@TheEdVerse Hey Ed, a question! (I figure maybe some will find its way to you :))
Regarding Manshoon as a Chosen – in Spellstorm it is mentioned that Manshoon has refused with regret. Yet Elminster Enraged it states that M carried the silver fire too long to be destroyed by El?
— Lathlaer (@lathlaer) January 23, 2021
Manshoon refuses to work with Mystra’s other Chosen or take orders from Mystra (function as a Chosen). Yet desperate Mystra, hastily preparing for her own sidelining and/or destruction (Time of Troubles, then again for the Spellplague) used him as an unwitting…
…Weave anchor twice (infusing him with her silver fire). So he carried it for more than long enough for it to change him inwardly, without ever being (or wanting to be, or agreeing to be) a Chosen.#Realmslore
— Ed Greenwood (@TheEdVerse) January 23, 2021