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Alagondar was a royal family that ruled the city of Neverwinter after the death of Lord Nasher Alagondar, in 1385 DR, and until the eruption of Mount Hotenow, in 1451 DR, when the entire family disappeared in the disaster.[1]

ActivitiesEdit

The Alagondar family ruled Neverwinter, and during their brief mandate they were able to kept the city stable and prosperous.[1]

ResidenceEdit

The Alagondar family owned Castle Never.[3]

HistoryEdit

The Alagondar family was founded by the descendants of Lord Nasher Alagondar after his death, who was considered the first patriarch of the family.[1] Besides Lord Nasher, another member was Bann Alagondar, Nasher's son and the second king of Neverwinter.[4]

According to some conflicting records, Lord Nasher had a bastard son, Vers Never, who left the city and settled in Waterdeep, marrying Mirtria Ember and founding the Neverember family.[4]

The Alagondar line of kings and queens ruled their city fairly and well and were loved and revered by their subjects, until the destruction of Neverwinter in 1451 DR, when the cataclysm caused by the eruption of Mount Hotenow killed all the Alagondar family.[1] Most of them died in Castle Never, and their spirits haunted the place after their deaths.[3]

According to some unreliable and unconfirmed sources, Dagult Neverember was a descendant of Vers Nevers, and henceforth a descendant of the Alagondar family. Dagult used those sources to claim for himself the throne of Neverwinter in 1461 DR, acting as a Lord Protector instead of a king to not alienate the citizens.[4]

LegacyEdit

In 1474 DR, the Sons of Alagondar emerged in Neverwinter and waged a campaign of insurgency and propaganda against the rule of Dagult Neverember. Proclaiming themselves as the descendants of the servants and retainers of Lord Nasher and his descendants, they wished to restore rule to the rightful line of Alagondar.[5]

Known MembersEdit

Rumors & LegendsEdit

According to some rumors, not all members of the Alagondar family perished during the eruption of Mount Hotenow. It was believed that a woman of the Alagondar lineage, who was pregnant at the moment the eruption took place, fled during the destruction of Neverwinter and survived long enough to give birth to her child. She later succumbed to madness because of the grief of having lost all her family, dying shortly thereafter. The child, now the last surviving member of the Alagondar bloodline, was adopted by the Waterdhavian house Thann and raised as one of their own.[2]

In the late years of the 15th century DR, many adventurers claimed to be that lost heir of Neverwinter, but most of them were put to the sword by Dagult Neverember, who would not suffer the presence of a bothersome claimant to his "rightful throne".[6]

Another legend told about the lost Crown of Neverwinter, a magic crown that only a true heir of the Alagondar line could use. People that didn't have Alagondar blood were killed on the spot by the magic item if they attempted to use it.[7]

Likewise, it was believed that the ghosts of the Neverwinter Nine would only kneel before a true heir of the Alagondar bloodline.[8]

AppendixEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Matt Sernett, Erik Scott de Bie, Ari Marmell (2011). Neverwinter Campaign Setting. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 138. ISBN 0-7869-5814-6.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Matt Sernett, Erik Scott de Bie, Ari Marmell (2011). Neverwinter Campaign Setting. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 20. ISBN 0-7869-5814-6.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Matt Sernett, Erik Scott de Bie, Ari Marmell (2011). Neverwinter Campaign Setting. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 148. ISBN 0-7869-5814-6.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Matt Sernett, Erik Scott de Bie, Ari Marmell (2011). Neverwinter Campaign Setting. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 86. ISBN 0-7869-5814-6.
  5. Matt Sernett, Erik Scott de Bie, Ari Marmell (2011). Neverwinter Campaign Setting. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 114. ISBN 0-7869-5814-6.
  6. Christopher Perkins (September 6, 2016). Storm King's Thunder. In Kim Mohan, Michele Carter eds. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 101. ISBN 978-0786966004.
  7. Matt Sernett, Erik Scott de Bie, Ari Marmell (2011). Neverwinter Campaign Setting. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 149. ISBN 0-7869-5814-6.
  8. Matt Sernett, Erik Scott de Bie, Ari Marmell (2011). Neverwinter Campaign Setting. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 152. ISBN 0-7869-5814-6.

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