|Religion(s)||Chauntea, Mielikki, Mystra|
|Imports||Cloth, food, wood products|
|Exports||Carvings, cheese, firewine, furs, wool|
|Government type||Monarchy/magocratic gynarchy|
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Rashemen is a magocratic gynarchy in the far northeast of Faerûn. The northern part of the country is barren and wreaked by strong, harsh winds while the south is cool but not nearly as bad. Surrounded by mountains and huge lakes and rivers, the built up area of Rashemen is highly defensible, though those northern region are attacked by Nar barbarians and monsters quite frequently. The people of Rashemen are called Rashemi. Rashemen is more closely connected to the Feywild than any other location in Faerûn.
The Nominal ruler of Rashemen is the Huhrong or "Iron Lord", currently (1479 DR) Mangan Uruk. He rules in the best interests of Rashemen. The real power however lies with the Witches of Rashemen. They pick the Iron Lord and can change him whenever they feel it necessary. At a local level, each settlement is ruled over by a fyrra who only controls the armed forces under his command but their rule can be compared to that of a mayor.
Rashemen has been at near constant odds with the country of Thay. Their Red Wizard rulers have been trying to conquer the country and its magical wealth for around five hundred years and have convinced their citizens that Rashemen is a debased country. Luckily, the Red Wizards make a lot of mistakes and are too concerned with infighting to present Rashemen and its people with more of a serious threat.
Food and drinkEdit
The smoky sjorl cheese originated in Rashemen, although foreigners often found it unpleasant. Jhuild, also known as firewine, was made in and exported from Rashemen, and as of 1372 DR, a tall glass of it might cost around 15 gold pieces in other parts of Faerûn.
Most of Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer is set in Rashemen.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition, p. 203. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
- ↑ Richard Lee Byers (February). The Masked Witches Kindle Edition, p. 3125. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-5982-7.
- ↑ Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms, p. 26. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
- ↑ Richard Lee Byers (February). The Masked Witches Kindle Edition, p. 498. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-5982-7.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition, p. 204. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
- Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition, p. 203-205. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
- Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide, p. 168-169. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.