Curse of the Azure Bonds is the second in a four-part series of Forgotten Realms Dungeons & Dragons Gold Box adventure computer games, published by Strategic Simulations, Inc.. The game was released in 1989. The story is a continuation of the events after Pool of Radiance.
The associated code for this module is FRC2. It was released as a regular module for the role-playing game and as a computer game based on the module and the AD&D game system.
There is also a novel titled Azure Bonds by Kate Novak and Jeff Grubb, and is the first book of the Finder's Stone trilogy. The game is partially a sequel to the novel.
The party's objective is to defeat the creators of the five sigils and free themselves of the curse. The party will face off against a large group of rogues called the Fire Knives, a red mage of Thay called Dracandros, a priestess of Moander called Mogion, a cleric of Zhentil Keep called Fzoul Chembryl, and finally against Tyranthraxus (assuming the form of a Storm Giant) in Myth Drannor. Along the way, the party will meet some characters from the Azure Bonds novel including Akabar Bel Akash, Alias, Dragonbait, and Olive Ruskettle.
There are a few optional side quests the party can undertake, if desired. The party can gain some extra experience points and usually some extra treasure items can be found.
The bonds the party possesses can determine the friendliness or hostility of some people in-game. For instance, having the Zhentil symbol will cause citizens from the town of Hillsfar to dislike the party and charge outrageous prices.