Cape Velen was a lightly-populated duchy in Tethyr ruled in 1369 DR by Duke Llachior Blackthorn.[2]


Cape Velen encompassed the Dragon's Neck Peninsula, which was also called the Velen Peninsula or the Tethyr Peninsula.[2][4] Most of the settled land was on the coast; the interior of the peninsula was forested and connected to the Forest of Tethir to the east.[5]

This duchy contained the counties of Firedrake, Fyraven, and Greenshores.[5]


Duke Llachior Blackthorn ruled the Cape from castle Tordraken.[2]


The founding clans of Tethyr originated in this part of the country.[2]

The coast of Cape Velen was struck by an immense tidal wave on Midsummer Night in the Year of Silent Screams, -133 DR. The flooding killed a large percentage of the population of the peninsula and destoryed the city of Velen.[6]


Cape Velen was said to have been infested with ghosts. The people living there, however, did not seem much bothered by this.[2]

By 1369 DR, the Twisted Rune had placed a magical gate in the area to allow for instantaneous movement to other locations.[7]



  1. Steven E. Schend (1997). Lands of Intrigue: Book One: Tethyr. (TSR, Inc.), p. 1. ISBN 0-7869-0697-9.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Steven E. Schend (1997). Lands of Intrigue: Book One: Tethyr. (TSR, Inc.), p. 57. ISBN 0-7869-0697-9.
  3. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 157. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  4. Scott Haring (1988). Empires of the Sands. (TSR, Inc), p. 40. ISBN 0-8803-8539-1.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Steven E. Schend (1997). Lands of Intrigue: Book One: Tethyr (back cover). (TSR, Inc.). ISBN 0-7869-0697-9.
  6. Steven E. Schend and Dale Donovan (September 1998). Empires of the Shining Sea. (TSR, Inc), pp. 21–22. ISBN 978-0786912377.
  7. Steven E. Schend (1997). Lands of Intrigue: Book Three: Erlkazar & Folk of Intrigue. (TSR, Inc), p. 24. ISBN 0-7869-0697-9.