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Greyhawk Character
Qesnef disguised as a "doughty halfling," as depicted in White Plume Mountain (1979). Art by Bill Willingham.
Homeland White Plume Mountain
Gender Male
Race Ogre mage
Age Unknown
Class Wizard 15
Alignment Chaotic evil

Qesnef, also called Spatterdock, is an ogre mage who once served the first False Keraptis, guarding Blackrazor in White Plume Mountain.



Qesnef is an ogre mage, resembling a huge, horned, blue-skinned ogre, but he normally uses his innate shape-changing magic to appear in the guise of a doughty halfling.


Qesnef has 34 subsumed minds under his control. His favorite servant is the vampire Ctenmiir, who he permits to use the magical warhammer Whelm.


Qesnef served the first False Keraptis, a gnome, but after that version of Keraptis's death, Qesnef himself became one of the beings imprinted by Keraptis's personality. Calling himself Keraptis but known as Spatterdock by others, Qesnef acquired subsumed 34 other minds (mostly gnomes) under his control using the Keraptis-imprinting spells, which added to his power until he was the equivalent of a 15th level wizard. He managed to locate and claim one of the true Keraptis's four implements of power, the warhammer Whelm, although he gave it to his servant Ctenmiir to wield in battle.


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  • Williams, Aaron. "Climb Every (White Plume) Mountain." Dragon #267. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 2000.