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The Black Spider's motivations are detailed in the Campaign Module Since the Lost Mines of Phandelver Adventure is made freely accessible by Wizards of the Coast, I'm going to quote it here, but I'm putting it in spoiler markup to avoid spoiling players who might be in an (unmodified) LMoP campaign. —Roleplaying [The Black Spider], The Lost Mines of ...


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Aetherborn (D&D 5e) The Plane Shift: Kaladesh web publication describes the Aetherborn, a magically-created race whose lifespan may be only a few years or months. Ephemerite (D&D 3e, third-party) The third-party D&D 3e sourcebook Anger of Angels features a race called the Ephemarae, angels created by God for a single task and who live only a ...


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Out of the Abyss Is an adventure module specifically about demon lords (fiends) invading the material plane.


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Your guess seems correct In addition to the information you posted, we have this little piece to work with... We also know that Because This is a dead-ringer for someone having a Conflict with a sentient magic item. I'm not going to copy the entire chunk in here, but here's the important bit summarized. If you lose your contest of wills with a magic ...


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The module doesn't answer directly, but it does say that Meloon can now attune to the weapon where he couldn't before (p210, "Adjusted Game Statistics"). I think it's strongly implied that the previous owner's condition was the reason for the weapon being displeased and refusing to attune (as discussed in the DMG rules about sentient items on p.216, under "...


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According to FR wikia, which quotes the novel Blackstaff Tower, Meloon Wardragon is a descendant of the woman part of whose spirit is bound to the weapon in question. Moreover, at some point (1479DR) he seems to have successfully retrieved the weapon from a stump, and she (the weapon) is known to stick to things with the strength of sovereign glue when she ...


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Try chapter 1 of Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes The first chapter of Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes for 5e is all about the Blood War, which is an eternal war between devils and demons. The chapter includes a lot of lore about that conflict, which is the major role that fiends serve in the Forgotten Realms lore. However, since you haven't yet even got the Player'...


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Let me start by saying that I have looked at a number of sources that have sections on coinage (Forgotten Realms Adventures [2e], City of Splendors boxed set [2e], Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting [3e], Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide [4e]) and I was surprised to see no mention of electrum coins specific to Waterdeep, unlike many other locations like Cormyr,...


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According to Volo's Guide to Monsters (p.33), Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes (p.29) and Out of the Abyss (p.246), Gnolls are created in the wake of Yeenoghu's great rampages across the planes. Originally, they were packs of hyenas that feasted on the corpses left behind by the great Demon Lord. They now breed true, but it's entirely possible that new tribes of ...


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Gods are in some way a newer invention. They are directly dependent on worship of some creature to even exist. Primordials, on the other hand, used to rule Abeir-Toril (a single planet) before the gods became stronger (they already existed, but they were no threat yet). Then, at the end of the Dawn War, they decided between gods and primordials to create ...


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The 5th edition rules place the emphasis on the Multiverse, which includes all of the other D&D settings within it. The basic rules apply to all settings unless something specifically says they do not/are different, or your GM says otherwise. This book, the Player's Handbook, and the Monster Manual present the default assumptions for how the worlds ...


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In general there is no singular resource to the various campaign settings that D&D and other products have used throughout history. That being said there are a few practical ways to know what is appropriate for each setting: The Setting Books Each setting has some published books associated with it. If you were playing in Planescape then you probably ...


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You could try the Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide since that is specifically set in the Forgotten realms if you want some specific details. Otherwise try a web search for the Forgotten Realms and looks for articles and wiki pages. Anything that is in the PHB and DMG can be considered to be available for all D&D settings. To know what things are setting ...


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Technically, yes. You can trick someone into turning themselves into a lich. But...there's a little more nuance going on here. Skip to the end if you just want the conclusion. How to become a Lich in 5E. As you may have noted from the MM, it's rather vague about how liches are created. See here for the full text. In a short summary, we know this: Liches ...


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Though it technically would be possible to trick an a person into going through with the ritual with the right amount of deception. In Forgotten Realms lore the elves did at times create liches of a good alignment so I can't say if the ritual would make that new lich evil. Liches tend to work alone or with lesser undead. Creating a lich would not guarantee ...


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Depending on your interpretation of "regularly and deliberately", there is at least one race that qualifies: Fey'ri Races of Faerun The result of four noble houses of sun elves breeding with demons in an attempt to strengthen their bloodline, fey’ri are a type of planetouched that breeds true among their own kind. Marked by their fiendish blood, fey’ri ...


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As far as I know, no lore has been released about the Order of the Aster in 5th Edition. I did search a lot of Wikis and all source books that I have access to (I don't have the modules, so I can't say if it is mentioned in the Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage or Waterdeep: Dragon Heist adventures...) and I was unable to find anything post 1390 DR ...


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As far as I can tell, the Order of the Silver Chalice is either no longer present in Waterdeep or they have gone into hiding. Possible spoilers for Waterdeep: Dragon Heist (p. 117): The only shrine to Siamorphe is the Chapel and Chalice of the Divine Right, in Assumbar villa. Jeremy Crawford stated in a 2015 tweet that "Siamorphe and the Knights of the ...


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As far as I can tell from a simple google search there isn't an amulet of yendor in any of the official published D&D material. In my experience you should be able to find any magic item (especially one that has a connection to an outside work) fairly easily. I also looked through my 5e material and was unable to find any reference to this particular ...


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They would primarily use Chondathan names. According to the Forgotten Realms wiki, regarding the Chondathans: Chondathans made up the bulk of the population of Altumbel, Chondath, Cormyr ... Most Cormyrean humans would therefore use Chondathan names. D&D third edition's Races of Faerûn, whose lore would still be relevant in Forgotten Realms ...


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Taking the Noble Background for your character. In 5e, in order to play a nobleman or noblewoman, you can simply take the Noble Background. This grants you the social and legal benefits of being a member of the noble class as a result of its Background feature, but no additional money or personal resources.


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Detailed answer to your question can be found on pages 59-60 of City of Splendors: Waterdeep. While it is 3e sourcebook, it might be reasonable to assume that how one becomes a noble would not change much in Waterdeep, given its long history starting with the nobility claims of various wealthy families dating back to 882DR and the formal beginnings of the ...


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