The Vell family has old roots in Neverwinter. Their estate in the Blacklake District survived the catastrophe when Mount Hotenow erupted largely unscathed, though most of the family died. The estate now belongs to Mordai Vell, the tiefling scion of the Vell family. Neverwinter has a large tiefling population, so most of the city’s denizens consider it rude to hold that against him. Mordai came to Neverwinter to claim his family’s estate several years after the catastrophe but well before Dagult Neverember’s arrival. He is wealthy, charming, charismatic, and clever. He is well known to circulate in the city’s most exclusive circles, both at the Hall of Justice and New Neverwinter’s functions, as well as the social gatherings of the elite among Neverwinter’s native population.