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21st Apr '18 12:45:11 AM BobTheBard
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* LiteralMetaphor: The Fall of Netheril involved the floating cities of Netheril literally falling from the sky.
4th Mar '18 3:20:27 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/{{Neverwinter}}'', a 4e-based MMO that vaguely follows up the above. Developed by CrypticStudios using the same engine as StarTrekOnline.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Neverwinter}}'', a 4e-based MMO that vaguely follows up the above. Developed by CrypticStudios using the same engine as StarTrekOnline.''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline''.
25th Feb '18 4:51:15 AM valar55
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** The Netherese arcanists' arrogance was so huge they beleived deities were merely very tricky mages whose "secret" can be discovered. Most archwizards refused to receive healing by divine magic out of fear that gods may slip there something that would deprive them of [[AGodAmI their own chance at godhood]]. Naturally, this stupidity helped a lot of arcanists to die early, but the only one who ''did'' manage to temporarily become a god through spellcasting wasn't so optimistic.

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** The Netherese arcanists' arrogance was so huge huge, they beleived believed that deities were merely very tricky mages whose "secret" can could be discovered. Most archwizards refused to receive healing by divine magic magic, out of fear that gods may slip there them something that would deprive them of [[AGodAmI their own chance at godhood]]. Naturally, this stupidity helped a lot of arcanists to die early, but the only one who ''did'' manage to temporarily become a god through spellcasting wasn't so optimistic.
3rd Dec '17 1:14:54 PM nombretomado
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* AttackAnimal: Wyverns originally were weapons made by Aearee (a [[{{Precursors}} creator race]]) to use against Lammasu (according to ''The Grand History of the Realms''). The stream of wizardly projects involving some or other custom-made weaponized HybridMonster reemerged in the human era and shows no sign of drying up. [[CounselorsAndKings Akhlaur]] experimented with "cat-man warrior" idea and later created laraken. Red Wizards make "chosen ones" (these are [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters unstable]], though) from slaves and darkenbeasts (these work well... outside of direct sunlight) from any normal animals. Then there was a project of perfect assassins as "Living Construct" described in ''The Finder's Stone Trilogy'' (it [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters messily backfired]], of course).

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* AttackAnimal: Wyverns originally were weapons made by Aearee (a [[{{Precursors}} creator race]]) to use against Lammasu (according to ''The Grand History of the Realms''). The stream of wizardly projects involving some or other custom-made weaponized HybridMonster reemerged in the human era and shows no sign of drying up. [[CounselorsAndKings [[Literature/CounselorsAndKings Akhlaur]] experimented with "cat-man warrior" idea and later created laraken. Red Wizards make "chosen ones" (these are [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters unstable]], though) from slaves and darkenbeasts (these work well... outside of direct sunlight) from any normal animals. Then there was a project of perfect assassins as "Living Construct" described in ''The Finder's Stone Trilogy'' (it [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters messily backfired]], of course).



* RefugeInAudacity: Tzigone (''CounselorsAndKings''); (of course, it helps that she's [[spoiler:utterly immune to magic]]). Also, the penchant of some drow for "[[ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself authentic drow costumes]]". No, really? Drow--here? Clothed only in... ''[[{{Stripperiffic}} this]]''? And not trying to cut anyone? You never saw an illusion before?..

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* RefugeInAudacity: Tzigone (''CounselorsAndKings''); (''Literature/CounselorsAndKings''); (of course, it helps that she's [[spoiler:utterly immune to magic]]). Also, the penchant of some drow for "[[ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself authentic drow costumes]]". No, really? Drow--here? Clothed only in... ''[[{{Stripperiffic}} this]]''? And not trying to cut anyone? You never saw an illusion before?..
21st Nov '17 2:58:30 PM Vios
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* ''VideoGame/AlQadimTheGeniesCurse''
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.
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