Ed Greenwood Lore

People ask questions of Ed all the time and over the years he’s answered thousands of them. From Ed’s Patreon, to Twitter, to other corners of the internet, here we have compiled a list of lore and wisdom revealed by the sage on a variety of topics.

  • Qeskyl: ancient Gnoll kingdom
    QESKYL is one of several small, short-lived gnoll realms to briefly flourish in the wet, fecund (lower slopes thickly girt in jungle vegetation) Gnollwatch Mountains north of Dambrath. Notable because its king, Qeskyt (KES-kitt), … Read more
  • Thundenstone: Gnome Underdark outpost
    Thundenstone, a holy place of the gnomes (a cavern strong with natural radiations, used by gnomes to charge magic items in a manner very similar to the Earth Nodes detailed in the 3e Underdark … Read more
  • Coins of Neverwinter
    Neverwinter hasn’t minted all that often, thanks to using the coins of everywhere else (Waterdeep in particular) in trade. It uses and honors the usual copper, silver, electrum, gold, platinum progression with the usual … Read more
  • The Bellows of Milil
    @TheEdVerse I was wondering if you could share any information regarding the Bellows of Milil? I know that it’s an unusually powerful pipe organ held in Arbalest’s House, in Athkatla. But knowing that Milil … Read more
  • 15th Century Waterdhavian Nobles
    I have a much shorter list of the young rapscallions and poseurs who’re giving the Deep trouble circa 1497-99 DR. Here we go: DEPLOYABLE YOUNG NOBLES OF THE DEEP IN THE 1490S DR: These … Read more
  • Blue Alley in Waterdeep
    Why does Waterdeep tolerate Blue Alley over 150 years after its creation? Has the City made it safer/ harder to find (as not to needlessly harm kids and commoners)? @benmorrier The Blue Alley survives … Read more
  • Citadel of the Bloody Hand
    (On the Citadel of the Bloody Hand) I’m a pretty frustrated to be honest. I’ve been waiting for EVER to have the area above the falling stairs mapped out and see how it connects … Read more
  • Winter Weather in Sword Coast
    How far north do you need to be on the Sword Coast to where it is snowy year round? We started SKT in spring but I want to use some winter terrain. Icewind Dale? … Read more
  • Dragonward of Waterdeep
    (the original question included a screencap of text about Jalanvaloss) hi! How does somethig like this coexist with the Dragonward over Waterdeep? This dragon was touched by the staff? @newbiedm The Dragonward (like most … Read more
  • Waterdeep City Watch
    How would a character go about joining the Waterdeep City Watch? How about the City Guard? Question from the DH FB group. Thanks. @benmorrier There are many different “roads in,” but showing up and … Read more
  • Wildlife in Waterdeep
    Is there any interesting wildlife that makes its home in waterdeep? something a druid or ranger might like to befriend (animal messenger/beastmaster companion/speak with animals) @enjidee Like any temperate Sword Coast ocean port, Waterdeep … Read more
  • Gnomes in Cormyr
    Greetings, Magister! Could I bother you with some Realmslore question? Starting a game set in Cormyr, post ToD, and would like to play a Gnome Wiz or Sor. Are there Gnomes in Cormyr? If … Read more
  • Riddles for a great green Dragon
    The key thing about Old Gnawbone is that she loves the company of humans; the bustle of city life, the energy, the strivings, the intrigues. She likes befriending them, establishing alliances and ties, using … Read more
  • Fashion in Cormyr
    Cormyr, especially Waymoot & Suzail, but throughout that realm & its Dales neighbours what might be some fads/fashions among the younger human & demihuman denizens pre-time of troubles?I mean if it were Waterdeep I … Read more
  • Weather in Thay
    Hey @TheEdVerse, just a quick question, as I’ve been struggling with sources in finding an answer to whether the nation of Thay is supposed to be a cold or hot country? It has, or … Read more