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#1 2014-04-04 06:09:29

Olaf
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The Last King of Osten Ard FAQ

This FAQ will be added to, when new information becomes available. Last update: JANUARY 8th 2017

MOST CURRENT INFO AT A GLANCE

Tad has added two short interquel novels to his current writing schedule which will be set between the main novels of the two series. The first of these, HEART OF REGRET (this is only a work title and may change before publication) is set between the last chapter of TO GREEN ANGEL TOWER and its "Afterword". The story of the second novel has not yet been revealed. The first of these short(er) interquels novels will most likely be published before THE WITCHWOOD CROWN in late 2016.

Heart of Regret is currently expected to be published in late 2016.
It takes place in the months after the Storm King’s fall, between the end of ‘To Green Angel Tower’ proper and the Afterword or epilogue or whatever I called it. The main human characters are Duke Isgrimnur, Sludig, and a young knight for hire named Porto, who decades later will become deeply embedded in the events of the new books. We will also meet some Norns up close, and learn a lot more about their culture. The story follows Isgrimnur as he leads an army against the Storm King’s defeated warriors, who are looting and killing as they fall back to Nakkiga, their mountain home in the far north. Every step of this journey leads to more strategy, more deadly battles, and it ends with the siege of Nakkiga (and more than a few surprises). Summary taken from Tad´s November 5th Newsletter.
Concerning length: 70.000 words (for comparison the first Harry Potter book was 77.000 words).

UPDATE: Heart of Regret was retitled The Heart of What Was Lost and was published in January 2017 in the US and the UK. The second short interquel novel has a work-title too: The Shadow of Things to Come, which will feature the fall of Asu’a 500 years ago, told from the perspective of a Nabbanai envoy.


The Witchwood Crown is currently scheduled for JUNE 2017.
Michael Whelan will be doing the cover artwork.
Concerning length: Currently it's 1071 (manuscript) pages, about 311K words.


PART THE FIRST: GENERAL QUESTIONS

The Last King of Osten Ard FAQ
(Compiled from Tad´s postings here and on Facebook)

What is the Last King of Osten Ard?
Several of you have seen and shared the news that, yes, I am returning to Osten Ard for a series of books called (collectively) "The Last King of Osten Ard". It will feature many of the same characters a generation later (and many new ones as well).

How many books will there be in this series?
The book titles will be (as of now):

The Witchwood Crown
Empire of Grass
The Navigator's Children

This is assuming I don't do my normal try-to-squeeze-two-books-into-the-last-volume trick.

When can readers expect the new trilogy’s first book, THE WITCHWOOD CROWN?
I’m hesitant to make firm predictions, but I’d like to have this book ready for press about this time next year, which would mean a late 2015 publication date. We’ll know better after this first one, but I feel like this is do-able, and since the third Bobby Dollar book comes out in autumn of this year, that would mean no significant gap between my next two publications, which would be nice.
The trick, though, will be to keep that going and try to get them all out within three to four years. That’s my goal.

UPDATE:Tad has said on Facebook in October 2014 that he expects the first book to be published in spring 2016. This is not yet a firm pub date as the book is still being written! THIS HAS NOW BEEN RE-SCHEDULED TWICE TO JUNE 2017.

Why are you returning to this world after such a long time?
I haven't gone back to my old worlds very often, precisely because I never wanted to be doing so simply to be doing it. (That's called "franchising" and I don't like it much, personally.) I always said, "If a story ever comes to me that wants to be written, then yes, I'll consider it." And it finally did. In fact, it sprang out of a conversation with wife Deborah Beale late last spring, and it's been coming together for most of a year now, so we kept it secret pretty long.

I believe I can now write a story worthy of those much-loved settings and characters, one that people who haven't read the originals can enjoy, but which will of course mean more to those who know the original work. More than that, I feel I can do something that will stand up to the best books in our field. I have very high hopes. I'm excited by the challenge. And I'll do my absolute best to make all the kind responses I've already had justified.

What does this announcement mean for A Chronicle in Stone, your long-awaited Osten Ard story collection?
Most of the ideas that were going to turn into stories (in other words, which were intrinsically interesting in and of themselves) have worked their way into the new books.  Off the top of my head, I can't think of any that haven't.

Which doesn't mean there will never be a Chronicle in Stone, but this will certainly set it back.  I still want to use that framing device, though.

How far along are you now that the secret is out?
Actually, I would have liked to keep it a bit longer, until I was substantially into the first book (instead of a few chapters in, which I am) but I'm pleased my publishers considered it newsworthy enough that they were in a hurry to announce it.

