Summer of Dragons
Grutz of Riverguard is an ettercap, a humanoid spider-creature. He stands at nearly eight feet tall and has leathery, purple skin. He is loyal to the Zhentarim, a mercenary network that operates all across Tymor.
In Tymor Year 1349, Gruzt attacked the fortified town of Riverguard and conquered it in the name of the Zhentarim, killing many members of the Order of the Gauntlet in the process.
Little is known about Grutz’s personal life, but he seeks to dominate humans, who have often oppressed his people. Ettercaps are native to the forests of the Emerald Coast, and human settlers and ettercaps frequently come into conflict. His Zhent soldiers assume that Grutz’s nest was attacked by humans, and he seeks revenge for their deaths.