Nestor Podgin was a shopkeeper and transmuter in Skullport.[1]


Nestor's main objective was to discover all that he could about the creation of life. He believed that chimera, owlbears, and perytons had been created in past ages with magic similar to his own. He was a soft-spoken and introspective individual with times of sudden seriousness and silent contemplation.[1]


Nestor was a competent researcher in Waterdeep until, in 1369 DR, one of his subjects escaped and needed the combined effort of the Red Sashes and the Watch Wizards to stop the menace. Despite not being accused, Nestor had to pay for the damage and was forbidden to conduct experiments inside the city. So he relocated to Skullport. There, his experiments on chimera gradually improved.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Joseph C. Wolf (1999). Skullport. (TSR, Inc), p. 87. ISBN 0-7869-1348-7.