Torhild Flametongue was a dwarf who founded the realm of Besilmer in −4420 DR.[1][2]


Torhild believed that the dwarven race would remain in a beleaguered state if they continued to live underground in mines, so he set out to create an overground farming realm, where dwarves could act as builders, inventors, and repairers. His realm came under constant attack from giants, trolls from the Evermoors and wolves, but initially managed to fight them back.[1]

When fighting a hill giant in one-on-one combat at the Stone Bridge, Torhild was killed, which ultimately led to the downfall of Besilmer, and the fleeing of its inhabitants to the Fallen Kingdom.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Ed Greenwood (October 1990). Dwarves Deep. (TSR, Inc.). ISBN 0-88038-880-3.
  2. Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 26. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.