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The Requests page is for making requests for new articles or edits to be made to existing articles, in order to fix problems and better target our work to meet the needs of our readers and Forgotten Realms fans.

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;Title or Subject
* Article: [[Article name]]
* Type: Choose one of the above reasons to better target the work.
* Action: What needs to be done.
* Reason: Why it needs to be done.
* Information: List any sources that may be useful.
* Requested by: Your name or signature, plus a date (just enter four tildes, ~~~~).
* Response: If someone plans to do this, or has further information, then add it here, plus your signature.
* Resolution: What was done. Give your name and signature.

Active requestsEdit

Please add your active requests here.

Pyramids at Ascore
  • Article: Ascore
  • Type: More Information
  • Action: Did any novels ever explain the source or purpose of the thirteen red pentagonal pyramids in the center of Ascore or the evil below?
  • Reason: My PCs are about to visit there.
  • Information: The latest source I can find (Anauroch: The Empire of Shade) still leaves the Shadovar investigating, but they've been doing so for two years at that point.
  • Requested by: ~ Lhynard (talk) 02:26, March 21, 2017 (UTC)
  • Response: Interesting place. I don't know about novels, but from this index, there are some impressively disturbing hints in Anauroch, page 63, and the FRCS 3e, page 175, describes a bit of the shade's activities. Curiously, Netheril: Empire of Magic doesn't mention the pyramids at all, implying they appeared later. The dragon Iymrith lairs in Ascore. — BadCatMan (talk) 03:35, March 21, 2017 (UTC)
  • Resolution:
Sempadan Forest — in progress…
  • Article: Sempadan Forest
  • Type: New article/More information
  • Action: Is there any information anywhere about Sempadan Forest (called Jungle of Monsters in Al-Qadim), e.g. in The Forgotten Realms Atlas or The Living Jungle (Malatra) material? If yes, could someone write an article?
  • Reason: This is the last corner of Zakhara without description of any kind on the wiki.
  • Information: The forest shows up on the Kara-Tur Trail Map and the map of Zakhara from Land of Fate, but there is almost no information about it in Al-Qadim material.
  • Requested by: Daranios (talk) 19:56, October 13, 2016 (UTC)
  • Response: I have plans to do this as part of my Utter East project, and considered doing it earlier. It's called Herne's Wood in the Blood & Magic game, and some battles take place there. The unattributed Utter East novel map drops a "Mead-Hall of the Northmen" there. Unfortunately, The Forgotten Realms Atlas does nothing more than mention it. I'd have to look for more Kara-Tur lore; the Segara Sea and Tempat Larang border the area. However, IIRC, very little is known. Despite being a vast nexus between all three continents and campaign settings, Kara-Tur and Al-Qadim seem to have used it as a border area. Anyway, if you can do the Al-Qadim version, such as it is, I can do the rest. — BadCatMan (talk) 00:41, October 14, 2016 (UTC)
I've created the article with Kara-Tur lore, and introduced the Blood & Magic name and location, which I'll cover in more detail when I tackle that part of the game. Free free to spice it up with the Al-Qadim version! — BadCatMan (talk) 12:59, October 14, 2016 (UTC)
Very nice! Thanks! I have added what I could find from Al-Qadim sources. Daranios (talk) 20:52, October 14, 2016 (UTC)
Cool. We got much more than I expected. I'll keep hunting for lore, and might do the B&M information sooner. The original Oriental Adventures hints at a yuan-ti empire deep in the southern jungles of Kara-Tur, but since there are lots of jungles down there, in and around Malatra, I have to determine where the yuan-ti dwell. — BadCatMan (talk) 06:20, October 15, 2016 (UTC)
Deities post Sundering — not started
Connection between time ages
  • Type: Information
  • Action: Create a new information table connecting the periods of time
  • Reason: It will be easier to navigate between the different time periods if there is a table or something similar.
