Captain of the Black Blades
Rucas Sarfael has a strong, some might even say obsessive, hatred for the undead in general and the necromancers of Thay in particular. That hatred may have helped him save Dagult Neverember from a Red Wizard in the Year of the Dark Circle (446 NR, 1478 DR), but he remains convinced that Thay has yet more agents inside Neverwinter. Recognizing his skill and passion, Neverember made him the leader of the Black Blades, a special unit to hunt down undead threats to the city. Even if Sarfael’s obsession with Thay is foolish, there are certainly a number of undead threats to the city like the ash zombies, which Neverember believes Sarfael will hunt down with no less commitment.