I made a post like this a few years ago, but since then, I've made new discoveries, and I want to share them all with my fellow D&D fans from both the Beamdog forum and Larian Studios's Baldur's Gate 3 forum! This time instead of just typing in the name of the Forgotten Realms campaign setting set novel, comic book and game, and its release date and what year in the Forgotten Realms it is set in, I will add a few fun facts from them, anda link to the novel, comic book or game so all of you can better understand what I am referring to. So, without further ado, I will start from the very beginning in the Forgotten Realms timeline!
"Evermeet: Island of Elves" (By Elaine Cunningham) ((Release date: March 1999), (In-universe date of novel: From -30000 DR to 1371 DR))
Story synopsis: Serene, beautiful, inviolate. Rich in magic and treasure, to those who hear of its legends it is the ultimate paradise. To the beleagured elves of Toril it is the ultimate refuge. But to many it is the ultimate prize. At the heart of its story is Amlaruil, Queen of All Elves. When Evermeet comes under massive, devastating attack, her sacrifice holds the last hope of saving the elven homeland.
Fun fact: The novel reveals the origins of Lolth and how she became the Spider Queen and made the Drow elves fall to the Underdarkhttps://www.amazon.com/Evermeet-Island-Elves-Forgotten-Realms/dp/0786913541/ref=sr_1_5?crid=23Z7HOPYFJRD8&keywords=evermeet+island+of+elves&qid=1562643142&s=gateway&sprefix=Evermeet+,aps,152&sr=8-5
"Realms of the Elves" (Written by various authors) Realm year of story #1 "Traitors" (By Richerd Lee Byers) ((Release date: February 2006), (In-universe date of story: From -25090 DR to -2509 DR))
Story synopsis: In a time when dragons were bringing all of Faerun under their rule, an elf mage named Rhespen Ash, who was a loyal servant to his gold dragon king Orchtrien, the ruler of the city Dawnfire, populated by humans and elves, has suddenly been thrown into a situation where his loyalties are tested when Winterflower, an elf woman who secretly leads a rebellion to liberate all human and elven cities ruled by dragons catches the eye of Rhespen and his king Orchtrien. Rhespen joins Winterflower's rebellion, primarily to save Winterflower from being Orchtrien's mistress all her life, betraying his gold dragon king, but at what cost?https://www.amazon.com/Realms-Elves...;qid=1562627600&s=gateway&sr=8-3
"Realms of the Elves" story #2 "The Staff of Valmaxian" (By Philip Athans) (From -7628 DR to -763 DR)
Story synopsis: In the sun elf realm of Siluvanede, Valmaxian, a young male gold elf experiences difficulties mastering the creation of magical items. Six centuries later, Valmaxian is the most sought-after and pompous magic item crafter, but what most people don't know is that six centuries into the past, his frustration and thirst for magic led him to steal one of his master's scrolls to summon the demon En'Sel'Diren. Valmaxian asked the demon for magic, and En'Sel'Diren agreed to grant it, for a price. How will Valmaxian's pact with En'Sel'Diren affect his life when he marries the granddaughter of his old mentor?
"Sandstorm" (By Cristopher Rowe) ((Release date: March 1st, 2011) (In-universe date of novel: Begins in -6500 DR in Calimshan during the First Era of Skyfire and ends on 1479 DR))
Story synopsis: A hero rises from the ranks of slaves! The genasi control almost all of Calimshan for their djinn overlords--all but a few outposts like the floating Island of the Free, where escaped slaves from Calimport's coliseum run their own brutal games. There, Cephas, a genasi with no memories of his past has spent his entire life fighting. But one day a circus of misfits, lead by the crowlike Corvus Nightfeather appear and free Cephas--and for the first time Cephas can harness his inborn powers and control the ground beneath his feet.
