What high-end fantasy fabrics and textiles exist in the Forgotten Realms?

Dungeons and Dragons has defined many fantastic and interesting metals (mythril, adamantine…) and leathers (dragon scales, Leather golem armour…). The lore also likes to call out food and drink as local specialty trade goods (Knucklehead Trout in Icewind Dale, or Crumblecake in Red Larch). It seems, however, that there are very few signature fabrics, like fancy silks or wools. I am not specifically looking for magical items or special effects, or any real game effect at all really.

What high end, fantastical materials for clothing exist in the lore of the Forgotten Realms?

I am currently running a game for a player who plays a weaver, and is looking for an interesting material to weave into a scarf for purely RP reasons. I can easily handwave Giant Spider Silk or Unicorn Hair, but I would be very interested to know about actual in-lore materials. The party is currently near Yartar, which has a bustling fashion and textile industry, so I can handwave that VERY exotic materials are imported at high cost, or sold on the black market.

Does a Huntsman only exist for the span of a single dream?

In Changeling the Lost: Second Edition, it is said that a Huntsman’s heart resides within a Bastion. It even specifies that

the heart can found within the tempestuous mortal Bastion

So, the Bastion is one of a mortal dreamer. It is also said that

A Bastion only exists for the span of a single dream. When the dreamer wakes, whether naturally or because a paradigm shift jarred them awake, the Bastion crumbles and disappears

What happens when the Bastion containing the Huntsman’s heart crumbles? Does it destroy the heart, which implies that a Huntsman only exist for the span of a single dream? That would seem to contradict the "Wild Hunt" paragraph

so long as their heart beats in their stolen Bastion, they reform somewhere in the Hedge within a month’s time to start again. And even when the heart itself is destroyed and the Huntsman is no more, the animating Title’s fire flits back to the Keeper whence it came

It seems clear that the designers intended for the Huntsman’s existence to last longer than a dream, but the rules don’t seem to support that.

Does the True Fae move the heart to a different Bastion every night? That would seem very… tedious to do for one of the Gentry. It doesn’t really make sense to me.

So, how can a Huntsman exist for longer than a single dream?

What explicit player-side rules exist for reflavoring races/classes?

Wizards’ spellbooks and artificer "magic" are explicitly called out as being reflavorable–that is, as long as everything has the same numbers, a "spellbook" doesn’t need to be a book, and artificer "spells" don’t need to look like classic magic spells. I think I remember seeing some passage about being allowed to reflavor spells in general, such as learning magic missile but casting it by creating a floating skull that spews spooky blobs of pain (as long as the skull doesn’t do anything other than deal 1d4+1 force damage three times), but I skimmed the magic section of the PHB and couldn’t find it.

Spellcasting focuses and musical instruments are also given as open lists, including some example items and their prices/weights, but stating that, for example, an arcane focus can be "some similar item". What exactly this means for a character’s gold pouch and carrying capacity is unclear, but it is another example of something that explicitly allows players to–as long as they don’t receive any gameplay benefit–reflavor things to their tastes.

Are there any other rules like this, be they specific to a certain racial trait or class feature, or a more general "hey you’re allowed to change things up as long as they don’t affect gameplay"? I know that the DMG has guidelines for all sorts of alterations that you can make, but that seems like more of a soft suggestion than something that’s definitively legal. This question isn’t meant to be AL-specific, but using it as an example since it is an environment where DMs generally can’t just go "oh I like that idea sure you can do it"… Could an AL player have a Medium-sized non-venomous drider who’s bad at climbing by playing a drow and simply saying that their character is a drider*? Or could an AL player make a barbarian fight not by entering a primal rage, but by consuming a can of vitamin-rich spinach? Or, things in that vein that are related to some specific other race/racial trait or class/class feature?

*Actually, I just checked the AL rules and they say there that you can reskin races, so maybe AL isn’t the best example situation here. In general, I just mean "some setting where houserules and homebrew aren’t allowed."

Do pocket watches exist and how much do they cost in d&d in the worlds of classic fantasy?

