Saestra Karanok was the vampire daughter of the ruler of Luthcheq in Chessenta in 1357 DR.

History[edit | edit source]

During a very cruel joke by her brother, Naeros Karanok, she was locked in a crypt for nine days. When Saestra exited she was a vampire. However, she managed to keep this fact secret from her family and directed them in destroying her vampire master.[2]

Saestra managed to keep her secret by supervising the city watch at night, explaining this as a system to improve the watch's efficiency. Using the watch's cover, she killed people she framed as wizards, secretly draining them of blood.[1]

Sometime after 1373 DR,[citation needed] Saestra's true nature was discovered by her father and she escaped from Luthcheq. After some travel, she relocated to Erlkazar, where she became the hidden queen of that kingdom. First Saestra united all the bandits in the area in a efficient army and later she seduced and transformed the country's king.[3]

In 1600 DR, Saestra was still in operation when she and Sanwar Beguine attacked Jadaren Hold near Erlkazar.[4]

Activities[edit | edit source]

In the day, Saestra delivered baskets of food, healing herbs, and small toys for the children of Luthcheq. At night, Saestra used confiscated magic tools to incriminate a person as a wizard and during a private interrogation drained the victim's blood.[1]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Saestra had two personalities depending of her hunger: in one she was sweet, innocent, and loving; in the other she was a savage killer.[2]

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Appearances[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Paul Culotta (December 1996). “Children of the Night”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #236 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 80–88.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Scott Bennie (February 1990). Old Empires. Edited by Mike Breault. (TSR, Inc.), p. 59. ISBN 978-0880388214.
  3. Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. Edited by Jennifer Clarke Wilkes, et al. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 126. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
  4. Samantha Henderson (2011). Dawnbringer. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 978-0786957941.
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