@TheEdVerse If Elminster can go back and forth from our world and Forgotten Realms using his magic doesn't that mean the Weave is here as well? Or did he get stuck here until he learned how to access our world's magic (assuming we have it still)?
— RidianGray (@RidianG) July 4, 2020
Elminster, being a Weave anchor, brings a long, tenuous strand of the Weave with him. He usually jaunts between Toril and Earth via existing gates (portals), and knows many ways back, so is never “stuck.”
He knows how to access magic on Earth, thanks to many… 2)
…visits and much experimenting.
If an Earth person went the other way, and happened to have the Gift (ability to wield the Art = arcane magic; not all do), they could experiment, and be trained, and so learn to work magic in the Realms. Safe handling comes slow.#Realmslore
— Ed Greenwood (@TheEdVerse) July 4, 2020