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Elminster: The Making of a Mage is the first book in the open-ended Elminster series.

In ancient days, sorcerers sought to learn the One True Spell that would give them power over all the world and understanding of all magic... The One True Spell was a woman, and her name was Mystra—and her kisses were wonderful.
– Priest Halivon Tharnstar, Tales Told to a Blind Wizard

It is the time before Myth Drannor, when the Heartlands are home to barbarians, and wicked dragons rule the skies. In these ancient days, Elminster is a shepherd boy, dreaming of adventure and heroics. When a dragon-riding magelord sweeps down upon him, though, the boy is thrust into a world of harsh realities, corrupt rulers, and evil sorcerers.

With patience and grit, Elminster sets about to change all that. The result of his labors is a world reborn and a mage made.

The origins of Elminster, mightiest mage in Faerûn, have long been lost in the wash of time. Only the old wizard himself remembers how he came into being, and he hasn't told. Until now...

Summary[]

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Index[]

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Characters[]

AdarbronAlarashanMourngrym AmcathraAnauviirAnderAnglathammarothArghelAsglynAshandaAsmarthaBelaur AumarElminster AumarEthryn AumarBaerithrynBaeroldPhaernos BauldynBellardKlaern BlaenbarKorlar BlaenbarOthkyn BlaenbarTharl BloodbarBrerestBriostBruarnBuddaeaChlasaDelsarnDlartananUndarl DragonriderMalanthor DrymmDunsteenEngarlEthFarlGalathGaradicGartosNanue GlarneirGralkynDorgon HeamiiolothtarHalidarHaniburHathanNeldryn HawklynHavilynTaraj HurlymmIlhundylIsparlaIthboltarIthymChantlarn IyrmerrJanatha GlarmeirJannathDaera JavalLarrinLhaeoShandathe LlaerinLhangaern MaermirMaulyghMauriMinterMithtynOthyl NaerimminNaneethNasarnNindBethgarl NreamsSaphardin OlenOrdranJansibal OtharrOthbarOthglarRuvaenRhaegarRiolSamvarSargethThalorn SelembanShildoSeldinor StormcloakHelm StonebladeMyrjala TalithynTartheTassabraCaladar ThaerynIldryn ThallinHalivon TharnstarTharpBelargh ThulinDarrigo TrumppettowerPeeryst TrumpettowerRoaruld Trumpettower
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AghelynAglosAlaundoAmatheAmmutheAntaerlKhelben ArunsunAthaealCauln AumarElthaun AumarFelodar AumarNrymm AumarOthglas AumarDaeraDlaedraThorndar ErlinThaldeth FaerossdarFentarnHalindar DrounnAmrythale GoldsheafHarskurBerdece HettirSyndrael HornweatherAstragarl HornwoodTheldaun IeirsonIrtilSundral MorthynNalithObaergOndilKadeln OlothstarOrglarShantal OthreierRindolAlabaertha ShumgolrarIthil SprandornBendoglaer SyndrathTassabraTeslaThaeravelThanaskHallivan TharnstarJhalivar ThrunnGlagarr ThormspurThorstelUrkitbaeranAumshar UrtrarLandorl ValadarmUthgrael AumarWaera

Creatures[]

beholder (death tyrant)dragon (blackbronzeredsilver • )elffaeriegolemhorsehuman (CalishiteNetherese • ) lichmind flayerpanthervulture (snow vulture)
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batcatbirddeerdogdwarffalconfireflyfishfoxfroggriffonhawkleucrottalionlizardlynxorcpegasusratsheepsnailspiderstirgeumber hulkwolfwraithwraithwizard

Items[]

Food & Drink
beercheesefirewinejalanthpotatosausagewine
Substances
emeraldflintgoldrubysilversteel
Weapons
boot daggerSword of the Stag

Locations[]

Buildings
Altar of MystraAmbletree ArmsCastle of SorceryDancing DryadDragonrider's TowerFloating TowerHorn KeepKissing WenchMorlin CastleMyrkiel's RestMystra's templeNarthil KeepUnicorn's HornWoodsedge InnWyrm Tower
Geographic Features
Delimbiyr RiverHalangorn ForestHigh ForestHorn HillsMystra's DanceWind Cavern
Regions
AthalantarDelimbiyr ValeFaerûnHaunted Vale
Settlements
AthagardHastarlHeldonLauntokNarthilSarn Torel
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Ansildabar's Last RestArdeepBarrowhillBelanchorBeregostCalimshanCities of the SeabreezeDalniirDarthilElembarElvedarrEvermeetFar TorelGreat SeaHaldreth's HornJanderLadyhouse FallsLuthkentMlembrynMurghômNetherilNimbralNine HellsOngwoodRing of BladesSarthrynSaskarShadowdaleSword CoastTashtanTavarayThyndlamdrivvarTorilUnicorn RunUpshynUthtowerWyrmwoodYarlith

Magic[]

Items
Crystal Chain of Bindingglowstonehealing potionLion SwordOndril's Book of Spellsscrying crystalspellbook
Miscellaneous
The ArtgemmagisterOne True Spellspellfire
Spells
eagle-eyesfireballfleshcreepprismatic wall

Miscellaneous[]

Art & Literature
Ballad of the StagDeath to All MagesMusings Of A Witch-Queen In ExileShards and SwordsTales Told TO A Blind WizardTeachings of an Angry Old MageTears Never CeaseTrail Tales of the NorthA Warrior's ViewsThe Way of the GodsThe Way of the WizardWhen Mages Go To WarWords To Would-be Apprentices
Other
chosenSelûne
Plants
duskwoodshadowtop
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drugpoisontattoo

Organizations[]

Brave BladesGlarneirKnights of the StagMagelordsMoonclawsRoyal WizardsVelvet Hands
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Bright ShieldsCalisharSeven Sisters

Religion[]

MystraTempusTyche
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AurilChaunteaHelmLathanderMalarMaskSharSuneTalosTyr

Appendix[]

Notes[]

This novel contained an entire chapter, entitled "Dark Times in Hastarl," that was cut from the final product. It contained a scene between Elminster, Farl, Tassabra, and the Magister of the time, Dorgon Heamilolothtar.[2] The missing chapter was released as a web article.

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