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Elminster, the Sage of Shadowdale

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  • The Forgotten Realms Wiki recently jumped in Wikia's Wiki Activity Monitor, achieving a peak WAM Score of almost 98% and ranks of 33rd best wiki of the Games category and 69th best wiki overall. Meanwhile, we currently receive an average of 124,000 views a day across the wiki, with over 1300 visits to the Main Page.
  • Daranios at long last finished his delve into the Netherese Fields of Mythal by listing all extant variations. Now he aspires to even higher goals, peeking into godly realms like the Great Mother's Garden, while still looking at spell inventions like that of polymorph self from time to time.
  • After a prolonged hiatus, Artemaz explored the fledgling nation of Yaïmmunahar within the vast expanse of the Hordelands. He was impressed with Hubadai Khahan's efforts to establish the capital of Kourmira as a prominent center for trade.
  • BadCatMan visited the picturesque garden city of Loudwater. He tried to enjoy some mist cheese at the chaotic Merry Mer-She, failed to get some peace at the Enchanter's Ecstasy inn, and couldn't visit the rumored crypts beneath the High Lord's Hall. It was a pleasant place regardless.
  • We welcomed Nerdbrarian who wrote of some legendary holy books of the Realms: The Argyr, the Balance of Belaros, the Black Book, and the Book of Fangs and Talons—some of which aren't even books.
  • Once again, we recommend using the Source Editor. The default Visual Editor doesn't work well with our templates and doesn't show our notices. The Source Editor shows you the raw wiki code (actually very simple and obvious) and how everything works, and is much quicker and easier. Find a page to improve and try it now!

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The Heralds of Faerûn, or simply the Heralds, were a quasi-independent group of historians and heraldists that took on the responsibility of recording, preserving, and policing the coats of arms, flags, standards, shields, badges, mottoes, symbols, and sigils of armigerous individuals, families, houses, kingdoms, cities, organizations, and mercantile and mercenary companies across most of Faerûn.

Founded in the Year of the Watching Helm, 992 DR, as part of the Harpers, it eventually became difficult for the Heralds to maintain their neutrality and uphold their reputation for impartiality, so they split from the Harpers in the Year of the Empty Scabbard, 1116 DR. The Heralds policed themselves rigorously, removing members who abused their position of power, even reluctantly resorting to assassination in the most egregious cases of corruption. As a result, the Heralds' influence and recognition spread to cover almost every corner of Faerûn west of Thay.

The organization was led by a small council known as the High Heralds, and their apprentices and assistants were called the Heralds Pursuivant. Below these were the many local Heralds in almost every town of adequate size, and the "court heralds" that performed diplomatic services for their sovereign while trying to uphold the ideals of the Heralds. Together they formed a vast information gathering network that was frustratingly difficult to thwart.

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Realms of Valor
Realms of Valor was the first anthology of short stories from the Forgotten Realms, published in 1993. It was edited by James Lowder and features stories from many contemporary authors of Forgotten Realms novels, as well as many of their characters, in adventures tied in to recent novels and Realms events, including a Ravenloft cross-over. In the Afterword, Jeff Grubb presents a short history of the development of the Forgotten Realms to that point.

It includes:

"The Lord of Lowhill" by Douglas Niles • "Elminster at the Magefair" by Ed Greenwood • "One Last Drink" by Christie Golden • "The Bargain" by Elaine Cunningham • "Patronage" by David Cook • "A Virtue by Reflection" by Scott Ciencin • "King's Tear" by Mark Anthony • "The Family Business" by James Lowder • "Grandfather's Toys" by Jean Rabe • "The Curse of Tegea" by Troy Denning • "Dark Mirror" by R. A. Salvatore
From the secret annals of Realms history come eleven never-before-published tales of valor, featuring the greatest heroes of that magical world—Drizzt Do'Urden, Arilyn Moonblade, Adon, Elminster of Shadowdale, Jander Sunstar, and many others—told by your favorite authors, including: R. A. Salvatore, Ed Greenwood, Douglas Niles, Troy Denning, Christie Golden, and others.

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Tomb of Annihilation is an adventure module for 5th-edition Dungeons & Dragons set in the Forgotten Realms. It sees the players explore Chult and pits them against the infamous archlich Acererak.
Dare to defy death in this adventure for the world's greatest roleplaying game.

The talk of the streets and taverns has all been about the so-called death curse: a wasting disease afflicting everyone who's ever been raised from the dead. Victims grow thinner and weaker each day, slowly but steadily sliding toward the death they once denied.

When they finally succumb, they can't be raised—and neither can anyone else, regardless of whether they’ve ever received that miracle in the past. Temples and scholars of divine magic are at a loss to explain a curse that has affected the entire region, and possibly the entire world.

The cause is a necromantic artifact called the Soulmonger, which is located somewhere in Chult, a mysterious peninsula far to the south, ringed with mountains and choked with rainforests.

Dragon+ 15 cover
Dragon+ #15 was released on August 31, 2017.

The issue presents more previews to the just-released adventure Tomb of Annihilation, as well as to the associated board game, the Tales from Candlekeep: Tomb of Annihilation video game, and module for the Neverwinter video game. It even includes maps and travel posts for Chult.

It also gives a sample of the Frost Giant's Fury #4 comic and the first part of the short story "Qawasha & Kupalue" by Adam Lee.

Today in the Realms...

...it is 17 Marpenoth, or the 17th of Leaffall.   

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