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Forgotten Realms

The Forgotten Realms is a fictional setting created by author and game designer Ed Greenwood for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. Most action in the Forgotten Realms takes place on the continent of Faerūn.

Originally designed as Greenwood's personal campaign and detailed in a long series of articles in Dragon, it became the setting most popular with D&D gamers in the 1990s.

Its fame has been boosted by dozens of novels (including the exploits of the famous drow hero Drizzt Do'Urden) and the series of CRPGs Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights, Pool of Radiance, Icewind Dale, and so on.

The Realms are home to diverse races and cultures, from arctic dwarves to Egyptian-like Old Empires.