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Beware the engineers of society, I say, who would make everyone in all the world equal.[2]
  — Drizzt Do'Urden, Streams of Silver

Smokepowder was the Realms magical alchemical equivalent of black powder.[1]


The difference was in the composition of the powder.[citation needed] The secret to making smokepowder was given by Gond to the Lantanese for sheltering him during the Time of Troubles in 1358 DR. The church of Gond are one of the few manufacturers of smokepowder. It was banned on many cities and a source of friction as it is considered dangerous to use and a threat to the status quo.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Sean K. Reynolds, Duane Maxwell, Angel McCoy (August 2001). Magic of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 165. ISBN 0-7869-1964-7.
  2. R.A. Salvatore (July 2005). Streams of Silver. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 597. ISBN 0-7869-1606-0.
  3. Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 12. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.