  • Requested by:--Zeromaru X 07:03, December 22, 2016 (UTC)
  • Response: I'm not sure I understand what you are requesting. ~ Lhynard (talk) 00:55, March 6, 2017 (UTC)
Title or Subject
  • Type: New feature
  • Action: Create a feature that allow pop up references like this one.
  • Reason: It would really helpful for reading to get the references in hand. I personally, find annoying scrolling up and down whenever I want to know about references, specially inbig articles.
  • Information: List any sources that may be useful.
  • Requested by: --Zeromaru X 14:36, January 25, 2017 (UTC)

Living Forgotten Realms ref tagin progress…

  • Type: Reference tag
  • Action: A new reference tag for Living Forgotten Realms stuff.
  • Reason: It would be helpful for articles that can be updated with LFR stuff. I am requesting this because I suck at wikicode.
  • Requested by: Zero (talk) 11:43, March 25, 2017 (UTC)
  • Response: I can do this, but are there any special fields that you need? Take a look at {{Cite web}} and {{Cite adventurers league/Defiance in Phlan}} and see if one of those looks like what you want. (I need to write documentation for the Cite adventurers league template.) For example, is there a code number? If you edit the second link you will see code is a parameter I added and made it part of the title link. Do these templates belong in the same group as Living Forgotten Realms? And how does this relate to the Adventurers League? —Moviesign (talk) 13:58, March 25, 2017 (UTC)
  • Response: Every adventure has its own code and different authors, so the adventurers league format fits perfect (you can check that stuff in the LFR website). I don't know how they did with Malatra, but I guess this ref tag would be useful with that LFR adventures as well. LFR and Adventures League are unrelated. However, LFR has a lot of background information about the Realms in the 4e era that can help to better document stuff in the wiki.--Zero (talk) 14:10, March 25, 2017 (UTC)
    • Would you say the publisher is Wizards of the Coast, or would RPGA Network be more appropriate? I think WotC owns the RPGA trademark and sanctions the LFR, but it looks like RPGA is the actual publisher. Thoughts? —Moviesign (talk) 16:15, March 25, 2017 (UTC)
    • Yeah, I think that would help to deal with the many authors that wrote those adventures.--Zero (talk) 20:31, March 25, 2017 (UTC)
      • I'm not sure what you are trying to say about the number of authors. I can change the publisher to RPGA or RPGA Network, but I'm not sure if I can find a meaningful link for it. —Moviesign (talk) 01:25, March 26, 2017 (UTC)

Completed requestsEdit

Please copy completed requests here, marking what action has been taken and how this resolves the issue.

More Minor Ethnicities — done!
  • Articles: Bakemono, Tayanulchi, Koryoan, Kuong, Seng, Wanese, Guychiang, Igidujin, Kashghun, T'aghur, and Tsu-tsu
  • Type: More information
  • Action: What sources describe these ethnicities?
  • Reason: They are the last two "missing" ethnicities from among the Kara-Tur and Malatra peoples, to the best of my knowledge.
