In the Year of Blue Fire (1385 DR), a magical disaster called the Spellplague changed the face of Toril, its lost sibling Abeir, and even the planes themselves. Flesh, stone, magic, space, and perhaps even the flow of time were infected and changed.

Most scholars believe that the Spellplague was the direct result of the murder of the goddess Mystra at the hands of Cyric, which Shar engineered. This popular theory holds that magic was bound so long in Mystra’s Weave that, when the goddess died, it spontaneously and ruinously burst its bonds. Areas of wild magic, already outside the constraints of the Weave, touched off first, but the plague raged on and on in ever-widening spirals, devastating some places and leaving others untouched. It even tore through the realms of demons, gods, and lost souls before the end.


In the Year of the Ageless One (1479 DR), while recuperating in a cabin in the King’s Forest, Elminster felt Mystra’s presence calling to him. He found her much diminished, possessing the body of a bear that had guarded a cache of items Mystra’s still-mortal form had collected. She asked her most trusted servant to find new candidates to become Chosen and to recruit Cormyr’s War Wizards.

Only a few weeks later, having been restored to his full powers as a Chosen by absorbing the silver fire of the dying Symrustar Auglamyr and then that of the Simbul and Manshoon, Elminster returned to Mystra (in agony from absorbing too much of it) and returned much of it to the Lady of Mysteries, restoring much of her power and divinity.

Title: The Lady of Mysteries
Alignment: Neutral Good
Power: Deceased – Murdered in 1358 DR by Cyric and Shar
Influence: N/A (Magic, the Weave)
Symbol: A ring of seven stars surrounding a rising red mist, spiraling to the heavens
Worshipers: N/A (Bards, wizards, seekers of arcane lore, mostly human)
Suggested Domains: N/A (Knowledge)


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