RA Salavatore Books vs 4.0 E

I am not a huge fan of FR book I do enjoy RA Salvatore's books. Has anyone wondered what will become of these if the FR timeline is suddenly adjusted by 100 years? Will we be seeing the Great Grandchildren of Cattre-Brie... Wulfgar...... Drizzt even?


Hints of the Orc nation remaining is there so what of Mithril hall and the Battlehammer clan?

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Majoru Oakheart

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megamania said:
I am not a huge fan of FR book I do enjoy RA Salvatore's books. Has anyone wondered what will become of these if the FR timeline is suddenly adjusted by 100 years? Will we be seeing the Great Grandchildren of Cattre-Brie... Wulfgar...... Drizzt even?


Hints of the Orc nation remaining is there so what of Mithril hall and the Battlehammer clan?

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There already is one book which has the prologue and epilogue take place in the future and it is being written from Drizzt's point of view. He is still alive and he hints and some of the changes he's seen in the future. The prologue is actually listed as as sample chapter for the book on the WOTC website.
 

Darkwolf71

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I wouldn't be at all suprised if Artemis manages to find a way to cheat death. I mean it would be totally unrealistic, but he has been such a iconic counter point to Drizzt it's hard to imagine the story line going on without him*. There's always Jarlaxle, but... it's just not the same.

*note: I have not read The Hunter's Blades books so if this makes no sense due to some things in there, my apologies.
 

Nahat Anoj

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Honestly, I think one of 4e goals is to try and model RAS's writing style in D&D. So I believe, now more than ever, D&D will be able to be "true" to RAS's books.
 

Sitara

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Yeah, the prologue chapter is set 100 years in the future.Drizzt still has his scimitars, guenhwyavr, the magical featers which allow him extra movement (+2 sqaures probably lol) and he also carries Cattiebries bow.

Though he really goes out and says it that he isliving in a points of light world.

That was pretty cheezy. :)

(Oh and apparently Wall of Force still needs the crushed diamond as a component. A mage actually casts it in the book)
 

Wormwood

Adventurer
I love the books---they deliver 100% of what they promise.

That said, I'm sure they will continue to be as reflective of D&D rules as they have always been.
 

Sitara

Explorer
Hmmm, dunno about that.

ADnD 2E Rangers and/or fighter rangers had spellcasting built in. Drizzt however, never cast spells.
 


Kyrail

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Sitara said:
Hmmm, dunno about that.

ADnD 2E Rangers and/or fighter rangers had spellcasting built in. Drizzt however, never cast spells.

I think Sitara was trying to imply that they're not very faithful to the rules, and I'd agree.
 


Darkwolf71

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Salvatore has explicitly stated that Drizzt is not a D&D character. (No, I don't have a link and it was many years ago.) He does things in the book because they work for the story. The question of them working by RAW doesn't matter.
 

Spatula

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Given the 4e elf preview information, Drizzt still being alive & presumably active 100 years later is suddenly intriguing... Long-lived elves are bad we are told; the 4e wild elves have short lifespans relative to even 3e (which were very short relative to 1e/2e), although there's no word on the expected lifespan of eladrin or drow. How old was Drizzt supposed to be in the current timeline?
 

The Ubbergeek

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Drizzt was young by drow standart - 100 more years, he'd still be alive.

Artemis will not... unless he found a magical way to cheat Death. He is shown to be aging, even. The guy's strenght and speed started to decline...
 

Hammerhead

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The Ubbergeek said:
Drizzt was young by drow standart - 100 more years, he'd still be alive.

Artemis will not... unless he found a magical way to cheat Death. He is shown to be aging, even. The guy's strenght and speed started to decline...

Yeah, but his weapons are cooler.
 


Curufinwe

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I might be mistaken but if I remember correctly...

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...Artemis killed a Shadovar with his vampiric dagger thus absorbing its life energy. In the latest novels there were some references of Artemis not aging any longer or at least at a slower pace...
 

Fallen Seraph

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Yeah, plus if Artemis just keeps using his vampiric-blade to the full-degree of its powers, he could stay youthful for a very-long time.

I do so hope Jarlaxle is in the future-books, he is my favourite characters by far, like who wouldn't love a womenizing, cool-mannered, swashbuckling, fun-loving drow. :p
 

Cmarco

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Darkwolf71 said:
I wouldn't be at all suprised if Artemis manages to find a way to cheat death. I mean it would be totally unrealistic, but he has been such a iconic counter point to Drizzt it's hard to imagine the story line going on without him*. There's always Jarlaxle, but... it's just not the same.

*note: I have not read The Hunter's Blades books so if this makes no sense due to some things in there, my apologies.

Well, after he stabbed that shadovar, Entreri's lifespan was extended by a LOT. We'll just have to see what happens.
 

curious.... I have not read the last three books (four with the Orc King). Much has happened already.


If they decide to keep the books even (or at least close) to the Campaign time I will greatly miss the humans in his book series.

I suppose this means he will hook up with the female elf he was flirting with in Hunter's Blades then.
 

Aris Dragonborn

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StarFyre said:
in a couple books, he does use spells...

True, he uses Faerie Fire and Darkness, but these are innate racial abilities - not granted spells.

The FRCS also gives him Dancing Lights, but I can't recall him ever using these in the novels.

Spatula said:
How old was Drizzt supposed to be in the current timeline?

The current FR year is, what, 1374 DR? He was born in 1297 DR, so he's 77 or thereabouts.
 

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