Bit of a spoiler in this thread for those not up to speed on Mirt’s fate in the post-Spellplague Realms
Ye have been duly warned.
So Mirt, once Lord of Waterdeep, once Mirt the Moneylender and once Mirt the Merciless, has survived into the future thanks to his time as a Blueflame ghost and now walks the Realms once more.
Assuming he survives the events of Elminster Enraged, I’d like to see Mirt further adventures in the Forgotten Realms chronicled in a novel by Ed Greenwood.
Whether Mirt explores the lands around the Sea of Fallen Stars and samples its dangers and delights (female genasi? I think Mirt would say yes to that. ;) ) or takes to journeying back to Waterdeep, thereby exploring all the lands between Waterdeep and Cormyr and seeing for himself (and us, the interested readers) all that’s changed between, um, here and there, methinks you’d have the makings of a rip-roaring good novel.
Speaking for myself, I hope Mirt returns to Waterdeep and turns the place upside down.
Now I know what you’re thinking: yes, we’ve had several post-Spellplague novels set in Waterdeep, but surely another (itself the first of three, because I have observed you folks at WotC like doing things in threes) that starts with Mirt in Cormyr and doesn’t end until just after he enters the gates to Waterdeep wouldn’t hurt, would it? (Especially one written by Ed.)
Remember, Mirt is fat, a bit lazy, something of a slob, amoral and built more for stability than speed, yet he’s quite willing to duel foes with a broken chair in one hand and a large, half-eaten drumstick in the other. Surely this is the perfect counterpoint to Drizzt, is it not?
If for no other reason than the sake of balance between your novel characters, won’t you give us Mirt, please?
#1 Mar 22, 2012 17:20:04 (Edited)