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In the fictional world of Forgotten Realms, Anchorome is the equivalent of North America, and as such could be translated as real-world's Vinland from the vikings. It is almost unexplored and is at the North of Maztica. Its best-known inhabitants are the Azuposi (a Pueblo-like people), as well as the defunct Esh Alakarans and the xenophobic Poscadar elves (Native American-style shamanic elves. They are so xenophobic they did not even speak with the ambassador from Evermeet — this may have been inspired by the Skræling). There is also a sahuagin realm called Itzcali located in the sea nearby.
Long ago, Balduran, a sea captain who was the founder of Baldur's Gate, sailed to Anchorome and returned with a great wealth that was used to build the wall around the fledgling Baldur's Gate. It was revealed in the original Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast expansion that Balduran returned to Anchorome and retrieved a second hoard of treasure from the Native kingdoms. Unfortunately, when he attempted to take on a number of locals to replenish his crew he discovered they were infected with lycanthropy. The resulting battle shipwrecked Balduran on an island, which was later discovered by a Merchant Guild from Baldur's Gate and subsequently by the player who is sent to confirm the finding, where both the original crews' and the natives from Anchorome's descendants were locked in a bloody lycanthrope feud. The fate of Balduran himself was never clearly revealed.
After the discovery of Maztica by the mercenary captain Cordell, mercenaries from the Flaming Fist were sent to Anchorome. They built a keep, Fort Flame, in the shores of Balduran's bay (which is actually far below Balduran's resting place) but other than this it had been a complete disaster.
It is speculated that it is the land where the Creator Races known as the Aearee retreated a long time ago. It is rumored that several tribes of thri-kreen make their home in Anchorome's western regions.
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- Gold and Glory (zip)