Year of the Shadows
It Was A Time of Heroes . . .
“Finally, the Realms are a land of adventure, and therefore adventurers. It is the time of heroes, when one man of pure heart (or with a powerful artifact) may hold his own against enemy hordes, where legions of evil forces may muster and be destroyed by the actions of a few, where the nations rise and fall on magical tides which mere men can control. It is a time when the bold and the lucky may make their fortunes and gain great power over their worlds.”
As recorded by Lhaeo, Scribe to the Sage ELMONSTER OF SHADOWDALE, 30th and last day of Nightal, Year of the Prince, 1357 Dalereckoning.