From David Mitchell:
Hi guys just wanted to ask a question about how you guys see and use the rivalry between house phiarlan specialising in intelligence with the investigators of house Medani and how they compete with the kings lanterns the zilargo trust, the aurum etc. I love the cold war espionage plot line with the heroes working the different factions or the factions playing them but was curious to know do you have the kings lanterns subcontracting intelligence gathering through phiarlan or the twelve seeking to crush the competition. Or lanterns working with medani operatives to defeat emerald claw interests only to have them change sides another time.
Scott offers a very thorough response.
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Billy Rigby asks:
Dragonmark Houses are powerful, the 12 have a foothold on Khorvaire but who is against them? Who’s the enemy of the 12? It seems like they have no overall threat against them other than each other and other businesses. Do they have an enemy or is it a House by House basis? Is anyone trying to end the Houses and if so, why?
Wayne offers his ideas and suggestions.
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Gabriel Krotkov asks:
Keith mentioned that the standard houses began the War of the Mark partially to suppress the “source of power” coming from aberrant marks. What economic threat did the aberrant marks pose to the houses? I get that there must have been a popular fear of the real danger posed by aberrant marks, but if that’s the inciting factor in the War of the Mark why was the main opposition towards Aberrants coming from the Twelve? Why not a religion (Silver Flame, in the vein of the lycanthropic purge, perhaps) or the secular monarchy?
Keith answers with his insights and a couple of references to sourcebooks.
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Keith, Scott, and Kristian discuss using dragonmarks and the dragonmarked houses in an Eberron game.
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How was it that Darguun and Valenar were not given to the Cyran refugees?
Keith answers with a collection of reasons.
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