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Relph's Rich Men
"Splurging and smiting apace since 1361DR." Local adventuring fellowship, easily identified by their matching "frills-and-swirls" ensembles. Still led by the disgraced and disowned noble Relph Estelmer (lean, purring, dangerous), though "Honeycoin" Haunglander (as sadistic as he is garrulous) is their spokes-blade these days. Prefer an urban playground, will not entertain wilderness runs or ruined stonedelves (excepting the Undermountain).

Renthos (LG HM War/P of Oghma)
Former captain of the House Anteos armsmen. Lover of stage and drama. Wavy brown hair, warm brown eyes. More belly than brawn these days. Still walks with a rapid gait (almost a trot). Lord Dulbravvan relieved him of his duties and had him escorted to the street after the Anteos villa was burgled by the infamous Scarlet Knave. Served in the Watch for a time until he caught the eye of Enguth Ohrlaern, the Under-Loremaster of Oghma, during an Olamnite performance of the tragedy "Daeron of Starsfall." Currently serving as a doorward and initiate at the Font of Knowledge.

The Respectable Number
Secret Society. Their ranks are mostly commonfolk and lesser tradesmen. Take their name from a saying made famous by the mage Ahghairon, "A respectable many in number" (used to remind the nobles of Waterdeep that just because a majority of nobles and guildmasters want something doesn't mean the more-populous dissenters among the citizenry can be ignored, time and time again, without consequences). Thoroughly infiltrated by both the Red Sashes and the Xanathar, both of whom use the group for their own rabblerousing purposes.

Rhelravvan the Sage
A known Sage of the city (Major: humankind: philosophy & ethics, sociology; Minor: demihumankind: laws & customs). Author of Candle-Mutterings (1352DR). "Wizards must not be slain out of hand; for where else in Faerūn would we look to for such vast amusements?"

Rhembrul Northblood
A hero of the North. First true-man (not tainted by goblinoid or demi-kind blood) to traverse the impossible heights of the Spine of the World. Died to the Black Horde, during the last assault over the battlements of Waterdeep. His deadly, crimson-edged scimitar (Angūrash, "The Last Rim of of the Sinking Sun") was lost and never recovered during this time, and is believed to lie today in one of the countless orc-holds across the Savage Frontier.


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Renver Selshaws [ Source: Forging The Realms: The Library <dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/library-code>. Name/Description given ]

Resengar [ Source: The novel Elminster in Hell. Name/Description given ]

Resme Dannith [ Source: "Eyes on the Ball," Derek Myers, Dungeon Magazine #206. Name/Description given ]

Revin Stormhaven [ Source: "Eyes on the Ball," Derek Myers, Dungeon Magazine #206. Name/Description given ]

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

Rhantaeros Naullaer (LG HM [Illuskan] F6) [ Source: A 06/25/06 posting to the Candlekeep.com message boards by Ed Greenwood. Name/Description given ]


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Selūndra the Fortunate
Formerly Selūndra Hawkwinter, of noble House Hawkwinter. The initiate and companion of the senior Tymorite Tazendra the Twice-Blessed. Forced to remain in Waterdeep when the latter was "sent abroad" by the high priestess Seenroas Halvinhar. Auburn hair. Perpetually-squinty eyes in a broad, open face. Ample bust, ample belly. Sweet-voiced.

Selūne the Great Portender
An aspect of the deity favored of diviners and seers and those who read the stars seeking knowledge of the future and the past. Attended by her celestial servants which travel the Great Sea of Night searching the void for the Great Game of Meanings and Portents, and only reveal themselves to Faerūn during times of great crisis or opportunity (the comets known as Asshak the Flanged, Tarnra the Bright, and Red-Roaring Gommur). Her adherents are relatively few, but use the flail, cat-o-nine-tails, izaqlar (trailing star-tail) flowers or a nine-tailed belt as signs of their faith.

Selūne Storm-Haggard
That pale waif who was blown to and fro by Auril and Talos during the bleakest depths of Ches. Came upon the home of Durnhas the Woodsman, thin and snow-fringed and clad only in the fleeting wisps of the night clouds. An aspect of the new moon of Ches, when the last homely dregs of the granaries and cellar stores of the winter are opened and parceled to those who need, much as the last thin bowl of soup was given to the goddess in her penury. Holy Order: Sisters of the New Moon; their symbols are the Dull Lanthorn and The Ladle (one pale as the crescent moon, the other shaped in imitation of it). They staff Selūnite poorhouses, hard-night houses and orphanages.

