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Boldovar Obarskyr
Basic Information
Aliases Boldovar the Mad[1]
The Mad King[1]
Home Suzail, Cormyr
Gender Male
Race Human
Dates
Born 199 DR [2]
Died 246 DR (aged 47) believed dead in 242 DR but actually "spirited away" by Baerauble Etharr[2]

Boldovar Obarskyr (Boldovar the Mad[1]) was the king of Cormyr until his believed death in 242 DR.[3] Although Boldovar was the second eldest male child, [2]he was crowned after his father, Tharyann, outlived his older siblings.[4]

RelativesEdit

Boldovar's father was King Tharyann.[3] His son was Iltharl Obarskyr.[5]

BackgroundEdit

Boldovar was known as "Boldovar the Mad" due to his homophobic and enraged behaviour (which is rumoured to have involved him strangling his elder brother Dorglor), partially kept under control by the magic of Baerauble Etharr.[4] During his reign he had the windows of Faerlthann's Keep transformed into barred slits.[6] He was said to have died in 242 DR when he killed a female consort, but in her last moments, the woman grabbed him and pulled him over the battlements of Faerlthann's Keep.[4] In reality, he was kept alive by Baerauble's magic for 4 more years but in death was claimed by the "Ghazneth Curse".[2] After he died he was placed beneath a sycamore. He was the third Ghazneth.

Preceded by
Tharyann
King of Cormyr
238 DR242 DR
Succeeded by
Iltharl

GhaznethEdit

After being turned into a Ghazneth, Boldovar's appeareance changed dramatically. His eyes turned large and glowed crimson, and his large nose became veined as if from too much drink. A tarnished crown sat upon his tangled, spikey hair,and his mouth became almost completely hidden by his unkempt beard. His skin turned the color of obsidian and he developed a pot belly the size of a soup kettle. Other then the crown, he appeared completely naked.[7]

As a Ghazneth, he had the power to inflict madness upon his enemies with a single scratch, and could make friends turn on friends, as a wounded Vangerdahast tried to atttack Azoun IV, as well as an allied war wizard and priest[8]. This condition's length was dependent on the severity of the wound, and Vangerdahast's serious wounds took five days for the madness to clear.[9] He could also spread darkness from his wings, obscuring light and vision.[10]


Boldovar first showed up while Tanalasta Obarskyr was fleeing from another Ghazneth and fled right into Boldovar's trap. Vangerdahast tried to teleport to safety, but ended up teleporting Boldovar right into the midst of Azoun IV's entourage. Boldovar quickly defeated several guards and war wizards, severely injured Vangerdahast and Azoun IV and captured Queen Filfaeril Obarskyr, taking her back to his illusionary palace to become his queen.

His poem went as such:

Here come ye, Mad Kang Boldovar, and lie among these rootes

[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb (April 1998). Cormyr: A Novel (Paperback), p. 177. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN ISBN 0-7869-0710-X.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms, p. 76. Wizards of the CoastISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb (April 1998). Cormyr: A Novel (Paperback), p. 176. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN ISBN 0-7869-0710-X.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb (April 1998). Cormyr: A Novel (Paperback), p. 180. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN ISBN 0-7869-0710-X.
  5. Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb (April 1998). Cormyr: A Novel (Paperback), p. 178. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN ISBN 0-7869-0710-X.
  6. Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb (April 1998). Cormyr: A Novel (Paperback), p. 175. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN ISBN 0-7869-0710-X.
  7. Troy Denning (December 1999). Beyond the High Road, p. 181. Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-1436-X.
  8. Troy Denning (December 1999). Beyond the High Road, p. 206. Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-1436-X.
  9. Troy Denning (December 1999). Beyond the High Road, p. 216. Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-1436-X.
  10. Troy Denning (December 1999). Beyond the High Road, p. 315. Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-1436-X.
  11. Troy Denning (December 1999). Beyond the High Road, p. 187. Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-1436-X.

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