Do pocket watches exist, how much do they cost and how much do they weigh in d&d in the worlds of classic fantasy? Like Faerûn, Dragonlance, or Greyhawk? I am interested in the ability to track time up to a minute.

I have found the following comment of Ed Greenwood on sageadvice, according to which the wealthy merchants, nobles and warehousekeepers use pocket watches most often in the Realms, and that it is customary to wear watches on a chain around the neck, not on the wrist. But I could not find the recommended price and weight for a pocket watch in the official materials.

Editions from 2nd to 5th are of interest. If you manage to find this information, please mention to which edition the material that contains it belongs, if possible. Thanks.

$L_2$ = {a,k | is a 3DNF (disjunctive normal form) and exist z such that safifies exactly k clauses in a} Validity of reduction $VC \leq_p L_2$

I have the following question :

$ L_2$ = {$ a,k$ | $ a$ is a 3DNF (disjunctive normal form) and exist $ z$ such that satisfies exactly $ k$ clauses in $ a$ }

I know that $ L_2 \in NPC$ .

Show that $ L_2 \in NP$ is relatively easy, I’ll skip that part.

I try to show that $ L_2 \in NPC$ using a reduction from $ VC \leq_p L_2$ (VC is vertex cover which we know in its $ NPC$ )

I defined the following function $ f$ :

$ $ f(G,k)=(a,k)$ $

I thought of something like that for each node $ i$ in $ G$ will define a literal $ x_i$ , and make it in $ 3DNF$ format, $ a=\bigvee(x_i \wedge x_i \wedge x_i)$ where $ 1 \leq i \leq n$ where $ n$ is the number of nodes in $ G$ . We can define that following $ z$ such that $ z$ safifies exactly $ k$ clauses, just give $ ‘1’$ literal $ x_i$ such that the node $ i$ is in the VC, and $ ‘0’$ otherwise, so such $ z$ exists.

So easy to see that $ (G,k) \in VC \implies (a,k) \in L_2$ since we showed explicitly such $ z$ that safifies exactly $ k$ clauses.

But I’m not sure the other side holds $ (G,k) \not\in VC \implies (a,k)\not\in L_2$ we given a graph that doesn’t have VC in size $ k$ but I think due to my building of a ($ a=\bigvee(x_i \wedge x_i \wedge x_i)$ ) we can find $ z$ that safifies exactly $ k$ clauses (actually we can find $ z$ that safifies $ x$ clauses where $ 1 \leq x \leq n$ where $ n$ is number of nodes in G.

So my reduction doesn’t hold?


Does an OGL Version of D6-Legend exist?

I’m wondering. I saw a few references that aside from the normal D6 also D6 legend could be OGL. (d6that is success based and 5+ is a success).

When I searched I stumbled only over one single book there that didn’t seem very official and deviated greatly from d6 legend as it had 3+ as a success.

So my question is: is there a OGL variant of d6 legend?

Does exist a technology to monitor memory and filesystem vps?

Hello I’m looking for a vps to check my untrusted machine network activity. Because I suspect to have a spyware I want try to redirect all my traffic to the vps so that I can check it. But I want a really safe vps, for example something that monitor the vps filesystem and/or memory (from the point of view of the hypervisor then from outside the vps) and tell me if anything of suspicious is installed or loaded in the memory. A friend told me that many years ago vmware had a tecnology called vsafe. Anyone know if exist anything like that ? (I don’t ask about any provider because I don’t want make spam). Please I’m not looking for a network intrusion detection because the danger come from my own machine.

Is it possible to run commands that exist only on the host on a docker container?

We would like to harden our Docker Image and remove redundant software from it. Our Devs and Ops asked to keep some Linux tools used for debugging on the containers running on our Kubernetes Prod environment.

I’ve read this post: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-inspect-kubernetes-networking

And it made me wonder, is it possible to run commands that exist only on the host, on a container (which those commands have been removed from)?

If so is there a difference between commands that have been removed from the container than ones that the user don’t have permissions to run?

P.S. How do the tools in the above mentioned post work?

Thanks for the help! 🙂