History of the Ulgarth is a book about the country of Ulgardt. It mentions on how the country started and developed. This item appears in Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate Ehanced Edition and Baldur's Gate 2, Shadows of Amn. In the first game, it can only be found in bookshelves or other containers across the Sword Coast.
|“|| History of the Ulgarth:
Ulgarth was settled by the great empire of Raurin, in the heigth of its power. When the empire was destroyed, it endured centuries of of barbarism. Warchiefs united the country several times during this period. They fought many skirmishes with other barbarians, particulary those in Dunpar and Var the Golden. In 202 DR, the barbarian tribes were nearly wiped out by the forces Mulhorand.
In 348 DR a group of outlaws, fleeing the justice of the priest-kings of Molhurand came to Ulgardt. There they found a fertile, almost unoccupied land. They settled down, and began raising children and crops. This new society grew gradually in power, while its neighbors grew apace. But while Durpar grew as a result of its commerce and philosophy of balance, Ulgardt concentrated on agrarian pursuits.
|“|| The Ulgarthians developed a highly structured caste system of lords and peasants. 1002 DR, the centuries long skirmishes between Durpar and Ulgradt came to an end, as the two countries finally reached a balance of power. There were too many centuries of warfare between the countries for them to completely trust each other. With their mutual border well defended on both sides, both countries have given up the idea of conquering the other.
Trade between Ulgardt and the Shining Lands has become a vital factor to both nations. Ulgardt produced many of the items that Durparians trade throughout the world. In return, Durpar trades many exotic items to Ulgardt. Of course, the Durparian merchants usually get the better of any trade. The current king, Drasna the Fortunate, had continued the predeccesor's policy of non-agression with the Durparians.