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"Laws and rules must be observed at all times. Even by kings. For if a realm is a bright-armored knight, every rule broken is a piece torn away from his armor that a traitor's blade can thrust through later, with its wielder crying, "But in days gone by, so-and-so set aside this rule, why then cannot I?""
— Royal Magician Vangerdahast Aeiulvana, on the laws of Cormyr

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Ilbratha, the "Mistress of Battles", was an enchanted bloodstone-bedecked bronze short sword with a long and storied history. It had the distinction of being part of the royal regalia of two kingdoms, to be carried by their heirs: the Forest Kingdom of Cormyr on land and the merfolk kingdom of Eadraal in the Inner Sea. However, the sword was lost to both realms, its whereabouts unknown but always sought after.

To Cormyr, Ilbratha was one of the Lost Swords of State. It was commissioned by Azoun I and went with him on campaign against the kingdom of Valashar in the Year of the Leaping Hare, 376 DR. Ilbratha rallied the troops, becoming a symbol of power and of Azoun's victory over the Shoon Imperium. But it was lost in the wreck of the prince's ship, Valashar's Bane, then was rediscovered then lost, time and again.

Finally, it went under the waves again, becoming Haalorth, "the Warrior's Fang". It was swung by Tarag, a sea ogre chieftain and builder of the Axe Kingdoms. Then, famously, it was borne by the merfolk princes and princesses of Eadraal for some seven centuries, as the official Heir's Blade. Finally, in the Year of the Gauntlet, 1369 DR, the mermaid warrior princess Jian wielded it in battle against the conquering wereshark Iakhovas, until she was slain and the blade lost to history.

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Quests from the Infinite Staircase
Quests from the Infinite Staircase is an adventure anthology for the Dungeons & Dragons 5th-edition ruleset released on July 16. It updates and adapts six well-known adventurers from earlier editions of Dungeons & Dragons®: The Lost City, When a Star Falls, Beyond the Crystal Cave, Pharaoh, The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth, and Expedition to the Barrier Peaks, using the Infinite Staircase as a linking story.

Step through a Door to Adventure

The Infinite Staircase spirals in a dreamlike expanse, with doors leading to fantastic realms. It's home to the noble genie Nafas, who hears wishes made throughout the multiverse and recruits heroes to fulfill them. These pleas summon adventurers to lost caverns suffused with planar energy, fairytale gardens in the Feywild, futuristic spaceships, and other wondrous locales.

This anthology weaves together six classic Dungeons & Dragons® adventures while updating them for the game's fifth edition. You can run these quests individually or as a campaign that takes characters from level 1 to level 13.

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The Grand Tour is a limited-edition comic published by TSR, Inc. in 1996. Mainly used as promotional material for Dungeons & Dragons and its campaign setting, the Forgotten Realms, the comic features the now-mature characters from the Dungeons & Dragons animated series, and popular characters from the Realms itself.

The famed sextet of adventurers, Bobby, Diana, Eric, Hank, Sheila, and Presto, appear in Shadowdale after somehow arriving from a different world. During their journeys, they had befriended the magical unicorn, Uni, and even faced off against Tiamat herself. Now in Faerûn, they meet the Old Mage, Elminster, and the wizard of the group becomes his apprentice. Elminster and his new student explore the Realms, where they observe legends such as Drizzt Do'Urden and Qilué Veladorn, and even meet the well-known storyteller, Volothamp Geddarm.

Today in the Realms...

...it is 19 Flamerule, or the 19th of Summertide. Selûne is a waxing crescent moon 🌒. On this day:

Realmslore

  • Scarred Alley was a miserable neighborhood of Baldur's Gate wherein spellscarred people and animals were unofficially quarantined. Although the Order of Blue Flame established a mission there to care for them, Grand Duke Valarken took control of the area to try to inflect them with lycanthropy.
  • The Suzail Writ was one of the laws of Cormyr enacted as one of the last acts by King Azoun V. It bound the king to law, limited the powers of the nobility, and elevated the common people by granting inalienable rights to all, though some nobles opposed it, of course.
  • Seiroku Ashida was a highly determined and dedicated warrior who desired to destroy many evil creatures in order to please his god, and he followed the lessons of the priests in his village to this end.
  • High Mage of Silverymoon was the title of the ruler of the Gem of the North. A capable wizard, the High Mage was elected by the Silvaeren or chosen as a successor by the preceding High Mage, though one, Shaloss Ethenfrost, stole the title after deposing a Warlord.
  • Saeraede Lyonora was a Netherese sorceress who rose from her tomb as an ethereal undead horror known as the Slayer with the power to devour life and magic. She hunted those who'd disturbed her rest, including Elminster Aumar, and slew whole villages, armies, and adventuring companies.
  • "The Mermaid" was a song performed as a duet by the bards Lunasa Eveningwood and Merlin Fastfoot in Cormyr. It began: T'was Friday morn when we set sail, / and we were not far from the land, / when the captain, he spied a lovely mermaid, / with a comb and a glass in her hand.
  • A forsaken shell was an undead monster consisting of a full set of skin removed from the body of a slain or still-living creature. They would ambush lone victims and try to constrict and flay them, and hide the remains in little-used closests or under piles of unused stuff.
  • Jarus Brithandir was a Cormyrean Purple Dragon knight and adventurer whose party discovered an ancient tomb at the bottom of a crevasse in the Stonelands and were lost inside. They were rescued by adventurers from some other world called Eberron.

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An arcane trickster can perform legerdemain at a distance.

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