The Masquerade were a mercenary company based in Waterdeep around 1358 DR. They were a company of professional spies and infiltrators.[1]


The first sign of the Masquerade was around 1343 DR. They had infiltrated many governments and several other mercenary companies in preparation for potential future jobs.[1] In truth, the Masquerade were the secret army of the Unseen, ready to be used at the right time.[2]


The Masquerade employed many human thieves and wizards but all kinds of races and classes were welcomed.[1]


They usually worked undercover to infiltrate the target. The Masquerade also used a large number of informants. The true Masquerade members had mental blocks implanted by a high-level psionicist. They usually only spied on or assassinated targets. The only kind mission in open battle that they accepted was to break sieges.[1]


The Masquerade took 100 gold pieces for a day adjusted to the difficulty of the task.[1]


Their leader was a doppelganger.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Tim Beach (1992). Gold & Glory. (TSR, Inc), pp. 30–31. ISBN 1-56076-334-5.
  2. Steven E. Schend, Sean K. Reynolds and Eric L. Boyd (June 2000). Cloak & Dagger. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 100. ISBN 0-7869-1627-3.