Fun fact: This novel spans from the times before the 1st Edition time frame to the 5th Edition time frame!https://www.amazon.com/Sandstorm-Fo...;qid=1562627638&s=gateway&sr=8-1
"Star of Cursrah" (By Clayton Emery) ((Release date: February 1999), (In-universe date(s) of novel: From -6048 DR to 1369 DR))
Story synopsis: Lurking in the ruins is a horrific tale of greed, power, and revenge. The Protector crawls forth, the shade of a dead city whose rulers refuse to die, and young companions in two distant epochs learn of a dreadful destiny they cannot escape . . . and a deadly threat to all they hold dear.https://www.amazon.com/Star-Cursrah...;qid=1562627695&s=gateway&sr=8-1
"The Shield of Weeping Ghosts" of The Citadels series (By James P. Davis) ((Release date: May 6th, 2009), (In-universe date of novel: begins in -946 DR, ends in 1376 DR))
Story synopsis: The past will come back to haunt them... A group of warriors from Rashemen escorts an exiled wizard to a ruined citadel in the City of Weeping Ghosts. Once there, the wizard discovers a barbarian tribe is trying to unlock the secrets of the citadel and the weapon that destroyed it 2,000 years ago.https://www.amazon.com/Shield-Weeping-Ghosts-Forgotten-Citadels-ebook/dp/B008ADEIRA/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3CRVPB0F1L0KE&keywords=the+shield+of+weeping+ghosts&qid=1562627759&s=gateway&sprefix=The+Shield+of+Weeoping,aps,168&sr=8-1
"Sword Play", "Dangerous Games" and "Mortal Consequences" of The Netheril Trilogy (Written by Clayton Emery) (Realm Year: ((Release dates: May 1996 for "Sword Play", November 1996 for "Dangerous Games", and January 1998 for "Mortal Consequences"), (In-universe dates of novels: -700 DR for Sword Play, Dangerous Games begins on -700 DR after Sword Play but jumps to -339 DR, and Mortal Consequences goes back to -700 DR because the main characters travel through time.)
Sword Play synopsis: Thousands of years before the Age of Elminster, dragons ruled the skies of Faerûn, and elves dominated the huge forests that covered the land. Only in the mighty, magical empire of Netheril was the place where men were a force to be reckoned with. Bored and haughty in his midair castle, the Netherese mage Candlemas bets fellow wizard Sysquemalyn that a certain barbarian who has caught his eye can survive the most savage tests his friend -- and deadly rival -- can devise. The only rule: The tests must offer the subject some chance to survive, however slight. Of course, "playing fair" is a concept as alien to the wizards of Netheril as "mercy." But the subject of their wager, Sunbright Steelshanks, a Barbarian of the Rengarth Tribe, has a mind -- and a will -- of his own. And Candlemas and Sysquemalyn are not the only players in this lethal game of swords and sorcery
Dangerous Games synopsis: Netheril, empire of magic, where wizards wield power far beyond the ken of mortal men. Netheril, where citadels float, magic runs wild, and mages dabble in games better left for the gods. Netheril, a place of dangerous games where the barbarian Sunbright Steelshanks soon finds himself an unwilling pawn in a lethal match of wits, wiles, and powers.
Mortal Consequences synopsis: The Netherese Empire will collapse in five generations. A forgotten foe, armed with a hell-spawned source of destructive magic, returns to seek her revenge, and a lost love is found in a most unexpected place. Against a backdrop of war and chaos, the barbarian Sunbright struggles to carve out a niche for himself -- and his people -- in a rapidly changing world.
