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For questions related to the Forgotten Realms campaign setting of Dungeons & Dragons. It was created by Ed Greenwood and published by TSR in 1979. It is the setting used for most D&D 5th edition adventures. Several novels, games, and comics are also set in the Forgotten Realms.

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How did the Duergar break free of the Mind Flayers?

It is known that the Duergar (a.k.a. Grey Dwarves, evil dwarves from the Underdark) were once slaves of the mind flayers, but then managed to break free. However, I can't find much information on how ...
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Is Wave Echo Cave connected to the Underdark?

Inspired by RedTera's comment on DaleM's answer to another question: I also thought Wave Echo Cave was connected to the Underdark but couldn't find where it was mentioned. Do you have reference? ...
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Which Outer Planes are ruled over by a single god or entity in the Forgotten Realms?

Asmodeus rules over the Nine Hells/Baator in their entirety - all of the other Archdevils answer to him. Which of the other Outer Planes, if any, are ruled/overseen by a single god or powerful entity? ...
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Is there any trace of Abeir as a separate entity from Toril, pre 4e?

The 4th edition manuals for the Forgotten Realms setting talk about two separate planes, Abeir and Toril, being separated by the overgod Ao in a faraway past. The planes then swap some geographical ...
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Is Shaundakul still alive in 5e?

I'm creating a 5e character and looking at deities, Shaundakul would be perfect for me. However, there has been no mention of him since 3e so I'm not sure if he's a valid deity for my fifth edition ...
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Is there mundane higher education in the Forgotten Realms?

I've played D&D forever, but mostly in homebrew settings; I've never delved into the lore of the published settings. But now I'm playing in an Adventurers League game set in the Forgotten Realms, ...
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To what domains does Iyachtu Xvim grant access?

The feat Godsblood Spelltheft has as its benefit the ability to select a domain granted by Iyachtu Xvim, the Baneson who assumed his father's hatred and tyranny portfolios for about a decade until he ...
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How much information is there about the Wall of the Faithless and the crusades against it, and where can I find it?

I'm getting ready to DM a Forgotten Realms campaign against the Wall, but I'm not sure if I have all the information I could have. This will be a sequel to the last campaign we had, where one of the ...
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How to make 3 person D&D (2 players, 1 DM) workable? [closed]

Unnecessary backstory: My group has been slowly shrinking over the last year, from 5, to 4, now down to three (starting to wonder if my personal hygiene is sub par or something.) The two players who ...
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What's up with RPGA Living Campaign player rewards cards?

The Wizards of the Coast archives host the following RPGA Living Campaign player reward cards: Living Greyhawk (3/2003 to 6/2008): Set 1, Set 2, and Set 3. Legacy of the Green Regent (5/2003 to 7/...
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Are there any recommended weights, costs, or lead times for siege weapons?

The party that I'm the DM for recently got use of an airship, which came with a ballista and harpoon. The first thing that one of the party members wanted to do was purchase even more siege weapons to ...
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Is there a map for the feywild equivalent of Faerûn?

It is stated somewhere between the books in D&D 4e that the Feywild is a lot like Toril when its about its geographical shape. Even though, it isn't the same. And I'm looking for those small ...
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Would becoming a ghoul be a viable option to prevent a devil from getting your soul upon death?

My character promised a devil her soul upon her death. She was young and stupid, don’t judge her. I talked to my GM and we came to the conclusion that resurrection, true resurrection and raise dead ...
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What is the fair market price of a Tressym in Forgotten Realms?

In Forgotten Realms there is this ultimate cat-lover pet, the Tressym. It is an intelligent winged cat. It is described in the Storm King's Thunder book. I probably will need a new familiar: What ...
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What does Menzoberranzan look like?

Running a 5e campaign, I know a lot has changed about Menzo. For instance Lolth is no longer the sole power with her children coming back. My campaign is taking us to Menzoberranzan, but I don't ...
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What happened in the Forgotten Realms between 3.5 and 4e?

I don't remember where I heard or read this, but I seem to recall there being some sort of cataclysmic event between 3.5 and 4e. A few (related) questions - What exactly happened between 3.5 and 4e?...
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What is the in-universe explanation for “Waterdhavian” being the adjectival form of Waterdeep?

The Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide uses the term "Waterdhavian" throughout, suggesting an etymology for "deep" here that is different than simply the English word deep, but this is never addressed in ...
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What is a joiner, with regard to Waterdeep's “Fellowship of Salters, Packers, and Joiners”?

One of Waterdeep's many guilds is the Fellowship of Salters, Packers, and Joiners (listed in the introduction of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, p. 13). What is a joiner in this context? Merriam-Webster ...
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Is there an official reason the Forgotten Realms is stuck with “medieval” technology?

Why has technology in the Forgotten Realms not progressed further than it has at the point when most adventures take place? Is it because races that live longer tend to be older and hold back ...
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Does a soul consumed by a lich's phylactery avoid the afterlife?

Per the Lich's Soul Sacrifice description, both the body and soul of the imprisonment spell's target are trapped inside the phylactery. The description also states that this imprisoned "creature" is ...
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How would a group get from Toril to Ravenloft and back?

If there were some adventurers who were living in, for example, Neverwinter, and heard rumors about Ravenloft, is it possible for them to get there? Are there people living in Toril who know how to ...
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Who is the god Ao?

