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Grimgnaw was a dwarven monk and member of the Monks of the Long Death, an evil monastic order that worshiped the very essence of death, which was personified as the "Silent Lord," and sought to bring as many living beings to death as possible.[1]


He was from Clan Battlehammer but left Mithral Hall to pursue initiation into the Order of the Long Death. Akin to the cult, Grimgnaw had a deep, morbid fascination with death and dying and detested undead, as he believed undeath to be a means of escaping a natural death.[1]

In Neverwinter during the Wailing Death in 1372 DR, Grimgnaw was available for hire as a henchman to the Hero of Neverwinter.[1]

Later, Grimgnaw was encountered by Drogan Droganson's Pupil in Cania. It was said that after the Hero of Neverwinter defeated Morag, Grimgnaw mysteriously vanished, and due to his presence in Cania, apparently died somehow. Grimgnaw said that as Mephistopheles had abandoned Cania, it was necessary for it to have a new ruler, and proclaimed himself this ruler. He was accompanied by several companions, including Maugrim and Balpheron (a lich, which was ironic as Grimnaw was reputed to despise undead in any form), as well as a minotaur, who all supported his claim to leadership of Cania. Believing that the hero posed a threat to his rule, Grimgnaw and his companions attacked him or her, forcing the hero to defeat them.[2]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 BioWare (2002). Trent OsterBrent Knowles, James Ohlen. Neverwinter NightsAtari.
  2. BioWare (2003). Trent OsterBrent Knowles. Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the UnderdarkAtari.

External LinksEdit

  • Grimgnaw article at the NWNWiki, a wiki for the Neverwinter Nights games.


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