Link to Sword Play: https://www.amazon.com/Sword-Play-F...;qid=1562627786&s=gateway&sr=8-1
Link to Dangerous Games: https://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Ga...;qid=1562627856&s=gateway&sr=8-1
Link to Mortal Consequences: https://www.amazon.com/Mortal-Conse...;qid=1562627893&s=gateway&sr=8-1
Realms of the Dragons story #1 "Soulbound" (By Paul S. Kemp) ((Release date: August 2004), (In-universe date of story: -646 DR)
Story synopsis: Avnon Des the Seer arose from his meditation one day in Year of the False Hopes, -646 DR, to find himself, his temple and its inhabitants moved from Elgrin Fau, the City of Silver, to the Shadow Plane by Kesson Rel, the first Chosen of the Shadow God. Avnon and his fellow demarchs had marked him as a heretic for drinking from the Chalice and transforming into a creature of shadow, and so Kesson had sought revenge by bringing the temple to the Shadow Plane and soul binding a shadow dragon, Furlinastis, into his service. He orders the dragon to bring one of the priests before him every day and kill them, since Kesson's oaths prevent him from killing the demarchs himself.https://www.amazon.com/Realms-Drago...;qid=1562627985&s=gateway&sr=8-1
Realms of Shadow story #1 "Trial by Ordeal" (By Lisa Smedman) ((Release date: March 2002), (In-universe date of story: -470 DR)
Story synopsis: Lord High Justice Andoris Derathar of Karsus Enclave must solve the mystery of a crime, the theft of a wizards notes concerning the Nether Scrolls, committed by either an enchantress or her shadow double, but neither have any memory of the events.https://www.amazon.com/Realms-Shado...;qid=1562628056&s=gateway&sr=8-7
Realms of Shadow story #2 "Assassin's Shadow" (By Jess Lebow) (-467 DR)
Story synopsis: The Low Netherese raider Cy is recruited by his commander to assassinate Lord Shadow of Shade Enclave. Little does he know that his commander, Lume, has sent countless others like him to accomplish this task before him, and none have succeeded..
Realm of the Dragons story #2 "First Flight" (By Edward Bolme) (-461 DR)
Story synopsis: Bolme describes the story of Serreg, an archwizard under Lady Polaris in Delia, who studied a blight which seemed to hit all the land the floating city passes above.
"Neversfall" of The Citadels series (By Ed Gentry) ((Release date: November 27th, 2007), (In-universe date of novel: -452 DR))
Story synopsis: Neversfall was supposed to be Estagund's stronghold in the wilds of monster-ridden Veldorn, an unassailable citadel to protect the southern lands. Then the regiment holding Neversfall disappeared, leaving no hint of what took them. The replacement forces find themselves attacked from both within and without the fortress's walls. Besieged by monsters and men, a mercenary captain and an elite warrior must work together to discover out who their enemy really is.https://www.amazon.com/Neversfall-C...;qid=1562628107&s=gateway&sr=8-1
"Cormyr: A Novel" (By Ed Greenwood and Jeff Grubb) ((Release date: April 1st, 1998), (In-universe date: Prologue is set in -400 DR))
Story synopsis: Cormyr has been ruled by the Obarskyr family since its inception one and a half millennia prior to the Year of the Gauntlet, 1369 DR. Now its king, Azoun IV, lies on his deathbed, and the vultures are circling, hoping to usurp the throne for their own. Against this crisis of state, the history of the Forest Kingdom unfolds, relating the previously untold story of a nation, its rulers, and its wizards.
Fun fact: This novel spans for thousands of years until 1369 DR, the year when Baldur's Gate 2 Shadows of Amn happens.https://www.amazon.com/Cormyr-Novel-Forgotten-Realms/dp/0786905034/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Cormyr:+A+Novel&qid=1562628135&s=gateway&sr=8-1
Realms of the Arcane story #11 "The Lady and the Shadow" ((Release date: November 1997), (In-universe date of story: -390 DR))
Story synopsis: Alashar is one of many assassins sent against the archwizard Shadow, only she is slightly more successful than most, managing to kill one of the Shadow's simulacra before she is magically paralyzed and sent to his demiplane. But before Shadow utters the final incantation that would send her there, she manages to break out of his spell long enough to drag him along with her. Once there, they must work together to get back to the Prime Material Plane. But can they cooperate?https://www.amazon.com/Realms-Arcan...;qid=1562628164&s=gateway&sr=8-1
Realms of War story #1 "Continuum" (Paul S. Kemp) ((Release date: January 8th, 2008), (In-universe date of story: -365 DR))
Story synopsis: Prince Rivalen, son of Telemont Tanthul of Shade Enclave, plots and for power. His brother Brennus has a gift for discovering things, but will he uncover the plot in time?https://www.amazon.com/Realms-War-Forgotten-Anthology/dp/0786949341/ref=sr_1_22?keywords=Forgotten+Realms:+Realms+of+War&qid=1562628251&s=gateway&sr=8-22
Realms of Shadow story #3 "Too Long In The Dark" (Written by Paul S. Kemp) (-339 DR, before the events of Dangerous Games of The Netheril Trilogy novels)
Story synopsis: The powerful Netherese archwizard Zossimus is content in his lavish mansion on Shade Enclave, even as the Princes of Shade have straddled it on the border of the Plane of Shadow, leaving the enclave to float in eternal twilight. But as Karsus challenges Mystryl for her divinity and the Weave fails the twelve princes draw upon the Shadow Weave to keep the city flying, pulling it wholly into the dark demiplane. Yet Zossimus' wife despairs of living forever in the dark.
