holy site?

This is a bit general, but could you tell us a bit about dwarven society and how it's structured. A dwarven kingdom I'm guessing is run differently than a human monarchy. Like are the mines commonly owned by all, how does the tax structure work, etc? To keep with the Dalelands theme, would Anathar's Dell or Glen work as the location(s)?

With The Citadel of the Raven and Zhentil Keep being in ruins, this seems like a rather big problem. What's to protect the Dalelands from orc and ogre hordes sweeping south?

Do you have any clan names for the elven and dwarven leaders that were wiped out during the Dark Court Slaughter? Drow and duergar clan/family names would rock too. Were they from Maerimydra and the duergar city rumored to be under Zhentil Keep or elsewhere?

When was Maerimydra founded?

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JEThetford
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Posted - 17 Apr 2021 :  02:22:57  Show Profile  Visit JEThetford's Homepage Send JEThetford a Private Message  Reply with Quote
These are some of the things Ed shared tonight on the podcast for Mages and Sages.

Secrets of the Dales:


FEATHERDALE
This pastoral farming breadbasket of a dale has managed to remain independent of ambitious interests in Scardale (several of them sponsored by Zhentarim merchants angling to “own” a dale that they can use as a stepping-stone to dominate or outright conquer dale after dale, and so both squeeze Hillsfar into subjugation, and stop Sembia’s influence and likely northerly advance) in part because of an unlikely alliance: a silver dragon (Eievendavalar, who dwells in Featherdale posing as the brisk but elderly human herbalist/scents-and-salves-maker Shavvara Hilmur, of Feather Falls, who has a sideline in selling new wagonwheels to needy traveling merchants) working with doppelgangers who take various human guises to act as spies and covert “dirty-tricks agents” (because they like their easy, abundant-food lives in Featherdale, and want nothing to change) and with a green hag (“Old” Ammrys Narveld, who dwells in rural western Featherdale as a human crone, on her increasingly-overgrown, “sucking-bog”-dominated farm where she grows and sells mushrooms and distills birch sap for sweets and as a cooking syrup) to scare away, maim, or arrange permanent, mysterious “disappearances” for said ambitious Scardalers.
Featherar have no idea that this alliance is in their midst or protecting them, but it has recently assassinated a Red Wizard of Thay who was spying out the area for unknown but likely new-Thayan-base reasons, a spy from Hillsfar who was trying to blackmail several locally popular but debt-ridden Featheren farmers on the orders of Malkyn Grenefeld, Chamberlain of Hillsfar, and the entire nine-strong Cantobele Cloak, a Calishite adventuring band hired by the Sembian merchant Alvur Archvuer (“ARCH-voor”) of Saerloon to stealthily take over governance of Featherdale by magically influencing (and just plain threatening, in private) various influential Featherar elders; the Cloak is known to have murdered the farmer Haels Ammurzun of Westfeather (a hamlet west of Blackfeather Bridge) and the baker and cordial-maker “Mother” Marra Danthorl of Blackfeather Bridge.


POOL OF YEVEN
The statue of Mystra (tall, thin, tapering darkstone gowned smiling woman with her upper head composed of seven interlocked stars, her hands raised as if to catch something large, like a basket of laundry), at the Pool of Yeven, was guarded in person by the avatar of the god Azuth during the Time of Troubles (see FRE2, Shadowdale). This occurred because the statue was not only a key Weave anchor, it stands over a vault that contains vestiges of both Azuth and Mystra, so it’s crucial to their survival.

RELSHAR
Relshar, the delicious edible mushrooms found in the Yevenwood in Battledale, are spreading rapidly, especially south into Sembia, but also west into the woods.
A relshar mushroom is a chestnut-brown, large (adult human palm-sized or up to twice that big), durable (almost like leather when raw; doesn’t easily tear or break, though it can easily be twisted off its lighter beige stem, or uprooted in one piece) mushroom that grows up to eight inches in height, usually in clumps. It tastes very like buttery beef; that is, like roast beef or beef gravy, and it gives off not just water as it cooks, but a greasy secretion that it can be fried in, as if you were frying in butter (but without the butter). In addition to all this, if you keep harvested relshar covered (away from direct, bright sunlight), they keep for more than a tenday before either rotting (too damp) or withering (too dry), and so make an ideal market-sale crop.


