A masked, sinister smiling guard


The Harlequins are hired muscle. They originated over a century ago in what is now known as the “Barrel Wars” when the Brewer’s Guild attempted to take over Waterdeep with a special, highly addictive beer. Although their organisation has changed in that time, their function remains the same. Most of the Harlequins act as bouncers in the many Inns and Taverns of Waterdeep, although they will occasionally act as security for well-to-do parties, where the normal armed guard would be a little offensive. Using acrobatics and nimbleness as their weapons, they offer a unique option for protection.

They are dressed in Jesters costumes and wear a sinister smiling mask. Armed with Rapiers and their wits they normally operate in pairs.

Rumour has it that some of the Harelquins are more powerful than others, so one never knows who you might be facing. In fact, it is also whispered about, that the Harlequins leader (known only as The Harlequin) and his or her’s second in command (the Rhymer) occassionally work as a regular Harlequin adding another layer of mystery…



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