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Dalelands 4E
Map of the Dalelands in 1479 DR
Dalelands
Geographical information
Capital None
Area North Faerûn
Societal information
Races
Humans 80%
Drow 6%
Half-elves 5%
Elves 4%
Halflings 2%
Gnomes 1%
Dwarves 1%
Other 1%
Population 602,640 in 1372 DR
Imports Armor, books, glass, jewelry, metalwork, paper, textiles, weapons
Exports Ale, bread, cheese, fruit, grain, hides, timber, vegetables
Alignment
LG NG CG
LN N CN
LE NE CE
Political information
Government Various
Ruler Various

Inhabitants of the Dalelands
Locations in the Dalelands
Organizations in the Dalelands
Settlements in the Dalelands
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The Dalelands is a region neighbored by the kingdom of Cormyr to the southwest, the nation of Sembia to the south, the forest of Cormanthor to the northeast and the Anauroch desert (over the Desertsmouth Mountains) to the northwest.[1] It is most famous for being the home of the wizard Elminster.[2]

Some say Dalelanders originally came from the Great Dale.[citation needed] Each Dale, of which there are currently eleven, is an independent territory with its own unique government, military, industry and culture.[3]

The DalesEdit

ArchendaleEdit

Main article: Archendale

Archendale is an autocracy, as well as the strongest military power in the Dales.[4]

BattledaleEdit

Main article: Battledale

Throughout history, Battledale has been the scene of most of the grandest battles in the Dalelands (hence the name).[5]

DaggerdaleEdit

Main article: Daggerdale

For a long time, Daggerdale has been occupied by or at war with Zhentarim agents of Zhentil Keep.[6] Its original name some centuries ago was Merrydale and it was famed for the hospitality of its inhabitants. After an outbreak of vampirism the dale lost its friendliness[7] and eventually took the translation of the original dwarven name of the valley as its name.[7]

DeepingdaleEdit

Main article: Deepingdale

Deepingdale is known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere.[8] It is named after the Deeping Princess, an elf-maiden who married a human and led many humans and half-elves to settle here, far from prejudices of gold elves.[9]

FeatherdaleEdit

Main article: Featherdale

As one of the smallest dales, Featherdale has never been involved in the big struggles of some of the other dales, as such it is a peaceful place.[9]

FreedaleEdit

Main article: Freedale

Little known and far from other towns, Freedale remains a busy place. Elves traveling west often stop in Freedale for supplies, as do other travelers from the east. Freedale is also a stop for those traveling up or down the River Ashaba, docking their boats or barges at the wharfs south of town.[10]

HarrowdaleEdit

Main article: Harrowdale

The oldest of the current dales.[11] Formerly known as Velardale.[12]

High DaleEdit

Main article: High Dale

The High Dale lies at a strategic pass over the Thunder Peaks.[12]

MistledaleEdit

Main article: Mistledale

With fertile lands and protected from dangers by surrounding dales, Mistledale is a pleasant place to live.[13]

MoondaleEdit

Main article: Moondale

This dale no longer exists. Its people joined Sembia as the city of Ordulin.[3]

ScardaleEdit

Main article: Scardale

Named after a canyon known as the Scar, the legendary site of the battle between elven god Corellon Larethian and orc god Gruumsh.[14]

SessrendaleEdit

Main article: Sessrendale

This dale was destroyed by army of Archendale in 1232 DR[15] who then salted the earth to prevent resettlement.[3]

ShadowdaleEdit

Main article: Shadowdale

Shadowdale is the most famous of the Dales,[16] and is known as the home of the archmage Elminster. Through its history, Shadowdale has battled both drow[2] and Zhentarim invasions.[17] What Shadowdale lacks in numbers, it makes up by the strength of its inhabitants, including some retired adventurers.[2]

TarkhaldaleEdit

Main article: Tarkhaldale

Also known as the Lost Vale, Tarkhaldale is home of the saurials.[citation needed]

TasseldaleEdit

Main article: Tasseldale

Tasseldale lies close to, and is heavily influenced by, Sembia.[18]

TeshendaleEdit

Main article: Teshendale

The northernmost of all the dales, Teshendale lies near the Moonsea. It was invaded by orcs working for the Zhentarim in 1316 DR.[3]

AppendixEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 177. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 139. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 116. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  4. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 119. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  5. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 120. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  6. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 126. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 127. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  8. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 128. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 129. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  10. Richard Baker III, David Cook, Kevin Melka, Bruce Nesmith (January 1997). Introduction to Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. (TSR, Inc.) ISBN 0-7869-0332-5.
  11. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 130. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 131. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  13. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 133. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  14. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 136. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  15. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 270. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  16. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 137. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  17. Richard Baker, Eric L. Boyd, Thomas M. Reid (July 2007). Shadowdale: The Scouring of the Land. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 3. ISBN 07-8694-039-5.
  18. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 140. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.

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