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The Herald by Ed Greenwood is the sixth and final novel in The Sundering series. It is also a novel in the Elminster series.

Chaos grips Faerûn as vainglory, prophecy, and ancient forces comingle in the shadows cast by war. Agents of the Shadovar lurk in the corners of Candlekeep in search of the arcane secrets that will power their war machine toward Myth Drannor. Gods and their Chosen run amok, all in a gambit to seize power. And a threat foretold by an ancient seer stirs.

At the heart of it all, Mystra, the great Goddess of Magic, has withdrawn from the world. Without her protection, Elminster, her greatest champion, fears for the nascent Weave, the fabric of magic Mystra wields to bind Faerûn. Will the Nightseer Shar, mistress of the great and fearsome Shadovar, seize the opportunity to blanket the world with her Shadow Weave?

With the help of Storm Silverhand and her protégé Amarune Whitewave, Elminster works frantically to strengthen the Weave's tethers and forestall what seems an inevitable reckoning. But other interests machinate for their own sinister ends.

As the Sundering draws nigh, Elminster and his heroic cohort must see the signs for what they are. The choice of worlds lies in the balance.

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Index[]

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Characters[]

Aglarel TanthulAlais MaeraphymAlbaeron ThalionAlustriel SilverhandAmarune WhitewaveAmondras HarflameAnastra Syluné SilverhandAndannas DalkurAraundras OthaunArclath DelcastleArletta RowanmantleArthulniyrChethil NorunDove FalconhandDraethren TanthulDuth BraeroganElminster AumarEmbruara DuemethylFflar Starbrow MelruthGarondar IllanceGlathra BarcastleGlormoglullaGweltHarathrovenHarlotharaurHelgore UlitarathulmIlsevele MiritarLaeral SilverhandLaerekelLelavdra TanthulLarlochMaerandorManarlume TanthulManshoonMattickMirtMyndlarNabeirionNaerlusNarancelNarya IlundrelNorun ChethilQhelaraxxalarrRelvrakRenstameir HaerloodRetheleSaelar StormwyvernShalais WyrmwoodShinthrynneLord SnelgarthSrinsheeStorm SilverhandTantoras TanthulTelamont TanthulThardyn HammerharThurauvyn NathalanornTlossarylathaunglarVarorn IrrymgalisVattickVelathar MuirdravelWendarlXoraulkyr
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Alassra SilverhandAlaundoAlok SilverspearAmagalAsmuromAumarthaAumdrasAvarilBearaubleCrescentcoatDathlue MistwinterDelaunthraDethud TanthulFlorin FalconhandGuldorHadrhuneHandramar RalaskounHelgoreHemmethImlarrenIoulaumKhelben ArunsunKlaelethLamorak TanthulLhaerlavraeMelegaunt TanthulMoranverilNorldrinOrblynOrold ArchemuskPelsrandRevaerelSzass TamThaeruld HraumendorTharyann the ElderTolornTraethurVangerdahast AeiulvanaYder Tanthul

Creatures[]

baelnornbeholderbirddracolichdragon (black) • dwarfelfghosthalf-elfhuman (Imaskari, Netherese) • lichmind flayerspidervampireworm
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alhooncaterpillardemondevildogeelghosthobgoblinlizardmulepegasusrabbittitanunicornwraithwyvern

Events[]

Sundering
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Cycle of NightGreat RainSpellplague

Items[]

Books
Amagal's TomeThe Art in the Ages AheadShield and Sentinel: Observations on Warding MagicTrends in Approaches to the Art
Food & Drink
leekonionpepperShaldaunsen glimmerfireTaerluthranTethyrian rubyfirewine
Substances
atharnscale inkcoalsaltsteel
Miscellaneous
poison
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A Life Lived AdequatelyThe Beneficial Flows and Their Masteryfirewineironquartzsapphire

Locations[]

Buildings
Dusty KnightMemories of Queen Fee
Planes
Shadowfell
Regions
CormanthorCormyrFaerûn
Settlements
AnaurochCandlekeepMyth Drannor (DlabraddathPromenade of the Fallen) • Sea of Fallen StarsSembiaSemberholmeShadowdaleSuzail (The Promenade) • Thultanthar
Other
Toril
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AbeirAmnAnaurochAthalantarAthkatlaDalelandsDowndragon TorElturelGalmark TowerHeatherhillIymurr's GateLuruarNetherilNine HellsRaurinRiver ChiontharSea of Fallen StarsSecomberSembiaShimmaren's GladeSilverymoonSword CoastTharsultThayThunder PeaksUnderdarkVar the GoldenWay of the LionWestgateZhentil Keep

Magic[]

Items
crystall ballShadow Swordtammaneth rod
Miscellaneous
arcanistThe Artcantripchronomancerelven high magegreat shieldmythalshadow magicShadow Weavesilver firespellfirewardthe Weaveweavefire
Spells
magic missilerune of warding
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high loregemTablets of Fate

Miscellaneous[]

BlackstaffbladesingerEndless ChantGreat WheelThree Who Wait in DarknessWorld Tree cosmology

Organizations[]

AvowedMoonstarsPurple DragonsShadovarWar Wizards
Families
ArunsunCult of the DragonDelcastleHouse AlavalaeHouse ErembeloreHouyse FelaeraunHouse HualarydnymHouse IlaunmaurrelHouse NathalanornHouse VelanralynPrinces of ShadeRowanmantleSeven SistersTanthulWyrmwood
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HarpersHigh HeraldsLords' AllianceLords of WaterdeepRed WizardsZhentarim

Plants[]

blueleafduskwoodpineradishshadowtop

Religion[]

AoAsmodeusAzuthChaunteaDeneirJergalMystraMystrylOghmaSavrasSelûneSharSune

Appendix[]

References[]

  1. Ed Greenwood (9 January 2016). Twitter, Ed Greenwood @TheEdVerse. np. Web https://twitter.com/TheEdVerse/status/685668045084299264
  2. Ed Greenwood (06-26-2020). Chronology of Elminster Books (Tweet). theedverse. Twitter. Archived from the original on 5-26-2021. Retrieved on 5-26-2021.
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