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The Swamp of Akhlaur, also called the Swamp of Ghalagar[2], was a wetland located west of Lake Halruaa and Halagard.[1][2]

DescriptionEdit

Climate for Akhlaur Swamp[3]
Average Temperatures
32 ℉
0 ℃

58 ℉
14 ℃

Winter
(Nig 11Ham 20)

75 ℉
24 ℃

Spring
(Ham 21Tar 15)

95 ℉
35 ℃

Summer
(Tar 16Elei 15)

74 ℉
23 ℃

Autumn
(Elei 16Nig 10)

Average Rainfall

20 days

Winter
(Nig 11–Ham 20)

46 days

Spring
(Ham 21–Tar 15)

46 days

Summer
(Tar 16–Elei 15)

47 days

Autumn
(Elei 16–Nig 10)

  • Annual rainfall: 159 days
  • Days with snow on ground: 0

The swamp covered, as of 1373 DR, an oblong area roughly 4000 square miles (6437.3 sq km.).[4] The Swamp of Akhlaur was filled with cypress trees, moss and assortment of fauna including crocodiles and dangerous piranha. Unnatural creatures such as undead were also present.[1]

Laraken also inhabited the swamp, making this a dangerous location for any spellcaster.[1]

HistoryEdit

The swamp was named for the famed conjurer Akhlaur. It was believed he perished here when he was taken to the Elemental Plane of Water by a summoned laraken. The portal through which he disappeared remained open, allowing a constant flow of water to expand the swamp at a rate of an additional 100 ft. (30 m) per year. Akhlaur's Tower remained long after his passing.[1]

In 1373 DR, the magehound Kiva managed to remove the portal from the swamp, successfully halting its advance.[5]

In 1385 DR, the south of Halruaa was flooded because of the catastrophic Spellplague, connecting the swamp with the Great Sea.[6]

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