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AJA
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Boon Hurllaboon
Proprietor of The Whip And The Wand, a Castle Ward festhall (west-side Warrior's Way, north of Palfrey Lane) popular with young "small-spells" magelings and the apprentices of the Watchful Order. Pleasant, round-faced, buxom (not the form or face he was born with, but the one he feels most comfortable with, and spent much gold on enchantments to achieve). Quite proud of the Wand's extensive array of scented oils offered for both bath and massage.

Brand Wolfshand (LN HM F2/T3)
A member of the Men of the Black Hammer Banner, one of the city's itinerant "blade fellowships." A big, hard man, with a grave manner and eyebrows that meet between his eyes. Currently recovering from wounds suffered in a skirmish with Zhentilar armsmen in the High Nairae pass of the Nether Mountains.

Brasshide (NE DM T/Exp)
Neither his real name nor surname. Dwarven lock-maker and trapsmith. Specializes in a variety of clever multi-key locks and small spring-loaded blade traps. Has a small shop in South Ward, on Coachlamp Lane.

The Brightbolds (The Company of the Bright Sun and the Bold Moon and All the Unfettered Winds of the North)
"All manner of amazements for those fond of curious entertainments, for those who do not suffer from fear of the fantastical and are not afraid of strange beast nor man." Travelling entertainers and performance artists, well-known in the more civilized regions of the North and even up into the Savage Frontier around Silverymoon.
        Attractions include Aldred of Tuern, with his quartet of performing seals; Faeragus the Headless Man (self-decapitation, followed by comedic keep-away routine with his two hin attendants); Osklur and Grizzlemaw (owlbear wrestling); Hezmereldra and her "Tressym Theater"; Cabinet of Curiosities (a variety of strange orcish idols and eerie Abyssal knick-knacks); shadowbox and puppet-theaters; and booths for darts, hammer and ring-toss, arm-wrestling, stone-sledge, cup-and-ball and various other games of chance. Presided over by Thelandru "The Master of Merry Disports" (fat, fork-bearded, usually laughing; supplements his own vanishing hair with longer, vividly-dyed locks made from horse-tail).

Buldath of the Coppers
A reputed smuggler and notorious Dock Ward ne'er-do-well. Lieutenant of the Xanathar thieves guild (in charge of running the beholder's southern Dock Ward interests) and leader of the Cod Lane Coppers, a Dock Ward fellowship of cutpurses and alleyblades. He was killed by his fellow thieves in Hammer of 1372DR after having been captured and interrogated by the Watch.


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Boondor Evenmist (NG HM [Illuskan] B10) [ Source: "New Olamn Bard College," Elaine Cunningham, Dragon Magazine #335, p.28. Name/Stats/Description given ]

Branthos Husteem [ Source: A 09/21/05 posting to the Candlekeep.com message boards by Ed Greenwood. Name/Description given ]


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Faeragus the Headless Man (self-decapitation, followed by comedic keep-away routine with his two hin attendants);


Okay, you can't just toss something like this out without some sort of explanation!

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Faeragus the Headless Man (self-decapitation, followed by comedic keep-away routine with his two hin attendants);


Okay, you can't just toss something like this out without some sort of explanation!



Sentient Helmed Horror with a sense of humor? Maybe a westerner that was converted by a pennaggolan from Kara-Tur

Alavairthae, may your skill prevail

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Wooly, explaining it would ruin the whole experience. "The secret impresses no one. The trick you use it for is everything." (did you not see The Prestige? )

Sleyvas, tell your penanggalan, don't forget a scarf! (the naked trailing innards tend to seriously gross the audience out )


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Elegul Another (CG HM P9 of Tymora)
The Elder Fortune of the Goddess. Elegul is quick to laugh, his attitude quite spritelike, and even reckless. He enjoys many a joke (and a dare, even more), holds no grudges, nor does he work to single-minded aims. He is a true servant of Tymora, and shuns both money and material possessions ("To rely on the magic of items is to turn from embracing the Luck of the Lady, and coins are better spent by the church than by oneself"). Currently the mentor of the adventuring priest Jorynn Halstaff. [ Source: Ruins of Undermountain - Campaign Guide to Undermountain, p.105. Name/Description/Stats given. Additional detail by me. ]

Elek Ilstryn
A suspected sneak-thief and confidance man, thrice convicted in Lord's Court of false dealings. Killed in the Thirsty Sailor tavern, along with his companion Laenar Osprail, by the mage Kordeerlar "Krakenhand."

