Tomorrow I am running a pre-written Adventurers League module, Outlaws of the Iron Route, and it describes two people: one as a Talashan and one as a huge Calashite. I have worked out the Calishite was from Calimshan, but I can not work out where the Talashan come from. Where do I find this information?

  • \$\begingroup\$ I have read more and the person is later described as tashalan. \$\endgroup\$
    – WendyG
    Commented Oct 7, 2017 at 14:40

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Your best bet is older materials.

I would suggest the Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting from 3rd Edition. It's over three hundred pages of densely packed, tightly typeset information. It covers regions and countries in broad strokes, with paragraphs on individual cities. It spans a much larger area than any more recent material, and does a good job of it.

Obviously, the history has been updated quite a bit since then - the Spellplague in 4E made a mess of the Realms, though the Second Sundering brought much of it back for 5E. Some of the geography is different - your Tashalan1 is from Chult, which used be an island but is now attached to the mainland (again). That said, the basics of each nation are still similar, the traditions and culture of each country haven't drifted drastically.

1There's no such thing as a "Talashan", as far as I have seen. Many of the early DDEX modules suffered from a marked lack of proofreading. I strongly believe this is one of them.

  • \$\begingroup\$ The human description in the 5e PHB also has a short blurb of each nationality. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Oct 6, 2017 at 15:05
  • \$\begingroup\$ @TheVagrantDog But is woefully incomplete. SCAG adds a more equally brief descriptions, but still doesn't come close to the level of detail in FRCS for the cultures as a whole. \$\endgroup\$
    – T.J.L.
    Commented Oct 6, 2017 at 15:06
  • \$\begingroup\$ Granted, and I use the FRCS myself, but for those who only have access to the 5e rulebooks it may be helpful to point it or the Forgotten Realms wiki out. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Oct 6, 2017 at 15:08

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