The major island chains of the Moonshaes and the Nelanther Isles and the jutting Tethyr Peninsula formed a rough boundary for the Sea of Swords. However, various authors have described the Sea of Swords as extending around the peninsula to meet the Purple Cliffs (the western edge of the Purple Hills in Tethyr). On the northern end, at least one author placed the island of Ruathym in the Sea of Swords, and another added the island of Gundarlun and even the Purple Rocks. It was not unusual for the Sea of Swords to be considered extending as far north as Luskan.
At least one kingdom of sea elves, known as Nindrol, claimed the waters around the island of Toaridge-at-the-Sun's-Setting just north of the Nelanther (or the northernmost island of that group, according to some maps).
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Landmasses: Anchorome • Evermeet • Faerûn • Kara-Tur • Katashaka • Laerakond • Maztica • Merrouroboros • Osse • Zakhara
Seas and Oceans: Celestial Sea • Eastern Ocean • Eastern Sea • Great Ice Sea • Great Sea • Sea of Fallen Stars • Sea of Swords • Segara Sea • Shining Sea • Silver Sea • Southern Ocean • Trackless Sea • Western Ocean • Yellow Sea