Dragon issue 417 was released in PDF format only in November of 2012. It contained the following articles related to the Forgotten Realms:

History Check: The Blood WarEdit

By Sterling Hershey, Illustrated by Mark Winters. p. 4–7

The fiendish war between the baatezu and the tanar’ri has waged since time immemorial. How did it begin, and will it ever end? [citation template]

Bazaar of the Bizarre: Magic DiceEdit

By Alana Joli Abbott, Illustrated by Hector Ortiz. p. 8–10

I guess you could say we’re on a roll. Lucky Bags o' Bones, Four-Sided Caltrops, and more. [citation template]

History Check: That Shadow That WasEdit

By Derek Guder, Illustrated by Noah Bradley. p. 11

Orcus died, and then he came back — a fitting tale for the Demon Prince of Undeath.

The Ecology of the SuccubusEdit

By Steve Townshend, Illustrated by Mark Winters. p. 16–23

A scholarly treatise on the Succubus. [citation template]

Eye on the Realms: The Sword of SpellsEdit

By Ed Greenwood, Illustrated by Sam Carr. p. 24–27

Wizards across the Realms live in fear of a sentient sword that flies across the Realms unbidden, slaying spellcasters to slake its thirst for magic. [citation template]



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