Alusair Nacacia Obarskyr
Regent of Cormyr
Alusair Nacacia Obarskyr (the Steel Regent) was the princess and regent of the kingdom of Cormyr, and the youngest child of king Azoun IV and queen Filfaeril. Alusair used to lead Cormyr as its regent (she was unofficially called the Steel Regent) for her infant nephew, Azoun V.
Alusair had ash-blonde hair and oak-brown eyes.
Born in 1335 DR, a year after her sister Tanalasta. Though hot-tempered and impulsive, she led the life of a typical Obarskyr princess (though she spent more time riding with knights than most princesses). Her father the king struggled to instil within her a sense of duty to the nation, wishing to curb her desire to see the world in favour of a life at court. At the age of 21 Alusair, believing that she could do more good for Cormyr with a sword in her hand than she could stuck at court with the nobles (a life she had little patience for anyway), fled Suzail for a life of adventure in Eleasias of 1356 DR.
She had an ally in the form of a priest of Gond named Gharri Wondermaker who was also the regent of Tilverton, its de facto ruler before the occupation by the Cormyrian military earlier that year. That same occupation saw all of Gharri’s responsibilities taken away in all but name and inspired him to leave with Alusair when she passed through the city. They only spent a short time together before parting amicably but Alusair soon heard that Gharri had been murdered by bounty hunters in her father’s employ. It was not the king’s intention for the priest to be killed but his death steeled Alusair’s resolve to not return home.
One story claims that she left because of an arranged marriage proposal but had been in the Stonelands for just over a year before being captured by the Fire Knives and held in Tilverton until adventurers rescued her. She briefly spoke with her father before leaving again.
Over the next four years, she is said to have visited the Moonshae Islands, Waterdeep, Ravens Bluff and Damara searching for the Ring of Winter until settling with a clan of dwarves in the Earthfast Mountains who joined her father Azoun’s crusade against the Tuigan Horde in 1360 DR. It is said that she was re-united with her father during that campaign and earned a lot of respect when she temporarily took over her father’s army and later personally captured and broke Yamun Kahan’s standard. She returned to court that winter after tying up some loose ends.
Though she still rankled at court life when she returned and spent as much time as she could riding away from Suzail, she did settle into a political role, though she usually preferred to focus on military matters.
When her father died in battle with Nalavara the Devil Dragon the realm became much less politically stable. Her nephew was too young to take the throne and her older sister was also dead so Alusair was left to rule Cormyr as regent until Azoun V was old enough to become king.