The Silent Blade (Forgotten Realms: Paths of Darkness, Book by R. A. Salvatore

By R. A. Salvatore

Can the Crystal Shard be destroyed at last?

Drizzt is decided to wreck the evil Crystal Shard, and seeks out assistance from the scholar-priest Cadderly. yet as an alternative, his worst fears are learned, and Crenshinibon falls into the palms of the darkish elf mercenary Jarlaxle and his not likely best friend Artemis Entreri.

The Silent Blade is the booklet that introduced Drizzt again to the geographical regions, and used to be a New York Times most sensible vendor on its preliminary release--and has been in print each day considering that. just like the remainder of the Legend of Drizzt(R) reissues, The Silent Blade positive factors appealing new hide paintings via award-winning illustrator Todd Lockwood.

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Secondly, storage is a common concern. Those creatures who subordinate their preference for fresh meat to the convenience of having a supply must create a larder. This larder must be concealed; otherwise a visiting busybody, with no suspicion of the werebeast’s true nature, might find the half-eaten remnants of a vanished neighbor. The werebeast must also make provisions to prevent the supplies from spoiling, which would both render the food inedible and give the werebeast’s secret away with the smell of corruption.

Thus the wererat would still have to eat two full pounds of flesh, no matter how much fruit, bread, and vegetables it otherwise consumed. From my own research and encounters, I provide the following estimates of food requirements for different phenotypes. I must stress that these are estimates; variation between individuals may exist. Also, this does not take into account the possibility that certain werebeasts may preferto eat more than others. Type of Creature Werebat Werebear* Wereboar** Werecrocodile" * Werefox Werejackal* * Wererat* * Wereraven** Wereseal Wereshark Weretiger Werewolf** Estimated Requirement (Pounds of Flesh Daily) 2 50 20 50 5 20 2 1 50 75 50 25 * A werebear who is not evil requires only half this amount.

This training period may last for days or weeks, depending on the personality of the child, and the care with which its parents try to teach it [in other words, DMs discretion]. At the end of this time, the creature will have full control of its shapeshifting ability, and will rarely (if ever) undergo transfiguration without actively willing itself to do so. What about young lycanthropes who are separated from their parents-and who may even be unaware of their true nature? ) Without guidance, it is possible that even an orphaned child could learn to control its transfiguration.

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