The Swords of the Lady, commonly called the Lunatics, were a fanatical knightly order devoted to the goddess Selûne the Moonmaiden.[1][2][3]


The order was led by a handful of crusaders, mystics, and silverstars.[1] The group comprised clerics, druids, rangers, and mystic wanderers.[3]


Their actions were widely regarded as strange and eccentric, and people thought them mad, hence their nickname, "Lunatics".[1][2][3]

However, when the Swords of the Lady responded to threats from the goddess Shar the Nightsinger, they acted swiftly, logically, and ruthlessly.[1][2][3] These zealots were ready to die for their faith. However, thanks to their close association with the church of Selûne, death was usually temporary.[3]

They could travel great distances in a short time, suggesting the order commanded teleportation magic or had access to a network of fey crossroads and backroads.[3][4]


They were a long-standing order, having existed during the time of the ancient empire of Netheril, which fell in −339 DR.[2]

They were still active in the mid–14th century DR.[1][3]





  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd (March 1996). Faiths & Avatars. (TSR, Inc), p. 137. ISBN 978-0786903849.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 slade, James Butler (November 1996). Netheril: Empire of Magic (The Winds of Netheril). (TSR, Inc.), p. 53. ISBN 0-7869-0437-2.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Thomas M. Reid, Sean K. Reynolds (Nov. 2005). Champions of Valor. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 104. ISBN 0-7869-3697-5.
  4. Sean K. Reynolds, Duane Maxwell, Angel McCoy (August 2001). Magic of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 44–46. ISBN 0-7869-1964-7.