But those are not the only secrets I have discovered. I know the power of gods are real, and I feel the rush of such power in my veins. Many pray to providence, fate or destiny, but I know all of these as the will of Tymora, Lady of Luck and fortune. Some say she is a fickle power, but those are the words of impatient fools. Luck shows her face in every transaction, barter, contest, meeting, capture, escape, and competition, but you must be prepared to capitalize on her intervention when she graces you with her favor. If you are not prepared for luck, it will do you no good when she shows her face. Though my prayers have not yet been answered directly, she has manifested many times in my young days on the road. She seems particularly pleased with my style of cards and dice---be warned.
There is another secret that I still seek. Though the rule of the Order in Thay has long drawn in learned men who would call themselves wizard, in times of old great men of power held themselves separate from such cabals, and indeed warned against their corrupting influences. Some even battled against the Early Reds. These men were persecuted by the Order, but they fought back by forging great weapons for warriors to carry against would be tyrants. One such wizard was named Thorwin Grall, and he forged many swords with a number of top craftsmen. One sword, however, stands in legend as his greatest gift. The blade was forged with the notion of providing a warrior with a small arsenal of magic advantages, so that warrior could defeat a wizard without a friendly wizard at his side (indeed, friendly wizards were already getting hard to come by). It is said that he harnessed so much of his personal might into the blade that only the most stalwart, brave, and honorable warrior may lift the sword. It is told in legend that the blade, crafted in the form of a bastard sword, lends spells and enchantments to the fighter wielding it, giving him the powers of a powerful warrior and mystical wizard all at once.Though the legends of the blade are many, only one hints at it's whereabouts now, as it is said to be buried in a forgotten family graveyard. Which family is not known, but the name of the blade is-Arcanum.