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Gathkatra was an ogre mage that masqueraded as a human female and worked as the chatelaine of the Whistling Wizard inn on the outskirts of Voonlar circa the Year of the Turret, 1360 DR.[1][2]

HistoryEdit

In the late 1350s DR, the Whistling Wizard had become a haven and meeting place for many of the more evilly-inclined religious, mercantile, and political groups in the Moonsea region. The owner at the time was Ravvas Thurrpurtyn who seemed to tolerate these elements in his establishment, perhaps even courting favor with them. For unknown reasons, Gathkatra was attracted to this activity or atmosphere and arranged an accident to eliminate the current hostess of the Wizard. Then, polymorphed into a human female, Gathkatra applied for the job and became the new chatelaine.[1][2]

Gathkatra's presence at the Whistling Wizard was one of many concerns that worried Zarracee Ambroanye, the spectral harpist that haunted the Wizard Well, located in the cellar of the inn. She eventually called for help, asking that the inn be purged of the many duplicitous characters living there. This precipitated the conflict that became known as the Battle at the Bar.[1][2] Gathkatra was fighting in the upstairs apartments over the common room when the bar itself exploded, taking out part of the ceiling and plunging her to her death on the splintered wood planks, beams, and furniture below.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ed Greenwood (April 2001–May 2003). Elminster Speaks archive (Zipped PDF). Elminster Speaks. Wizards of the Coast. p. 34. Retrieved on 2016-09-03.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ed Greenwood (2001-11-14). Part #28: The Recent and Colorful History of the Wizard. Elminster Speaks. Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved on 2017-02-19.
  3. Ed Greenwood (April 2001–May 2003). Elminster Speaks archive (Zipped PDF). Elminster Speaks. Wizards of the Coast. p. 36. Retrieved on 2016-09-03.
  4. Ed Greenwood (2001-12-12). Part #30: Endgame at the Wizard. Elminster Speaks. Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved on 2017-02-19.

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