"The gods do not grant to us all
The shining mantle of the hero.
Do what you can,
And it will be enough."
Baerauble, Lord High Mage of Cormyr,
inscribed on his tomb and a popular Cormyrean saying

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The Cathedral of Emerald Scales was a temple to Varae, the beast cult aspect of Sseth, located in the heart of Hlondeth in the Vilhon Reach. It was a huge green dome squeezed by a spiraling constrictor snake sculpture with an upturned head that spouted water. The fountain not only kept the surrounding swatch of jungle misty, but water filtered through the porous dome to create a constant gentle rain beneath. The dome was held up by 30 massive pillars carved with snakes, giving the area under the dome the name Forest of Serpents. Outside, the jungle garden was ensorcelled so that trespassers got lost for days in a steamy trap filled with tropical animals, birds, insects, and plants, many of them deadly. The entire compound was surrounded by a high, hollow wall known as the Wall of the Amphisbaena because it was sculpted to resemble a gigantic snake with a head at both ends.

Below the Cathedral were catacombs designed to be traversed by bodies with serpentine features and impede bipeds. Here were living quarters for the priests, staff, and ophidian guards; brood chambers tended by histachii; laboratories for bizarre experiments that produced things akin to mongrelfolk; "prison pantries", where a menagerie of creatures were grown for food (including a deepspawn or two); and the lavishly furnished chambers of the high priestess, a yuan-ti abomination named Medusanna Mhairdaul.

New & Upcoming Releases

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Baldur's Gate III is a computer game released (in early access) on October 6th, 2020, by Larian Studios and the third game in the Baldur's Gate series. It is based on a highly modified version of the 5th-edition Dungeons & Dragons ruleset and is set after the Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus tabletop adventure.
An ancient evil has returned to Baldur's Gate, intent on devouring it from the inside out. The fate of Faerûn lies in your hands. Alone, you may resist. But together, you can overcome.
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Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden is a new adventure module for the 5th-edition Dungeons & Dragons ruleset released on September 15th, 2020. Set in Icewind Dale, it pits adventurers against the followers of Auril, goddess of winter.
Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden is a tale of dark terror that revisits the forlorn, flickering candlelights of civilization known as Ten-Towns and sheds light on the many bone-chilling locations that surround these frontier settlements.
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Dragon+ 34 was released on October 22nd, 2020.

For the Realms, it has previews for Tasha's Cauldron of Everything and other upcoming releases, a 25-page solo adventure set in Icewind Dale, and a short story that ties into Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden.

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Blood & Magic is a real-time strategy computer game released by Interplay Productions in 1996. Using the Dungeons & Dragons license, it is set in the newly invented Utter East region of the Forgotten Realms campaign setting. It would inspire elements of the Double Diamond Triangle Saga and Faces of Deception novels in 1998.

Players take the roles of mages who command armies of basal golems, humanoids, and monsters summoned from bloodforges and transformed at sacred shrines using the atypical resource of mana. They wage battles against AI opponents or each other in the multiplayer mode. The single-player game features six campaigns, with the option to play opposing sides and randomized battles, across a total of fifteen maps. Stories range from sword-and-sorcery to romance to comedy to an epic campaign of conquest.

Today in the Realms...

...it is 27 Marpenoth, or the 27th of Leaffall. Selûne is a waxing gibbous moon 🌔. On this day:

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