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)
2005 (Parts 5 - 7) Index
Part 5 (Jan-Mar 2005)
January 1st reply about a chain of isles off the Sword Coast near Candlekeep.
January 1st reply about the same isles.
January 2nd reply that finishes the info on those isles.
January 3rd reply about a few undetailed major festivals that are not in the old lore or the FRCS.
January 4th reply about a few undetailed major festivals that are not in the old lore or the FRCS.
January 4th reply about Vangy.
January 5th reply that has more festivals.
January 6th reply that finishes the festivals.
January 7th reply about manors.
January 8th reply about elder runes.
January 9th reply about Cormyr and the War Wizards that further expands on a earlier reply.
January 10th reply about the Spellfire novel.
January 10th reply about the Chosen of Mystra.
January 11th reply about Harpers.
January 11th reply that again expands the Cormyr/War Wizard info.
An January 11th reply from the game designer who created the Barbarians of the North way back in Savage Frontier.
January 12th reply about the priesthood of Tyr, Justice, and other info.
January 12th reply that has teasers to Ed's anthology that is planned.
January 13th reply about the barbarians of the north, war wizards, and other info.
January 14th reply that has misc answers about a handful of questions. Also a long reply about the Knights of Myth Drannor.
January 15th reply about Anchorome, the Barbarians of the north, and two other items.
January 15th reply that has more about Anchorome.
January 16th reply about the Knights again.
January 17th reply about Wild Magic, the Chosen, Dead Magic Zones, Wild Magic Zones, and other misc magical lore.
January 18th reply about Mantles, note this is Ed's ideas on how they would be effected and he's basing this off of 2e's rules.
January 19th reply about the handling of power in the realms.
January 20th reply about Aencar.
January 21st reply that is about misc things Ed is working on or has tried to get WOTC to work on.
January 22nd reply that answers a lot of questions posted to him.
January 23rd reply about trebuchets and more.
January 25th reply that is about Vangy and the War Wizards.
January 25th reply about how many gods have really died in FR and if they are truly "dead."
January 26th reply about the Eilistraee drow in Ardeep and why they attacked a human in Ed's Silverfall novel.
January 27th reply about Limbo from Serpent Kingdoms and other misc planar lore.
January 29th reply about wealth in the Realms. Who has it, who doesn't, etc.
January 29th reply that answers a few misc questions about the Moonshae's, some wedding rituals, Flamsterd of the Moonshae's, and other misc answers. Another answer about the War Wizards.
January 29th reply about some of the material Ed wishes he could give us as Realmslore.
January 30th reply about the other continents that were added into the setting.
January 30th reply about a passage in Elminster and his confusion when he came out of his stasis in the El novels. Two wedding rituals for Sharess and Lliira's clergy!
January 31st reply about Paladins and other characteristics of NPC's and roleplaying.
The calendar months and how to pronouce them according to Ed.
Febuary 1st reply about Vangy and Caladnei.
Febuary 1st reply about Elturel.
Febuary 2nd reply about Sylune.
Febuary 3rd reply about the halflings of Luiren.
Febuary 4th reply about the Lords Who Sleep of Cormyr.
Febuary 5th reply about Cormyr and Vangy, etc.
Febuary 6th reply about the gods of FR.
Febuary 7th reply about advancing the time line.
Febaury 8th reply about nobles in FR.
Febuary 8th reply about Veldorn and the races that live there.
Febuary 9th reply about the Stonelands.
Febuary 10th reply about mages.
Febuary 10th reply about the Zhent's. Witch-Lords. The Chaond and Zenythri races.
Febuary 10th reply that answers a lot of questions put to Ed but mostly about the Creator Races.
Febuary 13th reply about Hesperdan, Eirhaun, and Manshoon.
A Febuary 13th reply from the mailing list about dragons.
Febuary 14th reply about Cormyr, War Wizards, Vangy, and other info.
Febuary 15th reply about aging. And how some humans see long-lived demihumans. And how they have experimented on demihumans to try to find a way to get the longevity of the demihumans. And other aging questions.
Febuary 16th reply with some mature terms and what they are called in Common in FR.
Febuary 17th reply about Khelben, the Simbul, and Storm and how they use people to accomplish goals. Info about the history between the Seven Sisters as well.
Febuary 18th reply about Galath's Roost.
Febuary 19th reply about gestation for the halfling subraces.
Febuary 20th reply about Impiltur and the recipies in the Volo's Guides.
