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The Tabaxi were the largest tribe of humans in Chult at the end of the 14th century DR.[1] When most people referred to Chultans, they were speaking of members of this tribe, as the Tabaxi had absorbed most of the other Chultan tribes.[4]


The Tabaxi were one of a number of tribes that emigrated from the "Dark Continent"[2] in -2809 DR and later became the Chultan ethnic group.[4] They fought the Eshowe (the second-most-populous Chultan tribe) across the territory of Chult in a bloody war that lasted from -438 DR to -122 DR.[4] In -137 DR,[5] the Eshowe had conjured up a dreadful shadow-beast that attacked the Tabaxi city of Mezro. In vengeance, the Tabaxi protector Ras Nsi hunted and killed nearly all of the Eshowe tribesmen.[1] Shortly after the end of the war, the remaining tribes were absorbed into the Tabaxi and became known collectively as Chultans.[4]

In addition to the Eshowe, the Tabaxi were enemies with the ptera-men.[6]

Confusion with the "Cat-Men"Edit

"Tabaxi" was also a term given to a race of humanoid jaguars found in both Chult and Maztica. It has been suggested that this was an error in naming. The explanation was that an explorer from Cormyr saw a Tabaxi tribesman dressed in ceremonial garb of panther skin and was told by a guide that the man was a Tabaxi. Misunderstanding what the guide meant, this explorer assumed that all cat-men were called "Tabaxi".[1]


See AlsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 James Lowder, Jean Rabe (1993). The Jungles of Chult. (TSR, Inc), p. 3. ISBN 1-5607-6605-0.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Thomas M. Costa (1999). “Speaking in Tongues”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon Annual #4 (TSR, Inc), p. 29.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Reynolds, Forbeck, Jacobs, Boyd (March 2003). Races of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 106. ISBN 0-7869-2875-1.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 43. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  5. Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 57. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  6. James Lowder, Jean Rabe (1993). The Jungles of Chult (Monstrous Compendium). (TSR, Inc). ISBN 1-5607-6605-0.


Major Ethnic Groups


Minor Ethnic Groups
ArkaiunBedineChultanDurpariEshoweFfolkFrost folkGurHalruaanImaskariItzaLantannaMazticanNarNethereseNubariRaumviranShaaranShouSossrimTabaxiTalfirTashalanTuiganTuramiUlutiunVaasanZakharan

Related Races
Aasimar (Deva)AbbalayaDeep ImaskariElanGenasiGithyankiGithzeraiGrimlockHalf-drowHalf-eladrinHalf-elfHalf-orcShifterSpirit folkTiefling

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