A few Abeiran dragons inhaled arambar in a complicated ritual before their sleep in hopes of gaining insights into current or past events in a specific area of knowledge. This process was not reliable, however, and most of the time the dragons who performed the ritual learned nothing. In a few and rare instances, dragons failed to wake up again, and in time faded to a wraith-like form called rathrea, gaining the ability to predict the future.
Arambar had other uses as well, such as its ability to grant temporary precognitive powers.
In 1385 DR, when the Spellplague sent the continent of Laerakond to the world of Toril, the arambar suffusing the land was so strong that it changed the portion of the Torilian sky over Laerakond from blue to steel-colored. The Steelsky persisted even a century after, as in 1479 DR the sky above Laerakond was still the color of steel.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 200. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 212. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
- ↑ Bruce R. Cordell (May 2009). “Gontal: Dominions of Nehu”. In Chris Youngs ed. Dragon #375 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 78.