Around the 1330s DR, Bellas's Band took power in the city of Calaunt. Bellas named himself Supreme Scepter, while Iritar took the title of Merchant Duke. They now grew wealthier and powerful by following Bellas and supporting his rule.
Iritar the Dark was cold-hearted and sadistic, and infamous for inventively butchering those apprentices who failed to satisfy him.
Iritar and the Dukes often confiscated property and magic from visitors, allegedly "for the benefit of the city", but mostly used it only for personal gain and use, to increase their power. They acquired a large collection of magical items this way, and still sought more. In particular, Duke Iritar was suspected to slay and rob any wizard of even middling power who stayed long in Calaunt, to secure the dukes' rule.
Duke Iritar possessed some form of magical control over the city's two barons, Uthorn and Wenszrin, who were in fact doppelgangers. Uthorn and Wenszrin served the Merchant Dukes as spies, scouts, and commanded their armies.
Iritar maintained many disguises and identities himself. Unknown to all, he was also the mysterious Night Hood, the leader of the Shadowcloaks, a thieves guild that dominated Calaunt. As the Night Hood, he assigned perilous missions to prospective members, and full members could not remove their cursed shadowcloaks without his express permission. Thanks to its curse, the Night Hood was unconcerned with his minions fleeing the city.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 80–81. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Ed Greenwood, Julia Martin, Jeff Grubb (1993). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 2nd edition (revised), A Grand Tour of the Realms. (TSR, Inc), p. 72. ISBN 1-5607-6617-4.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Ed Greenwood (November 1998). The City of Ravens Bluff. (TSR, Inc), p. 149. ISBN 0-7869-1195-6.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 William W. Connors (November 1995). Wizards and Rogues of the Realms. (TSR, Inc), pp. 32–33. ISBN 0-7869-0190-X.