Ansel Burwyth, also called the Master of Gems, was a skilled wizard who lived during the 4th century DR in Mulhorand or one of the nearby regions.[1]


Ansel was hired in 326 DR, along with many other mages, by the ruling bodies of Tashalar to rid them of Magister Onsilur Maerdrathom who had become quite a nuisance to their way of life. Ansel succeeded where others who came before him failed. He was able to trap the soul of Onsilur within a tel'kiira. Lured by the riches left for the taking in Onsilur's tower, Ansel hid the kiira and entered the tower, only to be killed by the wide array of magical traps Onsilur had in place.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Ed Greenwood (January 2000). Secrets of the Magister. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 39. ISBN 978-0786914302.