Villains' Lorebook is a Forgotten Realms accessory published in 1998 by TSR, Inc, the companion book to Heroes' Lorebook.

Evil takes many forms in the land of Faerûn. This book brings all of them out of the darkness and into the light.

These are the characters who have tested the mettle of the foremost heroes of the FORGOTTEN REALMS campaign world. They spread chaos and death wherever they venture, ruining whatever they touch. And they're coming to your campaign!

Inside this companion volume to Heroes' Lorebook, you'll find complete game statistics and descriptions for a host of dastardly rogues, most of whom have never been described in a game accessory before, including:

This "Who's Who" of the evildoers of the Realms is a valuable addition to any campaign.



  1. The Realm year can be estimated as approximately the first half of 1369 DR by the description of the fall of Zhentil Keep, (which took place at the very end of 1368 DR,) and its aftermath, in particular, the rise of Orgauth as Ruler of the Keep. Also, on page 124, this sourcebook mentions Fzoul Chembryl embracing the worship of Iyachtu Xvim in the aftermath of the Fall of Zhentil Keep.


  1. Dale Donovan (July 1998). Villains' Lorebook. (TSR, Inc), p. 51. ISBN 0-7869-1236-7.