Races of Faerūn
An important note, about dwarve names! Although a dwarf might present himself by his name, and nothing more, knowing his full name is of great importance for sages. The full name of a dwarf could be compiled as follows (for more details, see Dwarves Deep):
The Shield Dwarves
The shield dwarves of Faerūn are primary found in Damara, Impiltur, the North, Silverymoon, Vaasa, the Vast, and the Western Heartlands. The table below shows that most dwarfs are found in the North (447,264 dwarves).
Table -- The Shield Dwarves of Faerūn
The Dwarves of Cormyr
Cormyr, with a population of 1,360,800, has less than 1% of dwarves inside its border. The major non-human groups are the half-elves (10%) and the elves (4%). Other non-human groups in Cormyr make c 1% of the population and would consist of dwarves, halflings, and half-orcs among others.
The Dwarves of the Dalelands
According to the Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting, there are c 6,000 dwarves in the region of the Dalelands (page 116 -- 141). Of these c 6,000 dwarves, c 330 lives in Battledale, c 1,400 lives in Daggerdale, and c 1,400 lives in Mistledale. This leaves c 2,870 dwarves distributed among Archendale, Cormanthor, Deepingdale, Featherdale, Harrowdale, High Dale, Scardale, Shadowdale, and Tasseldale.
The Dwarves of Daggerdale
There are today c 1,400 dwarves in Daggerdale today. When the first dwarves
settled down in the Dale is lost to history, but no to Oghma, the god of
Knowledge. Thus, this knowledge should be available for us DMs. But, nobody will
give us that information, so, we might need to give us that information ourself.
For more details, see the Dwarves of Daggerdale page.
The Dwarves of the Moonsea
According to the Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting, there are c 87,000 (87,264) dwarves in the region of the Moonsea (page 159 -- 165).
The table below has been compiled using figures from Races of Faerūn and The Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting.
Table -- Calishites by Region
1 The Border Kingdoms and Lapaliiya are part of the Lake of Steam.
2 I have no knowledge about Tharsult, more than the entry in Races of Faerūn.
3 For simplicity, the entries from the Border Kingdoms, Lapaliiya, and Tharsult are not part of the total.
Page last updated 2005-05-15.