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"One day we were riding across the Stonelands some leagues to the east of here when we saw a huge white fortress perched high on a hill. I asked him what he thought of the place. He said to me, 'Well, it's white on this side.' ...Don't jump to conclusions, lad! That's what it means. Believe what your eyes tell you, but only what they tell you, and no more."
– The paladin of Tyr known only as Trooper.

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Waukeen, the Merchant's Friend, but only if they share their wealth around.

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Waukeen was the goddess of commerce for much of the continent of Faerûn. She was known as the Merchant's Friend for her guiding hand in all forms of commerce (legal and otherwise); as Liberty's Maiden for her support of free and fair trade through honest bargaining based on supply and demand; and as the Golden Lady for her unabashed belief in the accumulation of wealth and, most importantly, the use of those riches to improve civilization for everyone. She was a relatively young deity, driven to accomplish her goals quickly and completely so she could move on to the next one. This impatient streak often led her to try alternate methods when "business as usual" resulted in an impasse, and manifested itself in her church which sometimes let the ends justify the means.

Her stubbornness likely led to her downfall during the Time of Troubles when she, like almost every other deity in the Faerûnian pantheon, was cast down to Toril and forced to inhabit the Prime Material Plane in avatar form. She joined up with Lliira and hatched a plan to get back to her realm in the Outlands, first by attempting to bribe Helm, who was guarding the Celestial Staircase, and then by striking a bargain with an archfiend of the Abyss, Lord Graz'zt. Unable to leave Toril in divine form, she temporarily bequeathed her divinity and portfolio to Lliira, only to be betrayed by Graz'zt and held prisoner for twelve years. During her long absence, not even Lliira knew her whereabouts and the church of Waukeen began to decline rapidly.

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Neverwinter: Dragonbone Vale, released on January 11th, 2022, is an expansion module for the massively-multiplayer role-playing game Neverwinter.
In Dragonbone Vale, the evil lich Valindra Shadowmantle has returned to threaten the Sword Coast alongside the Cult of the Dragon, who have come to possess an ancient artifact with the potential to amplify their foul rituals of undeath. Under the leadership of famed wizard Elminster Aumar, the brave Heroes of Neverwinter will need to work with the allied factions of Protector's Enclave, to reclaim the Dragonbone Vale and put a stop to the Cult's plans.
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Mindbreaker #3, released on December 15th, 2021, is the third issue in the comic series Mindbreaker which features the Heroes of Baldur's Gate and serves as a prelude to Baldur's Gate III.
Following last issue's disastrous turn of events, some of our heroes are missing, and the mind flayer threat is twisting ever deeper into the workings of the city. What secrets will be revealed, and what steps will the remaining Baldur's Gate heroes take to save their friends?
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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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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 25 Hammer, or the 25th of Deepwinter. Selûne is a waxing gibbous moon 🌔. On this day:

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The members of the Mindulgulph Mercenary Company scouting in the Shaar: Gayrlana, "Lady Bloodsword", their commander; Floshwa, a loxo wizardess; and Karrlon, a wemic scout.

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