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A Netherese glass disk was the name given to a specific type of disk-shaped magical item that originated from the ancient empire of Netheril that allowed an individual to travel without being noticed.[1]

Go to Dekanter. Your disk was born there, lost there, and found there not so long ago. A century or two at most.
— A seer of Candlekeep to the mage Druhallen.[2]

Description[]

The disk of dark glass was typically cool to the touch,[3] though it could grow warmer under certain circumstances.[4] When thrown it would light up with a vivid radiance, float in the air, and slowly descend towards the ground.[3] It was considered to be a very simple enchantment for the era in which it was made.[1]

Powers[]

While a glass disk created no effects when carried in a pack or other form of storage, when touched by an individual, it caused them to be imperceptible to anyone that was not expected to encounter them.[1]

History[]

One of these disks was uncovered by a band of Red Wizards from Thay,[2] and used for their hit-and-run ambushes for a number of years. They carried it during their assault against a caravan headed from the city of Scornubel to Hlondeth, in the Year of the Arch, 1353 DR, but lost it during the ensuing battle.[5]

The disk was recovered by the mage Druhallen and carried with him during his journeys across the Realms.[5] He sought answers about its origins at Candlekeep,[2] and remained in the dark about its purpose for many years,[3] before finally finding some peace and insight thanks to his time spent studying one of the fabled Nether Scrolls and a conversation with Lady Wyndyfarh of Weathercote Wood.[1]

Appendix[]

Appearances[]

Novels
The Nether Scroll

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Lynn Abbey (September 2000). The Nether Scroll. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 306. ISBN 0-7869-1566-8.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Lynn Abbey (September 2000). The Nether Scroll. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 31. ISBN 0-7869-1566-8.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Lynn Abbey (September 2000). The Nether Scroll. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 222–223. ISBN 0-7869-1566-8.
  4. Lynn Abbey (September 2000). The Nether Scroll. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 290. ISBN 0-7869-1566-8.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Lynn Abbey (September 2000). The Nether Scroll. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 15–17. ISBN 0-7869-1566-8.