"How the Mighty Are Fallen" a tabletop adventure game (By Dave "Slade" Henson) ((Release date: 1996), (In-universe date of story: -339 DR, before or while Sunbright, the main character of The Netheril Trilogy novels arrives in this time period))
Story synopsis: As the floating cities of Netheril hover peacefully in the air, the winds of intrigue boil all around them. The phaerimm continue to plot the downfall of the Netherese even as Karsus prepares for the casting of his greatest spell. Undead walk the land, driving orcs and humans before them. And somewhere below the greatest nation of Faerûn, the Tarrasque awakens from a long slumber.https://www.amazon.com/Mighty-Falle...;qid=1562628343&s=gateway&sr=8-3
"Dangerous Games" novel of the Netheril Trilogy begins and ends in -339 DR
Fun fact: The fall of the ancient city Netheril happens in this novelhttps://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Ga...qid=1562628414&s=gateway&sr=8-16
Realms of the Arcane story #5 "Even When Sky Cities Fall" (By J. Robert King)
Story synopsis: Josiah is a mage serving in the aerial cavalry of Tith Tilendrothael, a Netherese sky city. He and his unit are attacking Lhaoda, a rival sky city that is approaching Tith hidden in a thunderstorm. During their attack, Lhaoda falls from the sky. Josiah saves an old woman from Lhaoda who claims that the phaerimm trapped their city in the thunderstorm and caused it to fall. When the remains of the cavalry reach Tith, they find that it has also fallen, and the survivors must now make their living on land.
Chapter 2 of "Cormyr: A Novel" (-205 DR)
Chapter 4 of "Cormyr: A Novel" (-75 DR)
Realms of War story #2 "Weasel's Run" (By Lisa Smedman) (-68 DR, -67 DR, and -65 DR)
Story synopsis: This story is about the legend of Weasel, a spriggan from Luiren, and his fight against the servant of Malar known as the Beast.
Chapter 6 of "Cormyr: A Novel" (6 DR)
Chapter 8 of "Cormyr: A Novel" (16 DR)
Chapter 10 of "Cormyr: A Novel" (26 DR)
"Bones of the Beast" web story for Son of Thunder (107 DR)
(I didn't think I would be able to find the link!)http://o-love.net/realms/samples/sam_fig3_2.pdf
"Elminster: Making of a Mage" (By Ed Greenwood) ((Release date: 1994), (In-universe date of novel: From 212 DR to 241 DR))
Story synopsis: In ancient days, sorcerers sought to learn the One True Spell that would give them power over all the world and understanding of all magic... The One True Spell was a woman, and her name was Mystra - and her kisses were wonderful. It is the time before Myth Drannor, when the Heartlands are home to barbarians, and wicked dragons rule the skies. In these ancient days, Elminster is but a shepherd boy, dreaming of adventure and heroics. When a dragon-riding magelord sweeps down upon him and destroys his hometown and parents, though, the boy is thrust into a world of harsh realities, corrupt rulers, and evil sorcerers.
