The Hungtse River[note 1] was one of the largest rivers on Toril, spanning over a thousand miles across both the Hordelands and Kara-Tur.[1][2][3]

As it neared the territories of the Hordelands, the river was often called the Upper Hungtse River.[1][2][3]


The Hungtse originated in the A-Ling Shan mountains from glacial runoff from the Glacier of the Dragon. It flowed west to east, crossing the large expanse of the Katakoro Plateau and many provinces in Shou Lung before ultimately emptying into the Celestial Sea near the metropolis of Karatin.[1][2][3]



  1. The alternate spelling of "Hungste" is seen in various sourcebooks and maps, but this is believed to be an inconsistency.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Troy Denning (1990). Storm Riders (Map). (TSR, Inc.). ISBN 9-781560-765646.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Karen Wynn Fonstad (August 1990). The Forgotten Realms Atlas. (TSR, Inc), pp. 15,16,20. ISBN 978-0880388573.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 David Cook (1990). The Horde (Map: The Horde). (TSR, Inc). ISBN 978-0880388689.