Tarkhaldale (pronounced: /ˈtɑːrkhɑːldeɪlTARK-hal-dale[2]) was considered one of the dales in the Dalelands,[3] despite being located between Anauroch and the Dalelands. It was generally unmarked on maps, but was located west of Shadowdale.[citation needed]

Geographical FeaturesEdit


  • Unnamed saurial village

Important LocationsEdit


In ancient times, Tarkaldale flourished as a farming and mining community. When the Anauroch desert spread, the region was abandoned to orc and goblin tribes. In 1360 DR, a group of saurials escaped from their imprisonment by the god Moander and made their home in the dale. Later, the Netherese drove the saurials away and took over the dale.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 112. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
  2. Jeff Grubb, Ed Greenwood and Karen S. Martin (1987). Forgotten Realms Campaign Set (Cyclopedia of the Realms). (TSR, Inc), p. 81. ISBN 0-8803-8472-7.
  3. Jeff Grubb and Kate Novak (August 1997). Finder's Bane. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 23. ISBN 0-7869-0658-8.

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