Dragon issue 233, Courts & Royalty, was released in September of 1996. It contained the following articles related to the Forgotten Realms:

Going to CourtEdit

By Larry Granato. Artwork by Lubov. pp. 8-13, 38

How a ruler's court can be a place for a multitude of adventuring opportunities.[template]

Nonweapon proficienciesEdit

Bureaucracy • Law • Oratory

On Wings of EaglesEdit

By James Estes. Artwork by Tom Baxa. pp. 14-22

A description of the avariel, the winged elves, their life, society, abilities and Myrravin, their aerie-city.[template]

Avariel weaponsEdit

Wing swordEagle-clawNets

Avariel proficienciesEdit

Glassworking • Ground combat • Swoop • Wing buffet • Grab-and-drop

Avariel kitsEdit


Wyrms of the North: ClaugiyliamatarEdit

By Ed Greenwood. Artwork by Storn Cook. pp. 32-37

This article describes the venerable female green dragon Claugiyliamatar, also known as Old Gnawbone, who likes to devour adventurers and is interested in the politics of Waterdeep, which she observes through her crystal balls.[template]



Campaign Classics: Scions of the DesertEdit

By Jim Parks. Artwork by William O'Connor. pp. 40-47

A variant for the Al-Qadim setting, where players can take the role of rulers in Zakhara with the help of the Birthright system.[template]

Game Wizards: The Rod of Seven Parts, world by worldEdit

By Skip Williams. pp. 92-94

How The Rod of Seven Parts boxed adventure fits into the Greyhawk, Birthright, Forgotten Realms and Planescape settings.[template]

TSR PreviewsEdit

By Uncredited. p. 116

New products for September and October.

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