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The Melshimber family (pronounced: /mɛlˈʃɪmbɜːrmel-SHIM-bur[1]) was a noble house of Waterdeep.[1]

Base of Operations[]

The family owned a villa in the Sea Ward, on the northwest corner of the Street of Whispers and Grimwald's Way.[3]


Deceased Members[]

  • Camaroon Melshimber[6]


In early 1370 DR, Rivven Melshimber married Devana Parrantine of Tilverton. The wedding ceremony was held in Waterdeep but was darkened by the bride's sister, Tryola Perrentine's disappearance. In reality, Tryola was captured by orcs of Horazak's a marauding group that was allied with drow who were plotting Waterdeep's downfall. Several months later, Tryola emerged from Undermountain, alive, traumatized, but not broken. The noblewoman was rescued by an agent of Khelben Arunsun.[5]

In 1371 DR, Lady Hlanta Melshimber was caught in a scandal after her bitter rival, Lady Hyara Talmost, perished under strange circumstances, right after Lady Melshimber publicly embarrassed Hyara by revealing some of the juicy details of the woman's youthful indiscretions. Hyara came back as a ghost and resumed the status of the family's matriarch and accused Hlanta Melshimber of treachery.[7]



Video Games
Descent to Undermountain


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ed Greenwood and Steven E. Schend (July 1994). “Who's Who in Waterdeep”. City of Splendors (TSR, Inc), pp. 20–21. ISBN 0-5607-6868-1.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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.
  3. Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 92, 95. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Ed Greenwood and Steven E. Schend (July 1994). “Campaign Guide”. City of Splendors (TSR, Inc), p. 20. ISBN 0-5607-6868-1.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Interplay (December 1997). Designed by Chris Avellone, Robert Hanz. Descent to Undermountain. Interplay.
  6. Elaine Cunningham (May 2007). “Games of Chance”. The Best of the Realms III (Wizards of the Coast), p. 316. ISBN 978-0-7869-4288-6.
  7. Eric L. Boyd (2006-05-03). Environs of Waterdeep (Zipped PDF). Web Enhancement for City of Splendors: Waterdeep. Wizards of the Coast. p. 5. Archived from the original on 2016-08-16. Retrieved on 2009-10-07.


Former Houses