Calishite was the name given to the majority of humans who came from Calimshan.[1] The variant "Calimshite" was also used.[2] "Calimite", however, was a deeply insulting name for these people.[3]

Regions[edit | edit source]

Though Calishites had migrated outside the realm of Calimshan. Calishites made up the bulk of the population in the following areas:[1]

Calishites were also a major ethnic group in the nations of Amn and Tethyr and could be found in smaller numbers in Lapaliiya and the Shaar.[1]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Calishites usually had dusky brown skin, brown hair and brown eyes. They were also on average a little shorter and of slighter build than most humans of other ethnicities.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

Calishites were descendants of the slaves of the genies who ruled great empires south of the Marching Mountains. These ancestors were not native to the continent of Faerûn.[1][4] After the djinni Calim's power dwindled, the Calishites were able to free themselves of the genies' yoke and founded the nation of Coramshan in −6060 DR.[5] Since this time the Calishite race has expanded and migrated to the various regions listed above.

Culture[edit | edit source]

The pervading Calishite view was that they were the rightful rulers of all the land south and west of the Sea of Fallen Stars.[1] They had a tendency to look on the northern cultures as being short-lived barbarian cultures barely worthy of notice. This, however, did not prevent them from trading with these nations.[1]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Reynolds, Forbeck, Jacobs, Boyd (March 2003). Races of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 81. ISBN 0-7869-2875-1.
  2. Victor Milán (October 1995). War in Tethyr. (TSR, Inc), p. 7. ISBN 0-7869-0184-5.
  3. Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 73. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
  4. Steven E. Schend (October 1998). Calimport. (TSR, Inc), p. 13. ISBN 0-7869-1238-3.
  5. Steven E. Schend (October 1998). Calimport. (TSR, Inc), p. 14. ISBN 0-7869-1238-3.
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