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The Sea of Swords was a region of the Trackless Sea that separated the western coast of Faerûn (known as the Sword Coast) from the Nelanther Isles and the Moonshae Isles.[1]

Geography[]

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[2] (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,[3] and another added the island of Gundarlun and even the Purple Rocks.[4] It was not unusual for the Sea of Swords to be considered extending as far north as Luskan.[5][6]

Map of Luskan and Neverwinter on the shore of the Sea of Swords.

Inhabitants[]

At least one kingdom of sea elves, known as Nindrol, claimed the waters around the island of Toaridge-at-the-Sun's-Setting[7] just north of the Nelanther (or the northernmost island of that group, according to some maps[8]).

Notable Locations[]

  • Red Rocks, an archipelago located off the stretch of the coast near Waterdeep.[9]

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Main Continents and Seas
AnchoromeAnchoromeAnchoromeAnchoromeAnchoromeAnchoromeAnchoromeAnchoromeAnchoromeMazticaEvermeetEvermeetEvermeetKatashakaKatashakaKatashakaOsseOsseOsseZakharaSea of Fallen StarsFaerûnKara-TurKara-TurKara-TurKara-TurSea of SwordsTrackless SeaGreat SeaGreat Ice SeaShining SeaYellow SeaCelestial SeaSegara SeaToril-3e-crop.jpg
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Landmasses: AnchoromeEvermeetFaerûnKara-TurKatashakaLaerakondMazticaMerrouroborosOsseZakhara
Seas and Oceans: Celestial SeaEastern OceanEastern SeaGreat Ice SeaGreat SeaSea of Fallen StarsSea of SwordsSegara SeaShining SeaSilver SeaSouthern OceanTrackless SeaWestern OceanYellow Sea