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This article title refers to a topic contained entirely within another campaign setting for which there is an established wiki. To avoid duplication of effort, this article contains only a short overview. For a complete article, see Volothamp Geddarm at the Forgotten Realms Wiki.

Volothamp Geddarm - "Volo" for short - is a traveling scholar and minor wizard from Faerûn in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting.

Volo is often portrayed as too curious for his own good. Always on the lookout for an exposé, he all too frequently is at odds with Elminster, who preferred some things to be kept in the dark.

Volo has written numerous books, including Volo's Guide to Baldur's Gate, Volo's Guide to Cormyr, Volo's Guide to the Dalelands, Volo's Guide to the North, Volo's Guide to the Sword Coast, Volo's Guide to Waterdeep, Volo's Guide: the Sword Coast No 2, and Volo's Guide to Baldur's Gate II. It was his assembling his "first" guide, Volo's Guide To All Things Magical, that put him on the "path" to making his other guides. Elminster edits every guide that Volo has published, as evident in the many footnotes in each, including Volo's Guide to All Things Magical, which almost got Volo killed making it.

Volo is not to be confused with Marco Volo, real name Marco Wands, of the Wands family of Waterdeep.

Creative origins[]

Volo was created by Ed Greenwood.