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The Tashalans were a native human race of the Chultan Peninsula and the primary inhabitants of "the Tashalar".[1]

DescriptionEdit

The Tashalans were generally considered a beautiful race by other human cultures.[2] They had black hair and olive-colored skin.[1] Tashalans were also known as swift runners.[3]

LanguageEdit

Tashalan people spoke the Tashalan language, which made use of the Dethek script.[1]

ReligionEdit

Tashalans especially revered Savras and Talona among the other gods of the Faerûnian pantheon, but they were not limited in worship to those two gods. Some also maintained their historical worship of the yuan-ti deities.[1]

HistoryEdit

This people group originated on the Chultan Peninsula many thousands of years before the start of the Dale Reckoning. They were eventually enslaved by the sarrukh, the reptilian Creator race.[1]

When the sarrukh empire fell, many Tashalans continued to serve the yuan-ti. Others settled in lands all along the peninsula. Over time, those in the western part of the peninsula were driven out by the Chultan tribes. Those in the south and east were merged into the Halruaan and Dambrathan cultures.[1]

The lands of the Tashalar were further settled by Lapalians and Calishites in −553 DR,[4] introducing new people groups to the region. After the Empire Plague in −375 DR, the population of the region was greatly reduced, and the humans remaining were easily enslaved once again by the Serpentes Empire of the yuan-ti by −189 DR. The yuan-ti god Sseth strangely disappeared in 10 DR, which led to downfall of the yuan-ti. The human slaves were able to rebel and gain their freedom by 34 DR. The former slaves, the original natives of the land—now merged with Calishites, Chultans, Lapalians, and Shaarans—became the modern Tashalan people.[5]

By 1372 DR, most Tashalans remained in the middle of the Chultan Peninsula and on the island of Tharsult.[1]

Notable TashalansEdit

AppendixEdit

ReferenceEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 Reynolds, Forbeck, Jacobs, Boyd (March 2003). Races of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 109. ISBN 0-7869-2875-1.
  2. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 105. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  3. Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 18. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
  4. 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. Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd, Darrin Drader (July 2004). Serpent Kingdoms. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 126–127. ISBN 0-7869-3277-5.
  6. Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (March 2006). Power of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 126. ISBN 0-7869-3910-9.

ConnectionsEdit

Major Ethnic Groups

CalishiteChondathanDamaranIlluskanMulanRashemiTethyrian

Minor Ethnic Groups
ArkaiunBedineChultanDurpariEshoweFfolkFrost folkGurHalruaanImaskariItzaLantannaMazticanNarNethereseNubariRaumviranShaaranShouSossrimTabaxiTalfirTashalanTuiganTuramiUlutiunVaasanZakharan

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

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