The Nesher (pronounced: /nɛˈʃʌr/ neh-SHURR) family was a member of the pantheon of Waterdhavian nobility, circa the Year of Wild Magic, 1372 DR. They were in the lumber and wood-making business and were keen hawk-masters.
The patriarch of the Nesher clan was Lord Laskar Nesher from at least the Year of the Prince, 1357 DR, to at least the Year of Wild Magic, 1372 DR. His young consort was Lady Stelar (née Stelar Thorp). Laskar's eldest son and heir was Kastonoph. As of 1372 DR, there were thirty-one members of the noble family. As their business interests involved forestry, they generally revered the goddess Mielikki.
Base of Operations
The Nesher villa was a walled compound of one- and two-story buildings surrounding a green space located in the Sea Ward on the southwest corner of the intersection of Mendever Street with Chasso's Trot. Just across Mendever Street and down a couple doors was the Gundwynd family villa. Directly across the alley on the south side of the compound was the towering five-story domicile of Hlethvagi Anteos.
Lady Stelar was opposed to Lord Ultas Maernos and his campaign to create a haven for the non-human residents of Waterdeep. She, along with other like-minded nobles, attempted to bring him down through skullduggery, but he was successfully protected by the Defenders Three.
Sometime in the early 1370s DR,[note 2] Lord Laskar, Lady Stelar, and Kastonoph attended the disastrous wedding between the Open Lord of Waterdeep, Piergeiron the Paladinson, and Eidola of Neverwinter. Kastonoph witnessed a doppleganger attack, foiled an assassination attempt, and learned that his own father was attempting to blackmail the bride-to-be.
- Laskar Nesher: Patriarch in the mid–14th century.
- Stelar Nesher: Laskar's young consort and a wizard-in-training.
- Kastonoph "Noph" Nesher: Eldest son and heir of Lord Laskar.
- Khallos Nesher: Brother of Laskar.[note 1] Lived in Silverymoon and had logging business in Quaervarr.
- Adreinelle Nesher: Dowager Matron in 1355 DR.
- The source says that Khallos was the brother of Stelar, but this is not possible since Stelar's maiden name was Thorp. It is assumed that Khallos was her brother-in-law which makes him a brother of Laskar.
- The Abduction, p.6 states that the wedding of Piergeiron the Paladinson and Eidola took place in the Year of the Haunting, 1377 DR. However, that date is implausible. Khelben Arunsun died in 1374 DR as depicted in Blackstaff (novel). Furthermore, Aleena Paladinstar was stated to be gone from Waterdeep by 1372 DR, planeswalking (City of Splendors: Waterdeep). On the other hand, the events of the Descent to Undermountain took place in 1370 DR, during which Aleena was actively banned from adventuring and any danger by her father. In the events of The Paladins, as well as the finale of the DDTS, Aleena took a central role, no longer bound by her father's rules. She later, with all the experience she received from battling the Unseen and hordes of Tanar'ri, felt confident enough to use her magic to traverse the planes. This places DDTS events likely in 1371 DR. This also does not conflict with appearances by Artemis Entreri, and the Neshers.
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