Also known as Selûne's Children or the people of the highway, the Gurs live in nomadic societies throughout the Western Heartlands, although a few have settled in some of the poorer sections of cities such as Baldur's Gate, Elturel, and Iriaebor.
Gurs are notable for their large extended families which go from settlement to settlement in caravans picking up random jobs and selling or trading any unwanted goods. Gurs are often gifted oracles and known for their talent in soothsaying and divining. Gur culture places a high value on honor.
Within their own tribes, the Gurs speak Gurri, a creole tongue with roots in Imaskari, but with influence from many other tongues, including many thought long-dead, in particular the Rashemi language. They are also proficient in Chondathan which they use when communicating with those outside of their culture.
The Gurs are believed to be mainly of Rashemi descent due to their strong similarity with the natives of Rashemen. Fragments of lore originating from the period around the first century Dale Reckoning can be found which mention the Gurs as a group of nomads. What is known of the early Gurs suggests that they were refugees fleeing a long ago war between Raumathar and Narfell.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Reynolds, Forbeck, Jacobs, Boyd (March 2003). Races of Faerûn. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-2875-1.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
- ↑ Thomas M. Costa. "Speaking in Tongues." Dragon Magazine Annual 1999. Page 29. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast.
Minor Ethnic Groups
Arkaiun • Bedine • Chultan • Durpari • Ffolk • Frost folk • Gur • Halruaan • Imaskari • Itza • Lantanna • Maztican • Nar • Netherese • Raumviran • Shaaran • Shou • Sossrim • Talfir • Tashalan • Tuigan • Turami • Ulutiun • Vaasan • Zakharan
Aasimar (Deva) • Deep Imaskari • Genasi • Githyanki • Githzerai • Grimlock • Half-drow • Half-eladrin • Half-elf • Half-ogre • Half-orc • Shifter • Spirit folk • Tiefling