- Zeromaru X went into the Narfell wilds to consult the ancient and terrible Hermit about the Time of Dragons and the Draco Holy Wars, learning of ancient realms like Argissthilliax and Darastriverthicha, and the kobold vassal state of Darastrixhurthi, before their fall in the first Dracorage. Returning to civilization, Zeromaru reported on mercury dragons and Gryznath, a black dragon Chosen. Now, there's just the small matter of a curse…
- Ir'revrykal also wrote of dragons: Augaurath, a ruler of the High Ice; Alhazmabad, who was lost in time; and Lorragauth, the Chained Wyrm, already dead, one hopes. Then, after reading the teasingly named The Fools Who've Stood Here Before You, he went on the trail of the great mage Archveult Tattercloak, consort of a gold dragon. He documented Archveult's spell dagger (a spell, not a dagger) and read his Thesis on Conditional Ruptures, which sounds like a feat in itself.
- We say well met to the voracious Vegepygmy, who first detailed their own kind, the mold folk, whose spores are hazardous to more than one's health. Vegepygmy went on to expand the menageries for countless other monsters, including meenlocks, umber hulks, and banderhobbs. In particular, Vegepygmy beheld more beholder-kin than thought wise, with death kisses, gauths, gazers, spectators, and more.
Featured ArticleEarthfast was a shield dwarven city in the Earthfast Mountains between Impiltur and the Vast, stretching from a high mountain valley down to the Earthroot area of the Underdark. It was a war-torn place, under constant siege from orcs and goblins in the 14th century DR. Though much of the city was abandoned, it was home to Alagh Rorncaurak, the Battlecavern of Unquenched Valor, a vast chasm and natural cathedral to the god Clangeddin Silverbeard and a key defense of the city.
Unending war took a terrible toll on the dwarves. Many women and children were slain, leaving men who all honored their parents as war-heroes. Earthfast dwarves were battle-hardened veterans, grim and moody sorts who worked and fought in utter silence, seeing stealth as a virtue and vital defense. They were even head-hunters, seizing the skulls of foes and stacking them in tidy pyramids in a great cavern. The greater the foe, the better the skull.
Nevertheless, Earthfast was an honorable ally who would still come to another's aid. They were allies of Impiltur early in its history. Centuries later, after befriending the renegade "Mithril Princess" Alusair of Cormyr, who helped break the siege, Earthfast dwarves joined King Azoun IV in his Crusade against the Tuigan Horde, defending and saving all of Faerûn at high cost to themselves.
New & Upcoming ReleasesA Darkened Wish #2 by B. Dave Walters with art by Tess Fowler is the second of a new five-issue comic series published by IDW Publishing. It will be released on July 24th, and is set around the Sea of Swords, following the adventures of the young wizard Helene and friends.
|“||Enter Hoondarrh: the Red Rage of Mintarn; the Sleeping Wyrm of Skadaurak; a red dragon of legendary size, cunning, and strength. None shall prevail against his might.||”|
Featured SourceDungeon magazine #75 was the 75th issue of Dungeon magazine. It was released in July 1999.
|“||A Priest of Talona has concocted the deadliest poison, and this Assassin's Guild is willing to kill for it.||”|
This adventure is set in the Vast in 1369 DR, using 2nd edition rules. Calispar Delgorth, a priest of Talona, works with the Vipers bandit gang from their hideout in the Brynwood to test a magic-resistant poison on the people of the hamlet of Sevenecho. Adventurers are asked by High Priest Randolph dul Umast of the local temple of Tymora, The Lady's Favor, to brave the Brynwood and seek a cure for the poison.
Today in the Realms...
- Worshipers of Garl Glittergold celebrate the Communion of Laughter with various activities.
- Worshipers of Torm observe the Divine Death to commemorate his self-sacrifice in the destruction of Bane.
- Worshipers of Tyr perform the ritual of the Maiming at which a giant gauntleted hand appears above the congregation and then disappears in an illusion of flaming blood.
- In 1358 DR, during the Time of Troubles, Bane and Torm battled in avatar form, destroying themselves and parts of Tantras.
- The verdan were a goodly race of goblinoids. Originally a tribe of Underdark-dwelling goblins, they were mutated by exposure to the mysterious entity That-Which-Endures.
- The Beloved Ranger statue in Baldur's Gate, erected by a local merchant, was dedicated to the ranger Minsc and his miniature giant space hamster companion Boo.
- The wizard Briel was schooled in magic by the Netherese lich Aumvor the Undying. Briel's memoirs were the primary source of insight into Aumvor's history post-Netheril.
- Tasirin was an archmage and spell developer who trained under the esteemed Mentor Wintercloak. Later in life, he lived in Silverymoon, where he befriended Elsura Dauniir.
- Arallia Silverbow, a moon elven rogue in Waterdeep, apprenticed under the crime lord Elaith Craulnober. She spent several months mapping the House of Stone for him.
- The Hexad was a faith involving the collective worship of six nature-based deities: Chauntea, Eldath, Mielikki, Silvanus, Aerdrie Faenya, and Rillifane Rallathil.
And, from the archives:
- Skystone, a rare mineral found in the Firepeaks mined by the dwarves of Siremun, was used to decorate buildings in Semphar.
- In −2021 DR, the Netherese arcanist Quantoul created yet another spell, Quantoul's selfmorph, later called polymorph self.
- The Order of the Golden Lion were an order of paladins of Torm dedicated to repairing the damage of the Time of Troubles.
- Blacker Crow adopted a distinctive style of dress to stand out, but it spawned imitators and saw him given credit for their deeds.
- Hupert Three-teeth, leader of a daring and successful thieves guild in Delzimmer, was a master of confidence scams.
- Halagothra the Healer was a revered figure of Tarmalune, hotly defended by the people, but none knew the source of her power.
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