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Cormyr: The Tearing of the Weave is an adventure module set in the Forgotten Realms using the Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 edition ruleset.

Cormyr: The Tearing of the Weave is the first-ever Forgotten Realms hardcover super-adventure! Designed to take characters from 4th to 8th level, the adventure pits the heroes against the evil agents of Shar and Cyric as they plot to corrupt the worship of Mystra, goddess of magic. The adventure begins in Cormyr, but the characters must also travel to the Plane of Shadow to thwart the villains' machinations.

Delve into Darkness, Bring the Truth to Light

Beyond the pristine façade of the Temple of Mystra, a sinister conspiracy threatens the future of Cormyr. Profane acts within the temple hearken to a mounting threat in the Vast Swamp. Adventurers must cross into the Plane of Shadow to unlock the truth about this growing darkness in time to thwart an attack against Cormyr and the goddess of magic herself.

This FORGOTTEN REALMS® campaign adventure is designed for characters of levels 4–7. It can be played as a stand-alone adventure or as the first adventure in a three-part series. Each encounter contains special tactical information for the Dungeon Master and expanded map features for ease of play.


  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Temple of Mystra
  • Chapter 2: Into the Vast Swamp
  • Chapter 3: Cormyr's Lost Refuge
  • Chapter 4: The Path of Shadows
  • Chapter 5: The Black Rift
  • Appendix


Cormyr: The Tearing of the Weave was designed by Richard Baker, David Noonan, Bruce R. Cordell, James Wyatt, and Matthew Sernett, and designed for four 4th-level PCs who are expected to reach 7th or 8th level by the conclusion. Based in Wheloon in Cormyr, the Vast Swamp, and the Plane of Shadow in 1374 DR, it sees players investigate a false temple of Mystra, battle through lizardfolk, and uncover a plot by followers of Shar and Cyric to tear a hole in the Weave to create a vast dead-magic zone.


A new temple to Mystra has been built in the town of Wheloon. A traveling cleric of the Lady of Mysteries is overjoyed that his faith finally has a temple in Cormyr but when he goes to visit it he barely escapes with his life. He hires the players to investigate. Once inside, they discover that the priesthood is dominating magically adept supplicants and sending them into the Vast Swamp. Following the trail, they meet some lizardfolk who reveal that some of their brethren are being turned into undead and the dominated people go into a castle but never come out again. The undead guard the castle and the party has to fight their way through them to reach a portal to the Plane of Shadow. On the Shadow Plane, they find a monastery and discover a plot by Sharran and Cyricist priests to create a huge area of dead magic. From there they descend into a canyon and battle their way through the native creatures of the plane to find Despayr, the black dragon behind the entire plot. If the party succeeds, the Weave will heal itself, if they fail, Cormyr is in serious trouble.


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Naedaenya ArthasAsantaAshalaBaerillAmnic BasultMela BasultBestra MornscrollDavaDespayrKatriana DonoharCoobert DraftworthTunaster DranikBineera EtharDeinyn FembrysLondal FenGathanGhaanDurgen GlintstoneGraskGrussAlbhaera HaerldounHalishHannoKareem HastithIsti-ZarKessessekKevrinKossaandarKruthaakKurashMalkarionMaurranMendiosBuldegas MhaerkoonMhairNym "Slowtooth" NindarZendaros RallogarSarp RedbeardIllumor SendeverSmileSmoteShaalabhakKetsarra ShadowscaleShan TharSithenSithierelSteersisskThendricThieravenOrlenstar ThirthornMaximanus ThollTholwickVeera WavecrestNorry WaywocketWhispermere guardianZephan
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ChonisHarrandave DonoharDuncanDusk LordEncharaKlaire GatewoodEsvele GraycastleJhalass HuntsilverKenniwickAzoun Obarskyr IIIBoldovar ObarskyrBryntarth ObarskyrDhalmass ObarskyrGalaghard Obarskyr IIIPalaghard Obarskyr ISkurge (unnamed) • SambarTyra


bat (swarm)
shadow guardtemple guard
banelarblack dragondark one (dark creeperdark stalker) • displacer serpentearth elementalephemeral (dusk beast) • grelllesser knell beetlelizardfolk (BlackscalePoison Dusk) • otyugh (amphibious) • shadar-kaishadow beast (khumatghirrash) • shadow elementalshadow mastiffshambling moundshocker lizardstatue of Mystrastirgeviper (small) • will-o'-wisp
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Buildings & Sites
23 Impil StreetBasult's BooksThe GreenGod's GroveGolden RuinsHaerldoun's Helms and ShieldsHanno's Herbs and MedicinesHarvest HallHermit's WoodLantern Inn and BoathouseLost RefugeRallogar's HardwareOldstone HallSendever's StablesShadow CitadelShadowscale WarrenSharptooth EncampmentSkull StaffSlowtooth WeaponryTemple of MystraTemple of Old NightTomb of ChonisLost RefugeWheloon JailWheloon MoothouseWheloon Watch HouseWyvern Ferry RouteWyvern Watch InnUnknown Shrine
Hullack TrailImpil StreetWay of the Manticore
Black RiftBlack Tree Benddark lakeEastern PlainsRathool's PoolShadow SwampVast SwampWhispermereWyvernflow
Plane of Shadow
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ArabelArchendaleBogbrookCalimportChonis' TempleDarkflow RiverHouse of NightEsparinImmerseaMarsemberMonksbladeNine HellsSaerloonShadowdaleSea of Fallen StarsSemberholmeSembiaSessrendaleThunder PeaksTower of Mystery


Weavedead-magic zone
Magical items
disc of secretsgal-ralanshadow shardStarry Gnosisstone salve
Magical sites
Dusk Lord's PassageDusk Lord's thronefailed Shadow Gate
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arcane markdiscern lieslens of detectionsilent imageslaying arrowslippers of spider climbingundetectable alignment


Cormyrean Coins Coster
Purple DragonsWheloon Watch
War Wizards
BlackscalePoison DuskShadowscaleSharptooth
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Witch Lords


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assassin vine winechakramGoblin WarNecremePreparing for the Sacred Trustsacred lizardfolk poisonshadowlight oilshadowstuffsnail-and-eel souputterdark
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shadow essencemedium spider venom



  • Designers: Richard Baker, Bruce R. Cordell, David Noonan, Matthew Sernett, James Wyatt
  • Editor: John Thompson
  • Editing Manager: Kim Mohan
  • Design Manager: Christopher Perkins
  • Development Manager: Jesse Decker
  • Senior Art Director D&D: Stacy Longstreet
  • Director of RPG R&D: Bill Slavicsek
  • Production Managers: Josh Fischer, Randall Crews
  • Forgotten Realms Art Director: Kate Irwin
  • Cover Artist: William O'Connor
  • Interior Artists: William O'Connor, Jim Pavelec, Chris Dien
  • Graphic Designer: Robert Raper
  • Cartographer: Robert Lazzaretti
  • Tactical Map Design: Nick Isaac
  • Graphic Production Specialist: Angelika Lokotz
  • Image Technician: Sven Bolen


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