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House Urmbrusk (pronounced: /ˈɜːrmbrʌskURM-brusk[1][2][3]) was a noble family of Waterdeep since the mid-13th century DR. They were known as land speculators and moneylenders.[1][2][3][5]

Organization[]

In 1368 DR,[2] until at least 1372 DR, the head of the House was Halam Urmbrusk with his consort Anja and eldest son Chimak. By the 1460s DR, Quarren Urmbrusk was Lord and his son Rutherford was heir, but when the boy was still a teenager, Quarren gave his sister Lestra the reins of the family business empire and went off adventuring. Lestra was the effective head of the House until at least the early 1480s DR.[5] In the Year of Three Ships Sailing, 1492 DR,[note 1] Jelenn Urmbrusk was one of the Masked Lords of Waterdeep, but it is unknown if she was also the head of House Urmbrusk.[6]

Activities[]

The Urmbrusks made their fortune dealing in real estate, owning many properties and also serving as an agent representing various merchants and temples that wanted to purchase a parcel of land. With their many assets, they also provided moneylending services.[1][2][3][5]

Base of Operations[]

The Urmbrusk villa is labeled as $46.

The Urmbrusk villa was located on a walled estate[7] between the Street of the Singing Dolphin and the Street of Whispers in the Sea Ward. Diamond Street bordered the southern edge of their estate and the Ilzimmer family villa was just to the north.[8]

The Urmbrusk villa outlined in red, circa 1492 DR.

History[]

The Urmbrusk family was ennobled in the Year of Silent Steel, 1254 DR. They were of Illuskan descent and favored Bane as their patron deity. As of 1372 DR, there were 72 family members that could claim nobility.[3] Around this time the family hosted the second annual Black Bucket Hunt. In the view of drunken and jaded nobles, it was a roaring success.[9]

In 1492 DR,[note 1] Jelenn Urmbrusk was one of the anonymous Lords of Waterdeep. She traded her influence with the Lords for financial assistance in getting out of debt as a result of some bad investments. She and possibly her House were beholden to the Zhentarim and ultimately Manshoon until the debts could be paid or the situation was resolved.[6]

Members[]

Appendix[]

Notes[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Canon material does not provide a year for the events described in Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, but Christopher Perkins answered a question via Twitter and stated the year was 1492 DR. Corroborating this, Dragon Heist page 20 refers to events of Death Masks (set in 1491 DR) as being "last year". Unless a canon source contradicts this assertion, this wiki will use 1492 DR for events related to this sourcebook and Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage (which is referenced on pages 5 and 98 of Dragon Heist).
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Halls of Undermountain adventure module leaves the fate of Quarren and Rutherford up to the DM and how the players react.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Ed Greenwood (1987). Waterdeep and the North. (TSR, Inc), p. 49. ISBN 0-88038-490-5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Ed Greenwood and Steven E. Schend (July 1994). “Who's Who in Waterdeep”. City of Splendors (TSR, Inc), p. 28. ISBN 0-5607-6868-1.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Eric L. Boyd (2005-09-28). Noble Houses of Waterdeep (Zipped PDF). Wizards of the Coast. p. 8. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved on 2009-10-07.
  4. Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 64. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Matt Sernett, Shawn Merwin (2012). Halls of Undermountain. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 18. ISBN 0786959940.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Christopher Perkins, James Haeck, James Introcaso, Adam Lee, Matthew Sernett (September 2018). Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. Edited by Jeremy Crawford. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 162. ISBN 978-0-7869-6625-7.
  7. Christopher Perkins, James Haeck, James Introcaso, Adam Lee, Matthew Sernett (September 2018). Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. Edited by Jeremy Crawford. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 161. ISBN 978-0-7869-6625-7.
  8. Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 92, 95. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.
  9. Ed Greenwood (April 2001). “The New Adventures of Volo: The Urge to Hunt”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #282 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 73.
  10. Christopher Perkins, James Haeck, James Introcaso, Adam Lee, Matthew Sernett (September 2018). Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. Edited by Jeremy Crawford. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 162. ISBN 978-0-7869-6625-7.

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