The Shining Hand was a monastic order based in Amn, dedicated to Azuth.


The monks of the Shining Hand mixed their monastic practices and their faith in Azuth with the study of magic, such that they could also be wizards.


The Shining Hand was one of the longest-running monastic orders in Amn.

However, Amn's persecution of wizards and their practices caused many monks of the order to go underground or even to leave the country.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 25. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.