If it exists in me to write atmospheric books, I promise these will positively drip atmosphere.
Seriously, the one thing I'm not worried about is whether I can feel Osten Ard again.  It's coming back fast already.

Will these books be as big (page count wise) as your earlier epics? Or smaller like your more recent books?
Oh, they'll be Tadrology-sized books, don't worry.  I'm already wrestling with the fact that I probably have too much plot and too many characters.

Somebody asked earlier about whether these would be "Bobby Dollar-sized" books.  The reason they won't is because they can't.  The Bobby Dollar books are short (and quick to write) because they only have one plot line, and it's whatever's happening to the narrating main character.  That presents a much smaller number of choices as to how I tell the story. These will be like the originals, like Otherland, and Shadowmarch, in that they will be the same multi-plotted, multilayered chunks of denseness, with the same kind of roving, widespread gang of focal-point characters.  Right away that makes it a lot longer. That said, I think my style may be slightly more terse than it was then -- only slightly; most readers wouldn't notice the difference -- which may help keep this from going too long, while keeping it at least (at least!) as tightly-packed as the earlier multi-volume series.

Are there any foreign rights deals yet?
As far as the foreign (from the American perspective) publications, that's all still being discussed, so I don't have anything to share. The British editions, however, will be published by Hodder & Stoughton.


PART THE SECOND: PLOT SPECIFIC QUESTIONS
Some of these might be considered spoilery!

The new trilogy starts thirty years later. So, will there be many returning characters?
Almost certainly, since the Sithi age very slowly compared to humans  And many other characters from the other books.  Should I tease a few?  The obvious ones I'm bringing back are Simon and Miri.
Back to the new books: I am going to have at least one, and quite possibly two focal-point characters who are Hikeda'ya.  (Norns, for those of you who haven't translated for a while.)
And the snows are going to be very treacherous everywhere. Metaphorically speaking.

Will these books be action-packed? And full of monsters?
Yeah, I'll try to think of something. Seriously, this one is going to be at least as bursting-at-the-seams as the first one, because since the originals are already written, I'm not going to spend anywhere near so much time setting up the world.  Stuff is going to be happening from pretty much go. And one thing I can definitely tell you.  LOTS of Norns.  A much closer look at the Norns, collectively and individually, then we had in the first books.  Much like what we learned of the Sithi in MS&T.

Will there be answers to some of the old and unsolved mysteries of the first trilogy?
I'm looking forward to the discussions when certain Age-Old MS&T Questions finally get answered.  That's the fun part for me.  Some of them I've always knew.  Some of them I had to figure out for the new story.  But pretty much everything is now known. That does not mean everything will be TOLD.  That would be a shame.  But many questions will be answered. The mysteries of Hjeldin's Tower WILL be part of the new story, so I can't answer too many questions about it.  That particular question might be answered, though.  Ahem.

Who is the eponymous Last King? Simon?
Actually, you've already met the Last King of Osten Ard. If I explain who the king is, you'll start to get ideas about why that would be the "last king". So I'm not going in that direction.  It's something that will only become clear in the final volume.

Have you found that your own perspective on life as you've grown older and wiser has fed your viewpoint as you're writing this book? What's it like to revisit something that you started decades ago?
Yes, absolutely.  (And we're all older, m'dear.  Every day.  We drive on a one-way road.)  And it was a big thing toward getting me into the story ideas in the first place.  Deborah asked me, "Why won't you do a sequel to MS&T?"  (Not nagging, just asking me while I was talking about other things I was considering.  And I said, "Because I don't have an idea for it.  Nothing comes before the idea."
Then as I kept considering it afterward, I thought about how different it might feel to come at something so important to me, but from so many years later.  And that led to thinking about how the characters themselves would feel all that time later, and how the world would have changed, and...and...and...  Before I knew it a story was beginning to bud, then flower.
So don't worry, there will be lots and lots of new characters, just as my own life is vastly different than it was when I wrote it.  But I'm still me, so most/many of the old ones will be there, too.

THERE IS A SEPARATE THREAD FOR TAD´S PROGRESS REPORTS MADE ON THE BOOK AND YOU CAN FIND IT HERE


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#2 2014-04-04 06:22:34

ylvs
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Re: The Last King of Osten Ard FAQ

Well done, Olaf!

Linked it to faceborg.


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#3 2014-04-04 06:23:03

ylvs
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Did you tweet it?


