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Var, or more commonly known as Var the Golden was one of the three Shining Lands surrounding the Golden Water in southeast Faerûn.[1] After the Spellplague in 1385 DR, it was known as Var the Drowned .[2]


Its name came from huge quantities of wheat fields found throughout the land.[2]


This land was once known for its vast wheat fields, but in 1385 DR the Spellplague came, and Var the Golden sank beneath the waves. By 1479 DR, this area was a drowned land of silt-covered fields and ruined towns and villages.[2][3]


The city of Vaelen hosted a Shou Town.[4]




  1. Thomas Reid (October 2004). Shining South. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 109. ISBN 0-7869-3492-1.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. Edited by Jennifer Clarke Wilkes, et al. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 190. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
  3. Karen Wynn Fonstad (August 1990). The Forgotten Realms Atlas. (TSR, Inc), p. 11. ISBN 978-0880388573.
  4. Eytan Bernstein (2007-05-09). Eastern Classes. Class Chronicles. Wizards of the Coast. Archived from the original on 2018-03-24. Retrieved on 2016-05-21.