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 he managed to fight them back.[1]

Torhild possessed a magical horn that could be used once every one hundred and one years to summon a powerful djinni named Ahtayir, a creature that would then complete any wish or task he was ordered. Later, the horn fell into the hands of the mad elf Queen of Air, Aerisi Kalinoth.[3]

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.
  3. Michele Carter, Stacy Janssen eds. (2015). Princes of the Apocalypse. (Wizards of the Coast), p. ?. ISBN 978-0786965786.