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King Azoun IV of Cormyr
Azoun IV Obarskyr
Basic Information
Aliases Balin the cavalier[1]
Home Suzail, Cormyr
Gender Male
Race Human
Dates
Born 1307 DR
Died 1371 DR (aged 64)
Rules Information
Alignment Lawful good
Class
Fighter 20
Game Edition 2nd

Source: [citation needed]

King Azoun IV Obarskyr of Cormyr was the king of Cormyr from 1336 DR to 1371 DR and a member of the Purple Dragon Knights.[2] During his reign, the kingdom experienced unprecedented economic growth. He was killed in the Goblin Wars by Nalavarauthatoryl.[3]

AppearanceEdit

Azoun had a graying moustache[4] and gray streaks in his hair but was otherwise physically fit and muscular.[5]

BackgroundEdit

Azoun fought against the Tuigan horde at Thesk.[6]

In 1352 DR, the Usurper King Gondegal attempted to establish a kingdom centered in the city of Arabel. Azoun led the army of Purple Dragons to reclaim the city. In all, Gondegal had power over Arabel for just eight days.[7][8]

In 1369 DR Azoun was on a hunt with Baron Thomdor, Duke Bhereu and Aunadar Bleth when he was poisoned by a magical abraxus in the abraxus affair, putting him in a coma-like state.[9]

PersonalityEdit

Azoun is content to be in battle, and despite the risks to himself, will not allow himself to be excluded from any combat that might arise in his presence.[10] There are many rumours and tales of Azoun's encounters with the opposite sex, mostly from before his marriage, and there are a number of children as a result of these relations, but the matter is not discussed openly or officially.[11] When making public addresses, Azoun preferred the term "Cormyte" over the more usual "Cormyrean" or "Cormyrian".[12]

RelativesEdit

Azoun's wife was Queen Filfaeril Obarskyr.[13] He had two daughters: Tanalasta Obarskyr, the advisor, and Alusair Obarskyr, the adventuress.[13]. Thomdor and Bhereu were his cousins.[14] His father was Rhigaerd II.[15]. He has an heir in his grandson, Azoun V.[16] He also had a son, Foril, who was assassinated by the Fire Knives before his third year[17] in 1334 DR[18].

PossessionsEdit

Azoun's sword is contained in a very tatty scabbard. He has a brown scarf given to him by Filfaeril as a token of luck.[5] In his right boot he carries a magical wand that, when snapped, opens a portal to the royal palace, through which guards and priests are ready to step in the event that Azoun requires aid.[19] Azoun also has a hollow metal sphere that, upon spoken command, can transform into a key to unlock a secret vault in the depths of the royal palace. It is one of only five, the others possessed by Vangerdahast, the queen and princesses.[20]

Preceded by
Rhigaerd II
King of Cormyr
1335 DR1371 DR
Succeeded by
Azoun V

Regent: Alusair Obarskyr

ReferencesEdit

  1. Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 137. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  2. Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb (April 1998). Cormyr: A Novel (Paperback). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 15. ISBN ISBN 0-7869-0710-X.
  3. Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 151. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  4. Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb (April 1998). Cormyr: A Novel (Paperback). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 12. ISBN ISBN 0-7869-0710-X.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb (April 1998). Cormyr: A Novel (Paperback). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 16. ISBN ISBN 0-7869-0710-X.
  6. Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb (April 1998). Cormyr: A Novel (Paperback). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 19. ISBN ISBN 0-7869-0710-X.
  7. Eric Haddock et al. (1994). Cormyr (sourcebook). (TSR, Inc), pp. 32–33. ISBN 1-56076-818-5.
  8. Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb (April 1998). Cormyr: A Novel (Paperback). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 227. ISBN ISBN 0-7869-0710-X.
  9. Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb (April 1998). Cormyr: A Novel (Paperback). (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 20–27. ISBN ISBN 0-7869-0710-X.
  10. Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb (April 1998). Cormyr: A Novel (Paperback). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 23. ISBN ISBN 0-7869-0710-X.
  11. Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb (April 1998). Cormyr: A Novel (Paperback). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 119. ISBN ISBN 0-7869-0710-X.
  12. Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 73. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Sean K. Reynolds, Steve Miller (2000). Into the Dragon's Lair. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 3. ISBN 0-7869-1634-6.
  14. Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb (April 1998). Cormyr: A Novel (Paperback). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 13. ISBN ISBN 0-7869-0710-X.
  15. Eric Haddock (1994). Cormyr. (TSR, Inc), p. 42. ISBN 1-56076-818-5.
  16. Ed Greenwood (May 2005). Elminster's Daughter. (Wizards of the Coast) ISBN 978-0786937684.
  17. Brian R. James (July 2008). “Backdrop: Cormyr”. Dragon #365 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 17.
  18. Various (February 1993). Realms of Valor. (TSR, Inc) ISBN 1-5607-6557-7.
  19. Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb (April 1998). Cormyr: A Novel (Paperback). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 27. ISBN ISBN 0-7869-0710-X.
  20. Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb (April 1998). Cormyr: A Novel (Paperback). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 88. ISBN ISBN 0-7869-0710-X.

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