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Lore

The scribe looked up from his desk, part way through reading a tattered notebook stained in blood and dirt, obviously the works of an adventurer who came to an abrupt end.  The scribe and his desk seemed dwarved by the huge oaken bookcases which surrounded him, looming over him like twenty-foot giants, filled with numerous books, tomes and scrolls detailing the history of the Realms....


The Scribes Gatherings

This section contains documents and articles gathered through time, on a variety of subjects relating to the Forgotten Realms campaign world. This is mainly official Realms work, most of which has been released by TSR\WotC.  Other Realmslore can be located in the Travelers Notebooks section. Candlekeep claims no ownership or contest to the copyright of the items listed below.

The Candlekeep Compendium An excellent collection of many articles of Realmslore in PDF - By various scribes of Candlekeep.
The Calendar of Harptos Another and more beautiful version of the Calendar of Harptos - By Yack Tundra
The Faerûnian Calendar A graphical chart showing the full Faerûn month names.
The Complete Toril Timeline A valuable document listing every event ever recorded for all continents on Toril.
The Roll of Years The Roll of years in numerous formats and sorted orders (thanks to Chris Jameson).
Forgotten Realms Bibliography A complete list of every Forgotten Realms product produced by TSR\WotC.
Drow Glyphs Chart of house glyphs of the drow race.
Zhentrarim Organization An old hierarchy chart showing part of the structure of the Zhentarim.
Zhentarim Symbols Marks, symbols and mage sigils of the Zhentarim.
Forgotten Realms Index - Part 1 A list of all Forgotten Realms articles/adventures from Dungeon and Polyhedron.
Forgotten Realms Index - Part 2 A extensive list of all Forgotten Realms articles to appear in Dragon Magazine.
FR Dragons's Bestiary A list of all Monstrous Compendium creatures to appear in TSR publications.
Preview of Lands of Intrigue Chapter one preview of the Lands of Intrigue campaign expansion.
Tethyr Nobles and Court Celebrities Extracts from the Lands of Intrigue campaign expansion.
Money and Art Objects Taken from the Forgotten Realms Adventures hardcover.
Shandril Shessair and Spellfire Stats Details on the Spellfire stats and Shandril Shessair (from 'Heroes Lorebook')
Faiths and Avatars Template Template for designing Realms deities and speciality priests.
HoundMaster Statistics PDF file detailing a new fighter/ranger kit (from 'Demihumans of the Realms').
PestKiller Statistics PDF file detailing a new thief kit (from 'Demihumans of the Realms').
Lythari Statistics PDF file for the Lythari elven shapechangers (from 'Monstrous Annual #4')
The Throne of Bloodstone Official TSR FR adventure (H4), the last in the Bloodstone Lands quartet.
TSR FR Electronic Downloads Links to free Forgotten Realms product downloads offered by WotC.
The Candlekeep Collection Listing of all tomes and volumes to appear in Realms fiction.
Phases of Selune Chart and details of Toril's moon phase cycle.
FR Novel Reading Order Forgotten Realms novel timeline for chronological reading.
Five-day Weather Forecast of Waterdeep Simple chart on the WotC FR site forecasting the weather and giving the moon phases.
"Never a Warpig Born" Story by Ed Greenwood from the 'Spin a Yarn' Seminar at GenCon 2001.
Drizzt Do'Urden 2nd ed. AD&D Statistics Drizzt Do'Urden game statistics for 2nd edition AD&D.
Drizzt Do'Urden 3rd ed. D&D Statistics Game statistics by WotC for this popular character, updated to D&D 3rd Edition.
Dogs of the Realms Information on uncommon dogs of the Realms and a 'Create Frenzy Dog' spell.
Shandril and Narm, Heroes of Spellfire New 3rd edition game statistics on the two heroes from Spellfire and Crown of Fire novels.
The Beasts of Halruaa Info and Stats on two creatures of Halruaa: the Halruaan Behir and the Starsnake.
Erevis Cale D&D 3rd Edition Statistics Updated "post-Shadows Witness" D&D stats for Erevis Cale - by Paul S Kemp (Warning: Spoilers)
Erevis Cale D&D 3.5 Edition Statistics Updated "post-Shadows Witness" D&D 3.5 stats for Erevis Cale - by Paul S Kemp (Warning: Spoilers)

Bard's Rumours

The Bard's Rumours section features articles which may settle some questions about the Forgotten Realms.

