Forgotten Realms: Empire of Ashes
The version of the Forgotten Realms featured in this campaign differs considerably from published canon. The campaign uses material from 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Edition sources, but ignores material from the 4th Edition version of the setting. It also features arbitrary changes based on my personal preference.
Still, those unfamiliar with the Realms may find it useful to reference some basics of the setting. Use the websites below (or just Google) if desired, but take information there, or anywhere, with a grain of salt. Ye Have Been Warned, Caveat Emptor, Veni Vidi Vici, Fnord.
The Forgotten Realms Wiki Project:
Raflar the Wanderer’s Realms & Waterdeep sites: