Gnarhelm was a Northlander kingdom located in the Moonshae Isles.

Geography[edit | edit source]

Gnarhelm was located on the large island of Alaron, north of the Fairheight Mountains. Gnarhlem was a realm filled with tough terrain. Much of the land was rocky, with steep hills and exposed cliffs. Gnarhelm had more roads and overland travel routes than nay other Northlander kingdom.[2][4]

Inhabitants[edit | edit source]

Main article: Northlander

The human inhabitants of Gnarhelm were Northlanders. They were not as skilled as sailors as other Northlanders, due to the difficulty in sea travel around the kingdom. As a result, they were much more comfortable traveling, and fighting, on land.[2]

Weather[edit | edit source]

The climate of Gnarhelm was quite harsh. The realm was often covered in clouds and rain was common. Vicious storms from the Trackless Sea were common.[2]

Economy[edit | edit source]

Gnarhlem was one of the main trading ports of the Northlanders. Merchants from Waterdeep often docked here, trading gold, oil and liquor for slaves and Ffolk-crafted weapons. Northlander longships sailed from Gnarhelm to both Ruathym and Waterdeep. Gnarhelm traded with the Ffolk to the south, trading raw materials for alcohol and food.[1]

Gnarhlem was a mineral-rich kingdom, and the only Northlander kingdom that had extensive mines. Rich veins of copper, gold, iron and silver existed within the realm. Due to the terrain and climate, Gnarhelm had little agricultural output, instead they relied on their mineral wealth to trade for food.[2]

Military[edit | edit source]

Gnarhelm had a smaller navy than other Northlander kingdoms, with only a few dozen longships. The kingdom had more horses than other Northlander realms and used cavalry as part of their large army. The military of Gnarhelm was capable of dealing with most threats to the realm.[2][5]

Appendix[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Novels
Prophet of MoonshaeThe Coral KingdomThe Druid Queen

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Douglas Niles (November 1987). Moonshae. Edited by Mike Breault. (TSR, Inc.), p. 12. ISBN 0-88038-494-8.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Douglas Niles (November 1987). Moonshae. Edited by Mike Breault. (TSR, Inc.), p. 50. ISBN 0-88038-494-8.
  3. Brian R. James (December 2007). “Grand History of the Realms: The Moonshaes”. Dragon #362 (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 23–31. Archived from the original on 2009-06-01.
  4. Shawn Merwin (November 2011). “Backdrop: Moonshae Isles”. In Steve Winter ed. Dungeon #196 (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 1–18. Archived from the original on 2015-11-03.
  5. Douglas Niles (November 1987). Moonshae. Edited by Mike Breault. (TSR, Inc.), p. 53. ISBN 0-88038-494-8.
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