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Harps were a type of stringed musical instrument that could be found in several varieties across the Realms.[1]


Impiltur was known for making high-quality wood harps, and Selgaunt produced silver harps. Both were available for purchase in different sizes from Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue.[1]

Halambar Lutes & Harps in Waterdeep was a well-known musical instrument shop that sold harps.[5]

A harp-stringing musician, alone at night.

Notable harps[]

Anstruth harp 
One of the seven Instruments of the Bards. Magical harps capable of controlling elements and healing, among other magical powers.[6][7]
A type of high quality but non magical harps found in the Underdark. Its sound transmitted extremely long distances there, something between one to six miles (about 1.61km to 9.66km). It was thus used to relay information over long distances but also for entertainment.[2]
Dove's harp 
the harp named after Dove Falconhand who possessed one of these magic items of restorative power.[8]
The Harp that Sings by Itself 
A legendary enchanted harp that played its own tunes.[5]
Ollamh harp 
Another Instrument of the Bards. These magical harps could control the minds of listeners, among other magical powers.[6][7]

Notable Users of Harps[]


  • Harps were one of the most preferred instruments among cloud giants.[9]
  • Korreds were often known to play harps during their ceremonial celebrations to their patron god.[10]



External Links[]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend et al (1992). Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue. (TSR, Inc), p. 22. ISBN 0-5607-6327-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bruce R. Cordell, Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel, Jeff Quick (October 2003). Underdark. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 67. ISBN 0-7869-3053-5.
  3. Robert A. Nelson (January 1987). “Dungeoneer's Shopping Guide”. In Roger E. Moore ed. Dragon #117 (TSR, Inc.), p. 22.
  4. Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook v.3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 128. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Ed Greenwood (January 1993). Volo's Guide to Waterdeep. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 16–17. ISBN 1-56076-335-3.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Sean K. Reynolds, Duane Maxwell, Angel McCoy (August 2001). Magic of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 161. ISBN 0-7869-1964-7.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins, James Wyatt (2014). Dungeon Master's Guide 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 176. ISBN 978-0786965622.
  8. Sean K. Reynolds (2000). Pool of Radiance: Attack on Myth Drannor. Edited by Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 80–81. ISBN 0-7869-1710-5.
  9. Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc), p. 132. ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
  10. Gary Gygax (August 1983). Monster Manual II 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 78. ISBN 0-88038-031-4.
  11. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 241. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  12. Ed Greenwood (July 1991). The Drow of the Underdark. (TSR, Inc), p. 23. ISBN 1-56076-132-6.