- Cassiar is killed in the middle of Marpenoth in Mistledale by Jander Sunstar and his friend Rhynn Oriandis.
- A ruthless woman calling herself the Shark tracks down Jander Sunstar in Waterdeep and tries to destroy him.
- James Lowder (August 1993). “Novel Ideas”. In Roger E. Moore ed. Dragon #196 (TSR, Inc.), p. 65. calls this the Year of the Howling Winds.