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Where is Gralhund Villa located within Waterdeep?

You can find Gralhund Villa (and other places in Waterdeep and Toril as well) on this interactive map, based on Waterdeep: Dragon Heist.
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What planes have predictable time warping effects?

Even in past editions, in the default cosmology, no, but. In D&D 3e, there is an explicit statement that time flows the same on all planes save the Astral: Time Along the Great Wheel Within the D&...
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What planes have predictable time warping effects?

There is no such plane in 5e, and if there were, it would be broken Having a fixed differential ratio for how fast time flows between two planes is inherently exploitable. As evidenced by the question ...
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What prevents a God from giving full power to a cleric?

the official sources do not explicitely say, but my best hypothesis is that Divine spellcasting also needs skill A god can only open up to a cleric but then the cleric must go and connect to the power ...
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Are Yuan-Ti capable of falling in love with each other?

Highly Logical, emotionaless, but still have natural instincts (Specifics may vary depending on the campaign world, since there is no RAW for this) Pairings: While commitment and emotional bonding may ...
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What in the lore makes Krakens immune to lightning?

Krakens have powers that relate to lightning and storms The Kraken as described in the 5e Monster Manual has a Lightning Storm ability that can shoot lightning bolts around it. A monster being ...
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What prevents a God from giving full power to a cleric?

Gods want to avoid escalation If a god is willing to invest all their clerics, even low-level ones, with high-level spells and powers, then the likely result of any conflict would be mutually assured ...
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What prevents a God from giving full power to a cleric?

The amount of favour or piety players have. See p23 of the DM's guide. Characters can earn promotions as their renown increases. As the character’s renown within the organization increases, he or she ...
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What prevents a God from giving full power to a cleric?

Not all D&D settings have gods, and even the ones that do don't always operate on that ruleset. Athas, Ravnica, and Ravenloft are bereft of deities. (Well, technically Ravnica has Ilharg, but not ...
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What prevents a God from giving full power to a cleric?

Forgotten Realms-specific explanation: In the Forgotten Realms, before the Fall of Netheril, magic (at least arcane magic, and maybe clerical magic) was much easier to attain. It was only after the ...
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What prevents a God from giving full power to a cleric?

A God's Agenda Would Be Better Served? In actual fact... that's unlikely. If any given cleric of a deity could wield max level spells, calling down miracles and the like at their whim, one of two ...
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What prevents a God from giving full power to a cleric?

Each deity's power is limited, so they must invest it wisely. From a game design sense, it would of course be unbalanced to have 1st-level clerics cast 9th level spells. All lore reasons flow from ...
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What prevents a God from giving full power to a cleric?

I am not aware of any source that provides a direct answer to this question; however, sources imply 3 answers, all of which are likely to be true at the same time. Deities' powers are finite, and they ...
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What prevents a God from giving full power to a cleric?

That's not how this game works. The Players' Handbook says: As your character goes on adventures and overcomes challenges, he or she gains experience, represented by experience points. A character ...
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What is the connection between the Shadowfell and Strahd/the plane of Barovia?

According to the now available book "Van Richten's guide to Ravenloft" in a section about the goddess of the mist "Ezra" there is a vague mentioning that this could be the ...
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Why do duergar have Sunlight Sensitivity?

Icyfire's answer is perfectly sufficient with regard to 5e and duergar in isolation. This answer will attempt to dive into lore as well as explain the 'exception' of the svirfneblin. Duergar ...
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What published resource first introduced the svirfneblin?

D2 Shrine of the Kuo-Tua The svirfneblin first appeared in the adventure module D2 Shrine of the Kuo-Tua, published by TSR in 1978.
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