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Sword Play is the first book in the Netheril trilogy by Clayton Emery. The main character is Sunbright Steelshanks, a barbarian of the Rengarth tribe.[1]

Thousands of years before the Age of Elminster, dragons rule the skies over Faerûn, and elves dominate the huge forests that cover the land. Only in the mighty, magical empire of Netheril are men a force to be reckoned with.

Bored and haughty in his midair castle, the Netherese mage Candlemas bets fellow wizard Sysquemalyn that a certain barbarian who has caught his eye can survive the most savage tests his friend and deadly rival can devise. The only rule: The tests must offer the subject some chance to survive, however slight.

Of course, "playing fair" is a concept as alien to the wizards of Netheril as "mercy".

But the subject of their wager, Sunbright Steelshanks of the Rengarth Tribe, has a mind and a will of his own. And Candlemas and Sysquemalyn are not the only players in this lethal game of swords and sorcery...

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Characters
AngrimanBattleleafCandlemasDorlasFendrilFjordGreenwillowKeenidManslayerMissosMondarOne KingPolarisPrinquisSealkillerSunadramSunbright SteelshanksSysquemalynTyralhornWrathburnYsgarda
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AnglinBellstarBlindhawkDrigorGwynnKarsusM'DhalMonkberryOberonOwldarkPrimidonProctivQuantolRaliteff the SecondSmolynSevenhauntThornwingTipaldTrebbeValdrickXanadZahn
Creatures
archfiendbalorbarbed fiendbatcamelcatcatfishdeerdogdwarffiendgenieghastghoulgoosehalf-elfhawkhumanlichlemureminnowmoon elfnight hagorcowlbearphaerimmpigpit fiendred dragonremorhaztanar'riundeadvulturewightwraith
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badgerbeaverbisonblack puddingbrown bearbugbearcowcoyotecrayfishcrowdryadelkerinyesfleafoxfroggargoylegoatgoosegrubharpyhigh elfhomunculusimpmoosemousemusk-oxnymphowlprairie dograbbitraccoonravenreindeerroe deersalmonsealselkieskeletonsheepsnakesquirrelsuccubusswallowtitantrollviperwater spritewolfwormwyvern
Events
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Blood War
Items
ballistablackberrybootsbow (and arrows) • brandycandlecatapultchainmailcheeseclockworkclubcoppercrossbow (and bolts) • flailfruitgemstonegoldgranitehelmetironjamjuniper berrylancelardlinenlongbowmorningstarmuttonobsidianonyxpearlpikeplatinumquartzquiverraspberryrationrubyshortswordsilverslingspearsteelsumacswordteawarhammerwheatwhipwinewool
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alebarleybreadbronzecorianderryevinegar
Languages
Elvish
Locations
Inns and Taverns: Burning Book
Mountains: Barren MountainsWindswept Mountains
Nations: Netheril
Places: Underdark
Planes: Nine Hells
Planets: Toril
Settlements: AugerbendDalekevaDeliaTinnainen
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AbyssAnauriaCede RunConifer MountainsCormanthyrCrying TowerGillan RiverFluvionFrostypawFroth-waterGods' LegionHatchet MountainsHidden LakeHigh IceIron MountainsKara-TurRiver OstRemembranceRed LakeShylock MountainsSunZweihaus River
Magic
Items
Harvester of Blood
Misc
Constellations
The Panther (The Bell)
Organizations
AngardtBeneficent Traders' GuildNetherilRaven TribeRengarthThousand Fists
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Sons of Baltar
Plants
mapleoakpinerhododendronsprucethornwillow
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cedar
Religions
ChaunteaGaragosKarsusMoanderMystrylSharSelûneTalosTyche
Spells
flesh to stonegeasHersent's sigilincendiary cloudlightning boltprismatic wallTolodine's killing wind

AppendixEdit

See AlsoEdit

Netheril trilogyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Clayton Emery (May 1996). Sword Play. (TSR, Inc), p. 1. ISBN 0-7869-0492-5.
  2. Eric L. Boyd et al.. Presenting . . . Seven Millennia of Realms Fiction. Retrieved on 2014-2-28.
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