Estagund was, alongside Durpar and Var the Golden, a part of the Shining Lands. As with all the Shining Lands, it was largely centered around trading. Unlike Durpar, Estagund was a hereditary monarchy.
In the Year of the Bloodied Pikes, 48 DR, Estagund's seventh king, Thultim, died without leaving a heir. A civil war broke out over succession to the throne and it divided Estagund into many smaller city-states. In the Year of the Barren Chamber, 551 DR, Estagund was conquered by Reinhar I and his arkaiuns, but three years later the Estagundans regained their independence when Reinhar was slain by the archmage Mycontil from Halruaa and they reunited under the rule of King Bonrial.[note 1]
In 1023 DR Estagund invaded Dambrath. Not only did they fail to conquer the their neighbor, but the vengeful crinti attacked Estagund in retaliation, slaying most of the working age men throughout the country. Famine soon struck all of Estagund. Durpar jumped on the opportunity to pacify their violent neighbors and sent an emissary to negotiate terms with the king and nobles of Estagund. After days of negotiating, Durpar purchased the country of Estagund for twenty-four gems. In return, they offered their full protection and showed taught them the way of Durpari life. A century later, Estagund was fully enveloped into the Shining Lands.
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- ↑ The older Shining South source states on p. 55 that Estagund fell apart into city-states, whereas the newer source states they united under King Bonrial. The newer source takes precedence.
- ↑ Tom Prusa (1993). The Shining South. (TSR, Inc), p. 53. ISBN 1-56076-595-X.
- ↑ Thomas Reid (October 2004). Shining South. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 116–117. ISBN 0-7869-3492-1.
- ↑ Thomas Reid (October 2004). Shining South. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 117. ISBN 0-7869-3492-1.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Thomas Reid (October 2004). Shining South. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 118. ISBN 0-7869-3492-1.
- ↑ Tom Prusa (1993). The Shining South. (TSR, Inc), p. 55. ISBN 1-56076-595-X.
- ↑ Tom Prusa (1993). The Shining South. (TSR, Inc), pp. 54–55. ISBN 1-56076-595-X.
- ↑ Eytan Bernstein (2007-05-09). Eastern Classes. Class Chronicles. Wizards of the Coast. Archived from the original on 2018-03-24. Retrieved on 2016-05-21.