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Tamarand was a gold great wyrm[2] who was the King of Justice as of the late 15th century DR. He was also a Chosen of the dragon god Bahamut.[1]

Personality[]

Tamarand was thoughtful yet decisive.[4] He was very wise, and was one of the few dragons who was knowledgeable about the customs of humans and demihumans.[3] In fact, he studied humanoid cultures and organizations, largely out of concern for how dangerous they could be.[4] He was also one of the few gold dragons that was relatively friendly to non-dragons, although he disliked being visited in his lair.[3]

Activities[]

Tamarand was the King of Justice,[1] the nominal "ruler" of gold dragons.[5] Other gold dragons would consult with him before any major undertaking to be certain that their course of action was wise.[4]

Before the 15th century DR, Tamarand had a lair in a huge cave complex beneath the mountains near Bloodstone Pass.[6][2] The area was also home to a clan of storm giants,[6] who were in good terms with the gold dragon.[3] Tamarand's lair was one of the few known gold dragon lairs in all of Faerûn.[6] In the 15th century DR, Tamarand had made another lair in the wilderness of Vaasa, and kept the location of this lair completely secret.[1][4]

Relationships[]

He was a recurrent ally of the Talons of Justice.[7] He and his followers opposed the Warlock Knights of Vaasa. When the giant kingdom of Kultaakarr arose in the late 15th century DR, he shifted his attention to oppose them,[1] although he maintained a good relationship with the storm giants of the Galena Mountains.[4]

Before he became the King of Justice, Tamarand served as the second-in-command to the former king, the gold dragon Lareth, who considered him his brother.[8] During that time, he was second only to the King of Justice in dragon society.[9]

History[]

At some point prior to 1357 DR, a large group of dragon hunters from Vaasa tried to kill Tamarand in his lair. However, Tamarand had learned about the attack beforehand and called other four gold dragons for help, and the Vaasan hunters were almost all killed in the ensuing battle.[6]

On Flamerule 8 of the Year of Rogue Dragons, 1373 DR, Tamarand reluctantly challenged Lareth for leadership of all goodly dragons after Lareth's reasoning and judgment had been corrupted by the Dracorage. Lareth, teetering on the edge of madness as a result of the Rage, eagerly accepted, wrongly suspecting Tamarand was about to betray him. At first Tamarand tried to subdue Lareth, using only spells to disable him, but finally Tamarand was forced to deliver a fatal blow. As required by the protocols of the Ptarian Code, the gold dragon Larendrammagar and the silver dragon Havarlan bore witness to the battle.[8] Tamarand was greatly grieved from killing his superior and brother, and initially did not accept the mantle of royalty.[10][9]

Almost immediately after slaying Lareth, Tamarand was forced to fly to the Monastery of the Yellow Rose, and lead a group of metallic dragons in lifting the siege of the monastery from a flight of chromatic dragons sent by Sammaster.[11]

After the last Dracorage, he and Larendrammagar helped the Talons of Justice in some of their missions. Their last mission was to help the Talons locate a former member of the order who had become a rebel, the dragon Arendelonthos.[7]

By the Year of Deep Water Drifting, 1480 DR, Tamarand had finally became the King of Justice, and a Chosen of Bahamut as well. That year he led his followers to stand in opposition against the Warlock Knights of Vaasa and the titans of Kultaakarr.[1] He continued to hold the title of King of Justice into the 1490s DR.[4]

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References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Brian R. James (April 2010). “Realmslore: Vaasa”. In Chris Youngs ed. Dungeon #177 (Wizards of the Coast) (177)., p. 79.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Eric L. Boyd, Eytan Bernstein (August 2006). Dragons of Faerûn. Edited by Beth Griese, Cindi Rice, Kim Mohan. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 156. ISBN 0-7869-3923-0.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Nigel Findley, et al. (October 1990). Draconomicon. Edited by Mike Breault. (TSR, Inc.), p. 61. ISBN 0-8803-8876-5.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 James Wyatt (October 2021). Fizban's Treasury of Dragons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 123. ISBN 978-0786967292.
  5. Nigel Findley, et al. (October 1990). Draconomicon. Edited by Mike Breault. (TSR, Inc.), p. 18. ISBN 0-8803-8876-5.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Nigel Findley, et al. (October 1990). Draconomicon. Edited by Mike Breault. (TSR, Inc.), p. 38. ISBN 0-8803-8876-5.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Eric L. Boyd, Eytan Bernstein (August 2006). Dragons of Faerûn. Edited by Beth Griese, Cindi Rice, Kim Mohan. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 100. ISBN 0-7869-3923-0.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Richard Lee Byers (January 2005). The Rite (Mass Market Paperback). (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 223–230. ISBN 978-0786935819.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Eric L. Boyd, Eytan Bernstein (August 2006). Dragons of Faerûn. Edited by Beth Griese, Cindi Rice, Kim Mohan. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 10. ISBN 0-7869-3923-0.
  10. Richard Lee Byers (January 2005). The Rite (Mass Market Paperback). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 279. ISBN 978-0786935819.
  11. Richard Lee Byers (January 2005). The Rite (Mass Market Paperback). (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 297–321. ISBN 978-0786935819.
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