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- Doust Sulwood Becomes Lord of
winters following his defeat of the evil Lord Jyordhan, Khelben Blackstaff
found a suitable candidate to assume leadership of the Dales, or rather
a group of candidates. They were the Knights of Myth Drannor, so named
to show their interest in the elven territories and their connection with
the elven peoples, and Khelben gave them the Pendant of Ashaba (the symbol
of the Lordship) in return for services rendered to himself and to Shadowdale.
leader, the ranger Florin Falconhand, refused the honor of the lordship.
It was therefore passed to Doust Sulwood, who was made the new lord with
the support of Florin and Sylune (wife of the murdered Lord Aumry) and
apparently also the secret support of Khelben as well. Doust reoccupied
the Twisted Tower, driving out the last agents of the Black Network. He
also reinstituted many of Ashaba's democratic ideals, including the Lord's
Court where all citizens may speak freely and air their grievances without
threat of reprisal.
Doust ruled for five years and proved to be a capable ruler, beloved by
the people. The regular presence of the Knights of Myth Drannor did much
to ensure the protection of the area, particularly against incursions
by Lyran Nanther the Pretender. Lyran was to have been Jyordhan's named
replacement, but with the Zhentarim routed there is little validity to