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An Introduction to Candlekeep - by Ed Greenwood

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Well Met, traveler, and welcome ye to Candlekeep.

Thou art now in the grandest library in all the Realms. Seeketh out knowledge and lore within these halls, and may Oghma guide ye.

"It has been given to me to see glimpses of the future, moments of the measureless time that lie ahead for this world of Toril, called by some the Forgotten Realms. I sit here among halls upon halls and chambers upon chambers crammed with books, books that capture something of our great past. All too often, folk want to know where the bones of great kings or legendary dragons lie...or more precisely where their treasure may be found, if the truth be told. There are a few questors however, whose eyes hold the light of wonder, and who want to know more of this vast, glorious, historied world..." - Alaundo of Candlekeep
(taken from the Forgotten Realms Campaign Conspectus)

What's New?

The What's New section contains details of recent additions to the Candlekeep site. The Candlekeep Forums also receive regular postings throughout the day of Realms discussions from Forgotten Realms authors and fans. Sign up now for your free registration and join us in the ultimate Forgotten Realms discussion boards.

What's New in Candlekeep


1) Product information pages for: Boundless, Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus, Descent into Avernus Dice Set, Aquisitions Incorporated, Dice Masters: Zhentarim Team Pack and Warriors of Waterdeep.
An update by Eric L. Boyd to the excellent Under Illefarn Anew - Fallen Kingdoms of the Shining Vale (annotated version also available). Located in the Bard's Rumours section of Alaundo's Library.
3) A new article, Magic of Gemstones, expanding on lore and adding additional sources for Kiira of the Tel'Quessir, by Masked Mage.
Located in Alaundo's Library.



1) Yet more new Realmslore and articles from Forgotten Realms designers: Prestige in the Realms, Vol. 1, by Thomas M. Costa, detailing 22 Prestige Classes for 3.5 edition D&D. From the quills of Thomas M. Costa and Eric L. Boyd come two volumes of creature statistics and information: Bestiary of the Realms, Volume 1 and Volume 2. These three wonderous tomes of lore can be found in the Bard's Rumours section of Alaundo's Library.



1) Amazing new Realmslore and adventure (309 page PDF) by Eric L. Boyd: Under Illefarn Anew - Fallen Kingdoms of the Shining Vale (annotated version also available). Located in the Bard's Rumours section of Alaundo's Library.



1) New product information pages for: Timeless, Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage, Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage Maps and Miscellany, Dragon Heist Dice, Icons of the Realms: Waterdeep Dragon Heist, Icons of the Realms: City of the Dead Statues and Monuments, Waterdeep map (GF9), Waterdeep Dragon Heist (Beadle and Grimm), Waterdeep Dungeon Master's Screen, Endless Quest: Into the Jungle, Endless Quest: Escape the Underdark, Endless Quest: To Catch a Thief, Endless Quest: Big Trouble and Seige of Dragonspear.
2) Updated the Forgotten Realms Bibliography and Product Release Schedule.






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Forgotten Realms Catalog

See the current Forgotten Realms RPG product and novel release schedules from Wizards of the Coast.

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A Grand Tour of Candlekeep

Well, here ye are. Many passages and doorways lie before you, which path do you wish to take? Each location opens up more knowledge and lore.  (Click on a section title to go to that page).
Can't find what ye looking for? To see the numerous locations of Candlekeep, see the Site Map
Alaundo's Library
Tethtoril's Bookshelf

Alaundo's Library contains information and lore of all things related to the Forgotten Realms. From articles, maps, charts, documents and a host of other goodies collected by travellers and kept safe in the chambers of Candlekeep.

Tethtoril's Bookshelf contains lists of TSR\WotC Forgotten Realms products, novels, software, merchandise and much more. Everything contained within is official FR licenced material.


Campaign Journals
Gallery of Faerun

The Campaign Journals area holds information submitted by Forgotten Realms Dungeon Masters and players for their home campaigns. Campaign and adventure logs are available, along with character profiles and sketches.  Enter The Census Chamber to submit your character to the Hall of Heroes. This area is also home to the Fellaren-Krae project.


The Gallery of Faerûn contains official artwork for the Forgotten Realms campaign as appearing on covers of products and novels.  Also, art portfolio of fans of the Realms are within this section. If you wish to have your work displayed within these chambers then please Contact us.
Links & WebRings

Portals of the Realms! Links to Forgotten Realms and AD&D related web sites that are worth a visit. If you wish to have your web page included, contact the Webmaster


This section contains information on the various Realms community sources on the Internet. Newsgroup and Mailing Lists and Message Board links can be found here. This is your gateway to Realms discussions and expertise on the web!

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