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|This article title refers to a topic contained entirely within another campaign setting for which there is an established wiki. To avoid duplication of effort, this article contains only a short overview. For a complete article, see Manshoon at the Forgotten Realms Wiki.|
Manshoon is a powerful evil human wizard in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting. Manshoon is the founder and original ruler of the Zhentarim, but was overthrown and killed by Fzoul Chembryl in a coup.
However, as Fzoul prepared to face a clone of Manshoon upon his death, he discovered that a dozen clones had in fact awakened. This spawned the "Manshoon Wars", as each clone was programmed to destroy the others. Three clones survived by overcoming their impulses; the Manshoon rejoined the Zhentarim (under the orders of Chembryl) is considered the true Manshoon. The "true" Manshoon seems satisfied under Fzoul's leadership, and focuses on his schemes to further the influence of the Black Network without having to deal with day-to-day administrative duties.