Belabranta (pronounced: /ˈbɛlɑːbrɑːntɑː/ BEL-ah-brahn-tah) was among the oldest noble houses of Waterdeep, being officially ennobled in 952 DR. They were famous griffon breeders, trainers and even hunters.
- Alith Belabranta: Lady of House Belabranta
- Huld Belabranta: The deceased patriarch of the family who was supplanted by a greater doppelganger called Rhelgen
- Ilithrew Belabranta
- Kerryn Belabranta: 2nd in line, estranged
- Moedt Belabranta, Lord: leader of the Griffon Cavalry
- Palinor Belabranta: died defending the city on griffonback from an orc horde
Before House Belabranta became an official noble house of Waterdeep it could claim one of its members as a hero of the city. Ilithrew Belabranta was a famous griffon rider and hero of the second Trollwar. During that time he amassed a small fortune by plundering slain troll hoards. With some of those funds he was able to commission the construction of the Griffontack of Belabranta, a set of magical items passed down to future generations.
During an attack by an orc horde, known as the Black Claw, upon Waterdeep in 1026 DR, now Lord Palinor Belabranta took to the skies on his griffon steed, only to be brought low by a volley of orc arrows. He and his mount crashed into the orc ranks and it was thought the Griffontack of Belabranta was lost forever.
For quite some time, Lord Huld had an affair with a courtesan at the House of Purple Silks within the city's Sea Ward. Unfortunately, he was unaware that his lover was actually a succubus named Elinaera. Some time around 1372 DR,the Lord and the fiend had a falling out and got into a fight. While the fiendess was able to deal Lord Huld a mortal wound, the wizard of House Belabranta banished Elinaera from Toril. Just before he died, the lord's mind was consumed by a greater doppelganger of the Unseen who assumed his form and took over leadership of the noble house.
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Eric L. Boyd (2005-09-28). Noble Houses of Waterdeep (Zipped PDF). Wizards of the Coast. p. 2. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved on 2009-10-07.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Eric L. Boyd (2005-09-28). Noble Houses of Waterdeep (Zipped PDF). Wizards of the Coast. p. 8. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved on 2009-10-07.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Ed Greenwood (1987). Waterdeep and the North. (TSR, Inc), p. 46. ISBN 0-88038-490-5.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood and Steven E. Schend (July 1994). “Who's Who in Waterdeep”. City of Splendors (TSR, Inc), p. 11. ISBN 0-5607-6868-1.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Ed Greenwood and Steven E. Schend (July 1994). “Who's Who in Waterdeep”. City of Splendors (TSR, Inc), p. 11. ISBN 0-5607-6868-1.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 133. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.
- ↑ Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 33. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.