The Manthar (pronounced: /ˈmɑːnθɑːrMAN-thar[2]) family was part of the nobility of Waterdeep, circa the Year of Wild Magic, 1372 DR.[3] They had diverse interests in the metal trade, mercenary services, and fine perfumes.[1][2][3]

Organization[edit | edit source]

House Manthar provided swords-for-hire to those that could afford the service. They also had significant investments in trading metals and perfumes. From at least the Year of the Prince, 1357 DR,[1] to at least the Year of Wild Magic, 1372 DR,[3] the patriarch of the family was Lord Ithnil. His consort was Lady Churyl, and they had at least one son, Carn.[2][3]

Base of Operations[edit | edit source]

The Manthar family villa (labeled $36) circa 1372 DR.

The Manthar family home was a mansion on the northwest corner of Shield Street and Delzorin Street at the very edge of the Sea Ward (across Shield Street was the Sultlue family villa in the North Ward). The Manthar compound was made up of some low, 1-story buildings and a 3-story villa in the middle of the block.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]

The Manthar family compound (labeled 98), circa 1357 DR.

History[edit | edit source]

The Manthars were of Illuskan descent and remained fairly neutral in outlook as befitted mercenaries. The family was ennobled in the Year of Flowers, 1265 DR, and numbered forty-one living members as of 1372 DR.[3]

On the 9th of Deepwinter in the Year of the Tankard, 1370 DR, Lord Carn's lover and fiancé, Lady Syleda Krimmevol, gave birth to fraternal twins, and they had plans to marry on Greengrass of that year. However, unknown to everyone except the Unseen, Lady Syleda had been replaced by a greater doppelganger before she even arrived in Waterdeep. This was part of a program by the Unseen to get one of their mirrorkin to be an heir to a noble house. The children bore striking resemblance to their parents because they were also mirrorkin.[12]

Fearful that Syleda's true nature would be discovered, the Unseen recalled her on Tarsakh 30—the day before the wedding—and the sudden abandonment of her children and fiancé was generally credited to foul play.[13]

Notable Members[edit | edit source]

Appendix[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Ed Greenwood (1987). Waterdeep and the North. (TSR, Inc), p. 48. ISBN 0-88038-490-5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Ed Greenwood and Steven E. Schend (July 1994). “Who's Who in Waterdeep”. City of Splendors (TSR, Inc), p. 20. ISBN 0-5607-6868-1.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Eric L. Boyd (2005-09-28). Noble Houses of Waterdeep (Zipped PDF). Wizards of the Coast. p. 5. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved on 2009-10-07.
  4. Ed Greenwood and Jeff Grubb (September 1988). City System. Edited by Karen Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc.), p. 12. ISBN 0-8803-8600-2.
  5. Map 4/10 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.
  6. Ed Greenwood (1987). Waterdeep and the North. (TSR, Inc), p. 24. ISBN 0-88038-490-5.
  7. Ed Greenwood (January 1993). Volo's Guide to Waterdeep. (TSR, Inc.), p. 239. ISBN 1-56076-335-3.
  8. Map included in Ed Greenwood (January 1993). Volo's Guide to Waterdeep. (TSR, Inc.). ISBN 1-56076-335-3.
  9. Ed Greenwood and Steven E. Schend (July 1994). “Campaign Guide”. City of Splendors (TSR, Inc), p. 42. ISBN 0-5607-6868-1.
  10. Map included in Ed Greenwood and Steven E. Schend (July 1994). City of Splendors. (TSR, Inc). ISBN 978-1560768685.
  11. Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 92, 95. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Steven E. Schend, Sean K. Reynolds and Eric L. Boyd (June 2000). Cloak & Dagger. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 13. ISBN 0-7869-1627-3.
  13. Steven E. Schend, Sean K. Reynolds and Eric L. Boyd (June 2000). Cloak & Dagger. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 14. ISBN 0-7869-1627-3.
  14. Steven E. Schend (July 2006). Blackstaff. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 67. ISBN 978-0786940165.
  15. Ed Greenwood (January 1993). Volo's Guide to Waterdeep. (TSR, Inc.), p. 73. ISBN 1-56076-335-3.
  16. Ed Greenwood (2016-06-07). Death Masks. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 0-7869-6593-2.

Connections[edit | edit source]

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.