A lyre was an ancient and portable stringed musical instrument.[1]


Lyres provided good accompaniment and background music for poems and epic recitals through the ages.[1]


The lyre was particularly associated with Amn. Such lyres were sold in Halambar Lutes & Harps in Waterdeep, a well-known musical instrument shop.[3]

Lyres were available for purchase through Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue.[1]

Notable lyresEdit

Cli lyre 
One of the seven Instruments of the Bards. Magical lyres that held protective spells, as well as other magical powers.[4][5]
Dragonbone lyre 
A lyre carved of dragon bone, a certain haunting tune played on this could subdue the undead guardian of the Shadow Swamp.[6]


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  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. 22. ISBN 0-5607-6327-2.
  2. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 154. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
  3. Ed Greenwood (January 1993). Volo's Guide to Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 16–17. ISBN 1-5607-6335-3.
  4. Sean K. Reynolds, Duane Maxwell, Angel McCoy (August 2001). Magic of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 160–161. ISBN 0-7869-1964-7.
  5. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins, James Wyatt (2014). Dungeon Master's Guide 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 176. ISBN 978-0786965622.
  6. Richard Baker, Bruce R. Cordell, David Noonan, Matthew Sernett, James Wyatt (2007). Cormyr: The Tearing of the Weave. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 78,96–97. ISBN 07-8694-119-7.