The Shadow of Ao was a powerful artifact said to have been lost after the sundering of Abeir-Toril.[1]


Legend had that the Shadow of Ao had the power to split the world in two.[1]


It was believed by a few Abeirans that the Shadow of Ao was lost during the last conflict between the gods and the primordials. A few believed that the Shadow of Ao was hidden in the lands of Laerakond.[1]

In the 15th century DR, the dracolich Melauthaur usually sent his servants to search for the lost relic.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 210. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.