|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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The people of Rashemen are called Rashemi. The country itself is surrounded by mountains, vast lakes and rivers, which provide natural fortifications, making Rashemen an ideally defensible region against the Red Wizards of Thay and the Nar barbarians who are known to attack the territory on a rather frequent basis. Geographically, the northern portion of Rashemen is predominantly barren and ravaged by strong, harsh winds; while the south is cooler and maintains a more placid environment, which is considerably more hospitable for habitation.
The nominal ruler of Rashemen was the Huhrong or "Iron Lord". In 1479 DR, the the iron lord was Mangan Uruk, who sought to rule in the best interests of Rashemen. The real power, however, lay with the Witches of Rashemen (also known as Wychlaran). They selected the Iron Lord and could replace him whenever they feel it necessary. At a local level, each settlement was ruled over by a fyrra, who exclusively controlled the armed forces under his command, and whose rule could be compared similarly to that of a mayor.
Rashemen was at near-constant odds with the country of Thay. Their Red Wizard rulers tried to conquer the country and its magical wealth for around five hundred years and convinced their citizens that Rashemen was a debased country. Luckily, the Red Wizards made a lot of mistakes and were too concerned with infighting to present Rashemen and its people with a more 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.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 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.