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Eye on the Realms
by Ed Greenwood

The nations of the Realms are filled with furtive organizations that use their own, secret jargon to communicate sensitive information. A primer on such codewords would be invaluable to spies—and one is available, thanks to the effort of Arshryke Taranth (deceased). Copies are being sold covertly in dark alleys and smoky rooms from the Sword Coast to the Gulf of Luiren. The secrets contained in this small book can be highly useful to spies, thieves, and infiltrators of every type, provided they can get their hands on a copy.

Thamrose Baradult of Waterdeep was selling various versions of the Arshryke’s notebook; the shorter, cheaper version ends at this point. A longer but less well-known version also exists. It contains everything discussed here plus details of some other groups. It seems likely that Baradult’s disappearance is linked to the more exclusive content of the rare edition. Owners of it, be warned!

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    About the Author

    Ed Greenwood is the man who unleashed the Forgotten Realms on an unsuspecting world. He works in libraries, writes fantasy, science fiction, horror, mystery, and even romance stories (sometimes all in the same novel), but he is still happiest churning out Realmslore, Realmslore, and more Realmslore. There are still a few rooms in his house with space left to pile up papers in . . .