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Calishite are an ethnic group of humans featured in the Forgotten Realms series.
Calishites were descendants of the slaves of the genies who ruled great empires south of the Marching Mountains. These ancestors were not native to the continent of Faerûn. After the djinni Calim's power dwindled, the Calishites were able to free themselves of the genies' yoke and founded the nation of Coramshan in 606 DR. Since this time the Calishite race has expanded and migrated to the various regions. They migrated to the Border Kingdoms, the cities of the Lake of Steam, the Nelanter Isles and Calimshan. Calishites could also be found in the nations of Amn and Tethyr. In small numbers, they could also be found in Lapaliiya and the Shaar.
Calishites usually had dusky brown skin, brown hair and brown eyes. They were also on average a little shorter and of slighter build than most humans of other ethnicities.
The pervading Calishite view was that they were the rightful rulers of all the land south and west of the Sea of Fallen Stars. They had a tendency to look on the northern cultures as being short-lived barbarian cultures barely worthy of notice. This, however, did not prevent them from trading with these nations.
Trivia & NotesEdit
- The term "Calimite" was a deeply insulting name for the Calishite.