Master Greenwood, How did you go about beginning the process of the creation of the Realms? Did you have a set of characters then wanted to flesh out the world? Or the other way around? Or another way entirely? I started created the Realms when I was 5 or 6, about a decade before D&D existed.
I was just writing stories to entertain myself about a fat, wheezing old merchant called Mirt, swindling his way along the Sword Coast. The Realms grew around and behind the stories.#Realmslore
— Ed Greenwood (@TheEdVerse) February 25, 2021