"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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Dethek was a runic script used by dwarves and a few other humanoid races to record language, usually by engraving stone or fine metal. Its runes were constructed from straight lines for easier carving in hard surfaces. There were runes for letters and numbers, as well as ideograms for certain ideas and concepts, but Dethek lacked punctuation.

The Dethek alphabet was transliterated like so:

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The use of runes for writing dated back to the beginning of recorded history in Faerûn. One example of the spread of Dethek use was between the gold dwarves of the Great Rift and the people of Unther. Close association and trade led to the adoption of Dethek for recording the Untheric language. The Dethek system of writing went on to become the most widespread and popular runic script by the 14th century DR.

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Candlekeep Mysteries is an adventure anthology for the 5th-edition Dungeons & Dragons ruleset released on March 16th, 2021. It features a collection of many mystery-themed adventures based around Candlekeep, the great temple-library.
An anthology of seventeen mystery-themed adventures for the world's greatest roleplaying game.

Candlekeep attracts scholars like a flame attracts moths. Historians, sages, and others who crave knowledge flock to this library fortress to peruse its vast collection of books, scribbled into which are the answers to the mysteries that bedevil them. Many of these books contain their own mysteries — each one a doorway to adventure. Dare you cross that threshold?

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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 11 Tarsakh, or the 11th of the Claw of Storms. Selûne is a waning crescent moon 🌘.  

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The fabled City of Brass.

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