Blackjackal was the lieutenant and later the leader of a small tribe of elves living in the eastern starwood of Cormanthor.

The elven tribe once used a large area of blueberries as their primary food source, which they shared amiably with shambling mounds. When a couatl covered in strange markings fell out of the sky into the blueberry field, the elves and mounds did not think much of it, but its decomposing corpse infected the blueberries with a form of vine blight. The elves blamed their leader for this, and Blackjackal urged them to crush his head with a rock, assuming leadership for himself.

Blackjackal formed an alliance with some of the shambling mounds, and the elves and mounds roamed the starwood, attacking whoever they found in the name of Talos.[1]


  1. James Butler, Elizabeth T. Danforth, Jean Rabe (September 1994). “Cormanthor”. In Karen S. Boomgarden ed. Elminster's Ecologies (TSR, Inc), pp. 24–25. ISBN 1-5607-6917-3.