House Estelmer (pronounced: /ˈɛstɛlmɛrESS-tel-mer[5][6][4]) was a noble family of Waterdeep in the 14th century DR.[5][6][4]

Organization[edit | edit source]

The Estelmer family arms comprised three daggers with black handles and silver blades, a green gauntlet; a brown shelf with black scrollwork, four white skulls, a gold half-shield, a white book, and a turquoise quill pen, on a white field.[5][6]

Activities[edit | edit source]

Their trades and interests lay in heraldry, sage-lore, and printing.[5][6][4]

Family members often prayed to Oghma, the Lord of Knowledge.[4]

Base of Operations[edit | edit source]

The family had a villa in the North Ward,[1][2][4] which took up almost an entire city block between Sulmor Street and Hassantyr's Street and between Vhezoar Street and Brondar's Way.[3] It ranged from two to three stories in height.[2][3]

Possessions[edit | edit source]

The family had resources up to 28,000 gp available.[4]

Relationships[edit | edit source]

The Estelmer family supported the New Olamn bardic college[7][8] and the Font of Knowledge temple to Oghma.[9][10]

History[edit | edit source]

The Estelmers were ennobled in Waterdeep in the Year of the Talking Skull, 1293 DR.[4]

In the Year of the Staff, 1366 DR, the Estelmers were among those families who backed the establishment of the New Olamn bardic college. They continued to support it in the following years.[7][8]

The Estelmer family also aided in the establishment of a temple to Oghma the city, by generously donating funds for the construction. The Font of Knowledge, as it was called, was due to be completed by Midsummer of the Year of the Banner, 1368 DR. Until then, its planned Great Library was gathered and organized at the Estelmers' villa.[9][10] Thanks to the Estelmers taking the lead, the Font of Knowledge opened on schedule with the greatest library in the city. They continued to provide financial support.[10]

Members[edit | edit source]

The family was human, of primarily Tethyrian ethnicity, and had 27 noble members circa 1372 DR.[4] Notable members were:

Appendix[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Fenn Estelmer (appearing in comics) may be the same person as Finn Estelmer (mentioned in sourcebooks). Otherwise, his relation to the rest of the family is unknown.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ed Greenwood (1987). Waterdeep and the North. (TSR, Inc), p. 24. ISBN 0-88038-490-5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ed Greenwood and Steven E. Schend (July 1994). “Campaign Guide”. City of Splendors (TSR, Inc), p. 44. ISBN 0-5607-6868-1.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 94, 101. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 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.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Ed Greenwood (1987). Waterdeep and the North. (TSR, Inc), p. 47. ISBN 0-88038-490-5.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 Ed Greenwood and Steven E. Schend (July 1994). “Who's Who in Waterdeep”. City of Splendors (TSR, Inc), p. 14. ISBN 0-5607-6868-1.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Ed Greenwood and Steven E. Schend (July 1994). “Campaign Guide”. City of Splendors (TSR, Inc), p. 47. ISBN 0-5607-6868-1.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 29. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Ed Greenwood and Steven E. Schend (July 1994). “Who's Who in Waterdeep”. City of Splendors (TSR, Inc), p. 61. ISBN 0-5607-6868-1.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 43. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.
  11. Dan Mishkin (July 1990). “Dark of the Moon”. In Elliot S. Maggin ed. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons #20 (DC Comics), pp. 2–7.

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