The Office of Ed Greenwood
A n n o u n c e m e n t
The Adventures of Mirt Continue…
20th January, 2016
For Immediate Release
TORONTO—The Office of Ed Greenwood is pleased to announce that Ed Greenwood, The Archmage, will be writing a brand new series of linked novellas and adventures featuring Mirt, the very first character in the Forgotten Realms®. This annual two-volume set will be published by The Ed Greenwood Group, supported by Onder Broadcasting and made available to the public via Wizards of the Coast’s Dungeon Master’s Guild program and OneBookshelf, their designated distributor.
Greenwood on Mirt
Mirt is a stout, gruff, wheezing old physical wreck of a man, now centuries old. Once, he was an intrepid and very fortunate young adventurer; he and his friend Durnan (later the proprietor of the infamous Yawning Portal in Waterdeep) sought their fortunes together in the Sword Coast North. Striking it rich, they parted ways as Durnan settled down to have a family, and Mirt became Mirt the Merciless, captain of his own mercenary company. He retired from that when his swordarm grew too slow, his body tired of days and nights spent in the saddle, and his brain soured of being swindled by unscrupulous rulers. So he became the soon-infamous Mirt the Moneylender, working his own swindles up and down the Sword Coast, traveling constantly to stay ahead of creditors, rivals, and the local authorities. Until he eventually settled down, became a Lord of Waterdeep, and fell afoul of some hostile magic that kept him imprisoned (but alive) during the Spellplague. Freed some years back, he aided Elminster of Shadowdale in adventures in Cormyr and Waterdeep, but found himself a fish out of water in a much changed Realms. Still ridden by his wanderlust, he decides to become a traveling merchant, wandering the Realms and seeing if his wits and what he knows of ancient and hidden gates (magical portals) could be put to some use, and enjoying a life free of obligations.
But not, as he is to rediscover the hard way, free of adventure…
Greenwood on the Realms…
The Realms is a very big place, and over the years many corners and facets of it have been neglected because published Realmslore could only get to so many places and cover so much. This is a chance to discover those neglected corners with me!
I am incredibly grateful to Wizards of the Coast for opening up the sandbox that is the Realms for us all, to encourage everyone who wants to create in the Realms. This is now truly the shared world I hoped it would become fifty years ago!
Ed Greenwood, creator of the Forgotten Realms® and a myriad of other worlds, universes, and shared settings, is the New York Times best-selling author of literally thousands of works that have sold over a quarter billion units (250,000,000) in a dazzling array of formats in over 40 languages in more than 120 countries.
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