SOE Live is coming up real fast. My first time in Vegas, and first time at the convention. I'm hoping to ask a few questions when I get the chance, and maybe provide some direction from the lore community in general. So, I'd like people to post some things they want asked, questions in general, your favorite parts of unearthing Norrath's history, recent developments you've really liked, or old stuff you really miss. Worst case scenario, it's a thread where people can get some questions answered or ideas discussed. Best case scenario, I can forward some of this to Mr. Cronyn, should the opportunity arise. SOELive is Over! Other than specifics, there was apparently a change in methodology over the years. Since the lore was considered kind of abstract and unreachable, they made it more accessible. There is also a heavier focus on current events due to the story being fairly important right now. Making history instead of learning history, etc. Other than that, there are some behind the scenes things I learned that really don't need talking about. Just know that it's an active effort being made to keep the story and lore of Norrath as high quality as ever, including expanding delivery methods. Things to mention: POST FANFAIRE UPDATES Old world lore faucets: Keeper of secrets, Drafling, Peacock Club. Places where little hints to norraths' secrets used to flow, and have since dried up. No clue on this one. I wouldn't be surprised if they used some of them as a springboard in the future. How much of the story is pre-written? Either in Vhalen's secret library, or by the team in general in the past. Erm. Yeah. Major event aftermaths (What's going on in Kunark now, for example?) No major news, but there is an intended time capsule effect. They want people to experience things as they go along. That darned OoLS ethernauts crap Erm.. yeah. More secret, translatable messages! Lack of resources, hopefully it will change soon. More active lore stuff opposed to spoon fed quest dialog Seed of Growth? More to come! Where are they now? (Christanos Thex? Tserrina? Zebuxoruk? Lenya / Marcus Thex?) Didn't ask. Other planets (Origin of dragons, Xulous/Berrox confusion) Didn't ask.. sort of. That sealed off area in the "new" nexus Soonâ„¢ Sage's Prophecies Didn't ask. Mayong Origins (STILL!) Didn't ask, but yeah.. who knows. Luclin / Dresolisk Crystal / Rune of Sunder? Soonâ„¢ Far Seas Trading Company / Highkeep / Kithicor Didn't ask. What the heck did the Jal`Raeth do that got them banished? What's the deal with their different factions? Details? Origins? I think it's overdue :/ Well.. who knows. Planar Inhabitants.. The timeline says we still ventured into the planes. What happened to people like Maelin Starpyre? No idea. Please contribute, so I can return with some gems to share! Will update the OP with topics I'll try to mention.