Excerpts Archive | 9/27/2012
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Excerpts: Hearth and Home
Ed Greenwood Presents Elminster's Forgotten Realms

To all who peruse this volume, these:

Well met, as always, and welcome to the latest tome from the pen of Ed of the Greenwood that purports to lay bare secrets of the world I dwell in, the place best known to ye as "the Forgotten Realms."

A world so vast and rich that its secrets could fill libraries—to say nothing of the myriad passing details of everyday life, the strivings of folk mighty and simple. Beggars and humble crofters can change the Realms as much as kings do, and its heroes are not always those lauded. Like thy world, the Realms needs splendid deeds from us all for life to hold a goodly measure of pleasures and rewards.

In short, it needs thee to make a difference.
--Elminster


In today's look inside Ed Greenwood Presents: Elminster's Forgotten Realms, we continue with Chapter 3: Hearth and Home. "Every player whose character has been attacked at home, in bed, or has arrived home battered and weary after a hard adventure to find that home looted, burned to the ground, or under the bulk of a grinning dragon, knows the sickening shock, the violation, of having one’s home messed with. As the beggar Jorthyn famously told King Azoun IV of Cormyr: I’ll fight for my best begging spot, Majesty, just as fiercely as you’ll defend yon Palace."

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