"Everyone needs to make his own life for himself, though. Cyrrollalee knows, I loved my mother, but she never understood why I chose music over merchandising, so I hit the road. The people who love us the most have more trouble accepting that we're different from them than strangers do."
Olive Ruskettle, famed halfling bard

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The Church of Ilmater was the religious organization dedicated to the worship and service of Ilmater, the Crying God. The clergy were dedicated to providing healing and succor to all in need, whatever the cost to themselves, as they believed life was sacred and that suffering to preserve it was holy. Misunderstood and scorned by those hard of heart, the Ilmatari were yet loved and relied upon by ordinary folk, and the church had the widest and most faithful following in all Faerûn. It was popular in the realms of Calimshan and Tethyr, was the state religion of the kingdoms of Damara and Impiltur, and was the civic deity of the city of Uzurr, while it was persecuted in Thay and Semphar.

The Ilmatari established their churches in areas stricken with poverty or oppression, and dedicated themselves to helping the sick and injured, the oppressed, and the poor. They gave healing and treatment; donated food, drink, and firewood; provided shelter for the homeless; offered moral support and counseling; and buried the dead. They also stood up for the persecuted, took risks to save people in danger, even sacrificed themselves for others.

Thanks to its practices and tenets, the Church of Ilmater produced many martyrs and saints, and was the only faith to have a saint known as "the Twice-Martyred". Many of these had an associated monastic order, each traditionally bearing the symbol of a flower, from the warrior monks of the Broken Ones to the oft-inebriated Order of Saint Dionysus. The church also had several affiliated knightly and paladin orders, such as the Companions of the Noble Heart and the Order of the Golden Cup. It had a dark side in the Cult of Shared Suffering, but this thorn in the church's side did not tarnish its reputation for goodness and charity.

New & Upcoming Releases

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Candlekeep Mysteries is an upcoming anthology for the 5th-edition Dungeons & Dragons ruleset that will be released on March 16th 2021. It will feature a collection of many mystery-themed adventures.
An anthology of seventeen mystery-themed adventures for the world's greatest roleplaying game.
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At the Spine of the World #4 by AJ Mendez and Aimee Garcia is the upcoming issue in the new At the Spine of the World series published by IDW Publishing in March 2021.
To rescue one of their own, Runa, Saarvin, and Patience must brave the mines! Out of the snow, can they survive the onslaught of enemies who await them?
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Dragon+ 36 was released on February 24th, 2021.

For the Realms, it has several maps for Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden, Ghosts of Saltmarsh and Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. It also features interviews with the contributors of the upcoming Candlekeep Mysteries.

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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.

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...it is 27 Alturiak, or the 27th of the Claw of Winter. Selûne is a waxing gibbous moon 🌔. On this day:

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St. Sollars the Twice-Martyred meets with adventurers over beers outside Castle Al-Amo.

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