Saint Fanal was a priest and saint of Ilmater and the founder of the Monastery of St. Fanal in the Alimir Mountains.[1][2]


St. Fanal, although a priest of Ilmater dedicated to alleviating suffering, believed that knowledge of the past would limit suffering in the present, and that educating oppressed peoples would expand their opportunities and capabilities. Thus he devoted himself to learning, preserving, and teaching history.[1][2]


St. Fanal founded the monastery that bore his name late in the first century before Dalereckoning.[2] [note 1]



  1. This is "nearly fourteen centuries" before 1374 DR.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Steven E. Schend and Dale Donovan (September 1998). Empires of the Shining Sea. (TSR, Inc), pp. 97, map. ISBN 978-0786912377.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Richard Baker, Ed Bonny, Travis Stout (February 2005). Lost Empires of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 116. ISBN 0-7869-3654-1.