City of Splendors & Horrors
When the eladrin first stepped upon its verdant soil, they called the world Faerûn, an old Elven term meaning “One Land.” Today, Faerûn describes only the westernmost portion of an immense landmass; Kara-Tur lies to the east. Faerûn is the cradle of the world. It is bounded on the west by the Trackless Sea, on the south by the Great Sea, on the east by the wide expanses of the Hordelands, and on the north by the ice of the uttermost arctic.
More in-depth information on the most interesting lands of Faerûn from the perspective of adventurers, focusing on the areas from which such characters are likely to hail, can be found here. Each section contains general facts about the place that every resident of the region knows.