I'm building a Warlock with an Archfey patron, and I want to read more about the Feywild. I remember the AD&D Manual of the Planes and it had information from all the planes. Does 5e have one of these? If not, is there a place I can read in-depth about the Archfey and the Feywild? (Similar information on Hell, demon princes, and the Abyss would also be greatly appreciated.)


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The Dungeon Master's Guide and Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes are your best bet

The DMG has a chapter on the planes, which does include the Feywild on pp. 49-50 (and the Nine Hells/Abyss too, pp. 64-66 and 62-63 respectively).

There is more info in MToF on both the Feywild and the Eladrin on pp. 49-50 (what a strange coincidence!), as well as an entire chapter on the Blood War, with plenty of information on devils, demons, the Nine Hells and the Abyss (pp. 5-34).

There is also a tiny bit of information on a few Archfey in the Sword Coast Adventure's Guide, p. 138, but it's basically just a sentence or two about half a dozen or so possible warlock patrons. Not really worth being a proper part of this answer, but just thought I'd include it for completeness.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Very helpful as always, thank you. Do you know of anywhere specific I can find info specifically on the Courts and Archfey? \$\endgroup\$ Nov 15, 2019 at 16:24
  • \$\begingroup\$ @SamaraMarkcosian Sadly not, there doesn't seem to be much out there. I included a little mention for the content in SCAG, but it's hardly anything, probably not worth it unless you happen to already own it. So you might be better off looking into lore from older editions (although I'm only really knowledgeable about 5e, so I have no idea what books might help with that). \$\endgroup\$
    – NathanS
    Nov 15, 2019 at 16:33
  • \$\begingroup\$ @SamaraMarkcosian Actually, the Feywild specifically was added in 4e (according to the footnote on this answer of KRyan's, and I trust that he knows what he's talking about), so if you did want to look at lore from previous editions, you'd need to look at 4e specifically for the Feywild plane. As for Archfey, I'm think they might have existed before 4e and the Feywild, but now I'm just guessing... \$\endgroup\$
    – NathanS
    Nov 15, 2019 at 16:43
  • \$\begingroup\$ @NathanS There was a little about the Feywild before 4e, under the name "Plane of Faerie", but it wasn't described in much detail until 4e made it a major part of the D&D cosmology. The result is that most Feywild canon was first laid down in 4e. \$\endgroup\$ Nov 15, 2019 at 17:42

No. At this time, there is no equivalent to the Manual of the Planes.

However, Modenkainen's Tome of Foes does contain info about demons and devils with regards to The Blood War. There is also info about the Feywild and it's occupants. In my opinion, not enough.


Some books from earlier editions of D&D might be useful

A lot of the lore from sourcebooks for earlier editions of D&D may still be useful for D&D 5th edition campaign. Much of this lore has been retained in current D&D canon, though it is explored more thoroughly in the older sourcebooks.

The D&D 4th edition Manual of the Planes (2008) has 16 pages on the Feywild and the major archfey and important realms. The Feywild is largely an invention of D&D 4th edition, though it is synonymous with the Plane of Faerie, which was mentioned only briefly in earlier sourcebooks. The 5e lore on the Feywild is largely the same as 4e, with minor changes to things like the name of Queen Titania (Tiandra).

For the realms of demons and devils, the absolute best sources are the D&D 3rd edition Fiendish Codex I and Fiendish Codex II. The 3rd edition Manual of the Planes and Book of Vile Darkness also have information on these topics, as do numerous AD&D Planescape sourcebooks including Hellbound.

Dragon magazine also ran a Demonomicon of Iggwilv article series detailing specific demon princes in issues 329, 333, 337, 341, 345, 349, 353, 357, and 359; in the digital Dragon issues 360, 364, 369, 376; and in the digital Dungeon issues 172, 188, 205, and 208.

The Codex of Betrayal series similarly detailed archdevils, appearing in digital Dragon issues 365, 373, 427, and 428; and digital Dungeon issues 176 and 197. If I'm not mistaken, you can still pay for a single month of the 4e D&D Insider service and download the entire back-catalogue of Dragon 360 onward and Dungeon 151 onward.

The Court of Stars article series also describes powerful archfey. It appears in digital Dragon issues 374, 420, 422 and 428; and digital Dungeon issues 185, 196, and 205.

The Planescape Index can also help you to find AD&D 2e and D&D 3e sources for specifics on planar topics.

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    \$\begingroup\$ To expand this a tiny bit. The Court of Stars (who reside mostly but not always in Arborea) are where most Fey-Powers resided prior to the Feywild becoming ubiquitous. In any of the D&D planar sources you may find that many similar-to-arch-fey entities often reside on the Chaotic Planes, mostly the Chaotic Good Planes. Arborea/Olympus, and to lesser degrees the Beastlands, and Elysium. The Unseelie court resides in pandemonium. \$\endgroup\$
    – L.P.
    Nov 15, 2019 at 20:25

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