The Dust Road,[3] also known as the Road of Dust,[1] was a commercial road[3] running through Southeast Faerûn and East Faerûn.[1][2]

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In the 14th century DR, the Road of Dust linked the Great Rift, Unther and Mulhorand. From south to northeast, it linked Eartheart and Delzimmer, Hardcastle, Unthalass, Gheldaneth, Neldorild and Skuld.[1]

With the dissolution of Mulhorand[4] and the destruction of Unther[5] and the Great Rift[6] after the Spellplague of 1385 DR,[7] the Dust Road became part of the new nations of East Rift, Tymanther and High Imaskar.[2]

The road was rebuilt by the Tymantherans[8] and renamed the Dust Road. This rebuilt road linked Eartheart and Delzimmer, Underwatch, Djerad Thymar, Ruinspoke, and Gheldaneth.[2][8]

With the restoration of Mulhorand after the Second Sundering, in 1487 DR, the Dust Road served as the link between the southern dwarven cities, Tymanther and Mulhorand.[9]

The Dust Road was specially dangerous near the Black Ash Plain, as ash giants were known to frequently attack caravans.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Map included in Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Map included in Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. Edited by Jennifer Clarke Wilkes, et al. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 187. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
  4. Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. Edited by Jennifer Clarke Wilkes, et al. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 138. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
  5. Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. Edited by Jennifer Clarke Wilkes, et al. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 186. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
  6. Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. Edited by Jennifer Clarke Wilkes, et al. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 52. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
  7. Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. Edited by Jennifer Clarke Wilkes, et al. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 50. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Pat Smith (2010-07-16). The Hand of Darkness (TYMA2-02) (ZIP/PDF). Living Forgotten Realms. Wizards of the Coast. pp. 37–38. Retrieved on 2017-07-20.
  9. Erin M. Evans (December 2015). Ashes of the Tyrant. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 152. ISBN 978-0786965731.
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