The Tale of Agôn Mhiyr
Volothamp Geddarm, or Volo for short, is a legendary traveler and storyteller, and is most famous for his guidebooks, which are canon elements of the Forgotten Realms world and Forgotten Realms sourcebooks written from Volo’s point of view. The in-game versions are published by Tym Waterdeep Limited. He is oft portrayed as the quintessential “go-to guy” of the Realms even if his information is, at best, half-accurate. He was a too-curious-for-his-own-good travelling scholar and minor wizard. Always on the lookout for an exposé, he all too frequently was at odds with Elminster, who preferred some things to be kept in the dark. While Volo’s reputation is well-earned and well-kept, there are others who tend to profit from it, the most well-known being Marco Volo, as he styles himself when it suits him, also known as Marcus Wands, of the famous Wands family of wizards. A trouble-making bard, Wands gained Volothamp’s moniker after he stole an artifact from a powerful wizard, and laid the blame on the far more infamous scapegoat of the real Volo.