• 1265 DR [Year of Flowers]
  • The Spontaer, senior Sage-Priest of Ilmater at the House of Holy Suffering in Mussum receives in a vision, certain spells to make the Tome of Torment only usable by priests of Ilmater, and therefore render it less attractive to thieves. The Spontaer works the magics, and in the process, sacrifices his life in the process. Upon his death, despite his express instructions to the contrary, the leader of the temple, Exalted Sufferer Shrymaun Beldaerth, refuses to send the Tome to the most important Imatari temple in Faerun, the House of the Broken God at Keltar in Calimshan.

    The head priest of the House of the Broken God, Archsufferer Bloirt Waelarn calls on true Ilmatari to cast out "all heretics" in the House of Mussum. A few minor priests obey him, calling on the Holy Warriors of Suffering, the Knights of the Bleeding Shield, and the paladins of the Order of the Golden Cup. In response, the Archsufferer of Mussum calls on the holy knights of the Companions of the Noble Heart to defend them. »