Poetry, Song, And The Written Word In The Realms

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  • Poetry, Song, And The Written Word In The Realms

    Every passing year sees an abundance of new writings, songs and poetry unleashed into the Forgotten Realms.

    Broadsheets, books, chapbooks, and poems are listed under the year they were first published. Ballads and songs are listed under the year they were first performed or the year they first became popular. Exceptions to this ordering are noted at the end of a given listing.

    Year of Shadowed Blades (27 DR)
    • BOOKS
      • Dreams of a Dark Future: A Sage's Visions Regarding Fair Tethyr; Ilmdrar of Zazesspur

    Year of the Howling (682 DR)
    • BALLAD
      • Bleed For Cormyr; Tarandar Tendagger, Bard

    Year of the Firedrake (713 DR)
    • BOOKS
      • One Bard's Book; Anglym Warlar

    Year of the Flamedance (865 DR)
    • BOOKS
      • Blackoun's Book Of Tired Wit; Heldurr Blackoun, Sage of Neverwinter

    Year of the Scourge (1150 DR)
    • BALLADS
      • Alustriel Comes Calling; Orammus 'the Black Bard' of Waterdeep
      • When Revels Go All Wrong; Orammus 'the Black Bard' of Waterdeep
    • BOOKS
      • Old Or's Black Book; Orammus 'the Black Bard' of Waterdeep; contents include the ballads Alustriel Comes Calling and When Revels Go All Wrong

    Year of Empty Crowns (1201 DR)
    • BALLADS
      • Swords And War And Sorrows; Dathglur "the Roaring Bard"

    Year of Silent Steel (1254 DR)
    • BALLADS
      • Nobles Have A Certain Spice; anonymous; a minstrel's ballad

    Year of the Dying Stars (1284 DR)
    • BOOKS
      • One Bard's Musings; Aumra Darreth Vauntress

    Year of the Mace (1307 DR)
    • BOOKS
      • Idle Notions of a Sage; Mallowthear Stelthistle

    Year of the Adder (1328 DR)
    • BALLADS
      • Friends I Weep For You; Velorna Jalaneth, Bard

    Year of the Highmantle (1336 DR)
    • BOOKS
      • The Vizier and the Satrap: Twenty Tales of Foible; Ambauree of Calimport

    Year of the Wanderer (1338 DR)
    • BOOKS
      • Musings On Mortality; Ulvryn Hamadarakh

    Year of the Saddle (1345 DR)
    • CHAPBOOKS
      • Proof I Cannot Write Poetry: A Fat Man's Chapbook; Mirt the Moneylender

    Year of the Bloodbird (1346 DR)
    • BOOKS
      • A Life's Cargo of Mistakes; Tamper Tencoin

    Year of the Bright Blade (1347 DR)
    • BOOKS
      • The Realm of the Dragon: Cormyr In The Time of Vangerdahast, Volume I; Sebren Korthyn, Sage of Elturel

    Year of the Spur (1348 DR)
    • BALLADS
      • The Dead, They March This Day; Tethmurra "Lady Bard" Starmar; 1351 DR is the year this ballad was published, but the source does not state in what form (chapbook, book, etc.), nor does it give a title for that form.
    • SONGS
      • Dauntless Goes A'Brawling; anonymous; a streetsong popular among Cormyr's Purple Dragons

    Year of the Crown (1351 DR)
    • BALLADS
      • Raise High My Cup of Dreams; Tethmurra "Lady Bard" Starmar; 1351 DR is the year this ballad was published, but the source does not state in what form (chapbook, book, etc.), nor does it give a title for that form.
      • Trust Only In Your Sword; Tethmurra "Lady Bard" Starmar; 1351 DR is the year this ballad was published, but the source does not state in what form (chapbook, book, etc.), nor does it give a title for that form.
    • BOOKS
      • Twenty Summers A Purple Dragon: One Soldier's Life; Onstable Halvurr

    Year of the Bow (1354 DR)
    • BOOKS
      • Never A Highknight: The Life of a Dragon Guard; Horvarr Hardcastle

    Year of the Worm (1356 DR)
    • PLAYS
      • Dread Triumph and Fall; anon.

    Year of the Prince (1357 DR)
    • BOOKS
      • Arasper's Little Book; Arasper Ardanneth, Sage of the Road

    Year of the Turret (1360 DR)
    • BALLADS
      • The Lord Constable; Lellara the "Bright Bard" Narenth
    • BOOKS
      • One Merchant's Musings; Gornrel Murtarren

    Year of the Gauntlet (1369 DR)
    • BOOKS
      • Gloryswords: An Informal And Incomplete Overview of Adventuring Bands in the Year of the Spur; Ragefast, Sage of Baldur's Gate

    Year of the Tankard (1370 DR)
    • BOOKS
      • Bright Remembrances and Dark Moments: Thirty-Six Summers As A Lady Escort; Tilzarra Rahlaera of Athkatla
      • One Sage's History; Baraskul of Saerloon
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