  • Requested by: ~ Lhynard (talk) 19:52, January 9, 2016 (UTC)
  • Updated: 00:55, March 6, 2017 (UTC)
  • Response: As near as I can tell, a bakemono is a type of monster akin to a goblin, not a human (or demi-human) ethnicity. Dragon #318 says they claw/claw/bite and have 1+2 HD. I'll try tayanuchi... —Moviesign (talk) 21:37, January 9, 2016 (UTC) Sorry, tayanuchi search came up emtpy :-( —Moviesign (talk) 21:40, January 9, 2016 (UTC)
  • Response: The Monstrous Compendium Kara-Tur Appendix has an entry of the bakemono, "an eastern variety of goblin". Daranios (talk) 21:44, January 9, 2016 (UTC)
    There is a little information on the Tayanulchi in Kara-Tur: The Eastern Realms Volume I pp. 91-95, which seem to be a now-lost tribe of the Issacortae, while the map there shows Tayanuchi lands north of Shou Lung, so I guess it's a typo and meant to be the same. The Horde Volume I p. 25 mentions the Tayanuchi (again without the "l") in passing, though there they are ranked with the Pazruki and Issarcortae, giving the impression of a separate ethnicity. Daranios (talk) 22:12, January 9, 2016 (UTC)
  • Response: That's right, the bakemono is a more savage, animalistic eastern goblinoid race. More recently, they were detailed in Oriental Adventures (3rd edition). It seems like the Tayanulchi are a lost tribe, but the Tayanuchi are still around, or at least, their lands and villages are still known. The Dragon #315 article on Kara-Tur doesn't mention them, so presumably they're lost. Anyway, I don't think human ethnicities were every really formally defined for Kara-Tur, except maybe the Shou and the mysterious Han, though the concept of ethnicity is mentioned in descriptions. — BadCatMan (talk) 05:59, January 10, 2016 (UTC)
  • Response: I looked over these ethnicities, and all are decent-sized projects. Doing them all in detail would mean a region-scale development. I'll wrap up Koryoan at some point and could do the Tsu-tsu as an intersection with my the Way project. Do you want the rest in detail, or will stubs be fine? — BadCatMan (talk) 01:27, March 15, 2017 (UTC)
    Thanks! Actually, stubs are fine by me, for now, provided they at least provide the sourcebook where one could look up more information. ~ Lhynard (talk) 19:32, March 16, 2017 (UTC)
  • Resolution: While there are more Kara-Turan ethnicities to cover (and I will steadily get through them), all those listed have now been created, so I'm marking this as done. — BadCatMan (talk) 11:32, April 22, 2017 (UTC)
    Thanks! ~ Lhynard (talk) 16:17, April 22, 2017 (UTC)
2e Oriental Classes — done!
  • Article: Bushi, Shogun
  • Type: New Article(s)
  • Action: Articles for 2e oriental classes need to be written.
  • Reason: They are becoming the most-wanted pages by number of red links.
  • Information: I do not have sources that describe these classes.
  • Requested by: ~ Lhynard (talk) 06:13, July 4, 2016 (UTC)
  • Response: I can probably do bushi, but I may stumble at any 1st-edition-era crunch. But a shogun's not a class in D&D, it's only a Japanese title for a military dictator: Wikipedia:shogun. — BadCatMan (talk) 11:00, July 4, 2016 (UTC)
    I knew it was in the real world, but one never knows with D&D. :) ~ Lhynard (talk) 14:55, July 4, 2016 (UTC)
    Do you think I should just make shogun an external link? ~ Lhynard (talk) 14:57, July 4, 2016 (UTC)
    I think that might be for the best; it doesn't seem to have a different meaning like pasha. (The setting material is full of Gratuitous Japanese with not a lot of definition, though at least shogun is one of the more familiar ones.) Ideally, a fully developed Wa and Kozakura would eventually see a proper shogun page detailing the history and holders of the position, but there's no plans for that here. Could we have a redirect go to Wikipedia?
    Sadly, redirects to external links don't work; I've tried that before. I thought of a different plan, however. Let's say we start a Wa-an dictionary page. We can make redirects from shogun and daimyo and ronin and whatever else to appropriate short definitions there. I can do that tonight, if you think that works. It's what I do with words like "vizar" and such in Alzhedo. ~ Lhynard (talk) 01:16, July 5, 2016 (UTC)
    Unfortunately, the terms appear in both Wa and Kozakura, each with technically different (though 65% related) languages. We'd need to repeat it for a Kozakuran dictionary, or else create a combined Wa-an & Kozakuran dictionary page. Other options I see are to use the bot to turn the existing links into Wikipedia links, or make a bunch of stubs for the titles. — BadCatMan (talk) 01:24, July 5, 2016 (UTC)
    Sure, we could do a bot change, but in this case, the external links feel insufficient for me. The wikipedia pages say such things as "is a Japanese word for..." or "was a foo in Feudal Japan." I'd rather not link to a Japan-focused page for something that is supposed to be Kara-Tur-focused.
