The Ffolk were a race of humans that inhabited the Moonshae Isles alongside the Northlanders. The Ffolk inhabited the southern parts of the Moonshaes, including Flamsterd, Moray, Snowdown, and Sunset, and the southern parts of Alaron and Gwynneth. Their society was mainly agricultural and was ruled by a High King or Queen who resided in Caer Callidyrr, the capital of the Ffolk.
Culture and Heritage[edit | edit source]
Modern Ffolk were mostly of Tethyrian origin, following a large Tethyrian immigration in 467 DR. This caused the Ffolk to lose much of their original racial heritage, although their culture was quite distinct from their mainland cousins and they held to a strong druidic tradition.
The Ffolk spent most of their time on peaceful pastimes such as farming, fishing, hunting, and trading. They were also accomplished shipbuilders, specializing in a type of ship that was designed to withstand some of the roughest seas.
Religion[edit | edit source]
The Ffolk had a deep reverence for nature and the land around them, always respecting the power of even a quiet brook that might pass their fields.
Language[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
The first Ffolk to appear on the Moonshae Isles were members of the lost tribes of Talfir who fled Ebenfar to escape the Shadowking Verraketh. Their first settlement was in 140 DR, on a island they named Gwynneth
Lands[edit | edit source]
Description[edit | edit source]
The Ffolk were considered to have darker skin and hair than the Northlanders.
Relations[edit | edit source]
The Ffolk had a long-term conflict with the other group of people who inhabited the Moonshaes, the Northlanders. The peaceful Ffolk were upset by the aggressive behavior of the Northlanders, who would raid the Ffolk settlements, and rumors still existed[as of when?] of Northlander raids. Northlanders quieted down somewhat when the High King of the Moonshae Isles, Tristan Kendrick, made initiatives towards peace between the two populations of his lands, initiatives which were continued by his daughter, Alicia Kendrick. Further advances in peace between the two peoples were brought about by marriages between Northlanders and Ffolk, almost forcing families to at least tolerate each other.
Appendix[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Dale Donovan, Paul Culotta (August 1996). Heroes' Lorebook. (TSR, Inc), p. 124. ISBN 0-7869-0412-7.
- Douglas Niles (May 1987). Darkwalker on Moonshae. (TSR, Inc.), p. 11. ISBN 0-88038-451-4.
- Brian R. James, Ed Greenwood (September 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. Edited by Kim Mohan, Penny Williams. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 93. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
- Karen Wynn Fonstad (August 1990). The Forgotten Realms Atlas. (TSR, Inc), p. 27. ISBN 978-0880388573.
- Douglas Niles (November 1987). Moonshae. Edited by Mike Breault. (TSR, Inc.), p. 7. ISBN 0-88038-494-8.
- Reynolds, Forbeck, Jacobs, Boyd (March 2003). Races of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 106. ISBN 0-7869-2875-1.
- Jeff Grubb, Ed Greenwood and Karen S. Martin (1987). Forgotten Realms Campaign Set (Cyclopedia of the Realms). (TSR, Inc), pp. 64–65. ISBN 0-8803-8472-7.
- Brian R. James, Ed Greenwood (September 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. Edited by Kim Mohan, Penny Williams. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 63. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
- Brian R. James, Ed Greenwood (September 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. Edited by Kim Mohan, Penny Williams. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 68. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
Connections[edit | edit source]
Maztica: Azuposi • Dog People • Green Folk • Metahel • Nahopaca • Nexalan • Payit (Itza)
Taan: Commani, Dalat, Fankiang, Gur, Guychiang, Igidujin, Kashghun, Khassidi, Naican, Oigur, Pazruki, Quirish, T'aghur, Tsu-tsu, Tuigan, Zamogedi
Kara-Tur & Malatra: Bavanese & Bertanese • Bawani • Han • Issacortae • Koryoan • Kozakuran • Kuong • Nubari • Pazruki • Purang • Seng • Shou • Tabotan • Tayanulchi • Wanese • Wu-haltai