The Purple Hills were a range of hills on the coast of Tethyr, lying in County Vintor in the duchy of the Purple Marches.[1][2] The town of Vineshade was located there.[3]


Oraundas Haeltower was a farmer producing a cheap, smooth wine from vineyards north and east of Vineshade. During a sale of such wines in 1479 DR, treasure and other valuables began appearing in the wines. This was discovered to be a smuggling operation from the families of Amn.[3]


  1. Steven E. Schend (1997). Lands of Intrigue: Book One: Tethyr. (TSR, Inc.), p. 73. ISBN 0-7869-0697-9.
  2. Steven E. Schend (1997). Lands of Intrigue: Book One: Tethyr (back cover). (TSR, Inc.). ISBN 0-7869-0697-9.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ed Greenwood (January 2012). “Eye on the Realms: A Surprising Vintage”. Dragon #407 (Wizards of the Coast).

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