Ravvas was a snobbish young son of a wealthy family who felt he was privileged over others. He was thin and had a nasal voice that accentuated his arrogant nature. He was often disdainful or cruel to those he considered lower in status. He had a tendency to spend money frivolously.
Sometime after coming of age, Ravvas's father got fed up with his wastrel of a son and sent him away from Selgaunt with a final gift of money and instructions to never come back. Ravvas found himself in Voonlar in the winter of the Year of the Worm, 1356 DR, around the date the owner of the Whistling Wizard inn, Ansilber Klauthaudra, was dismembered in the common room of his establishment. Within a tenday of the grisly murder, Ravvas bought the inn and took over running the Wizard.
The Harpers believed that Ravvas was killed and impersonated by an agent of the Red Wizards of Thay sometime after he left Selgaunt or soon after he bought the Whistling Wizard, which puts his actual death date in 1356 or 1357 DR. They also believed that this unnamed agent was himself assassinated and replaced by a malaugrym for purposes unknown. In any case, over the next few years the Whistling Wizard became a nexus for nefarious groups, such as the Red Wizards, the Cult of the Dragon, the Zhentarim, and the Tarntar, to meet and conduct business. Someone calling himself Ravvas was killed around 1360 DR in a Harper raid that later became known as the Battle at the Bar.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Ed Greenwood (April 2001–May 2003). Elminster Speaks archive (Zipped PDF). Elminster Speaks. Wizards of the Coast. p. 33. Retrieved on 2016-09-03.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Ed Greenwood (2001-11-14). Part #28: The Recent and Colorful History of the Wizard. Elminster Speaks. Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved on 2017-02-19.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood (April 2001–May 2003). Elminster Speaks archive (Zipped PDF). Elminster Speaks. Wizards of the Coast. p. 35. Retrieved on 2016-09-03.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood (2001-12-12). Part #30: Endgame at the Wizard. Elminster Speaks. Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved on 2017-02-19.