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CoRB Map of the Vast
The Vast was a land in north Faerûn resting along the north coast of Inner Sea, bounded by the Dragon Reach in the west; the Earthspur Mountains, the Gray Forest, and Impiltur in the east; and the Moonsea and Damara in the north. It was a land of open spaces and rolling farmlands, sparsely settled but far from empty. It was home to fertile fields and hunting grounds; long rivers like the Fire and the Vesper; old-growth forests like the Brynwood and Adhe Wood that survived logging, as well as new-growth woodlands; and the great mountain ranges of the Earthspurs that girded it and the Earthfasts that ran through to meet the sea at sheer cliffs.

Over its history, the Vast was home to many great cities and realms. There was the ancient elf city of Ylraphon, an outpost Cormanthyr and once the abode of the famed Srinshee. Among the oldest human cities north of the Inner Sea were Procampur, orderly, mannered, and proud; and Tsurlagol, oft-ruined yet the Gateway to the Unapproachable East; both settled by the fallen Jhaamdathan Empire. There was also Vastar, for which the land was named, an ancient orcish nation with a turbulent history of strife and hordes that poured into other lands. It fell to the dwarf kingdom of Roldilar, the Realm of Glimmering Swords, a brief but shining surface holding for the Stout Folk. Next came the so-called Time of Glorious Fools, a fresh wave of human settlement and human adventurers who carved a new land out of the ashes of the old, giving rise to the new cities of Calaunt, corrupt and gloomy and foul; Tantras, boisterous and home to many temples, and once even the god Torm the True; and finally the famous Ravens Bluff, the Living City, freewheeling, vibrant, and a city of adventurers. Lastly, these three united in the nation of Vesperin, a neutral land of trade and intrigue in the 15th century.

The peoples of the Vast were diverse: there were orcs and goblinkin; dwarves, halflings, gnomes, and elves; and a variety of human immigrants, Chondathan, Damaran and even immigrants of far-eastern Thesk. On one hand, Vast folk oft-preferred to keep to themselves, satisfied with home and community, feeling one with their land. On the other, they were known as adventurers, explorers, and pioneers, with a spirit of daring, optimism, and opportunity, more so than anywhere else in Faerûn. Here all the monsters and evils of the world seemed more easily defeated and the heroes to win out more often, by pluck, determination, or luck.

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A Darkened Wish #1 by B. Dave Walters is the first of a new five-issue comic series published by IDW Publishing. It was released on February 28th, and is set around the Sea of Swords.
When war threatens the Moonshae Isles, legendary heroes return to defeat the forces of an unthinkable foe. The Forgotten Realms are changed forever as young wizard Helene and her friends grow from raw recruits on the streets of Mintarn into powerful warriors.
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Dragon+ 24 was released on February 27, 2019.

For the Forgotten Realms, it gives previews of the upcoming Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage Board Game and Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms's new characters, and an interview with B. Dave Walters about a new comic from IDW, A Darkened Wish.

It also presents the winning results of a contest to create the "Terror of Undermountain", and maps for that dungeon from the adventure module Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage.

Finally, in short fiction, there is Dave Gross's "Law and Order", telling of Rasaad yn Bashir's early years as a pickpocket on the streets of Calimport.

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The AD&D Trading Cards are a range of trading cards published by TSR, Inc. between 1991 and 1993. They were first introduced by James Ward in Dragon #160, with an insert of 17 cards, mostly based on popular characters from various AD&D novels and video games, and were intended to test the waters for a potential trading card product line. These proved popular, and more cards were produced. They were released in three separate yearly sets, and each set consisted of two different series. The 1992 and 1993 sets include additional promotional and rare cards.

The cards adhere to 2nd-edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons rules, and present popular characters, creatures, and items from many of TSR's game worlds, including the Forgotten Realms, Dark Sun, and Greyhawk settings, as well as new creations found nowhere else. The front of each card features artwork either re-used from other TSR products or original to the Trading Cards range. These images were outlined by a solid color that indicated series and rarity. The backs presented short blurbs and rules information.

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...it is 24 Tarsakh, or the 24th of the Claw of Storms. Selûne is in the first quarter 🌓.   

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