Selūnjha
The Red She-Devil. An infamous martialist at the Field of Triumph. Named for her vibrant red tresses, fiery temper, and the copious amounts of crimson "beast blood" she is ceremonially doused in after a winning bout. Fights with twin curving shortswords. Has a long-running blood feud with her fellow grimshield Sulfagha "The Southern She-Devil." The feud's petty origins lie in nothing more than each woman's pride and the tenuous commonality of their appellations, but it has grown into frequent tavern-wide brawls involving the supporters of both sides.

Sulfagha al Tulmazzar
The Southern She-Devil. A native of Calimshan and martialist at the Field of Triumph. Has a long-running blood feud with her fellow grimshield Selūnjha "The Red She-Devil." The feud's petty origins lie in nothing more than each woman's pride and the tenuous commonality of their appellations, but it has grown into frequent tavern-wide brawls involving the supporters of both sides.

Sendrail Slartheer
Nasal-voiced. Has one staring black eye, the other milky white from a long-ago sickness. Proprietor of Sendrail's Wondrous Weft ("linen, huckaback, camlet, sailcloth and masterful weavings of all varieties"), The Street of Curtains, Dock Ward.


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Silver Lea (CN HF Bar3/F9)
(LEE, not Leia) A silver-haired barbarian adventuress (and rumored Ruathymaar princess) famed in the wilderlands of the North. Restless, impatient. Broad shoulders, muscular arms and an impressively hard, flat physique. Has curious geometric-style markings on her upper right arm which may be a tattoo of the constellation Labraen (The Archer) or may be a smattering of acid scars. Legendary for wading through fierce winter storms and pitched battles alike, swinging her sword and clad in little more than patchwork chainmail armor, boots of the north, and bracers of defense.

"Silverfin" Selzimmer
Sly, intelligent and well-mannered. Bushy, upswept eyebrows and a large toothy mouth, always smiling – sometimes in humor, sometimes in veiled menace. His hair is shot through with a dense shock of silver, the source of his nickname. A trade factor for House Cassalantar. Active in both Lord's Court and less polite circles.

"Silverfin" Shuldun
Street peddler. Old, balding and bony. Not quite deaf, but exceedingly hard of hearing. Gaines his name from his wares, a push-cart of silverfin slices served on hardbread and white cheeses. Roams the High Road in Trades Ward, very knowledgeable about the people and places of the Ward. A member of the Red Sashes.

The Simple Swords of Selūne
Did not draw the favor of Selūne, though they greatly desired her deific attention. Lost into the caverns that echo far under Nesmé (where crawling carpets of scarlet hoarfrost blanket the walls and burn coldly underfoot, and crimson things that look horribly man-shaped hungrily shamble). Took with them the Quinqueangled Flange (a flanged mace +2; on a nat.20 hits as a 3d6 charge from a ring of the ram) wielded by their spokesman, the Silvaerran warrior hight Agate Agalar.

Skiddlebones (CE HM Bar2/P6 of Talona)
Severely deformed by the cursed magics of an angry wizard. Turned to the worship of Talona and found himself well rewarded. Had the unblinking eyes of a fanatic and surprising strength in his scarred, open-sored limbs. Often accompanied by The Ghastly Ones, a gang of hooded wererat street urchins. His operations in South Ward clashed with the expanding reach of the Xanathar, and he met his doom in battle with the Knights Errant adventurers and thugs under the command of Naelzaur "The Dragon."


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The Silver Swords [ Source: A 10/13/05 posting to the Candlekeep.com message boards by Ed Greenwood. Name/Description given ]

Simon Ilzimmer [ Source: The novel The Dream Spheres, p.231 and p.253. Name/Description given ]

Skeldaer "Shimmerscales" (LG juvenile male silver dragon) [ Source: Dragons of Faerūn, p.35. Name/Description given ]


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Gharakin "Green-Bones" (NE HM T2/P4 of Talona)
Proprietor of the Sign of the Red Boot. Long, dark, greasy hair and long bony fingers. Shifty, narrow, dark eyes. His appellation comes from the sickly yellow-green pallor of his skin. The Boot is a damp, musty flophouse located in one of the worst South Ward neighborhoods. It's major occupants are fleas and various down-on-their-luck thieves, smugglers, and other unsavory characters.