Elenia Ambelra
[½ef, b.1121/d.1178]. Born to a daughter of House Harpshield and a noble of the former moon elven realm of Ardeep (House Andrilûnae Banners-of-High-Battle). Married Hormuk Moonstar in 1162DR. Brought with her a dowry of The Cinnamon-Stone of Esgaldra (variously rumored to be elven kiira or powerful crystal ball or perhaps sentient king's tear). Died to a necklace of strangulation in 1178DR. Two children - Elendan and Drameira.

Elhfendara (N were-tigerF T8/Sor12)
(El-FENN-darra[dar as in 'dark']) Leader of The Seven In Silver, a company of were-tigress adventurers active in the southern Realms. Her only (known) visit to Waterdeep was a noteworthy one, occurring in conjunction with an intensive manhunt for the wayward Crown Princess of Cormyr. Elhfendara was mistaken for the young Alusair Obarskyr by a deep-in-their-cups gathering of Cormyrean caravan guards at the Munificent Bells. The resulting spell-and-sword battle destroyed the multi-story Castle Ward festhall and was immortalized in song as The Night of Furried Fury by the bard Ammathan Var.

Ellandra of the Shrouds (N HF Nec13)
The Starseer's Second, The Maker of Flesh. A short, pale woman. Thin yellow hair, hazel eyes highlited by long gold lashes. Wears her nails unusually long, favors long-sleeved robes cut in the exotic southern style of Calimshan (dyed in mourning colors, hence her primary appellation). Conceals her heavily fire-burned and scarred face under magical graft flesh spells. Carries herself with the hauteur of a true aristocrat. Ellandra is an accomplished chiurgen and bone-mender, but she only practices these skills on the living to show off or to endear herself to potential allies. Her husband, a famous sea captain and privateer, died off the Nelanther Isles more than five years ago. His body was never recovered, and Ellandra now labors exhaustively at her research, secretly trying to find a way to bring her husband back from the dead. In her grief and single-minded obsession, she has allowed herself to come under the sway of the Mystran Magister Meleghost (who values her for her discoveries in the Dark Art), and her close friend and erstwhile confidante Yolavhra (who feeds off of her pain and despair). Despite her quirks and mood swings, Ellandra is more sad and tragic than cold-heartedly evil. If she were to discover how her mentor and her companion are using her, she would become furious and seek to destroy them both. [ Source: DMGR7 The Complete Book of Necromancers, p.117. Name/Description/Stats given. Additional detail by me. ]


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Elgoeror Indethym [ Source: "The New Adventures of Volo: The House of Stone," Ed Greenwood, Dragon Magazine # 273, p.76. Name/Description given ]


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The Five Books of Herbs and Meats and Cookery Morathin Belmonder Bought For 6,500 Gold Pieces
At a Watchful Order auction, Midsummer 1366DR
(outbidding Duhlark Kolat, Randulaith of Mirabar, Bhellabbas Marshaum [factor of House Ilvastarr], and a factor for an unidentified client, widely believed to be of House Raventree)

* Belzle's Green Book of Growing Things (1240DR, Belzle the Bent, Blackened Oak of Silvanus, Tender of the House of Peat and Pine)
* Eye of Newt, Ink of Kraken: The Poor Mages' Guide to Turning Components into Cookery (1350DR, Adarra of Silverymoon)
* Flaying the Flameroarer: Preparing the Residue of the Remorhaz, Either Fresh, Dried, Or Variously Preserved in Oil, Vinegar or Brine; Also Notes on Various and Divers Magical Properties and Points of Sale to Purveyors of the Art (976DR, Mannrandur White-Eye)
* Fresh From the Sword: A Guide to the Preparing and Eating of Monsters and Mage-Creatures (1104DR, Delmauna Loaristar, First Sword of The Bright Bloody Dragons)
* Hammil's Methods of Preparing and Cooking Those Esculent Funguses Commonly Known as Shrieker, Myconid and Ascomoid; Their Uses, Nutritious Properties, Modes of Cooking and Preserving, Etc. (1310DR, Hammil of Procampur)


