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The githyanki were dwellers of the Astral Plane. Their militaristic society was built on war and pillaging, and their entire decadent culture was proud and xenophobic, seeing all other civilizations merely as targets for conquest.

As former slaves of the mind flayers, the gith were experimented on and manipulated, developing powerful psionic abilities as a result. United under their leader Gith, they eventually rebelled against their masters, finally winning their freedom and bringing the mind flayers to the brink of extinction. Differences over how to conduct their society led to a schism and a violent civil war, which ended with the pacifist githzerai fleeing to Limbo and the warlike githyanki moving to the Astral.

Always on the lookout for signs of mind flayer activity and constantly hunting their hated githzerai kin, the githyanki conducted frequent raids on the Material Plane, riding their red dragon allies and aboard their plane-shifting spelljammers. In Realmspace, they maintained a base in Stardock, an asteroid of the Tears of Selûne in orbit around Toril.

New & Upcoming Releases

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Mindbreaker #2, released on November 24th, 2021, is the second issue in the comic series Mindbreaker which features the Heroes of Baldur's Gate and serves as a prelude to Baldur's Gate III.
The threat grows as the prelude to the much-anticipated Baldur's Gate III continues! As Krydle, Delina, Shandie, Nerys, Minsc, and Boo disrupt the portal ritual and narrowly escape the cultists, they find themselves with more questions than answers. To find those answers, the party decides to split up! What could possibly go wrong?
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Dragon+ 40 was released on November 23rd, 2021.

This latest issue focuses on a Dungeons & Dragons holiday gift guide, and contains an interview with the author of Dungeon Academy: No Humans Allowed. Maps and art from Candlekeep Mysteries and Fizban's Treasury of Dragons are provided.

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Dungeon Academy: No Humans Allowed!, released on November 2nd, 2021, is the first entry in a children's literature series focusing on an academy for monsters.
Welcome to Dungeon Academy, where monsters and creatures train for the dark world that awaits just beyond the dungeon walls! But Zellidora "Zelli" Stormclash is a bit—different. She’s the one thing monsters and creatures of the Forgotten Realms fear the most: Zelli is a human!
Knowing she'll never be accepted, Zelli's parents disguise her as a minotaur in hopes she’ll blend with the academy’s monstrous surroundings. Zelli does her work, keeps to herself, and becomes "invisible" to everyone.
While in History of Horrible Humans class, Zelli learns of the great human adventurer, Allidora Steelstrike, who oddly resembles her. Could Zelli also be a Steelstrike? Seeking answers to her true lineage, Zelli embarks on a dangerous adventure.

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Menzoberranzan is a Dungeons and Dragons computer game developed by DreamForge Intertainment and published by Strategic Simulations in 1994. It is a first-person role-playing game, similar in style to Eye of the Beholder and using the same engine as the previous Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession.

The game begins with the player controlling two heroes in a small village, which comes under attack by evil drow. They follow them into the Underdark to the mighty drow city of Menzoberranzan. Along the way, they encounter companions of varying races, and fight off foes from gnolls to yochlols and assemble the powerful Helm of Spiders. Notably, it is the first video game to star Drizzt Do'Urden.

Today in the Realms...

...it is 7 Nightal, or the 7th of the Drawing Down. Selûne is in the third quarter 🌗. On this day:

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Left: deep gnome; right: rock gnome; fighting kobolds.

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