By Ed Greenwood
Whilst the goddess of magic used to be murdered, Elminster’s global shattered. as soon as the main strong wizard on the earth, immortal, loved of the goddess of magic, and the bane of villainy, he's now a drained outdated guy. he's robust yet mortal, and with the entire enemies a guy who makes a behavior of saving the realm has a tendency to acquire. To make issues worse, Elminster has needs—feeding robust magic goods to the Simbul, his lover, is the single factor that retains her sane—but their more and more dicy assortment leads his enemies correct to him.
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