Febuary 21st reply about Filfaeril and Azoun IV and the lovers they both have had over the years while still being commited to each other.
Febuary 22nd reply about Cormyr and written works within Cormyr.
Febuary 23rd reply about how to woo the Srinshee.
Febuary 24th reply about The Stormkeep near Baldur's Gate.
Febuary 25th reply about the laws in the Western Heartlands.
Febuary 25th reply about recipes in the Volo's Guides. Lost Empires. Planetouched in the Dales. And if other dopplegangers can tell that they are talking to other dopplegangers.
Febuary 27th reply about a little follow up on Stormkeep. Then the Mythal of Silverymoon. The current status of Zhent Keep as well.
Febuary 28th reply about the Old Empires sourcebook. Cormanthyr. And then Vangy.
There is also info from Ed Bonny about Appenser.
March 1st reply about the conflict with the Harpers and the Moonstars.
March 2nd reply about philosophy in FR.
March 3rd reply that has more about manor houses.
March 5th reply about the street traffic of Waterdeep.
March 6th reply about coffee.
A March 6th reply from Ed Bonny about a prestige class and a feat that didn't make it into Lost Empires. It's with his Auppenser info.
March 7th reply about the Magister and Chosens. Elturel. Benadi's fate. Curses for the gods. Moonsea. And a spoiler for a upcoming novel about Mythkar Leng and Lord Geildarr of Llorkh.
March 8th reply about the city of Gundarlun.
March 9th reply about Ed's Castlemorn.!
March 10th reply about the Malaugrym.
March 11th reply about Breeandra and Ambreeauta Nenthyn of the Fall of Stars in Harrowdale.
March 11th reply about Luskan.
March 12th reply about Dessra of the Dark Desires.
A March 12th reply from Steven Schend about two NPC's he created.
March 13th reply about titles/names for various rulers.
March 14th reply about Finder's religion, mostly in Waterdeep.
A March 14th reply from Ed Bonny about another prestige class that didn't make it into Lost Empires.
March 15th reply about Cormyr, past heads of the War Wizards, and other history of Cormyr.
March 16th reply about Shandril Shessair.
March 17th reply about MageFairs.
March 18th reply about Cormyr.
A March 18th reply from Ed Bonny about more info that wasn't included in Lost Empires. A timeline and a couple of other answers.
A March 18th reply from THO about tall-houses and spellfire.
A March 19th reply from THO about tall-houses, spellfire, Torm of the Knights of Myth Drannor, and dates in the Realms.
March 20th reply about mercenaries in Chessenta.
A March 20th reply from THO about Volo.
March 21st reply about Zeboaster of Ordulin.
March 21st reply about time, hours, days, etc in the Realms.
March 24th reply about Cormyr.
March 25th reply about what the Srinshee means.
March 26th reply on how half-fiends, half-celestials and how thier appearance would effect those that live on Faerun.
March 27th reply about Lady Naneatha Lhaurilstar.
March 28th reply about Scyllua Darkhope. Glowhammers. And a answer to reply from last year.
March 28th reply to a poster about how busy Ed is.
A March 23rd reply from THO about RPGs.
March 29th reply about some locations on map.
March 30th reply about people named after deities and how the deities can hear prayers, names, etc.
March 31st reply about House Nierdre.
March 31st reply from THO about if people say they are 10 summers old or 10 winters old.
Part 6 (Apr-Jun 2005)
April 1st reply about Werepegasus.
April 2nd reply about the lands right outside of Waterdeep's walls.
April 3rd reply about the Tropics in the Realms and the names they are called by, by some of the clergy.
April 4th reply about Kymil Nimeson, but under NDA. The word that Yuan-ti call scaleless ones. Scyllua Darkhope. Shraevyn's tomb.
April 5th reply that doesn't contain much realmslore since it was a joint reply to some of us waiting on answers about old questions.
April 6th reply about the Realms of the Elves novel. Baldur's Gate laws and other replies to people.
April 7th reply about the old Mystra and Helm and if they were really lovers. It also goes into a little more about deities.
April 8th reply about nobles and marriage. The Lord and Lady of Shadowdale. Dueling.
April 9th reply about offspring of deities and other divine entities.
April 10th reply about 267DR, the Year of Bane's Shadow.
April 11th reply about Milil and his clergy.
April 12th reply about Cormyr.
April 13th reply about Cormyr and how that nation sees the elves.