The Ghastly Ones
A gang of hooded wererat street urchins once active in Dock and South Wards. They were formed from the remnants of the wererat guild broken by Watch forces under the command of Chuldroon Sunspear. Led for a time by the mad priest of Talona known as Skiddlebones. Their strength was finally broken in back-alley battle with the combined forces of the Xanathar and the Knights Errant adventurers, with the few survivors fleeing to the warrens of the Rat Hills.

Ghemmer Ulanther (LN HM Abj)
The Mage of Many Wardings. Casts magical wards, signs, and sigils for a fee. Wide of girth, with a bald head and a wide red moustache. Ghemmer rents an opulently-furnished office in Castle Ward just outside the Palace. His clients include many rich merchants and lesser nobility. Also does brisk business laying and re-laying magical protections on the safeholds and "strongdarks" of city moneylenders. These services, as well as most of his dealings with the nobility, are vouchsafed by the temples of Sune and Tyr, which hold quantities of his blood and hair in reserve to guarantee there is no unscrupulous behavior (like intentionally faulty wardings or "backdoor" pass-codes) in his castings.

Ghirgatha
Proprietor of Ghirgatha's (Golden Den), a heavily-curtained and -carpeted parlor where customers recline on pillow and divan and inhale deeply of scented, numbing vapors, similar to the languor-dens of the Thayans or the smokegilds of the Calishites (west-side Murlpar Street, Sea Ward "ghosts of sweet days gone long ago, reveries stirred in the blood; a voyage back to the lands of vanished dreams"). A nimble old woman, circumspect and serene. Dark-skinned, thin. Wears her frizzy, wavy hair dyed garishly and combed back into fantastic coronas. Knows the intimate details of every one of her customers, enforces strict (highcoin) dress codes.

Ghoraun Iron-Armed
Owner of Ghoraun's Sea Foundry, the Dock Ward smithy that cast anchors, ballast and great mast bracings for half of the ships of the Sea of Swords. Died during the 1368DR sahuagin invasion. In the days after the harbor ran red, stranded sailors, orphans and widows, rescue workers, and the wounded and dying of a half-dozen infirmaries set up in the ruined warehouses along the Docks had their fill of the meat of giant crabs, dragon turtle flesh and raw colossal squid, fed until all but the saltiest of sea dogs swore off seafood forevermore. The great ruined skeleton of the Foundry was piled so high with the massive cracked crab shells, stinking squid beaks and the sharp, twisted spines of sea snakes that it is still referred to as The Shell Pit to this day.


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Ghentilara (LN HF P10 of Lathander) or (LN HF Ari4/P10 of Lathander) or (LG HF [Chondathan] P6 of Lathander/morninglord of lathander10)
Glorious Radiance of the Morning, The Light No Darkness May Depress, The Shine Radiant, The Aureate Light of Sudden Dawn, The Fire Whose Splendor Smote the Dusk, The Light of Cloudless Days, Great Sea of Compassion, Bright Shining Height of Wisdom. [ Source: City of Splendors – Who's Who In Waterdeep, p.62, City of Splendors – Campaign Guide, p.33, Power of Faerūn, p.55, and City of Splendors: Waterdeep, p.40. Name/Description/Stats given. Additional detail by me. ]

Ghorkan Daznar (LN HM [Calishite] F6) [ Source: A 06/26/06 posting to the Candlekeep.com message boards by Ed Greenwood. Name/Description/Stats given ]

The Ghost Knight [ Source: Ruins of Undermountain: Undermountain Adventures, p.2-3. Name/Description given ]


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Jhalbom Blackboots
Grim, barbate. Rough-voiced and quick-witted. A former commander of the once-feared Carrion Crawlers mercenary company (active across Tethyr and the Southlands). It is not known if he left service before or after the Crawlers' decimation at The Battle Before Sunrise, and he does not talk of his past. What is known is that the parting was apparently not mutual, given the (sometimes armed) hostility displayed during his encounters with fellow former Carrion men. Active in Waterdeep as hiresword and assassin. Often in the employ of Lord Baerom Thunderstaff.

