Zhindia Melarn was the first matron mother of House Melarn in Menzoberranzan.[1]


Zhindia was known for being extremely fanatical to Lolth, and because of that and her status as the youngest matron on the Ruling Council, she was rarely taken seriously by other matron mothers.[2]


Zhindia was born circa 1130 DR, being 253 years old in 1383 DR.[1]

Zhindia became the first matron mother of the newly formed House Melarn in 1383 DR.[1]

At time of Rage of Demons she was respected for her zeal in rooting out drow apostates, especially within nobility.[3]


Zhindia was the daughter of Jerlys Horlbar, one of the former co-matrons of House Horlbar.[1] Zhindia's cousin Jhelnae Melarn, an apostate, was the target of her greatest hatred, although the two had once been friends. Zhindia's patron was Sornafein Melarn, whom she truly loved, although she never allowed her feelings to show for fear of being seen as weak.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Brian R. James, Eric Menge (August 2012). Menzoberranzan: City of Intrigue. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 49–51. ISBN 978-0786960361.
  2. R.A. Salvatore (March 2014). Night of the Hunter. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 238–239. ISBN 0-7869-6511-8.
  3. Christopher Perkins, Adam Lee, Richard Whitters (September 1, 2015). Out of the Abyss. In Jeremy Crawford ed. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 199. ISBN 978-0-7869-6581-6.