Realms Lexicon - Letter H

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  • Handkeg [HAND-keg]
    (n.)
    Common
    Region: all
    Usage: current
    - A small container fitted with a strap or handle, and a lid that can be sealed shut. Used to carry foodstuffs. Made to fit in one's hand.

    From Eye On the Realms: Tarmel Drouth, Outcast Noble, Dungeon #176, March 2010.

    Used in a sentence:
    "Four handkegs filled with pickles, the rest filled with Beltran's soup. And no, I don't know what Beltran puts in it, but I do know it will last the tenday we'll be on the road to Arabel."


    Handyspells
    (n.)
    Common
    Region: all
    Usage: current
    - A portmanteau of 'handy' and 'spells.'
    - A traveling spellbook.

    From Elminster Enraged, hardcover edition, p27.

    Used in a sentence:
    "Slaying Crown mages in the wild will gain ye spells, aye, but only what's in their handyspells books. Methinks 'tis better to knife them in their beds and steal both their handyspells and their proper spellbooks. I know where we can find two War Wizards, two apprentices, and only a handful of Purple Dragons guarding them in a tower north of Moonever. We can slay them all and escape into the Hermit's Wood before anyone is the wiser."


    The High
    (n.)
    Common
    Region: Sword Coast (Waterdeep)
    Usage: current
    - An abbreviation of "the High Road."
    - Everyday citizens of Waterdeep use this term instead of the street's full name.
    - Visitors to Waterdeep can be distinguished as such by their failure to use this term in conversation.

    From Eye On the Realms: The Talking Door, Dragon #410, April 2012.

    Used in a sentence:
    "Take the High north to Trades Ward. Ye'll find the Inn of the Dripping Dagger on yer right. Mind ye, the Whisperer within the Door still speaks from time to time. Be polite if ye'd prefer it didn't speak of yerself."
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