The Five Books The Goodwife Belmonder Would Have Rather He Bought Instead

* And Seven Stewpots Shall Be Thier Graves: A Terrible True Tell-All of the Mad Merchant House of Zoar, As Related By the Spell-Sworn Former Master of Kitchens (1275DR, Immrult Roeldor)
* As Deep-Bellied As My Stewpot: A Hearthmaster's Adventures in Cookery, Carousing and Beast-Culting (1280DR, Barrelas the Brandied)
* As I Set My Kettle to Boil: Recollections of a Hin Far From Home (1300DR, Brandobar "the Singing Trail-Master" Greatbriar)
* The Candied Cockatrice of Horrad's Hall: or, Minthaster "The Cookery Cavalier" Rides Forth Again (1361DR, Lamuth Rolkin)
* Table-Coursing and Tongue-Fencing: A Nobles' Look at the Gilded Galas of Waterdeep, As Told By One Who Knows (1364DR, "Murtipple the Bold" – commonly believed to be pen name for Suldermoon "The Moonlight Imbiber")


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Wooly, explaining it would ruin the whole experience. "The secret impresses no one. The trick you use it for is everything." (did you not see The Prestige? )

Sleyvas, tell your penanggalan, don't forget a scarf! (the naked trailing innards tend to seriously gross the audience out )



Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. I picture any pennaggolan (which I find it interesting, different editions different spellings) that "reveals" themselves in a show as possibly having a "really small" bag of holding that it ties at the base of its neck. Now, some might say "that won't work, you're either all in or you're not", but hey, its a game. I picture it also increasing its armor class simply by making it smaller (say size diminutive), but it would lose its entrail attacks. Such a creature would be more concerned with using its domination abilities than clubbing people with their entrails.




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Suldaphar Dren
Proprietor of the Satyr Run Red, a tavern in Sea Ward that burned under mysterious circumstances (since rebuilt and reopened as the Three Maiden's Laughter). Has three daughters, Entha, Durleene, and Jelith, who serve as tapmaidens and serving wenches.

Suldermoon "The Moonlight Imbiber"
Masked and mysterious food-courser. Flashing eyes, great baritone laugh, blue-dyed, spade-shaped beard. Great jowls and greater belly. An infamous flatterer (but not lover) of the ladies. Writes a fawning, flowery column for The New Waterdhavian broadsheet, breathlessly detailing the exotics and delicacies served up at the tables of Waterdeep's rising "new monies." Maintains a great mutual rivalry with fellow gossip-gourmand Quellakh, "The Sage of Sharp-Flavors."

Sullaraloun the Most Magnificent (N HM Illu)
A Sea Ward hire-spell, courtier, and connoisseur of all luxuries. As pompous and overbearing as his (self-given) epithet suggests. His specialty in the Art consists of elaborate linked series of illusions designed to awe the senses (audio and olfactory, as well as sight and touch), often in conjunction with musical and culinary delights. In high demand among the wealthier and more jaded elements of noble society.

Sulgreive "One-Eyed" (LN HM)
Captain of the Grey Gull, a caravel of the Dezlentyr fleet. Short and swarthy. Black hair touched with grey at the temples. Wears an embossed leather eyepatch and several golden rings in each ear. Bears numerous tattoos on his hands and forearms, of stars and birds and stylized waves. Married to Hendelara (LG HF), a quiet, good-hearted woman of Turami descent.

