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Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves is an Arcane Age sourcebook about the lost elven kingdom of Cormanthyr. It was published in 1998 by TSR after it became a subsidiary of Wizards of the Coast.

Step into the past of 650 DR and experience the sights, sounds, and innumerable wonders of fabled Myth Drannor at its height. Walk the wooded glades of Cormanthyr, the last major elven empire on Faerûn, and discover marvelous secrets lost to the Realms of the present day.

This Arcane Age campaign expansion for the Forgotten Realms setting contains all the information necessary to begin either a full-fledged Cormanthyran campaign or a journey back in time some 700 years to see the City of Song at its most glorious.

This 160-page book contains exhaustive details on the history, culture, military, society, and citizens of the forest nation of Cormanthyr. Features include a timeline of elven history in Toril, a rundown of Cormanthyr's ruler and important individuals, plus more information on the city of Myth Drannor at its height as well as on the communities of Semberholme and the Tangled Vale. In addition, a new specialty wizard, the elven dualist, is introduced and detailed.

Also included is a large section that gives the reader knowledge of the elves' magical rites, rituals, and unique magical weapons and items. Features include new and expanded rules on the elves' potent High Magic, moonblades, and the multitude of magics that helped make Myth Drannor the glittering gem of Faerûn that it was. Finally, a two-sided, full-color map of the nation of Cormanthyr and an aerial view of Myth Drannor complete this exciting package—the largest collection of elven lore ever.


Written by Steven E. Schend and Kevin Melka, this AD&D Second Edition source book contains information on the physiology and mindset of elves; the history of the elves; Cormanthyr, Myth Drannor, Semberholme, the Tangled Vale, the Elven Court, and Windsong Tower; elven magic, including notable elves of the Art such as the Srinshee, mythals, and magical items; and more.


  • Campaign Introduction
  • Chapter 1: The Elven Mindset
  • Chapter 2: The Elven Ages
  • Chapter 3: Cormanthyr's Civilization
  • Chapter 4: Myth Drannor, City of Song
  • Chapter 5: Semberholme
  • Chapter 6: The Tangled Vale
  • Chapter 7: Mysteries of Elven Court
  • Chapter 8: Cormanthyr's Citizenry
  • Chapter 9: Magic of the People
  • Chapter 10: Mythals
  • Chapter 11: Magical Items
  • Appendix: The Secrets of Windsong Tower



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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Steven E. Schend and Kevin Melka (1998). Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves. (TSR, Inc), p. 1. ISBN 0-7069-0761-4.
  2. Steven E. Schend and Kevin Melka (1998). Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves. (TSR, Inc). ISBN 0-7069-0761-4.


2nd edition sourcebooks
Anauroch · Arabian Adventures · Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue · The Bloodstone Lands · Calimport · Cities of Bone · City of Delights · The City of Ravens Bluff · Cloak & Dagger · The Code of the Harpers · The Complete Sha'ir's Handbook · Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves · Cormyr · Corsairs of the Great Sea · Cult of the Dragon · The Dalelands · Demihuman Deities · Draconomicon · Drizzt Do'Urden's Guide to the Underdark · The Drow of the Underdark · Dwarves Deep · Elminster's Ecologies · Elminster's Ecologies Appendix I · Elminster's Ecologies Appendix II · Elves of Evermeet · Empires of the Shining Sea · The Fall of Myth Drannor · Forgotten Realms Adventures · The Forgotten Realms Atlas · Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 2nd edition · Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 2nd edition (revised) · Gateway to Ravens Bluff, the Living City · Giantcraft · Gold & Glory · The Great Glacier · Hall of Heroes · Heroes' Lorebook · The Horde · Horde Campaign · Inside Ravens Bluff, the Living City · Land of Fate · Lands of Intrigue · Maztica Campaign Set · Menzoberranzan · Monstrous Compendium Al-Qadim Appendix · Monstrous Compendium Kara-Tur Appendix · The Moonsea · Netheril: Empire of Magic · The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier · Old Empires · Pages from the Mages · Pirates of the Fallen Stars · Player's Guide to the Forgotten Realms Campaign · Port of Ravens Bluff · Powers & Pantheons · Prayers from the Faithful · Realmspace · The Ruins of Myth Drannor · The Ruins of Undermountain · The Ruins of Undermountain II: The Deep Levels · Ruins of Zhentil Keep · Ruined Kingdoms · Sea of Fallen Stars · Secrets of the Magister · The Seven Sisters · Skullport · The Vilhon Reach · Villains' Lorebook · Volo's Guide to All Things Magical · Volo's Guide to Baldur's Gate II · Volo's Guide to Cormyr · Volo's Guide to the Dalelands · Volo's Guide to the North · Volo's Guide to the Sword Coast · Volo's Guide to Waterdeep · Warriors and Priests of the Realms · Wizards and Rogues of the Realms
2nd edition adventures
The Accursed Tower · Assassin Mountain · Black Courser · Blood Charge · Book of Lairs · Caravans · Doom of Daggerdale · A Dozen and One Adventures · Endless Armies · Fires of Zatal · For Duty & Deity · Four from Cormyr · Golden Voyages · Haunted Halls of Eveningstar · Hellgate Keep · How the Mighty Are Fallen · The Jungles of Chult · Kidnapped · Marco Volo: Arrival · Marco Volo: Departure · Marco Volo: Journey · Nightmare Keep · Nightwatch in the Living City · The Return of Randal Morn · Reunion · Ronin Challenge · The Secret of Spiderhaunt · Secrets of the Lamp · Shadowdale · Storm Riders · The Sword of the Dales · Tantras · Test of the Samurai · Undermountain: Maddgoth's Castle · Undermountain: Stardock · Waterdeep · Wyrmskull Throne