    Also, if we use a bot, we will have to continually make such links, and everyone will have to know to, and if we ever change our mind, we need to use a bot to change it back.
    What about this: would a Kara-Turran terms (is that the demonym?) page suffice? It would be like a dictionary page, but it would not be limited to a particular language. Each entry could note where the term applies, (like I do for different dialects in the dictionary articles I've written.) So we could have an entry for "dang-ki" that notes it's a Shou Lung word for shugenja and an entry for "shogun" that notes that the term is used in Wa and Kozakura and related lands.
    Another alternative to articles that are nothing more than definitions that I favor is to simply make a redirect to the category page. That is shogun would like to Category:Shoguns, which would give a simple definition at the top. See, for example, Serpentfolk.
    I agree, I'm not a fan of direct Wikipedia links. I'm not sure I like a terminology page either – it wouldn't give a unique Kara-Turan (I don't think there's a canon demonym) flavour like a Faerunian terminology page would, only a copied Japanese flavour. Also, it would be a fair bit of effort for a region that won't see serious development for years.
    I think the simplest approach is to invoke 3-sentence rule and simply make redirects to relevant pages: shogun to a disambiguation page linking to Wa and Kozakura; dang-ki to shugenja, as you did; oyabun (a yakuza boss) to yakuza, and so on. — BadCatMan (talk) 10:10, July 5, 2016 (UTC)
    ~ Lhynard (talk) 04:07, July 5, 2016 (UTC)
  • Resolution: The bushi class is made. — BadCatMan (talk) 14:15, July 4, 2016 (UTC)
    Wow, that was fast; thanks! ~ Lhynard (talk) 14:55, July 4, 2016 (UTC)
    I had been thinking I ought to make it, because "bushi" must be becoming a wanted page and I'd made a few NPCs with it. And I had nothing else to do last night. :) — BadCatMan (talk) 01:07, July 5, 2016 (UTC)
Prismatic ice — done!
  • Type: More information
  • Action: What is prismatic ice?
  • Reason: It is one of the things the Calimemnon Crystal was thought to be made of, and I have no idea what it is.
  • Requested by: ~ Lhynard (talk) 02:57, May 18, 2015 (UTC)
  • Response: I think this is not FR spesific but more of a question answered by a combination of Physics, Chemistry, Optics and/or Crystallography and I will provide a lot of useful links in a clumsy effort to make a very long story quite short, as I have understood it:
    Ice, of a specific element (water in our example), is a combination of (water) molecules frozen into solid state, stack together. That stacking of the molecules creates ice crystals. These crystals can have variable geometric shapes with different symmetries, number of faces, properties, etc. These geometric shapes can be octahedrons, dodecahedrons, etc (like the D20 dices) or even irregular forms. Some of these polyhedrons can be considered prisms, meaning polyhedrons that refract light. So an ice can have "link" different types of portions in its body, portions of polyhedrons logically grouped by us, due to being of similar physical attributes, called facets. Furthermore, if you google "prismatic" for images, it is as giving the meaning "exhibiting bright spectral colours". To me, you could call an ice "prismatic" when a portion of it or the portion that is nearest to the surface, etc, refracts, disperses, reflects, polarizes or reflects light. The simplest example with image I found is this.—Jandor (talk) 00:08, September 18, 2015 (UTC)
  • Response: I know of other magical ices, I can't find another source for prismatic ice. Given the tone in Empires of the Shining Sea, I suspect this is meant to be an entirely new and unknown material, perhaps related to the prismatic ray, sphere, spray, and wall spells, or maybe to prismatic dragons and prismatic golems. Those golems come from Elysium, which seems a good place to find the ice. Otherwise, a permanent prismatic spell? Anyway, I suspect the only solution is a rather speculative article based on the EoSS mention. — BadCatMan (talk) 12:32, April 4, 2016 (UTC)
  • Resolution: I created a prismatic ice article. It's a bit circular, based only on the Empires of the Shining Sea' mention and expressing it as quite mysterious, but it does the job. I also included our speculation as background. — BadCatMan (talk) 01:06, March 15, 2017 (UTC)
    fair enough; thanks ~ Lhynard (talk) 19:32, March 16, 2017 (UTC)
Dantars — done!
