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Dragon issue 246, Henchmen, was released in April 1998. It contained the following articles related to the Forgotten Realms:

The Wizard's Companion: The Care and Feeding of Homonculi[]

By Lloyd Brown III, illustrated by Susan Van Camp. p. 24

Wizards are loners by nature. Whether young or old, they spend their time studying to become more powerful, learning better spells, and enchanting potent items. They rarely have time for making close friends. [citation template]

Wyrms of the North: Malaeragoth[]

By Ed Greenwood, illustrated by Storn Cook. p. 56–60

Somewhere east of Waterdeep / lurks The Dragon Unseen. / Silent now his claws they creep / rending all; / Bodies fall, / watched by eyes of green / Orbs of patient death, / Sleepless they gleam / Above slaying breath / And jaws of thunder; / Smashing foes under / To further a bloody dream. [citation template]


Magic items[]

  • Gulkuluster's death wand


  • Ball of fangs
  • Breathbarb
  • Saphhire shield

The Great Hunt[]

By Elaine Cunningham, illustrated by Stephen Schwartz. p. 62–68

A short story about the Talons of Malar.[citation template]

Rogues Gallery: The Heroes of Selûne's Smile[]

By Dale Donovan, illustrated by Rags Morales. p. 70–74

Once there were told tales of a band of heroes who came together in the grand city of Waterdeep, at an inn known as Selûne's Smile. [citation template]


The Ecology of the Flumph[]

By Johnathan M. Richards, illustrated by Terry Dykstra. p. 76–81

FBeware the awesome might of the Flumph! No, really. We're serious! [citation template]

Bazaar of the Bizarre: Cauldrons and Cookery[]

By B.A. Landires, illustrated by Bob Klasnich. p. 82–85

Cooking utensils are mundane items that most PCs overlook as treasures. Fantasy literature includes many magical cauldrons and other cooking items. Here are a few more domestic magical items to spice up your game. [citation template]

Magical items[]

  • Bowl of plentiful porridge
  • Cauldron of dreams
  • Cauldron of gateways
  • Cauldron of the magi
  • Cauldron of planar travel
  • Chamber pot of concealment
  • Cleavers by Grog
  • Cookbook of Uzul
  • Cormac's wonder butter
  • Everful jug of lard
  • Hypnotic cauldron
  • Jan Jo's tea kettle
  • Medicine spoon
  • Pepper of the pyrolisk
  • Salt & pepper shakers of Ogg
  • Salts of dehydration
  • Seame cauldron
  • Spatula of lifting
  • Spirit cauldron

The Wizards Three: The Night it Wailed Wizards[]

By Ed Greenwood, illustrated by David Day. p. 86–92

A collection of spells by famous D&D wizards. [citation template]


  • Beneath the surface
  • Blade of memory
  • Brester's beam of light
  • Onsible's key
  • Runefinger
  • Smashing strike
  • Standfast
  • Tanatha's melt
  • Tentacled visage

ProFiles: Elaine Cunningham[]

By Allen Varney. p. 120

Author Elaine Cunningham discusses her novels Daughter of the Drow, Tangled Webs, and the new Evermeet: Island of Elves. [citation template]



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