The Winking Eyes of Rhauron
In the endless tavern-talk of the Realms, amid all the wildly embroidered accounts of dragons, flying skulls that whisper doom, wronged unfortunates who rise from the dead to seek revenge, and the latest pratfalls and eccentricities of kings, a new element has arisen: many mutterings about “winking gems” that flash once when touched, then melt into the palms and fingers of those handling them—unless the gems are instantly hurled away and shunned.
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About the Author
Ed Greenwood is the man who unleashed the Forgotten Realms setting on an unsuspecting world. He works in libraries, plus he writes fantasy, science fiction, horror, mystery, and romance stories (sometimes all in the same novel), but he is happiest when churning out Realmslore, Realmslore, and more Realmslore. He still has a few rooms in his house in which he has space left to pile up papers.