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| Storm Silverhand|
True Name: Esheena
|Aliases||The Bard of Shadowdale|
|Alignment|| Neutral good (1e)|
Chaotic good (2e / 3e)
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Storm Silverhand (The Bard of Shadowdale) is one of The Seven Sisters and a Chosen of Mystra, known and loved by many in Faerûn and after centuries of adventuring, decided to settle in Shadowdale, a quiet farming town in the Dalelands. She is a bard by trade and den mother to the Harpers that travel through Shadowdale. Storm's current position in Shadowdale includes the roles of bard, midwife, farmer, friend to those she likes, and caretaker to her sister Syluné, whose ghost now resides in Storm's cottage.Storm is loved by nearly everyone she meets from the children of Shadowdale to King Azoun IV, who once told his trusted adviser Vangerdahast "Before all the gods I could fall on my knees in helpless love to that woman in a moment—and so help her, my queen would allow it, and even encourage me! And I doubt that my throne's not the only one she could have for the asking, if she desired such things." After a moment's contemplation, he asked Vangerdahast what it was that Storm did in fact desire. Vangerdahast replied: "The love of everyone in the Realms, Sire – and from just one man of them all, a child." After Vangerdahast paused to reflect on the past, he said something truly shocking to King Azoun. "The gods above know I tried."
Storm had a companion for many years named Maxam who was killed by tanar'ri when he and Storm stumbled across a planar gate opened by illithids. Storm was unable to get to Maxam before the demons tore him apart. She wanted to bear his child and the fact that she did not bear a child in the time they were together, or in her time before meeting him, has led to the belief that she is barren.
Storm survived the Spellplague. The plague turned her body in that of a perpetually young woman, approximately 19 years old, but it stole her singing voice, and much of her magical power. She now cares for Elminster, being the only one who can treat the insanity that comes over him when he uses magic.
After her sister Alassra recover her sanity thanks to the help of a Blueflame item and Elminster reveals that the godness Mystra has returned, Storm travels to Cormyr along Amarune Whitewave and Arclath Delcastle in order to get rid of the corrupted nobles who allied with Manshoon to take over King Foril’s throne. Using the noble title of Marchioness of Immerdusk, granted to her by Azoun IV many years ago, Storm travels through the country, visiting noble houses to discover the traitors and, at the same time, recruting people to reform the Harpers by Mystra’s command. After the goddess of magic was restored by Elminster, she recovers her magical powers.
- Storm is barren according to the Seven Sisters sourcebook.
See also Edit
- ↑ Ed Greenwood (1995). The Seven Sisters, p. 45. TSR, Inc. ISBN 0-7869-0118-7.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Dale Donovan, Paul Culotta (August 1996). Heroes' Lorebook, p. 117. TSR, Inc. ISBN 0-7869-0412-7.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition, p. 280. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Jeff Grubb, Ed Greenwood and Karen S. Martin (1987). Forgotten Realms Campaign Set (Cyclopedia of the Realms), p. 31. TSR, Inc. ISBN 0-8803-8472-7.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition, p. 139. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition, p. 140. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood (November 2003). Elminster at the Magefair (The Best of the Realms). Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-3024-1.