With Oghma’s blessing, we will learn the truth. Have faith.
The dreams began for you as for so many others.
Strange shapes half seen in the darkness. Eerie
sounds that upon waking made you think of the sea.
A sense of otherness, and of unseen watchers. Such
disturbing nightmares afflict the minds of sensitive
people throughout the North, yet in your sleep, a light
parts the shadows.
When the nightmares come, a blue-green flame
erupts to burn away the threats. When your eyes
adjust, you find yourself in a grand library. As you walk
a glittering hall between high bookshelves, the passage
extends outward before you like a long road. You
wake before you reach the end, no matter how fast you
run. But as you open your eyes, a sound echoes in your
ears-the flow and gears of a water clock.
To you, the meaning could not be clearer. Oghma,
god of knowledge and thought, is bidding you to go
to Neverwinter and restore his temple, the House of Knowledge.
An ancient homily revealed by your dream lies
at the heart of your understanding. To
swear “by the clocks of Never winter” was once a most
solemn promise, so sure and perfect were the water
clocks made by the artisans of that city.
Once, Neverwinter drew experts in art and craft
from around the world, standing as a shining example
of beauty and art. Now, the city lies in ruins. The
temple to Oghma, broken by the destruction that
claimed Neverwinter, could become the center of
the city’s renaissance. The techniques of lost craft
guilds, the work of the region’s finest artisans, secrets
of architecture and engineering, as well as songs,
scrolls, and items of enchantment-all might be recovered
from the temple’s extensive archives. Ancient
relics and lore now lost elsewhere in the ruins could
be collected in the library for the use of all. The
House of Knowledge could become the House of
You set out to Neverwinter to be a part of the
city’s restoration. You know you can’t accomplish this
task on your own, but Oghma will help you develop
friendships with those who can assist you, and will
aid you in crafting the alliances necessary to bring
Neverwinter to life again. Because of your labors and
guidance, the city will become a light in the darkness
that threatens to swallow the North.