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Elminster Aumar, Chosen of Mystra, invites you to explore the grandest repository of knowledge in the Forgotten Realms: Candlekeep, the Library Fortress! The Sage of Shadowdale has assembled this companion to help seekers of wisdom navigate the Castle of Tomes. Be warned! Elminster requests that you bring a suitable entrance gift, lest you be turned away at the front gates, now for Fantasy Grounds!

This book is the definitive guide to Candlekeep and includes the first-ever comprehensive map of Candlekeep. Dungeon Masters can find a history and overview of Candlekeep developed in consultation with Ed Greenwood, creator of the Forgotten Realms, new variant rules, 26 new magic items, and 11 new creatures found in the library fortress. Players can create characters from four new subclass options and 34 new spells, and embark on stories involving the Castle of Tomes and the lore held within. Elminster’s Candlekeep Companion also includes an adventure for use in Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus, written by M.T. Black.

Chapter 1 provides four new subclass options for creating Candlekeep-inspired characters.

  • Bard - College of Destiny: By virtue of prescience, they navigate the twisting roads of luck and fate.
  • Cleric - Prophecy Domain: These oracles are blessed and burdened with overwhelming visions of the future.
  • Monk - Way of the Avowed Preserver: They swear to protect their chosen library or archive, no matter the cost.
  • Wizard - Academic Lore: In the classrooms and dining halls of magical schools, these students and professors strive to master their Art.

Chapter 2 presents a general overview of Candlekeep, such as requirements for entry, major locations, and the monastic order known as the Avowed.

Chapter 3 includes an in-depth look at the Great Library of Candlekeep, its rules, and the books contained therein.

Chapter 4 details ideas for creating Candlekeep adventures, and includes an adventure by M.T. Black, for use in Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus.

Chapter 5 contains 26 new magic items and 34 new spells found in Candlekeep and its vaults, including magical books, tomes, and grimoires.

Chapter 6 provides 11 new monsters and NPCs, such as bookworms, tome guardians, and Miirym, the legendary Sentinel Wyrm.

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Lead Designers: Justice Arman, Anthony Joyce

Designers: Trevor Armstrong, M.T. Black, Jeremy Forbing, Laura Hirsbrunner, and Ed Greenwood

Editor: Laura Hirsbrunner

Graphic Designer: Gordon McAlpin

Cover and Interior Art: Bob Greyvenstein

Cartography: Marco Bernardini

FG Conversion: Anthony Rush

Creative Consultants: Teos Abadía, Enrique Bertran, M.T. Black, and Ed Greenwood

This book is gorgeously arranged, with formatting that rivals official hardcovers, and Bernardini's map of Candlekeep is utterly jaw-dropping. The content is thoroughly researched and expertly written, and the cut-in excerpts from Candlekeep's many tomes is an inspired touch. It's some of the best the Guild has to offer; it even has a disclaimer like the official hardcovers!

– James Haeck, Lead Writer, D&D Beyond. Coauthor, Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, Descent into Avernus & Explorer's Guide to Wildemount.

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Larry H August 29, 2021 2:00 pm UTC
All the apostrophes have been replaced by "." This is for titles as well as descriptions in spells. I've only seen this in spells so far. Looking at some other sections, I don't see any issues, but I haven't gone through everything.
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Larry H August 29, 2021 2:01 pm UTC
I also found it in Items.
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Larry H August 31, 2021 3:23 pm UTC
Just noticed that the box I had placed between the parenthesis was replaced with a "." instead.
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Grim Press ` September 01, 2021 3:51 pm UTC
Hi Larry,

FG Unity is much more strict with "bad characters" than FG Classic was, so a few parts in this module have been affected. We are in the process of fixing these issues and will push an update to the DMsGuild when it is ready.

Thanks for brining this to our attention!
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Chris K January 14, 2021 3:18 pm UTC
Curious on how the new Candlekeep Mysteries book from WOTC will affect this publication.
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Stephen L January 13, 2021 9:20 pm UTC
When I try to download it just gives me a file with a video of a cat playing with a ball
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DmDomination @ January 14, 2021 1:00 am UTC
That's a very odd problem. Can you tell me what the file extension is. Are you uploading the file into Fantasy Grounds properly?
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Stephen L January 14, 2021 5:26 pm UTC
Never mind I figured it out, it was trying to load the mod file on a random video service and the cat video was the preloaded video
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Nick W July 21, 2020 2:07 am UTC
will the maps be updated for fantasy grounds unity?
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Trevor A September 03, 2020 5:00 pm UTC
Hi Nick,

As this module does not contain a battle map (only an overland map of Candlekeep), a Unity LoS update is not needed. The supplied module will work in Unity. If you have other questions or concerns, please feel free to join our discord server:
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