This tome is your guide to the Thay of right now, a valuable resource for Dungeon Masters and players alike. It sets forth the people and places of the Land of Red Wizards, what life is like, and seeds, hints, and secrets sufficient to spur adventures for years of enjoyment at your gaming table.
Known to the wider Forgotten Realms® as a sinister land of Red Wizards, slavers, and marching undead armies, Thay is the distant—or uncomfortably close—menace that “may become our doom if Szass Tam turns his attention in our direction.”
And Thay is that, but it is also so much more. A truly magical land (thanks to a secret that even the goddess Mystra helps to keep) of rich culture, a rising middle class, ambitious nobles and Red Wizards who fear Szass Tam more than they hate him, but may soon be forced to defy him, and wealth beyond the imaginings of even wealthy and proud realms elsewhere.
Book Review by Jordphan
What’s in the book?
This 107-page book includes:
- A beautiful full color map of Thay
- An overview of the Thayan people including their customs cuisine, economy, homes, culture, and government
- 3 actual food recipes of Thayan cuisine
- A summary of the rulers of Thay (including the infamous Szass Tam)
- New insight into the inner workings of the Red Wizards of Thay
- A detailed look at the Thayan military: army, navy, and infamous ‘Probity Corps’
- Points of interest, including an overview of each district (“tharch”), their ruler, population, and banner
- 1 NEW D&D 5e subclass: the Weavebound Paladin
- A NEW D&D 5e magic option: Circle Magic
- 3 NEW D&D 5e Feats
- 3 NEW D&D 5e backgrounds: Blank Slate, Expatriate Mage, & Thayan Deserter
- Thayan equipment & trinkets
- An overview of Thayan creatures with 4 NEW D&D 5e stat blocks: Bogmaw, Many-Hued Goat, Protodracolich, & Poltergoat
- A ready to run adventure in Thay: Intrigue in Eltabbar (includes 4 player & DM maps)
- Multiple pages of beautiful illustration
Galley of interior artwork
Table top roleplaying books are labors of love and no books would be possible without the work of many fantastic creators.
- Britt Martin (Cover Illustration)
- Brett Barkley
- Adrian Landeros
- Thuan Pharm
- Hector Rodriguez
- Artem Shukaev
- Quentin Soubrouillard
- Victor Tan Design
- Gordon McAlpin