No contest is made for ownership of the content of these pages and all copyrights are acknowledged to Wizards of the Coast. This material is reproduced here for archive purposes only and text and graphic content remains the property of WotC. Some of original articles are available on the WotC web site.

An Introduction to Candlekeep
By Ed Greenwood especially for Candlekeep.com
So Saith Ed (Ed's Q&A)
By Ed Greenwood
Lore from the Sages (2006)
By Various WotC FR designers
Lore from the Sages (2005)
By Various WotC FR designers
Lore from the Sages (Pre-2005)
By Various WotC FR designers
Realmslore from Elaine Cunningham
By Elaine Cunningham
Myth Drannor and Magic of the Realms
By Ed Greenwood
Khelben Blackstaff's Background
By Steven E Schend
Manshoon of the Zhentarim
By Ed Greenwood
Waterdeep Locations
By Ed Greenwood
Chondath: History and Lore
By Ed Greenwood
Shores of Dusk: Authors response
By Mark Anthony
Halflings in Chessenta
By WotC
Shandril of Spellfire...
By Ed Greenwood
History of the Crinti
By Elaine Cunningham
Donations and Intervention
By Sean K Reynolds
Netheril, and the return of Shade
By Sean K Reynolds
Shadovar, Shades and the City of Shade
By Sean K Reynolds
Sembia, Land of Cutthroat Mercantilism
By Robert Wiese
Hell in the Forgotten Realms
By Sean K Reynolds
Women that Rock in our Novels
By Miranda Horner
Locations in Shandril's Saga
By Sean K Reynolds
Why I sent Shandril' where in Faerûn
By Ed Greenwood
Drow (Famous and Not)
By Sean K Reynolds and Brom
Is the future of the Realms at stake?
By Sean K Reynolds
No more Forgotten Realms Adventure Modules to be published!
By various sources
The Origin of the Moonshae Isles
By Jeff Grubb \ Ed Greenwood
Firefall Vale (from Stormlight)
By Ed Greenwood
Tantras and The Vast
By Ed Greenwood
Marsember, mended!
By Ed Greenwood
"One Comes, Unheralded, To Zirta"
By Ed Greenwood
Lost Empires of Faerûn Enhancement Page
By Ed Bonny
The Fox and the Dispossessed, Part 1 (The Fox-at-Twilight)
By Erik Scott de Bie & Thomas M. Costa
The Fox and the Dispossessed, Part 2 (Gargan and Tlork)
By Erik Scott de Bie & Thomas M. Costa
The Greater Treasure: A Heart of Darkness and Ynloeth's Legacy
By Erik Scott de Bie & Thomas M. Costa
Ed Greenwood Seminar (2006), Seminar 1, Part 1 (MOV, 84MB ZIP)
By Ed Greenwood (thanks to Paul Jordan)
Ed Greenwood Seminar (2006), Seminar 1, Part 2 (MOV, 5MB ZIP)
By Ed Greenwood (thanks to Paul Jordan)
Ed Greenwood Seminar (2006), Seminar 2 (MOV, 20MB ZIP)
By Ed Greenwood (thanks to Paul Jordan)
Ed Greenwood Seminar (2006), Seminar 3 (MOV, 27MB ZIP)
By Ed Greenwood (thanks to Paul Jordan)
Ed Greenwood Seminar (2006), Seminar 4 (MOV, 18MB ZIP)
By Ed Greenwood (thanks to Paul Jordan)
Candlekeep Presents... (2012 GENCON Candlekeep Seminar)
By Erik Scott de Bie

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