Huntmaster Rusk was a cleric of Malar.[2][1]

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Rusk once loved Maleva.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

Rusk was born as a natural werewolf in a community where people worshiped all nature gods: Silvanus, Chauntea, Malar, and Eldath. For many years, he was welcomed among both humans and wolves, gaining a reputation as a ranger in the Dalelands and Sembia.[1]

He was in love with Maleva, a powerful cleric of Selûne. She told Rusk about the Black Wolf prophecy, a heresy shared by both worshipers of Selûne and worshipers of Malar.[1]

Rusk later became a hunter of renown. He was hired by Vilsek Malveen of Selgaunt as a guide. Soon he gathered followers and started arguing with Maleva, who wanted him to convert to Selùne's faith. Breaking with Maleva Rusk, he instead joined the People of the Black Blood.

In 1372 DR, Stannis Malveen contacted Rusk, offering a rare copy of the Black Wolf Scroll in exchange for infecting with lycanthropy a member of the Uskevren family.[1]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Rusk feared he would no longer be the chosen vessel of Malar, and even that he might never have been. He feared he had himself created the individual that would become the new champion of Malar.[1]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Dave Gross (November 2001). “Rogues Gallery: The Foes of Stormweather, Part 2”. In Jesse Decker ed. Dragon #289 (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 94–98.
  2. Dave Gross (August 2007). Black Wolf. (Wizards of the Coast), p. ?. ISBN 978-0-7869-4283-1.
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