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Character Region A character in the Forgotten Realms campaign is more than just a class and race. Your homeland determines in part you personality, your outlook, and what abilities you have. In game terms, character regions encourage you to take a class relevant to that region's culture, allow you to use special feats appropriate to your region[NOT Implemented on Myth Drannor,] and enable you to start out with some extra equipment based on the way people in that region live. [NOT Implemented on Myth Drannor.] Every character has the opportunity to choose a region during the character creation process. This is a character background thing, and not an actual in game item.

"Region" is a broad term. In most cases it refers to a political entity, like the wizard-ruled nation of Thay. It may also refer to a geographical area that lacks a central government or well-defined borders, such as the barbarian lands of Narfell. Finally, a region can be defined as a racial cultural identity, such as that of the gold dwarves or the half-orcs.

A character can have only one homeland, so you cannot get the regional benefits of both Amn and its neighboring nation, Tethyr. However, nonhuman characters are free to designate either their physical homeland or their racial culture as their character region, although they must be a member of a class listed for their race or homeland to select the corresponding regional feats and receive the bonus starting equipment. For example, Vartok the gold dwarf might be from the Smoking Mountains of Unther, but he can choose either gold dwarf or Unther as his native region, and he gains the benefits of the region of his choice if he selects a character class listing the region he chooses as a preferred region.

Character Regions lists all the regions available to Faerunian characters and describes automatic languages, bonus languages, regional feats, and bonus staring equipment available in each region. As regional feats and bonus starting equipment are not active on Myth Drannor, they will not be listed below.

Automatic Languages The languages automatically known by all characters from this region, [u]regardless[/u] of Intelligence score. Common, though not listed on the table, is always an automatic language unless Undercommon is listed as an automatic language.

Bonus Languages Characters of exceptional Intelligence (12 or higher) begin play with one bonus language per point of Intelligence bonus, which must be chosen from the list on the table (superseding the Player's Handbook.) In addition, the following languages are always available as bonus languages to the appropriate characters, regardless of race or region : Abyssal (clerics), Aquan (water genasi), Auran (air genasi), Celestial (clerics), Common, Draconic (wizards), Dwarven, Elven, Gnome, Goblin, Giant, Gnoll, Halfling, Ignan (fire genasi), Infernal (clerics), Orc, Sylvan (druids), Terran (earth genasi) and Undercommon. Druids also know Druidic in addition to their other languages.

In addition, characters can learn any language spoken in Faerun by spending skill points on the Speak Language Skill, regardless of whether the language appears on this list.

The following list will be Region, Automatic Languages, and Bonus Languages, in that order.

For example Region - Automatic Languages, Bonus Languages

Aglarond - Aglarondan - Chessentan, Damaran, Draconic, Elven, Mulhorandi, Orc, Sylvan

Amn - Chondathan - Alzhedo, Elven, Giant, Goblin, Illuskan, Nexalan, Shaaran

Anauroch - Midani (or Netherese (shade only)) - Chondathan, Damaran, Draconic, Gnoll, Netherese, Orc

Calimshan - Alzhedo - Auran, Chondathan, Chultan, Draconic, Ignan, Shaaran, Tashalan

Chessenta - Chessentan - Aglarondan, Chondathan, Draconic, Mulhorandi, Turmic, Untheric

Chondalwood - Shaaran - Chessentan, Chondathan, Elven, Halfling, Gnoll, Shaaran, Sylvan, Untheric

Chult - Chultan - Alzhedo, Draconic, Dwarven, Goblin, Shaaran, Sylvan, Tashalan

Cormyr - Chondathan - Elven, Damaran, Gnome, Goblin, Halfling, Orc, Turmic

Dalelands - Chondathan - Elven, Damaran, Giant, Gnome, Orc, Sylvan

Damara - Damaran - Chondathan, Dwarven, Giant, Goblin, Orc, Uluik

Dragon Coast - Chondathan - Aglarondan, Chessentan, Damaran, Goblin, Halfling, Orc, Turmic

Dwarf, gold - Dwarven - Giant, Gnome, Goblin, Shaaran, Terran, Untheric

Dwarf, gray - Dwarven and Undercommon - Common, Draconic, Giant, Goblin, Orc, Terran

Dwarf, shield - Dwarven - Chondathan, Draconic, Giant, Goblin, Illuskan, and Orc

Elf, drow - Elvish and Undercommon - Abyssal, Common, Draconic, Drow Sign, Goblin, Illuskan [i] On Myth Drannor, 'Elvish' has been changed to 'Drow', which is a different style of Elvish[/i]

Elf, moon - Elvish - Auran, Chondathan, Gnoll, Gnome, Halfling, Illuskan, Sylvan

Elf, sun - Elvish - Auran, Celestial, Chondathan, Gnome, Halfling, Illuskan, Sylvan

