Elah'zad, meaning House of the Moon in Midani, was an isolated oasis located in the Sword region of Anauroch. It was considered a sacred place of great power by the nomadic Bedine people that called the desert their home.
Description[edit | edit source]
Elah'zad was nestled within a valley surrounded by 1,000‑foot-tall (300‑meter) mounds of earth that were dotted with scores of small water springs. Water flowed down into a vividly blue lake, 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) in width, that gave life to striking and beautiful plant life. Because the lake of Elah'zad was considered sacred by the Bedine people, their camels were forbidden from drinking from its waters.
Within the center of the beauteous lake was a small, grass-covered isle set in the shape of a half moon. It covered approximately 100 yards (91 meters) of the lake's surface.
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Flora & Fauna[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
In the Year of the Turret, 1360 DR, Elah'zad was the meeting place of fifteen sheikhs of the sixteen surviving tribes of the Bedine, including the two leaders that had arranged their assembly, Sa'ar of the Bait Mahwa and Utaiba of the Raz'hadi. All the Bedine came together to decide what must be done to deal with the emerging threat posed by the Zhentarim.
Rumors & Legends[edit | edit source]
According to Bedine legend, the valley was once home to the moon goddess Elah, before she was driven away by the goddess of the sun, At'ar the Merciless. At'ar then transformed Elah'zad into a prison for Eldath, the Mother of Waters, as she was jealous of the beauty Eldath possessed.
Notable Locations[edit | edit source]
Appendix[edit | edit source]
See Also[edit | edit source]
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- The Parched Sea
References[edit | edit source]
- Ed Greenwood (November 1991). Anauroch. Edited by Karen S. Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc.), p. 49. ISBN 1-56076-126-1.
- Richard Baker, Ed Bonny, Travis Stout (February 2005). Lost Empires of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 111. ISBN 0-7869-3654-1.
- Troy Denning (July 1991). The Parched Sea. (TSR, Inc.), p. 224. ISBN 1-56076-067-2.
- Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd (March 1996). Faiths & Avatars. (TSR, Inc), p. 58. ISBN 978-0786903849.
- Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 178. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
- Ed Greenwood (November 1991). Anauroch. Edited by Karen S. Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc.), p. 58. ISBN 1-56076-126-1.
- Troy Denning (July 1991). The Parched Sea. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 227–237. ISBN 1-56076-067-2.