Telpir was located at the eastern tip of the Dragon Coast just past the point where the coastline turned southward. The Sea of Fallen Stars was to the north and east, the Gulthmere Forest was to the south and west. Beyond the forest to the southwest were the Mountains of the Alaoreum, and northern Turmish was due south. Just a few miles (kilometers) off the coast of Telpir was the ixitxachitl realm of Xedran Reefs. Telpir was roughly halfway between the capital city Xedras 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the southeast and the heavily fortified holy city of Xyladren to the northeast. The island of Storna was also a few miles off the coast from Telpir.
Telpir was a port city and was known to trade with other cities on the Inner Sea. It also had a thriving caravan business that traveled the coastal roads in both directions. As of the Year of Wild Magic, 1372 DR, the nascent nation called the Holy Realm, founded by the Fellowship of the Purple Staff in the eastern Gulthmere, had economic ties to Telpir. The dwarves of Ironfang Deep and the Mountains of the Alaoreum also traded with merchants out of Telpir.
Telpir was the site of the strongest temple to Lathander outside of Waterdeep. In the Year of Lightning Storms, 1374 DR, the church issued proclamations that were widely viewed as supporting the Risen Sun heresy.
- Shrine of Helm: a shrine dedicated to the God of Guardians, Helm.
- Tower of the Morning: a large temple to Lathander.
- Trueshield Trading Priakos: the headquarters of a highly respected and expensive mercantile company.
- Durneth Seafarer: the High Radiance of the Tower of the Morning.
- Dzentraven Thiomtul: the Master Merchant of the Trueshield Trading Priakos.
- Gorstal Hammers: an adventuring wizard with business interests on Storna.
- Jadaster Belvrost: a wizard, merchant, and investor with an interest in physical locks and various lock spells.
- The Pirates of the Fallen Stars sourcebook seems to imply on page 48 that Telpir is part of Turmish, but all other known sources do not associate Telpir with Turmish except by proximity.
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