Fridge / Forgotten Realms

Fridge Horror
  • You know, in Forgotten Realms people in Toril who are faithless get sent to the Wall Of The Faithless for not believing in gods. In the most recent edition, the Abeirans got transposed bodily into Toril, where there have been no gods (that we know of) for thousands of years. Does that mean that the first Abeirans who died got damned for an eternity in a wall because deity worship was pointless when they were born?
  • It's been stated several times over that the Blood War between the devils and demons is the main reason why evil hasn't conquered the multiverse yet, with Baator and the Abyss keeping each other busy. As of 4e in the realms, the Blood War is over. While neither side managed to defeat the other, Asmodeuscut off contact between the Nine Hells and the Abyss, ending the conflict for the time being. Meaning that as soon as the two sides get their act together, it is open season on the rest of existence.
  • At the end of the Lady Penitent trilogy, a select group of drow are transformed into "redeemed" dark elves—this includes hundreds among Eilistraee's followers (they are at least a few thousands being Eilistraee a and all drow of Miyeritari blood who aren't "tainted" by Wendonai in their ancestry. Potential Unfortunate Implications aside, there's the practical issue of those drow who happened to be Miyeritari and suddenly changed form in the middle of the Underdark—or even worse, in the middle of a Lolth-worshipping city. Might as well stick them with a "Kill Me Now" sign.
    • Those drow aren't given the possibility to choose, and are forced to accept the transformation. Physical Modification like tattoos or scars are unquestionably horrible if done without recipient agreeing. Some could ask themselves where does it put her on the moral scale if she considers it a good thing to change her followers without so much as asking. However, the change was not performed by Eilistraee, but by Q'arlynd Melarn. As a matter of fact, in her lore Eilistraee has never cared about transforming her people into "dark elves"—back then, she even took the curse on herself to be one of them, and be at their side in the times of need. Over millennia, she has never considered, talked, and much less acted on changing her followers' race. On the contrary, she strives to make the drow flourish, rediscover and embrace life anew, and forge their place in the world as drow, accepted for what they are. A considerable part of her efforts are devoted towards forging postive relationships between *drow* and other races, and have always been since the curse. The trilogy never shows Eilistraee's opinion on this spell and her actions on it. Since the spell was supposed to change all of her followers, but it only changed a narrow part of them, and since at some point during the ritual she even withdrew her guidance, it is possible that the goddess herself stopped it from being completed.
      • This is further supported by the fact that, with her return in the Second Sundering, Eilistraee herself is still drow, and most of her followers are drow as well, and that she also has no plans or interest in performing a similar change again. On the contrary, Eilistraee is trying to nudge her people towards building stronger relationship between *drow* and other races (as shown by her appearance near Waterdeep which led her followers there, where they are now building a glade in her honor snd starting to become part of the city's society).
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