Sulphon
A noted wisebeard (sage) of Waterdeep. His last two tomes, one on cryohydras and the other a treatise on the mating habits of remorhaz, were well-recieved by the learned community of the North, and led to Sulphon being awarded the Golden Quill, a high honor from the Vault of Sages in Silverymoon. He can be contacted at his domicile, the third door on Gothal Street off Calamastyr Lane. [ Source: "The Ecology of the Basilisk," Ed Greenwood, Dragon Magazine #81, p.27. Name/Occupation given. Additional detail by me. ]


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Bhellabbas Marshaum
A factor (trade agent) of House Ilvastarr. Short-legged, portly. Dark-complexioned. Wears a variety of golden, fancifully-curled wigs. Small, intense black eyes. Hates to lose or be bested at a deal. Handles much of Ilvastarr dealings in the buying and selling of magical and esoteric items. Well-known at noble revels and Watchful Order auctions alike. Full of flowery, fawning speeches and insincere laughter. A man of absurdly florid descriptions; everything is "exquisitely sensational," "most excellent," "devilishly delighful," "utterly magnificent," or "superior to even the gods."

Bilraen "Madwands"
An operative of the Rundeen mercantile cabal. A tall man with a brown beard and a slight stoop. Dramatic, self-absorbed, tempermental. Sadistic sense of humor.

Bittershanks (CN HM T)
Tethyrian cutpurse. Short, thin, nervous. Bristly blonde hair, squinted green eyes. Pauses in odd and random moments, mid-sentence. Forms a rather dangerous back-street duo with the Dock Ward thug (and occasional agent of the Mystran priest Meleghost) Ahaervus the Scarred.

Bjorloomn of the Thunders
A chieftan of the Sky Pony Uthgardt tribe. Believed to have been buried in the Redfields, the cleared area east of the city plateau where many of the Trollwar dead were interred in mass graves. His mount (also his lover), the were-pegasus Annathlué "Battle-Blooded," survived the war and was later the forebear of the ranger Selûndrae and the highcoin girl Belûndrae Brost.

Blakadiou Crommor (CN HM Aris/B)
Black Cad. Heir to noble House Crommor. Has an exceedingly deep and clear singing voice. Angered by the smallest slight or percieved offense, and well-known to the magisters as an avid partaker in unsanctioned "honor duels." A frequent sight in the tankard houses of the Upper Wards, accompanied by the Ale-Hounds, a mixed group of sycophants, aspiring bardlings, duelists and other would-be bravos. [ Source: Who's Who in Waterdeep, p.12. Name (as Kadiou Crommor) given. Additional detail by me. ]


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The Black Hand [ Source: A 05/23/10 posting to the Candlekeep.com message boards by The Hooded One. Name/Description given ]

Blayvur Turnwindlass [ Source: Ed Greenwood's Spin-a-Yarn 2009: Night of the Dread Pudding. Name/Occupation given ]

The Blazing Pasha [ Source: Realms By Night, Part One: The Veiled Lady Of Sail Street <archive.wizards.com/forgottenrealms/DnD_RBN_001.asp>. Name/Description given ]

The Blue Unicorn [ Source: A 10/31/09 posting to the Candlekeep.com message boards by The Hooded One. Name/Description given ]


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Bjorloomn of the Thunders
A chieftan of the Sky Pony Uthgardt tribe. Believed to have been buried in the Redfields, the cleared area east of the city plateau where many of the Trollwar dead were interred in mass graves. His mount (also his lover), the were-pegasus Annathlué "Battle-Blooded," survived the war and was later the forebear of the ranger Selûndrae and the highcoin girl Belûndrae Brost.





The were-pegasus Annathlué "Battle-Blooded" was said to have contracted her "lyncanthropy" during an encounter in the Star Mounts of the High Forest when she came upon a small herd of Pegasi and their several foals that were being entrapped by hobgoblin warriors. They had been forced into a mountain cavern and were being prepared for being transferred to cages for transport. Annathlué used her wiles to trick the hobgoblins into traps of her own and freed the pegasi. Upon being set free, it was said that one of the pegasi mare's eye suddenly turned a cerulean blue and a twisted ethereal horn appeared upon her head. When this horn touched Annathlué she was suddenly transformed into a pegasi and given a vision of Bjorloomn of the Thunders, Chieftain of the Sky Pony tribe. It is thought that this was a manifestation of Lurue presenting through the pegasi as a conduit for her power.

