By Ed Greenwood
This ebook unearths the secrets and techniques, principles, and magic of the Harpers, together with: Harper Runes; Harper Magic; The lengthy, colourful heritage of the Harpers; Their evil Foes; Their precise Allies; The fabled excessive Heralds; What Harpers Do; Harper Haunts: their strongholds, and the Harpers who (literally) hang-out them; becoming a member of the Harpers, and the way to develop into a real Harper and a grasp Harper... And extra, from favourite Harper ballads to precise Harper NPCs.
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The other Harpers were kept busy by the Masters mapping and establishing trails through the backlands, building and supplying storage caches and hidden cave-holds. They gave to the Heralds the most extensive and detailed wilderness maps of Faerûn ever made, over two decades of diligent work. Harpers with magical skill were set to devising new spells and crafting magical items. Others were established as covert agents within the important ruling courts across Faerûn. They worked through the established rulers to thwart the traditional foes of the Harpers, who were growing in strength again, unchecked by Harper missions sent against them.
The Second Century The chaos enfolding the clergy of Bane was fortunate for the Harpers, who rapidly found themselves caught up in a war they hadnt anticipated. Their efforts to increase the safety of the trade-routes by exterminating brigands had hurt rich interests in Calimshan. These folk had made much gold over the years shipping goods from the Sea of Fallen Stars to the Sword Coast and back again via the only safe route down the Vilhon to the Golden Road and thence to ports on the Lake of Steam (which was actually an arm of the sea).
Raulyvers process, if misused, could render every fortress, sacred place, and treasure vault in the Realms wide-open and vulnerable to all. Unfortunately, Raulyver seems to be governed by a strong sense of mischief-or a capricious evil nature, insanity, or an evil influence imposed by magic. He has been shifting gates all over the Realms, delighting in disrupting life in monasteries, tranquil gardens held by nobles, busy city markets, royal courts, and the like. Out of his portals have come fell invading monstersincluding the things known as deepspawn, which can generate and emit many other monstersgarbage, heaps of dung, stampeding beasts, blazing barrels of combustible materials, diseased beggars, and hurled spells.