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"Hope is the key. The future will be better than the past, or the present. Without this belief, there is only the self-indulgent, ultimately empty striving of the present, as in drow society, or simple despair, the time of life wasted in waiting for death."
Drizzt Do'Urden

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We don't want to boar you, but this is all we can show.

Spelljammin'.

  • The D&D movie now has a name—Honor Among Thieves—and those who saw the sizzle reel are teasing us with dragon chases, arena battles, a displacer beast, and more, and we're piecing it all together. But we rolled a 20 on our Investigation check and the Forgotten Realms Wiki can exclusively report a hot new fact about the movie: as well as Neverwinter, it will also be set in the town of Triboar! Fear not, the Realmslore will be on display. (And we hope our previous April Fools gags on the very same theme don't harm our credibility.)
  • Interactive maps are back! Scroll, zoom, click on a pin, and see where it takes you. Check out our growing map library here, then wait while we cover the rest of this vast planet.
  • Meanwhile, the FRW has passed 43,000 articles and counting! Regis87 finally claimed the milestone with earth walk.
  • Regis87 has been delving into divine magic, documenting such spells as the crypt ward used by dwarf priests of Dumathoin, perhaps to protect against the curse of the revenancer cast by drow clerics of Kiaransalee. And for clerics of Lolth, she found a powerful healing spell, the cloak of gaer. (What is a gaer, anyway? Maybe we don't want to know.)
  • Arodp88 has headed to Triboar, pitching a tent on the caravan campground and then visiting the apothecary for a refreshing sweetwater. It made a nice change from avoiding the draconic creatures of Orogoth.
  • In Leilon, Malte Martin rented a barge from Rorsta Anvilhand and set off for the Mere of Dead Men, only to see it capsized by a rot troll. Fortunately, Malte was captured/rescued by a band of lizardfolk led by Hissain, and was helped back to civilization by Slosh.
  • We welcome MRackham, who came from another world with Avnon Des, a priest of the Shadow God. (Is it Mask? Or isn't it?)
  • In our Legacy of the Green Regent campaign, our heroes have defeated the goblin bandits and a wererat wizard, but can they now cure his victims of their lycanthropy?

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Eilistraee was the chaotic good drow goddess of song, dance, swordwork, hunting, moonlight, goodness, and beauty, within the drow pantheon known as the Dark Seldarine. She was the patroness and protectress of the few dark elves who longed to return to the surface and live there, at peace with other races, and to abandon the endless conflicts and intrigues that dominated the lives of most drow.

She was often referred to as the Dark Maiden, the Lady of the Dance, or Lady Silverhair, and sometimes The Dark Dancer, among other titles. After 1375 DR, for a brief time and while her faith subsumed that of her brother, the Masked Lord Vhaeraun, she became known as The Masked Lady.

Eilistraee was the daughter of Araushnee and Corellon Larethian, a free-spirited and kind-hearted goddess, with a fiery streak in her personality. After Araushnee's treachery almost made her slay her own father when a host of evil deities assaulted Arvandor, even as she was cleared from any guilt, Eilistraee chose to share her mother's exile. She made that choice because she knew that the drow would need her light in the times to come. After the descent of the drow, Eilistraee tried her best to be a mother goddess to her people and bring them the hope of a new life: she fought to lead them back to the lands of light, helping them to flourish and prosper in harmony with all other races, free from Lolth's tyranny. Hers was an uphill battle, however, as her power was little and she was opposed by all the gods of the Dark Seldarine. But, despite having to overcome many hardships and setbacks, Eilistraee never gave up fighting for her people.

In the 1370s DR, her conflict with her mother over the souls of the drow race ultimately led to Eilistraee's defeat and temporary disappearance. It lasted for about a century, until the Second Sundering, when Eilistraee returned to life and to her followers.

New & Upcoming Releases

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Dragon+ 41 was released on March 22nd, 2022.

This issue has a look at the upcoming Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel, the Dragonbone Vale expansion for Neverwinter, and the playable races of Mordenkainen Presents: Monsters of the Multiverse. It also presents artwork and maps for Candlekeep Mysteries and Fizban's Treasury of Dragons. Finally, there is a discussion of translating D&D to other languages.

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Mindbreaker #5, released on February 23rd, 2021, is the fifth and final 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 prelude to Baldur's Gate III reaches its ultimate conclusion! Minsc, Boo, Delina, Krydle, Shandie, and Nerys have fought terrible foes, but this one may be the worst. With one of their own facing a fate worse than death, can the Baldur's Gate heroes stop the Mindbreaker? And if they do, will it even make a difference for their friend?
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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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Treasures of the Savage Frontier is a Dungeons and Dragons computer game developed by Stormfront Studios and published by Strategic Simulations, Inc. It is the sequel to the popular Gateway to the Savage Frontier video games, and was the first ever role-playing video game to feature romance with an AI companion.

The players are the famed Heroes of Ascore who recently halted the Zhentarim's plans to conquer the Savage Frontier and the Moonsea. Continuing this journey of heroism, they are called upon to protect ambassadors from the Lords' Alliance. In a turn of events, the Zhentarim and their allies regroup, abduct the ambassadors one by one, and "replace" them. The new "ambassadors" of the Lords' Alliance smear the Heroes of Ascore as traitors, and the party must regain their well-earned name. Treasures of the Savage Frontier sees the party reaching new heights, from freeing the oppressed people of Farr Windward to slaying the great white dragon, Freezefire.

Today in the Realms...

...it is 17 Mirtul, or the 17th of the Melting. Selûne is a waxing crescent moon 🌒. On this day:

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