Jhasper Goldtoes (LN HaM Exp7/T2)
Jhasper is a Sage of the Font, a member of the Council of Sages of the temple of Oghma. Once a familiar sight on the trade routes and caravans of the Western Heartlands (including a rather lengthy period of employment with the Six Coffers Market Priakos). Advancing years and a newfound love for the precepts of the Binder led him to settle, first in Silverymoon and then in the newly-established Font of Knowledge. Today he is a major part of the fledgling Oghmanyte community (where he is affectionately known as "The Little Master"), and his intimate knowledge of trade and trading companies and commerce in general have made him an emmissary between the priests of the Binder and the more mercantile-minded citizens of the city (Laskar Ilithair, in particular, has been keen to recruit the old halfling to join the church of Waukeen as an advisor). [ Source: City of Splendors - Who's Who In Waterdeep, p.61. Name/Occupation given. Additional detail by me. ]

Jhelan Sarsorel (CG HM B)
An acclaimed bard and devotee of Finder Wyvernspur. Author of "The Mouths of Madness," a biting satire and tragedy based on the Mis-Rule of the Lords Magister. A native of Silverymoon. Fine-featured, with long bluish-black hair that he keeps pulled back into an Uthgardt braid and a dry, cutting sense of humor.

Jhengalūve "Delvesdeep"
Noted adventuress. Short and stout and saturnine. Has a garish scar atop the left side of her scalp, which she covers with helm, bandanna, or plumed hat (depending on social situation). Hauled The Iron Hornbook of Felourfar out of the depths of the Undermountain. She sold two of the unique spells contained therein, Felourfar's Wretched Effeminancy and Feloufar's Unavoidable Limerence, to the mages of the Watchful Order. Disappeared soon thereafter.

Jhenjeravhae
The Dancer of Southern Delights. One of the most celebrated courtesans of Waterdeep. Godstruck (died from a stroke) during a performance in the Purple Palace festhall in 1359DR. Her school, The Southern Stage, is now overseen by her foremost apprentice, "Little Jhen" (Jhenūna el Ansefavva, a Calishite LN HF Exp4).


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Jhamanthra Tsathree [ Source: Waterdeep News: New Scent Makes Faces Glow <wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/wdn/20051005a>. Name/Description given ]

Jhanaethe and Ormsiir Mrhulaedir [ Source: Dawntree, Part Three <archive.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/rl/20040114a>. Name/Description given ]


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Ghemmer Ulanther (LN HM Abj)
The Mage of Many Wardings. Casts magical wards, signs, and sigils for a fee. Wide of girth, with a bald head and a wide red moustache. Ghemmer rents an opulently-furnished office in Castle Ward just outside the Palace. His clients include many rich merchants and lesser nobility. Also does brisk business laying and re-laying magical protections on the safeholds and "strongdarks" of city moneylenders. These services, as well as most of his dealings with the nobility, are vouchsafed by the temples of Sune and Tyr, which hold quantities of his blood and hair in reserve to guarantee there is no unscrupulous behavior (like intentionally faulty wardings or "backdoor" pass-codes) in his castings.



Recently a scribe of the noble house of Estelmer was robbed after having his house warded by Ghemmer. It is believed that deliberate bypasses were worked into the wardings, and this is further aided by the fact that Sunite priestesses paid to find Ghemmer found him chained and bound in the bedroom of a young glimmersheath well known to the church. Said young woman was found in the room as well, alternately drooling then raving like a madwoman, and thus utterly useless to investigators, having been forcibly overdosed on a drug of known to be of Calishite origin. Ghemmer states that he never saw his assaulter's true face, and that he had been surprised upon entering the room to find himself meeting a twin of the young doxy that had lured him there.


The scribe of house Estelmer refused to reveal what was stolen from his house to authorities, but it is believed that he has ties to the harpers. It is also known that he is privately hiring adventurers to hunt down the thief and retrieve some paperwork. Rumors run rampant as to the source of this thief, from doppelgangers to Zhent, Knights of the Shield, Rundeen, Xanathar guild, and other spies. Rumors of a secret gathering to sell a list of known harper spies within the city of Luskan have also begun to circulate within the city.

Alavairthae, may your skill prevail

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Ah, the age-old conundrum; do you bring your doxies back to your place and risk exposing your hoarded secrets, or do you go to theirs, where a second party might be lying a-wait. Try a high-coin festhall next time Ghemmer, I'm pretty sure they have contingencies for this exact scenario (and you'll have someone else to shoulder the blame if things still go sour).

That does raise an interesting question, tho; how much responsibility does a festhall have when one of their employees turns out to be malicious doppleganger or malevolent spell-slave? In a situation when the victim is of enough station or import to matter, that is.


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Ah, the age-old conundrum; do you bring your doxies back to your place and risk exposing your hoarded secrets, or do you go to theirs, where a second party might be lying a-wait. Try a high-coin festhall next time Ghemmer, I'm pretty sure they have contingencies for this exact scenario (and you'll have someone else to shoulder the blame if things still go sour).