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#4 2014-04-04 06:27:23

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Now, I did :-)


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#5 2014-04-04 07:28:27

strangeshe
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Re: The Last King of Osten Ard FAQ

Have posted link to this FAQ on Tad's FB page.
https://www.facebook.com/AuthorTadWilli … eam_ref=10

 

#6 2014-04-06 20:06:08

Kimsa
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Re: The Last King of Osten Ard FAQ

I tried to write down most of the questions that got answered from the Quiller's Mint party, initially to email to a friend, but maybe someone else will find it useful if I post it here too. I'm sorry if I copied anything down wrong -- the thread was moving fast at times. Also, let me know if this isn't allowed and I'll take it down!

Also....potential spoiler warning? Maybe?

Miria3: Just wondering, will we see a lot or at least some of the characters we remember from MST?  I know that the new books begin thirty years on.
Tad: Almost certainly, since the Sithi age very slowly compared to humans  And many other characters from the other books.  Should I tease a few?  The obvious ones I'm bringing back are Simon and Miri.

Firsfron: So, will these books be MS&T sized, or BD-sized?
Tad: Oh, they'll be Tadrology-sized books, don't worry.  I'm already wrestling with the fact that I probably have too much plot and too many characters.

And he later added:
Tad: Somebody asked earlier about whether these would be "Bobby Dollar-sized" books.  The reason they won't is because they can't.  The Bobby Dollar books are short (and quick to write) because they only have one plot line, and it's whatever's happening to the narrating main character.  That presents a much smaller number of choices as to how I tell the story.
These will be like the originals, like Otherland, and Shadowmarch, in that they will be the same multi-plotted, multilayered chunks of denseness, with the same kind of roving, widespread gang of focal-point characters.  Right away that makes it a lot longer.
That said, I think my style may be slightly more terse than it was then -- only slightly; most readers wouldn't notice the difference -- which may help keep this from going too long, while keeping it at least (at least!) as tightly-packed as the earlier multi-volume series.

PeterJW: Will there be actual film version of MS&T or is this simply "what if" speculation?
Tad: Just messin'.  No current production.  However, I'm sure right now an eccentric billionaire is reading this and planning to make us all happy.

Kalu: I'm excited with the new books - but also a bit worried that they won't have the same atmosphere as the old ones... but mostly over-excited! :o)
Tad: If it exists in me to write atmospheric books, I promise these will positively drip atmosphere.
Seriously, the one thing I'm not worried about is whether I can feel Osten Ard again.  It's coming back fast already.

Firsfron: Favorite characters you'd love to see come back for Teh Sequalz?
Em: Jiriki!
Firsfron: Good choice! I wonder if Tad takes requests. ;) (Just kiddin', Tad)
elfenthanz: Why kidding? It's called prayer.
Magpie: Binabik!
Tad: Seriously, as far as the characters in the new books go, I'd be happy to tell you a few things.  Not too much.  But nobody seems ready for that stuff yet.  So I'm perfectly happy just to bask in the Mintularity.

Marian: In your previous work, your characters would start off in humble places and find themselves on journeys they hadn't expected. In your current work, is there anything you can share about your characters' journeys? Does the Last King know he is the last king, or does he start in a humble place? Or is this a reverse of Simon's journey, and he starts in a high place and becomes humble?
Tad: Actually, you've already met the Last King of Osten Ard.
As far as the journey, you're actually right, it's quite a bit different starting a book with your previous main characters now old and established.  (It wouldn't be if I was just shuffling them off to supporting-actor status, but they're still very much center of the new story as well.)  But in part that's going to be one of the underlying themes of the book -- maturity.  And responsibility.  In all senses of the word.

PeterJW: I am also hoping the new series will feature the Norns making a comeback.  I do not see how Simon and Miriamele ruling Osten Ard will last three books without some action.
Olaf: Some action would be nice indeed:-)
And at least one monster!
Tad: Yeah, I'll try to think of something.
Seriously, this one is going to be at least as bursting-at-the-seams as the first one, because since the originals are already written, I'm not going to spend anywhere near so much time setting up the world.  Stuff is going to be happening from pretty much go.
And one thing I can definitely tell you.  LOTS of Norns.  A much closer look at the Norns, collectively and individually, then we had in the first books.  Much like what we learned of the Sithi in MS&T.
As far as the foreign (from the American perspective) publications, that's all still being discussed, so I don't have anything to share.
Back to the new books: I am going to have at least one, and quite possibly two focal-point characters who are Hikeda'ya.  (Norns, for those of you who haven't translated for a while.)
And the snows are going to be very treacherous everywhere.  Metaphorically speaking.

