Forgotten Realms (comic)


Forgotten Realms (comic)

Infobox comic book title
title=Forgotten Realms


caption=
schedule=Monthly (concluded)
format=Ongoing series (concluded)
ongoing=y
publisher=DC Comics
date=September 1989 – September 1991
issues= 25 issues
main_char_team =
creators= Jeff Grubb, Rags Morales
subcat=DC Comics
sort=PAGENAME

"Forgotten Realms" is a fantasy based comic book set in Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms campaign setting, written by Jeff Grubb and illustrated by Rags Morales and Dave Simons

Plot

;The Hand of Varprak #1 - #4:Argrivar and Vartan accidentally come across a powerful artefact, the Hand of Varpak.

;Dragonreach #5 - #8:A mysterious force is murdering dragons in the realms. The companions have to stop this dragonslayer before the dragons go on a revolt and cause untold damage to the realms.

;Minder's Story #9:Chronicles Minder's story and how she got into the golem body.

;Head Cheese #10:Chronicles Foxilion's addiction to "cheese" and how he met Omen.

;Triangles #11 - #13:Jasmine and Ishi make a bet to see who will get Agrivar's affections.

;Undead Love #14:Jasmine attracts the attention of an undead lich as his new bride.

;The Times of Troubles #15 - 18:Set during the Time of Troubles, Labelas uses Vartan as his host when is forced into the mortal plane.

;Wake of Realms Master #25:Labelas returns to offer the companions their heart's desire for what happened during "The Times of Troubles". He learns it's not a simple as granting wishes and some things have to be earned. After Labelas learns some humility and wisdom, vartan is finally able to forgive him. The series concludes with Omen lighting the wake of the Realms Master.

Characters

Realm Master Crew

;Dwalimor Omen:A mage from the southern lands of Halruaa who is the captain of the Realms Master. Omen seeks out powerful artefacts to safely dispose of them. He meets Vartan and Priam in his search for the Hand of Varpak. Is a powerful mage, but at times he experiences intense pains when he overly exerts his magical powers. At one point he mentions that he is slowly rotting away. Was once sought out by the Halruaan government for being a traitor.

;Minder :A female dwarf whose mind has been transferred to a golem. Her body was altered several times, first when she was rapidly heated by a flame trap set by Varpak then cooled by a cone of cold spell. Her body is destroyed after she steps in a fight with Agrivar and a Enroth possessed Vartan. She is later remade. It was first believed that Minder was a human female, however in the Forgotten Realms annual it's revealed she's a dwarf. She's a constant guard to Omen even going as far to be a nursemaid to him.

;Ishi Barasume:An oriental swordswoman who considers her honour to be of upmost importance and resents losing face. Her father passed away 10 years prior to start the series and she still sends messages to him as burnt offerings. For most of the series she seems to harbor a crush on Agrivar sectionbreak

;Jasmine:A winged female human who first appears in "Triangles" story arc. She later leaves her current companions to join the Spelljammer crew.

;Vartan Hai Sylar :An arrogant and sarcastic elven priest. Although he maintains an aloof facade, he does care deeply for his friends.

;Priam Agrivar :A human paladin who has a past addiction to alcohol.

;Foxilion Cardluck:A thief who has a previous addiction to a hallucinogenic cheese-like substance called "cheeese"

Other Characters

;Labelas EnorethLabelas is Vartan's deity. During the Time of Troubles he uses Vartan as a host body. He attempts to use the Realm Master and the crew to defeat the god Helm and restore his divinity.

References to Forgotten Realms

Jeff Grubb uses various references to the world of Forgotten Realms, using known characters like Elminster. He uses as Labelas Enoreth one of elven pantheon of gods described in the Forgotten Realms world as Vartan's patron. He sets one of his story arcs "An Avatar Story" during the Time of Troubles.

References


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