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The Shining South is a sourcebook for the Forgotten Realms campaign setting, using the 2nd-edition Dungeons & Dragons ruleset.

Far off in the south exist countries of legend. Here live the powerful, reclusive mages of Halruaa, the cheerful halflings of Luiren, and the traders of Durpar and Var the Golden. Come along on a risky visit to Dambrath, a country ruled by an alliance of drow and the priestesses of Loviatar, or to Ulgarth, where the only true coffee in the Realms is grown.

Prepare to shop the fabulous markets of Durpar, break bread at the bakeries of Luiren, or see the horse fairs of Dambrath. The lucky among you might even catch a glimpse of a Halruan skyship, floating through the skies above the Great Sea, or witness the breathtaking, seemingly choreographed Dance of the Dolphins.

This sourcebook contains the necessary gaming information for a FORGOTTEN REALMS campaign to expand into the countries collectively known as the Shining South.

This accessory is suitable for use by all levels of play.[2]


Darsson's cooling breezeDarsson's fiery cubeDarsson's music boxMycontil's last resortNerve dancePower word, banishmentProtection from birdsRamael's cyclical lightRapid reflexive responseRing of disintegrationScintillating sphereSuspension



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Tom Prusa (1993). The Shining South. (TSR, Inc), p. 1. ISBN 1-56076-595-X.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Tom Prusa (1993). The Shining South. (TSR, Inc). ISBN 1-56076-595-X.
  3. Shannon Appelcline. FR16 The Shining South (2e). Dungeon Masters Guild. Retrieved on 2015-06-28.

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