April 14th reply about the Dwarves of the Earthfast Mountains and, yup, Cormyr.
April 15th reply about Dareth.
April 16th reply with more about the dwarven language.
April 17th reply about Cormyr.
April 18th reply about 5 general tips for DMing and then 5 Realms tips for DMing.
April 19th reply about Arabel after Gondegal's defeat.
April 19th reply about Spellfire when Mystryl was the goddess of magic.
April 19th short reply about other Obarskyr heirs.
April 20th reply about Alusair and her lovers.
A April 20th reply from THO about TSR and FR and profit when TSR was still around.
April 20th reply about Alusair and if she had a child, would it be considered king or queen.
April 20th short reply about Vaerana Hawklyn and her female consort Yanseldara.
April 20th reply about what the term Blade means. What Boldblade means. The other continents of Toril. The Twelve. The Lands of Intrigue box set. And undead in Silverymoon.
April 22nd reply about the terms Lad and Lass.
April 23rd reply about how Ed has to tone down the sexual and sensual aspects of FR both under TSR and WOTC. Vhonna Deepdell and why she changed deities and went from Waterdeep to Ravens Bluff.
April 24th reply about Merith of the Knights of Myth Drannor.
An April 25th reply from THO about the players who play some of the Knights.
An April 25th reply from Steven Schend about Shoonach. Remember this isn't canon.
April 26th reply about the Knights of Myth Drannor.
April 27th reply about sexuality in the Realms.
April 27th reply about Alusair.
An April 27th reply from Elaine about the noble family of Evermeet.
April 28th reply about what he includes in his novels and editors.
April 29th reply about the deities and the cosmology.
April 30th reply about Waterdeep's Guard and Watch. Also the Purple Dragons of Cormyr.
May 1st reply about the coins of Zhentil Keep.
May 2nd reply about Alusair.
May 3rd reply about Alusair and the new leader of the War Wizards and other material.
An May 3rd reply from THO about Alusair.
May 4th reply about Alusair.
An May 4th reply from THO about diseases.
May 5th reply about Moon Elven eyes.
May 6th reply about the Silent Chosen and what she does with family trees.
May 7th reply about NPC's.
May 8th reply about the 4 Delzimmer families.
May 9th about the Lowlantern Lutes.
An May 9th reply from THO about the Halls of the High King module.
May 10th reply about potions of longevity since they have been written out in the core rules. Editors. Piercings.
May 11th reply about Cormyr.
May 14th reply about battle leathers. Caladnei and the Harpers.
May 16th reply about Alusair.
May 17th reply about gay and lesbian characters and RL. The Avatar modules. Yuan-ti and sarrukh. The Chosen of Mystra.
May 18th reply to one of the new FR authors, Erik Scott de Brie.
An May 18th reply from Garen Thal about clerics in Cormyr.
May 19th reply about how Ed keeps track of all this lore.
May 20th reply about Ghalaster of Thay and the Masked One.
May 21st reply about the noble families of Waterdeep.
An May 21st reply from THO about how long it might take to get questions answered.
May 22nd reply about mental illnesses.
May 23rd reply about tallhouses.
May 24th reply about upcountry Sembia dwellings. And half-elven dwellings.
May 25th reply about the slang for lads and lasses.
May 26th reply about horses.
May 27th reply about elves.
May 28th reply about dwarves.
May 30th reply about demihuman sexuality.
An May 30th reply from THO about the last reply from Ed.
May 31st reply about Drow and underdark radiation. Generalizations of the races. And a reply to another about the topic from the day before. Orc-quaggoth crossbreeds.
June 1st reply about if there are Chosen of Selune.
An June 1st reply from THO about Eldath's faithful.
June 2nd reply about the amount of magic in Faerun.
June 3rd reply about the drow language.
An June 3rd reply from Ed Bonny about the psionic deity he created and a few other answers he provided to questions.
June 4th reply about dire spectres of death.
June 5th reply about hobgoblins.
June 6th reply about Caladnei.
An June 6th reply from THO about Caladnei.
June 7th to the 12th replies about Randal Morn and his family.
June 8th reply about the Manshoon clones.
An June 10th reply from Steven Schend about High Magic. Remember though, since he doesn't work for WOTC anymore, his words are not always canon.
June 13th reply about Cylyria Dragonbreast's sickness in Cloak & Dagger.
An June 8th reply from THO about diplomacy in FR.
An June 9th reply from THO about the current article being run on the WOTC site, about Realmslore.
