[He is told to use the search function, but the Librarians are nice and help him pick several topics involving House Bhaliir.]
The books he finds are uniformly old, often treating Phaerimm as a curious relic of the past. No book was more recently written than 1358 DR.
No one knows any of these things, nor have ever spoken or written of them. Phaerimm are a complete mystery, scholars, at best understand the Netherese fought and lost a war against them and that their power was so immense it destroyed the mightiest human empire in history and left it a barren wasteland.
Its likely they can not be overcome most scholars claim, and most the books Tharey reads imply the Phaerimm are extinct and were destroyed in the calamity that took Netheril when Mystryl died, its presumed the magical Phaerimm were all destroyed in this event.
Some theorize Phaerimm are adult carniphages, a specialized race of illithid savants, or extra-planar parasites that feed on magic. No one theory is widely embraced by any.
The Mines of Tethyamar were located beneath the Desertsmouth Mountains, at the border between the Anauroch and the Dalelands region, some 300 miles from Arabel. The "fall" was recorded in the early 1100s DR, with the few survivors fleeing to dwarven communities in Far Hills and Storm Horn regions. As of 1372, the mines were cleared of orcs by Zhentarim forces. Since the Primordial Event, nothing has been heard from Tethyamar.
[Tonald happily supplies Frippi with a selection of tomes in regards of Tilverton, he also notes that she should contact the War Wizards in regards of it since they were in fact said to be involved. None truly know how Tilverton came to be as it is, yet the search to cleanse it has been going on for decades.]
Book Deities of the Realms and their Presence in Cormyr Vo 2
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The Initiated and the Shadovar
@mr-moloch said in Book: Novo's Planar Conundrumds Edition 1:
Overlapping planes -
The Ethereal plane. This plane seems to be at least partially co-existent with the prime material plane, and 'overlap' with it. Apparently, spells like, Ghostly visage, and displacement, may well potentially 'tap into' this plane, placing the person under the effect of the spell in both planes at once. Apparently, this ghosts and spirits 'live' for want of a better word, on this plane. A misty kind of 'mirror' of the prime material plane.
The Shadow plane. Again, an overlapping plane. A place of eternal darkness and shadow. Some even say the shadow plane exists everywhere there are shadows on our plane. Shadow fiends and other shadowy creature dwell here. This, again, could be seen as a darker 'mirror' of our own world. I've heard of two potential entrance to this plane. One via a 'river of darkness and shadow' somewhere within the underdark, from which several shadow creatures were reported to have crawled out and attacked a band of adventurers.
The other, the place where an ancient shadovar city landed atop a village annihilating it, and later leaving a huge shadow in its wake. This village was apparently somewhere within the Moonsea-ride.
Editor's Note: The author may refer to Tilverton, a city that was supposedly destroyed by a Shadovar Doomsday device during the Shadovar War in 1375 DR.
According to the War of the Sisters of Light and Darkness, it is posited this is the plane to which the Shadoveri were banished.
[A passing by Nethsus makes a comment to the Half-Elf that because she isn't wholly tainted, he'll do her the favour of pointing her in the right direction. He mentions that the lesser kind of Shadow Spiders is uncommonly found within the Underdark, and recalls books mentioning Duergar around their most common sighting areas.]
The Head Librarian gives the scowling woman a polite nod, whilst explaining that few come to the library and write rumours. However, there have been several rough reports of barbarian tribes wandering the snowy peaks of the Stormhorns for quite some time. Many which are said to be lead by elderly shamans, but otherwise he cannot say much more.
The librarian nearly leap out of their seat as Irene display the seal, eagerly explaining it hails from the original Mage whom built Maleen's Spire. The symbol was later adopted by the first Mage Guild of the tower, which was many centuries later reformed by the late Lord Maleen.
The Libraria advices the man to contact Chronicler Sigfried or Battlemage Coltsbury in regards of the gold curse, but does mention that it was first discovered after a band of adventurers pursued a cyric into the ancient ruins earlier this year.
The Librarian appears puzzled, but does mention that there was once over two decades ago an adventuring group, who were said to have freed a Netherese man or spirit from the ruins using a legendary hammer heart. Rumours had it soon afterwards that the hammer heart had been lost in the Underdark.
The librarian explains that teleportation spell are extremely powerful and only a few handful of wizards are known to master them without the use of magical items. Even the majority of War Wizards and Red Wizards are known to use items to teleport themselves.