The undying negus negusti ("Prince of Princes"), King Osaw I the Wise was the ruler of the holy city of Mezro and one of the seven barae, the Chosen of Ubtao.[3]


King Osaw appeared to be a Tabaxi man of 80 years of age, with hunched shoulders and wrinkled skin, though he was over a millennium-and-a-half old. Despite his age and appearance, he had a youthful energy and a deep, questioning gaze. He bore a platinum circlet and platinum armbands as symbols of his kingship.[3]


Osaw was soft-spoken but noble.[3]


Like all barae, Osaw was immortal and could not age or grow sick. He had been granted several special abilities common among the Chosen of Ubtao:[3]

  • He could utter magical commands that would compel the hearer to obedience.
  • He regenerated health rapidly.
  • He could detect evil at will.
  • He had improved reflexes and physical and mental resistances.

If within the Temple of Ubtao, he could also cast the following spells:[3]

In addition, Osaw had been granted the special power to recall with crisp precision every event and meeting he had experienced within the entire long length of his reign.[3]


Osaw's son, Kwalu, was negusti of Chult and also was another of the barae.[3]


King Osaw ruled from a triangular throne room within the Temple of Ubtao. He spent about eight hours a day there, holding court.[4]

Osaw was also the author of a work of history, The Eternal Life of Mezro.[1][5]


King Osaw became a bara and the ruler of Mezro some fifteen hundred years before 1372 DR.[3] He was 85-years-old when he was chosen, which was why he appeared elderly even as a bara.[6]

For a third of his reign, Osaw kept the city of Mezro hidden by powerful magics, so that only native Tabaxi could even see the city, let alone enter it. After a successful war against the goblin Batiri tribes, however, King Osaw chose, in 1363 DR, to once again open the city to outsiders.[4] This decision resulted in a large amount of trade goods flowing through the city.[2]




  1. While neutral gods such as Ubtao are not supposed to have paladins, the Chosen of Ubtao seem to be an exception to this rule.


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