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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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Do pre-written modules exist regarding the role the drow played in the Crown Wars? [closed]

I'm building a campaign that includes the drow and read about the Crown Wars which has elements I'd like to include. In addition to pulling ideas from these articles I would like to know if any pre-...
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The description of politics, geography etc of Forgotten Realms

I remember there was a separate book for D&D 3.5 describing all about Forgotten Realms. My question is - is there a book which describes it for 5e?
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What is an “Ardragon”?

The Zhentarim have according to the 5th Edition Dungeon Master's Guide (p. 22, chapter Factions and Organisations > Renown) the following ranks: “Fang (rank 1)” — Like the tooth “Wolf (rank 2)” — ...
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Researching sources to make a Forgotten Realms character?

What sourcebooks should I get to make a fully-themed Forgotten Realms character in 3.5e? Looking for setting information on: Races Classes Regions Feats Religions Prestige classes
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Why do duergar have Sunlight Sensitivity?

I vaguely know that the backstory of the Drow from earlier editions involves their Sunlight Sensitivity coming in part from the curse that banished them, and not purely from their long existence ...
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What is canon for the creation of the Great Desert of Anauroch?

On the Forgotten Realm’s Wiki, Anauroch is described as the result of phaerimm casting lifedrain spells which transformed the fertile lands of Netheril into the desert that it is today. But there is ...
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What is the impact of resurrection in the Forgotten Realms?

I am not very familiar with the Forgotten Realms lore. I know that resurrection spells may have a great impact on the story and on how death is perceived by the players. I would like to know what is ...
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Has the Halfway Inn outside of Evereska ever been detailed in a published adventure?

The Halfway Inn is described in The Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide as being commonly referred to as “Evereska’s Trading Post” straddling the forest and mountains of the elves of Evereska and the edge ...
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Where can I find a high-resolution full map of Toril? [closed]

Is there anywhere I can find a full map of Toril? I'd like one with Kara-tur, Faerun, etc in a good resolution, at around the Time of Troubles. Instead I just find low resolution maps like this one, ...
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What year is it in the Forgotten Realms during the Tomb of Annihilation adventure?

I am new to Forgotten Realms and I'm running the Tomb of Annihilation module. What year is it at the start of the adventure? Is there an official calendar someplace? Thanks!
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What happened in Maztica to make Tabaxi emigrate?

I am currently playing a Tabaxi Druid, Circle of the Moon. I wanted to flesh out his backstory, so I read up on them in Volo's Guide to Monsters. In a box on page 113, it said: In the Forgotten ...
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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 big an advantage would wealth confer to the development of a character?

The question is specifically applied to D&D 3.5 and the world of the Forgotten Realms. A little background first. I am designing an adventure where I plan to have one of the NPCs-not exactly an ...
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Discrepancy across FR products about Deadsnows

I'm about to run a D&D 5E campaign that centers around the village of Deadsnows in the Silver Marches. I'm using the Blood and Gold campaign as a template and branching out in several directions / ...
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What is the availability of Maztica Imported Food in the Realms?

To celebrate 20 years of campaign, my wife's party is holding a party ingame (its a feast to celebrate the founding of the adventuring party) and a party in real life (because why not). So they are ...
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Can Guenhwyvar communicate?

I was wondering if the panther companion of everyone's favorite drow ranger can communicate or be communicated with. Does she have above average intelligence? Does she "speak" in the books? Can ...
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Specialist Wizard became an Incantatrix. Two specalizations?

Gwendolin the Elven Arcanist is a Transmuter Wizard (banned schools: necro, evocation) that became an Incantatrix (Magic of Faerun ver.): Upon becoming an incantatrix [...] the incantatrix is a ...
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What is the general education level of people in the Forgotten Realms?

Do people in the Forgotten Realms have any standardized education? Do children go to school? How much education would people have in general? I can't say I know or understand how schooling in our ...
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Is there a resource that describes the fauna of the Forgotten Realms more specifically?

This is in relation to my other question. Is there a resource available that describes where the creatures of D&D are found more specifically? How common or rare they might be in that area or ...
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Are PCs able to appraise the difficulty of an encounter?

Are PCs able to judge, innately or via some skill check, how difficult a fight will be? My assumption is that the adventurers have some knowledge of certain beasties and baddies, and can understand ...
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Are unmarried individuals in the Forgotten Realms expected to keep chaste?

In the society and cultures of the Forgotten Realms narrative, are unmarried men and/or women expected to keep chaste? Since this is about the game world's culture rather than any particular edition, ...
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Is there a way in the Forgotten Realms to Time Travel?

Does time travel or chronomagic exist in the Forgotten Realms? I'm working on an idea for a Halruuan airship equipped with a device that allows time and dimensional travel, so I'm looking for ...
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How can I go about homebrewing a balanced FR-friendly Pokémon trainer class? [closed]

I love the Forgotten Realms campaign setting, and it works fine all of my players except one. That player only really becomes invested when a campaign involves Pokémon. During the planning stages of ...
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Out of the Faerûnian and Greyhawkian pantheons, which magic deity would be a good fit for a specific witch-hunting cult?

One of the hostile entities I'm creating for a campaign I'm working on is a cult of witch-hunters (elven, to be precise) who are motivated to hunt witches by a belief that witchcraft/warlockery (aka ...
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Where in Faerun can a character receive medical training?

