Remnants of Thassilon
A civilized people blessed with culture, art, and magic. The Chelish make up the majority of the population in cities in towns, most of which are concentrated in the south of Varisia.
The Chelaxians originally came to Varisia as invaders as part of the demon-worshiping empire of Cheliax. The empire was much stronger when Varisia was settled, allowing them to claim victory over the fierce native Shoanti tribes who lived there at the time. Since then, Cheliax has weakened and severed ties with their foreign holdings.
Magnimar and Korvosa, the two large Chelish city-states, now control their own respective sides of the southern coast. Disputes abound over which city-state is the rightful ruler of the Chelish holdings, disputes which will likely not be resolved peacefully.