A glaur was a short curved valved horn, popular among bards in the Realms. It was similar to a cornucopia and sounded like a trumpet.[1][2]


The glaur was a more versatile instrument than other trumpets. Its sound was brash and metallic. Glaurs made of brass, silver and electrum were available for purchase through Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue.[1]

A variant of the glaur without the valves was called a gloon and had a more mournful sound.[2]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend et al (1992). Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue. (TSR, Inc), p. 24. ISBN 0-5607-6327-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Kim Mohan ed. (2015). Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 124. ISBN 978-0786965809.