Realms Lexicon - Letter B

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    Bittergar Bush
    [BITTER-gar]
    (n.)
    Common
    Region: all
    Usage: current
    - A small, inedible, dark blue shrub. Resembles a thistle. Exceedingly bitter taste when uncooked.
    - Found in most non-mountainous, non-desert regions on the continent of Faerûn.

    From Eye On the Realms: Spellslayer Wine, Dungeon #195, October 2011.

    Used in a sentence:
    "If you're wanting to intensify the flavor of that broth then add powdered bittergar leaves before you boil the bones."


    Blakkalan [blak-KAL-an]
    (n.)
    Common
    Region: Sword Coast
    Usage: current
    - A type of wine.
    - Certain alchemical sleep powders retain their efficacy within blakkalan for up to six months.

    From Eye On the Realms: Rastigur Stornont, Dungeon #184, November 2010.

    Used in a sentence:
    "Deliver what blakkalan we have left to Stornont. He's always wanting more of it."


    Bright-Eye Cloak Pin
    (n.)
    Common
    Region: Heartlands (Sembia; Cormyr)
    Usage: 1478 DR (declining)
    - A kind of cloak pin crafted to appear like the human eye with a gemstone for a pupil.
    - Rumored (falsely) to be consecrated to elder or fallen gods so as to bring helpful magical aid in time of need.
    - Fashionable among nobles in both Cormyr and Sembia in the winter of 1478 DR.

    From Eye On the Realms: The Flame Door, Dungeon #173, December 2009.

    Used in a sentence:
    "Our spies tell us Lord Spurbright of Cormyr has developed a taste for dajarrlith, so we must acquire all the bottles we can. Therefore remove the gemstones from the unsold bright-eyes, melt down the cloak pins, then sell the metal and gems for as much coin as you can get. Buy up all the wine at once. The price of dajarrlith is about to go up."


    Brokemirror [BROKE-mirror]
    (n.)
    Common
    Region: Heartlands
    Usage: current
    - the antithesis; the opposite.

    From Looking For All Info About Cormyr, Candlekeep Forums, page 7, 01 Mar 2009, accessed 5 May 2021.

    Used in a sentence:
    "Lyonard Bryarn was the brokemirror of his father, Lord Boarrevarn Bryarn. Lyonard was kind, in his way, and no sadist like his father. Perhaps that's why Lord Boarrevarn had his son killed."
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