After retirement, Daeros spent much of his time riding atop Halatathlaer as the two soared over the High Moor. Despite the dragon's age and Daeros's "retirement", they pushed back encroaching monstrous creatures like trolls and orcs until the moor was seemingly free from their kind.
Early Life and RetirementEdit
As Daeros had amassed this great wealth, and his dragon companion had grown weary in his old age, he decided to settle down and retire. Daeros decided to build a home for him and his friend his home on the land above Halatathlaer's lair. Daeros rallied all the men and dwarves to whom he was loyal and they built the grand castle that assumed the Dragonspear name.
Unfortunately for Daeros and Halatathlaer, the mage Ithtaerus Casalia wanted all the riches they had amassed. One night in the Year of the Whelm, 1290 DR, the mage used a unique spell that allowed him to send away Halatathlaer as is it lay sleeping, by means of teleportation. He then created a portal to the plane of Avernus in the Nine Hells, that could only be opened with a mortal sacrifice, and made Daeros believe Halatathlaer was hidden away on the other side.
Wracked with grief and rage, Daeros drew his weapons and ran through the portal — only to be instantly killed. Daeros's death opened the portal and let loose several baatezu. While the dwarves of the castle fought off the devils, Ithtaerus raided Halatathlaer's lair. Not only did he steal the dragon's hoard, but also his clutch of eggs.
The spirit of Daeros Dragonspear lingered within the basement of his castle, well into the mid–14th century. He was forced to see the gradual destruction of his home and legacy, as repeated fiendish incursions were released the portal to terrorize the Sword Coast.
- ↑ According to Ghosts of Dragonspear Castle, the in-universe book Dawn of Daeros refers to him as a "human adventurer of dwarf-like stature."
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- ↑ Christopher Perkins, et al. (August 2013). Ghosts of Dragonspear Castle. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 109. ISBN 978-0786965311.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Dee Pennyway (2016-04-01). Siege of Dragonspear: Field Report (PDF). Beamdog. Archived from the original on 2017-10-22. Retrieved on 2017-10-22.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Beamdog (March 2016). Designed by Philip Daigle, et al. Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear. Beamdog.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 127. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
- ↑ Christopher Perkins, et al. (August 2013). Ghosts of Dragonspear Castle. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 100. ISBN 978-0786965311.