Thorass was the name of the alphabet used by the large majority of human languages on Faerûn, including Common.[1][2]

The alphabet was first developed for use with the Thorass language by a scribe whose name has been lost to history[1] and was spurred by interactions between the kingdoms of Jhaamdath and Calimshan.[3] It was influenced by the runes of the Untheric language.[4]

Thorass was the script used in Common, Alzhedo, Chessentan, Chondathan, Durpari, Illuskan, Midani (in Anauroch only), Rasallesian, Tuigan, Turmic, and Uluik.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 85. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  2. Kim Mohan ed. (2015). Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 110. ISBN 978-0786965809.
  3. Reynolds, Forbeck, Jacobs, Boyd (March 2003). Races of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 85. ISBN 0-7869-2875-1.
  4. Scott Bennie (1990). Old Empires. (TSR, Inc), p. 49. ISBN 0-8803-8821-8.