Cassandra Thann was the daughter of Zelphar Arunsun, wife of Rhammas Thann, and mother of Danilo Thann. She was the powerful matriarch of the Thann clan[1]


Cassandra was intellectual and well-versed in politics and history of Waterdeep. She almost single-handedly rebuilt the family's fortunes after the family abandoned the slave trade.[1] Danilo considered her quite formidable.[3] She was a skilled musician.[4]


Cassandra was the daughter of Zelphar Arunsun and his first wife, a half-elf (Cassandra keeps her elven heritage a close secret).[1]

The matriarch had nine children with Rhammas - Dertek, Eldaun, Randor, Zelphar, Harmon, Ildaera, Synthea, Danilo, and Judith - and thirteen grandchildren. Khelben "Ravencloak" Arunsun was her younger half-brother; she sometimes suspected but did not know that he had been replaced by Khelben "Blackstaff" Arunsun.[1]



In the City of Splendors (boxed set), Cassanda is stated as being a 0th level fighter[2], but later in City of Splendors: Waterdeep, she is a 12th level aristocrat.[1]



  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 62. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Ed Greenwood and Steven E. Schend (July 1994). City of Splendors. (TSR, Inc), p. Cannot cite page numbers from this product. ISBN 0-5607-6868-1.
  3. Elaine Cunningham (April 2000). Elfshadow. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 309. ISBN 0-7869-1660-5.
  4. Elaine Cunningham (April 2000). Elfsong. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 163. ISBN 0-7869-1661-3.