The Forgotten Realms Wiki is a collection of (mainly) canon lore from the Forgotten Realms campaign setting for Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition and its predecessors. It aims to provide an encyclopedic reference to the wealth of official source material released in the past decades since the setting's inception. With so many Realms products over the years, and certain topics being revised in subsequent editions of D&D, it is often difficult to remember where to look for specific information. The hope is that this wiki will index the information by topic, making it easy to find in a searchable manner.
Secondarily, it aims to provide:
- An encyclopedic reference to certain non-canon Realms products, such as computer and video games
- Portals for players, DMs and readers (of novels) to help expand their knowledge on the Forgotten Realms, write compelling adventures or campaigns, or discover new lands or areas
- Articles on Forgotten Realms authors and products
- Articles on real-world things that appear in the Forgotten Realms – these articles only describe the ways in which the Realms counterpart differs
Being a wiki, anyone can edit and contribute to the articles, but contributors are encouraged to act in good faith towards the Realms and the wiki, ensuring that any of their work is carefully cited. It is important to note that all contributions, no matter how small, are very welcome, provided they are made in good faith.
The wiki was originally started in 2005 by Drizzt but he has since become inactive, leaving it in the hands of Hashimashadoo. At the end of 2006, long-standing contributors Zerak-Tul and Fw190a8 were added to the administration team. SkyeNiTessine was added in 2008.
What Forgotten Realms Wiki is notEdit
The wiki is not a substitute for the original source material! It can be used instead of source material where only a brief summary of a topic is required, but the wiki strives to provide references to the source material so that it's easy to know where to look for the correct information. The Forgotten Realms has been the subject of a great deal of detailed and fascinating writings over the period of their existence, and in all cases the reader is encouraged to discover as much as possible from official Realms products.
The wiki, currently, is not a place to submit articles on your own lore (casually referred to as 'fanon') or your own campaign details. Because its aim is to provide an accurate reference to official Realmslore, it is felt that the inclusion of non-canon material will act to dilute the canon information, making it less useful.