|Races||Humans, dwarves, elves, lizardfolk|
Through its many port cities, the Vilhon Reach is established as an essential trade center between the cities of the southern bodies of water, the Lake of Steam and the Shining Sea, and the many kingdoms and city-states around the inner sea of the continent, the Sea of Fallen Stars.
Hlondeth is an independent city-state at the end of the Vilhon Reach which controls a region of mountainous territory to the southwest of Turmish. The city has long had an association with serpents, and is ruled by the Extaminos family, with mixed blood that is not quite human.
The Shining Plains
Turmish is a republic with the capital of Alaghôn, and is located in the north of the Vilhon Reach. The around 1,700,000 inhabitants are mainly humans, but dwarves are common as well, alongside minorities of halflings, elves, gnomes, half-elves and half-orcs.
Turmish is modeled after medieval Turkey.
Trenton Webb of the British RPG magazine Arcane, in his review of the book The Vilhon Reach, expected a book on this region to be dull: "It's too civilised, too central and too focused on trade to be any fun. Yet this latest Forgotten Realms campaign expansion takes tedious trading towns and develops them into a network of delightfully jealous city states teetering on the brink of war." Webb notes that the region "has a distinct Eastern European flavour with established nations rubbing shoulders uncomfortably with newly-formed city states. Only mercenary armies and unreliable alliances hold the peace.".
- Webb, Trenton (September 1996). "Games Reviews". Arcane (Future Publishing) (10): 71.
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