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Alustriel Silverhand

True Name: Dlaertha[1]
Basic Information
Titles Lady Hope[2]
Home Silverymoon, Luruar[2]
Gender Female
Race Human
Dates
Born 762 DR
Rules Information
Alignment Chaotic good

3rd Edition Statistics[3]
Class
Archmage 2
Sorcerer 2
Wizard 20

Lady Alustriel Silverhand (known as Elué Dualen to the elves) was a human wizard[3] who served for many years as the ruler of the open city of Silverymoon, and later as the High Lady of the League of the Silver Marches, a confederation of various states in the areas around Silverymoon (Mithral Hall, Everlund, and Citadel Adbar, to name a few).[citation needed]

She was a powerful mage, being one of the Chosen of Mystra and one of the Seven Sisters. She was known for her love and devotion to her people, something especially unusual for many people who hold political power. Therefore, she was extremely popular in Silverymoon, and most of her subjects would do anything in their power to prevent any harm from happening to her. She was considered a wise and fair ruler, but she did not hesitate to be ruthless when needed (i.e. in diplomacy).[citation needed]

Appearance Edit

Apart from being an intelligent, wise, and charismatic leader, Alustriel was also very beautiful. She had warm and compassionate eyes and a flawless face.[4]

Relatives Edit

In addition to her siblings, the other six of the Seven Sisters, Alustriel had twelve male children, all with the surname of Aerasumé. Their names are Andelver, Boesild, Dolthauvin, Elinthalar, Ghaelryss, Inthylyn, Lilinthar Aerasumé, Methrammar[5], Naerond, Raerilarr, Tarthilmor, and Uoundeld.[6] She also is known to have had female offspring, but little is known of them.[citation needed]

Aims Edit

Alustriel always sought to create a realm that would radiate glory and culture, much like the elven kingdom of Myth Drannor. Despite her desires, she knew that sometimes another course of action would be appropriate, such as when she once denied the dark elf ranger Drizzt Do'Urden entry to the city in order to maintain good relations with nearby Nesmé.[citation needed]

Eventually, as Drizzt became more accepted in the general area (and regarded as a hero by many), he was allowed into Silverymoon by Alustriel. They became friends over the years, where she and Drizzt (along with Drizzt's companion, Guenhwyvar) repeatedly spent time alone together in Alustriel's home.[citation needed]

Post-Spellplague Edit

It was believed that Alustriel died at some point following the Spellplague, given that the Forgotten Realms Player's Guide states that "High Lady Alustriel's line carries on in the form of her son..."[7]

In fact, she and her sister Laeral Silverhand hid among the monks of Candlekeep to prepare the destruction of the wards so that no one could use them to get control over the Weave.[8] In 1487 DR, Larloch foiled their plans and absorbed the wards.[9] Shortly thereafter, Alustriel, Laeral, Elminster and the Srinshee prevented Larloch's ascension to godhood.[10] Alustriel is still a chosen of the restored Mystra.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Ed Greenwood (1995). The Seven Sisters. (TSR, Inc), p. 14. ISBN 0-7869-0118-7.
  2. 2.0 2.1 R.A. Salvatore and The Seven Swords (1999). The Accursed Tower. (TSR, Inc.), p. 31. ISBN 0-7869-1337-1.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 276. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  4. Richard Baker (August 2004). Forsaken House. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 170. ISBN 0-7869-3260-0.
  5. Richard Baker (August 2004). Forsaken House. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 171. ISBN 0-7869-3260-0.
  6. Ed Greenwood (1995). The Seven Sisters. (TSR, Inc), p. 114. ISBN 0-7869-0118-7.
  7. Rob Heinsoo, Logan Bonner, Robert J. Schwalb (September 2008). Forgotten Realms Player's Guide. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 978-0-7869-4929-8.
  8. Ed Greenwood (June 2014). The Herald. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 138. ISBN 978-0786964604.
  9. Ed Greenwood (June 2014). The Herald. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 238. ISBN 978-0786964604.
  10. Ed Greenwood (June 2014). The Herald. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 348–350. ISBN 978-0786964604.

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