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Luiren was known as the land of the halflings since its population was almost completely comprised of their race. It was a small kingdom with a population of about 840,000 inhabitants in 1372 DR ruled by the halfling theocrat Faran Ferromar. Travelers to Luiren were often surprised to find the locals adventurous and bold as opposed to the fat and quiet halflings one could find elsewhere.[1] The capital city of Luiren was Beluir, a coastal city of 27,210 souls in 1372 DR in the longitudinal center of the realm.[3]

GeographyEdit

Luiren was a coastal country with about 600 miles (970 kilometers) of coastline on the Great Sea.[4] Most of the coastal area was made up of plains, but heavy forests took up the northern, north eastern and western areas.[3]

ClimateEdit

During the summer months the temperatures in Luiren could exceed 110  (43 ),[5] and in the winter months it was near constantly raining.[citation needed] Even the strongest and largest trade routes became nearly untraversable for much of the season.[citation needed]

Climate for Luiren[6]
Average Temperatures
32 ℉
0 ℃

58 ℉
14 ℃

Winter
(Nig 11Ham 20)

70 ℉
21 ℃

Spring
(Ham 21Tar 15)

93 ℉
34 ℃

Summer
(Tar 16Elei 15)

70 ℉
21 ℃

Autumn
(Elei 16Nig 10)

Average Rainfall

18 days

Winter
(Nig 11–Ham 20)

49 days

Spring
(Ham 21–Tar 15)

61 days

Summer
(Tar 16–Elei 15)

50 days

Autumn
(Elei 16–Nig 10)

  • Annual rainfall: 178 days
  • Days with snow on ground: 0

SocietyEdit

Halflings of Luiren spoke Luiric.[7]

HistoryEdit

During the Spellplague, the entirety of Luiren was submerged in the Great Sea and was called the Gulf of Luiren.[8] After the Spellplague ended, the waters began to recede, revealing that some halfling communities had survived as island redoubts.[9]

Notable LocationsEdit

Isle of Quelthiir
A desolate island off the coast of the mainland.[10]
Luirenstrand
A bay in the Great Sea protected by the Isle of Quelthiir.[11]
Lluirwood
A dense forest that encompassed the northern border of Luiren.[3]
Mortick Swamp
The only swamp in the region that was inhabited by merrow and scrags.[3]
Southern Lluirwood
A forest making up the Luiren/Dambrath border.[3]

Notable SettlementsEdit

Beluir
The capital of Luiren.[1]
Chethel
One of Luiren's most prolific mercantile cities.[3]
Shoun
A port town southeast of the Lluirwood.[11]
Thruldar
A ruined city that was inhabited by ghostwise halflings.[3]

AppendixEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 195. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Template:Cite book/Shining South (sourcebook)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 196. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  4. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. Map. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  5. Thomas Reid (October 2004). Shining South. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 91–93. ISBN 0-7869-3492-1.
  6. Thomas Reid (October 2004). Shining South. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 92–93. ISBN 0-7869-3492-1.
  7. Thomas M. Costa (1999). “Speaking in Tongues”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon Annual #4 (TSR, Inc), p. 26.
  8. Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. Fold–out Map. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
  9. Kim Mohan ed. (2015). Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 11. ISBN 978-0786965809.
  10. Thomas Reid (October 2004). Shining South. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 144. ISBN 0-7869-3492-1.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. Map. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
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