Blood of Morueme — done!
Catlord — done!
  • Article: Catlord
  • Type: New article
  • Reason: A strange and intriguing character/race of the Realms. I'll have some lore to add eventually as part of my Advanced Dungeons & Dragons comics work (I've started a bit with the kittenlord), but some background to use as a basis would be helpful. Every time I see the Catlord / catlords in the Realms, they're a subject of mystery, so I'm not sure where to go with it. Are they a race, is it a person?
  • Sources: There's a Catlord NPC in the Epic Level Handbook, but that's for the Greyhawk setting, which may be why the Catlord is so obscure. A race of "cat lords" appear in the short story "A Virtue by Reflection" in Realms of Valor. I suspect there's some 2e lore to this I'm not familiar with.
  • Requested by: — BadCatMan (talk) 13:27, April 22, 2015 (UTC)
  • Response: I saw this mentioned in Talk:Kittenlord. The only source I have is the Monster Manual II 1st edition but it provides quite a bit of info on this guy (named "cat lord", with a space) but leaves it ambiguous as to his mortal/deity status. —Moviesign (talk)
  • Resolution: Article created with 1e info. —Moviesign (talk) 03:34, April 24, 2015 (UTC)
Chasme — done!
Samarach — done!
  • Article: Samarach
  • Type: More information
  • Action: I would like more 2e information about Samarach.
  • Reasons: One of my PCs originated in Samarach.
  • Information: I have Lost Empires of FaerûnSerpent Kingdoms and I plan on updating the Samarach article with that info shortly, but I was wondering if anything else pre-3e is said about the place. It seems rather enigmatic.
  • Requested by: ~ Lhynard (talk) 22:55, May 13, 2015 (UTC)
    • Response: It's ruled by Leirans, it's meant to be enigmatic. :) According to the Index, there's almost nothing concrete prior to 3rd edition, only a few obscure references. There doesn't seem to be anything in The Shining South (1993) and The Jungles of Chult, the two most likely sources in 2e. You really want the 3e sourcebook Serpent Kingdoms, which I believe first introduced and detailed the realm. — BadCatMan (talk) 06:47, May 14, 2015 (UTC)
      Thanks! I was suspicious this was the case. (I actually meant Serpent Kingdoms above, and typed the wrong book.) ~ Lhynard (talk) 09:57, May 14, 2015 (UTC)
  • Resolution: Nothing more to be done. ~ Lhynard (talk) 09:57, May 14, 2015 (UTC)
    • Response: I added a fun 2e tidbit. Will add another later. — BadCatMan (talk) 12:30, May 16, 2015 (UTC)
Draconic hobgoblins — done!
Minor Ethnicities — done!
  • Articles: Nubari and Itza
  • Type: More information
  • Action: What sources describe these ethnicities?
  • Reason: They are the last two ethnicities in {{Humans}}
  • Requested by: ~ Lhynard (talk) 15:15, August 22, 2015 (UTC)
  • Response: The Itza are described on pages 13–15 of the Maztica Alive! book in the Maztica Campaign Set. —Moviesign (talk) 16:03, August 22, 2015 (UTC)
  • Response: I've written an Itza article from the lead Moviesign gave me. ~ Lhynard (talk) 05:16, August 26, 2015 (UTC)
  • Response: There is some unsourced info on the Nubari at the Malatra and Malatran Plateau pages. It seems to be a Living Jungle or Spelljamming campaign setting thing, as discussed here. So, they're in the Realms but hard to confirm or research. — BadCatMan (talk) 12:47, August 26, 2015 (UTC)
    That helped a lot; thanks! I found the sources I need in great detail. I'll just need to make all the citation templates. ~ Lhynard (talk) 14:12, August 26, 2015 (UTC)
  • Resolution: Information located thanks to the tips I was given! ~ Lhynard (talk) 14:12, August 26, 2015 (UTC)
Storm dragon — done!
