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6th Oct '17 7:53:47 AM MaulMachine
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* SaintlyChurch: Torm, Bahamut, et al.

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* SaintlyChurch: Torm, Bahamut, et al. Notably, the individual practitioners of the faiths may be polite and all of the other things this trope requires, but it is a noted trait of the setting that the more religious people you put in one place, the less likely it is that things stay peaceful.
6th Oct '17 6:33:53 AM MaulMachine
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* TheNecrocrac:- Skullport, named after its unusual rulers -- ''flying skulls''. Also, Thay as of 4E after the takeover by the lich Szass Tam, its long-time Zulkir of Necromancy.

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* TheNecrocrac:- TheNecrocracy:- Skullport, named after its unusual rulers -- ''flying skulls''. Also, Thay as of 4E after the takeover by the lich Szass Tam, its long-time Zulkir of Necromancy.
6th Oct '17 6:32:51 AM MaulMachine
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* {{Mordor}}: Thay (though the worst part is ruled by the nicest of them), Zhentil Keep... Played with in Netheril's case--Phaerimm reduced the entire region was an incredibly harsh magic-blighted desert. Now that the ensemble BigBad Princes of Shade came along, it's quickly grown back to warm, temperate grasslands and forests.

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* {{Mordor}}: Thay (though the worst part is ruled by the nicest of them), Zhentil Keep... Played with in Netheril's case--Phaerimm reduced the entire region was to an incredibly harsh magic-blighted desert. Now that the ensemble BigBad Princes of Shade came along, it's quickly grown back to warm, temperate grasslands and forests.
6th Oct '17 6:11:58 AM MaulMachine
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* FantasyGunControl: By decree of Gond, god of craftsmen, gunpowder physically doesn't work. He does allow limited amounts of smokepowder, an alchemical substitute, to exist in the hands of his church. The Thayans also have some very clumsy cannons that use liquid propellant and aren't scalable to man-portable size.
* FantasyKitchenSink: "Everything" has a place in the Forgotten Realms.

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* FantasyGunControl: By decree of Gond, god of craftsmen, gunpowder physically doesn't work. He does allow limited amounts of smokepowder, an alchemical substitute, to exist in the hands of his church. The Thayans also have some very clumsy cannons that use liquid propellant and aren't scalable to man-portable size.
size. By the year 1490 Dalereckonging, however, this was no longer the case, and both the Zhentarim and a small number of private armorers now have the secret of guns.
* FantasyKitchenSink: "Everything" ''Everything'' has a place in the Forgotten Realms.
6th Oct '17 6:06:55 AM MaulMachine
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* TheDreaded: The Simbul, aka Witch-Queen of Aglarond aka Scourge of Thay used to cause mindless panic in Red Wizards' ranks, due to a [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge tendency]] towards [[AxCrazy killing them]]. Zhentarim weren't in that much of a trouble but eventually came up with curse "go hunt Elminster" after tried enough that even they learned how this usually ends.

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* TheDreaded: The Simbul, aka Witch-Queen of Aglarond aka Scourge of Thay used to cause mindless panic in Red Wizards' ranks, due to a [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge tendency]] towards [[AxCrazy killing them]]. Zhentarim weren't in that much of a trouble trouble, but eventually came up with curse the bright idea "go hunt Elminster" Elminster," after tried trying enough that even they learned how this usually ends.
6th Oct '17 6:03:39 AM MaulMachine
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** The Seldarine, the elven pantheon, all battle the Dark Seldarine, the drow pantheon.

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** The Seldarine, the elven pantheon, all battle the Dark Seldarine, the drow pantheon. (Eilistraee gets a pass since she's trying to undermine the other Dark Seldarine from within by teaching drow to not be monstrous assholes.)
6th Oct '17 5:56:58 AM MaulMachine
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* DevilsJobOffer: A close variant in the setting. Kelemvor, god of the dead, is sometimes known to punish the souls of the False (i.e. people who claimed fealty to a deity but didn't actually obey the tenets of the faith) by putting them into servitude in his domain, the Fugue Plane. The job varies, from guarding the realm against demonic incursions to acting as a local guide for living people who are just visiting the Fugue Plane for whatever reason.

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* DevilsJobOffer: A close variant in the setting. Kelemvor, god of the dead, is sometimes known to punish the souls of the False (i.e. people who claimed fealty to a deity but didn't actually obey the tenets of the faith) by putting them into servitude in his domain, the Fugue Plane. The job varies, from guarding the realm against demonic incursions to acting as a local guide for living people who are just visiting the Fugue Plane for whatever reason. [[PlayingWithATrope Toyed with]], however, and less sinister than most, because Kelemvor himself isn't evil by any means, and is actually a reasonable, intelligent, and decent fellow who just has a very sad and boring job; the False are a lot better off than actual Hell-slaves.
3rd Oct '17 2:16:25 PM purplequeen15
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* [[Podcast/TheAdventureZoneBalance The Adventure Zone: Balance]] takes place in Faerûn, though it's mostly InNameOnly.
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13th Sep '17 8:59:42 PM JM1982
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* YouKillItYouBoughtIt: A god who kills another god can acquire that god's portfolio. Ibrandul used to be the god of caverns, dungeons and the Underdark, but he was killed by Shar during the Time of Troubles. Shar took his portfolio for herself, and also began granting spells to his worshipers.
2nd Aug '17 3:31:28 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ScrewYouElves: The Realms' elves tend to be either xenophobic {{Noble Savage}}s or the sad relicts of a great culture that fell past the point of decadence [[EndOfAnAge more than a thousand years ago]] (a lot of bitterness ensues) and mostly act on the defensive. Of course, in their time they ''did'' many great deeds -- [[HorribleHistories not all of which]] they would [[NeglectfulPrecursors care]] to [[DisproportionateRetribution advertise]] -- but now they put up more of a haughty show than any real actions or abilities (going to weave a new mythal, anyone?).

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* ScrewYouElves: The Realms' elves tend to be either xenophobic {{Noble Savage}}s or the sad relicts of a great culture that fell past the point of decadence [[EndOfAnAge more than a thousand years ago]] (a lot of bitterness ensues) and mostly act on the defensive. Of course, in their time they ''did'' many great deeds -- [[HorribleHistories [[Literature/HorribleHistories not all of which]] they would [[NeglectfulPrecursors care]] to [[DisproportionateRetribution advertise]] -- but now they put up more of a haughty show than any real actions or abilities (going to weave a new mythal, anyone?).
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