"The gods do not grant to us all
The shining mantle of the hero.
Do what you can,
And it will be enough."
Baerauble, Lord High Mage of Cormyr,
inscribed on his tomb and a popular Cormyrean saying

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Even Mask says to wear a mask.

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Waukeen was the goddess of commerce for much of the continent of Faerûn. She was known as the Merchant's Friend for her guiding hand in all forms of commerce (legal and otherwise); as Liberty's Maiden for her support of free and fair trade through honest bargaining based on supply and demand; and as the Golden Lady for her unabashed belief in the accumulation of wealth and, most importantly, the use of those riches to improve civilization for everyone. She was a relatively young deity, driven to accomplish her goals quickly and completely so she could move on to the next one. This impatient streak often led her to try alternate methods when "business as usual" resulted in an impasse, and manifested itself in her church which sometimes let the ends justify the means.

Her stubbornness likely led to her downfall during the Time of Troubles when she, like almost every other deity in the Faerûnian pantheon, was cast down to Toril and forced to inhabit the Prime Material Plane in avatar form. She joined up with Lliira and hatched a plan to get back to her realm in the Outlands, first by attempting to bribe Helm, who was guarding the Celestial Staircase, and then by striking a bargain with an archfiend of the Abyss, Lord Graz'zt. Unable to leave Toril in divine form, she temporarily bequeathed her divinity and portfolio to Lliira, only to be betrayed by Graz'zt and held prisoner for twelve years. During her long absence, not even Lliira knew her whereabouts and the church of Waukeen began to decline rapidly.

New & Upcoming Releases

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Candlekeep Mysteries is an upcoming anthology for the 5th-edition Dungeons & Dragons ruleset that will be released on March 16th 2021. It will feature a collection of many mystery-themed adventures.
An anthology of seventeen mystery-themed adventures for the world's greatest roleplaying game.
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At the Spine of the World #4 by AJ Mendez and Aimee Garcia is the upcoming issue in the new At the Spine of the World series published by IDW Publishing in March 2021.
To rescue one of their own, Runa, Saarvin, and Patience must brave the mines! Out of the snow, can they survive the onslaught of enemies who await them?
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Dragon+ 35 was released on December 18th, 2020.

For the Realms, it has several maps for Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden, a comic featuring a moose loose with a frozen caboose, and an article about how to dress for the cold when visiting Icewind Dale.

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Blood & Magic is a real-time strategy computer game released by Interplay Productions in 1996. Using the Dungeons & Dragons license, it is set in the newly invented Utter East region of the Forgotten Realms campaign setting. It would inspire elements of the Double Diamond Triangle Saga and Faces of Deception novels in 1998.

Players take the roles of mages who command armies of basal golems, humanoids, and monsters summoned from bloodforges and transformed at sacred shrines using the atypical resource of mana. They wage battles against AI opponents or each other in the multiplayer mode. The single-player game features six campaigns, with the option to play opposing sides and randomized battles, across a total of fifteen maps. Stories range from sword-and-sorcery to romance to comedy to an epic campaign of conquest.

Today in the Realms...

...it is 16 Hammer, or the 16th of Deepwinter. Selûne is a new moon 🌑.  

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