The Cassalanter (pronounced: /ˈkæsɑːlɑːntɛrCASS-ah-lan-ter[3], or: /ˈkɑːsɑːlɑːntɛrKAS-ah-lan-ter[4]) noble house of Waterdeep was among one of the richest families within the city,[5] having made their fortune in banking, money-lending and rumor-mongering for the highest payer.[2]

Base of Operations[edit | edit source]

The family had a villa in the Sea Ward, on the southwest corner of Delzorin Street and Diamond Street.[6]

The Cassalanter family had an ancient burial crypt in the Dungeon Level of Undermountain with several of the family ancestors interred there. A Shrine of Myrkul was the part of the family crypt.[7]

History[edit | edit source]

House Cassalanter was ennobled in the Year of the Cockatrice, 1248 DR when the Lords of Waterdeep recognized several merchant houses and granted them noble titles and seals.[8]

In 1370 DR, a skeleton dressed in Cassalanter family garb was seen attacking several Waterdhavians. These incidents attracted the attention of the city's Lords of Waterdeep. The undead came from the family's old crypt in Undermountain, and a lone hero was sent to investigate the restless Cassalanter ancestors. The hero successfully destroyed the undead and the ghoul necromancer behind the infestation, Ghoulmaster and the noble family offered a hefty reward for the deed.[7]

In the late 15th century DR, the Cassalanters faced imminent bankruptcy. In order to prevent it, in 1489 DR[note 1] Ammalia and Victoro struck a deal with the archdevil Asmodeus, trading the souls of their children in exchange for instant financial comeback. Their eldest son, Osvaldo, was taken immediately and transformed into a chain devil, while the younger twins Elzerina and Terenzio were scheduled to be taken on the occasion of their 9th birthday, one tenday after Founders' Day of 1492 DR.[9]

Members[edit | edit source]

14th century DR

The 15th‒century Cassalanters: (left to right) Terenzio, Elzerina, Ammalia, and Victoro.

15th century DR

Family Tree[edit | edit source]

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Panricon Myrna Caladorn Erin
   
   
Victoro
   
   
Ammalia
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Osvaldo Elzerina Terenzio


Appendix[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Canon material does not provide a year for the events described in Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, but Christopher Perkins answered a question via Twitter and stated the year was 1492 DR. Corroborating this, Dragon Heist page 20 refers to events of Death Masks (set in 1491 DR) as being "last year". Unless a canon source contradicts this assertion, this wiki will use 1492 DR for events related to this sourcebook and Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage (which is referenced on pages 5 and 98 of Dragon Heist).

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Adventures
Waterdeep: Dragon Heist
Video Games
Descent to Undermountain

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 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. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ed Greenwood (1987). Waterdeep and the North. (TSR, Inc), p. 46. ISBN 0-88038-490-5.
  3. Ed Greenwood and Steven E. Schend (July 1994). “Who's Who in Waterdeep”. City of Splendors (TSR, Inc), p. 12. ISBN 0-5607-6868-1.
  4. Christopher Perkins, James Haeck, James Introcaso, Adam Lee, Matthew Sernett (September 2018). Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. Edited by Jeremy Crawford. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 4. ISBN 978-0-7869-6625-7.
  5. Elaine Cunningham (May 1998). Tangled Webs. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 23. ISBN 0-7869-0698-7.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 92, 95. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Interplay (December 1997). Designed by Chris Avellone, Robert Hanz. Descent to Undermountain. Interplay.
  8. Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 59. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.
  9. Christopher Perkins, James Haeck, James Introcaso, Adam Lee, Matthew Sernett (September 2018). Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. Edited by Jeremy Crawford. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 115–116. ISBN 978-0-7869-6625-7.
  10. Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 54. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.
  11. Steven E. Schend (July 2006). Blackstaff. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 198. ISBN 978-0786940165.
  12. Eric L. Boyd (2005-09-28). Noble Houses of Waterdeep (Zipped PDF). Wizards of the Coast. p. 3. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved on 2009-10-07.
  13. Christopher Perkins, James Haeck, James Introcaso, Adam Lee, Matthew Sernett (September 2018). Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. Edited by Jeremy Crawford. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 218. ISBN 978-0-7869-6625-7.
  14. Christopher Perkins, James Haeck, James Introcaso, Adam Lee, Matthew Sernett (September 2018). Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. Edited by Jeremy Crawford. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 116. ISBN 978-0-7869-6625-7.
  15. Christopher Perkins, James Haeck, James Introcaso, Adam Lee, Matthew Sernett (September 2018). Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. Edited by Jeremy Crawford. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 193–194. ISBN 978-0-7869-6625-7.
  16. Christopher Perkins, James Haeck, James Introcaso, Adam Lee, Matthew Sernett (September 2018). Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. Edited by Jeremy Crawford. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 124. ISBN 978-0-7869-6625-7.
  17. Christopher Perkins, James Haeck, James Introcaso, Adam Lee, Matthew Sernett (September 2018). Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. Edited by Jeremy Crawford. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 130. ISBN 978-0-7869-6625-7.

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