That does raise an interesting question, tho; how much responsibility does a festhall have when one of their employees turns out to be malicious doppleganger or malevolent spell-slave? In a situation when the victim is of enough station or import to matter, that is.





Good question, and I'd bet actually little. I'd bet many festhalls essentially work as rental units, wherein the doxies pay to use the festhall rather than the other way around. Kind of like how many exotic dancer locations actually have the dancers paying the owners of the facility in order to dance. That way the owner of the establishment gets a guaranteed amount of business no matter what. Other places may work entirely differently where the individuals earn a percentage every time they perform from the owners of the establishment who ensure that the individuals pay up. The two business models would have vastly different links to the working women in them.

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Fhlarengannath "Brazenbrass"
A proud, excitable, headstrong young bronze dragon. Sibling of the bronze wyrm, Fhlarphelsult "Tallowbrass." Both seem to have settled in around the shores of Highstar Lake, in the High Moor (according to the sage Parhcharest Sullamatharn this may account for the sudden rise in tales of meeting talking animals in the region, as well as the similar onset of reports of travellers hearing "the roaring and howling of enraged spirits"). Whether this is permanent lodging or a temporary whim is as yet unknown.

Fhlarphelsult "Tallowbrass"
A young bronze dragon whose scales are mottled and misshapen like the remnants of a half-burned candle, the result of severe wasting magics. Sibling of the bronze wyrm, Fhlarengannath "Brazenbrass." Both seem to have settled in around the shores of Highstar Lake, in the High Moor (according to the sage Parhcharest Sullamatharn this may account for the sudden rise in tales of meeting talking animals in the region, as well as the similar onset of reports of travellers hearing "the roaring and howling of enraged spirits"). Whether this is permanent lodging or a temporary whim is as yet unknown.

Filkraund Harballanth
Proprietor of Harballanth's Harpings (Strings and Finework), Hassantyr's Street, North Ward. Mild-tempered, calculating, grudge-holding. Thin hair, black streaked with grey. Presided for a time as Elk Horn (master) of The Golden Elk, a beast-cult based around worship of a mythical husband of the unicorn goddess, Lurue (faithful claim magic and mastery of wild beasts, specifically savage or magical beasts. They also believe the god Malar to be son and servant). Formerly more widespread, at one time even claimed noble houses Ilvastarr and Tchazzam as great sponsors. During Filkraund's reign a number of the Horned were killed by aggreived Malarites on a Great Hunt, and many of the rest left after the Elkhelm, the gold-plated horned regalia of leadership, was stolen by unknown hands in the ensuing chaos.

"Firethroat" Hallabaster
A relatively new martialist at the Field of Triumph. He swallows a throatful of zzar before and after each fight and spews it into a lit torch, creating a colorful flameball, hence his appellation. A veteran of the Luskan legions. Despises Waterdhavians and lets the crowds at the Field know it.

Flynn Stoutshield (NG DM War3)
A member of the Waterdeep Watch (Trades Ward). Broad-shouldered, grey-haired, balding. Heavy jaws fringed by short grey side-whiskers. Deep-set cinammon eyes. Gruff, laconic. Has a soft spot for the local nightskirts, many of whom he patronizes when off-duty.

Forlzar "Five-Favors"
Local bullyblade and tavern staple, can be hired as a sellsword. Long blonde hair, pale blue eyes. Insoucient, cocksure. Rather petty and vindictive when percieved to have been wronged. Formerly a pleasure-slave to Ashmaragh the Sumptuous Ensorceller, Pasha of Teshburl. His "Five Favors" refer to matters of a prurient nature, and are not for discussion in polite company.


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Finella Chandler [ Source: "Fire is Fire," Elaine Cunningham, Realms of the Deep. Name/Description given ]

The Fist of Stars [ Source: Forging The Realms: Lost Lavandril <dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/lost-lavandril>. Name/Description given ]

Forstag Brokengulf [ Source: "The Eye of Myrkul," Eric L. Boyd, Dungeon Magazine #73, p.35. Name/Description given ]

Freezefire [ Source: SSI Official AD&D Computer Product Treasures of the Savage Frontier. Name/Description given ]

Frey Silverblade [ Source: FRQ2 Hordes of Dragonspear, p.6. Name/Description given ]


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Fhlarengannath "Brazenbrass"
A proud, excitable, headstrong young bronze dragon. Sibling of the bronze wyrm, Fhlarphelsult "Tallowbrass." Both seem to have settled in around the shores of Highstar Lake, in the High Moor (according to the sage Parhcharest Sullamatharn this may account for the sudden rise in tales of meeting talking animals in the region, as well as the similar onset of reports of travellers hearing "the roaring and howling of enraged spirits"). Whether this is permanent lodging or a temporary whim is as yet unknown.

