Kara-Tur: The Eastern Realms is a boxed set for AD&D 1st edition. It is part of the Oriental Adventures campaign setting and set in Kara-Tur. It describes the eastern land of Kara-Tur and its geography, population, society, government, history, languages, and opportunities for adventure. It is the third major boxed set for the Forgotten Realms.

This box contains everything AD&D game players and DMs need to establish an exciting Oriental Adventures campaign! Kara-Tur, world of Eastern mystery, is on the far side of the planet from the FORGOTTEN REALMS Campaign Setting, but the two cultures only interact if you want them to! This is the "official" campaign setting for the Oriental Adventures rulebook. Kara-Tur has everything you need: Two 96-page books describe the places, culture, politics, monsters, magic, people, religions, and more, plus advice on running a long-term Oriental Adventures campaign, bringing characters from other worlds into Kara-Tur, and dimensional travel from Kara-Tur to other worlds. And there are four full-color, two-sided maps of this land of mighty warriors and powerful enchantments.

Contents[edit | edit source]

The boxed set contains two 96-page books, four large color maps, and two plastic overlays.

Volume 1
  • Shou Lung
  • T'u Lung
  • Tabot
  • The Plain of Horses
  • The Northern Wastes
Volume 2
  • The Jungle Lands
  • The Island Kingdoms
  • Koryo
  • Kozakura
  • Wa
  • Appendix: Using the Forgotten Realms campaign setting

Index[edit | edit source]

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Characters[edit | edit source]

Dragons
KaiMei LungPao Hu Jen
Mortals
Angoi SaiwaiAshigi DesugakiBaiyosho DegiBalinaikalBenchiBokika HokioCheng Ta UboChu Raiza PweeCh'u Tei ZaoDo EnangEbusadoEchu NanElminster AumarGenbudoGhira Bui SoGhutan Dox AyaniGoboro the LameHanamoto GenjiHeto YiodoHigemotoHiso SingHiwa ItzusuneHojo KamuriHolangHong TooHordolazHsiung chi KangHuHu TiehHuang Ch'ungHua Li TeJeorug KhalagaK'ai Hua LiuKatoharaKavayah IIKodo SmaraKorai AntekiKrakentuaLien Hua LiangMarash RashiMei Kuei ChuMoo KalaiMotsegaiMo KinMuni-KuNahdat IINako NangNan Kung ChiNing D'AhnNu'sazto IchiNuska Ohm WyNuyen PhiOsari DaizanOsari LairoOsu Qyu Lo'ahnPag Hou LingPan ChuParmanPekaonitPurungQaland T'akkRah Kigi LoRantoon GwaRasid Nadepa'anRazak IrdiRuri WohSang YiSen Lin HsaoShou Chih LongSirya RedlockTakae SujuTan Mikao TsoTappengTekinjo GasahanTekinjo YojairoTazu-eiTenraxThok LianTorgoja P'aUkito WanUtwa SoVishnan IVishnan IVVishnan VIIWai Gada AnkuWai Gada MoWai Gada ShinzuWai Ghuto SaWibisonoWoto JubojiroYitriq RukkuYu Fu FangYuchimo EinYuf BawraxYuminoi Bowida
Spirits
Cosalla Huin ToHei Te PaoJizoPin Mo Nom

Creatures[edit | edit source]

alanalligatorbajangbakemonobearbisanboarcamelchiang lungchickenchu-ucon-tinhcrabcrayfishcrocodiledeer (elkreindeer)demitdonkeydragon turtleduckelephantdanjangearth elementalfire elementalfoo beast (foo dog)froggargantua (insectoid gargantuareptilian gargantua)gendruwogiant carpgiant crabgiant crayfishgiant eelgiant leechgiant octopusgiant snailgiant snakegiant squidgriffonhai nuhengeyokai (carp hengeyokaicat hengeyokaicrab hengeyokaicrayfish hengeyokaibadger hengeyokaifox hengeyokaihare hengeyokaimonkey hengeyokaitiger hengeyokai)goatharoogahill gianthobgoblinhsing-singjiki-ketsu-gakikappaki-rinkrakentuakrestungkueikoileechlelembutli lunglobsterlung wangmackerelmagma para-elementalmaraloimemedimonkeymosquitomulenature spiritnightingaleningyoogre mageoni (me-zu oni) • oxenparrotpeacockpigp'ohrabbitravensalmons'domo rhansea gullsea lionsea serpentsharksheepshinen-gakishrimpsmoke para-elementalspirit folk (bamboo spirit folksea spirit folkriver spirit folk)squidsu-monstersundel bolongtengut'ien lungtigerwormtunatujulunicornwater buffalowater elementalyakyuan-ti
Referenced only
basidirondkalayellow mold

Locations[edit | edit source]

