Well, if we attribute the commercial success of a franchise to any actor who had 10s of screentime and two words (yes, I know both had much more than that in those franchises) then Stan Lee is the the most commercially accomplished actor of all time.
Waterdeep has them. In one of the Brimstone Angels novel the party pays to use one to quickly get from WD to Cormyr. They purchase their Ticket and then wait in line until it's their turn. Mostly metchant Caravans in front of them
Why not just
Using Agile Parry with Dual Wielder
Wield 2 weapons, one of which must be your kensai weapon. Attack with the one of them, attack with an unarmed strike, just wield the second weapon without using it
It's just the Sun Elves. And not only in this novel but in a lot of novels dealing with elves. The way they always act in the novels makes you think they need their long lifespan to make up for the time they lose every morning due to being unable to decide whether to wear their clan robes or...
It's very much a pejorative slander accross Europe though. And especially in eastern european countries there's still legal discrimination today.
Not that western european countries are that much better though. While there's theoretically no discrimination before the law, the western countries...
Thousands of direct to DVD moneygraps and B- and C-movies prove otherwise. A lot of people make movies aiming for "meh OK" and a lot aiming even not even that high ("Pecunia non olet" or "I was young and needed to money" or whatever)