Shining South (the 3e book) calls this place "Cathyr". Are we sure it's spelled this way in 2e? ~ Lhynard (talk) 02:51, October 13, 2015 (UTC)

It's definitely spelled "Cathtyr" in the The Shining South (1993), on maps and in text, multiple times and named after the first high priestess/queen Cathtyr. It looks like the FRCS 3e map spelled it "Cathyr" in error, and the later sourcebook ran with that to cover the mistake. — BadCatMan (talk) 03:03, October 13, 2015 (UTC)
Typical 3e sloppiness. :( (Which is still less sloppy than 4e.)
What is our policy on such things? I've found several such problems throughout the wiki, with no consistent resolution. Personally, even though I play with and prefer 3e rules, I trust 2e lore more, but I'm biased.
For example, it irks me that the article is Port Nyranzaru, when the place is supposed to be called Port Nyanzaru. It was just a spelling error on a map.
~ Lhynard (talk) 03:07, October 13, 2015 (UTC)
The wholesale changes to Dambrath in names, titles, and other areas were pretty annoying, frustrating, and wholly unnecessary. I can't see a need for them. It wasn't even consistent; Selanith L'baros kept her spelling. It kind of suits the way some languages are romanised into English in different ways and changing with different schemes, but it's still a waste of effort.
Going by the Canon policy, we should use the more recent name for article titles and discussion in text, but can list the older ones as alternate spellings, with a note on the switch. So this would be "Cathyr, also known as "Cathtyr,...". If you figure a new spelling for a typo, you can stick with the older version, but these are too widespread. — BadCatMan (talk) 03:28, October 13, 2015 (UTC)
THe FRCS (3e), The Grand History of the Realms (3.5), and the Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide (4.0) all unanimously call this city and its queen "Cathyr". So, unless 5e changes it, I'm renaming this to Cathyr. —Moviesign (talk) 21:29, June 17, 2017 (UTC)
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