Bodies of Water
Geysers
I'wa Geyser
Lakes
Nad Ho TingNam TsoLake Sari
Rivers
Anai RiverDwai RiverFenghsintzu RiverHenai RiverHungtse RiverKunong RiverMokan RiverNanaichi RiverRiver Basin of OfferingRiver of Three RoutesWohani River
Buildings
Fortresses
ApanuDien NyuYanajalan
Miscellaneous
Iku-In
Temples
Buchan Do GompaDo'dzin GompaFrekang GompaHoshki GompaKo'Chung GompaLii GompaM'tsin GompaPokarr GompaStrong Claw MonasteryWhite Crane Temple
Islands
AwanaDaidakeEburishimaGatajimaHinomotoHuyushaIsle of DevilsIsle of FirandoIsle of No MosquitosIsle of One Thousand PinesIsle of PearlsIsle of PoisonIsle of the BlackIsle of the Gloomy TempleJeukungKabudonoKaguneKanshuMachukaraMarujimaMatsujimaMikedonoNakashimaNipoNishishimaNorinoshimaObakutoOjimneOkaroshimaPanjarduRukunRyutenSenshi IslandsShidekimaShinkokuShizushimaTaibojimaTalmarukTaramuriTenmeiTsukishimaWabekazanYarujima
Landmarks
Dragon Wall
Mountains
Akashnu MountainsBawani MountainsChigidi MountainsChung MountainGensuyamaHimasla MountainsHokla MountainIchiyamaIkuyu MountainsKazayamaKoryaz MountainsMount FoMount MatazanMount TobuPeerless MountainsPojah MountainShun MountainSillan MountainsVorkani Mountains
Nation
KoryoKozakuraShou LungTabotT'u LungWa
Planes
Astral PlaneElemental Plane of FireEthereal planePara-elemental Plane of Magma
Planets
Krynn
Roads
Broken Road
Settlements
Cities
BalanziaBeradandarBidnop SoCheinangDarkaFochuHa'chouKaratinRanguriSemmishiTifuidoU'chan Gompa
Ruined
Ca'hong ChwiChowthouKuo MeilanParmahana
Towns & Villages
BandaBuyanCham FauDeikhouDenokanburiDurapatyaFeng NuGapapurangGarujiJavuhansaJoyaKhampoLinshungLo'haMhouMin LohMotraNalamhSudaikoVa'shee
Valleys
Hungste ValleySymorok ValleyTo ChanValley of NanayokValley of Wings

Magic[edit | edit source]

Items
amulet of communicationbell of warningdrums of thunderE'soa Ho-chi
Spells
thornbush arrowsyear stealing

Organizations[edit | edit source]

Criminal Organizations
Blue TigersTsui Tong
Miscellaneous
Giants in Grey
Religious Organizations
Black Leopard CultCult of the Eight Jade TokensRed Fog
Secret Societies
Iridescent Peacock SocietyMany-Hued Peacock SocietyRoyal VagabondsSeventy-Two SocietySociety of the Jade EmpressSociety of the Purple Lotus
Tribes
Burning TreeFankiangIgidujinKashghunQajandRippling GrassTsu-tsuTwisted PalmWhite Monkey tribe

Religions[edit | edit source]

Deities
AzuthChanteaChih ShihFa KuanHu YintoKwan YingLathanderSuku-nabiko
Pantheons
gajar-un ejinLords of Creation
Lesser Immortals
Ladies of CompassionLords of KarmaSpirit Warriors

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Classes
geisha
Clothing
jewelryobisandalsscarftunic
Diseases
Ivory Plague
Ethnic Groups
BawaniIssacortaePazrukiWu-haltai
Events
Battle of the Crimson WheatBattle of the HammerBetrayal of the Ca'hong Chwi GarrisonConflict of the Silver CloudsHojo WarJuzimura rebellionWar of the NoblesWar of the Oni Kings
Fields of Study
astrologyastronomymathematics
Food & Drink
applebreadbeercabbagecherrymilkpeachpepperpicklepineappleplumsakesashimisushitomatowine
Gemstones
diamondjadepearl
Items
braziercandleincenseropesaddletenttorch
Instruments
bellcymbalsdrumflutekoto
Plants
awana (spice)cedarchestnutcocoacypressdogwoodelmflaxlilacmahoganymulberrymushroompinerosesaffronseaweedteaktobaccotocaravanillavioletwillow
Materials & Substances
Drugs
green sleeping dustopium
Fabrics
cottonhemplinen
Hardstones
alabasterbasaltgranitemarbleobsidian
Metals
brassbronzecopperironsilversteeltin
Powders
gunpowder
Vehicles
chariotskiff
Weapons
ballistabutterfly bladecatapultdaggerglaiveGolden Sword of Ammatokhalberdjavelinjitteknifekumadelajatanglancelongswordman catchernaginatanunchakupikepolearmsaishurikentetsubotonfa

Credits[edit | edit source]

  • Authors: Mike Pondsmith (Shou Lung), Jay Batista (Koryo/T'u Lung/Tabot), Rick Swan (Plain of Horses/Wa), John Nephew (Northern Wastes/Island Kingdoms), Deborah Christian (Jungle Lands/Kozakura),
  • Editing: Steve Winter
  • Coordination: David Cook
  • Cover Artist: Jeff Easley
  • Interior Artist: Jim Holloway
  • Graphic Design: Colleen O'Malley
  • Cartography: Dave S. LaForce
  • Typography: Betty Elmore

Appendix[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Mike Pondsmith, Jay Batista, Rick Swan, John Nephew, Deborah Christian (1988). Kara-Tur: The Eastern Realms (Volume I). (TSR, Inc), pp. 48, 66. ISBN 0-88038-608-8.
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