  • Article: Storm dragon
  • Action: New article
  • Information: Tekthyrios (on the plane of Celestia) in The Fractured Sky is a storm dragon.
  • Requested by: Coswig (talk) 01:26, March 28, 2014 (UTC)
  • Response: I could not find a storm dragon in the usual monster lists, the closest matches there are the storm drake and oriental typhoon dragon (Tun Mi Lung). Draconomicon: Chromatic Dragons seems to call the blue dragon storm dragon. Funnily, The City of Ravens Bluff also mentions a storm dragon on p. 129 but with little helpful information, and with a symbol on p. 78 which might represent one. Is there any helpful description in The Fractured Sky? Daranios (talk) May 06, 2015
  • Resolution: Storm dragon is apparently another name for blue dragon, according to Draconomican: Chromatic Dragons. Redirect created. (I did this a while ago, but forgot storm dragon was a requested page.) Thanks, Daranios! —Coswig (talk) 19:46, November 2, 2015 (UTC)
  • Article: Wah-ree
  • Type: New article or more information
  • Action: I want to know more about this game or where I can find information about it to read.
  • Reason: I am interested in Faerûnian games in general.
  • Information: Giantcraft makes reference to it p. 9 as if it's an already established Realms thing.
  • Response: I can't find anything on it in Candlekeep's Forgotten Realms Index. I suspect it was created for the sourcebook. There's more details on it and other games on pages 35 and 120. I suspect it refers to the real, obscure game of Oh-Wah-Ree. — BadCatMan (talk) 03:53, October 13, 2015 (UTC)
  • Information: Giantcraft says a few more words about the game itself on page 120, and an example on p. 35 says that it is a game played in moves. Also, the image on p. 8 presumably shows a game of wah-ree. Daranios (talk) 08:46, October 13, 2015 (UTC)
    • Hmm. If it's supposed to be oware, which is essentially mancala, why the heck is it played on what looks to be a nine-men's-morris board? :) ~ Lhynard (talk) 01:47, October 14, 2015 (UTC)
  • Requested by: ~ Lhynard (talk) 03:12, October 13, 2015 (UTC)
    • Resolution: A page was created.
Bind spell — done!
  • Article: Bind
  • Type/Action: New article
  • Reason: The bind spell is a favourite of Kilili in the ADD comics. It puts magical bands or ropes around legs, arms, neck, and mouth, and seems to be like an arcane hold person. It seems to be a 1e/2e-era spell, but it didn't make it to 3e. I will add comics uses and images, but I need a base article to start from. Thanks!
  • Requested by: — BadCatMan (talk) 12:06, March 19, 2016 (UTC)
  • Response: I can do this one, it's a core 2e enchantment that works on inanimate objects for some reason. Haven't found a 1e source yet. EDIT: found it in Unearthed Arcana 1st edition. —Moviesign (talk)
  • Response: Thank you so much... Wait, what? But that's just animate rope! The 3.5 version is here. They seem very similar. Are you okay with me merging these? — BadCatMan (talk) 00:54, March 20, 2016 (UTC)
    • Sure. Doesn't look like it will take long, hehe. —Moviesign (talk) 01:24, March 20, 2016 (UTC)
  • Resolution: Page created and merged. — BadCatMan
AD&D Trading Cards — done!
  • Article: AD&D Trading Cards
  • Type: New article.
  • Action: Create a new article.
  • Reason: I ran into a few links and it is an unusual but interesting medium for Realms info. It would help fill out the Category:Card games (which is linked on the front page) as well.
  • Information: There are pictures of two cards under Category:Images from AD&D Trading Cards.
