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Why did the ancient Elven High Mages create the Dracorage Mythal?

The Dracorage Mythal: Created during the Time of Dragons by High mages of the Fair Folk, this High Magic effect tied a Faerûn-wide mythal to the King-Killer Star. The Dracorage mythal ...
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What books have more about the Greyhawk deities Istus and Ralishaz?

My group and I are beginning to start a game of dnd-5e. While beginning to build our new characters we have noted that in the appendix B of the Player's Handbook among Greyhawk deities there are a ...
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What happens to an intellect devourer when it has no colony or master?

Essentially an intellect devourer's purpose is to lead unaware people back the the colony of mind flayers for their insidious purpose. However, I am unsure happens when the colony is no more. They ...
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Is there a map of Silverymoon with every street named?

Is there a street map of Silverymoon, one with every street and alley named?
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How much blood does a vampire need to stay healthy?

As a player I have played Vampires before, but I have yet to find a DM who could answer these age-old concerns: How much blood does a vampire need to drink and how frequently must the vampire drink ...
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Dates of regional tribunals

Is it somewhere in the official sourcebooks of 5th Edition mentioned the years of the regional Tribunals?
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Is slavery legal in Magnimar?

Can a person legally keep slaves in Magnimar and Varisia as a whole? Any official references would be greatly appreciated.
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Is there any more lore on Maleffluent?

I'm doing a campaign in 5e and I'm going to be bringing my PC's into 'The Forgotten Terror' scenario from the Ruby of Aggarath (Dagger, not domain.) It will have my own spin on it and rules will be ...
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Is there a way to determine what physical traits your character could have based on their Diabolic bloodline?

SCAG offers Tiefling Variant traits and appearances and MTOF offers Diabolic Bloodline Subraces for Tiefling for the D&D 5e PHB Tiefling race. The gist is that time has passed since Asmodeus made ...
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What information is available on the Lamashan holiday of Allbirth?

I'm looking for information on the Lamashan holiday of Allbirth. I've searched high and low but I was unable to find anything that describes it. Since it takes place at the end of Lamashan, my ...
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What's more powerful than a Fortune?

In AEG's Secrets of the Shadowlands (2004) for Legend of the Five Rings, Second Edition (that's also officially licensed by Wizards of the Coast for Dungeons and Dragons, Third Edition), the feat ...
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Are imperial saints related to sensei?

Before his ascension to the Golden Throne, God Emperor of Mankind fathered many children - Sensei - that have part of his power, including extreme long (if not outright immortal) life span. ...
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What Lore Changed Between Editions?

Now that the second edition of Eclipse Phase is out, I would like to know what bits of lore are different in second edition. I know most of it was meant to stay intact, but that doesn't mean that ...
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Should bards have to pay for their colleges? [closed]

I think that since a college is really just a 'club' or grouping of sorts of bards, it doesn't count as a 'college' in the modern sense of the term. My DM is telling me I have to pay for my College of ...
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What's happening with the Sword of Kas in 5e?

I can find some info about the sword and the fight with Kas and Vecna. But where is Kas' Sword these days? Is there any official information about it? Who got it after the fight? Where did it get ...
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What areas are there where magic is forbidden or “dead”?

I want to write a campaign where magic is totally absent using an existing setting—like an existing area where magic is strictly forbidden by authorities or an existing dead magic zone. For the ...
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Can a Mind Flayer cook brains into other foods?

So a Mind Flayer eats brains as a diet. But can they cook brains into other foods? The book says they need the brains to survive but from what I read the brains don't need to be alive. Does that mean ...
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Is there any feat/condition/encounter that gives a character grey eyes?

We are going to start a D&D 3.5 campaign. One of the players said that he wants to play a character something like "kissed by angels" or "a character who encountered something divine before and ...
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Can a person make a magical pact for something other than warlock abilities?

If someone makes a pact with a magical entity, does it have to be warlock abilities, or can it be something more traditional — wealth, political influence, or something simple like killing someone ...
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What is the history of the stories and imagery around Asmodeus?

I recently purchased the D&D 5e book Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, and found the devils really interesting. I know there was a section in... 2nd edition(?) where there were no devils or demons ...
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How long do magic items retain their magic?

Bit of context: we're looking for the ruins of a long-lost fortress and have explored a few ideas, to speed up the research. One thing leading to another, we deduced the place had to have some strong ...
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What was the initial relationship between the Emperor & the Chaos Gods?

Considering that the Emperor seemed to need the power of the Chaos Gods to build the basis of the imperium. (I think there are some references about this in the book, ‘The sigilite’) Is there any ...
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What kinds of Metallic Dragons were ever shown in D&D products? [closed]

Everyone knows the iconic metallic dragons that come in almost every single core monster book, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Copper, Brass. Let's call those the "core five" There were some others, like dunno ...
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Could an Ananasi actively try to care/have empathy?

Ananasi by default, after their First Change do not care about or possess empathy towards other people, becoming very emotionless and just seeing others as potential pawns and meat. But could an ...
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How old does a Dragonlance kender have to be, to be an “adult”?

I haven't been able to find any information on this. How old does a kender have to be, to be considered as much of an "adult" as their kind ever gets?
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How is Mialee associated with the adventure Sunless Citadel?

I have a copy of Tales from the Yawning Portal. On the front cover is a collage of characters who appear in the adventures within. However, there is an odd one out. Inside the front cover it tells ...
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Books & Lore Within Greyhawk

I'm currently running a 3.5e campaign set in Greyhawk and several of my players have become interested in the bookshops in town. In particular, the wizard wants to go down a forbidden knowledge path ...
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Is a Dragonwrought Kobold's offspring a Dragonwrought, a Half-Dragon, or a normal Kobold?

