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The nation of Sossal (pronounced: /ˈsɔːsɑːlSAW-sall[5]) was located in the Cold Lands of northeast Faerûn.[6]

Geography[]

This chilly place was locked between Pelvuria and Yal Tengri.

Government[]

From its founding in 331 DR to 1319 DR the nation of Sossal was ruled under a system of monarchy. Following the death of its then-leader at that latter date, the nation was ruled by a druid conclave known as the Circle of the Frozen Sun.[7]

Relations[]

Due to how remote it was, the land of Sossal had very little contact with the rest of Faerûn outside of trade.[3]

History[]

Circa -2320 DR, a clan of Rashemi migrated north and settled in the alpine valleys of the Armridge Mountains. Overtime their descendants would come to be known as the Sossrim.[8]

In the Year of the Cold Clashes, 331 DR, the Sossrim living around the Great Glacier were united by Ylaethar "The Bear", who proclaimed himself to be Ornath (king). They went on lead the Sossrim south from their ancestral lands and found the nation of Sossal.[9] At the height of the Raumathar Empire's power, they briefly ruled over land of Sossal.[4]

In the Year of the Breaking Ice, 991 DR, the land of Sossal was rocked by a series of earthquakes. These tremors caused fissures to open in the nearby Great Glacier and several powerful demons that had been trapped below since the fall of Narfell were unleashed. Under the guidance of then-ruler Londraeth, the kingdom managed to vanquish the rampaging horde.[10]

In the Year of the Fallen Throne, 1319 DR, the monarchy of Sossal collapses as then-leader Thelessar is murdered by his twin sons Norlith and Baldraeth. Both would be banished from Sossal for their transgression by the nation's spiritual leader, the Great Druid Ulthorkh. He and his druid conclave, the Circle of the Frozen Sun, would soon after take over the role of governing the nation.[7]

Notable Locations[]

Naupau
a port trade city along the Great Ice Sea.[11]

Appendix[]

References[]

  1. Ed Greenwood (August 1992). “The Everwinking Eye: Words To The Wise”. In Jean Rabe ed. Polyhedron #74 (TSR, Inc.), p. 14–15.
  2. Reynolds, Forbeck, Jacobs, Boyd (March 2003). Races of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 108, 111. ISBN 0-7869-2875-1.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 111. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Reynolds, Forbeck, Jacobs, Boyd (March 2003). Races of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 108. ISBN 0-7869-2875-1.
  5. Jeff Grubb, Ed Greenwood and Karen S. Martin (1987). Forgotten Realms Campaign Set (Cyclopedia of the Realms). (TSR, Inc), p. 80. ISBN 0-8803-8472-7.
  6. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 111. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Brian R. James, Ed Greenwood (September 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. Edited by Kim Mohan, Penny Williams. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 135. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  8. Brian R. James, Ed Greenwood (September 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. Edited by Kim Mohan, Penny Williams. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 33. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  9. Brian R. James, Ed Greenwood (September 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. Edited by Kim Mohan, Penny Williams. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 71. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  10. Brian R. James, Ed Greenwood (September 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. Edited by Kim Mohan, Penny Williams. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 113. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  11. David Cook (1990). The Horde (Volume II). (TSR, Inc), p. 88. ISBN 978-0880388689.

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