Toril

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Toril, occasionally known in the past as Abeir-Toril, is the name of the planet on which the Forgotten Realms is primarily set and of which Faerûn is a continent. The name is archaic, meaning “cradle of life” in an extinct and forgotten language. It consists of various continents and islands, including Faerûn, Kara-Tur, and Zakhara in the central super-continent and, throughout most of its history, Anchorome, Maztica and Katashaka in the western super-continent. There is also one large and very mysterious continent east of Kara-Tur called Osse, whose nature and inhabitants are all but unknown.

Toril is part of Realmspace, a planetary system which is located on the Prime Material Plane. The planet is orbited by a single moon, named Selûne, and by a cluster of asteroids, known as the Tears of Selûne.

Continents

Faerûn

The westernmost portion of Toril’s central super-continent, a diverse landscape inhabited by numerous races and cultures, including humans, dwarves, elves, halflings, and gnomes.

Kara-Tur

The exotic east, steeped in ancient history like a fine tea.

Zakhara

A mostly hot, arid realm dominated by elemental forces and a philosophy of Fate and Honor.

Maztika

Primitive cultures bound by duty to their gods give blood sacrifices in return for power while those who disagree with the practice struggle to survive.

Anchorome

Hardly explored, seemingly populated with violent elves and more of the humans found in Maztica.

Katashaka

South of Maztica; unexplored.

Osse

Populated by spiritualists and druids, the spirit world and nature dominate the lives of its inhabitants.

Toril

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