An June 14th reply from Steven Schend about sea elven magic.
June 14th reply about feasts and revels.
An June 14th reply from THO about Lhaeo and the female that is the current "Lhaeo" (Kuje's note: The Noumea mentioned isn't the same Noumea that is/was the Magister.)
June 15th and 16th reply about Marsember.
An June 16th from THO about how FR is called on Faerun.
June 17th reply about dragons.
An June 17th reply from Ed Bonny with the psionic feat he promised to post.
June 18th reply about some of the drow prestige classes from Underdark.
June 19th reply about spellfire.
June 20th reply about Cormyr and the Tunlands.
Part 7 (Jul-Sep 2005)
July 1st reply about clerics in fiction.
July 1st reply from THO about the old Lhaeo.
July 1st reply from Eric Boyd about Mintiper Moonsilver in Lost Empires.
July 2nd reply about what Elminster said to Storm during the Harper Schism.
July 2nd reply from THO about 2004's Spin a Yarn.
July 2nd reply from THO about Ed's Best of Ed Greenwood anthalogy.
July 2nd reply from Steven Schend about the Cormanthyr sourcebook and the Sharn.
July 3rd reply about facial hair in the Heartlands.
July 4th reply about Alusair.
July 5th reply about Alusair. Blood tracing magic. Highknights.
July 5th reply from Elaine Cunningham about Elaith.
July 6th reply that answered four different questions.
July 6th reply from THO about a small debate that was about Durnan.
July 6th reply from THO about Rich's second novel in the Last Mythal trilogy.
July 7th reply about Waterdeep.
July 7th reply from THO about the Lures article on the WOTC site.
July 8th reply about FR's rainbow.
July 9th reply about a comment Rich said on these boards months ago involving Ed's contract. Salvage rights in the Realms.
July 9th reply from THO about the contract debate.
July 9th reply from Steven Schend about the Harper Schism.
July 10th reply about Silver Morn.
July 11th reply about festivals in Silverymoon.
July 11th reply from THO about festivals in Silverymoon.
July 12th reply about part two of the festivals in Silverymoon.
July 13th reply about divine spells and worshipping deities for those spells.
July 13th reply reply about Mystra, Chosen, Bane, the Weave.
July 13th reply from Elaine Cunningham about elves and the published history of the Sad Queen.
July 14th reply about disposal of the dead.
July 14th reply from Elaine Cunningham about publishing and meeting people in person.
July 15th reply about deities and diplomacy.
July 15th reply from the mailing list about Waterdeep and Skullport.
July 16th reply about the Realms term for a troubleshooter.
July 17th reply about the Netheril floating mountaintops.
July 18th reply about Paladins and slaves. Part one of the Purple Lady Festhall/Tavern in Westgate.
July 19th reply about part two of the Purple Lady Festhall/Tavern.
July 20th reply about part three of the Purple Lady Festhall/Tavern.
July 21st reply about part four of the Purple Lady Festhall/Tavern.
July 22nd reply about with a NDA about what's beneath the Wealdath and how the ruler of Berdusk became the ruler.
July 22nd reply from Steven Schend about Khelben.
July 23rd reply about a RPGA adventure.
July 23rd reply from THO about the flying mountains of Netheril.
July 24th reply about Eldath's clergy.
July 25th reply from THO about music.
July 26th reply about the trees in Cormanthyr.
July 27th reply about the church of Cyric in Darkhold in 1373.
July 27th reply about the Power of Faerun sourcebook.
July 27th reply from Eric Boyd about Mourngrym's human stock.
July 28th reply about the realm of Shavinar.
July 29th reply about Darmos Lauthyr.
July 29th reply from Eric Boyd about the Crown of Narfell.
July 30th reply from THO about the printed history of the Srinshee.
July 30th reply about the NPC's in the Crimmor article in Dragon.
July 30th reply about the Power of Faerun sourcebook.
July 30th reply from THO about novels that are missing military tactics and large battles.
July 31st reply about marinating meat.
August 1st reply about the Watch and Guard of Waterdeep.
August 2nd reply about mills.
August 3rd reply about Cormyr and who rules the settlements.
August 4th reply about tea and coffee.
August 5th reply about tomb-raiding and entering.
August 6th reply that answers a bunch of replies that involve NDA's.
August 6th reply from Steven Schend about official canon stats.
August 7th reply about drainpipes.
August 8th reply about Daggerdale.
