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  • Deciding to see it while he still can, BadCatMan went to the well-defended trade city of Elturel, exploring from the Docks to the High District via the Winter Garden and seeing the imposing Helm's Shieldhall. He learned about the legendary Hellriders and how safe and secure the city was. When he asked about thieves, he learned from the Hellriders just how safe and secure. After doing some detective work on counterfeit Elturian Grey cheeses at the Bent Helm tavern, he spent a sleepless night at the Oar and Wagonwheel Inn, blaming the noise rather than the cheese, but it beat the dungeons. He apologizes for missing the Clacks again, but promises the time was spent working on the wiki in other ways.

That happened.

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Goliaths - Steve Argyle
Goliaths were a nomadic race of humanoids who roamed the cold, mountainous regions of Toril, but their exploratory nature occasionally brought individuals or small groups to more temperate and populated areas. A typical goliath stood between 7 and 8 feet (210 to 240 cm) tall and weighed 280–340 lb (127–154 kg). They were very strong and had extremely tough skin that varied in shade from gray to brown with distinctive markings in darker shades. Goliaths believed these markings were an abstract map of their destiny and for this reason never tattooed themselves for fear of altering their fate for the worse.

Fiercely competitive, especially with themselves, goliaths kept a running account of their accomplishments and personal bests, and always desired to improve. Those not familiar with goliath culture could misconstrue this as boasting, but to them it was the matter-of-fact measure of their lives—goliaths looked upon cheating, gloating, holding grudges, and whining with disdain. They lived by the maxim "Today's rival is tomorrow's teammate."

Goliaths tried to get along with anyone that didn't threaten their livelihood, but expected everyone to pull their own weight and contribute to an endeavor. They were particularly fond of dwarves and their weapons-crafting skills, enough that goliaths would venture underground to seek out trading opportunities. They were known to hunt with human rangers and druids, but were a bit awestruck by elves that were old enough to have first-hand knowledge of their ancestors.

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Baldur's Gate Descent into Avernus cover
Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus by Christopher Perkins is a 5th-edition Dungeons & Dragons adventure module released on September 17, 2019. It sees players adventure from Baldur's Gate down to Avernus, the first of the Nine Hells.
Welcome to Baldur's Gate, a city of ambition and corruption situated at the crossroads of the Sword Coast. You've just started your adventuring career, but already find yourself embroiled in a plot that sprawls from the shadows of Baldur's Gate to the front lines of the planes-spanning Blood War! Do you have what it takes to turn infernal war machines and nefarious contracts against the archdevil Zariel and her diabolical hordes? And can you ever hope to find your way home safely when pitted against the infinite evils of the Nine Hells?
Boundless cover
Boundless by R.A. Salvatore is the second entry in the Generations trilogy featuring Drizzt Do'Urden. It was released on September 10th. The novel's story is split into two parts: one following Drizzt in the present time of the Realms, and the other focusing on Zaknafein and Jarlaxle's adventures in the distant past.
Split between time and two worlds, Zaknafein had always been conflicted. That inner turmoil was magnified by his inferior position as a male dark elf in the matriarchal drow society. Only his status as one of the greatest warriors—as well as his friendship with the mercenary Jarlaxle—kept him sane. When he finally perished, he was content knowing he left behind a legacy as substantial as his son Drizzt...
Dragon+ 28 cover
Dragon+ #28 was released on October 30, 2019.

For the Realms, this issue gives previews of the Warriors of Waterdeep mobile game, a Tyranny of Dragons Special Edition, a Descent into Avernus Soundpack, and new Icons of the Realms. There are articles on the Nine Hells, infernal war machines, and neo-otyughs, and a short story set in Elturel, as well as Maps of the Month for Baldur's Gate.

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Realms of the Dead was an anthology of short stories from the Forgotten Realms, and the last published anthology of original tales to date. It accompanied the The Haunted Lands trilogy by Richard Lee Byers, and had stories spanning both sides of the setting-changing Spellplague. It was published in January 2010 and edited by Susan J. Morris.
Not even the mightiest mage, working spells that remain utterly reliable, can hope to prevail against dozens of tireless, ruthless UNDEAD who suffer no pain and can be distracted by nothing.

Every creature on Faerûn has its dark mirror in the undead—from the ghosts of ancient warriors to the rune-scribed skeletons of dragons. And in a world with as rich and bloody a history as the Forgotten Realms, they are legion—outshining the living in variety and number.

Here are a dozen of the most terrifying tales of the haunted Realms.

Today in the Realms... is 14 Uktar, or the 14th of the Rotting. Selûne is a waning crescent moon 🌘.   


And, from the archives:

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Vhaeraun and Selvetarm Do Battle
Vhaeraun and Selvetarm do battle.


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