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Runestone dwarf
Dethek was a runic script used by dwarves and a few other humanoid races to record language, usually by engraving stone or fine metal. Its runes were constructed from straight lines for easier carving in hard surfaces. There were runes for letters and numbers, as well as ideograms for certain ideas and concepts, but Dethek lacked punctuation.

The Dethek alphabet was transliterated like so:

Dethek alphabet

The use of runes for writing dated back to the beginning of recorded history in Faerûn. One example of the spread of Dethek use was between the gold dwarves of the Great Rift and the people of Unther. Close association and trade led to the adoption of Dethek for recording the Untheric language. The Dethek system of writing went on to become the most widespread and popular runic script by the 14th century DR.

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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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A thri-kreen from the Shaar.
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