Fhlarphelsult "Tallowbrass"
A young bronze dragon whose scales are mottled and misshapen like the remnants of a half-burned candle, the result of severe wasting magics. Sibling of the bronze wyrm, Fhlarengannath "Brazenbrass." Both seem to have settled in around the shores of Highstar Lake, in the High Moor (according to the sage Parhcharest Sullamatharn this may account for the sudden rise in tales of meeting talking animals in the region, as well as the similar onset of reports of travellers hearing "the roaring and howling of enraged spirits"). Whether this is permanent lodging or a temporary whim is as yet unknown.

Filkraund Harballanth
Proprietor of Harballanth's Harpings (Strings and Finework), Hassantyr's Street, North Ward. Mild-tempered, calculating, grudge-holding. Thin hair, black streaked with grey. Presided for a time as Elk Horn (master) of The Golden Elk, a beast-cult based around worship of a mythical husband of the unicorn goddess, Lurue (faithful claim magic and mastery of wild beasts, specifically savage or magical beasts. They also believe the god Malar to be son and servant). Formerly more widespread, at one time even claimed noble houses Ilvastarr and Tchazzam as great sponsors. During Filkraund's reign a number of the Horned were killed by aggreived Malarites on a Great Hunt, and many of the rest left after the Elkhelm, the gold-plated horned regalia of leadership, was stolen by unknown hands in the ensuing chaos.





The upsurge in talking animals is in truth related to the arrival of the two young bronze dragons, however, not in the method that one would expect in which the talking animals are simply shape shifted versions of said dragons. "Brazenbrass" believes that her brother "Tallowbrass"'s wasting disease is more than one of just body. She believes it also to be a disease which is slowly draining him of intelligence as well. This disease brings about painful fits, during which the young dragon must be confined for his own protection. These fits somewhat resemble dragon rage, and during such fits random animals within a small radius seem to become awakened with magical intelligence. Whether this awakening is permanent or temporary, neither knows. However, they believe it to be a result of an interaction with some dragon cultists who invaded their parents' lair and tried to enslave them to the cult's whim. Their parents' risked their own lives so that the two young bronze dragons might escape, but Fhlarphelsult was hit by a strange green beam meant to hit his sister (he jumped in the line of the ray to protect his sibling).

The two young bronzes do not know if their parents survived, but they have come to High Star Lake because of a tale told to them by their mother of the Lady Lurue curing madness in afflicted creatures with a touch of her horn. They found a human, Filkraund Harballanth, who studied the arts of nature and music in the College of Fochlucan at the House of the Harp in Silverymoon. Filkraund has assured them that if he can retrieve the Elkhelm he can use it to "lure Lurue" into the area by "issuing a mating call". They have in fact found the Elkhelm, and many of the "roaring and howling of enraged spirits" are in fact Filkraund trying to call Lurue using the helm (which has bonded to his skull, giving him the appearance of having moose horns mounted to the front of his skull). Unfortunately, this calling has also begun to attract members of other god's churches as well, seeking to kill Filkraund, Lurue, and/or the bronze dragons. In particular servants of the churches of Malar and Beshaba have been seen in the area, as well as members of the Cult of the Dragon. In addition, Filkraund has begun a slow transformation, such that he has begun to resemble what was known in Raumathar society as a "Shatjan". Meanwhile, though Lurue has not been seen, the sudden appearance of a golden-furred dire moose cow in the area has been reported, though such reports often have said creature being forced to flee by aggressive carnivores. Other reports of a Beshaban priestess seeking to capture Filkraund for a mating session are likewise unconfirmed.

In addition to all of this, a warrior Skald of the church of Milil and an archivist-mage of the church of Deneir in Silverymoon, along with a herald dispatched from the Herald's Holdfast, a hybsil, and a pair of satyrs, have been seen in the surrounding areas seeking news of a group of dragon cultists. These cultists are rumored to have infiltrated the Holdfast and recovered a piece of parchment on a paper made of hide which still held a bit of its own fur. Its also rumored that these cultists retrieved a set of birdpipes rumored to be crafted from a set of strangely swirled horn.

