Estemal Talltankard was a paladin of Arvoreen who around 1359 DR founded the military order of Arvoreen's Marchers, composed mostly of halflings and some gnomes, to defend Tethyr.[1][2]


Estemal had strong determination, which helped him keep the Purple Hills region safer than most other areas during the Tethyrian Interregnum.[2]


During the Interregnum, Estemal and his warriors helped keep the Purple Marches[2] secure. Estemal still led them by 1374 DR.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Thomas M. Reid, Sean K. Reynolds (Nov. 2005). Champions of Valor. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 99. ISBN 0-7869-3697-5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Steven E. Schend (1997). Lands of Intrigue: Book One: Tethyr. (TSR, Inc.), p. 8. ISBN 0-7869-0697-9.