I have seen numerous mentions of "the Overgod" Ao but other then being obscenely powerful, I have not found any information on him. So, who is Ao and what is his portfolio?
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From SCAG, what deities would support the other gods?

I have a Cleric that I'd like to play, with a specific domain and playstyle, but funnily enough, I don't have a deity! I am using the Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide for my decision. My cleric will ...
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Where are the heroes of Faerûn during Tyranny of Dragons according to other adventures?

I know that as the DM I can make up whatever I want and put the heroes of Faerûn wherever I choose in the story. What I am looking for is answers that are in other modules (published adventures) that ...
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Where is Myrkul's return detailed?

Due to the Second Sundering, old Gods have returned in the Forgotten Realms. I know that my favourite god from AD&D, Myrkul, has become alive once more. Now I'm looking for any available official ...
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What is a cordwainer, with regard to Waterdeep's “Most Diligent League of Sail-makers and Cordwainers”?

One of Waterdeep's many guilds is the Most Diligent League of Sail-makers and Cordwainers (listed in the introduction to Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, p. 13). What is a cordwainer in this context? Merriam-...
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Did Kelemvor lose the death domain to Myrkul?

I was reading the Basic Rules (V2) and Appendix B has a table with the Forgotten Realms' deities. In this table, Myrkul is listed as the "god of death", while Kelemvor is "god of the dead". Since I ...
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How can we quickly familiarize ourselves with the Forgotten Realms? [duplicate]

Follow-up to my question here which was based on the wrong premise that there is a single world for the entirety of DnD. Thanks to that question I was able to boil my issue down to the Forgotten ...
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Which Good Forgotten Realms gods accept the use of necromancy?

I just started learning D&D and my Dwarven Healer (Cleric of the Revered mother) has to pick from among a list of spells. These include necromantic spells, such as Inflict Wounds, which I don't ...
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How has the Holy Avenger (or Holy Sword, or similar “holy” weapons meant for paladins) changed through the editions of D&D?

A follow-up on this Q&A regarding the origins of the Holy Avenger and similar "holy" weapons in the Forgotten Realms, and in D&D more generally. As noted there, the Realms have experienced ...
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Do dragons rest in the air or on the ground?

You're a dragon who has just spent 16 hours straight of dodging tropical thunderstorms and in-flight icing. You really would like a nice nap about now...can you simply "lock your wings" and glide ...
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What was the first published appearance of the Holy Avenger (or Holy Sword, or similar “holy” weapons meant for paladins) in the Forgotten Realms?

Anyone who has ever played D&D surely knows of the holy avenger, the mighty magical sword whose true power manifests only in the hands of a paladin. For purposes of a campaign to be set in the ...
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What is the current status of Thay and its economy?

In the last century between 3.5E (~1372 DR), and 5E (~1489), Thay went through the civil war in which the lich Szass Tam won, and banished other wizards making necromancers and undead arcanists the ...
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On average, how much does beer, wine and spirits cost in Faerun?

Or can someone point me to the relevant sections of the books that talks about this stuff, please? Reason I ask is that I'm trying to gauge the cost of living in Faerun and I plan on repricing some ...
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Is there a stat block available for Fraz-Urb'luu?

I have been experimenting with my own campaign which has ended up including Fraz-Urb'luu as a central antagonist. My intention is that the group does not have to fight/kill him, however in order to be ...
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Do D&D 3.5e's Warlocks always source their power from a pact?

(This is in the context of Neverwinter Nights 2 Persistent World) Short version I would like to know if there's a quote from source books that explicitly prove following: Not all warlocks' powers ...
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Does the Order of the Silver Chalice still have a presence in Waterdeep?

I'm about to start running Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, and one of the characters is a Knight of the Silver Chalice. I believe that this organization was originally founded in Waterdeep. Do they still ...
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What is the world of Faerûn like after the events of Rise of Tiamat?

Are there any references for what the world of Faerûn is like after the events of Rise of Tiamat, assuming a band of characters successfully stopped the return of Tiamat to Faerûn? What facts are ...
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History/Lore about areas other than the Sword Coast [closed]

I decided to make a history for the character I created in 5e. My DM tells me that we are 150 years after the Spell Plague so around 1535 DR. I want to somewhat follow the history of the areas. My ...
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Do the Zhentarim fire members for killing fellow members?

A PC became a member of the Zhentarim and two weeks later killed another one. I don’t know if there are rules within the Zhentarim against killing fellow members. Would the Zhentarim fire a PC member ...
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What in-game time span was covered in the various Forgotten Realms campaign settings?

since I am fairly new to FR I was wondering what time span was covered in the different edition-spanning campaign settings for FR. Specifically, what was the default starting year of the AD&D 1st ...
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Initiate of [Deity] feats and spontaneous divine caster?

Assuming I'm using the Spontaneous Cleric Variant and there's an Initiate of [some deity] which grants some special spells (only when this feat is taken) and the spontaneous cleric takes that feat ...
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Besides a rebuild, how can you become native to Toril if you currently aren't?

The sarrukh possesses the supernatural ability manipulate form. The ability is one of the game's most powerful and versatile and it's essential for the overpowered kobold Pun-pun. However, the special ...

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