Esmeltaran was a halfling-dominated city in eastern Amn and lay to the northwest near Lake Esmel.[1] The River Esmel,[2] along with the lake, were both named after this city.

Few halflings lived west of Esmeltaran, preferring to live in segregation in this city or in Riatavin, because these settlements were near the lost halfling realm of Meiritin[3].


  1. Rob Heinsoo, Logan Bonner, Robert J. Schwalb (September 2008). Forgotten Realms Player's Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 80. ISBN 978-0-7869-4929-8.
  2. Todd Gamble, Dennis Kauth, and Robert Lazzaretti
  3. Steven E. Schend (1997). Lands of Intrigue: Book Two: Amn. (TSR, Inc), p. 3. ISBN 0-7869-0697-9.