Alavairthae, may your skill prevail

Phillip aka Sleyvas

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Sleyvas, I love all of that. Even the dire furred moose cow. And the crazed Beshaban ("The Horns of Misfortune," indeed)

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Lurlenne "Bluesheen" (CN water genasiF)
The Blueshined Goddess. Tavern singer, festhall dancer, and delving blade-for-hire. Doe-eyed, hawk-nosed. Flowing, wavy black hair, heavy black eyebrows. Has had her ears crimped in the old Silvaeren style to make them appear more "elvish." Her skin is a mottled cerulean and cobalt, hence her appellation. Noted for having briefly wielded Neekar, "The Sword of Tongues." Claims to have lost in the the depths of the Undermountain, but most believe she gave it up to settle a drinking or gambling debt. (Note: see "Bazaar of the Bizarre," Nathaniel S. Downes, Dragon Magazine #188 for more info on Neekar).

Lusker (NG HM F7)
A young aumarr (captain) of the Guard. Promoted up from the Watch after successfully leading the assault on the gargoyle-infested Maernos villa in early 1369DR. His exhortation of "Damn the Drainspouts!" (or, more fully, "damn the drainspouts, keep blasting the cornices!") has become the expletive of choice among many rank-and-file guardsmen. [ Source: Marco Volo: Departure, p.12. Name/Occupation given. Additional detail by me. ]

Lyrond Moonstar
A noble of House Moonstar (later Patriarch of the House) [b.1113/d.1144]. Second child of Alathene/Morath. A daring boldblade in his youth. Married the former Calishite slave-girl Astreal of the Unquenchable Desires in 1132. Three children – Hormuk, Dreldanna, Lyrond "the Younger."

Astreal of the Unquenchable Desires
A Calishite pleasure-slave, once owned by Zalaezurr Ylorbbas, the Black Flame, Pasha of Ibarael. Fought her way through her masters' men and cut down Zalaezurr himself in the Blue Hippogriff festhall. Her wild abandon and lust for freedom captured the heart of the nobleman Lyrond Moonstar, in attendance at the time. Astreal recruited Lyrond and six other willing blades and travelled south to Ibarael, defeating the Pasha's defenses and looting his treasure room. The wealth gained that day became her dowry when she married the Moonstar heir, and her fiery temper (and wild impulses) made continual waves through Waterdhavian society when he later became Lord of the House (and her, Lady). The bardic paean Lady of Love and Blood (and the later stage-play Astreal the Unquenchable), both penned in her honor, are still well-known to this day.

Ryandur Var
One of six boldblades who followed Lyrond Moonstar and Astreal of the Unquenchable Desires south to plunder the treasure rooms of Zalaezurr Ylorbbas, the Black Flame, Pasha of Ibarael. Penned the well-known bardic paean Lady of Love and Blood in honor of the former Calishite slave-girl. Died in the plague of 1150DR.


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Lyaunthra Aldegal (CG HF F17) [ Source: 01/23/06 and 02/09/06 postings to the Candlekeep.com message boards by Ed Greenwood. Name/Description/Stats given ]


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Mahlond "Master of Tassels"
Rope, cord, and "finethread" (embroidery thread) maker. Has a shop, Mahlond's Allthreadings, Ship Street, Dock Ward. A lover of strategy and board games, frequently plays with the Red Knight priest Crovyn Thalasker.

Mairalla Mlur
(LOOR; the "M" is largely silent) The Beauty of Shifting Colors and Moving Mists. A dark-skinned native of the Tashalar. Priestess of Leira and highcoin entertainer. Diminutive and well-rounded; high-arched eyebrows, heavy-lidded eyes. Long, heavily-curled copper hair. Known for her phantasmagoric stage shows. It should be noted that while she does not alter the contours or colors of her face (that is, as she says, "the provenance of those fainéant followers of the Firehaired"), she does alter everything else around her, including the air and the very firmament under her feet, even when not on stage.

Malaghast "Redblood"
Feared Lathanderite sea reaver, once active in the shipping lanes between Amn and Waterdeep. Dyed the braided tips of his forked beard crimson. Seamaster (captain) of the Redblood. Notorious for giving captured opponents and mutinous crew alike the opportunity of being "reborn in the light" (keelhauled under the ship and emerging again into the sunlight above). In 1342DR the Redblood was pursued into a fierce gale by Amnian naval ships and later found run ashore on the Sword Coast south of Daggerford, but Malaghast and his crew were never apprehended. It was afterwards whispered that the salvagers that stripped down the wreck were actually Malaghast's crew in disguise, and that they then transported the timbers and fittings whole, overland, to the Inner Sea, where the ship was rebuilt and re-launched to continue on a-pirating.

