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The God's Grove was a shrine to Silvanus in the city of Wheloon in Cormyr.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8]


The God's Grove was a stand of duskwood trees that lay just north of the Way of the Manticore, and marked the eastern edge of Wheloon. A nearby cabin was Orlenstar's home. It was a very picturesque location.[2][6]


The God's Grove had a long history in Wheloon, older even than the Wyvern Ferry Route.[8]

By 1358 DR, its caretaker was Orlenstar Thirlthorn,[2] He held the position through 1367 DR[3][4] and 1369 DR.[6] He was still caretaker by 1374 DR.[8]


In addition to the worship of Silvanus, the God's Grove had a variety of uses, and every Whelunian knew where it was. It was a popular spot for picnics and weddings, and children were always welcome to play there. People also took injured and sick animals to Orlenstar for his ministration. Orlenstar also kept a constant store of healing goodberries, as well as his homebrew spruce beer.[2][8]

Although Orlenstar was officially caretaker of the shrine and grove, many Whelunians also pitched in to maintain and beautify the site, since it was so important to them.[8]


  1. Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 63. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Ed Greenwood (1989). Waterdeep (adventure). (TSR, Inc), pp. 8, map. ISBN 0-88038-757-2.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ed Greenwood, Julia Martin, Jeff Grubb (1993). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 2nd edition (revised), A Grand Tour of the Realms. (TSR, Inc), p. 57. ISBN 1-5607-6617-4.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Eric Haddock (1994). Cormyr. (TSR, Inc), p. 31. ISBN 1-56076-818-5.
  5. Eric Haddock (1994). Cormyr. (TSR, Inc). ISBN 1-56076-818-5.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Ed Greenwood (July 1995). Volo's Guide to Cormyr. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 105, 107. ISBN 0-7869-0151-9.
  7. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 113. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Richard Baker, Bruce R. Cordell, David Noonan, Matthew Sernett, James Wyatt (2007). Cormyr: The Tearing of the Weave. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 148–150. ISBN 07-8694-119-7.

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