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House Fey-Branche was the fifth house of the drow city of Menzoberranzan in 1484 DR.[3]

ActivitiesEdit

House Fey-Branche served as a lackey to a number of houses, most notably House Baenre, hoping to curry favor with them.[4]

HeadquartersEdit

House Fey-Branche was based in a defensive, triangular shaped compound in the Narbondellyn district of Menzoberranzan. The outer part of the compound consisted of a very high adamantine wall and the only entrance was a single gate. Anyone who approached within 30 feet of the walls in any area other than the gate were shot with lightning bolt spells. Shriekers throughout the compound also called out alarms if anyone not wearing the house insignia was seen.[5]

Three towers anchored each corner of the compound and were used for defensive purposes. Within the walls were four main sets of buildings: slave pens (for about 400 slaves), a temple to Lolth (where the noble females lived), troop quarters (for about 200 soldiers), and family quarters (housing the rest of the house's commoners and male nobles).[5]

HistoryEdit

House Fey-Branche was one of the oldest houses of Menzoberranzan, having been formed around -2500 DR. However, it experienced a great deal of bad luck over the centuries, especially the nobles, who have died in untimely accidents or assassinations.[6]

During the Sable Years, House Fey-Branche began as eleventh house.[4] However, it moved up to the eighth house by 1367 DR.[2] House Fey-Branche was for many years the sixth house.[1] In 1484 DR, it became the fifth house after the departure of House Xorlarrin to Q'Xorlarrin.[7]

In 1372 DR, the Fey-Branche contingent was destroyed at the Pillars of Woe.[8]

In 1484 DR, First Matron Mother Quenthel Baenre dined at House Fey-Branche for the Festival of the Founding. During the gathering, the Yor'thae of Lolth appeared, an indication that Quenthel was in Lolth's favor.[9] That same year, Minolin Fey married Gromph Baenre, the Archmage of Menzoberranzan, and carried his child.[10] The child was to be named Yvonnel and would become Quenthel's successor.[11]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 R.A. Salvatore (March 2014). Night of the Hunter. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 49–50. ISBN 0-7869-6511-8.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Ed Greenwood (1992). Menzoberranzan (The Houses). (TSR, Inc), p. 54. ISBN 1-5607-6460-0.
  3. 3.0 3.1 R.A. Salvatore (September 2014). Rise of the King. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 63. ISBN 0-7869-6515-0.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 Brian R. James, Eric Menge (August 2012). Menzoberranzan: City of Intrigue. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 55. ISBN 978-0786960361.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Ed Greenwood (1992). Menzoberranzan (The Houses). (TSR, Inc), pp. 55–56. ISBN 1-5607-6460-0.
  6. Ed Greenwood (1992). Menzoberranzan (The Houses). (TSR, Inc), pp. 54–55. ISBN 1-5607-6460-0.
  7. R.A. Salvatore (March 2014). Night of the Hunter. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 63. ISBN 0-7869-6511-8.
  8. Richard Baker (May 2003). Condemnation. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 320. ISBN 0786932023.
  9. R.A. Salvatore (March 2014). Night of the Hunter. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 61–62. ISBN 0-7869-6511-8.
  10. 10.0 10.1 R.A. Salvatore (March 2014). Night of the Hunter. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 98. ISBN 0-7869-6511-8.
  11. R.A. Salvatore (March 2014). Night of the Hunter. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 61–63. ISBN 0-7869-6511-8.
  12. Richard Lee Byers (August 2003). Dissolution. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 167. ISBN 0-7869-2944-8.
  13. R.A. Salvatore (March 2014). Night of the Hunter. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 25. ISBN 0-7869-6511-8.
  14. R.A. Salvatore (March 2014). Night of the Hunter. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 54. ISBN 0-7869-6511-8.
  15. 15.0 15.1 R.A. Salvatore (March 2014). Night of the Hunter. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 55. ISBN 0-7869-6511-8.

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