Non-player character
Basic information
ActorMatthew Mercer
Biographical information
Also known asMadam Zhudanna
PlacesThe Core Spire, Jrusar
PartnerHusband[1] (deceased[2])
  • Landlady
  • Potter
AffiliationsLaudna and Imogen
Mechanical information
Creature typeHumanoid
First seen"The Draw of Destiny" (3x01)
Last seen"A Path of Vengeance" (3x65)
StreamCampaign 3 (7 episodes)

Madam Zhudanna[3] (/ʒəˈdɑːnə/) is the elderly landlady of Imogen and Laudna at the beginning of Campaign 3. As an NPC, Zhudanna is played by Matthew Mercer.

Description[edit | edit source]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Zhudanna is an older woman with billowing white hair worn past her shoulders to her mid-back, and bright beady brown eyes. Her skin is deep brown and wrinkled.[4] When first seen, she was wearing a soft comfortable robe for the night, scrubbing dishes and cleaning up.[5] She wears glasses.[6]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Zhudanna is a kind and generous soul. She barely knew Laudna, Imogen, and their adventurer friends but was absolutely certain that they were very sweet. When she was first introduced to the rest of the group, she immediately offered them space on the floor since she was out of beds, and began trying to stretch her lunch to feed them all.[7]

As an old lady, Zhudanna is not as agile as she once was. When she cooked up a meal for her tenants, Zhudanna gratefully sank into a chair, as Laudna offered her to finish the dishes.[8] Also, whenever Imogen and Lauda were at her house, Zhudanna sent them on the missions for the groceries.[8][9] She enjoys knitting.[10]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Zhudanna lives in a house she owns in the Windowed Wall neighborhood of Jrusar, at the base of the Core Spire.[11] She has been married and widowed. Her husband at some point worked with the Wardens.[12] At the beginning of Campaign 3, Zhudanna was renting space to Imogen and Laudna in the room where her husband once lived.[1] They helped her deal with shade creepers in her late husband's bedroom and she filled them in on the history of Lord Ariks Eshteross.[13]

Zhudanna was a potter, augmenting the family's income with her rare semi-translucent creations made with arcane aid.[14]

Following the apogee solstice in 843 PD and her arrival in Jrusar, Imogen cast Sending to Zhudanna, asking if she had seen Laudna. Zhudanna responded that she hadn't seen her and, confused by the nature of the spell, offered Imogen some juice.[15] Imogen and Laudna stopped by later that day. Zhudanna had been working on her art and had kept their room, but was worried about the tension within Jrusar following the solstice. They offered to go out and buy her groceries.[16]

Relationships[edit | edit source]

  • Zhudanna was the landlady of Imogen and Laudna, and felt that they were the sweetest people.
  • She at one time sold her finest pottery works to the Mahaan houses.

Character information[edit | edit source]

Zhudanna likes to knit and can knit socks, scarves, and mittens.

Appearances and mentions[edit | edit source]

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