Alaron was the largest and most populous island in the Moonshae Isles.[5]

Geography[edit | edit source]

The southern part of Alaron was comprised of grassy low hills and dales, fertile land ideal for farming.[6][7] The capital, and largest city on the island, was Caer Callidyrr. It was located on the northern edge of Dernall Forest. The island was roughly divided in half by the Fairheight Mountains.[2] Moonwells could be found on the island.[8]

Inhabitants[edit | edit source]

The southern half of the island was home to the Ffolk, while the northern half of the island was home of the Northlander kingdom of Gnarhelm.[9]

Dernall Forest teemed with goblins and evil fey. Druids loyal to King Derid waged war with the humanoids.[2]

The Fairheight Mountains were home to the dwarven clans Rustfire and Rookoath, who were at war with the dark fey and a shadow dragon.[2]

Llewyrr and unicorns lived in the isolated wilderness of the island.[10]

Government[edit | edit source]

Alaron was considered the most powerful island prior to the Spellplague. In the 14th century DR, the Isles were collectively ruled from the capital city of Caer Callidyrr by High King Tristan Kendrick and then his daughter, the High Queen Alicia Kendrick. By 1479 DR, the acting ruler of Alaron was a descendant of Alicia, Derid Kendrick. Alaron was House Kendrick's last bastion of a once great empire among the Isles.[2][4]

While the capital was a port on the eastern side of Alaron,[11] the castle from which the Kendrick family ruled was actually built by the first High King of Moonshae, Cymrych Hugh.[12]

History[edit | edit source]

The island was once populated only by the Llewyrr. When humans first migrated to the Moonshaes, they settled on Alaron first before slowly spreading to the other islands. Over time, the humans settled over most of the island, with the Llewyrr pushed into the wilder parts of the island.[13]

Notable Locations[edit | edit source]

Kythyss
This small city of fishermen and woodcutters was a hotbed of intrigue. When the High King was unable to protect the residents they hired mercenaries. The mercenaries were in league with Amn and, as of 1479 DR, the Amnians had effective control over the city.[2]

Appendix[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Novels
Black WizardsProphet of MoonshaeThe Rose of Sarifal
Comics
A Darkened Wish #1
Organized Play & Licensed Adventures
Nature's Wrath

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. Edited by Jennifer Clarke Wilkes, et al. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 152. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Shawn Merwin (November 2011). “Backdrop: Moonshae Isles”. In Steve Winter ed. Dungeon #196 (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 1–18. Archived from the original on 2015-11-03.
  3. Ed Greenwood, et al (1989). Hall of Heroes. (TSR, Inc), p. 40. ISBN 0-88038-711-4.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Brian R. James (December 2007). “Grand History of the Realms: The Moonshaes”. Dragon #362 (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 23–31. Archived from the original on 2009-06-01.
  5. Kim Mohan ed. (2015). Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 68. ISBN 978-0786965809.
  6. Douglas Niles (March 1992). Prophet of Moonshae. (TSR, Inc), p. 77. ISBN 1-56076-319-1.
  7. Douglas Niles (November 1987). Moonshae. Edited by Mike Breault. (TSR, Inc.), p. 9. ISBN 0-88038-494-8.
  8. Douglas Niles (November 1987). Moonshae. Edited by Mike Breault. (TSR, Inc.), p. 7. ISBN 0-88038-494-8.
  9. Douglas Niles (November 1987). Moonshae. Edited by Mike Breault. (TSR, Inc.), p. 50. ISBN 0-88038-494-8.
  10. Douglas Niles (November 1987). Moonshae. Edited by Mike Breault. (TSR, Inc.), p. 25. ISBN 0-88038-494-8.
  11. Douglas Niles (November 1987). Moonshae. Edited by Mike Breault. (TSR, Inc.), p. 32. ISBN 0-88038-494-8.
  12. Douglas Niles (November 1987). Moonshae. Edited by Mike Breault. (TSR, Inc.), p. 5. ISBN 0-88038-494-8.
  13. Douglas Niles (November 1987). Moonshae. Edited by Mike Breault. (TSR, Inc.), p. 4. ISBN 0-88038-494-8.
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