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Kyriani Agrivar was a half-drow wizard of Waterdeep. She was a member of the Moonstars,[2] a Lord of Waterdeep,[2] and the third Blackstaff.[5]


The first Kyriani was a wholly good being, denying the natural dark side of her being.[6] Kyriani didn't like to see her friends get hurt, nor would she leave them to face danger, even if there was a greater need.[7]

The second Kyriani was more accepting of her dark side, and felt able to choose her destiny.[6]


Around 1357 DR, Kyriani appeared to be a tall and slender half-elf woman, quite beautiful, with pointed ears and pale skin,[8] despite her drow heritage.[2] Other details of her appearance varied with her incarnation. The first incarnation of Kyriani had a large mane of long, curly, light-brown hair, with violet[8] or blue eyes.[7] The second had even longer hair, night black and filled with stars, with a streak of white hair in front. Her eyes were blue.[6]

By 1372 DR, Kyriani had darker-hued skin and gray eyes and was considered very attractive. She had long silver-white hair that she generally wore pulled away from her face.[2] By 1479 DR, her eyes were reported as purple in color.[9]


Cybriana & KililiEdit

Kyriani's origins were most unusual, beginning in a powerful artifact and two separate yet inextricably linked women, Cybriana and Kilili.[7]

Cybriana was the daughter of a powerful wizard, Ostus Agrivar, and a drow sorceress. Shortly after her birth, her mother took her to an elf village near Shadowdale and abandoned her to their care.[10][2] Cybriana was a typical half-elf baby, marred only by a strange dark birthmark that, as she grew older, developed into a horrid growth bearing an evil face, seeming to contain a dark spirit. When Cybriana was a little girl, the growth caused a sickness that threatened to kill her. To save the girl's life, the elves performed a shamanic rite to extract the growth and trap the dark spirit within a crystal sphere. Cybriana was cured and freed, but the spirit escaped.[10][7] The dark spirit flew over the countryside, absorbing life energy and taking the form of a drow elf woman named Kilili.[8][7]

Meanwhile, the monstrous being Imgig Zu, trapped within the enchanted gem known as Selûne's Eye, observed this and forged a magical link with Kilili, allowing him to escape into the Realms. However, he needed Cybriana and Kilili together to release the rest of his people. Kilili fell in with Imgig, and together they hatched their scheme.[8] Somehow, Cybriana, now grown to adulthood, learned that this "sister" had gone missing or been kidnapped. She learned that they were but fragments of one being and, unless they were reunited, her life and many other lives could be lost.[11] She feared what her dark half might do if left unchecked.[10]

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Kyriani descends and gives Selûne's Eye to Priam.

Thus, in the Year of the Prince, 1357 DR, Cybriana left Shadowdale and journeyed to Waterdeep in search of one who she believed could help her—the paladin Priam Agrivar,[12] not knowing him to be her half-brother, the son of her unknown father, Ostus Agrivar.[10] Meanwhile, Kilili was assisting Imgig Zu in hunting out her sister. Imgig's chasme minions abducted Cybriana, but she was rescued by the centaur Timoth Eyesbright and the dwarf Onyx the Invincible. They escorted her to Waterdeep, where they searched for Priam, finally arriving at the Selûne's Smile tavern. The proprietress Luna introduced them to Vajra Valmeyjar, who led them to Priam Agrivar—now a drunken, crippled beggar. Nevertheless, Cybriana had faith in him.[12] In their journeys to cure Priam, she told the companions her story. When she mentioned Selûne's Eye, Priam realized they shared a father. But, just then, the group heard Imgig's chasme pursuing new victims and raced to the rescue.[10]

Imgig Zu observed Selûne's Eye glow like the moon, meaning that Kilili's sister was near his tower and had been found. Kilili visited Cybriana lured her close to Imgig's tower. Imgig's gargoyles snatched up Cybriana and she was taken into their lair.[10] In the caverns beneath Imgig's tower, the proximity of Cybriana and Kilili, both to each other and to Selûne's Eye, caused the gem to glow even more brightly and to swell in size. Imgig Zu used their combined powers to open the Eye and release his long-imprisoned people to overrun and conquer the Realms. Cybriana's companions fought their way in, but too late, as Imgig's people escaped, and the heroes were subdued. An exultant Imgig taunted Priam and threatened to kill him as he had killed Ostus Agrivar. But the roof of the cavern tore open and the brilliant light of the full moon shone through, blinding the ogres. Cybriana urged her brother Priam to strike, and he slew Imgig Zu in the name of their father.[8]

Cybriana escaped and grabbed Kilili, and when they touched, they merged into one being, part good and part evil, and the living key to Selûne's Eye. The Cybriana-half gained dominance over the Kilili-half, and the merged being vanished inside the gem, drawing all of Imgig's people back within, saving the Realms from devastation at the cost of her unique identity. A merged being levitated down, bearing the shrunken Selûne's Eye, and wearing the shredded remains of Cybriana's dress and the earrings of both women. Part Cybriana and part Kilili, she combined their names and named herself "Kyriani". Kyriani and her companions returned to the Selûne's Smile where Luna rewarded them.[8] Luna was, in truth, an avatar of Selûne, the goddess of the moon, who was living in Waterdeep as a humble innkeeper. [13]

The first KyrianiEdit

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The second Kyriani is revealed.

