Something interesting I noticed — the symbol of the Queen of Air and Darkness is a black diamond. In 2e, 3e, and D&D Next Auril’s symbol was a snowflake on a black diamond. In 4e it was said Auril was the QoAaD. In 5e they’re separate, and Auril’s symbol is *just the snowflake*. An interesting vein to explore for any characters for whom Auril or the QoAaD are important, perhaps – especially if the QoAaD still claims to be Auril to retain worshippers on Toril.
Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but it's an interesting notion. Any thoughts, @TheEdVerse?
— Ben Rowe (@CineastBenRowe) February 14, 2020
The deeds of gods are often mysteries to mortals, especially when overlaid by what priesthoods say (which is often propaganda/misdirection intended to make their deity seem important/vital).
In this case, I’d say this: “The QoAaD still claims to be Auril to… 2)
…retain worshippers on Toril" is exactly what's happening. And Auril cooperates because it boosts her importance and therefore worship and therefore influence.#Realmslore
— Ed Greenwood (@TheEdVerse) February 14, 2020