On the world of Toril, between the windswept sea of swords to the west and the mysterious lands of Kara-Tur to the east, lies the continent of Faerûn. A great deal of adventure is to be had in the Realms, for those willing to seek it out. The routes between cities and nations often cross into the territory of brigands or marauding humanoids. Every forest, swamp and mountain range has its own perils. Ruins dot the landscape and the caverns beneath the surface, In these places, treasures of every living race – and a number of dead ones – wait for adventurers intrepid enough to come and claim them.

" The Sword Coast Adventurers Guide"

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