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Montolio Debrouchee (also spelled DeBrouchee[2]), better known as "Mooshie,"[3] was a ranger of great renown, having dedicated himself to the defense of all living things not evil in nature, and total dedication to the goddess of the forest, Mielikki, at an early age.[5]

DescriptionEdit

In his last year of life, Montolio was tall, straight, and frail-looking.[8] He had long gray hair with a huge, bristling gray mustache. His eyes were white.[9]

PersonalityEdit

Montolio had a pragmatic view on life.[10] He was not averse to lying if it suited his needs.[11] Orcs were his "particular unfavorites" (and likely his chosen enemy).[12] He loved animals the best.[13]

HistoryEdit

Early careerEdit

Montolio learned archery and the way of a ranger from Mistress Dilamon, who was so skilled with her bow that she never missed.[14]

Montolio served as a ranger for many years, often as a scout for large armies, or working with small groups of rangers or by himself. He claimed to have fought in a dozen wars, spent a winter trapped on a mountain with a broken leg, killed a giant with a dagger, and befriended every animal within 5,000 steps of where he lived.[5]

BlindnessEdit

In 1335 DR,[1] Montolio and the Rangewatchers, the last adventuring company he traveled with, fought a vicious red dragon. In the encounter, the dragon was killed, but so were three of the Rangewatchers, and Montolio's face was melted. The skin was healed by clerics, but his eyes were beyond repair and he remained blind for the rest of his life.[15]

Being pitied even by the Rangewatchers and thinking his life meaningless, Montolio fell into despair and came to a grove in the Rauvin Mountains, later known as Mooshie's Grove, to die there. Instead, he learned to survive by using his other senses to their fullest extent, often using animals such as Hooter the owl to report what they saw. He befriended the animals and made it a personal goal to keep watch over the grove and protect nearby caravans from Graul, an orc leader, and his raiding band.[16]

In 1341 DR, Montolio came across the drow renegade Drizzt Do'Urden and helped him fend off an orc attack at Rogee's Bluff[17] in the Rauvin Mountains not too far from Mooshie's Grove. Montolio subsequently befriended Drizzt, teaching him Common and the ways of a ranger of Mielikki. Montolio and Drizzt successfully defended Mooshie's Grove against an orc attack led by Graul (who was in league with Roddy McGristle).[16] Mooshie eventually died of natural causes at the end of the year.[7] Drizzt buried his body in Mooshie's Grove.[18]

PossessionsEdit

Montolio was a skilled archer who wielded a heavy longbow with black-feathered arrows.[19] He typically wore chain mail.[20]

Montolio's sigil was a taloned owl; it could be found on Montolio's personal sword, shield, and helmet.[21] He wore a unicorn-head pendant around his neck in honor of Mielikki.[20]

Montolio owned hundreds of books, which he kept at his home in Mooshie's Grove.[22]

RelationshipsEdit

Montolio was friends with most of the animals around him. In particular, he used Hooter the owl a great deal to serve as his eyes and carry messages to far-off locales. He also had a friendship with Bluster the bear, who came to help him (and brought friends) to defend his home against the orcs.

AppendixEdit

NotesEdit

In Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal, the description for "Montolio's Cloak" (after completion) says that Montolio was a "master of wielding two blades simultaneously." However, in the novel Sojourn, Montolio indicates that he wields a sword and shield.[21] Additionally, he says he expects that Drizzt would tangle himself up wielding two long swords.[21]

AppearancesEdit

NovelsEdit

Computer gamesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 137. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  2. 2.0 2.1 R.A. Salvatore (May 1991). Sojourn. (TSR, Inc.), p. 146. ISBN 1-5607-6047-8.
  3. 3.0 3.1 R.A. Salvatore (May 1991). Sojourn. (TSR, Inc.), p. 175. ISBN 1-5607-6047-8.
  4. R.A. Salvatore (May 1991). Sojourn. (TSR, Inc.), p. Map. ISBN 1-5607-6047-8.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 R.A. Salvatore (May 1991). Sojourn. (TSR, Inc.), p. 180. ISBN 1-5607-6047-8.
  6. R.A. Salvatore (May 1991). Sojourn. (TSR, Inc.), p. 145. ISBN 1-5607-6047-8.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 139. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  8. R.A. Salvatore (May 1991). Sojourn. (TSR, Inc.), p. 144. ISBN 1-5607-6047-8.
  9. R.A. Salvatore (May 1991). Sojourn. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 128, 130. ISBN 1-5607-6047-8.
  10. R.A. Salvatore (May 1991). Sojourn. (TSR, Inc.), p. 165. ISBN 1-5607-6047-8.
  11. R.A. Salvatore (May 1991). Sojourn. (TSR, Inc.), p. 171. ISBN 1-5607-6047-8.
  12. R.A. Salvatore (May 1991). Sojourn. (TSR, Inc.), p. 174. ISBN 1-5607-6047-8.
  13. R.A. Salvatore (May 1991). Sojourn. (TSR, Inc.), p. 128. ISBN 1-5607-6047-8.
  14. R.A. Salvatore (May 1991). Sojourn. (TSR, Inc.), p. 181. ISBN 1-5607-6047-8.
  15. R.A. Salvatore (May 1991). Sojourn. (TSR, Inc.), p. 181. ISBN 1-5607-6047-8.
  16. 16.0 16.1 R.A. Salvatore (May 1991). Sojourn. (TSR, Inc.). ISBN 1-5607-6047-8.
  17. R.A. Salvatore (May 1991). Sojourn. (TSR, Inc.), p. 195. ISBN 1-5607-6047-8.
  18. R.A. Salvatore (May 1991). Sojourn. (TSR, Inc.), p. 227. ISBN 1-5607-6047-8.
  19. R.A. Salvatore (May 1991). Sojourn. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 142–143. ISBN 1-5607-6047-8.
  20. 20.0 20.1 R.A. Salvatore (May 1991). Sojourn. (TSR, Inc.), p. 182. ISBN 1-5607-6047-8.
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 R.A. Salvatore (May 1991). Sojourn. (TSR, Inc.), p. 155. ISBN 1-5607-6047-8.
  22. R.A. Salvatore (May 1991). Sojourn. (TSR, Inc.), p. 152. ISBN 1-5607-6047-8.

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