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In the Year of the Tankard, 1370 DR, Shalara Swordshigh was the High Herald Old Night,[2] in charge of keeping the heraldry of the Realms in order and maintaining the huge library at Herald's Holdfast.[6][7]

PersonalityEdit

Quiet-spoken, Old Night Shalara said almost nothing in Council of 12 Peers meetings, except to provide lore and information on current situations in the North. She could perfectly recall and quote all the words spoken by the other Peers back at them, but played no favorites. She merely strove for clarity in thought and argument.[5]

PossessionsEdit

Shalara customarily wore bracers of armor +4 and carried a rusty iron sphere (iron bands of Bilarro) at her belt.[1]

HistoryEdit

Set aside your differences, and we may build something far stronger than the mightiest army, something that will outlast us all.
  — Ed Greenwood, Silver Marches[8]

Shalara was promoted to the office of Old Night after her predecessor, Haemar the Old, died sometime between the Year of the Worm, 1356 DR and the Year of the Banner, 1368 DR,[3][9] She belonged to Lady Alustriel Silverhand's Council of 12 Peers which helped rule the Silver Marches around 1370 DR.[2] Old Night held the title of Member at Large.[10] If Lady Alustriel died, Old Night would act as High Lady until the Council voted on a new ruler of the Silver Marches.[11]

AppendixEdit

NotesEdit

  1. This is one of those rare instances when an NPC was described in both a 3rd edition and a 3.5 edition source. The 3.5 edition class levels are used for the categories, which do not distinguish between 3rd edition and 3.5.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (July 2002). Silver Marches. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 11. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 slade (April 1996). The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier (Cities and Civilization). (TSR, Inc), p. 55. ISBN 0-7869-0391-0.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ed Greenwood (1993). The Code of the Harpers. (TSR, Inc), p. 78. ISBN 1-56076-644-1.
  4. Richard Baker, Ed Bonny, Travis Stout (February 2005). Lost Empires of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 142. ISBN 0-7869-3654-1.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (July 2002). Silver Marches. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 101. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.
  6. Ed Greenwood, Julia Martin, Jeff Grubb (1993). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 2nd edition (revised), Running the Realms. (TSR, Inc), p. 26. ISBN 1-5607-6617-4.
  7. Rand Sharpsword (2002-07-31). The Herald's Holdfast. Rand's Travelogue. Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved on 2014-12-09.
  8. Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (July 2002). Silver Marches. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 100–101. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.
  9. R.A. Salvatore (January 1989). Streams of Silver. (TSR, Inc), p. 230. ISBN 0-88038-672-X.
  10. Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (July 2002). Silver Marches. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 99. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.
  11. Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (July 2002). Silver Marches. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 100. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.

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