Erevis Cale is a fictional human character in the Forgotten Realms series of books, which are published by Wizards of the Coast and based on the Forgotten Realms campaign setting of Dungeons & Dragons. He is first introduced in the short story published in "Another Name For Dawn" (Dragon #277), and then appears in the short story "Resurrection" in the collection that formed the first part of the "Sembia series," The Halls of Stormweather.

Erevis's story is told in the fantasy novels of Paul S. Kemp, including the The Halls of Stormweather, Shadows Witness, the Erevis Cale Trilogy, and the most recent trilogy, The Twilight War.



Erevis is described as being tall, slender, pale skinned with a shaved bald head. He normally wears leather armor and wields a longsword.


Erevis is usually quick to anger and is more than happy to act out of revenge. When first introduced he was scornful of religion but over the course of the book Shadows Witness found his faith in the Forgotten Realms deity Mask. He is very faithful to his friends. He frequently faces and internal struggle with his darker side.


According to a post on his livejournal, Paul Kemp currently stats Erevis as;

Shade - Rogue 6/ Fighter 3/ Cleric of Mask 11/ Divine Agent 2.

He is also the Chosen of Mask, which gives him as yet unspecific abilities.

Abilities, skillsEdit

Erevis Cale was an extremely proficient rogue and assassin before his transformation into a Shade, and now his abilities have been increased exponentially by the transformation. His new abilities include but are usually only applicable when he is within shadows or darkness; increased strength, ability to heal rapidly, shadow walking (a form of short distance teleporting from shadow to shadow), a regrown hand with superior strength that is only manifested in darkness. He can also create portals to the plane of shadows at his will. In addition to his Shade abilities, Erevis is a highly accomplished divine spellcaster. As the first chosen of Mask he has access to Masks full attention when casting spells, which has in the past bolstered his spells when facing uncommonly difficult enemies.


Erevis' main weapon is a Longsword called Weaveshear which can absorb magic spells. Weaveshear was a normal sword that became enchanted when he sliced through a rare and extremely powerful Artifact.


Erevis has stuck to a suit of Leather Armour throughout his travels.


He was originally trained as a thief and assassin by an organization called the Night Knives. However when they were destroyed he moved to Sembia and joined the Night Masks. This organization placed him in with the wealthy merchant Uskevren family as the head butler, a placement he created by murdering the previous butler. He was placed in the Uskevren mansion as a spy for potential thieving operations that may arise in the Uskevren estate. Because of the speed and intensity with which Erevis became friends with the patriarch of the Uskevren family, Thamalon, his loyalties had become split. He spent much of the decade that he worked for the Uskreven sending misinformation back to his guild, and feeding them information about merchants other than the Uskreven themselves.

Before his newfound loyalty to Mask was formed, Erevis (also known by some as simply Cale) doubled as an assassin. The death of Thamalon (or the Old Owl as he had been known as) marked the end of Cale's service at the mansion, but not his loyalty to the rest of the family, especially the youngest of them, whom he had previously been in love with.

Erevis was once a primary rival of Drasek Riven for the attention of the leader of their assassins guild in Sembia. They both now operate as the 1st and 2nd chosen of Mask, of which there will eventually be five. They have also been referred to as the right and left hands of Mask.

Cale and Drasek are currently in the middle of a quest given to them by their patron Deity to steal back a portion of their gods essence which was stolen by the chosen of Mask in the previous generation. Cale has promised this portion of divine essence to both his god and to his adventuring companion's Archdevil father, Mephistopheles. He made this arrangement in order to get back the missing half of Magadon's soul which was ripped from his friend's body. The outcome is yet to be determined.

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