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Mistledale was one of the regions that made up the Dalelands. It consisted mainly of a grassy vale in the midst of the elven forest, allegedly created by a falling star. This was among the more peaceful of the Dales, although as of 1372 DR, drow incursions from the forest began causing serious problems.
Mistledale covered a large stretch of land, reaching over 100 miles east to west and roughly 30 miles wide. Flatter than the neghbouring dales; the land was an area of rolling plains and open grasslands since the early days of Cormanthyr.
The first line of defense in Mistledale were the Riders of Mistledale who patrolled the dale and protected the people from outside incursions. These Riders were supplemented by a local and well-armed militia, who numbered about 200 active members and at least 600 more that can be made available, if needed. Both the Riders of Mistledale and the militia were based in Ashabenford
Due to the widely spread settlements of dale, each hamlet was equipped with special bells that could raise messages of alarm or inquiry with nearby settlements. These were especially useful in the early morning fog that can fill the valley.
During the Time of Troubles, the Riders of Mistledale were even able to rebuff an army from Zhentil Keep. However, they seem unable to combat the incursions of the local drow who are steadily growing in power.
- River Ashaba - The river that runs through the heart of the Dales.
- Ashabenford - The capital of Mistledale that is set more or less in the center of the Dalelands.
- The Barrowfields - An ancient Netherese graveyard.
- Beast Country - Nickname for western Mistledale, which often has goblinoid problems.
- Abbey of the Golden Sheaf - A large and popular temple to Chauntea.
- The Dark Road - A path to Essembra that runs near the Vale of Lost Voices
- Galath's Roost - An abandoned bandit hold (see Dungeon #87).
- Glen - A small dwarven trading village.
- Peldan's Helm - A small freehold-turned-hamlet in Beast Country.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood, Julia Martin, Jeff Grubb (1993). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 2nd edition (revised), Maps. (TSR, Inc). ISBN 1-5607-6617-4.
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 133. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Richard Baker (1993). The Dalelands. (TSR, Inc), p. 35. ISBN 978-1560766674.
- ↑ Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 112. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Richard Baker (1993). The Dalelands. (TSR, Inc), p. 34. ISBN 978-1560766674.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 117. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 135. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
- The Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting (Greenwood, Reynolds, Williams, and Heinsoo)
- FRS1 The Dalelands (L. Richard Baker III)