by Bruce R Cordell and Ed Greenwood
Returned Abeir—the continent left behind in the wake of the Spellplague—is still a land of mystery, ripe for exploration. In this article, explore the land of Gontal, a region was dominated by an unnamed primordial, but newly settled by humans and dragonborn. The region of Gontal will fit immediately into your new Realms campaign, using the new Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide.
Isolated from the bustle of Returned Abeir, Gontal is a western land that hunkers behind its mountainous border and reveals little of itself to outsiders except for irregular trade that trickles out of Gontal Pass east across the Esmur Flats into the Dusk Ports. The trade consists primarily of lotions, oils, wines, and specialty herbs, as well as the occasional magical elixir and oddly ornamented golemwork toy.
About the Authors
Bruce Cordell is a D&D designer, but during his twelve years in the game industry, he has dabbled in miniatures, board games, collectible card games, d20 games, and more. Bruce has over a sixty listed credits to his name, including the Expanded Psionics Handbook, Libris Mortis, and Expedition to Castle Ravenloft. His body of work also includes three published Forgotten Realms novels (Lady of Poison, Darkvision, and Stardeep), with more on the way.
Ed Greenwood is the creator of the Forgotten Realms fantasy world, which became the setting for his home D&D game in 1975. He has published over two hundred articles in Dragon Magazine and Polyhedron newszine, is a lifetime charter member of the RPGA, has written over thirty books and modules for TSR and Wizards of the Coast, and been Gen Con Game Fair guest of honor several times. In addition to all these activities, Ed works as a library clerk and has edited over a dozen small press magazines. When not appearing at conventions, he lives in an old farmhouse in the countryside of Ontario, Canada.