Fairly sure this one was a joke? But just in case...
Matt: *nudges conversation back to Norn porn*
Tad: Oh, and Matt, you'll be glad to know there will be a naked Norn or two.  Or more.  They're kinky, those Norns.

Tad: I'm looking forward to the discussions when certain Age-Old MS&T Questions finally get answered.  That's the fun part for me.  Some of them I've always knew.  Some of them I had to figure out for the new story.  But pretty much everything is now known.
That does not mean everything will be TOLD.  That would be a shame.  But many questions will be answered.

Firsfron: That's awesome news, Tad. I'd love to hear the answers to some of those age-old questions. Not ALL of them, of course, because that ends the mystery. But lots of them would be great! </geek>
Magpie: Yes. Like, what was Jiriki doing in Unnamed Woodsman #2's yard?
Firsfron: And who the heck was that woman in Hjeldin's Tower who passed Simon on the staircase, just before the Norns nabbed him?
Tad: Wait, who was Unnamed Woodsman #1...?
Firsfron: The one who "poached from the King's lands"
Tad: You know, I don't remember offhand why Jiriki was there, and it hasn't come into this new story.  But I'll give it some thought and see if I can remember/pretend to remember.
The mysteries of Hjeldin's Tower WILL be part of the new story, so I can't answer too many questions about it.  That particular question might be answered, though.  Ahem.

Elfenthanz: Those Norns.
The two.
Which gender are they?

Tad: The focal-point Norns?  One is young and female.  The other is older and male.
Doesn't mean there will only be two.  But at the moment, that's what I see.

 

#7 2014-04-06 20:11:34

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Re: The Last King of Osten Ard FAQ

This may be the most unconventional method of studying for the MCAT I've ever seen.  *giggles*

Nice job, Kimsa! :-D


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#8 2014-04-06 20:13:59

Kimsa
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Re: The Last King of Osten Ard FAQ

cyan wrote:

This may be the most unconventional method of studying for the MCAT I've ever seen.  *giggles*

Nice job, Kimsa! :-D

I am ashamed to say very little MCAT studying has been done since the news about TLK was released. OTL

 

#9 2014-04-06 21:31:33

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Kimsa, this is awesome. You just saved me hours of work scrolling through closed Mints looking for these questions and answers, to do exactly what you've done with them here. Thank you!!!


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#10 2014-04-06 22:40:55

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Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

Kimsa, this is awesome. You just saved me hours of work scrolling through closed Mints looking for these questions and answers, to do exactly what you've done with them here. Thank you!!!

Seconded!


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#11 2014-04-07 00:06:33

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Re: The Last King of Osten Ard FAQ

Thirded


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#12 2014-04-07 00:14:49

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: The Last King of Osten Ard FAQ

Fourthed! (wait... I firsted...)


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#13 2014-04-07 00:31:07

JustCharlotte
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Re: The Last King of Osten Ard FAQ

I keep looking for the 'like' button!!!!  Damn Facebook. Me like!

 

#14 2014-04-07 00:33:20

Firsfron of Ronchester
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LOL Charlotte!


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#15 2014-04-07 05:01:54

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Excellent work, Kimsa, thank you very much :)


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#16 2014-04-08 05:24:39

ylvs
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Re: The Last King of Osten Ard FAQ

Right folks, here comes the rest of Dog's posts (semi) related to THK taken from the first Party Mint:


Marian wrote:

Is this a tease? There's an obvious king, can I ask if it is Simon himself at a mature age? If not, that's okay.

Have you found that your own perspective on life as you've grown older and wiser (I'mnotcallingyouold) has fed your viewpoint as you're writing this book? What's it like to revisit something that you started decades ago? I sometimes feel like I look back on who I used to be and want to share some of what I've learned with her. Are you in a sense revisiting your past as you build upon this world?

If I explain who the king is, you'll start to get ideas about why that would be the "last king".  So I'm not going in that direction.  It's something that will only become clear in the final volume.

As to the other question, yes, absolutely.  (And we're all older, m'dear.  Every day.  We drive on a one-way road.)  And it was a big thing toward getting me into the story ideas in the first place.  Deborah asked me, "Why won't you do a sequel to MS&T?"  (Not nagging, just asking me while I was talking about other things I was considering.  And I said, "Because I don't have an idea for it.  Nothing comes before the idea."

