The Nightmare's Hoof was a mountain range located in southeastern Laerakond, near the Dragon Sea. It separated the city of Sambral from the rest of the Windrise Ports.[1][3]

Geographical featuresEdit

The Nightmare's Hoof was known for its numerous small but active volcanoes, and for the rumors about an extensive clan of fire giants dwelling within the mountains.[1] The mountains were rich in ore deposits, including gold and high-quality iron. Sambrese dwarves founded many outposts in the mountains to mine those deposits.[2]

One of the most infamous mountains of the Nightmare's Hoof was Achazar's Throne, that was located close to Sambral.[2]

There was a heavily patrolled pass through the Nightmare's Hoof that connected Sambral overland to Harglast and the other Windrise Ports.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Chris Tulach (June 2009). “Adventurers of the Realms: Tarmalune and the Windrise Ports”. In Chris Youngs ed. Dragon #376 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 48.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Eric E. Menge (2009-09-11). The Burning Scent of Perfumed Swords (MINI1-02) (ZIP/PDF). Living Forgotten Realms. Wizards of the Coast. pp. 50–52. Retrieved on 2017-07-18.
  3. Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 200. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.