Later, Kyriani was again called on to aid in closing an extraplanar gate, the Great Door built by her father and Parwyyd Hanifar. Hanifar lured her and Onyx to the site with a false message plate from Priam and, after they fought over a misunderstanding of his intent, explained that he needed one of the blood of Agrivar to control and close it. Hanifar observed her unusual make-up and aura, and Kyriani told him of her creation from Cybriana and Kilili, but Hanifar felt the merger was incomplete, that Kyriani could not attain her potential without knowing her true self. Kenkus emerged from the Door, but Kyriani refused to let Onyx face them alone whilst she and Parwyyd commanded the Door. Regardless, the Door protected itself with a bolt of magic that separated Kyriani back into Cybriana and Kilili.[7] Parwyyd divined that this was possible because Kyriani had never fully accepted her evil half, and therefore was not whole. Once Cybriana accepted that she, like her father, had both good and evil inside, she was able to merge with Kilili for the second and final time, and a new Kyriani was born. She combined her powers with Parwyyd's to close the Door, and the one who waits behind it was slain. Kyriani thanked Parwyyd for giving her the truth of her nature and the courage to accept it. Kyriani felt that she was not the same Kyriani as before, but in fact the Kyriani she was meant to have been all along, accepting both sides of her nature and able to forge her own destiny.[6]

The second KyrianiEdit

On the hottest day of summer, 1357 DR, Vajra and Timoth arm-wrestled in the Smile as Kyriani watched on with her beau Fenn. Little did they know that their contest was magically enhanced, releasing Aviss and Fellandar from their extra-dimensional prison to wreak a path of destruction in the city. Kyriani and Onyx pursued and fought them. Finally, Khelben Arunsun hurled the villains back into their prison. Fell was impressed with Kyriani's prowess.[14]

Kyriani traveled with an adventuring company, which traveled south to fight in the Reclamation Wars in Tethyr while she remained in Waterdeep.[2]

After the Time of Troubles when Selûne's avatar, Luna, left Waterdeep, Kyriani was given ownership of the Selûne's Smile bar in the city and became a high-ranking member of Selûne's faith. She began an apprenticeship under Lady Alathene Moonstar and found she had a gift for magic.[2]

In 1368 DR, Kyriani became a Lord of Waterdeep after the resignation of Danilo Thann.[2]


After working with Khelben for years, Kyriani began acting as an independent and highly skilled agent of the Moonstars, the organization headed by Khelben. Thanks to her own divided (often literally) heritage, she appreciated the Tel'Teukiira's aims to unify humans and elves. Her area of operation was Waterdeep and the cities along the Dessarin River.[3]

Late on the night of Greengrass in the Year of the Tankard, 1370 DR, two wizards engaged in a massive spell-battle around Piergeiron's Palace in Waterdeep. Kyriani and Laeral Silverhand made an effort to stop the battle, ending in one palace tower being destroyed and both mages slain, one of them a Manshoon.[15]


When Khelben Arunsun died, Kyriani continued as a friend and advisor to the second Blackstaff, Tsarra Chasdren. In the Year of Fallen Friends, 1399 DR, Tsarra was killed in battle against a group of vampire wizards. Kyriani retrieved Tsarra's blackstaff, and returned it to Blackstaff Tower for safekeeping. Upon her arrival, she was named as the third Blackstaff with Caladorn Cassalanter at her side atop Blackstaff Tower.[16] The same year, she wrote a book titled A Life Relentless.[1]

After Kyriani's death, her spirit remained in Blackstaff Tower to guide and advise future Blackstaffs. This was due to her wearing the kiira n'vaelhar.[17]


As a mage, Kyriani knew the spells feather fall, fireball, magic missile, shield, and stoneskin.[14] She could sense magic, such as when she felt evil magic before the opening of an extra-dimensional prison holding Aviss and Fellandar.[14]


Kyriani had a half-brother, Priam Agrivar the paladin.[2]

She became allied with the first Blackstaff, Khelben Arunsun. On a number of occasions she would provide him with information (such as the presence of Selûne in Waterdeep, or actively spy on noted figures (including having an affair with the crime lord and masked Lord of Waterdeep, Carrill). In return, Khelben would use his magic to aid her in escaping from the city watch and secretly protect her from both enemies and the authorities.[citation needed]

Kyriani was notorious for the number of lovers she maintained, of many different races.[citation needed]





  1. 1.0 1.1 Steven E. Schend (September 2008). Blackstaff Tower. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 191. ISBN 0-7869-4913-9.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 87. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.
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  5. Steven E. Schend (September 2008). Blackstaff Tower. (Wizards of the Coast), p. ??. ISBN 0-7869-4913-9.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Dan Mishkin (May 1990). “Day of the Darkening”. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons #18 (DC Comics).
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 Dan Mishkin (April 1990). “The Ostus Legacy”. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons #17 (DC Comics).
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Michael Fleisher (March 1989). “Sorcerer's Moon”. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons #4 (DC Comics).
  9. Steven E. Schend (September 2008). Blackstaff Tower. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 247. ISBN 0-7869-4913-9.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Michael Fleisher (February 1989). “The Secret of Selûne's Eye”. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons #3 (DC Comics).
  11. Michael Fleisher (March 1989). “Sorcerer's Moon”. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons #4 (DC Comics).
  12. 12.0 12.1 Michael Fleisher (December 1988). “The Gathering”. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons #1 (DC Comics).
  13. Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd (March 1996). Faiths & Avatars. (TSR, Inc), p. 135. ISBN 978-0786903849.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Dan Mishkin (September 1991). “Summer in the City”. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons #33 (DC Comics).
  15. Steven E. Schend, Sean K. Reynolds and Eric L. Boyd (June 2000). Cloak & Dagger. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 16. ISBN 0-7869-1627-3.
  16. Steven E. Schend (September 2008). Blackstaff Tower. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 258. ISBN 0-7869-4913-9.
  17. Steven E. Schend (September 2008). Blackstaff Tower. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 235. ISBN 0-7869-4913-9.

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