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The Fallen Lands were a barren area of the Savage Frontier,[3] home to many monsters and even more mysteries.[1] In the years prior to the Spellplague, it was beset with dead-magic zones, areas of wild magic and random discharges of witchfire.[4]

GeographyEdit

They were located just west of the Anauroch desert, along one side of the Triangle of Trees. The Far Forest was located to its north, while the Weathercote Wood was situated to its south.[5]

Geographical FeaturesEdit

The rolling hills and scrublands of the Fallen Lands appeared rather ordinary during the daytime hours. At night, strange and seemingly in inexplicable radiances appeared in sporadic locations.[4]

The area held scores of ruins that served as reminders of ancient cities and the battles that brought them down.[2] It was a favored destination for treasure-seekers and other adventurers alike.[6]

HistoryEdit

These lands were once part of the realm of Netheril, home to those not powerful enough to reside within the empire's famous floating cities.[6] Some sages said that many of them set out south across Faerûn to find a new home, and eventually founded the realm of Halruaa.[citation needed]

During the mid—14th century DR, Zhentarim agents actively scoured the area looking for ancient Netherese relics.[7]

In the Year of the Banner, 1368 DR, unidentified flying creatures were seen flying in the skies over the region.[1]

After Hellgate Keep fell in the Year of the Gauntlet, 1369 DR, many of the fiends of the Far Forest ventured south into the Fallen Lands.[8]

Around the same time, a pair of adventurers, Vanthorm and Haladan, claimed they saw an enormous beholder leading bands of hobgoblins in their capture of bestial creatures for with the goal of breeding them.[1]

Rumors & LegendsEdit

There were some local rumors that powerful mages dwelled within the southern Fallen Lands and used their magic to to keep away the evil beings of Hellgate Keep.[citation needed]

The motes of light that appeared at night were believed by some to be the after-effects of ancient arcane spells.[6][2]

Notable LocationsEdit

InhabitantsEdit

Only monstrous creatures were known to inhabit the Fallen Lands.[1] Among these were the more common leucrottas, doppelgangers, gricks, harpies, and nagas; to the more rarely-encountered displacer beasts, krenshars, gray renders and gibbering mouthers.[6]

Several tribes of orcs dwelled within the area for some time, under the leadership of the shaman–king Orgash. Under his leadership were the Bloody Scar, Black Slasher, Severed Fist, Seven Eye and Black Bone tribes.[9]

AppendixEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Dale Henson (as slade), Ed Greenwood, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend, Jennell Jaquays (as Paul Jaquays), Steve Perrin (April 1996). The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier (The Wilderness). (TSR, Inc), p. 62. ISBN 0-7869-0391-0.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Christopher Perkins (September 6, 2016). Storm King's Thunder. Edited by Kim Mohan, Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 83. ISBN 978-0786966004.
  3. David Noonan and Greg A. Vaughan (September 2008). Scepter Tower of Spellgard. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 11–12. ISBN 978-0-7869-4954-0.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (July 2002). Silver Marches. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 25. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.
  5. Christopher Perkins (September 6, 2016). Storm King's Thunder. Edited by Kim Mohan, Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 74. ISBN 978-0786966004.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (July 2002). Silver Marches. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 24. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.
  7. Dale Henson (as slade), Ed Greenwood, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend, Jennell Jaquays (as Paul Jaquays), Steve Perrin (April 1996). The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier (The Wilderness). (TSR, Inc), p. 12. ISBN 0-7869-0391-0.
  8. Dale Henson (as slade), Ed Greenwood, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend, Jennell Jaquays (as Paul Jaquays), Steve Perrin (April 1996). The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier (The Wilderness). (TSR, Inc), p. 54. ISBN 0-7869-0391-0.
  9. Dale Henson (as slade), Ed Greenwood, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend, Jennell Jaquays (as Paul Jaquays), Steve Perrin (April 1996). The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier (The Wilderness). (TSR, Inc), p. 14. ISBN 0-7869-0391-0.
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