The Refugees of Pax Tharkas was a group of about eight hundred men, women and children who were former slaves of the Red Dragonarmy from their campaign in Abanasinia. They were released from captivity by the Companions and fled deep into the Kharolis Mountains where they found a brief respite within a valley. While in the valley, three factions formed. Elistan’s faction wanted to continue on towards Tarsis to look for passage to Solamnia. Hederick’s faction wanted to stay in the valley and begin rebuilding their lives. The other faction, the Plainsmen, wanted to leave and return to the plains where they have lives since the Cataclysm.
Many meetings and arguments were held to decide the fate of their people. Most ended with nothing being decided.
After being threatened by the Red Dragonarmy, they decided to leave the valley and travel to the Dwarven Kingdom of Thorbardin to stay during the winter months before planning to continue on to Tarsis.
- Dragons of the Dwarven Depths (PB) p. 10-11, 21-24, 43, 53, 236-243, 310-312, 365-366, 578