• 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. »