Baenghym Jhalavar

CategoryFamilies
AliasesJhalavar
RaceDrow
NativeGreroch

The drow family of Baenghym had their beginnings in Runelderil. During this empire's reign, the family was started by a drow named Duraonarfein. She and her siblings took the name Baenghym as a replacement to their recently deposed house in the Zszhriiryl Uprising. Duraonarfein's former houses was one of the allied houses with Zszhriiryl. Their goals was the return of Runelderil to the old ways, when woman ruled the drow. They also sought to re-open the Church of Lolth. They lost and many of the rebellious houses were liquidated or stripped of property and wealth.

When Runelderil fell in the Onyx Enmity War, the Baenghyms migrated north and settled with other drow at Ghaundan. As citizens of Nîndûnturgac, the family became a powerful force in the city with their monopoly on banking. In 1823, they led the Baenghym Uprising. The goal of this civil war was similar to the Zszhriiryl Uprising, except this time they wanted their matriarch to rule Nîndûnturgac. The Baenghym Uprising was a failure and the matriarch was killed. The matriarch's younger twin sister survived the culling of the leading ladies of the house. She joined a monastery just outside of Mulun-Dûna and is still considered a threat to Nîndûnturgac. The Baenghyms survived due to their grip on the empire's finances. They held the banks, the loans, and enough information on influential people to ruin them if needed.