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Kimmuriel Oblodra
Basic Information
Home Menzoberranzan, Northdark[1]
Gender Male
Race Drow
Rules Information
Class Psionicist

Kimmuriel Oblodra was a powerful psionicist of Menzoberranzan and one of the few survivors of the destruction House Oblodra.[1][2] A He often served as the de facto leader of Bregan D'aerthe while Jarlaxle romped around the surface world.[3] [4]

DescriptionEdit

Kimmuriel had expressionless face that Jarlaxle often referred to as "soulless."[5]

PersonalityEdit

In stark contrast to other members of his family, Kimmuriel was unemotional, usually stony-faced and very difficult to get even the slightest of smiles out of, much less a laugh.[6] His humor was very dry but often superbly clever. Kimmuriel revealingly said of himself, "Little of what I do or say is opinion." [citation needed] He had no patience or respect for other's mental privacy and was likely to dive right in with his psionic powers.[7] He had an "arrogant dislike" for the arcane arts, but he was willing to work with wizards.[2]

Originally, Kimmuriel's stance was that he would much rather improve his psionic powers or study illithids than look after Bregan D'aerthe. As such, whenever he got the chance, he tried to persuade Jarlaxle to come back to Menzoberranzan so that he could get back to his own work.[3] Still, he recognized that Bregan D'aerthe would not survive for long if he did not run it the way it was intended. After nearly a century, Kimmuriel remained in power and in fact charged his former master for the group's services when Jarlaxle called upon them for aid.[8]

HistoryEdit

Pre-SpellplagueEdit

Jarlaxle rescued Kimmuriel from certain death when House Oblodra was destroyed by House Baenre in 1358 DR.[1] Kimmuriel quickly became one of Jarlaxle's lieutenants, along with Rai-guy Bondalek, with whom he shared a relationship that could almost be termed a friendship.[3] When Rai-guy turned against Jarlaxle in 1366 DR, he was killed and Kimmuriel became Jarlaxle's second-in-command, essentially becoming the de facto leader of Bregan D'aerthe while Jarlaxle ran around with Artemis Entreri on the surface.[3] During that time, Kimmuriel continued to be in contact with Jarlaxle, providing him intel and new magical items.[9]

By 1376 DR, after Jarlaxle returned from the Bloodstone Lands, Kimmuriel was still his second and was frequently the public face of dealings with the mercenary band while Jarlaxle ran off adventuring on the surface with Athrogate and others.[10] Kimmuriel was, however, given the power to overrule Jarlaxle if he felt his master's involvement in matters of the surface world threatened the organization as a whole.[11]

Post-SpellplagueEdit

By 1463 DR, Kimmuriel was understood to be the main leader of Bregan D'aerthe.[12] In 1468 DR, Kimmuriel was serving as a liaison between Bregan D'aerthe, the illithids, and Draygo Quick in return for Quick's forgiveness for the band's assault (organized by Jarlaxle) on his home.[13]

By the 1480s, Jarlaxle appeared to take more control of Bregan D'aerthe, allowing Kimmuriel to spent time with Methil El-Viddenvelp and an illithid hive mind.[14][15]

In 1484 DR, Kimmuriel began teaching psionics to Archmage Gromph Baenre in exchange for Gromph allowing Jarlaxle freedom to leave Menzoberranzan.[16] That same year, after Dahlia Sin'felle was made the matron mother of House Do'Urden, Kimmuriel slept with her, ostensibly in order to gain insight into her mind.[17] He continued to tutor Gromph, which provided him insight into the archmage's mind.[7] He aided Gromph in contacting Hartusk, the leader of the horde of Many-Arrows, which helped lead to their defeat.[18] When Drizzt Do'Urden was believed to be the Chosen of Mielikki and able to dispel the Darkening, it was in fact Kimmuriel making a connection between Drizzt and Gromph in order for Gromph to dispel the Darkening.[19]

Unknown to the rest of Bregan D'aerthe (although perhaps known to Jarlaxle), Kimmuriel maintained contacts with the illithid Sept of Ill'Ghact.[5]

RelationshipsEdit

Artemis EntreriEdit

Artemis Entreri and Kimmuriel detested each other.[3]

AppendixEdit

AppearancesEdit

Novels and short stories
Sourcebooks
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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 R.A. Salvatore (July 2003). The Thousand Orcs. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 978-0786929801.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Philip Athans (2008). A Reader's Guide to R. A. Salvatore's the Legend of Drizzt. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 67. ISBN 0-7869-4915-5.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 R.A. Salvatore (June 2005). Servant of the Shard. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 0-7869-3950-8.
  4. R.A. Salvatore (March 2013). The Last Threshold. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 0-7869-6364-6.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Brian R. James, Eric Menge (August 2012). Menzoberranzan: City of Intrigue. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 66. ISBN 978-0786960361.
  6. R.A. Salvatore (March 2013). The Last Threshold. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 290. ISBN 0-7869-6364-6.
  7. 7.0 7.1 R.A. Salvatore (March 2015). Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 233. ISBN 0-7869-6570-3.
  8. R.A. Salvatore (October 2010). Gauntlgrym. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 221. ISBN 978-0786955008.
  9. R.A. Salvatore (November 2003). Empty Joys (The Best of the Realms). (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 0-7869-3024-1.
  10. R.A. Salvatore (Oct. 2008). The Pirate King. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 978-0-7869-4964-9.
  11. R.A. Salvatore (March 2013). The Last Threshold. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 299–300. ISBN 0-7869-6364-6.
  12. R.A. Salvatore (August 2012). Charon's Claw. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 277. ISBN 0-7869-6223-2.
  13. R.A. Salvatore (August 6, 2013). The Companions. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 146–147. ISBN 0-7869-6371-9.
  14. R.A. Salvatore (March 2014). Night of the Hunter. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 101. ISBN 0-7869-6511-8.
  15. R.A. Salvatore (March 2014). Night of the Hunter. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 232. ISBN 0-7869-6511-8.
  16. R.A. Salvatore (September 2014). Rise of the King. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 266. ISBN 0-7869-6515-0.
  17. R.A. Salvatore (September 2014). Rise of the King. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 260. ISBN 0-7869-6515-0.
  18. R.A. Salvatore (March 2015). Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 316. ISBN 0-7869-6570-3.
  19. R.A. Salvatore (March 2015). Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 344. ISBN 0-7869-6570-3.

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