Cynosure, also known as the Outlands, is a small plane located very close - cosmologically speaking - to Toril. It is a plane only accessible to deities, and they can only access it from within their own domains. The plane is considered neutral ground by all the powers of Faerûn, and the plane is used as a meeting ground to settle disputes and decide upon punishments for those deities who upset the Balance (as defined by the guidelines Ao left).

The only way in and out of Cynosure is through the portals leading to each deity's realm, and it cannot be accessed by spells that normally allow planar travel, so the plane cannot be used as a way station as Toril can. There can at times be several deities meeting in Cynosure, and yet other times the demi-plane lies empty for extended periods of time.

While portals from Cynosure lead to the realms of the Elemental Lords, none of them have ever been known to appear on the meeting plane.