Fun fact: Before Elminster met Mystra, he used to hate magic and mages as much as Valygar from Baldur's Gate 2 Shadows of Amn and Throne of Bhaal does.https://www.amazon.com/Elminster-Ma...;qid=1562628557&s=gateway&sr=8-4
Best Of The Realms Book 2 story #1 "Not The Most Successful of Feasts" (By Ed Greenwood) (224 DR)
Fun fact: The story starts off with Ed Greenwood reminiscing on how he created the Forgotten Realms when he was a kid years before Dungeons & Dragons existed.https://www.amazon.com/Best-Realms-...;qid=1562628593&s=gateway&sr=8-1
"Elminster in Myth Drannor" (By Ed Greenwood) ((Release date: January 12th, 1998), (In-universe date of novel: From 241 DR to 261 DR))
Story synopsis: It is the time of the great elven city of Cormanthor, when the Heartlands are home to barbarians, wicked dragons rule the skies, and the elven people trust no one. Wizards and warriors alike threaten their civilization in vain, arrogant, and ignorant quests for glory. Thus it was that Elminster was guided to Cormanthor, the Towers of Song, where Eltargrim was Coronal. There he dwelt for twelve summers and more, studying with many mighty mages, learning to feel magic and know how it could be bent and directed to his will... It is recorded that when the Mythal was laid, and Cormanthor became Myth Drannor, Elminster was among those who devised and spun that mighty magic.https://www.amazon.com/Elminster-Myth-Drannor-Forgotten-Realms/dp/0786906618/ref=sr_1_1
Chapter 12 of "Cormyr: A Novel" (245 DR)
Realms of Magic story #2 "Guenhwyvar" ((Release date: December 1st, 1995), (In-universe date of story: 253 DR))
Guenhwyvar's origin storyhttps://www.amazon.com/Realms-Magic...;qid=1562628658&s=gateway&sr=8-1
Chapter 16 of "Cormyr: A Novel" (432 DR)
"Blackstaff" (By Steven E. Schend) ((Release Date: 2006), (In-universe date of novel: Chapter 1 is set in 464 DR, the rest of the chapters are in 1374 DR))
Story synopsis: Khelben "Blackstaff" Arunsun has lived for centuries and kept more secrets than anyone can imagine. He is more than a wizard, more than the protector of the City of Splendors, and more than human.
When his consciousness is intermingled with that of his young apprentice they will learn more from each other than either expected, and go together to a fate neither could possibly see coming.https://www.amazon.com/Blackstaff-W...;qid=1562628719&s=gateway&sr=8-1
Chapter 18 of "Cormyr: A Novel" (629 DR)
"Blood & Magic" game's first campaign: "Howl of Vengeance" (Developed by Tachyon Studios) ((Release date: November 26th, 1996), (In-universe date of game: "Howl of Vengeance" is canonically set sometime during the second year of the Bloodforge Wars, 649 DR))
Fun fact: Aelric the Avenger's faction wonhttps://www.amazon.com/Blood-Magic-Advanced-Dungeons-Dragons/dp/B001H995ZO
Blood & Magic's second campaign: "Matchmaker Mayhem" (650 DR)
"Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves" Arcane Age sourcebook (By Steven E. Schend and Kevin Melka) ((Release date: March 24th, 1998), (In-universe date: 650 DR))
Synopsis: Step into the past of 650 DR and experience the sights, sounds, and innumerable wonders of fabled Myth Drannor at its height. Walk the wooded glades of Cormanthyr, the last major elven empire on Faerûn, and discover marvelous secrets lost to the Realms of the present day.
This Arcane Age campaign expansion for the Forgotten Realms setting contains all the information necessary to begin either a full-fledged Cormanthyran campaign or a journey back in time some 700 years to see the City of Song at its most glorious.
This 160-page book contains exhaustive details on the history, culture, military, society, and citizens of the forest nation of Cormanthyr. Features include a timeline of elven history in Toril, a rundown of Cormanthyr's ruler and important individuals, plus more information on the city of Myth Drannor at its height as well as on the communities of Semberholme and the Tangled Vale. In addition, a new specialty wizard, the elven dualist, is introduced and detailed.
