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The Forgotten Realms Wiki is an online wiki-based encyclopedia of the Forgotten Realms campaign setting for Dungeons & Dragons in all its editions. It aims to provide a complete and thorough reference for the wealth of canon and licensed information, or "Realmslore", released in the decades since the setting's creation by Ed Greenwood. It covers the canonical sourcebooks, novels, magazines, comics, and other media, as well as officially licensed but non-canonical sources such as video games, card games, and board games.

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"Everyone needs to make his own life for himself, though. Cyrrollalee knows, I loved my mother, but she never understood why I chose music over merchandising, so I hit the road. The people who love us the most have more trouble accepting that we're different from them than strangers do."
Olive Ruskettle, famed halfling bard

A guide to the Forgotten Realms that anyone can edit, covering all editions and media.

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Mordenkainen's disjunction: As if being a sentient magic item wasn't bad enough.

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Cosmology is the study of the structure, organization, and composition of all the planes of existence, and the World Tree cosmology model was one interpretation of the multiverse, attempting to reduce the complexity and sheer volume of information into concepts that were understandable and even useful to the brave, the curious, and the ambitious. First outlined in the Year of Wild Magic, 1372 DR, the World Tree cosmology model quickly overshadowed the previous Great Wheel model upon the discovery of an interplanar sentient tree-like being that acted as a conduit between a select group of planes. Dubbed the World Tree, it connected only to planes with the Good alignment trait and allowed passage only to those with a good and noble reason for their journey.

The concept of Inner and Outer Planes carried over from the Great Wheel model, with the Inner Planes (comprising the elemental planes plus the energy planes) remaining essentially unchanged, except they were accessed via the Astral Plane rather than the Ethereal. The Outer Planes increased in number from seventeen to twenty one and finally to twenty six, losing most of their interconnections. All Outer Plane travel was restricted to passing through the Prime Material Plane or along one of two cross-planar features: the aforementioned World Tree, or the River of Blood (formerly known as the river Styx).

Two other planes were discovered but were for all intents and purposes inaccessible to mortals: the Fugue Plane and Cynosure. Cynosure was a small demiplane that only the gods and their immortal servants could access. It was neutral ground for meetings and negotiations between the Powers. The Fugue Plane was the way station for the souls of the deceased while they awaited judgment and (hopefully) transportation to the realm of their patron deity.

New & Upcoming Releases

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Candlekeep Mysteries is an adventure anthology for the 5th-edition Dungeons & Dragons ruleset released on March 16th, 2021. It features a collection of many mystery-themed adventures based around Candlekeep, the great temple-library.

An anthology of seventeen mystery-themed adventures for the world's greatest roleplaying game.

Candlekeep attracts scholars like a flame attracts moths. Historians, sages, and others who crave knowledge flock to this library fortress to peruse its vast collection of books, scribbled into which are the answers to the mysteries that bedevil them. Many of these books contain their own mysteries — each one a doorway to adventure. Dare you cross that threshold?

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Adventures in the Forgotten Realms is the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons crossover Magic: The Gathering set that occurs within the Forgotten Realms.
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Dragon+ 37 was released on April 24th, 2021. For the Realms, it has previews of Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft and Warriors of Waterdeep and several maps for Candlekeep Mysteries, as well as some classic Ecology articles for mimics, gelatinous cubes, owlbears, and flumphs.

Today in the Realms...

...it is 13 Mirtul, or the 13th of the Melting. Selûne is a waning crescent moon  Moon8-waneC.png. On this day:

Realmslore

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Well met, traveler! This wiki covers the rich and popular Forgotten Realms campaign setting for Dungeons & Dragons from TSR, Inc. and Wizards of the Coast, including Realmslore from the Oriental Adventures, Al-Qadim, Maztica, The Horde, Planescape, and Spelljammmer settings, covering sourcebooks, novels, video games, comics, and more across all editions. See the aims and scope of this wiki here.

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