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Giving Away A Beta Key

LadyAraushneeLadyAraushnee Fredericksburg, VAPosts: 20Member

 

 

I have one beta key to give away. The key is good for one weekend, but I'm not sure which one; the emails didn't say.  I have decided to have a mini contest for the beta key. Unless otherwise noted, all questions are based on AD&D 1.0 rules. All answers to these questions are based upon my best answers for these questions. The first person to correctly answer all (or the most) questions to my satisfaction will win the beta key. Flaming posts will result in disqualification. Friday at 12am EST is the deadline. If in a rare case there is a tie, I'm flipping a coin.

 

Based on AD&D 1.0 canon, is Eilistraee dead?

What is a THAC0's?

What was Eilistraee's first weapon?

What type of creatures control the movement of Lolth's mobile fortress?

What was Lolth's original name and title? 

What is the most common race of Elf in Faerûn?

What is/are the spell component(s) for the sleep spell?

Is Drizzt in Lolth's favor? (This is rather a subjective question; you will receive credit for this if you can defend your answer properly).

 

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  • Thomas2006Thomas2006 Millersburg, INPosts: 803Member Uncommon

    Based on AD&D 1.0 canon, is Eilistraee dead?
    no

    What is a THAC0's?
    To Hit Armor Class Zero

    What was Eilistraee's first weapon?
    The Moonsword (bastard sword)

    What type of creatures control the movement of Lolth's mobile fortress?
    I'm not sure about this one.. Couldn't find any fixed info on it.

    What was Lolth's original name and title? 
    Araushnee and title Demon Queen of Spiders/The Spider Queen

    What is the most common race of Elf in Faerûn?
    Wood Elf

    What is/are the spell component(s) for the sleep spell?
    pinch of fine sand, rose petals, or a live cricket

    Is Drizzt in Lolth's favor? (This is rather a subjective question; you will receive credit for this if you can defend your answer properly).

    I would say no. Even though I havent read the book(s). Because he lied about killing and elf child on a raid he missed out on. That and he goes on to curse his family and the evil drow ways.

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    I cant say I got them all. Finding some of the answers was extremly hard / impossible to find without some books.

  • Rider071Rider071 Utica, NYPosts: 318Member

    I would have gotten THAC0 correct, that's about it.

    but I wanted to say..

    Kudos for some of the best questions regarding D+D I have seen in a long while, nice work!

    I was a DM for many a year, but my players kept us in Ravenloft, DarkSun and Planescape for most of that time. I never got to bone up on the Forgotten Realms as much as I wanted to...the last time we were remotely close was visiting Baba Yaga's hut, which is a grey area at best.

    but if you ever give a quiz about Strahd, I'm in!

     

  • kyssarikyssari Tipton, IAPosts: 142Member

    Based on AD&D 1.0 canon, is Eilistraee dead?

    -No, she was not killed on her own plane thus should only have been wounded and/or banished back to her home plan rather than actually killed.

     

    What is a THAC0's?

    -To Hit Armor Class 0

     

    What was Eilistraee's first weapon?

    -silver bastard sword called The Moonsword

     

    What type of creatures control the movement of Lolth's mobile fortress?

    -Her iron spider shaped fortress is said to have a will of it's own if not controlled by the will of Lloth herself.

     

    What was Lolth's original name and title? 

    -Araushnee, Elven Goddess of Destiny

     

    What is the most common race of Elf in Faerûn?

    -Moon Elves

     

    What is/are the spell component(s) for the sleep spell?

    -A pinch of fine sand, rose petals, or a live cricket

     

    Is Drizzt in Lolth's favor? (This is rather a subjective question; you will receive credit for this if you can defend your answer properly).

    -I can't say he is as he not only went against everything the Drow loyal to Lloth stand for but even went as far as to turn against his fellow drow, slaying other Drow who were devout followers of Lloth working in her favor to make his escape from Menzoberranzan as well as the multiple times they came to the surface to attempt to hunt him down. In addition his entire House Do'Urden fell out of favor and was ordered completely destroyed by Lloth herself. He also trained on the path of the Ranger under Montolio which also goes against everything Lloth stands for.

  • wodnywodny JaworznoPosts: 21Member Uncommon

    Based on AD&D 1.0 canon, is Eilistraee dead?

    According to this canon, creatures can be killed only on a plane that is their own. That is why she is alive. WOTC just wanted to get rid of her for some reasons. Lisa Smedman also created some loopholes that could be used to bring Eilistraee back. It's up to WOTC whether she will come back or not.

    What is a THAC0's?

    To Hit Armor Class Zero - player uses it in order to calculate whether attack is succesful or not. Melee classes have the best THAC0 and classes that use spells have the worst THAC0.

    What was Eilistraee's first weapon?

    It was +5 bastard sword - The Moonsword.

    What type of creatures control the movement of Lolth's mobile fortress?

    This fortress moves under her will.

    What was Lolth's original name and title? 

    Araushnee, the Elven Goddess of Fate and Destiny

    What is the most common race of Elf in Faerûn?

    Wood elves

    What is/are the spell component(s) for the sleep spell?

    A pinch of fine sand, rose petals, or a live cricket.

    Is Drizzt in Lolth's favor? (This is rather a subjective question; you will receive credit for this if you can defend your answer properly).

    I think that Drizzt is in Lolth's favor. She adores chaos and Drizzt is often portrayed as a living chaos. Wherever he goes people die, there is blood and suffering. Drizzt is still alive after many bad things he has done, so I guess maybe Lolth protects him somehow because she enjoys how he wreaks havoc. She often sends her minions after him to check their worthiness, but she know that they will fail. Lolth has no influence on Drizzt, but that doesn't mean he chouldn't be in her favor. He did many things that worked against her like saving an Elven child, but he also did many things she considered helpful. Somehow Drizzt seems to be one of her chosen ones although he doesn't know it. It's like having someone who accidently helps you a lot.

     

    Oops, I guess I posted it too late. :(

  • LadyAraushneeLadyAraushnee Fredericksburg, VAPosts: 20Member
    Originally posted by Rider071
    Kudos for some of the best questions regarding D+D I have seen in a long while, nice work! 

    Thanks! Part of the questions my husband came up with.

     

    Originally posted by wodny

    Oops, I guess I posted it too late. :(

    Nope, there is still 6 hours left. 

     

     

    I purposely picked some questions that would be hard to find correct information on the internet. You would have had to read several book series.

     

    Update:

     

    I will pm the winner. I don't want to risk a fight over technicality because it was a close call. All but one question was derived from novels or source material. If you got your answers via the internet, some information on the internet does not match what has been officially published.

     

    Since all of you got one question wrong, I will give the correct answer to that. Eilistraee's first weapon was not actually a bastard sword. If you know the story or read Evermeet Island of Elves, you would know Eilistraee first used a bow. Araushnee altered the course of an arrow shot by Eilistraee which hit Corellon. Eilistraee gave up the bow as a result and vowed to never use it again. She then took up the sword.  

     

  • Thomas2006Thomas2006 Millersburg, INPosts: 803Member Uncommon

    Congrats to whoever won :) Was some very hard questions in there.

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