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Death Masks by Ed Greenwood is the first book of the Chosen Heirs series.
THAT'S WHAT, FOUR LORDS DEAD?
Revealed in death to have been Masked Lords, three more citizens had been murdered over the preceding day and night: the Sembian wine-seller and collector Oszbur Malankar; the half-elf sorceress and artisan Dathanscza Meiril; and the moneylender, landlord, and investor Ammasker Gwelt.
All of Waterdeep now knew someone was killing the Lords of Waterdeep, one by one. Yet that was about where truth ended and speculation--however plausible--began. The broadsheets were full of wild conjecture. Who's behind this? The ousted Lord Dagult Neverember? The Zhentarim, the Cult of the Dragon or some other Outland Power? The Xanathar? Some cabal of guilds or nobles planning a coup?
The rumors would rage on, whether the Open Lord Laeral Silverhand did something or not. That was the trouble with rumors; once loosed, they roamed free like snarling, untamed beasts, with no simple way of stopping them. And all rumors aside, Waterdeep has become . . .
A CITY OF MURDERERS!
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- Ammasker Gwelt • Andalar Helmfast • Belvarra Bowmantle • Braethan Cazondur • Bowgentra Summertaen • Brandeleira Talost • Burruld • Darleth Drake • Dolpherus Thangolir • Dresdark Kormallis • Elegal Nandar • Erland Husteem • Eskeneldur Manthar • Faerrel Dunblade • Halmor Assumbar • Hamaleiya Zulpair • Harlbrittur Kormallis • Jalester Silvermane • Laeral Silverhand • Lungard Zun • Malryn Lavalander • Mirt the Moneylender • Myrathranda Gost • Omin Dran • Orond Gralhund • Oszbur Malankar • Relavarr Agundar • Tasheene Melshimber • Vajra Safahr • Volothamp Geddarm • Weverell Zun • Xanathar
- Guilds of Waterdeep
- Guild of Apothecaries and Physicians • Baker's Guild • Carpenters', Roofers', & Plaisterers' Guild • Coopers' Guild • Council of Farmer-Grocers • Fellowship of Innkeepers • Guild of Glassblowers, Glaziers, and Spectacle-makers • Jewelers' Guild • Stablemasters' and Farriers' Guild • Solemn Order of Recognized Furriers and Woolmen • Splendid Order of Armorers, Locksmiths, and Finesmiths • Surveyors', Map-, and Chart-makers' Guild • Watchful Order of Magists and Protectors • Guild of Watermen • Xanathar Thieves' Guild
- Inns & Taverns
- Bountiful Boar • Mermaid on a Dolphin • The Castlegate • The Bloody Fist • The Dragon's Head • The Saucy Satyr Club • The Sleeping Dragon's Inn
- Unicorn Hall