Amlaruil Moonflower (sometimes known as the Sad Queen after the death of King Zaor Moonflower) was a moon elf and queen of the elven island of Evermeet.[5]

History[edit | edit source]

Born on Evermeet in the Year of the Normiir, 611 DR, Amlaruil eventually married Zaor Moonflower, King of Evermeet[2] However, Zaor was assassinated on Ches 2, the Year of Chains, 1321 DR, by an agent of Kymil Nimesin. She became the sole ruler of Evermeet after his death.[6] She earned the nickname of the "Sad Queen" after her husband was murdered and continued her life in a state of mourning.[7][8]

By 1367, she was more than 700 years old.[8] She was believed to have reached total harmony and understanding with the universe, something which no other elf had achieved. When faced with the choice of joining the Seldarine and her lost husband in Arvandor or staying behind, she chose to stay with her people.[9]

As of 1479 DR, she was gone and her throne stood empty.[10]

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Family[edit | edit source]

Amlaruil had an older brother, Giullio, who preferred solitary study.[11]

Amlaruil's first child was Ilyrana, a priestess of Angharradh.[12] The princess was followed by twins, Zhoron and Xharlion, trained as fighters. Chozzaster was born after Amlaruil and Zaor wed, and he dedicated himself to magic. Shandalar followed, and chose the path of the bladesinger. Next came the twins Tira'allara and Hhora, who trained as priestesses of Hanali Celanil. Another set of female twins, Lazziar and Gemstarzah followed.[13] Many years later, four more joined the family. Amnestria loved the life of the solitary adventurer. Zandro and Finufaranell were mages and studied in the Towers. Last was Lamruil, a mischievous young man.[14]

The fate of her children was a sad tale. Either Zhoron or Xharlion was devoured by the Elf-Eater, and the other's fate is unknown; both may have met this end. Lazziar and Gemstarzah vanished during a diplomatic mission. Chozzaster died young. Shandalar died during her bladesinger training. Tira'allera entered into a disastrous relationship with a noble elf, and died of heartbreak; Hhora married a chance-met commoner and disappeared into Faerûn.[15] Ilyrana later took the Elf-Eater to Arvandor in the hopes of defeating it, it's unknown if she ever returned.[16] Amnestria was banished by the nobility to the mainland after bearing a half-elven child (Arilyn Moonblade). The fates of Zandro and Finufaranell were not told. Lamruil, despite his early habits, successfully drew the King Sword.[17] Upon Amlaruil's return to Evermeet, he left to build a kingdom in the distant north.[18]

Status[edit | edit source]

Amlaruil was regarded so highly in the society of Evermeet that works of art, poems, and songs were dedicated to her, in number second only to the Seldarine.[19]

Possessions[edit | edit source]

Amlaruil was able to teleport any approaching ships miles away from the island[20] using the Accumulator, a magical scepter that stores magical energy,[21]

She also possessed two of the three Great Treasures of Evermeet: the magical sword Tahlshara[22] and the Chalice of Labelas.[23]

Accommodation[edit | edit source]

Amlaruil Moonflower lived in the Moonstone Palace above the city of Leuthilspar[1] Although the Queen spent much of her time in the Moonstone Palace, she had a second home called the Summer Palace in the center of the Lake of Dreams.[24]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Amlaruil often obtained her clothes from Shael, the clothier in Leuthilspar.[25]

Appendix[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Anne Gray McCready et al. (March 1994). Elves of Evermeet. (TSR, Inc), p. 13. ISBN 1-5607-6829-0.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Steven E. Schend and Kevin Melka (1998). Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves. (TSR, Inc), p. 42. ISBN 0-7069-0761-4.
  3. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 148. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Anne Gray McCready et al. (March 1994). Elves of Evermeet. (TSR, Inc), p. 93. ISBN 1-5607-6829-0.
  5. Richard Baker (August 2004). Forsaken House. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 68. ISBN 0-7869-3260-0.
  6. Elaine Cunningham (April 2000). Elfshadow. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 228–229. ISBN 0-7869-1660-5.
  7. Anne Gray McCready et al. (March 1994). Elves of Evermeet. (TSR, Inc), p. 14. ISBN 1-5607-6829-0.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Anne Gray McCready et al. (March 1994). Elves of Evermeet. (TSR, Inc), p. 15. ISBN 1-5607-6829-0.
  9. Anne Gray McCready et al. (March 1994). Elves of Evermeet. (TSR, Inc), p. 34. ISBN 1-5607-6829-0.
  10. Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. Edited by Jennifer Clarke Wilkes, et al. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 132. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
  11. Elaine Cunningham (1999). Evermeet: Island of Elves. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 369. ISBN 0-7869-1354-1.
  12. Elaine Cunningham (1999). Evermeet: Island of Elves. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 387. ISBN 0-7869-1354-1.
  13. Elaine Cunningham (1999). Evermeet: Island of Elves. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 452–453. ISBN 0-7869-1354-1.
  14. Elaine Cunningham (1999). Evermeet: Island of Elves. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 458. ISBN 0-7869-1354-1.
  15. Elaine Cunningham (1999). Evermeet: Island of Elves. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 454. ISBN 0-7869-1354-1.
  16. Elaine Cunningham (1999). Evermeet: Island of Elves. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 472. ISBN 0-7869-1354-1.
  17. Elaine Cunningham (1999). Evermeet: Island of Elves. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 482. ISBN 0-7869-1354-1.
  18. Elaine Cunningham (1999). Evermeet: Island of Elves. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 487. ISBN 0-7869-1354-1.
  19. Anne Gray McCready et al. (March 1994). Elves of Evermeet. (TSR, Inc), p. 17. ISBN 1-5607-6829-0.
  20. Anne Gray McCready et al. (March 1994). Elves of Evermeet. (TSR, Inc), p. 9. ISBN 1-5607-6829-0.
  21. Anne Gray McCready et al. (March 1994). Elves of Evermeet. (TSR, Inc), p. 58. ISBN 1-5607-6829-0.
  22. Anne Gray McCready et al. (March 1994). Elves of Evermeet. (TSR, Inc), pp. 35, 71, 94. ISBN 1-5607-6829-0.
  23. Anne Gray McCready et al. (March 1994). Elves of Evermeet. (TSR, Inc), pp. 73, 94. ISBN 1-5607-6829-0.
  24. Anne Gray McCready et al. (March 1994). Elves of Evermeet. (TSR, Inc), p. 61. ISBN 1-5607-6829-0.
  25. Anne Gray McCready et al. (March 1994). Elves of Evermeet. (TSR, Inc), p. 44. ISBN 1-5607-6829-0.
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