Hoard of the Dragon Queen
The Black Spider
Roles: Leader of the Redbrands and the unseen force behind the Cragmaw Goblins.
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Nezznar, also known as the “Black Spider”, was a drow who was in search of the Forge of Spells in Wave Echo Cave.
The drow promised a share to Iarno Albrek in exchange for his loyalty and aid. Nezznar was the true leader of the Redbrands, controlling them (as well as a tribe of goblins and bugbears called the Cragmaws) in the hopes of finding Wave Echo Cave and unlocking its secrets, while also keeping it a secret for himself. Nezznar had many spies reaching all the way to Neverwinter.
He was defeated and subsequently killed by Brodin, J’zargo, Alfric, Aseir and Flint when they found his lair within the Wave Echo Cave.
“The Forge of Spells is here. I can feel it’s fading power. No doubt those ruffians will be here soon, so we need to work quickly in order to restore it back to it’s original state. Nobody will even come close to the amount of power I will have!” – Nezznar, on entering the Wave Echo Cave