  • Requested by: Coswig (talk) 19:50, November 2, 2015 (UTC)
    • I made those (Hm-boye and Reptillia Half-elven, as well as a bit at Torg mac Cei), after a deep scour for lore. I found some samples in an old Dragon magazine. I forget which, but will try to find it again. Unfortunately, I don't recall very many Forgotten Realms–related cards in that sample; those might have been the only ones. I'm pretty sure I made Reptillia just for the sake of doing all the Realms ones (that and the goofy name). I'm talking about individual cards, of course, I don't know much about the ranges or games themselves. — BadCatMan (talk) 01:59, November 3, 2015 (UTC)
    • I gave it a start. 1,305 cards to go… Thank Gond for Notepad++. --Ir'revrykal (talk) 17:13, March 13, 2016 (UTC)
    • Thanks, Ir'revrykal. I've started some discussion at the Talk page. — BadCatMan (talk) 11:36, March 14, 2016 (UTC)
  • Alright, the list of cards is complete (some link work notwithstanding). I'm sure a lot could be written about the distribution of cards in the various series, but I'll leave that for future authors to tackle. --Ir'revrykal (talk) 14:22, March 20, 2016 (UTC)
  • Resolution: Page was created and completed. — BadCatMan
Ophidian — done!
  • Article: Ophidian
  • Type: New article
  • Action: Create this article
  • Reason: It is only #206 on the wanted articles list, but I'd like to know exactly what constitutes an ophidian. It doesn't seem to be one particular race or species, but it does seem to be a group of sentient creatures, or at least trainable pets. I'm hoping this will be an easy and fun task for the monster mavens among us.
  • Information: Serpent Kingdoms, page 49, and the Fiend Folio 3rd edition. Perhaps there are other sources from other editions.
  • Requested by: Moviesign (talk) 14:14, March 12, 2016 (UTC)
  • Response: I can take this one; I know I've seen more about them in other sources. ~ Lhynard (talk) 00:11, March 13, 2016 (UTC)
  • Resolution: Ok, I wrote a thorough article from the sources I have access to. I don't have anything from MMII1e, and I need page numbers for the 2e source, and it could probably use a copy-edit, because it got really long. ~ Lhynard (talk) 01:02, March 27, 2016 (UTC)
    • Copy-edited. — BadCatMan (talk) 02:59, March 27, 2016 (UTC)
    • I added a few details from the MMII1e. Thanks for the new article, it really sheds some light on the history, both in and out of universe. Much appreciated! —Moviesign (talk)
      You're welcome, and thanks for the additions, both! ~ Lhynard (talk) 05:57, March 27, 2016 (UTC)
Hartsvale & Giant Lore — done!
Rock of Bral — done!
  • Article: Rock of Bral
  • Type: More information
  • Action: I would like more information about the Rock of Bral.
  • Reason: My PCs are going to be traveling there in the future in my campaign, but I cannot find out much about it.
  • Information: I have access to a copy of the Spelljammer box set, but I do not have access to the Rock of Bral sourcebook or to Faiths & Avatars, which supposedly mentions it.
  • Requested by: ~ Lhynard (talk) 03:01, April 27, 2015 (UTC)
  • Response:
Ioun stone — done!
  • Article: Ioun stone
  • Type: More information
  • Action: Expansion
  • Reason: Ioun stones are a commonplace artifact in many FR works, and it would be great to have a comprehensive article, as well as a list of all the different canonical varieties.
  • Information: Netheril: Empire of Magic has a bunch of information. This blog post has a lot of valuable information pointing to other sources (if you filter out the Pathfinder entries). Dragon #193 has a bunch of alternate creation stories and decent Appendix info.
