Anauroch is an accessory for AD&D 2nd edition.

The Great Desert. Where the Winds Wail. Grave of the Lost Princes. The Great Sand Sea. Not a place many sane folk in the Forgotten Realms want to visit. But there are plenty of the other sort, who come hence to find wonders both beautiful and dangerous.

The deadly, shifting sands of Anauroch hide—and occasionally, tantalizingly reveal—the riches and strange creatures of The Lost Kingdoms, swallowed long ago. The legendary wealth of The Cities of Gold lies somewhere in its sandy depths.

So, too, do worse things: fell monsters, famous in adventurers' tales (and listeners' nightmares) across the Realms. Evil, crawling magic whose counterspells have been long forgotten, whose death slumbers lightly, ever-ready to awaken and strike down the unwary intruder.

In the pages of this sourcebook, Anauroch comes to life. Its dark, innermost secrets are revealed, and the colorful cultures of the Bedine—and beings far worse—are explored. This guide to the most important "forgotten" land of the Forgotten Realms presents new rules galore: new spells, new adventures, new monsters—and much, much more.[3]

Contents[edit | edit source]

The 96-page booklet is wrapped in a removable cover. The book includes a one-page introduction, Anauroch, the Great Desert, explaining that this book covers Anauroch. It also includes a fold-out color poster map of the region. The inside covers describe Bedine languages and names, as well as dangers of the desert.

  • Introduction
  • A Whirlwind Tour of Anauroch
  • The Secret of Anauroch
  • Bedine Society
  • The Phaerimm
  • The Zhentarim in Anauroch
  • Other Peoples of Anauroch
  • The Sword
  • The Plain of Standing Stones
  • The High Ice
  • The Lost Kingdoms
  • The Gods of Anauroch
  • Wind And Sand Magic
  • NPCs of Anauroch
  • Sews And Rumors of Anauroch
  • Anaurian Adventures
  • Monsters of Anauroch
  • Bedine Language and Names
  • Dangers of the Desert

Index[edit | edit source]

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Characters[edit | edit source]

Alisheen StarnshieldArachhar SevenstarBaergilBelarchassBruithyn AmmacasterElphraunGuldagh IronfistHlartenthMavreen MawklistyrMhaumaskOedachloOloghynOlzogathOoumraunOrauna SpeldarnsharRuatheeneSaharelShaddaraSpindleskullSrindin
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Creatures[edit | edit source]

archlichargosbatcamelcondorcrawling clawdark nagadeath Tyrantdesert snaildjinnfalcongazelleglyptarguardian daemonharehatorihoraxicejackice toadjackallaertilamiamind flayerorpsuostrichphaerimmremorhazsharnskritsnow cloakersnow snakestingtailtomb tappertylorvulturewatchghostwhite dragonwinter wolfwyvernyeti
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elder orbspotted lion

Items[edit | edit source]

Food & Drink
CoffeeDatesSand stewSesameTanbarkTurmericWine

Locations[edit | edit source]

Buildings & Structures
Frozen SeaPlain of Standing Stones
Hills, Mountains, and Stones
AzirrhatHeroes' HelmHills of ScentMount ShaddathTaglorlarScimitar SpiresShunned mountainSwordpointUntrivvinWall of Fallen Djinn
BhaerlithColored WatersEl Ma'raElah'zadHaungaLion's EyeOasis of VipersOlomaaSister of RainsVuerthylWell of the ChasmWell of the Cloven RockYliyl
AnaurochHigh Ice
Rivers & Oceans
Narrow SeaLlashlochSea of Fallen Stars
AnauriaAscoreAsramHlaungadathHlondathOremeOrofinRasilithShattered TowerSpellgard
Addas BabarLundethOumPort MiirTel Badir

Magic[edit | edit source]

At'ar's firecleanse waterconjure sand lioncreate waterdeath smokefind waterfist of sandflesh mirageflying jambiyalifedrainlife waterpillar of sandsand gemssand healingsand jambiyasand shadowsand shroudsand whispersand wormsun stoneswhispering sandwind bladewind compasswind shadow
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cloak of displacementring of blinkingring of invisibilityrope of entanglementShandaril's tracerwand of paralyzation

Organizations[edit | edit source]

Black ShadowCult of the DragonCult of the Sacred SkullZhentarim

Religion[edit | edit source]

AmaunatorElahEl Ma'ra Dat-ur OjhogoKozahN'asrRahalatShaundakul

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

AmarathaBeljurilDead-magic zoneKings' tearsMidani languageRubySaltSapphiretentWeeping Maiden
At'ar's ArrowsEyes of the Watching WomanMystra's Star CircleUrwath the Sand Snake
AlliumBoojumBunch grassCactusCereusChenopodCreosoteFrankincenseLichenMesquiteMyrrhOcotilloPalm treesPuncture vineSaltbushSnowflowerTuber
Ships & Spelljammers

Credits[edit | edit source]

  • Design: Ed Greenwood
  • Editing: Karen S. Boomgarden
  • Spell Development: Jeff Grubb
  • Cover Art: Brom
  • Interior Art: Valerie Valusek
  • Cartography: Diesel
  • Typography: Angelika Lokotz
  • Production: Sarah Feggestad

Appendix[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Ed Greenwood (November 1991). Anauroch. Edited by Karen S. Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc.), p. 1. ISBN 1-56076-126-1.
  2. Shannon Appelcline. FR13 Anauroch (2e). Dungeon Masters Guild. Retrieved on 2015-06-28.
  3. Ed Greenwood (November 1991). Anauroch. Edited by Karen S. Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc.). ISBN 1-56076-126-1.
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