Haljal Throndor was a dwarf[note 1] blacksmith who ran the Cracked Anvil in Port Llast in the latter half of the 14th century DR.[2]


He felt the most at home when surrounded by the stone walls of a proper mine, but following his injury his lungs could not handle the fumes from underground smelting.[2]


Haljal was considered to be a skilled craftsman, adept at all forms of ironmongery.[1]


Haljal was once a miner north of Mirabar until a terrible cave-in crushed the right side of his body, forcing him to retire. He wandered around for almost a century before establishing his blacksmith shop in Port Llast. While he was content with his life in the small town, once Haljal found a cleric who could heal his wounds, he planned to return to his former homeland.[2]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Haljal Throndor is erroneously portrayed as a human in Neverwinter Nights. The sequel, Neverwinter Nights 2, correctly portrays him as a dwarf.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Ed Greenwood (1993). Volo's Guide to the North. (TSR, Inc), p. 144. ISBN 1-5607-6678-6.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 slade, Ed Greenwood, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend, Paul Jaquays, Steve Perrin (April 1996). The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier (The Wilderness). (TSR, Inc), p. 76. ISBN 0-7869-0391-0.