Then as I kept considering it afterward, I thought about how different it might feel to come at something so important to me, but from so many years later.  And that led to thinking about how the characters themselves would feel all that time later, and how the world would have changed, and...and...and...  Before I knew it a story was beginning to bud, then flower.

So don't worry, there will be lots and lots of new characters, just as my own life is vastly different than it was when I wrote it.  But I'm still me, so most/many of the old ones will be there, too.


If you think you're frustrated, think about me.  I already know how the damn thing ends!  I know the twists and turns, most the things that I hope/plan will make you scream at me in shock, irritation, or simply confusion.  And you guys won't have seen them all for years.

Talk about frustrating.  I could tell you so many cool things right now.  But instead I have to write it.  That's WORK.

Still, pretty nice work if you can get it.


Somebody asked earlier about whether these would be "Bobby Dollar-sized" books.  The reason they won't is because they can't.  The Bobby Dollar books are short (and quick to write) because they only have one plot line, and it's whatever's happening to the narrating main character.  That presents a much smaller number of choices as to how I tell the story.

These will be like the originals, like Otherland, and Shadowmarch, in that they will be the same multi-plotted, multilayered chunks of denseness, with the same kind of roving, widespread gang of focal-point characters.  Right away that makes it a lot longer.

That said, I think my style may be slightly more terse than it was then -- only slightly; most readers wouldn't notice the difference -- which may help keep this from going too long, while keeping it at least (at least!) as tightly-packed as the earlier multi-volume series.


Firsfron wrote:

Magpie wrote:

Yes. Like, what was Jiriki doing in Unnamed Woodsman #2's yard?

And who the heck was that woman in Hjeldin's Tower who passed Simon on the staircase, just before the Norns nabbed him?

 You know, I don't remember offhand why Jiriki was there, and it hasn't come into this new story.  But I'll give it some thought and see if I can remember/pretend to remember.

The mysteries of Hjeldin's Tower WILL be part of the new story, so I can't answer too many questions about it.  That particular question might be answered, though.  Ahem.


Peter: Oh, you think you know so much.  I can confidently say that I'm only three chapters or so in, and it's positively raining down buttocks in Osten Ard.  They're everywhere.  Just lying around, or carefully worked into my masterful plot.  In fact, at least one pair of buttocks will have its own plot line.

Buttocks everywhere.  Seriously, you have to wear a helmet.

Your friend,

Tad


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#17 2014-04-08 08:02:56

Neemo
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Thanks all for the summary!

Book titles already! Yay

Navigators children makes me think of the end of Lotr and the elves leaving...after 30 year I'm assuming isgrimnur will be dead...sad :-(

 

#18 2014-04-08 09:42:43

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Thanks Ylvs! Excellent detective work! (I didn't want to sift through that mess... er, I mean, Mint!)


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#19 2014-04-08 09:53:10

ylvs
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Re: The Last King of Osten Ard FAQ

I was in a kind of foul mood this morning (another stomach bug, don't ask) and read the Mint to cheer me up. Wanted to do it anyway to have time to laugh properly about everything.

I read the rest as well in due time so noone else has to dig for it.

If one of you want to edit my part into the first post feel free (and I am quite sure Kimsa wold not mind as well). I think it would be best to have it all in one place (but I don't want to do it, harhar).


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#20 2014-04-08 09:58:48

Kimsa
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Re: The Last King of Osten Ard FAQ

Thanks for finding the rest Ylvs!
And yes, Olaf feel free to incorporate mine into the first post as well.

 

#21 2014-04-08 10:00:18

ylvs
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Re: The Last King of Osten Ard FAQ

Now that was a fast reply Kimsa - were you hiding in the shrubbery???

Neat!

Guys, get working!


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#22 2014-04-08 10:15:48

Kimsa
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Re: The Last King of Osten Ard FAQ

Hiding in the shrubbery until my name is mentioned, that's what I do! ;)
Although I'll have to change my lurking spot now that you've found it...

 

#23 2014-04-08 10:21:06

Olaf
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Re: The Last King of Osten Ard FAQ

Ok:-)

Will get to work!


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#24 2014-04-08 10:55:40

Olaf
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Re: The Last King of Osten Ard FAQ

Done!

Split the FAQ in two sections (General & Specific)


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#25 2014-04-08 11:09:22

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: The Last King of Osten Ard FAQ

Nice work, Olaf and Ylvs!

(Ylvs, feel better soon!)


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