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Eye on the Realms
by Ed Greenwood

Down the centuries, Waterdeep has enjoyed no shortage of lazy, gruff, fat, and swindling merchants— and it’s in no danger of experiencing one right now. Rastigur Stornont, the snarling epitome of such stereotypical greedy traders, is currently riding high in the City of Splendors.

Trading in sundry wares as he lurks in Mistshore, Downshadow, and Dock Ward, this burly, paunchy man has such a prodigious capacity for drink that he’s widely thought to be a hopeless drunkard—but he can function quite well after imbibing amounts that leave most drinkers senseless. He often acts drunk when he’s almost sober, and enthusiastically enhances his debauched reputation, which is becoming legendary as his success and public profile rise.

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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 . . .

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