Keresta Delvingstone was the leading cleric of Shar in Undermountain in the early 1490s DR.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

Once Keresta was an outlaw on the streets of Waterdeep. In search of money, she decided to became an adventurer and went into Undermontain but there Keresta was made a vampire spawn by a vampire lord. Her salvation came when Vanrak Moonstar destroyed her vampire master and reclaimed the lair for Shar. Keresta quickly converted to the worship of the Goddess of the Night and became a lieutenant under Vanrak. When at last Vanrak redeemed himself, she went on to be the main leader of the Dark Army of the Night.[1]

In 1492 DR,[note 1] Keresta was plotting an attack on the Spires of the Morning or the House of the Moon.[1]

Activities[edit | edit source]

Keresta was planning a great attack against a major temple to Selûne in the city in order to avenge Vanrak.[1] She also plotted to assassinate notable clerics and paladins of Selûne and Lathander.[2] If injured, she turned to fog and retreated inside her amethyst coffin.[2] Keresta was also busy testing her human cultists in order to decide whether to turn them into vampire spawn or engulfing them in a swarm of rats.[3]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Keresta was a true zealot of Shar and really wanted to avenge the loss of Vanrak.[1]

Relationship[edit | edit source]

Under her guidance, most of the cultists were vampire spawns under her command.[4] She had enthralled the adventurer Portia Dzuth.[5] Usually Keresta had at her side her yeti bodyguard Thagor.[2] Artor Morlin greatly desired her death.[6]

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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).

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Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage

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