Is a Dragonwrought Kobold a True Dragon? gives arguments for and against dragonwrought kobold being a "True Dragon". For this question, I assume that dragonwrought kobold is a dragon as stated in one ...
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What other villages were affected by the events leading up to Hoard of the Dragon Queen?

Running Hoard of the Dragon Queen, “Episode 3: The Dragon Hatchery” on Roll20 and I'm editing the map of the Sword Coast to show only the Greenfields and the route they marked. I also want to put Xs ...
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World Axis Cosmology

I have a few uncertainties concerning World Axis Cosmology. Are all planes alternative universes? (That is, there is no way to travel physically from one to another - only by portals and magic.) Is ...
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Do good-aligned gods place curses on creatures when angered to a significant degree?

In literature, many deities are seen to curse those that anger them. In Pathfinder (Golarion) lore, are there instances of good-aligned god(s) enacting nasty curses (perhaps so nasty that it could ...
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What happened to Everlund, Deadsnows, Quaervarr and Newfort?

I have been reading the Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide. It mentions some of the former Silver Marches communities but not Everlund, Deadsnows, Quaervarr and Newfort — they don't even appear on the map....
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What Cannot be Nanofabricated From CHON?

Context My campaign's party is situated on an habitable oceanic world (specifically Droplet), but away from civilisation. They have a Nautiloid variant, with the usual internal nanofabricator and an ...
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Do the Runelords still exist in Starfinder?

(This may go unanswered for a while due to not much Starfinder lore being released, but I feel like it's worth asking now.) After the conclusion of Rise of New Thassilon (the most recent Adventure ...
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By which path did the orcs invade the Five Kings Mountains?

I am reading the Pathfinder's Companion: Dwarves of Golarion. In the "History" section, they write that the Orcs attacked the Five Kings Mountains again and again over the centuries: 1st column of ...
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Outsider interested in or specialising in art

I'm looking for a type of Outsider with a racial focus on the arts (ideally the visual arts) - preferably from Golarion, but I'd take something good from other lore also such as from Faerun or ...
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Is the Living Gem the Calimemnon Crystal?

Page 20 of the AD&D 2e book Running the Realms describes the item found by Shond Tarovin known as the Living Gem: In Schamedar (Calimshan), the adventurer-wizard Shond Tharovin has announced ...
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What and where was the Cloak Tower?

What I Want to Know In the Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition Neverwinter Campaign Setting (NCS), there is a building called Cloak Tower. The NCS says this about Cloak Tower: The tower takes its ...
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Are there any other half-fiends except for Draegloths that were created intentionally by a mortal race?

According to the Forgotten Realms wiki article on Draegloths, they are perhaps the only variety of half-fiend that was created regularly and intentionally by a mortal race. (Monster Compendium: ...
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How Does the Lore Differ Between Exalted 2e and 3e?

I am acquainted with Exalted's second edition lore, but am about to sign up for a game that uses third edition of the lore as a base. (It uses mechanics of neither, but this isn't a question about ...
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Would garou tribes be alright with a kinsfolk joining the Second Inquisition? [closed]

Is there anything within lore, that might suggest as to whether different Garou groups who have them, would be alright with homid kinsfolk leaving them to try join the Second Inquisition/FIRSTLIGHT? ...
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Do pre-written modules exist regarding the role the drow played in the Crown Wars? [closed]

I'm building a campaign that includes the drow and read about the Crown Wars which has elements I'd like to include. In addition to pulling ideas from these articles I would like to know if any pre-...
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When did the first Mass Embrace mentioned in the source books or other official materials take place?

By "first" I mean "the most ancient in the fictional history of the World of Darkness". Again -- only answers from official sources, please, no guesses.
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Do magic auras in Pathfinder have colours?

As described in Occult Adventures, the Aura of a creature has a color corresponding to its emotional state, and a vital force aura with a faint rosy hue with a pattern of fine lines that can tell you ...
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Is the secret to smithing Adamantine known only by the Technic League?

Lately, I've been playing a campaign located in Belkzen territory, about a new ship falling down on Golarion and bringing a new heap of adamantine with it, a la Numeria/Starfall. Skipping the ...
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Where can I find a complete timeline of the history of Points of Light?

A year or two ago whilst doing research for a D&D 4e campaign, I came across a fantastic timeline of the history of its default setting, Points of Light. The timeline tracked events including the ...
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Is there a dragon-level threat to the dragons in the Forgotten Realms?

In Forgotten Realms, few things are as feared and iconic as the Dragon. There may be more powerful beings, but few of them are well-known. The Dragon is decent on land, a powerful flier, some even ...
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When were full-body cyborgs first prototyped, and mass produced?

As I know at least in the late 60s full body cyborgs exist (thus a cyborg with just a metasapient brain). I'm wondering though when the first ones existed (prototypes and also mass produced). Is there ...
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What are other sources with information about Lathander?

Backstory I'm playing a Bard in my current campaign of D&D 5e and I'm just taking a level in cleric with Lathander as my god (after being inspired/trained by a Paladin of that same deity). ...
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When does the campaign in Warhammer 3rd edition start?

I'm playing WFRP 2nd edition but our campaign started a bit later that default 2525 IC. I want to know if there is any additional information about world events in WRFP 3rd edition that can influence ...