• 442 DR [Year of the Relic's Vigil]
  • First mention of the Flame of the Spirit (an artifact of Tymora) in the book To Serve Fair Fortune, written by the adventurer-priest Ithlom Dhaunart (although it is believed that the Flame's origins are much more ancient). The book describes the Flame as a holy item kept by the Faithful Sisters of Tymora at their temple-farm at Smiling Lady Well (now sunk beneath the waves of the Moonsae along with nearby Northkeep) is borne out by the fact that the center of their compound is marked by a shrine called "The House of the Holy Flame" (the only instance of a "flame" being associated with Tymora). »

  • 982 DR [Year of the Scythe]
  • Jorthan Twocastle, a lovable rogue who served the a Tymoran temple in Sembia and member of the Brave Broadsword Band, escapes from the lair of the red dragon, Thungarbarath in the Thunder Peaks with a handful of coin and the Flame of the Spirit (an artifact of Tymora). Jorthan is the only member to survive.

    Jorthan tries to sell the Flame in Archenbridge, but Jorthan did not known that only worshippers of Tymora may handle the artifact and not be burned by it. An interested merchant is engulfed in flames and no one shows any further interest in the Flame.

    Jorthan hides the Flame in one of the Brave Broadsword's favorite caches: an empty coffin in the Mulsiner family crypt deep within Ordulin's Graveyard of the Sleeping Gryphon and hires on as a caravan guard. When he returns, the Flame is gone. Not knowing what to do next, Jorthan forgets about the Flame and moves on with his life.

    He eventually tells his tale years later, as he lay dying in the care of the monks of Old Hazard Hill Farm, a monastic Tymoran retreat north of Huddagh. »

  • 1150 DR [Year of the Scourage]
  • The Flame of the Spirit (an artifact of Tymora) surfaces as a means of murder in Calimport when a number of satraps and powerful shaleiras (wealthy investors-concubines who sponsors various men into positions of power and manipulate them all their lives) are found dead in their beds, their bare skins all bearing single burns. The killer remains a mystery despite the use of powerful seeking spells, and may have been a drow or another dweller of the Underdark who had learned how to handle the Flame. The only certain thing is that the being who slew the Ongalar of Calimport, one of the last victums, fled deep underground while closely pursued, and had the Flame in hand. »

  • 1158 DR [Year of the Blood Tusk Charge]
  • The Flame of the Spirit is seen by Fargoth Labbard, a rooftop sneak-thief in Elturel in the hands of a Tymoran adventurer whom Fargoth promptly robbed. His booty burns Fargoth badly when he tries to examine it in his rooftop hideaway. His arms fell into ashes as he collapses. Another thief who robbed him dies in agony.

    The Flame bounces away form the burning body when it crashes to the cobbles of an Elturian street and is scooped up by a servant of the local mage Helgarth, who wraps it in his cloak. Helgarth examines the gem carefully, and when he is sure that its magic would not aid him, he placed it in an open chest, as a decoy for thieves, inside the window of his tower that always stood open to admit his flying gargoyle servants.

    Over the next three decades, the Flame slays 10 thieves, and sorely wounded at least three others. »

  • 1188 DR [Year of the Soft Fogs]
  • The Flame of the Spirit (an artifact of Tymora) is given the nickname "Helgarth's Death" when after a furious young apprentice, Nagathra of Baldur's Gate, takes revenge on her master after a whipping by thrusting the gem into his mouth and holding it there. Nagathra finds herself attacked by all of Helgarth's servitor-creatures and her fellow apprentices. In the battle, the Flame is hurled out into the streets along with most of the eastern side of Helgarth's Tower. It is gingerly taken up and put on display under a glass hood in Amscoth's Ales, a tavern where many travelers see it (including the historian Urbuth of Athkatla and several Tymoran priests) and heard the increasingly fanciful tales of its exploits as "the Flying Flame" that sought out and slew the evil or the unworthy or just the foes of the Hidden One who commanded it from afar. »

  • 1192 DR [Year of the Guide]
  • The Flame of the Spirit (an artifact of Tymora) is snatched from its place in the tavern by the dancer Falaera "Manybells" Drachan, who said the gem is holy to Tymora, and should be returned to the goddess. Someone evidently disagreed. Falaera's headless body is found beside a farm lane a tenday later - and the Flame had vanished from her backpack. »

  • 1212 DR [Year of Ocean's Wrath]
  • Unchartered adventurers explore the Fields of the Dead north of Elturel found a tomb beneath the Hill of the Headless Dancer. They speculated that the dancing zombie for whom the hill was named was Falaera, animated by whoever had populated the tomb with guardian undead. The Flame of the Spirit is set into a door, its base protruding to form the door handle (so as to burn all non-Tymorans who try to open the door). The door led only to a string of traps, but the rest of the tomb, hidden beyond a concealed door, is furnished as the abode of a wizard - an absent wizard who presumably had met with misfortune while away from home, and would never return. The adventurers took the Flame away in a coffer and sold it to a gem merchant in Iriaebor, not bothering to warn him of its properties. He disappears within a tenday. »

  • 1269 DR [Year of the Moat]
  • The Flame of the Spirit (an artifact of Tymora) appears when it is found on a brigand's body lying in the rubblish heaps of the Rat Hills, south of Waterdeep by the priest Ungold of Tyr, who concealed the gem and revealed its whereabouts to Waterdhavian worshipers of Tymora. The Tymorans are slain by unknown assailants during their return to the city, and the Flame vanishes again. »

  • 1287 DR [Year of the Smoky Moon]
  • The Flame of the Spirit reappears at a MageFair int he Fallen Lands, where a certain Udo of Felthaeran (a village in the Vilhon since destroyed by spell-battles and storms) attemtps to sell it to Prasker of Torbold. The aged Lord Mage recognizes the Flame and refused it, subsequently informing Nanthoe of Esmeltaran, a priestess of Tymora, of Udo's attempt. Nanthoe sets many Tymorans searching for Udo down the following decades, but he is never found. »

  • 1344 DR [Year of Moonfall]
  • The Flame of the Spirit (an artifact of Tymora) is seen in Skullport by Mirt the Moneylender. An anonymous mage who learned how to open the Flame into its tablet form is trying to sell it to discerning buyers as "a tome of many mighty magics from long-lost Netheril". He fled when Mirt tries to seize the Flame, and proves to have both dopplegangers and illithids among his loyal bodyguards. It takes over a dozen years for their attempts to slay Mirt to cease. »