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The Dead Rats were a street gang operating in Luskan and Neverwinter, on the northern Sword Coast.[1] The Dead Rats were loosely allied with the Coin Spinners gang.[2]

MembershipEdit

The gang was most notable for having a large number of wererats within their ranks.[1]

HeadquartersEdit

In Luskan, the gang was based in the Drowned Rat tavern and was notorious throughout northern Faerûn.[3]

In Neverwinter, the gang had no established a formal headquarters, instead operating out from the sewers of the Blacklake District.[4]

HistoryEdit

Before 1479 DR, the gang's leader, Toytere, sent Rsolk to Neverwinter to establish a branch of the gang in the Jewel of the North. After the death of Cymril, the Dead Rats joined forces with the Nashers to depose Dagult Neverember, however the true objetives of Rsolk was to eliminate the Nashers, that he saw as rivals to the Dead Rats.[4]

In 1480 DR, the gang conspired to kidnap the young mage Myrin Darkdance and turn her over to the leader of the Coin Spinners, Eden of the Clearlight. The gang managed to capture Myrin and placated her by making her think she was the queen of the gang.[5] Myrin was content with this arrangement as long as she could put the gang to use improving the lives of the people of Luskan. Kalen Dren stayed at the Dead Rat's tavern during this time.

Shortly after capturing Myrin, Kalen Dren succeeded in subduing most of Luskan and called a public assembly to choose a King of Luskan. The assembly broke into a melee and the demon Scour attacked the assembled gangs. The Dead Rats suffered heavy losses, including that of their leader, Toytere, and many members went over to the Coin Spinners.[6]

Notable membersEdit

  • Toytere - Leader of the gang, util his death in 1480 DR
  • Sithe - Half-genasi enforcer
  • Rsolk - Leader of the Neverwinter branch, as of 1479 DR

AppendixEdit

AppearancesEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Erik Scott de Bie (September 6, 2011). Shadowbane (Kindle ed.). (Wizards of the Coast), loc. 1387. ISBN 0786958553.
  2. Erik Scott de Bie (September 6, 2011). Shadowbane (Kindle ed.). (Wizards of the Coast), loc. 1836. ISBN 0786958553.
  3. Erik Scott de Bie (September 6, 2011). Shadowbane (Kindle ed.). (Wizards of the Coast), loc. 752. ISBN 0786958553.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Matt Sernett, Erik Scott de Bie, Ari Marmell (2011). Neverwinter Campaign Setting. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 115. ISBN 0-7869-5814-6.
  5. Erik Scott de Bie (September 6, 2011). Shadowbane (Kindle ed.). (Wizards of the Coast), loc. 1551. ISBN 0786958553.
  6. Erik Scott de Bie (September 6, 2011). Shadowbane (Kindle ed.). (Wizards of the Coast), loc. 5308. ISBN 0786958553.