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Aencar Burlisk (ay-AN-kar) was a Dalesfolk hero who united all of the Dales (with the exception of Archendale and High Dale), in 1038 DR.



It was unknown when Aencar was born. Aencar was raised by elves in Battledale, where he learned military strategy, forestry, and other skills that would become essential during his fifteen-year rule of the Dales. When he grew older, Aencar left Battledale with a group of mercenaries known as the Mailed Mantle. The sellswords were a Sembian mercenary group that found great success battling corruption in Sembia for various employers. Eventually corrupt Sembians and other foes they had made put a bounty on their heads and the Mailed Mantle returned to Battledale.

Ascent to KingEdit

There, Aencar found his people being oppressed by corrupt merchants and common thieves. The Mailed Mantle set to work to clear them out of Battledale, and, in 1030 DR, Aencar was proclaimed the Lord of Battledale. In his nine years as the ruler of Battledale, Aencar did not sit idly. He looked after the Dalefolk in Battledale and he adventured against their enemies. The Mailed Mantle patrolled Battledale, and visitors of Battledale noted its strong and competent leader.

In 1038 DR, Aencar then began his campaign to make himself the King of the Dales. He persuaded some to join his cause, such as Tasseldale and Shadowdale, and against the others he struck swiftly and surely, putting Mantle members in seats of power across the Dales. Aencar ruled the majority of the Dales for six more years, and he ruled them as masterfully as he ruled Battledale in his previous years. Aencar earned his title as The Mantled King as a result of his wearing a red hood and mask. He wore these items to hide a rotting disease that an enemy wizard had cursed him with.


In 1044 DR, Aencar was invited to a feast in Essembra. This turned out to be a trap laid by evil mages who summoned a dracolich to slay Aencar. One of his lieutenants defeated the dracolich, but Aencar was slain. One of the evil mages was Alacanther of Arrabar, who burned down Aencar's keep.


The ruins of Aencar's castle could be seen from Rauthauvyr's Ride, the road running to the Standing Stone, and it was not reoccupied after his death. A descendant of Aencar's chief swordcaptain, Chancellor Ilmeth, ruled Essembra and served as Battledale's delegate to the Dales Council.

A statue of Aencar stood in the center of Essembra.[1]


  1. Ed Greenwood (January 1996). Volo's Guide to the Dalelands. (TSR, Inc), p. 47. ISBN 0-7869-0406-2.

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