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Hlal was the dragon deity of humor. She usually took the form of a faerie dragon that glowed with a yellow-gold aura[2] or a copper dragon.[3]


She delighted in wordplay and sophisticated humor, but baser humor, usually pranks and tricks, proved irresistible to her sensibilities, especially if the victim of the trick took it seriously. Myth told of Hlal playing a particularly elaborate practical joke on Null; Hlal barely managed to stay one step ahead of the angry Deathwyrm since.[2]


Hlal was venerated by some copper dragons and faerie dragons who appreciated and identified with her sense of humor. These two species didn't worship Hlal alone, however, unless they devoted their entire lives to jokes.


Avachel (or Aasterinian) was a male aspect of Hlal who was worshiped by the elves, especially wild elves. Also known as Quicksilver, owing to his chosen form of a mercury dragon, he was the close companion of Erevan Ilesere.

Elven myth stated that he was a mercury dragon who underwent apotheosis after saving a band of wild elves from an invasion by evil humans, while others spoke of an avatar of Hlal who came to the aid of Erevan in a similar situation. Avachel was Erevan's equal in his ability to get into trouble, but he was a tireless defender of the elves and, while impulsive, was good-natured. He was known for sending avatars to Evermeet and woodland regions in the form of an elf armed only with a staff that sent even elves to sleep or simply as a normal mercury dragon. Regardless, this aspect of Hlal meant that the draconic goddess was a close ally of the Seldarine.[4]



  1. Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 127,221. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Nigel Findley, et al. (October 1990). Draconomicon. (TSR, Inc), p. 26. ISBN 0-8803-8876-5.
  3. Andy Collins, James Wyatt, and Skip Williams (November 2003). Draconomicon: The Book of Dragons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 34. ISBN 0-7869-2884-0.
  4. Eric L. Boyd (1998). Demihuman Deities. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 100. ISBN 0-7869-1239-1.


The Draconic Pantheon
Greater Deities
Intermediate Deities
Lesser Deities

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