- Where does the time go? This time, into adding quite a lot of lore to the wiki. Now, it's into Current Clacks.
- Are orcs inherently evil? To find out, after returning from Katashaka, the Utter East, and Lapaliiya, BadCatMan journeyed into the Tortured Land (it's not that bad) to find the ondontis, a tribe of kind orc pacifists. Then he went to Phsant, where many orc ex-soldiers integrated into a multicultural society. Finally, he sailed to old Airspur and had a drink with Khrulis, learning of how orc refugees deposed a cruel cult and ruled capably in the face of bigotry. Maybe the real evils are ignorance, intolerance, and extremism after all.
- We welcomed Anjilicus—or rather, waved goodbye to Anjilicus on a journey north along the Way of the Powrie, passing through the old, cold, gnoll settlement of Frozen Flindyke in the Tortured Land. Seeking the mysterious Maram of the Great Spear, Anjilicus took the Remorhaz Run into the Frozen Forest and found the Monument of the Ancients. In short, it was cold.
- We also welcomed Reesorville, who's heard a Whisper of Waves and gone to Innarlith to meet the great engineer Ivor Devorast, as well the Red Wizard Marek Rymüt and the black dragon Insithryllax in their Land of One Hundred and Thirteen. What's the objective of this? I shrugged.
- In search of the real Abdel Adrian, Ruf67 donned helm of charm protection and Jansen Brand Micro–Macro Spectroscopes and went adventuring, visiting the Grove of the Ancients, Cloak Wood mine, and not one but two temples of Bhaal. Fortunately, the cultists of the Lord of Murder weren't in. As far as Ruf knows.
- Excuse the belches, the moans and groans, and the giggles, it's just Moviesign playing around with classic cantrips. But if it's groans you're after, then unlock the door, go over the rainbow to the bluelight, don't blink, light your firefinger, and check the verbal components. Just excuse the painful portmanteau of two-D'lusion.
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.
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Featured SourceCity of the Spider Queen is an adventure module set in the Forgotten Realms using the Dungeons & Dragons 3rd edition ruleset, and was designed by James Wyatt. It focuses on drow, the Silence of Lolth, and the cult of Kiaransalee, taking the PCs from the Dordrien crypts of Daggerdale through the Underdark to the drow outpost of Szith Morcane and finally the city of Maerimydra, to defeat the schemes of Irae T'sarran.
|“||The Fate of Faerûn Lies in Shadowy Darkness!
Daggerdale is reeling from a sudden series of murderous drow raids. As a grave threat to the entire surface world develops in the war-torn dark elf city of Maerimydra, intrepid heroes must discover its source and destroy it, if they can.
Designed to take 10th level characters as far as 18th level, City of the Spider Queen draws the heroes into the deepest reaches of the Underdark and plunges them into an epic adventure with dire consequences.
Today in the Realms...
- In 1373 DR, the chromatic dragons that besieged the Monastery of the Yellow Rose were driven off by a flight of metallic dragons from a hidden base in the Galena Mountains.
- In 1373 DR, the Damaran army, led by King Gareth Dragonsbane, defeated the invading army of orcs and giants led by Sammaster the lich.
- Neanderthals were an ancient race distantly related to humans. They were still found in the isolated reaches of the Thunder Peaks as of the 14th century DR.
- Rashemaar berserkers, the legendary defenders of Rashemen, were known for flying into a supernatural rage in battle.
- The Numbers Cult of Chessenta believed that defining magic in mathematical terms would help them conquer the world.
- Hippopotami were found near tropical rivers and lakes. Tamratha Daernark bred especially aggressive hippos that she allowed visitors to hunt for sport.
- Halina Rymüt-Sverdej, niece of the Red Wizard Marek, had an unhappy romance with Willem Korvan, the master builder of Innarlith.
- Undead beasts were terrifying quadrupedal undead… beasts the size of small dragons found both on Toril and Krynn.
- The cantrip present fetched nearby items and placed them in the caster's hand—especially useful for performing sleight-of-hand tricks.
- Maedar, the male offspring of medusae, were incredibly rare since the vast majority were killed by their own mother's gaze.
- Yeti's breath was an ice-cold alcoholic beverage made from crushed ice and tapdragon mixed with powdered ginger and menthol.
- The magical dagger Tinderstrike was forged by Vizeran DeVir using a part of the essence of Imix, Prince of Evil Fire.
- Qukoku, the guiding philosophy of the Iulutiun and Angulutiun peoples, taught that all living creatures were equal.
- Harssafs, creatures of fire and sand, were brought to Toril by the efreeti Memnon and trapped in the Calim Desert after his imprisonment.
And, from the archives:
- Shevaril Starcloak was a half-elf abjurer and an advisor to Randal Morn, lord of Daggerdale, on magical matters.
- Vaerilmor Floshin was a fey'ri warrior-mage who dominated the ruins of Elven Port on the edge of the High Forest.
- In the Year of the Scarlet Sash, 678 DR, Kharis Maerdrym led a Grand Hunt for a near-legendary greater quelzarn.
- The Happy House of Splendor and Song was a temple to Milil in Tantras that provided guidance to Harpers in the city.
- The Heralds of Faerûn were founded by Harper Aliost Oskrunnar to stabilize Faerûnian politics and settle disputes.
- Ahja the Azure was a wizard of the Host Tower of the Arcane who sent Luskan spies to Neverwinter in 1374 DR.
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