The Shadow of Ao was a powerful artifact said to have been lost after the sundering of Abeir-Toril.
Legend had that the Shadow of Ao had the power to split the world in two.
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.
In the 15th century DR, the dracolich Melauthaur usually sent his servants to search for the lost relic.
- ↑ 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.