|“|| "Tis the besetting doom of humans that they forget. This was in fact why thy mother or a teacher advised thee - just as sages in the Realms advise Faerûnians - "Write it down." Well, now we have done just that. "Twas about time, too!"
With those words, Elminster of Shadowdale welcomes you to Faerûn and invites you to join Ed Greenwood, the creator of the Forgotten Realms setting, on a guided tour of his famous world. This tome also presents never-before-seen notes and previously unpublished material written by Ed many years ago, when he and Faerûn were both younger.