Dungeons & Dragons
Lord Dagult Neverember
Greying (though once pumpkin-brown) hair, deep-set dark eyes, and broad shoulders. He was often called a “lion of a man” for both his appearance and bearing. Neverember carries a greatsword and wears chain mail armor.
Eleven years after the destruction of Neverwinter in 1451 DR, Neverember hired Mintarn mercenaries to help rebuild the city, claiming himself to be a descendant of Neverwinter‘s former rulers and thus the rightful “Lord Protector” of Neverwinter. Neverember claimed to be the descendant of Vers Never, supposedly the bastard son of Nasher Alagondar and brother to Bann Alagondar, who served as Neverwinter’s king earlier in its history. In order to cement his relations to the royal line, Neverember paid scribes to find or create books that gave legitimacy to this claim; any books that cast doubts on it were burned.
The Sons of Alagondar, an underground movement associated with the Harpers, resisted Neverember‘s reign, fearing that his aims were imperialistic and would not aid the city in the long run. Neverember left the day-to-day running of the city to General Sabine and Mayor Soman Galt, intending to increase the prosperity of the city in order to gain the favor and love of the citizens of Neverwinter so that they would welcome him as their king in the future. In Neverwinter, Dagult operates out of the Hall of Justice and lives in the Lord’s Residence.
In 1479 DR, Dagult conspired with Khondar “Ten-Rings” Naomal to find the Overlord’s Helm in order to find out the secrets of his fellow Lords of Waterdeep; it was unlikely, however, that he was aware of the full extent of Khondar’s plans to establish wizards as the rulers of Waterdeep.
Neverember married a member of the Brandarth family, adding her broad property holdings and wealth to his own. She bore him a son, Renaer Neverember, before dying when Renaer was still in his youth. She left everything to Renaer rather than Dagult, which contributed to Dagult’s rocky relationship with his son. He is an unapologetic flirt. Dagult flirted with Talana Taenfeather and often sent her valuable gifts, although she apparently was not his lover.