The Great Swamp of Rethild, also known simply as the Great Swamp or Rethild, was a swamp in Dambrath.[1]


The Great Swamp was located on the western border of Dambrath. It was separated from Halruaa by the East Wall mountains.[1] [3]


The Great Swamp was filled with moss, cypress trees, and zalantar trees. It was always muggy and full of biting insects. Noxious vapors came up through the water and hung above the ground in great clouds of yellow, brown, or green gas. Some of these gases were poisonous or carried diseases, such as cackle fever and mindfire.[1]


The Great Swamp was cursed by an ancient wizard.[citation needed] It was once home to a city of sarrukhs.[3]

In 1372 DR, the lizardfolk were united in the kingdom of Kethid under the ruler Ghassis.[1] A hundred years later, they called their kingdom Ilimar.[3]


The Great Swamp was home to numerous tribes of lizardfolk, bullywugs, and tasloi, as well as giant leeches, toads, and snakes. The black dragon Valraxxath dwelt in the center of the swamp in a ruined city.[1] Shambling mounds could also be found in the swamp.[2]

Notable locationsEdit

  • Rethild, a lizardfolk settlement in the center of the swamp.[3]



External linksEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Thomas Reid (October 2004). Shining South. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 98. ISBN 0-7869-3492-1.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 198. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 136. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.

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