Questions tagged [forgotten-realms]

Deals with the eponymous fantasy setting, including games and novels.

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Authorship of Forgotten Realms novels

I bought a bundle of Forgotten Realms novels as ebooks from Humble Bundle and I'm a bit confused about the authorship of the books. Take this page as an example: According to Wikipedia, R.A. ...
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Are there any writings and resources regarding Ashardalon and his presence in Firestorm Peak?

I recently got the Wrath of Ashardalon board game and want to extend my experience by reading more about the setting. However, I couldn't find any by googling. I only found the wiki entry for ...
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How could House Do'Urden be restored?

I've read from several sources the rulers of Menzoberranzan eventually restored House Do'Urden; except if I remember The Dark Elf Trilogy: Exile and Legacy correctly, all the members of the family ...
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Neverwinter - question about Barrabus the Grey

Artemis Entreri is now Barrabus the Grey. In which book did he become Barrabus the Grey? I read Transitions series already. Am I missing a series?
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Does Conquest's album “Frozen Sky” reference the “Forgotten Realms” books?

A while back, I shared a song to a friend, who upon seeing the video's thumbnail, immediately asked me whether the band had ripped off the cover of Jean Rabe's Red Magic (1991), the third novel in the ...
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High fantasy book, possibly “Forgotten Realms”, including Leviathan-like undead a necromancer creating experimental undeads

I read a book, about a party of adventurers fighting a lich and his armies of undead trying to take over the continent, very high fantasy. It has been a long time (likely between 2000-2012) and ...
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Are there any suggestions to read the 'Forgotten Realms' books?

A couple of months ago, I met with with Salvatore's fantasy world and I really loved it. At first I had no idea how big this world is. I've read 'The Dark Elf Trilogy' books (Homeland, Exile and ...
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Why do the Thayvan red wizards shave their head?

What is the origin of the custom of Thay wizards shaving their heads and why did they choose the red as their color?
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Has Mystra created new “Chosen”?

Has Mystra, the Goddess of Magic in Toril ever created new "Chosen" after half of her original Chosen now seem to have died off in the continuity? EDIT: As far as i know her Chosen were Elminster, ...
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What is the correct reading order of books for the Obarskyr line?

In this question I found our that the line of Kings in Cormyr is still unbroken. What is the correct reading order of books if I'm only interested in catching up with the royal line of Cormyr? The ...
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Are there any more Elminster novels coming?

Elminster is one of the best written characters in the Forgotten Realms after Drizzt (IMO). so what I would like to know is are we going to see any more works with Elminster penned by his creator Ed ...
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Is Azoun V King in Cormyr?

After the novel Death of a Dragon Cormyr is in tatters. The Steel Princess is made Regent. However many, many years have passed since I read any of the books concerning this wonderful kingdom. Is ...
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How many of the seven sisters are still alive?

I stopped reading the Forgotten Realms books ages ago as they started coming out faster than I had the means to acquire them. Of the Seven Sisters I know that Selune is dead as she was killed by a ...
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Did Guenhwyvar undergo a sex change?

If memory serves, Drizzt's panther companion Guenhwyvar was referred to as a 'him' in the early Forgotten Realms books (Icewind Dale and Dark Elf trilogies) but a 'her' in later works (such as ...
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How can Elminster, a human, live to over 1000 years old?

Elminster was said to be born in 212 DR and his current age is ~1267 years old. How is this possible? I have read that he was a skilled and experienced human, not just in wizardry but in other ...
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Why is drider a form for a fallen drow?

The drow cursed by Lolth is transformed into the half-spider form and despised from now on by other drows. The spider is a hallowed animal and killing a spider is punished by death in drow's society. ...
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Why doesn't Drizzt change his last name?

Drizzt Do'Urden escaped the drow city of Menoberzzeran and ran away to the surface world, where he met Breunor, Regis, Catti-Brie, and Wulfgar. Since he hates evil (his stat block says he is Chaotic ...
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How large are the layers of the nine hells in the Forgotten Realms?

I recently read about the structure of the nine hells or 'Baator' in the Forgotten Realms setting. I was wondering how large each of the different layers actually are. I mean, are they endless or are ...
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Chronological order of the Drizzt series

A long time ago, when I was a wee child I read some of the Drizzt Do'Urden books, they really captured my imagination. I'd like to continue reading, but I've lost track of which books contain him, and ...
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What are the titles of the short stories about Drizzt?

I know there are some short stories about Drizzt Do'Urden out there. I have read most of the books, but I would like to read the short stories too. Any idea what the titles are (and info on where I ...