Tymora

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Tymora
Game background
Title(s) Lady Luck, the Lady Who Smiles, Our Smiling Lady
Home plane 2E: Brightwater (Arborea)
3E: Brightwater
Power level Intermediate
Alignment Chaotic Good
Portfolio Good fortune, skill, victory, adventurers
Design details

Tymora (/tˈmɔərə/ ty-MOHR)[1][2] is the Goddess of Good Fortune in the fictional world of Toril, in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting of the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game. Ed Greenwood created Tymora for his home Dungeons & Dragons game, loosely inspired by the Greek deity Tyche.

Publication history[edit]

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st edition (1977-1988)[edit]

Tymora appeared as one of the major deities for the Forgotten Realms campaign setting, in the Forgotten Realms Campaign Set's "Cyclopedia of the Realms" booklet (1987).[1]

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition (1989-1999)[edit]

Tymora was described in the hardback Forgotten Realms Adventures (1990),[3] the revised Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting (1993) in the "Running the Realms" booklet,[4] and Faiths & Avatars (1996).[5] Her clergy was further detailed in Warriors and Priests of the Realms (1996),[6] and Prayers from the Faithful (1997).[7]

Her role in the cosmology of the Planescape campaign setting was described in On Hallowed Ground (1996).[8]

Tymora is described as one of the good deities that celestials can serve in the supplement Warriors of Heaven (1999).[9]

Dungeons & Dragons 3.0 edition (2000-2007)[edit]

Tymora appears as one of the major deities of the Forgotten Realms setting again, in Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting (2001),[2] and is further detailed in Faiths and Pantheons (2002).[10]

Description[edit]

Tymora is a sister to Beshaba, the goddess of misfortune, having been created when Tyche, the former deity of luck, was infected by Moander's evil essence, and split apart by Selûne. She is commonly revered by adventurers and others who rely on a mixture of luck and skill to achieve their goals. She is also a known ally of the demipower Finder Wyvernspur[citation needed].

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb and Karen S. Martin (1987). Forgotten Realms Campaign Set. Wizard of the Coast. ISBN 0-88038-472-7. 
  2. ^ a b Ed Greenwood et al. (2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting. Wizard of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5. 
  3. ^ Grubb, Jeff and Ed Greenwood. Forgotten Realms Adventures (TSR, 1990)
  4. ^ Ed Greenwood (1993). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting. ASIN B000K06S2E. 
  5. ^ Martin, Julia, and Eric L Boyd. Faiths & Avatars (TSR, 1996)
  6. ^ Terra, John. Warriors and Priests of the Realms (TSR, 1996)
  7. ^ Greenwood, Ed and Stewart, Doug. Prayers from the Faithful (TSR, 1997)
  8. ^ McComb, Colin. On Hallowed Ground (TSR, 1996)
  9. ^ Perkins, Christopher. Warriors of Heaven (TSR, 1999)
  10. ^ Boyd, Eric L, and Erik Mona. Faiths and Pantheons (Wizards of the Coast, 2002)