In Tarsakh 1385, the moniker the Year of Blue Fire proves its meaning.
Suddenly arcanists across the Realms fall into distress, struggling to maintain their sanity. In the southern Realms, the jungles west of Halruua burst into a raging inferno of blue flame. The local effort to control the firestorm lead to a massive explosion felt as far as Waterdeep.
These flames surface elsewhere in Faerun, erupting through portals and planar gates to afflict nearly every corner of the continent.
Mystran priests suddenly lose their connection with their goddess, their prayers unanswered. Those who seek to commune with the Lady of Mysteries receive only silence.
In Cormyr the War Wizards find themselves bereft of their magic and under the mental strain of having their spells burned from their brains nearly a third of them lose their sanity. More War Wizards still perish as their wards throughout the kingdom fail, releasing beings that had been magically imprisoned long ago. The Royal Magician seals herself in the War Wizard’s tower.
It is worse for arcanists outside of the College of War Wizards. Individuals without the discipline and training of the War Wizards are overwhelmed. Many lose their minds and those who retain their sanity are shaken to the core.
The Steel Regent dispatches the Purple Dragons across the realm in attempt to steady the staggering realm as unleashed horrors stalk the kingdom. Realms wide, magic fails but in the proximity of the blue flames erupting across Faerun magic runs wild.
And to those who touch the blue flames, the worst fate of all awaits…