The Dark Shrine was a temple that was the seat of orthodox worship of Bane in Zhentil Keep.[1]


In 1268 DR, Fzoul Chembryl took control of the Dark Shrine of Bane and the Black Altar.[2]

Around 1357 DR, the establishment broke from the Black Altar and Ginali took control. In 1367 DR, the Dark Shrine was destroyed by Xeno Mirrormane and his Cyric followers.[3]


When the temple was run by the human cleric Ginali, his congregation consisted of thirty-four clerics and ninety-six followers.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 120. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
  2. Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 128. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  3. Ed Greenwood, Julia Martin, Jeff Grubb (1993). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 2nd edition (revised), A Grand Tour of the Realms. (TSR, Inc), p. 70. ISBN 1-5607-6617-4.