Malask
The Blackjool. Has straight black hair, a long, hooked nose, and small black eyes. An underling of the Xanathar. Runs a number of smallcoin (numbers) gambling games in southern Trades Ward. Reports to "Burnt" Harkhos, the Xanathars' Trades Ward "Collector of Coins." Attended by a trio of runners and thieves named (in order of ascending size, temper and bloodthirst) Tupp, Pouch and Scrogg.

Malavor
Mage of Many Scribings. A prolific scribe and noted adherent of Deneir. Disappeared sometime before 1325DR. His abode, long since plundered, is now the site of Mother Teshla's Turret Club (currently one of the more popular gathering-places for "lads and lasses of the sword" in the city). Two of his spells, Malavor's Eternal Scriptitation and Malavor's Welcome Refocillation, are still known to the faithful of the Lord of Glyphs.


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Malahvo Duskos [ Source: A 12/13/04 posting to the Candlekeep.com message boards by Ed Greenwood. Name/Description given ]

Malas Hothemer [ Source: City System, p.23. Name/Description given ]

Malark Kothont [ Source: City of Splendors: A Waterdeep Novel. Name/Description given ]

Malaver [ Source: Ed Greenwood's Spin-A-Yarn 2002: Ladies Night at the Yawning Portal. Name/Description given ]


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Orluth Ombelmar
Broad cheeks and broad belly, pug nose. Bright blue eyes. A ships-chandler (dealer in sails and ropes and other supplies for sailing ships) and First Taster (chairman) of the Delightful Sours, an upper-room club whose members go to great lengths to discover and bring forward for tasting the absolute worst vintages available; the more bitter or sour or disagreeable in general the better (turned tomb-wines are especially prized). So far place of honor goes to a rather putrid plonk brought from the far jungles of Chult, said to have been made from the fermented remains of certain jungle berries masticated and regurgitated by the native there.

Orlūvharn "Lanternhand"
A well-known mercenary adventurer. Famed for delving the ancient dwarven ruin of Huthburl (Dauntar's Tusk). Wears a belt of storm giant strength and the Gilded Pelt of Arvhendhas (a druids' cloak which grants him the ability to wildshape into a dire brown bear and summon varying forms of balefire, source of his nickname). Orlūvharn was accompanied by two large cairn wolves until they were slain by a remorhaz in the mountains outside of Mirabar. A member of the Blue Elk Brotherhood (a loose association of northern rangers and woodsmen).

Orstara
Owns a modest run of "small-carriages" (one-horse carts providing transport to no more than two passengers at a time) that operate in Castle and Trades Wards. Of the two dozen horses in her stable, eight have recently fallen sick or lame, a suspicious (not to mention ruinous) condition she blames on the vengeful vexes of one of her competitors.

Orunglas "the Old Mace" (LN DM F8)
The former Ward Civilar of South Ward (1311-1354DR). He uses no surname in mourning of his lost clanhold, which fell in 1245DR to the rampaging orcs of the Black Horde. Has three surviving sons; Morn, Domthur "Strongeye," and Dellin. He is currently employed as the speaker (contact) for the Stout Wheel Trading Coster, a merchant venture organized by his sons.

Orūnlae (Or-OON-Lay)
"Whisperer and Wealmother of the Wonderful Spirits of Sparkling Air and Genial Sky." Priestess of Akadi. When nobles return to the city from their sunny winter harbors to the south, northern tradition demands a "cleansing" or blessing of their long-shuttered domiciles. In ages past, a priest of the head of house's favored deity would be summoned, but current highcoin fashion calls for a priestess of the Elemental Mother of Air, a literal "airing out" of the previous year's bad luck, petty feuds and failed ventures. Has no fixed place of business, but sends hired runners to all noble villas armed with her coin-cry ("An end to the age-old apprehension of the deepening snows; an end to the vast, far-spreading dread and deep-lying fears of the northern winter. Never again, in this new wakening and revival, on wingéd breath direct from the mystery and miracle of the bejeweled bosom of All-Encompassing Akadi!"). Slender, dark-skinned, grey-haired. Serious and solemn when performing her sacred rites for paying customers, but fearless, adventuresome and bold-tongued when left to her own devices.


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Ornalum [ Source: City of Splendors: A Waterdeep Novel. Name/Description given ]

Ornliir Lalthlussz [ Source: City of Splendors: Who's Who In Waterdeep, p.92. Name/Description given ]


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