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South Faerûn lay to the south of the regions around the Sea of Fallen Stars, being somewhat isolated by the Lake of Steam in the west, and the vast length of the Shaar. It was bordered along the south by the Great Sea; to the west by the Chultan peninsula region, and in the east by Luiren. [note 1]

Regions[edit | edit source]

Border Kingdoms[edit | edit source]

Main article: Border Kingdoms

This area was located along the southeastern shore of the Lake of Steam, and north of Lapaliiya and the Shaar. It was a land of unstable kingdoms that rose and fell all too frequently. Despite the turbulent politics and struggles for power, the hardy locals managed to survive and go about their lives, though they could by no means be considered prosperous.

Great Rift[edit | edit source]

Main article: Great Rift

In the southern heart of the Shaar lay this great canyon with steep sides and a lake in its middle. This area was an ancient home of the dwarves, and these diminutive humanoids still commanded its surroundings. The largest surface city was Eartheart, just to the south of the rift, although the larger city of Underhome lay in the Underdark beside the rift.

Halruaa[edit | edit source]

Main article: Halruaa

Surrounded by mountain ranges on three sides and the Great Sea along the south was this mysterious, quiet, and wealthy nation of insular wizards, descending from Netherese refugees. The nation was divided into sections by three rivers that met at Lake Halruaa in the center. The small capital city of Halarahh lay along the northern shore of this body of water.

Lake of Steam[edit | edit source]

Main article: Lake of Steam

This saltwater lake was joined to the Shining Sea to the south by the Strait of Storms. The lake gained its name as a result of the underwater volcanism. There were a number of independent city-states along the north shore, all once part of Calimshan. These cities retained many characteristics of their former masters and were rife with plots and intrigues.

The Shaar[edit | edit source]

Main article: Shaar

This was a wide grassland that stretched from the Shining Sea in the west to the borders of Mulhorand and Veldorn in the east. It was home to nomadic tribes and various non-human races. The largest inhabited city was Shaarmid, which lay to the south of Sespech in the western part of the plains.

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Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. The name "south Faerûn" is not an official name used in Forgotten Realms material. Instead, it was chosen for organization purposes on Wikipedia and adopted for the Forgotten Realms Wiki.

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