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The Daemonfey (DAY-mun-fay) are a clan of half-fiends and fey'ri who were imprisoned for over five thousand years and were freed in recent times. Although the term actually describes the organization, it is sometimes also used to mean the descendants of House Dlardrageth, who have royal demonic blood, and conversely the term "fey'ri" is sometimes used to describe the descendants of the other corrupted houses of Siluvanede.
In the former elven realm of Arcorar (located in what would become Cormanthyr), House Dlardrageth began summoning demons to produce half-fiend offspring in a bid to strengthen their bloodline and succeeded and were killed by other elves, who were enraged over this practice.
The surviving half-fiend offspring of House Dlardrageth fled to Siluvanede, around -5000 DR. They brought with them their practice of producing half-fiends into their new home, where it was more readily accepted than in Arcorar, though it was only practiced in secret. The background for this readiness was, that the elves from Siluvanede had a uniquely bad view on the Seldarine. The roots for this bad view was the deities actions during the Crown Wars, a series of wars between elven states that lasted for about 3000 years. Their show of violence during these wars, in particular the Descent, Corellon Larethian channeling his magic to turn all dark elves, regardless of allegiance, into drow and thus destroying Ilythiir, as well as their support for the first Elven Court’s proclamation, that amounted to a call for genocide against the Vyshaan as the most guilty party of the Crown Wars, caused the founders of Siluvanede and their descendants to view the Seldarine as a source of fear than anything else. This fear showed itself in persecution of religious institutions and practitioners and in the lowered threshold to accept alternative power sources like demon blood, which allowed the half-fiends to spread their affliction to the elven houses of Siluvanede. Houses with demon blood and thus with fey'ri among their ranks were powerful and owned a lot of influence in their country.
In -4700 DR, Eaerlann was founded to counter Siluvanede. Eaerlann's power holders observed a gradual shift towards evil in Siluvanede and decided in -4500 DR to attack the other country in order to prevent it from committing evil. During the initial attack, members of House Dlardrageth were killed. During Siluvanede’s retaliation which resulted in the Seven Citadels' War, Sarya Dlardrageth and others were killed or imprisoned. The fey’ri fought on but were defeated, and Siluvanede was forcibly annexed by Eaerlann. The fey’ri were killed, or were collectively imprisoned into the Nameless Dungeon, though some managed to get away and blend into elven society founding new daemonfey houses.
As mentioned above, they acted in Siluvanede with secrecy. They were very successful at this. The non-demon blooded High Mages of Siluvanede didn't realise that a meaningful part of their country's power holders descended from fiends before and during the 200 year long Seven Citadel's War. Only when their country was absorbed by their enemies, did they come behind it and fled with Myth Adofhaer to sidestep potential pursuit of responsibility.
The daemonfey who were sealed in magical prisons in a perpetual state of near-slumber, where they remained until the destruction of Hellgate Keep in 1369 DR, which caused those imprisoned there to be freed. They then went on to free the remaining members of the organization with the goal to take revenge against the elves for the suffering and humiliation at their hands.
Before their imprisonment, the daemonfey created large caches of its treasures, and many were looted while the daemonfey were in their prison, meaning that their magical artifacts were spread around Faerûn.
The daemonfey intend to expand their numbers by breeding sun elves with demons in the High Forest. To achieve this they have begun to abduct sun elves from the Silver Marches in order to prepare them for breeding. The daemonfey are also interested in learning about modern Faerûn since they have been imprisoned for such a long time. Scouting parties are sent out across the Silver Marches, but they take great care not to be seen, for fear of alerting the elves of their presence.
Sarya planned to seek the help of the Arcane Brotherhood in Luskan. The organization considered the drow to be degenerates, but this did not rule out their working together towards common goals, should this have been deemed necessary.
Although the daemonfey had a hatred for the elven race in general, they were particularly loathing of the moon and wood elves of the Silver Marches because they despised the elves having formed any kind of confederation.
The boltholes are underground structures located throughout the North. They have existed for a very long time but most are now forgotten by all except the oldest surviving elves. Even so, these elves will likely assume them to be abandoned, not knowing of the recent re-emergence of the daemonfey. There is a bolthole located around twenty miles east of the Stone Stand in the northern High Forest.
- Sarya Dlardrageth, leader
- Xhalph, son of Sarya
- Xhalth /Xalh (see TSR "Hellgate Keep"p. 12 and "Cloak and Dagger"p.94), nephew of Sarya
- Teryani Ealoeth, daughter of Xhalth
- Vesryn Aelorothi, member of house Aelorothi
- Jhaartel Ealoeth
- Nurthel Floshin
- Laerdya Floshin
- Sariandi Floshin
- ↑ Frank Mentzer (January 1985). “Ay pronunseeAYshun gyd”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #93 (TSR, Inc.), p. 26.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Sean K. Reynolds, Jason Carl (November 2001). Lords of Darkness. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 126. ISBN 0-7869-1989-2.
- ↑ Richard Baker (August 2004). Forsaken House. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 193. ISBN 0-7869-3260-0.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Erik Scott de Bie (November 2012). “Elves with Demonic Designs: The Fey'ri: Faerûn's Hidden Threat”. Dungeon #208 (WOTC), p. 49.
- ↑ Richard Baker, Ed Bonny, Travis Stout (February 2005). Lost Empires of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 83. ISBN 0-7869-3654-1.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 Richard Baker, Ed Bonny, Travis Stout (February 2005). Lost Empires of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 84. ISBN 0-7869-3654-1.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 Richard Baker, Ed Bonny, Travis Stout (February 2005). Lost Empires of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 92. ISBN 0-7869-3654-1.
- ↑ Richard Baker, Ed Bonny, Travis Stout (February 2005). Lost Empires of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 52. ISBN 0-7869-3654-1.
- ↑ Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 15. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
- ↑ Richard Baker, Ed Bonny, Travis Stout (February 2005). Lost Empires of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 56. ISBN 0-7869-3654-1.
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 Richard Baker, Ed Bonny, Travis Stout (February 2005). Lost Empires of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 89. ISBN 0-7869-3654-1.
- ↑ Richard Baker (August 2004). Forsaken House. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 191–193. ISBN 0-7869-3260-0.
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Sean K. Reynolds, Jason Carl (November 2001). Lords of Darkness. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 127. ISBN 0-7869-1989-2.
- ↑ Richard Baker (August 2004). Forsaken House. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 90. ISBN 0-7869-3260-0.