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The Citadel of Black Ash was a temple to Gilgeam, god-king of Unther, located in the eastern Smoking Mountains near the Black Ash Plain at the apex of a 3-mile-long (5 km) valley filled with waist-deep silty ash, giant monstrous scorpions, and other hazards.

A millennium before Enlil founded the nation of Unther, a clan of dwarven explorers investigating lava tubes deep in the Smoking Mountains inadvertently awakened a great brown wyrm named Vulpomyscan. The dragon enslaved the entire clan and put them to work mining a hoard of gems and building a lair worthy of his cunning and might.

When the expanding Untheric empire eventually encroached upon Vulpomyscan's claimed territory, clashes broke out and the dragon terrorized and plundered the human settlements. Soon after, the god Marduk the Justice Bringer led an army to fight the dragon and defeated him in a titanic battle with heavy loses on both sides. After looting the Citadel, they abandoned it, and it remained forgotten until Gilgeam, son of Enlil, rediscovered it almost a thousand years later and claimed it for himself.

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City of the Spider Queen
City of the Spider Queen is an adventure module set in the Forgotten Realms using the Dungeons & Dragons 3rd edition ruleset, and was designed by James Wyatt. It focuses on drow, the Silence of Lolth, and the cult of Kiaransalee, taking the PCs from the Dordrien crypts of Daggerdale through the Underdark to the drow outpost of Szith Morcane and finally the city of Maerimydra, to defeat the schemes of Irae T'sarran.
The Fate of Faerûn Lies in Shadowy Darkness!

Daggerdale is reeling from a sudden series of murderous drow raids. As a grave threat to the entire surface world develops in the war-torn dark elf city of Maerimydra, intrepid heroes must discover its source and destroy it, if they can.

Designed to take 10th level characters as far as 18th level, City of the Spider Queen draws the heroes into the deepest reaches of the Underdark and plunges them into an epic adventure with dire consequences.

  • 13 new monsters
  • 13 new magic items
  • 16-page full-color map booklet

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Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes by Mike Mearls and Jeremy Crawford is a 5th-edition Dungeons & Dragons sourcebook focusing on the multiverse and its inhabitants, released May 2018.
Discover the truth about the great conflicts of the D&D multiverse in this supplement for the world's greatest roleplaying game.

This tome is built on the writings of the renowned wizard from the world of Greyhawk, gathered over a lifetime of research and scholarship. In his travels to other realms and other planes of existence, he has made many friends, and has risked his life an equal number of times, to amass the knowledge contained herein. In addition to Mordenkainen's musings on the endless wars of the multiverse, the book contains game statistics for dozens of monsters: new demons and devils, several varieties of elves and duergar, and a vast array of other creatures from throughout the planes of existence.

Evil at Baldur's Gate #1: "Minsc the Mighty" by Jim Zub is the first issue of a new comics series from IDW Publishing, published April 2018.
Evil Beware! The Baldur's Gate heroes return to the city at last, but their time adventuring in Ravenloft and the frozen northern reaches of the Realms has changed them. Each of them must face great trials ahead before they'll be ready to embrace their destiny.

A new hero of the people roams the streets of Baldur's Gate, and Minsc feels left behind despite his own legend. Can he reclaim his place as the city's Beloved Ranger? Whatever happens, evil is going to get its butt kicked most thoroughly!

Dragon+ 19 cover
Dragon+ 19 was released on April 19, 2018.

This issue focus on Drizzt Do'Urden, with a retrospective on the character, an interview with author R.A. Salvatore, and with the artist of Timeless. There's also a preview of the devil Moloch from Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes and part #3 of the "Qawasha & Kupalué" story, as well as reprints of classic adventure modules and maps from recent modules.

Today in the Realms... is 25 Mirtul, or the 25th of the Melting. On this day:


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Gauntlgrym from the Neverwinter game.


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