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The Gentle Ghost of SilverymoonD&D Insider Article
Eye on the Realms
by Ed Greenwood

The Gentle Ghost moves along the streets and alleys of present-day Silverymoon with obvious awareness of objects and beings around her. Smiling gently, she looks into the eyes of those she encounters. Her own eyes have been described as large, dark, and solemn, sometimes with "the night stars mirrored in them," as some poetic souls have been heard to exclaim. She sees events around her and reactions to her, but the impression she leaves is that she seems to be calmly seeking someone.

Wherever you find battlefields, fortresses, or long-established settlements in the Realms, you will also find hauntings. Many folktales concentrate on the undead or walking dead, those who awaken terror, have fearsome powers, and pose very real dangers to the living. After that, most bards turn to tales of the inexplicable, telling of strange lights or staring eyes where there should be none, doors that open or close by themselves, and items that move about of their own volition. Many such objects—a shoe, a skull, or a skeletal or mummified finger—are tokens of an unseen curse or force that guards a place or family, or lashes out with fell intent at intruders … or anyone at all.

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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 ...