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The Platinum Cadre was an order of dragonborn knights from Tymanther sworn to the service of Bahamut.[4] Because they worshiped a dragon god they were outcasts in thymari society and wasn't uncommon that its members were expelled from their clans because of their beliefs.[3]

The headquarters of the Platinum Cadre were located in an abandoned section of the Catacombs of Djerad Thymar.[5]

BeliefsEdit

The Platinum Cadre professed that dragonborn weren't the creations of the dragons of Abeir, but instead were the ancient children of the dragon god Bahamut. As such, members of this group believed that not all dragons were evil, and actively worked to change the prejudices of the thymari dragonborn while seeking out for good dragons, in hopes of bridging the divide between them and the dragonborn.[4][6]

Even when most of the thymari dragonborn ridiculed the Platinum Cadre for their beliefs, in fact their members were close to truth, as the dragonborn of Abeir were actually related to the ancient dragonborn of Bahamut, although only a few older dragons knew about this relationship.[7]

HistoryEdit

In 1479 DR, a priestess of the order named Nala claimed to be a priestess of Bahamut but was secretly a priestess of Tiamat.[8] Because most dragonborn knew little about the gods of Toril, they were unable to distinguish the magic of Tiamat from that of Bahamut.[9] Nala was working for the green dragon Skuthosiin, and her goal was to advance the plan of her master as a taaldarax of Brimstone's xorvintaal by using the Cadre to his benefit.[10]

Tiamat's power enabled the knights to use their breath more often than most dragonborn,[3] and they used this exceptional power to defeat the ash giants who were attacking Tymanther even though other thymari troops, even the Lance Defenders, were defeated by the giants.[11]

The Platinum Cadre took part on Vanquisher Tarhun joint military operation against the giants. Although Nala didn't wanted them to attack at the same time the other thymari military forces did it, because she was using magic to hinder the military effort,[12] Balasar was able to convince his "brothers-in-arms" to join the fray, to her annoyment.[13] The joined thymari forces were able to drive the giants of their lands.[14]

Balasar exposed Nala as a tiamatan[8] and she fled to the Black Ash Plain and sought refuge with Skuthosiin. Patrin, a paladin of Bahamut and the leader of the order, was killed in a duel of honor with Medrash, a paladin of Torm, when Patrin refused to acknowledge that Nala was really evil.[15] After Patrin's death, a dragonborn named Vishva took the leadership of the order.[2] She convinced Medrash to cleanse the members of the Cadre of Tiamat power.[16]

Nala's treachery stained what reputation the members of the Cadre may have won in the past operations, and they became victims of ostracism and open acts of violence. They respected Patrin's last wishes and didn't fought back, however. Although rejected, they still wanted to participate in the operation to invade the Black Ash Plain.[2] Tarhun allowed them to remain in the battlefield, but as part of the rear forces instead of giving them honor by fighting in the front lines.[17] During the siege of Ashhold they were put under the command of Khouryn Skulldark of the Brotherhood of the Griffon.[18]

When Khouryn Skulldark returned to Tymanther and warned them about Tchazzar plan's to invade the dragonborn nation, Tarhun made Medrash the official leader of the Cadre,[1] and sent them, alongside Balasar, Biri and Khouryn, in a mission to destroy Gestaniius and liberate High Imaskar from her forces, so the Imaskari would lend their aid to the thymari.[19]

After the Battle of Luthcheq, Medrash became the protector of the Platinum Cadre, to ensure the thymari didn't forget that the Cadre had fought and saved their country.[20]

Notable MembersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Richard Lee Byers (June 7th, 2011). The Spectral Blaze. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 104. ISBN 0786957980.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Richard Lee Byers (2010). Whisper of Venom. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 194–195. ISBN 0786955619.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Richard Lee Byers (May 2010). The Captive Flame. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 205–208. ISBN 0786953969.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 186. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
  5. Richard Lee Byers (2010). Whisper of Venom. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 33. ISBN 0786955619.
  6. Rob Heinsoo, Logan Bonner, Robert J. Schwalb (September 2008). Forgotten Realms Player's Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 125. ISBN 978-0-7869-4929-8.
  7. Ed Greenwood. Ed's Twitter. Retrieved on 2016-04-18.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Richard Lee Byers (2010). Whisper of Venom. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 170. ISBN 0786955619.
  9. Richard Lee Byers (2010). Whisper of Venom. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 176. ISBN 0786955619.
  10. Richard Lee Byers (2010). Whisper of Venom. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 177. ISBN 0786955619.
  11. Richard Lee Byers (May 2010). The Captive Flame. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 225–230. ISBN 0786953969.
  12. Richard Lee Byers (2010). Whisper of Venom. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 135. ISBN 0786955619.
  13. Richard Lee Byers (2010). Whisper of Venom. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 127. ISBN 0786955619.
  14. Richard Lee Byers (2010). Whisper of Venom. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 127–139. ISBN 0786955619.
  15. Richard Lee Byers (2010). Whisper of Venom. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 181–184, 185–188. ISBN 0786955619.
  16. Richard Lee Byers (2010). Whisper of Venom. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 197, 199. ISBN 0786955619.
  17. Richard Lee Byers (2010). Whisper of Venom. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 203–204. ISBN 0786955619.
  18. Richard Lee Byers (2010). Whisper of Venom. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 215. ISBN 0786955619.
  19. Richard Lee Byers (June 7th, 2011). The Spectral Blaze. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 79. ISBN 0786957980.
  20. Richard Lee Byers (June 7th, 2011). The Spectral Blaze. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 326. ISBN 0786957980.

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