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Capnolithyl, also known as Brimstone,[2] was a vampiric smoke drake and a hero of the last Rage of Dragons.[3]

DescriptionEdit

Capnolithyl appeared to be a normal, adult smoke drake with reddish black scales. However that was an illusion used to disguise its undead, vampiric nature.[3] He was also able to change into a cloud of embers and smoke at will.[4]

HistoryEdit

Capnolithyl was one of the drakes Sammaster reached out when he was researching a way to create the first dracoliches. He allowed Sammaster to turn him into a vampire, thinking this would win him favor. Sammaster realized the disadvantages of vampires far outweighed their usefulness, and he discarded Capnolithyl. Since that day, Capnolithyl's only desire was to see Sammaster destroyed.[5]

For that reason, he remained in the North, in the citadel where the final battle against Sammaster took place, waiting and gathering power.[5] In 1373 DR, he journeyed with Dorn Graybrook and his companions, but also did work on his own.[6] Little is known of the time he spent apart from Graybrook. The entire time he traveled with Graybrook, he did not get along with their traveling cleric, Pavel Shemov, a priest of Lathander, who found it hard to tolerate Capnolithyl's undead condition.[5]

Unlike other vampire dragon, that cannot leave their hoards for large periods of time, Brimstone was able to remain apart from his hoard due to a magical collar that was shattered by Sammaster. A portion of the collar survived, and Brimstone placed it in his body to keep it safe.[7]

Notable accomplishments by Brimstone were reversing the Vaasan Horde that was stirred up by Sammaster to cause confusion and the saving of Gareth Dragonsbane, King of Damara;[8] and its help in the final battle against Sammaster and the destruction of the mythal that caused the Rage of Dragons.[9] For this reason, dragons across Faerûn hailed him as a hero, although some believed he died in the final battle.[3]

After the destruction of Sammaster, Brimstone began to felt a sense of emptiness. He remained in Sammaster's fortress searching for something to give purpose again to his life,[10] and he founded it when he came across information about an old draconic custom, the xorvintaal. He then traveled across the Outer Planes in order to fully investigate his discovery.[3]

He returned to Toril in 1479 DR, and went to Dracowyr to contact the Princes of Murghôm in order to start his own xorvintaal.[3] The princes allowed him to contact many other chromatic dragons, as well as a few gem and metallic dragons to start the game.[4] To ensure the dragons would play, Brimstone bound them with a powerful spell, although the participants were unaware of this.[11] After Tchazzar was freed from Sseelrigoth's prison, Brimstone sought the red dragon to invite him to play the xorvintaal as well.[12]

When Alasklerbanbastos warned Brimstone about Aoth Fezim and the Brotherhood of the Griffon attempts to foil the xorvintaal, the vampire allowed the dracolich to reach other dragon allies, including Tchazzar and a few dragon princes of Murghôm, to attack and destroy the Brotherhood.[13]

After the Battle of Luthcheq, the leaders of the Brotherhood of the Griffon, as well as several dragons and dragonborn knights from Tymanther, traveled to Dracowyr to confront Brimstone and forced him to cancel the magic that bound wyrms to the game. Before he disappeared to whereabouts unknown, Brimstone claimed that the game was just a ruse to allow him to eliminate the most powerful dragons around the Sea of Fallen Stars.[1]

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AppearancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Richard Lee Byers (June 7th, 2011). The Spectral Blaze. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 324–326. ISBN 0786957980.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Eric L. Boyd, Eytan Bernstein (August 2006). Dragons of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 148. ISBN 0-7869-3923-0.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Richard Lee Byers (May 2010). The Captive Flame. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 10–15. ISBN 0786953969.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Richard Lee Byers (May 2010). The Captive Flame. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 194. ISBN 0786953969.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Richard Lee Byers (April 2004). The Rage. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 153–154. ISBN 0-7869-3187-6.
  6. Richard Lee Byers (April 2004). The Rage. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 108. ISBN 0-7869-3187-6.
  7. Warning: edition not specified for The Rite
  8. Warning: edition not specified for The Rite
  9. Richard Lee Byers (May 2006). The Ruin. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 265–266. ISBN 0-7869-4003-4.
  10. Richard Lee Byers (May 2006). The Ruin. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 273. ISBN 0-7869-4003-4.
  11. Richard Lee Byers (June 7th, 2011). The Spectral Blaze. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 193–194. ISBN 0786957980.
  12. Richard Lee Byers (2010). Whisper of Venom. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 13–18. ISBN 0786955619.
  13. Richard Lee Byers (June 7th, 2011). The Spectral Blaze. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 263–266, 320. ISBN 0786957980.

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