Black Claw was an orc tribe formed by the Brotherhood of the Scarlet Scourge.[1]


In 1026 DR,[2] the Black Claw tribe was formed with the intention of destroying Waterdeep after the Brotherhood's previous attempt, the Broken Bone, succumbed to Lhammaruntosz.[1] The tribe carried out massive raids on the Free City of Waterdeep, killing the city's leader, Warlord Laroun, before finally being defeated in the Stump Bog by Raurlor.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 9. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ed Greenwood and Steven E. Schend (July 1994). “Campaign Guide”. City of Splendors (TSR, Inc), p. 30. ISBN 0-5607-6868-1.
  3. Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 115. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.