I'm making a DnD 5e character who specializes in the Medicine skill and has the Healer feat. Canonically, what institute of learning in Faerûn could provide the character with this training? Im ...
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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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What world-changing events have occured in Forgotten Realms in the 5e modules?

I am planning on running the module Storm King's Thunder. I would like to sprinkle in hints of other events from the other modules happening, such as some of the cities being destroyed in Princes of ...
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What happened with Ubtao?

What happened with Chult and Ubtao during 4e? Ubtao's gone, and Dendar the Night Serpent was released and became a god. How and why did those events transpire?
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Why did Ed Greenwood and R.A. Salvatore dislike the Spellplague arc?

The Forgotten Realms campaign setting includes an world-changing event called the Spellplague, which provided lore reasons for many of the mechanical changes introduced by Dungeons & Dragons 4e. ...
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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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If you slay a deity on the Prime Material Plane does it die or does it return to its home plane?

I am wondering if they are similar to demons, in that when they are slain on the prime material plane they are banished back to their own plane instead of dying permanently? Of course excluding the ...
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When did Karsus's Folly become a canon part of the FR lore?

In a recent discussion following the question about edition transitions in the Forgotten Realms, the exact point when Karsus's Fall became part of the canon of FR lore was debated. When the Arcane Age ...
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How do I learn more about the nationalities present in the Forgotten Realms?

Tomorrow I am running a pre-written Adventurers League module, Outlaws of the Iron Route, and it describes two people: one as a Talashan and one as a huge Calashite. I have worked out the Calishite ...
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How do I use the DMG Foraging system in Chult?

The DMG lays out rules for foraging, and lists the DCs as such: \begin{array}{ll} \textbf{DC} & \textbf{Food and Water Availability}\\ 10 & \text{Abundant food and water sources}\\ 15 & \...
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What is the ending type and subtype of this creature?

Note: For the following question, I will use the convention of noting creature type with [brackets] and placing creature sub-type(s) within (parentheses). A chaotic evil fire elf1 (UA, p. 17) Cleric ...
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Is there a good-aligned tempest domain deity?

I made a lawful good Blue Dragonborn Cleric of the Tempest Domain. I was going to use him in the Adventurers League, but none of the Forgotten Realms storm gods fit my character. Talos, the storm god, ...
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How is Chult pronounced?

How is "Chult" pronounced? Is it /tʃʌlt/ or /tʃʊlt/ in IPA?
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Where can I find more detailed information about Sossal?

Sossal is a distant realm north-east of the Great Glacier. It is described in just a few paragraphs in AD&D 2nd's The Horde and the Grand Tour of the Realms and seemingly completely ignored in ...
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Who is the elf/half-elf woman on the cover of “A Grand Tour of the Realms”?

Besides the (in)famous Gandalf Elminster and Aragorn Drizzt, who is the elf/half-elf lady on the cover of A Grand Tour of the Realms?
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Besides Larloch, what other prominent Realms wizards know how to make a mythallar?

Being an active Sorcerer-King of Netheril, Larloch probably still has the knowledge (if not the means) of crafting a mythallar. There's Rhaugilath who is also a sorcerer-king, but since he is under ...
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Are there any resources that compare Forgotten Realms cities?

I am looking for information about the main cities in the Forgotten Realms for developing a backstory. Are there any resources out there that compare what makes one city different than another? What ...
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Why did the ancient Elven High Mages create the Dracorage Mythal?

The Dracorage Mythal: Created during the Time of Dragons by High mages of the Fair Folk, this High Magic effect tied a Faerûn-wide mythal to the King-Killer Star. The Dracorage mythal ...
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Are there any non-evil Faerûnian deities that are against dragons?

I want to create a character who is dragon slayer. And I kinda want a deity to worship and use as "assistance" when killing dragons. So is there any deity that is against dragons and also within good ...
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What deity holds the Time Portfolio in Faerun's modern times (from the Time of Troubles to after the Second Sundering)?

The time portfolio (not to be confused with the 3e+ time domain - I'm talking strictly about lore here) is one of the most elusive portfolios to track in Realms lore. From the Realms wiki on ...
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How are weapons treated inside taverns in Waterdeep?

How are weapons treated inside Waterdeep's taverns? I am interested particularly in any citation from a rulebook or D&D novel about how weapons are treated inside Whaterdhavian taverns. Are they ...
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Did the spellplague change the cosmology of other crystal spheres too, or just realmspace?

The spellplague changed the cosmology of Forgotten Realms into the world axis cosmology. Great wheel no more, world tree no more (it seems I missed/skipped this one). But did the spellplague affected ...
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What was the fate of Garnet after the Weeping War?

Garnet is a red dragon that lived in Cormanthor circa 600DR, and is well known for being I know the sourcebook "Fall of Myth Drannor" has info on him during the Weeping War, but what happened to him ...
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What is the in-realms publishing date of Volo's Guide to Monsters?

Volotham Geddarn, the infamous book writer and troublemaker, but still a human. In his bio page, there are publishing dates for some of the other books (in the 1300DR) but not for the "latest" guide ...
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Which Faerunian God would be responsible for law enforcement and trials?

In the SCAG it says that Amaunator is the god of "declaring laws under the light of the sun" and that he cares that the "rule of law persists". Tyr is the "God of Justice" but not necessarily in ...
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Are Amaunator and Lathander addressed separately?

I have not read any book except the "Sword Coast Adventurers Guide" for 5e for FR-Lore. In my game the god "Amaunator" plays a huge role, but on the FR-Wiki page it says that Lathander and Amaunator ...

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