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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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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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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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Who are the gods/deities with most followers?

I would like to know who among the deities of the Forgotten Realms has the most followers. I'm planning to create an Order on my campaign that unites followers from the greatest gods that works as ...
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From what language(s) did Common evolve?

According to the Forgotten Realms wiki, the Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting (3rd edition) material from Wizards of the Coast asserts that Common is only a simple trade language: Common was little ...
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In 5e (or earlier editions), how does demonic ascension work?

I read in one of the 5e books (probably Monster Manual or Volo's Guide) that "even a lowly Mane could one day become a demon prince". I assume demons "graduate" from mane to type 1 demon to type 2 ...
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Are new Merrow born or made?

I've read the Monster Manual entry for Merrow but I'm trying to get a better sense of them as a species. The book says Long ago, a tribe of merfolk found an idol of Demogorgon [...] Everyone who ...
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Does time pass at a different rate on the Astral Plane than on the Material?

Per this question (How much time passes on the Astral plane relative to the Material plane?), time in the Astral Plane passed relatively normal to Material time back in 3.5E days, but is this still ...
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What script is Undercommon written in?

What script is Undercommon written in? I think it's supposed to be the common script, but I'm just confirming that.
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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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When do the events of Storm King's Thunder take place relative to Rise of Tiamat?

We are looking to start a Storm King's Thunder campaign, but I'm trying to figure out when in the timeline the campaign takes place relative to Rise of Tiamat. Are there any references that state ...
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Forgotten Realms God of the Sea

I'm running a narrative that revolves around consumption, centered around three factions that worship evil gods based around that theme. I have a group of gnolls and cultists that worship Yeenoghu, ...
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What kinds of playing cards are used in the Forgotten Realms?

Well, there are lots of different suits for cards in real life.. Do we know what kind of cards NPC's usually play with for gambling and such in the Forgotten Realms?
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Why does arcane magic work outside Toril?

I'm currently DMing a campaign in the Forgotten Realms, but I want to later on add some planescape and spelljammer stuff in the story, allowing the PCs to travel beyond the world of Toril to other ...
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Elven Afterlife

My first D&D 5e character will be a Sun Elf. I hope he won’t die any time soon, but I would like to know what would happen to my character if he bites the dust. Or at least what he thinks would ...
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How to travel to Skullport from Waterdeep

I'm writing/running a campaign for a few friends. Right now, they are in Waterdeep. I'd like to guide them to go to Skullport, but I'm having trouble figuring out how to get there. I know it's in the ...
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What does that “level” mean in the “Initiate of Amaunator” feat spells?

Im playing as a paladin under the Risen Sun heresy. As it says in the "Power of Faerun" book on page 58, I can use the "Initiate of Amaunator" feat, it gives me more spells to my paladin. My doubt ...
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How well is the Time of Troubles known after the Second Sundering?

What would a PC be able to know with regards to the history of Faerûn by the time of 5th Edition? I want to make a character who is fascinated by the events of The Time of Troubles and how divinity ...
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Is Laduguer alive presently?

In 1383 DR Laduguer was destroyed, along with Deep Duerra, by the Morndinsamman, but I heard somewhere that he resurfaced later on. Is that supposed to be true?
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Is there an official Forgotten Realms map for D&D 5e?

Is there an official Forgotten Realms map out for D&D 5e yet? Any book or map I can purchase if it is not available online? As of now, I have the Starter Set which comes with the just the Sword ...
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How much does a slave cost?

How much does an average adult male human slave cost in Gracklstugh? Either a specific price or a price range would be helpful. My character is a halfling.
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Are elves native to Faerun/Toril, or are they immigrants from elsewhere (like the Feywild)

Where did the D&D 5e elves come from? (In-universe sense). Based on some comments under this answer, this map of the Feywild, the fact that elves have Fey Ancestry (see PHB), and the following ...
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Where is my best source of Information on the Red Wizards of Thay?

My players are running through a published adventure in which the Red Wizards of Thay...or a faction of them...is working with a second group. Being this is a 2 part adventure; I have not finished my ...
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What are the demographics of Specialist Wizards vs. Generalists?

Are there any statistics about how many wizards are specialists vs. generalists in the standard settings (forgotten realms, greyhawk, Eberron)? I've built myself a NPC generator of a sort, and I was ...
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Is Bahamut still alive in the Forgotten Realms in 1489 DR?

I was reading about Bahamut in the forgotten realms wiki, and in it it states that he died. However it also states that he is a god. So I'm curious, is Bahamut still alive or did he simply die on the ...
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What is the Travel Time between Phandalin and Greenest?

My players have just finished liberating Phandalin and the Lost Mine from evil forces and, along the way, picked up some clues from a Red Wizard of Thay and a strange cult trying to obtain the help of ...
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Do we know why St Oswin was canonised?

Next session my group will be arriving in Triboar, which as far as I am aware is named in honour of St Oswin Boldfist's defeat of three large boars, according to the Terror at Triboar Dungeon Masters ...
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Is Helm a dead god during Hoard of the Dragon Queen?

Since Horde of the Dragon Queen starts in the year 1489 and Helm was slain in 1384, it seems he should still be dead later on. I know a lot of the dead deities were brought back during the Sundering ...
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How wealthy are the rich in the Forgotten Realms?

I'm building a campaign that includes a Plutocracy style government. The several wealthiest people in each city govern that city, and the wealthiest of those join to govern the entire empire. I ...
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I'm looking for information on ancient civilisations in D&D 5e [closed]

My party are engaged in the exploration of ancient ruins and underways in support of a party of elven archeologists. My character is a mountain dwarf with a special proficiency in identifying the ...
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Is there a root language from which multiple Forgotten Realms languages were derived?

I am looking for an analogue to Latin for the world of D&D. To modern English speakers, Latin is not well known, but since it is still taught in some areas and it supplies a lot of vocabulary to ...
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What does a Kenku's speech sound like?

Introduced in Volo's Guide to Monsters, Kenku can only speak by imitating sounds they've heard — they're unable to speak with their own voices (p. 110): Although unable to speak in their own voices,...
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Is Gwaeron Windstrom a god or a demigod?

Gwaeron Windstrom is listed as a Forgotten Realms God of Tracking in D&D 5e Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide. However on page 134 he is said to sleep in a grove near the town of Triboar. I'm ...
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What is the difference between a god and a primordial?

Out-of-universe, I gather that the primordials were introduced to the FR in 4e, and the elemental lords - Akadi, Grumbar, Kossuth and Istishia - were retconned as primordials. Information on the ...
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Is there a canonical reason for the differences between the SCAG and the SKT maps?

I've just come across this animation (over at reddit, thanks to Google) comparing the Sword Coast maps found in Storm King's Thunder and Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide. (A few examples: Check the ...
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What happened to Everlund, Deadsnows, Quaervarr and Newfort?

I have been reading the Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide. It mentions some of the former Silver Marches communities but not Everlund, Deadsnows, Quaervarr and Newfort — they don't even appear on the map....
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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 is the population of the village of Beliard in the Forgotten Realms?

I've been running Princes of the Apocalypse and the PCs have gone on a little tangent involving some character backstory and the village of Beliard. The POTA book doesn't go into much detail about ...
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How would SCAG Baldur's Gate protect itself against an Ancient Red Dragon? [closed]

How would Baldur's Gate (the D&D 5e Forgotten Realms city as described in Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide) protect itself / push back against an Ancient Red Dragon? (With the dragon coming out of ...