Oh, yes. Maps as yet unpublished.#Realmslore
— Ed Greenwood (@TheEdVerse) April 25, 2021
*gasps* Unpublished maps?? :O I have STACKS of them. Finding them all is the tricky part…
— Ed Greenwood (@TheEdVerse) April 26, 2021
What about the Underdark? Is there a way to the Mantle of the Planet? Does Toril have a Mantle, a Core and tectonic plates? If not, how do volcanoes work? Yes, yes, yes, and yes (all covered in published Realmslore). Magma forces its way up and warms the Underdark, providing heat and light and a rich stew of minerals and gases. You're apt to get rather melted at the mantle, though. ;}#Realmslore
— Ed Greenwood (@TheEdVerse) May 12, 2021
hi Ed. Someone on the Sages of FR FB page wanted to know what the elvish word for “strong”/“(strong) willed” was? Are you able to help? Sure!
"taera" means steadfast, firm of purpose ("taeril" is resist to the death)
"aegan" means physically strong ("aegath" is a feat of strength)
Happy to help!#Realmslore
— Ed Greenwood (@TheEdVerse) June 1, 2021
It's my clever disguise that fools you.
— Ed Greenwood (@TheEdVerse) June 1, 2021
The noble families of Waterdeep are said to each have around 50 servants and mounts enough for each family member and half the servants. So they have around 26 horses each at least. Where do the nobles keep their horses? Do their Waterdeep estates have stables? Yes, almost all noble city mansions and compounds have a SMALL stables (known as "day stables"). Mounts are brought in from, or ridden back to, the country estates every noble family has, most of which are farms along The Long Road (Amphail is on this road).#Realmslore
— Ed Greenwood (@TheEdVerse) May 21, 2021
did Shar have a child that was lost in prehistory like Selune has her tears? It would explain Shar’s grief and depression a LOT. Yes. You've stumbled on an untold secret of the Realms. Which is still NDA, a little bit because it offends against the Code of Conduct, but a lot because a certain Event hasn't happened yet.
I've only been working on the Realms for 56 years. Some secrets remain. ;}#Realmslore
— Ed Greenwood (@TheEdVerse) July 3, 2021
I was thinking this might be one of those big secrets you’ve been hinting at since THO was carrying posts from you to Candlekeep, and it looks like I was right! You are. ;}
— Ed Greenwood (@TheEdVerse) July 4, 2021
Does the Over God AO hold any power outside the Realmspace crystal sphere? Is there any chance that He and the High God from Dragonlance are the same entity? I don't think Ao holds power outside Realmspace, but I'm not sure…and I don't know how any mortal could ever be certain about this. Yes, there is a chance that Ao and the High God are one and the same…but again, how can mortals ever know for sure?#Realmslore
— Ed Greenwood (@TheEdVerse) January 21, 2021
Do you have a favorite character in the forgotten realms that you just relate to or like above the rest? Like Elminster, Drizzt, Artemis, or Minsc for a couple examples. Like does one stand out in your creation above the rest. No, I love all my children. ;}
TSR asked me to play Elminster for years at GenCons, so I got good at portraying him (and he says the outrageous things Ed would never say, so fun), but the world works best if no one plays favourites. Everyone deserves their moments.#Realmslore
— Ed Greenwood (@TheEdVerse) March 28, 2021
HI. Is Spellfire “Raw magic” the same as Silver Fire “pure weave” magic? Yes and no. Same stuff, but if spellfire is a gout of flame raging up out of a bonfire, silver fire is a precisely-adjusted blowtorch flame (specific shape and temperature). Spellfire is raw Weave energy, silver fire is Mystra-granted ability to channel the Weave.#Realmslore
— Ed Greenwood (@TheEdVerse) April 23, 2021
I remember you speaking on silver fire being able to damage and/or destroy Larloch due to his Lichdom and prevent him from escaping to the weave to reform later. I assume that Spellfire would be more damaging and same result. Yes. More damaging as it's like a flamethrower rather than a blowtorch.
A blowtorch's flames go pretty much where you want them to, but a flamethrower sprays a far less precise area.
So spellfire's more damaging to the local Weave, whereas silver fire's more surgical.#Realmslore
— Ed Greenwood (@TheEdVerse) April 24, 2021