The Tor of Swords was a granite upcropping on Pelleor's Praire in the Western Heartlands. The abbey of Endar Aglandtor, dedicated to the dwarven deity Haela Brightaxe, was dug into a series of caverns at the base of the Tor.[2][3]

Geography[edit | edit source]

The Tor lay next to one of the most northeasterly "loops" of the Winding Water, northwest of the Hill of Lost Souls[2][4] and south of the Marsh of Chelimber.[5]

History[edit | edit source]

The Tor of Swords once marked the northern border of the Helbryn, the hunting preserve of the ancient dwarven kingdom of Oghrann[2][3][4] (which rose in −5125 DR and fell in −3770 DR).[6]

At some point before the Year of Sunrise, 1 DR, a quintet of magical swords associated with the Netherese successor realm of Anauria[3] was entombed within the hill, hence the name Tor of Swords.[2]

In time, adherents of Haela Brightaxe dug out the abbey of Endar Aglandtor at the base of the Tor of Swords, which became the headquarters of the militant religious order known as Haela's Host. Wielding the Tor's fabled Anaurian blades,[3] the swordswomen of the Host kept the monstrous population of the nearby area in check.[2]

Rumors & Legends[edit | edit source]

Most tales confused the Tor of Swords with the nearby Dungeon of Swords in the High Moor, causing most adventurers to avoid the site.[2][3]

Notable Locations[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Serpent Kingdoms, Part 1. Map-a-Week. Wizards of the Coast. (2005-12-13). Archived from the original on 2016-10-31. Retrieved on 2021-02-27.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Eric L. Boyd (1998). Demihuman Deities. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 69. ISBN 0-7869-1239-1.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd, Darrin Drader (July 2004). Serpent Kingdoms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 106. ISBN 0-7869-3277-5.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Ed Greenwood (October 1990). Dwarves Deep. (TSR, Inc.), p. 59. ISBN 0-88038-880-3.
  5. Mike Schley (2015-11-18). Map of Faerün (from Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide) (HTML with JPG maps). Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide. Wizards of the Coast. Archived from the original on 2018-10-30. Retrieved on 2019-02-17.
  6. Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 23, 27. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
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