The Ulutiuns were a grouping of related races of humans who inhabited the far polar regions of Faerûn.[1]


Ulutiuns had dark,[3] light brown,[4][1] or yellow skin,[4][1] dark hair,[4][1] and dark brown eyes.[4][1][3] They were short[4][1][3]—rarely standing taller than five feet (150 cm)[4][1]—and tended to have flat facial features, with tiny noses.[4][1] They had short and thick legs with stubby fingers and toes. This tended to make them slower and less dexterous than other humans, but this was compensated by greater fortitude and strength.[4] They had especially wide teeth.[4] Males usually weighed between 130 and 260 pounds (60–120 kg), and females were about 35 pounds (16 kg) lighter than that.[5]

Ulutiun males did not grow facial hair, and men and women had more fat under their skin than other humans and extra blood vessels in their extremities. These adaptive variations granted them a special resistance to living in the frigid weather of the polar regions.[4]

They wore thick clothing made from furs and hides.[3]

Ulutiuns were an adaptable people and lived close to nature.[6] They tended to be warm and friendly once one got to know them.[3]

Ulutiuns were divided into four sub-groupings. The Ice Hunters lived in the west, in the regions of the the Cold Run, the Ice Peak, and the Sea of Moving Ice. The Angulutiuns, Iulutiuns, and Nakulutiuns resided in the Great Glacier.[1]


The Ice Hunters spoke Uluik, and the Ulutiuns of the Great Glacier spoke Ulutiun.[7] Both were closely related languages.[8]


The Ice Hunters venerated various nature spirits and had a shamanistic form of religion.[1] Iulutiuns and Angulutiuns did not have a religion, but the Nakulutiuns worshiped Ulutiu.[2]


Since metal was rare on glaciers, Ulutiun warriors had inferior weapons and armor compared to the peoples of the Cold Lands to the south, yet they were known for being ferocious in battle with a unparalleled ability to survive their arctic climates. They favored spears. If forced to fight, they battled to the death.[3]


Ulutiuns were originally from the lands of Kara-Tur and migrated west to Faerûn over the ice over a thousand years before the Dalereckoning.[1]



  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 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 Reynolds, Forbeck, Jacobs, Boyd (March 2003). Races of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 109. ISBN 0-7869-2875-1.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Rick Swan (1992). The Great Glacier. (TSR, Inc), p. 48. ISBN 1-56076-324-8.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 John Terra (February 1996). Warriors and Priests of the Realms. (TSR, Inc), pp. 41–44. ISBN 0-7869-0368-6.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 Rick Swan (1992). The Great Glacier. (TSR, Inc), p. 20. ISBN 1-56076-324-8.
  5. Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 32. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
  6. Rick Swan (1992). The Great Glacier. (TSR, Inc), p. 19. ISBN 1-56076-324-8.
  7. Thomas M. Costa (1999). “Speaking in Tongues”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon Annual #4 (TSR, Inc), p. 26.
  8. Thomas M. Costa (1999). “Speaking in Tongues”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon Annual #4 (TSR, Inc), p. 28.


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