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From “A Report on the Simple Codex,” found in the archives of the Royal Military College of Cormyr

While many scholars know of Nybor because of certain unique spells bearing her name, little is known about the woman herself. Nybor rose through the ranks of the Red Wizards to be zulkir of enchantment, and gained that exalted position at an unprecedented young age through a combination of factors, including assassination, spying, and manipulation of lovers. 

Most Red Wizards hoard their magic, jealously keeping their work to themselves. Nybor freely gave her spells to many traveling Red Wizards. As a result her name and work has come down to us.

Nybor's Simple Codex is the only book of hers that has ever been known to leave Thay, and contains an assortment of the spells which bear Nybor’s name, as well as spells exclusive to the Red Wizards of Thay. Study them, pick them apart, but for the gods’ sake don’t use them, for there is reason to believe that Red Wizards have ways of knowing when their spells are used by anyone not previously authorized by them.

Wendelyn Dannon, War Wizard

the Year of the Star Walker’s Return (DR 1490)


Nybor’s Simple Codex is the third in a series of products which convert magic items and spells from previous editions to the 5th edition of D&D. Other conversions include Bhargrack’s Battlewear and Magicka Serrella:



R P Davis is a freelance writer, editor, and adventure designer. He’s been a tabletop gamer the entire time he’s been sentient, and a role-playing addict for more than 30 years. In that time he’s written countless things, from simple spell effects to D&D campaign worlds to complete role-playing games. He is now a Platinum-best selling Guild creator. 

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