The Cult of the Eternal Flame was a cult devoted to Imix and one of the four cults responsible for the Elemental Evil crisis.[2]

Activities[edit | edit source]

The followers of the Eternal Flame cult were fascinated by the destructive power of fire in all its manifestations. They aspired to use the power of fire to eradicate the "corruption" of both civilization and nature using volcanic eruptions, forest fires, heat waves, and droughts, in order to herald a new world of ash and cinders ruled by fire alone. In the fire cultists' doctrine, the world and all its peoples were wicked and malformed, and the only hope was to purify everything, reducing all to smoking cinders.[3]

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

The Eternal Flame recruited from among those drawn to destruction for its own sake. This philosophy was very popular among creatures of elemental fire and even non-intelligent fire monsters served the fire cultists.[3]

Tactics and philosophy[edit | edit source]

The fire cultists' main personality traits were impetuousness, hotheadedness, and violence. However, they did not act like mindless savages; they used a touch of fiendish inventiveness in their impetuousness. In their forges managed by captured slaves, they created new instruments to advance their crazy philosophy. Fire cultists considered it a necessary step in their plan to unleash chaos over the world, to conquer, and to enslave.[3]

History[edit | edit source]

The modern fire cult began when Vanifer recovered one of the four elemental weapons crafted centuries before by the drow archmage and Elder Elemental Eye cultist Vizeran DeVir.[4]

All their work culminated in 1491 DR at in the Fane of the Eye, under the ruined dwarven city of Tyar-Besil. Working simultaneously with the other three elemental cults, the fire cultists tried to summon Imix to Toril using members of a missing diplomatic delegation from Mirabar and other captives as sacrifices.[5]

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Appearances[edit | edit source]

Princes of the Apocalypse
Video Games
Neverwinter (Elemental Evil, The Maze Engine)
Organized Play & Licensed Adventures
Embers of ElmwoodFlames of Kythorn

References[edit | edit source]

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