  • Requested by: Ir'revrykal (talk) 21:12, March 20, 2016 (UTC)
  • Response: I will update the article with 3.5 edition lore to get it started. — BadCatMan (talk) 08:47, March 25, 2016 (UTC)
  • Resolution: Article was significantly expanded and improved by BadCatMan. Thanks again. --Ir'revrykal (talk) 07:33, April 8, 2016 (UTC)
    • Addendum: I'm wrapping this up with lore from Netheril: Empire of Magic. — BadCatMan (talk) 12:53, May 15, 2016 (UTC)
  • Resolution: Lore from Netheril: Empire of Magic and several other sources added, with lists of standard and unique varieties and it should be quite comprehensive. — BadCatMan (talk) 13:37, May 21, 2016 (UTC)
Spells of Aerdrie Faenyadone!
Zakharan Regions — done!
  • Article: several
  • Type: New articles
  • Action: Articles for each of the regions discussed here and illustrated in the map to the right need to be written.
  • Reason: It is not clear how we have officially defined terms such as "Northwest Zakhara" for our wiki, and such articles are also filling up our most-wanted articles list.
  • Information: Category talk:Locations in Zakhara
  • Requested by: ~ Lhynard (talk) 18:17, April 3, 2016 (UTC)
  • Response: East Zakhara corresponds to the region of the Cities of the Ancients (=region of Ruined Kingdoms), so in contrast to the others that article exists and would need to be adapted. The regions' delineation was based on a discussion, not source material. Will these articles be an exception to the rule that we reference everything? Daranios (talk) 19:34, April 4, 2016 (UTC)
  • Response:
    • I gave East Zakhara a try, though one could think about further expansion. Opinions? Can anyone do maps like for the regions of Faerûn or something else appropriate?
    • If there are no objections against the way East Zakhara was handled, I also plan to do North, Northwest and Southeast Zakhara. Daranios (talk) 19:08, April 7, 2016 (UTC)
      I think it looks good, but I know very little about Zakhara. I trust you to do a good job. Thanks! ~ Lhynard (talk) 19:21, April 7, 2016 (UTC)
    • Wow! Thanks for all the hard work. ~ Lhynard (talk) 21:15, November 3, 2016 (UTC)
  • Resolution:
Missing Gem of Faerûn — done!
  • Article: Corundum
  • Type: New Article
  • Action: An article for corundum should be written.
  • Reason: It is listed on p. 300 of the 3e FRCS as one of the "gems of Faerûn", yet it was missed among all of the gem articles Moviesign made.
  • Requested by: ~ Lhynard (talk) 20:02, October 15, 2016 (UTC)
  • Information: That's a strange entry in FRCS. In the real world corundum is a group of minerals which contains sapphire and ruby, the same in Forgotten Realms Adventures, which adds Shou Lung amethyst and Shou Lung topaz. Thus the listed corundums could be: fiery yellow - Shou Lung topaz, rich purple - Shou Lung amethyist, black - sapphire, blue - sapphire. And yet the sapphire is listed separately in FRCS. Daranios (talk) 20:37, October 15, 2016 (UTC)
  • Response: Ao knows why they presented it that way, but I suspect they abbreviated the gem list and descriptions to save space in the very crowded FRCS. Lumping all the corundum gems (except jacinth and ruby, which are one grade higher) together means they didn't have to explain the Shou Lung varieties, but not everybody knows that sapphire is corundum, so they listed it separately. Or, it could have been an error by the editor. Regardless, there is no gemstone called corundum in any of my canon sources. Dragon magazine 81 uses it in a list of spell components, but also mentions ruby and white sapphire in the same list (in real life, pure corundum is colorless, so white sapphire would be an appropriate name, but why list it separately?). Corundum does not appear as a stand-alone gemstone in either the FRA or Volo's Guide to All Things Magical or Ed Greenwood's original Gems Galore article. I believe it was listed as a family of gems in the FRCS to save space, but only resulted in confusion. —Moviesign (talk) 01:00, October 16, 2016 (UTC)
  • Resolution: I made a disambig. page. Feel free to expand or modify it, both. Thanks for the feedback. ~ Lhynard (talk) 14:17, November 8, 2016 (UTC)
    • Good to have the page! I have added a "related" mineral, and linked the black variety, which has its own article. Daranios (talk) 21:34, November 9, 2016 (UTC)

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