Larissa Neathal was a courtesan and a Masked Lord of Waterdeep.[1]


Larissa had red hair.[2] However, she was very skilled in using cosmetics and magic to alter her appearance.[1]


In the public sphere, Larissa was superficial and empty-headed. However, she used that persona as a front to allow her to gain information from the many public officials she lured into her hands.[1]


In 1364 DR, Larissa was beaten and badly wounded by agents of the Knights of the Shield working for Iriador Wintermist. She was found by Mirt in her home and slowly nursed back to health.[3]


Larissa lived in a house on Mulgomir's Way in the Castle Ward,[1] where she had a maidservant named Marta until she was killed in 1364 DR.[2]


Larissa always wore a distinctive periapt of proof against poison necklace that was shaped like a golden phoenix rising from a cluster of rubies.[1]


Larissa was one of the "Like-Minded Lords" in 1364 DR (the others were Mirt, Khelben, Durnan, Kitten, and Brian), who frequently met up to enjoy each other's company).[4] Durnan was her closest friend.[1]






  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 54. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Elaine Cunningham (April 2000). Elfsong. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 80–81. ISBN 0-7869-1661-3.
  3. Elaine Cunningham (April 2000). Elfsong. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 0-7869-1661-3.
  4. Elaine Cunningham (April 2000). Elfsong. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 101. ISBN 0-7869-1661-3.