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The Lake of Steam, also known as Arnaden,[2] was a region in south Faerûn. Despite its name, the Lake of Steam was in fact an inland sea connected to the Shining Sea.[1]

GeographyEdit

With the Shaar on the east, it separated the Shining South from the rest of Faerûn. On its shores was a collection of free cities, mainly on the northern and western sides. The southern side, by contrast, was a collection of kingdoms collectively named the Border Kingdoms. At the center of the lake was the Arnrock.[1]

HistoryEdit

By 1369 DR, the Twisted Rune placed a magical gate in the area to allow for instantaneous movement to other locations.[3]

As of 1479 DR, the Lake of Steam was about half the size it was before the Spellplague. The Arnrock was in the eastern half of the sea rather than the center, and the eastern portion of the sea ended about thirty miles short of the town of Derlusk, where Derlusk was once on the southeastern coast of the sea. A large lake was separated from the main body of the sea and lay near the ruins of Innarlith. The Qurth Forest was a small fraction of its former size, and the Duskwood was completely gone. Suldolphor was also in ruins.[4][5]

Notable locationsEdit

IslandsEdit

Arnrock
a volcanic island
Narruth
Olodel
once site to a Calimshite hunting preserve

SettlementsEdit

Ankhapur
Metropolis, population 33,514.[citation needed]
Border Kingdoms
Independent "kingdoms," total population around 9,485.[citation needed]
Dalelost
A ruined city, inhabited as of 1372 DR by clerics of Bane.[citation needed]
Derlusk
Innarlith
Metropolis, population 48,691.[citation needed]
Mintar
Large city, population 21,500.[citation needed]
Saelmur
Metropolis, population 25,294.[citation needed]
Suldolphor
Metropolis, population 143,687 in 1374 DR, pop. 0 (annihilated) in 1479 DR. Destroyed during the Second Era of Skyfire by efreet and djinn.[citation needed]
Theymarsh
Tulmon
Metropolis, population 25,000.[citation needed]
Yeshpek
Large city, population 23,000.[citation needed]
Yhep
Small city, population 5,691.[citation needed]

AppendixEdit

AppearancesEdit

Sourcebooks

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 151. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  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. 145. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  3. Steven E. Schend (1997). Lands of Intrigue: Book Three: Erlkazar & Folk of Intrigue. (TSR, Inc), p. 24. ISBN 0-7869-0697-9.
  4. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. Fold–out Map. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  5. Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. Fold–out Map. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.

Further readingEdit