Songfarla was located in the eastern Sunrise Mountains at the source of the most northwestern tributary of the River Murghol, which was approximately equidistant from the ruins of Delhumide and the Lake of Mists.
To maintain their hidden existence, the gnomes of Songfarla traded their goods quietly, utilizing merchants who claimed no affiliation with any realm. These merchants operated in Almorel, Murghyr, and Duirtanal for things that the gnomes could not make themselves—they were otherwise completely self-sufficient.
Songfarla's greatest defense was its anonymity. Not even the Thayan Zulkir of Divination knew of its existence. Practically all passages into and around Songfarla were hidden by powerful illusion magic.
The kingdom was later caught up in the wars between Raumathar and Narfell, when conjured demons attacked in −555 DR. Afterwards, the gnomes cloaked their realm in illusions to avoid future detection and attack.
Rumors and LegendsEdit
Gnomish tales tell of the purchase of Songfarla's lands for a massive piece of fool's gold, though whom the lands were bought from and even if it was fool's gold that was used (another common tale says gilded granite) could change with the teller.
The Gilded Nugget was a vast cavern within the mountains located in the thickest part of a massive gold vein that was somehow naturally studded with gemstones. The Nugget was a center of both government and worship (it was considered one of Garl Glittergold's greatest temples) as well as a community hub for other activities, including commerce and the arts.
- ↑ Richard Baker, Ed Bonny, Travis Stout (February 2005). Lost Empires of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 49. ISBN 0-7869-3654-1.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Eric L. Boyd (1998). Demihuman Deities. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 152–153. ISBN 0-7869-1239-1.
- ↑ Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 29. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
- ↑ Edward Bonny, Brian Cortijo, Laszlo Koller (November 2006). “The Horde: Barbarians of the Endless Waste”. In Erik Mona ed. Dragon #349 (Paizo Publishing, LLC), pp. 46–64.
- ↑ Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 42. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
- ↑ Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 43. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.