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Can't Remember This Dwarves Name! (Forgotten Realms Books)


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There was a dwarf in one of the Forgotten Realms trillogies who was a very scollarly oriented dwarf. I can't remember his name and I was hoping that you all might help me. He was a reluctact party member who was constanly worried about getting his white robes dirty. He was much more of a scholar than an adventurer. The few times he got into fight I believe he used some sort of delicate silver hammer as a weapon. Can anyone remember this person?

Thanks!


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Ivan Bouldershoulder?

Delg Hammerhand?

Raryn Snowstealer?

Thibbledorf Pwent?

Belmora?

Athrogate?

Bruenor Battlehammer?

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I hate dorfs.

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Thibble was a battle rager, Ivan and his brother Pikel weren't it, Bruenor was a Dwarf companion of Drizzt..... I don't think I recognize the others but I'll google them.


Athrogate is the guy with two flails, who, to this day, Salvey cannot get through his head are NOT MORNINGSTARS. They are FLAILS.


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Nope, none of them, thanks for the try. I've tried the FR Wiki and can't for the life of me find this one. :( It's driving me nuts! I want to make a character based of them. lol


Wasn't he companion to the spellfire wielder in the harper books?


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The NPC wrote:
Wasn't he companion to the spellfire wielder in the harper books?

That's entirely possible! He was constantly terrified of getting dirty or having anything happen to his robes. Going to check the cast of that set now!


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Now you've done it to me. I remember that character too, but not where he's from. I want to think it was a novel by Elaine Cunningham though.


Maybe Fret(Fredegar Rockcrusher), the sage in Alustriel's retinue/employ?


Bruunwald wrote:
Athrogate is the guy with two flails, who, to this day, Salvey cannot get through his head are NOT MORNINGSTARS. They are FLAILS.

I can't check right now but I swear in AD&D Morning Star was a spiked ball on a chain type thing.


jocundthejolly wrote:
Maybe Fret(Fredegar Rockcrusher), the sage in Alustriel's retinue/employ?

Yep. This is who he is talking about. He was in the third book of the dark elf trilogy if you have that to reference.


Valantrix1 wrote:
jocundthejolly wrote:
Maybe Fret(Fredegar Rockcrusher), the sage in Alustriel's retinue/employ?
Yep. This is who he is talking about. He was in the third book of the dark elf trilogy if you have that to reference.

Forgotten Realms wiki, Fredegar Rockcrusher

RPG Superstar 2012 Top 16

No, a morningstar has never had a chain.

1E had horseman's and footman's flail. Morningstar was basically a 2-8/2-7 spiked mace.

And yes, Fredegar is the dwarf he's asking about. One of Allustriel's helpers in Silverymoon.

==Aelryinth


Grimmy wrote:
Bruunwald wrote:
Athrogate is the guy with two flails, who, to this day, Salvey cannot get through his head are NOT MORNINGSTARS. They are FLAILS.
I can't check right now but I swear in AD&D Morning Star was a spiked ball on a chain type thing.

A morningstar is basically a mace with a studded/spiked ball at the top. A flail is a short staff with a ball or cylindrical hunk of metal which swings on a chain, whether or not the ball or the hunk of metal has spikes.

Thus the verb, "to flail." It means to whip around wildly like... why, like a FLAIL DOES!! Athrogate uses explosive flails that happen to be spiked. Salvatore could easily look this up and find that his mistake is a common one.

I learned initially what a morningstar was by playing 1st Edition D&D. They got it right. If I remember right, 2nd Edition got it right, too (it was a favorite weapon of mine when playing paladins).

Salvatore... let's just say that he and I don't get along well as writer/reader. There's a stubbornness to his writing that I don't think a professional ought to cultivate or keep. But, whatever.


Aelryinth wrote:

No, a morningstar has never had a chain.

1E had horseman's and footman's flail. Morningstar was basically a 2-8/2-7 spiked mace.

==Aelryinth

Maybe it was Dragonquest then? Something I played as a kid had a Morningstar depicted as a spiked ball on a chain. I'm almost positive.

Shadow Lodge

Neverwinter Nights depicts them like that.


pretty sure all the early Castlevania games called it a morningstar, was definitely a chain-whip kind of thing


Heheh thanks guys! It could have been either of those, my memory is terrible. I wonder if Salvatore and I picked up the misnomer from the same source. Two of my players went to a book-signing with him last week too bad I didn't have them ask him about it.


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Buahaha, thanks all! I forgot I posted this the other night and just came back and you all found him! You all rock! This has been driving me nuts!!!

Widj

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