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Cormyr is a fictional country in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting, both created by Canadian writer Ed Greenwood, and published first by TSR, Inc. and subsequently by Wizards of the Coast for the Dungeons and Dragons fantasy role-playing game. Cormyr is located in the interior of the fictional continent of Faerûn, and serves as a geographical backdrop for several fantasy novels set in the Forgotten Realms.

Cormyr in the D&D game[edit]

Cormyr first appeared in several short stories written by Ed Greenwood and published throughout the 1970s.[citation needed] It was first described in detail in 1987, in the Forgotten Realms Campaign Set boxed set published by TSR.[1] The Campaign setting briefly outlines the nation with three pages of content, which Ken Rolston describes as "the nation receiving the most attention", and that "the few details given are at least plausible and are often good hooks for adventuring".[2]

The 1990 hardcover Forgotten Realms Adventures[3] added detail to three major cities within the boundaries of the country. Also released in 1990, The Forgotten Realms Atlas[4] further describes Cormyr.

The 1993 Player's Guide to the Forgotten Realms Campaign[5] further expands on areas within the setting. Also released in 1993 was the second edition of the Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting boxed set[6] which contained more detailed information on Cormyr than did the original boxed set.

The 1994 accessory Cormyr[7] provided significantly enhanced details about the geography, history, society, royalty, commoners and military of the region. An additional Forgotten Realms supplement published in 1994, Elminster's Ecologies[8] details geography as well as flora and fauna in and around Cormyr.

In 2001 the Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting[9] was reedited by Wizards of the Coast. The third edition added details and advanced the fictional time line of Cormyr by several years.

Cormyr in novels[edit]

Cormyr has featured prominently in several Forgotten Realms novels:


  1. ^ Jeff Grubb, Ed Greenwood and Karen S. Martin: Forgotten Realms Campaign Set (Cyclopedia of the Realms), TSR, Inc.,1987
  2. ^ Rolston, Ken (January 1988). "Role-playing Reviews". Dragon. Lake Geneva, Wisconsin: TSR (#129): 84–86.
  3. ^ Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood:Forgotten Realms Adventures, TSR, Inc.,1990
  4. ^ Karen Wynn Fonstad: The Forgotten Realms Atlas TSR, Inc., 1990
  5. ^ Player's Guide to the Forgotten Realms Campaign, TSR, 1993
  6. ^ Ed Greenwood, Julia Martin, Jeff Grubb: Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 2nd edition (revised), TSR, Inc., 1993
  7. ^ Eric Haddock et al.: Cormyr (sourcebook), TSR, Inc., 1994
  8. ^ James Butler, Elizabeth T. Danforth, Jean Rabe: Elminster's Ecologies, TSR, Inc., 1994
  9. ^ Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo: Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition, Wizards of the Coast, 2001

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