Also included is a large section that gives the reader knowledge of the elves' magical rites, rituals, and unique magical weapons and items. Features include new and expanded rules on the elves' potent High Magic, moonblades, and the multitude of magics that helped make Myth Drannor the glittering gem of Faerûn that it was.https://www.amazon.com/Cormanthyr-Empire-Fantasy-Roleplaying-Forgotten/dp/0786907614/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1566SJGVXZDPH&keywords=cormanthyr+empire+of+the+elves&qid=1564380130&s=gateway&sprefix=Cormanthyr,aps,171&sr=8-1
Blood & Magic's third campaign: "Tartyron Unbound" (652 DR)
Fun fact: Circle of Order were victorious
Blood & Magic's fourth campaign: "Nuts and Bolts" (653 DR)
Blood & Magic's fifth and final campaign: "Harvest of Horrors" (656 DR)
Fun fact: Haradan the Hermit won
"Final Gate" of The Last Mythal trilogy (By Richard Baker) ((Release date: June 13th, 2006) (In-universe date of novel: begins in 666 DR))
Story synopsis: In the hands of an elf high-mage, the fabled mythals are Faerûn's most potent sources of magical power. But in the hands of a demon princess from a forgotten epoch, they're the most powerful weapons imaginable.https://www.amazon.com/Final-Gate-F...Final+Gate&qid=1572237142&sr=8-1
"Forsaken House" of The Last Mythal trilogy (By Richard Baker) ((Release date: August 1st, 2004) (In-universe date of novel: begins in 714 DR))
Story synopsis: Ten millennia of hubris, betrayal, failure, and retreat are coming to an end. House Dlardrageth is an ancient cabal of demon-spawned sun elves who burn for vengeance against the elven realms that defeated them long ago. Araevin is an elf mage from Evereska who discovers Dlardrageth’s return and may have to spend his sanity to defeat them.https://www.amazon.com/Forsaken-Hou...mp;qid=1572237274&s=books&sr=1-1
"Farthest Reach" of The Last Mythal trilogy (By Richard Baker) ((Release date: June 28th, 2005), (In-universe date of novel: begins 714 DR))
Story synopsis: The fires of hatred, vengeance, lies, and ambition burn in Cormanthor.https://www.amazon.com/Last-Mythal-...;qid=1562628784&s=gateway&sr=8-2
"The Lost Library of Cormanthyr" (By Mel Odom) ((Release date: December 17th, 1997), (In-universe date(s) of novel: Half of the story is in 720 DR and the other half is in 1368 DR, the year when the first Baldur's Gate game is set in))
Story synopsis: The Lost Library of Cormanthyr... Is it just a myth? Or does it still stand... somewhere in the most ancient corners of Faerûn?
In the Year of the Banner, 1368 DR, an intrepid human explorer sets out to find the truth and what starts as an archaeological expedition soon becomes a race against time as an undying avenger is determined to protect the secrets of the ancient, xenophobic elven empire of Cormanthyr.https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Library-Cormanthyr-Forgotten-Empires-ebook/dp/B008ADC2R8/ref=sr_1_1
"The Temptation of Elminster" (By Ed Greenwood) ((Release date: 1999), (In-universe date of novel: begins 759 DR, ends in 767 DR))
Story synopsis: How do you tempt an archmage who has everything? From a dark and dusty tomb, Elminster emerges, seeking the guidance of Mystra, and finds only silence. He is drawn into the clutches of the mysterious and sinister Lady of Shadows. The path he takes will lead to a Realm-shaking confrontation where Elminster has to make the most important choice of his long life.
Whatever he decides, the Realms will be forever changed...
