The Stockwood Scrolls
Faerûn is a major continent on the planet of Toril. The continent includes terrain that is as varied as any other. Besides the exterior coastline to the west and south, the most dominant feature on the continent is the Sea of Fallen Stars. This is an irregular inland sea that keeps the interior lands fertile and serves as a major trade route for many of the bordering nations.
Faerûn is originally a sun elven word for the One Land, and has survived the fall of the great elven civilizations to become a word used by all the modern races.