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The Kormallis (pronounced: /ˈkɔːrmɑːlisKOR-mal-eess) family were part of the nobility of Waterdeep in the mid-to-late 14th century DR. They recruited people for mercenary work or other jobs that required adventurer-types. They also had an interest in supplying travel-related gear to folks on the move. Sometime in the darker part of their history, they dabbled in the slave trade.[1][2][3]

Organization[]

Lord Helm Kormallis (nicknamed "The Torturer") was the patriarch of the family from at least the Year of the Prince, 1357 DR,[1] to at least the Year of Wild Magic, 1372 DR.[3] He had no consort in 1372 and technically his heir was his eldest son, Harkas Kormallis,[2] but Harkas was not interested in the title as he had dedicated his life to the service of Tyr.[4] If Harkas renounced the title, it would then fall to Helm's younger brother Pall.[2]

As of the Year of the Turret, 1360 DR, the seneschal of the estate was secretly a refugee of the Tethyrian Interregnum and his son, Felvor Elcaskur, was a Scion (priest) of Siamorphe.[5]

Base of Operations[]

The Kormallis family compound (labeled N38) circa 1372 DR.

The Kormallis family had a villa in the North Ward at the southeast corner of Hassantyr's Street and Ussilbran Street. It consisted of a few one- and two-story buildings inside a walled compound. Endcliff Lane touched the back side of the property.[6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13]

The Kormallis family compound (labeled 146), circa 1357 DR.

History[]

House Kormallis was involved in slave trading in the first half of the 13th century DR, before they were ennobled. In the Year of the Cockatrice, 1248 DR, when over two dozen families were inducted into the nobility, the Lords of Waterdeep required them to renounce slavery as part of the process. When the Kormallis family was elevated to the nobility in the Year of the Wilted Flowers, 1258 DR, they publicly declared they had ceased slave trafficking, but did not completely abandon the illegal practice until the Year of the Wagon, 1273 DR.[14]

Members[]

  • Helm Kormallis: Patriarch in the mid–14th century.
  • Harkas Kormallis: Eldest son of Helm, and Tyr's Champion—leader of the Knights of Samular.[note 1]
  • Pall Kormallis: Younger brother of Helm.
  • Dresdark Kormallis[15]
  • Harlbrittur Kormallis[15]
  • Asmreene Kormallis: A member of the Vraunt of the Masked Princess in the late 1470s DR.[16]

Appendix[]

Notes[]

  1. There was a Lord Harkus Kormallis (note the spelling of the given name) who was a famous paladin of Tyr sometime in the 11th century DR, and his writings were stored in the Silver Halls temple located in Ravens Bluff. See Polyhedron #128, page 8. It is unknown if this person was related to the noble family of Waterdeep.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ed Greenwood (1987). Waterdeep and the North. (TSR, Inc), p. 47. ISBN 0-88038-490-5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Ed Greenwood and Steven E. Schend (July 1994). “Who's Who in Waterdeep”. City of Splendors (TSR, Inc), p. 17. ISBN 0-5607-6868-1.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Eric L. Boyd (2005-09-28). Noble Houses of Waterdeep (Zipped PDF). Web Enhancement for City of Splendors: Waterdeep. Wizards of the Coast. p. 5. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved on 2009-10-07.
  4. Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 48. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.
  5. Ed Greenwood (October 2012). Ed Greenwood Presents Elminster's Forgotten Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 165. ISBN 0786960345.
  6. Ed Greenwood and Jeff Grubb (September 1988). City System. Edited by Karen Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc.), p. 12. ISBN 0-8803-8600-2.
  7. Map 9/10 included in Ed Greenwood and Jeff Grubb, cartographers Dennis Kauth and Frey Graphics (September 1988). City System. Edited by Karen Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc.). ISBN 0-8803-8600-2.
  8. Ed Greenwood (1987). Waterdeep and the North. (TSR, Inc), p. 24. ISBN 0-88038-490-5.
  9. Ed Greenwood (January 1993). Volo's Guide to Waterdeep. (TSR, Inc.), p. 239. ISBN 1-56076-335-3.
  10. Map included in Ed Greenwood (January 1993). Volo's Guide to Waterdeep. (TSR, Inc.). ISBN 1-56076-335-3.
  11. Ed Greenwood and Steven E. Schend (July 1994). “Campaign Guide”. City of Splendors (TSR, Inc), p. 44. ISBN 0-5607-6868-1.
  12. Map included in Ed Greenwood and Steven E. Schend (July 1994). City of Splendors. (TSR, Inc). ISBN 978-1560768685.
  13. Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 94, 101. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.
  14. Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 59. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.
  15. 15.0 15.1 Ed Greenwood (2016-06-07). Death Masks. (Wizards of the Coast), chap. ?. ISBN 0-7869-6593-2.
  16. Ed Greenwood (2013-07-04). Vraunt of the Masked Princess. Forging the Realms. Wizards of the Coast. Archived from the original on 2013-07-05. Retrieved on 2021-10-02.

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