Nimoar, "the Reaver"[citation needed], was the leader of a human tribe of barbarians in Northwest Faerûn. The tribe was one of many to attack a small settlement on the Sword Coast North, but this tribe was the one that succeeded, leading to Nimoar's tribe taking over the settlement and naming it Nimoar's Hold, but this would soon be changed to Waterdeep, the name used by sea captains docking at the harbor.[1]


Nimoar was involved in the Orcfastings War, in which the orcs from the Sword Mountains attacked and besieged Nimoar's Hold. Nimoar survived the war, but died of old age in 936 DR.[2]



  1. Ed Greenwood and Steven E. Schend (July 1994). “Campaign Guide”. City of Splendors (TSR, Inc), p. 26. ISBN 0-5607-6868-1.
  2. Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 9. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.