Rumors that Bjorloomn freed Annathlué from the form of a pegasi with a kiss have been spread down through the years. Amongst the Sky Pony shamans, stories of the two are the stuff of myths to be told to star crossed young females. Its believed that Annathlué became a druidess of Lurue, and after Bjorloomn died, she returned to the star mounts to live amongst the pegasi and asperii. Occasionally young warriors of the tribe (both male and female) are said to make a spirit journey to the star mounts and seek a mate, for its also said that Annathlué had children amongst the pegasi who possessed the ability to transform into human form.

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Rumors that Bjorloomn freed Annathlué from the form of a pegasi with a kiss have been spread down through the years. Amongst the Sky Pony shamans, stories of the two are the stuff of myths to be told to star crossed young females.

Can't say I envisioned Bjorloom as a Disney 'kiss-the-princess' casting . I bet that does good business with the romance chapbook-sellers in Waterdeep and Silverymoon, though ("The mighty Uth warrior Bjorloom of the Thunders has never met the obstacle he couldn't overcome – or the woman who could resist him. And it's not going to happen now, not with his star shining more brightly than ever and chieftanship of the clan within his grasp. But things aren't always what they seem. And even stars sometimes fall....in love.") Read it now, only two copper a copy!

Also, now you have to explain how he gained his "of the Thunders" epithet.


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Quellakh "The Sage of Sharp-Flavors"
(QUELL-ack) Noted connoisseur and acerbic critic of fine food and drink. Currently enjoying a bit of noteriety among the nobility, and has gained access to their feasts and fêtes as a result. Writes for The Sword of the City broadsheet. Maintains a great mutual rivalry with fellow gossip-gourmand Suldermoon "The Moonlight Imbiber."

Quelvarhn Gullwink (CN GM Illu3/P2 of Baravar Cloakshadow)
(QUELL-varn) The Inciter-of-Dwarves. Craggy-faced, short and square with thinning red hair. Humorous, vain. Full of insults, limericks, and nervous energy. Has two apprentices, the gnomes Barabar (CG GM T1/Illu1) and Wellswode (N GM Illu1). Friends with the gnomes Havershont and Gnossos Valmar.

The Quiet Hands
A trio of independent "factors" (hire-hands) for highcoin and noble clients (Castle Ward, third floor offices at the sign of the pursed lips, Lamp Street. "Guaranteed to fortify, corroborate, and console.") The Hands provide a variety of services – some legal, some not-so-much – couched in the vaguest of terms ("Skeleton removals. Every respectable family has one – sometimes two! Hidden in closets, locked in cupboards, carefully stowed in bureau drawers with lavender and fine Sembian lace. An end to whispers and grandfather's shame. Discrete and reliable!"). The trio consists of the hedge-mage Jebbo Knockspell (sharp-tongued, fussy and flamboyant), the Luskar swordsman Ambran Sulacar (ruddy-faced and overweight, mainly due to too much drinking), and Joylûnna, daughter of the deceased courtesan Joyliira (swift, efficient, fearless. Long, ash-blonde hair and wears an abundance of rings and bracelets), who handles much of the client interactions and has quietly become head of the operation.

The Quiet Shadows
Local thieving fellowship. Recently founded, seem to concentrate on Castle Ward storefronts and merchant domiciles. Take their name from the line in the play The Tradesman's Delight, "Shadows lie quiet, when thieves make merry."

Qurulghest One-Eye (CN ½OM War4)
(QUARREL-guest) Leader of the Goblin-Growlers, a Dock Ward street gang of minor importance. The Growlers recently ran afoul of a trio of Harper operatives and lost several of their number as a result.


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Rumors that Bjorloomn freed Annathlué from the form of a pegasi with a kiss have been spread down through the years. Amongst the Sky Pony shamans, stories of the two are the stuff of myths to be told to star crossed young females.

Can't say I envisioned Bjorloom as a Disney 'kiss-the-princess' casting . I bet that does good business with the romance chapbook-sellers in Waterdeep and Silverymoon, though ("The mighty Uth warrior Bjorloom of the Thunders has never met the obstacle he couldn't overcome – or the woman who could resist him. And it's not going to happen now, not with his star shining more brightly than ever and chieftanship of the clan within his grasp. But things aren't always what they seem. And even stars sometimes fall....in love.") Read it now, only two copper a copy!

Also, now you have to explain how he gained his "of the Thunders" epithet.