August 8th reply from THO about the North in terms of land feature.
August 8th reply from THO about deepspawn.
August 8th reply from Steven Schend about the akh'faer of Cormanthyr.
August 8th reply from Steven Schend about the info in Cormanthyr.
August 8th reply from Steven Schend about the Shadow Thief leader that is in the Moonstars.
August 8th reply from Steven Schend about evil temples in Waterdeep.
August 9th reply about Ed's campaign and a basic outline on how he runs his games.
August 10th reply about Ed's campaign and a basic outline on how he runs his games.
August 10th reply from THO about deepspawn.
August 10th reply from Steven Schend about the wording of the vampire Manshoon clone from Cloak & Dagger.
August 11th reply about classic books.
August 14th reply about games.
August 14 from THO about the cover of the new Waterdeep novel.
August 15th reply about classic books.
August 16th reply about lycanthropy.
August 16th reply from THO about FR novels.
August 26th reply about this years Gencon.
August 27th reply about divinity.
August 27th reply about the Seven Sisters.
August 29th reply about the Commer.
August 29th reply about the Seven Sisters. Gary Gygax. Cormyr.
August 29th reply from Garen Thal about Cormyr.
August 30th reply about the Zulkir's of Thay.
August 31st reply about some of the nobles of Cormyr.
September 1st reply from THO about Malchor Harpell and Nain Keenwhistler.
September 2nd reply about music.
September 2nd reply from Steven Schend about Myth Drannor.
September 3rd reply about elven banners, badges, and heraldry.
September 4th reply about the Chosen of Mystra.
September 4th reply from Steven Schend about the Scepter of the Sorcerous Kings.
September 4th and 5th replies from Steven Schend and Elaine Cunningham about moonblades.
September 5th reply from Steven Schend about Symruster.
September 10th reply from Steven Schend about temples in the Lands of Intrigue.
September 11th reply from Steven Schend about mythals.
September 12th reply about Waterdeep justice. Writing. Halfling orgies. Rhauligan. The Knights of Myth Drannor. Elven erogenous zones. Larloch.
September 12th reply from THO about Thorass.
September 12th reply from Steven Schend about mythals.
September 12th reply from Steven Schend about clones.
September 12th reply from Steven Schend about how to pronounce drow, Zhentil, Netheril, and Alias.
September 13th reply about Larloch.
September 13th reply from Steven Schend about the Highfire Crown.
September 13th reply from George Krashos about the history of the Covenant.
September 14th reply about the Watch of Waterdeep.
September 14th reply from Steven Schend about Khelben.
September 15th reply about divine spellcasters.
September 15th reply from Elaine Cunningham about Zaor's heirs.
September 15th reply from Tom Costa about his Speaking in Tongues article in a old Dragon.
September 16th reply about the return of Bane novel, again. The Watch of Waterdeep. The Chosen. Punishment by the Lords of Waterdeep.
September 16th reply about the different skin tones of the NPCs.
September 16th reply from Elaine Cunningham about writing drow.
September 17th reply about writing.
September 18th reply about the local lords of Cormyr.
September 19th reply about drugs in Waterdeep.
September 20th reply about two of Ed's short stories found on WOTC's site. Other organizations that are like the Gemcloaks.
September 22nd reply about Incantatrixes. Spelljammer. Named spells.
September 22nd reply from Steven Schend about the printed history of the Fey'ri.
September 22nd reply from Steven Schend about a magical item in the Waterdeep box set.
September 22nd reply from Eric Boyd about Durnan's patron deities.
September 23rd reply about Silverfall. Game sessions.
September 24th reply from Steven Schend about dwarven libraries.
September 25th reply from Steven Schend about Erlkazar.
September 25th reply from Steven Schend about a set of tunnels.
September 25th reply from Steven Schend about Myth Iiscar.
September 25th reply from Steven Schend about the tunnels. Lhestyn.
September 26th reply about FR names.
September 26th reply from Steven Schend about Lhestyn.
September 27th reply about the Weave, Mystra, and Chauntea.
September 27th reply from Steven Schend about his Blackstaff novel.
September 28th reply about the guilds of Cormyr.
September 29th reply about the guilds of Cormyr. Alustriel's daughters. Mystra, the Weave, and Magic. Turning a demon good with the sanctify the wicked spell.
September 29th reply from Eric Boyd about the Waterdeep web enhancements.
September 30th reply about the guilds of Cormyr.
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