The Council Hills were a clump of hills in the Shaar[1][2] where the territories of several Shaaran tribes met.[3]


The hills were home to the long-destroyed city of Shandaular and have since been mere ruins. Beneath the hills were remains of the old city, a series of underground tunnels. The tribesmen of the Shaar used the more superficial tunnels and passageways as tombs to honor their dead, respecting the sanctity of undisturbed crypts.[3]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. Fold–out Map. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. Fold–out Map. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Thomas Reid (October 2004). Shining South. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 77. ISBN 0-7869-3492-1.