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Today in the Realms...

...it is 9 Alturiak, or the 9th of the Claw of Winter. On this day:

  • Followers of Marthammor Duin call this day the Rebirth and celebrate the dwarven wanderers leaving their mountain homes once again.

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Waukeen was the goddess of commerce for much of the continent of Faerûn. She was known as the Merchant's Friend for her guiding hand in all forms of commerce (legal and otherwise); as Liberty's Maiden for her support of free and fair trade through honest bargaining based on supply and demand; and as the Golden Lady for her unabashed belief in the accumulation of wealth and, most importantly, the use of those riches to improve civilization for everyone. She was a relatively young deity, driven to accomplish her goals quickly and completely so she could move on to the next one. This impatient streak often led her to try alternate methods when "business as usual" resulted in an impasse, and manifested itself in her church which sometimes let the ends justify the means.

Her stubbornness likely led to her downfall during the Time of Troubles when she, like almost every other deity in the Faerûnian pantheon, was cast down to Toril and forced to inhabit the Prime Material Plane in avatar form. She joined up with Lliira and hatched a plan to get back to her realm in the Outlands, first by attempting to bribe Helm, who was guarding the Celestial Staircase, and then by striking a bargain with an archfiend of the Abyss, Lord Graz'zt. Unable to leave Toril in divine form, she temporarily bequeathed her divinity and portfolio to Lliira, only to be betrayed by Graz'zt and held prisoner for twelve years. During her long absence, not even Lliira knew her whereabouts and the church of Waukeen began to decline rapidly.

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Shadowdale The Scouring of the Land
Shadowdale: The Scouring of the Land, designed by Richard Baker, Eric L. Boyd and Thomas M. Reid, is an adventure module set in the Forgotten Realms using the Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 edition ruleset. It takes PCs through an invasion of Shadowdale in 1375 DR by forces of Zhentil Keep, the church of Shar, and the drow of Maerimydra, as part of an assault upon the goddess Mystra and her Weave of magic. It is the second of a three-part super-adventure detailing the end of the 3.5 edition setting, but it can be played independently.
Shadowdale lies conquered! Who can free this oppressed land?

Zhentish soldiers, Maerimydran drow, and Sharran cultists have forged a dark alliance to subjugate the peaceful land of Shadowdale. Elminster's tower lies in ruins, Lord Amcathra governs at the sufferance of the dale's conquerors, and the very Weave of magic in this embattled land seems to fray with each passing day. The Zhentish yoke lies heavy over Shadowdale—but the Dalesfolk are ready to fight for their freedom, if only they can find true heroes to lead the way!

This FORGOTTEN REALMS® campaign adventure is designed for characters of levels 9–13. It can be played as a stand-alone adventure or as the second adventure in a three-part series. Each encounter contains tactical information for the Dungeon Master and expanded map features for ease of play.

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Confrontation at Candlekeep by Teos Abadia, Greg Bilsland, and Shawn Merwin is a playtest module for Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition. Originally released to RPGA Dungeon Masters at Gen Con Indy 2013, it is now available for download.

The adventure sees a cult of Asmodeus, led by one of his Chosen, assault Candlekeep after managing to deactivate some of the fortress' wards. They aim to obtain a spell scroll created in ages past by their master that has since been hidden in the vaults of Candlekeep by Mystra herself to prevent its abuse.

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An ixzen of Darklake.

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