Yeah, doesn't HAVE to be true, but if Annathlué is a favored of Lurue as I'm kind of hinting, then she "feels" a little focused towards love. However, it might be better to spin this story a little differently than the Disney concept. For instance, maybe Bjorloomn KNEW Annathlué to be a were-pegasi already. Maybe even he was already in love with her. Maybe some priest of Malar captured her and placed a spell upon her entrapping her in pegasi form, and in that form she cannot use her spellcasting at present. Maybe he had intended some nefarious purpose for her, such as hunting down the rest of the pegasi in the star mounts, using her as bait. But then Lurue appears to Bjorloomn and grants him the ability to free her from her curse with a kiss powered by love. Given the Uthgardt distrust of magic, the idea that this "evil controlling magic" is being destroyed by a kiss seems like a good story for them. Without this gift of Lurue, they might have been forced to kill Annathlué to free her, and thus have to kill a being who is the symbol of their tribe (a "sky pony"). Hmmm, in fact, it might be interesting if they actually receive this power not from Lurue, but maybe Uthgar himself, at their ancestral mound, when they go there seeking help to free Annathlué.

Oh, and on the concept of Sky Pony barbarians looking for mates amongst the pegasi of the star mounts, perhaps these were-pegasi are VERY barbaric, having grown up in the wilds. So, they see this infusion of new blood as "getting back to their roots". Perhaps these children are more likely to possess shamanic/druidic powers as well.


As to where Bjorloomn got the epithet "of the Thunders", well that's yet another story of these two. It seems that Bjorloomn and Annathlue' had to defend the Elk tribe from a powerful vampiric elder wyrm white dragon who was a blackguard devoted to Auril. They prayed to Tempus for his aid, and a vision of a golden-haired barbarian woman in red leather armor with horn studs, a rune engraved sword made of a carven moose antler, and carrying a shield made of entwined deer antlers appeared. The woman was mounted astride a great red-furred caribou with an enormous rack of antlers. The woman, who called herself "Sifya the War Mother", but whom northern scholars interpret as a manifestation of the red knight, told Bjorloomn and Annathlué that they would need to find a temple of Talos that had been desecrated and retrieve the "Echo of Thunder". This sent the pair on a quest alongside the barbarian chieftain of the Elk Tribe and his daughter, a paladin-mage of Valkur from Ruathym, a paladin of Tyr from Elturel and the priest of Helm who worked at his side, a arctic dwarven druidess of Ulutiu/Pindalpau-pau from the great glacier and her future dwarven warrior husband from Sundabar, and a half-gold elven mage-priest of Lathander raised by his mother in the High Forest whose father had been of the Sky Pony tribe. This quest led them across the ocean to the west to a fabled land known as Anchorome to find a temple of a one-eyed sky god known as "Thoros", wherein they found the "Echo of Thunder", which was a powerful greataxe with an axe head on one side and a hammer head on the other. Though the weapon was heavy, it could be hurled as a throwing axe and would return to its master, releasing lightning and evoking thunder upon slamming into its target. Exactly what happened on this quest varies by the teller, but it is said that the follower of Valkur retrieved the "Echo of Thunder" soon after grafting the arm of a runic guardian golem upon his left shoulder. It is said that all the quest followers were "touched by Thunder" in one form or another. This manifested itself in the form of great runic tattoos appearing on their bodies of ravens, wolves, bears, or rams. Bjorloomn himself was said to have tattoos of rams appearing on his forearms, and it was said that after this he possessed the ability to release a force not unlike a "ring of the ram" infused with lightning effects as well. He also took to wearing a helm with twisting rams horns mounted upon them for the rest of his days.

Of the vampiric white dragon, it is said that the group were able to send it back into the northern realm of Hoarfaern, and that this group temporarily united many disparate factions of the north. In particular the paladin-mage of Valkur and the chieftain's daughter of the Elk tribe were said to have fallen in love, and she left her tribe to take up residence in Ruathym. Their children and the children of Bjorloomn and Annathlué were also said to have been raised with much contact between them, and these children of heroes were said to go on to become heroes themselves in the next generation.

Alavairthae, may your skill prevail

Phillip aka Sleyvas

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