Elf, wild - Elvish - Gnoll, Illuskan, Orc, Sylvan, Tashalan

Elf, wood - Elvish - Chondathan, Draconic, Gnoll, Gnome, Goblin, Sylvan

Evermeet - Elvish - Aquan, Auran, Celestial, Chondathan, Illuskan, Sylvan

Gnome, deep - Gnome and Undercommon - Common, Draconic, Dwarven, Elven, Illuskan, Terran

Gnome, rock - Gnome - Chondathan, Draconic, Dwarven, Goblin, Illuskan, Sylvan, Terran

Great Dale - Damaran - Giant, Goblin, Rashemi, Mulhorandi

Half-elf - Elvish and home region - Any (except secret languages)

Half-orc - Orc and home region - Damaran, Giant, Gnoll, Goblin, Illuskan, Undercommon

Halfling, ghostwise - Halfling - Chondathan, Elven, Gnoll, Shaaran, Sylvan

Halfling, lightfoot - Halfling - Chessentan, Chondathan, Damaran, Dwarven, Elven, Illuskan, Goblin

Halfling, strongheart - Halfling - Dwarven, Gnoll, Goblin, Halruaan, Shaaran

Halruaa - Halruaan - Dambrathan, Elven, Goblin, Halfling, Shaaran, Tashalan

High Forest - Chondathan - Elven, Gnoll, Goblin, Halfling, Illuskan, Sylvan

Hordelands - Tuigan - Damaran, Goblin, Mulhorandi, Rashemi, Shou

Human - Home Region - Any (except secret ones)

Impiltur - Damaran - Aglarondan, Chessentan, Chondathan, Dwarven, Giant, Goblin, Mulhorandi, Turmic

Lake of Steam - Shaaran - Alzhedo, Chondathan, Dwarven, Goblin, Tashalan

Lantan - Lantanese - Alzhedo, Chondathan, Dwarven, Gnome, Ignan, Illuskan, Shaaran

Luiren - Halfling and Shaaran - Dwarven, Gnoll, Goblin, Halruaan, Shaaran, Untheric

Moonsea - Damaran - Chondathan, Chessentan, Draconic, Giant, Goblin, Midani, Orc

Moonshae Isles - Illuskan - Aquan, Chondathan, Elven, Giant, Orc, Sylvan

Mulhorand - Mulhorandi - Aglarondan, Chessentan, Draconic, Durpari, Goblin, Tuigan, Untheric

Narfell - Damaran - Goblin, Orc, Rashemi, Tuigan, Uluik

Nelanther Isles - Chondathan - Alzhedo, Goblin, Illuskan, Lantanese, Orc, Shaaran

The North - Chondathan and Illuskan - Dwarven, Elven, Giant, Goblin, Midani, Orc

Orc - Orc - Damaran, Giant, Gnoll, Goblin, Illuskan, Undercommon

Rashemen - Rashemi - Aglarondan, Damaran, Goblin, Mulhorandi, Tuigan

Sembia - Chondathan - Chessentan, Damaran, Gnome, Halfling, Mulhorandi, Shaaran, Turmic

The Shaar - Shaaran - Alzhedo, Dambrathan, Durpari, Dwarven, Gnoll, Halruaan, Mulhorandi, Tashalan, Untheric

Silverymoon - Chondathan and Illuskan - Dwarven, Elven, Giant, Illuskan, Midani, Orc, Sylvan

Tashalar - Tashalan - Alzhedo, Chultan, Draconic, Illuskan, Orc, Shaaran, Sylvan

Tethyr - Chondathan - Elven, Goblin, Illuskan, Lantanese, Shaaran, Sylvan

Thay - Mulhorandi - Chessentan, Damaran, Infernal, Rashemi, Tuigan, Untheric

Thesk - Damaran - Aglarondan, Chondathan, Giant, Gnoll, Mulhorandi, Rashemi, Tuigan, Turmic, Shou

Unther - Untheric - Chessentan, Draconic, Mulhorandi, Orc, Shaaran

Vaasa - Damaran - Abyssal, Giant, Goblin, Orc, Uluik

The Vast - Damaran - Aglarondan, Chondathan, Dwarven, Giant, Goblin, Mulhorandi, Orc, Rashemi, Tuigan, Turmic, Shou

Vilhon Reach - Chondathan, Shaaran**, Turmic** - Chessentan, Damaran, Draconic, Elven, Goblin, Shaaran, and Turmic Shaaran in Sespech only; Turmic in Turmish only

Waterdeep - Chondathan - Dwarven, Elven, Giant, Goblin, Illuskan, Orc

Western Heartlands - Chondathan - Elven, Giant, Goblin, Illuskan, Midani, Orc

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