The saga of the young Elminster continues! Myth Drannor has fallen, and glorious Cormanthyr lies in ruins. Elminster emerges from the rubble to serve new, human masters. Will the price of wizardly power be the young mage's very soul?https://www.amazon.com/Temptation-Elminster-Ed-Greenwood/dp/B0073ZFL5E/ref=sr_1_2
The Best Of The Realms Book 2 story #2 "Dark Talons Forbear Thee" (By Ed Greenwood) (16 Flamerule "July 16th" 780 DR)
Realms of Valor story #3 "One Last Drink" (By Christie Golden) ((Release date: January 26th, 1993), (In-universe date of story: 892 DR))
Synopsis: The story of how Jander Sunstar escapes the will of his vampire lord, Cassiar.
Fun fact: This is the very same Jander Sunstar from Baldur's Gate Descent Into Avernus.https://www.amazon.com/Realms-Valor...;qid=1562629101&s=gateway&sr=8-1
Realms of Infamy story #6 "Blood Sport" (By Christie Golden) (893 DR)
Synopsis: Jander Sunstar continues to struggle to live in Faerun while resisting his urges as a vampire. The Shark, a bounty hunter specialized in vampire-slaying, follows Jander Sunstar to Waterdeep, where she hopes to finally kill him.
"The Quiet Place" Realms of Magic story #4 (By Christie Golden) (possibly 895 DR, a few years after "One Last Drink")
Story synopsis: The vampire with a conscience, Jander Sunstar, is given a divine gift but in order to keep his peace of mind, he must risk losing it.
Chapter 20 of "Cormyr: A Novel" (900 DR)
Realms of the Arcane story #8 "The Whispering Crown" (By Ed Greenwood), and The Best Of The Realms book 2 story #3 has the same name, same story (set in Kythorn "June" 902 DR)
Story synopsis: In the year 902 DR, the Lord of Dusklake, in what is today Northern Amn, is slain by a dragon. When the ruler of the neighboring Grand Thentor, Rammast, declares war on the small realm of Dusklake, his young sister Aerindel Summertyn in desperation turns to Mystra for help. She is gifted the power of a magical item, the Whispering Crown, to fend off the attack. What she does not know is that with this power comes a test by the goddess herself.
Realms of War story #3 "The Last Paladin of Ilmater" (By Susan J. Morris) (27 Eleint "September 27th" 902 DR, three months after "The Whispering Crown")
Best Of The Realms book 3 story #1 "The Knights of Samular" ((Release date: May 8th, 2007), (In-universe date of novel's story: begins on the month of Flamerule "July" in the year 925 DR))https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Best...0AVZAHXO?pf_rd_p=ae76b2bb-e63d-4a67-b357
"Thornhold" (By Elaine Cunningham) ((Release date: August 8th, 1998), (In-universe date(s) of novel: begins in 927 DR, ends on 1368 DR))
Story synopsis: All is not well in the City of Splendors. A new Zhentarim threat lurkes in the shadows of Waterdeep. Roguish Harper Bronwyn is sent by Archmage Khelben Arunsun on a mission to meet her long-lost father and reclaim her bloodline's dangerous heritage. She uncovers a family secret that threatens to destroy not only Bronwyn, but the Harpers themselves!https://www.amazon.com/Thornhold-So...;qid=1562629384&s=gateway&sr=8-1
"Depths of Madness" of The Dungeons series (By Erik Scott de Bie) ((Release date: March 13th, 2007), (In-universe date of novel: possibly 1000 DR))
Story synopsis: The last thing Fox-at-Twilight remembers is seeing her friends die. Eldritch and forgotten arcana wait within its vaults. Twisted accidents of magic prowl its halls. Sinister forces lure the unsuspecting deeper into death or madness. Its victims don't remember how they got there. No one remembers how to get out. Now it’s her turn.https://www.amazon.com/Depths-Madne...;qid=1562629508&s=gateway&sr=8-1
Dragon magazine issue #242 "In The Bleak Deepwinter" (By Lynn Abbey) (1016 DR)https://annarchive.com/files/Drmg242.pdf
Chapter 22 of Cormyr: A Novel (1018 DR)
"Timeless" (By R.A. Salvatore) ((Release date: September 4th, 2018) (Part 1 and Part 3 are in 1018 DR))
Story synopsis: Centuries ago from 1488 DR (the present day of this novel), in the city of Menzoberranzan, the City of Spiders, the City of Drow, nestled deep in the unmerciful Underdark of Toril, a young weapon master earned a reputation far above his station or that of his poor house. The greater nobles watched him, and one matron, in particular, decided to take him as her own. She connived with rival great houses to secure her prize, but that prize was caught for her by another, who came to quite enjoy the weapon master.
