Arlon Bladeshaper is one of the central figures among the Sons of Alagondar. He claims to be the grandson of Sir Nevalle, one of the Neverwinter Nine who served Lord Nasher Alagondar over a century ago. He was the de facto leader of the younger, more militant Nasher faction. He quickly wound up in over his head, though, as his alliance with the Dead Rats and other groups eventually allowed Thay to exert more and more control over the faction, unknown to Arlon or the other Nashers. He was deposed in a coup by a Thayan infiltrator named Karzov. When Branwen Farlong discovered what had happened, she and the Northern Five slew Karzov and rescued Arlon. Humbled by this experience, he followed Branwen’s example when she held up the anarchist philosophy of the forgotten Hero of Neverwinter Ander Brightwood as a model for the Nashers to learn from. He joined her as the first member of the new Brightwood faction.