Shoon III was the fourth emperor of the Shoon Imperium.[1][2]


Shoon III moved the government of Calimshan and the Shoon Imperium back to Shoonach from Calimport, where it would remain until the end of the Imperium.[3]


Shoon III was the first grandnephew of Shoon II,[2] and the aging ruler adopted Shoon III as his own son and heir only moments before his death.[1]

Shoon III had at least two brothers, both of whom would also become emperors of the Imperium.[1]


Shoon III had a powerful magic ring known as the Annulus Conflagros. It had the combined powers of a ring of fire resistance and a wand of fire and was the second of the so-called Qysari Rings ever made.[4]


Born Aleph yn Jadhar el Shoon in 107 DR, to the niece of Shoon II,[note 1] Shoon III never saw a day not surrounded in luxury. He was trained from a young age to become the next emperor and told never to trust his regent, Hazamir al Aktorral, who ruled the Imperium until the boy came of age. Shoon III obeyed what he was taught by his mother and his advisers—he began his reign in 123 DR by ordering Hazamir to be executed by beheading.[1]

Shoon III had a short reign of only eight years. He made many efforts to protect himself from the schemes of those outside the family, but he never expected to be murdered by his own brother, who stabbed him to death during a feast in his harem in 130 DR.[1]


In 194 DR, a statue of Shoon III was erected in the Bakkal Sabban of Calimport as part of the Fountain of the Qysars, a monument to the first seven rulers of the Shoon, which was commissioned by Qysar Amahl Shoon V, Shoon III's own brother. Shoon III's statue was the one on the northwest side of the octagonal palisade.[5]



  1. 1.0 1.1 An inconsistency as to Shoon III's parentage is presented in Calimport in the section on Saarkanlyth's Antaglass. There, it is stated that Shoon III was the son of Vymar el Shoon. This conflicts with Empires of the Shining Sea, which gives Shoon III's full name as Aleph yn Jadhar el Shoon and calls him the son of Shoon II's niece, not the son of his nephew.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Steven E. Schend and Dale Donovan (September 1998). Empires of the Shining Sea. (TSR, Inc), p. 25. ISBN 978-0786912377.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Steven E. Schend (1997). Lands of Intrigue: Book Three: Erlkazar & Folk of Intrigue. (TSR, Inc), p. 29. ISBN 0-7869-0697-9.
  3. Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 63. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  4. Steven E. Schend (October 1998). Calimport. (TSR, Inc), p. 91. ISBN 0-7869-1238-3.
  5. Steven E. Schend (October 1998). Calimport. (TSR, Inc), p. 33. ISBN 0-7869-1238-3.