Ascendants Rising - A Forgotten Realms Campaign
The Feywild is a magical and mysterious echo of the world. Called Faerie in ancient texts and Elven works, the Feywild is home to countless fey, and the origin of Toril’s elves and eladrin and their deities. Its relationship to the world has waxed and waned over the millennia. During bygone times, eladrin built secret realms in Faerûn more closely connected to the Feywild than was the case in the rest of the world. Perhaps through these connections, the Spellplague pulled the Feywild back into Toril’s proximity.
The Feywild is a twilight realm of stunning natural beauty and raw magic. Its landscapes are full of splendor and danger foreign to the mortal world. Many of its creatures have existed in the world for ages, but not in so terrible and organized a form as they do in the Feywild. Some correspondence exists between worldly terrain and the fey lands. Although not every feature of Toril has a twin in the Feywild, many do.
The Feywild is easy to reach, since the barrier between it and the world is often quite thin. The world and the Feywild occasionally converge, allowing whole realms to exist in both planes or pass between the two. In some places, a traveler doesn’t need a ritual to cross and might even stumble into the Feywild unawares. In other places, fey crossroads allow access to those who know the proper rites. The Feywild is so walled off from the world in certain places, however, that powerful magic is required to cross the boundary.
The Feywild is at once indescribably beautiful and darkly perilous. Traveling there is like moving about the world, but magic and fey creatures run riot on this enchanted plane. The needs of creatures from the world are seldom considered, and more than a few fey are actively malicious.