Is there a FR novel that properly explores the love story of Laeral Silverhand and Khelben “Blackstaff”; from the Stornanter days until his death?

Is there any reason why the Bard spell list does not include the Thaumaturgy and Alter Self spells?

Building 1st Level Combat Encounters

Sembia Seven 2: Briarposts

Why don’t sages just keep corpses on ice or mummify them, then have a cleric cast Speak with Dead whenever they want to know something that happened during that body’s lifetime?

“A gong that sounds in two guardrooms. And releases a monster.”