Lashan Aumersair was the ruler of Scardale until he attempted a war of conquest in the Year of the Worm, 1356 DR, to unite the Dalelands under his rule.[2]


A direct descendant of Elminster (the Aumersair name was a corruption of "Aumar's heir"), Lashan was descended from a long line of Purple Dragons and Harpers.[4] After his defeat in 1356, he ventured into the ruins of Myth Drannor where he fell in battle against the lich Azimer, who transformed him into a Larva and imprisoned him beneath the earth. Sometime later, a night hag in service of Shar freed him, and when the Sharran decided to conquer Shadowdale in the Year of Risen Elfkin, 1375 DR, Shar elevated Lashan to a nycaloth to use him in the conquest.[3]


  1. Ed Greenwood (January 1996). Volo's Guide to the Dalelands. (TSR, Inc), p. 53. ISBN 0-7869-0406-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 137. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Richard Baker, Eric L. Boyd, Thomas M. Reid (July 2007). Shadowdale: The Scouring of the Land. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 57. ISBN 07-8694-039-5.
  4. Ed Greenwood, The Hooded One (2014-01-05). Questions for Ed Greenwood (2014). Candlekeep Forum. Retrieved on 2014-01-06.