THE TATTERED MAGE
A wizshade “haunts” the ruins of Castle Grimstead (drow-destroyed Castle Greatstead) in Shadowdale, and whenever threatened, he “winks out” and translocates (teleports) to Castle Krag in Shadowdale, or to one of several ruins in Myth Drannor, or to one of the northernmost Ghost Holds (overgrown, abandoned mansions) in Battledale (where his deliberately-menacing appearances have scared a Sembian would-be rebuilder of the mansion, Graust Haevurmurth of Selgaunt, into abandoning it and fleeing), or one of several abandoned “watchkeeps” in the Thunder Peaks and Desertsmouth Mountains.
This wizshade appears as a tall, thin man in a gray, incredibly-tattered (it’s frayed into hundreds of ragged strips) robe, who stands silently watching, unless attacked—whereupon he typically starts blinking rapidly around an area, always fetching up momentarily close behind, or disconcertingly nose-to-nose with, those who’ve attacked him. He’s what’s become of one of Vangerdahast’s apprentices, Ralvur Summerwood, an ambitious War Wizard from Suzail who in 1365 DR went on a daring mission to Castle Grimstead where he got caught in a spell-duel with several Zhentarim mages—and “went silent,” and was presumed destroyed by Cormyr (he slew several of the Zhents, but was caught in the backlash of one of his own battle-spells when it collided with hostile magics hurled by three foes, and vaporized; they thought they’d destroyed him, but he coalesced again, several nights later, as a wizshade).
It’s thought by War Wizards investigating since that Ralvur appears in ruins he explored while on War Wizard business, and liked; he’s been left to continue his existence as a useful guardian/deterrent to keep Zhent, Sembian, and Hillsfarian opportunists from seizing and rebuilding properties in the dales that their occupations of which would lessen Cormyr’s influence and reach.




The only good Drow, is a dead Drow.

Aaomas Balkrim, Drow Hunter

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Eilserus
Master of Realmslore

USA
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Posted - 17 Apr 2021 :  03:43:20  Show Profile Send Eilserus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Awesome podcast tonight. Hope I didn't ask too many questions. I can never decide what to choose out of the 20 some that I can always dig up.

Thanks all.
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 17 Apr 2021 :  17:22:45  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JEThetford


POOL OF YEVEN
The statue of Mystra (tall, thin, tapering darkstone gowned smiling woman with her upper head composed of seven interlocked stars, her hands raised as if to catch something large, like a basket of laundry), at the Pool of Yeven, was guarded in person by the avatar of the god Azuth during the Time of Troubles (see FRE2, Shadowdale). This occurred because the statue was not only a key Weave anchor, it stands over a vault that contains vestiges of both Azuth and Mystra, so it’s crucial to their survival.


I suspected the statue was a Weave anchor -- I've suggested it here, in the past -- but it's nice to have that confirmation.

The vestiges part is new.

Edit: Okay, maybe I didn't suggest Weave anchor before... I can't find the reference, if I did. But I've long suspected that there was great significance and even power linked to that statue. Weave anchor just makes sense.

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AJA
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Posted - 19 Apr 2021 :  00:54:00  Show Profile Send AJA a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Eilserus

Awesome podcast tonight. Hope I didn't ask too many questions. I can never decide what to choose out of the 20 some that I can always dig up.


There is no such thing as "too many questions" when it comes to that group. Questions keep them focused. Left to their own devices they inevitably start ranting about gnomes and Impiltur, and no one wants to hear about that

I do second the awesome podcast kudos, once again. Definitely looking forward to the next one, also!


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George Krashos
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Australia
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Posted - 19 Apr 2021 :  14:53:40  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes it was fun if somewhat meandering. A big thanks to Eilserus for his questions. It would be nice if more people provided questions ahead of time to give us a chance to consider them in detail and provide a more fulsome response. I suspect we are headed back to Waterdeep for our next get-together so ask away about the City of Splendors.

-- George Krashos

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 19 Apr 2021 :  16:27:58  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I apparently discovered an Untold Secret of the Realms, in regards to Waterdeep, so I'm definitely wanting more information...

quote:


@Greysil_Tassyr

Over the millennia, Waterdeep has drawn elves, dragons, humans, drow, dwarves, wizards galore, other sorts -- even before there was a city to attract them. Countless beings, all in one spot.

Is there a Weave anchor there, or something else pulling in all these folks?


@TheEdVerse

Alert! Alert! Untold Secret Of The Realms Stumbled Over!



I suspect I'll run headfirst into an NDA on that one, but I'm trying anyway -- I'd like any info I can get on this!

On a related note, since there's also a Celestial Staircase there, it makes me wonder if there's something significant about the sites of those... We know there's a Weave anchor in Shadowdale, and a Staircase there, and there's something going on in Waterdeep, also the site of a Staircase (or a connection to the Staircase, whatever the case may be).

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deserk
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Posted - 19 Apr 2021 :  20:49:17  Show Profile Send deserk a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well I love listening to the podcast obviously and I got questions plenty if you have any need.

1: Cyclops and their lore in the Forgotten Realms doesn't look to be that much explored. Shining South 3rd tells us that there are cyclops in the Walls of Halruaa and the Dustwall around the Shining Lands. Are there, or have there been any cyclops kingdoms of note? Have they left any settlements or ruins to speak of in those areas?

2: I also wonder about the Endless Wastes. If I'm not mistaken, this region does exist in Ed's original homebrew world, but I really doubt that the Tuigan exist in his world, or exist as "psuedo-Mongols". If not the Tuigan, who are the main inhabitants of the Endless Wastes, and also who form the major threats of the region? Is there a large grey orc presence there?

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