Lanseril Snowmantle (pronounced: /ˈlɑːnsɛərɪlLAN-sair-il[1]) was a druid and a member of the Knights of Myth Drannor.[3]

Description[edit | edit source]

Lanseril was 6 feet and 2 inches (1.9 meters) tall.[3] He had dark hair, delicate features, and blue eyes.[3] He wore typically simple robes.[4]

Personality[edit | edit source]

He was generally friendly, but could sometimes come across as condescending.[3] He was known to have a somewhat bad aim and had sometimes hit friendly folks with magical lightning.[4] Lanseril bitterly hated wolves.[5]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Thanks to his druidic powers, Lanseril could take the form of an eagle.[6]

Possessions[edit | edit source]

Lanseril possessed an enchanted circlet called the firecrown, which he had obtained during one of his adventures.[5]

History[edit | edit source]

He was born in the tiny village of Snowmantle. His father was Raunaeril, one of the "lost" elves of the Border Forest. One day in his youth he met and played tag with a green-clad elven stranger in the woods, whom others believed may have been the elven deity Rilifane. When his father angrily approached, the man turned into a mighty oak that vanished a week later.[5]

At the age of six, Lanseril's father and mother were killed by raiders from the Citadel of the Raven. He was taken in and taught the ways of druids by Haemfaest Sarthun. He learned from him the worship of Silvanus, whom the young Lanseril considered to be more believable than Rilifane. A year later, on a cold winter night, Haemfaest was killed by a pack of ravenous wolves who then chased after Lanseril, leading him to flee southwards through the wilds to Highmoon in Deepingdale.[5]

There, Lanseril found work as a runner, errand boy, and animal keeper for the local merchant Braun. Lanseril faithfully served Braun for twelve years, during which time he witnessed many of the local businesses and roads, but all that time Braun's younger cousin saw fit to make him miserable. Then one day Briadorn, a ranger of the Circle of Shadowdale, witnessed him tending to an injured hare with herbs and offered to take Lanseril with him to Shadowdale.[5]

Accepting the man's offer, Lanseril moved to Shadowdale and went on to become a stalwart of the Knights of Myth Drannor. He proved himself to be a master in diplomacy and strategy, as well as the possessor of a phenomenal memory.[5] In 1350 DR,[7] Lanseril and the Knights attacked the Flaming Tower alongside a group of treants, destroying the structure and laying claim to the firecrown that had belonged to a resident fire giant.[5]

Later in 1357 DR,[8] Lanseril participated in the first battle of Shadowdale and played an instrumental role in defeating Zhentil Keep's reinforcements by casting the spell insect plague.[5]

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Lanseril was a companion of Florin Falconhand and Jhessail Silvertree.[9]

Appendix[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

Lanseril Snowmantle was originally created by a man named Ian Hunter as his player character in the home campaigns that helped Ed Greenwood to shape the Forgotten Realms.[10]

References[edit | edit source]

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