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Geographical information
Size 100,000 sq. mi. (Approximate)
Societal information
Races Humans, Brown dragons

The Plains of Purple Dust, was a vast windy desert located east of the Dragonsword Mountains on the edge of the region formerly occupied by Mulhorand[1]and the northern region of the Raurin desert.[2] The desert expanded in the century following the Spellplague.[3]

Geographic FeaturesEdit

The Plains of Purple Dust was covered with a purple colored dust that radiated faint magic[1]and stony crags and rocky badlands.[2]



  • The Grinning Skull-A large pool shielded by the skull of a great wyrm dragon.[1]
  • The Lonely Lake-The descendants of the wizard Nezram can be often found here[1]


Dozens of ancient arcane towers made of purple stone could be found here.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Scott Bennie (1990). Old Empires. (TSR, Inc), p. 8. ISBN 0-8803-8821-8.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Richard Baker, Ed Bonny, Travis Stout (February 2005). Lost Empires of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 65. ISBN 0-7869-3654-1.
  3. Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 140. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
  4. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 184. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.

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