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Amreth Gaunt, Master MerchantD&D Insider Article
Eye on the Realms
by Ed Greenwood

Amreth Gaunt is one of the busiest of the master merchants operating on the east-west trade routes of the Heartlands. With a glib tongue and a swift, sly wit (which he hides in public dealings), it's no surprise that he's risen to the top of his profession. His life has been devoted to amassing wealth and information through travel and trade, and by either measure, he is a rich man. When characters need information, rare goods, or even a job, Amreth Gaunt may be the man to see.

This sardonic, weathered, yet still agile man was born somewhere in the Heartlands, and his origins can best be described as mysterious. Gaunt claims not to remember where he was reared -- or by whom -- other than that it involved “lots of warehouses, and scurrying around in their lofts like a rat, fetching and carrying.” He gives the impression that he has spent all his five decades or so in shops or mercantile trading work.

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    About the Author

    Ed Greenwood is the man who unleashed the Forgotten Realms on an unsuspecting world. He works in libraries, writes fantasy, science fiction, horror, mystery, and even romance stories (sometimes all in the same novel), but he is still happiest churning out Realmslore, Realmslore, and more Realmslore. There are still a few rooms in his house with space left to pile up papers in ...

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