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Maram, an ancient primordial, was released into the world of Toril in the fifth century before the Dale Reckoning calendar began by archwizards of Netheril, who were seeking to counter an invasion from the Outer Planes, beginning the Seven Sigils War. After a century they managed to contain or banish most of the immortal and elemental beings who they had allowed into Toril, but one, Maram of the Great Spear, escaped.
Maram subjugated the primitive human tribes in Rystall Wood. His human slaves worshiped him as a god for a time, but in −357 DR, the Year of the Sycophants, a coalition of many peoples and races led by three mortals who would one day become known as the Dead Three managed to bind Maram and seal him back in the Elemental Chaos.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Brian R. James and Matt James (September 2009). “Monument of the Ancients”. In Chris Youngs ed. Dungeon #170 (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 48–49.
- ↑ Dale Donovan (2001-03-27). Westgate Timeline (DOC). Wizards of the Coast. p. 8. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved on 2020-03-26.
- ↑ Brian R. James and Matt James (September 2009). “Monument of the Ancients”. In Chris Youngs ed. Dungeon #170 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 64.