Snowshoes were a type of footwear common in arctic regions,[2] such as the Great Glacier[1][5] and the North.[6]

Description[edit | edit source]

Snowshoes were oval frames of wood, 3 feet (0.91 meters) long and 1 ft (0.3 m) wide, with a web-like layout[1] of rawhide or sinew strips laced within it.[7]

Those sold in Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue were typically constructed with duskwood.[2]

Powers[edit | edit source]

Snowshoes gave wearers the ability to walk upon the surface of snow, rather than having their feet sink within it.[1] Thus they enabled a wearer to move faster and less impeded in arctic regions than normal footwear would allow.[7][3][4]

Notable Snowshoes[edit | edit source]

Notable Users[edit | edit source]

Individuals[edit | edit source]

Groups[edit | edit source]

  • Arctic dwarves were one of many races in the Great Glacier that utilized snowshoes to traverse its harsh arctic environment.[5]
  • The Vani, a gnome tribe in the Samek Valley, were often known to utilize snowshoes.[10]
  • Those who lived in the snowy region of Cormyr were known to wear snowshoes.[11]
  • The use of snowshoes was quite common among Rashemi.[6] In their homeland of Rashemen, youths were known to hold running competitions in which one wore only snowshoes and a traditional doe-skin loincloth.[12]

Appendix[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Adventures
The Accursed TowerRise of TiamatIcewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden
Novels
Soldiers of IceWindwalker

Gallery[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

Snowshoe article at Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Rick Swan (1992). The Great Glacier. (TSR, Inc), p. 34. ISBN 1-56076-324-8.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend et al (1992). Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue. (TSR, Inc), p. 89. ISBN 0-5607-6327-2.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Eric Cagle, Jesse Decker, Jeff Quick, and James Wyatt (March 2003). Arms and Equipment Guide 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 22. ISBN 978-0-7869-2649-7.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Wolfgang Baur, James Jacobs, George Strayton (September 2004). Frostburn. Edited by Greg Collins. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 78. ISBN 0-7869-2896-4.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Reynolds, Forbeck, Jacobs, Boyd (March 2003). Races of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 11. ISBN 0-7869-2875-1.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Ed Greenwood, The Hooded One (2005-10-21). Questions for Ed Greenwood (2005). Candlekeep Forum. Archived from the original on 2016-09-27. Retrieved on 2020-06-16.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Reynolds, Forbeck, Jacobs, Boyd (March 2003). Races of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 160. ISBN 0-7869-2875-1.
  8. Reynolds, Forbeck, Jacobs, Boyd (March 2003). Races of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 10. ISBN 0-7869-2875-1.
  9. David Cook (December 1993). Soldiers of Ice. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 34, 39. ISBN 1-56076-641-7.
  10. David Cook (December 1993). Soldiers of Ice. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 99, 160. ISBN 1-56076-641-7.
  11. Ed Greenwood/The Hooded One (Feb 09, 2013). Questions for Ed Greenwood (2013). Candlekeep Forum. Archived from the original on July 8, 2016.
  12.  (April 2003). Windwalker (Hardcover). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 270. ISBN 0-7869-2968-5.
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