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As I understand, 'Grand Master of Flowers' is a title given to the leader of the Monastery of the Yellow Rose, What relationship does it have to Bahamut?

The monastery appears to worship a different deity, and Bahamut is not really a god of monks. Why did Wizards print Bahamut as this monk?

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    Probably an AD&D reference. The (there can be only one) 17th-level monk is "The Grand Master of Flowers" regardless of alignment. (Unlike 16th level, which had one master per alignment.)
    – DavidW
    Jul 17, 2021 at 14:50
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    mobile.twitter.com/StevenMace16/status/1412060230071033857 - Looks like you'll have to wait and see. Possibly a tie-in with an upcoming book
    – Valorum
    Jul 17, 2021 at 14:55
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    @Andrey Nowhere in your question is there a reference to Forgotten Realms. If that is important to your question (as your comments seem to suggest) then you really need to add that. Note also that the Monk class predates Forgotten Realms.
    – DavidW
    Jul 17, 2021 at 15:41
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    @DavidW The MTG set the card comes from is titled Adventures in the Forgotten Realms. Which is important information the OP left out, but that is probably where the reference to the Forgotten Realms comes from.
    – shufly
    Jul 17, 2021 at 17:20

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Possibly a hint towards the future?

Bahamut is known to disguise himself as a human surrounded by seven canaries in order to advance good causes. It would appear he is doing that in his card. This is especially apparent in his alternate art, which gives more inhuman eyes.

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I don't know why specifically they chose to combine these two previously unrelated elements of the lore. However, Bahamut is a lawful-good god and the Monastery is a lawful-good organization, so it's not the biggest jump that Bahamut would find them interesting. I've also seen speculation that this is a hint towards an upcoming development based on the Way of the Ascendant Dragon monks coming to D&D soon.

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    The canaries were actually Gold Dragons, I think. Jul 19, 2021 at 17:09
  • What two elements are you referring to? Disguising himself as a human with canaries and ??? Jul 19, 2021 at 17:35
  • @lupus Bahamut and the monastery
    – Rogue Jedi
    Jul 19, 2021 at 22:02

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