This was the beginning of the friendship between Zaknafein and Jarlaxle, and the coupling of Matron Malice and the weapon master who would sire Drizzt Do'Urden.
Fun fact: This novel details the friendship between Drizzt's father Zaknafein and Jarlaxle, and parts 2 and 4 take place 4 centuries into the future of the 5th Edition time period.https://www.amazon.com/Timeless-Dri...;qid=1562629616&s=gateway&sr=8-2
"Boundless" (By R.A. Salvatore) ((September 10th, 2019), (Flashback scenes are set in 1018 DR after Timeless))
Story synopsis: Split between time and two worlds, Zaknafein had always been conflicted. That inner turmoil was magnified by his inferior position as a male dark elf in the matriarchal drow society. Only his status as one of the greatest warriors—as well as his friendship with the mercenary Jarlaxle—kept him sane. When he finally perished, he was content knowing he left behind a legacy as substantial as his son Drizzt.
Except...someone isn’t ready for Zaknafein to be dead. And now he’s back, hundreds of years later, 1488 DR, in a world he doesn’t recognize. His son’s companions are not the prideful—and bigoted—males the drow warrior was accustomed to in his previous life. Drizzt’s circle includes dwarves, elves, and, perhaps worst of all, a human wife.
Struggling to navigate this transformed new world, Zaknafein realizes that some things have not changed: the threat of demons and the machinations of a drow matron no longer content with her family’s position in the ranks of Houses. Though he has been displaced in time, Zaknafein is still a warrior. And no matter what prejudices he must overcome, he knows he will do his duty and fight by Drizzt’s side to stem the tide of darkness that threatens the Realms.https://www.amazon.com/Boundless-Dr...+Boundless&qid=1571673996&sr=8-1
"Bread Storm Rising" from the Realms of the Arcane book (By Tom Dupree) (possibly 1050 DR)
"Grotto of Dreams" of the Realms of the Arcane book (By Mark Anthony) (possibly 1058 DR)
"A Narrowed Gaze" from the Realms of the Arcane book (By Monte Cook) (possibly 1062 DR)
"The Lady and the Shadow" of the Realms of the Arcane book (By Philip Athans) (possibly 1065 DR)
"Shadows of the Past" of the Realms of the Arcane book (Written by Brian Thomsen) (possibly 1070 DR)
"Vampire of the Mists" a Ravenloft related novel (By Christie Golden) ((Release date: September 1st, 1991), (In universe date of novel: 1072 DR)
Story synopsis: Be careful what you wish for-- the dark powers of Ravenloft might hear you. Jander Sunstar is a gold elf, a native of magical Evermeet in the Forgotten Realms. He is also a 500 year old vampire.
Torn by rage and grief, Jander is transported into the nightmare realm of Ravenloft, where he gains the attention of the demiplane's master, Count Strahd Von Zarovich. But can Jander trust this elegant fellow vampire once he discovers that his own quest for revenge is linked to the dark heritage of the count's domain?https://www.amazon.com/Vampire-Mist...;qid=1562629702&s=gateway&sr=8-1
Realms of War story #4 "Black Arrow" (Bruce R. Cordell) (begins in 11 Tarsakh "April" 1095 DR)
Story synopsis: The tale of the Last Battle for Sarshel's Wall and the valor of Jotharam Feor and the Black Arrow.
"Black Arrow" ends in 1097 DR
Dragon magazine issue #152 "The First Notch" (By R.A. Salvatore) ((Release date: December 1989), (In-universe date of story: 1100 DR))
Fun fact: This is Bruenor Battlehammer's origin storyhttps://annarchive.com/files/Drmg152.pdf
This is all for now. Part 2 is coming soon.