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Piergeiron the Paladinson (pronounced: /pɪərˈgɪərnpeer-GEER-on[2]) was the Open Lord of Waterdeep throughout most of the 1300s DR and leader of the Lords' Alliance.[3] He lived in Piergeiron's Palace in Waterdeep.[1] Usually, the identities of the Lords of Waterdeep were concealed from the people, but Piergeiron was one of only four whose identities were known, the others being Ahghairon, Baeron, and Lhestyn.[4] Piergeiron was personally guarded by Madeiron Sunderstone.[1]

DescriptionEdit

Piergeiron was tall, muscular, and handsome with slightly greying hair.[1]

PersonalityEdit

Piergeiron did not speak very often and when he did, he spoke very slowly. This led to some of those around him nicknaming him "the Thickskull," although never in his presence.[1]

RelativesEdit

Piergerion's father Athar, "the Shining Knight", was famed for slaying the great red wyrm Kistarianth the Red.[1] In 1369 DR, during Halaster's Higharvestide, Piergeiron would slay Kistarianth himself when the dragon rose again as a dracolich.[5]

Piergeiron was married to Maethiira, but she died in 1344 DR, leaving him with one daughter, Aleena Paladinstar, who left Waterdeep to explore the planes.[1]

HistoryEdit

Piergeiron, after a career in the City Guard, became the Open Lord of Waterdeep in 1314 DR.[6]

In the Year of Shadows, 1358 DR, during the Time of Troubles, a purported avatar of Selûne arrived in Waterdeep. Piergeiron and Khelben Arunsun covertly watched her arrival at the House of the Moon, while discussing the need for caution.[7] The avatar was later invited to a party at Castle Waterdeep, which was attended by Piergeiron and Khelben. Fenn Estelmer introduced Kyriani to Piergeiron, and she shared her concerns. While she spoke more with Khelben, the Dark Army of the Night crashed the party, seeking to kidnap the avatar. Piergeiron ordered the City Guard to stop them, though the avatar took care of them herself. Afterward, Kyriani confronted the avatar, but they fought a spell-battle, only stopped when Piergeiron intervened, commanding even the goddess to restrain herself. He had the City Guard apprehend Kyriani.[8]

Later, a group of lawyers approached Lord Piergeiron with an offer. The lawyers promised to streamline the handling of civil disputes as these took up increasing amounts of the Lord's Court's time. They pushed Piergeiron for an agreement and he unwisely and hastily agreed, signing a contract between the lawyers and the city. Furthermore, Piergeiron received his own attorney. However, the lawyers were more interested in the letter of the law, while Piergeiron simply made rulings based on their recommendations. Khelben hatched a plan to force the lawyers to renege on their contract and evict them from the city.[9]

He was noted as being "well past 50 winters" at the end of 1367 DR but his actual age was unknown.[10]

As of 1374 DR, Piergeiron was still Open Lord.[6]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 53. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jeff Grubb, Ed Greenwood and Karen S. Martin (1987). Forgotten Realms Campaign Set (DM's Sourcebook of the Realms). (TSR, Inc), p. 29. ISBN 0-8803-8472-7.
  3. Paul Jaquays (1988). The Savage Frontier. (TSR, Inc), p. 9. ISBN 0-88038-593-6.
  4. Ed Greenwood and Steven E. Schend (July 1994). “Campaign Guide”. City of Splendors (TSR, Inc), p. 67. ISBN 0-5607-6868-1.
  5. Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 149. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 11. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.
  7. Dan Mishkin (June 1990). “Selune Rising”. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons #19 (DC Comics), p. 14.
  8. Dan Mishkin (July 1990). “Dark of the Moon”. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons #20 (DC Comics), pp. 4–6,11,13,19.
  9. Dan Mishkin (November 1990). “Lawyers!”. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons #23 (DC Comics), pp. 9–10,23.
  10. Ed Greenwood and Steven E. Schend (July 1994). “Campaign Guide”. City of Splendors (TSR, Inc), p. 70. ISBN 0-5607-6868-1.

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