Malyk was allegedly from a far-distant branch of the House of Morn, the historic rulers of Daggerdale.[1] His loyalty to the Black Network of the Zhentarim prompted them to instill rebellion, eliminate the House of Morn and install Malyk as the Lord of Daggerdale.[2] The surviving heir to the house was the adventurer Randal Morn who fled into the hills to raise a resistance force.[3]

Malyk ruled as a puppet leader for the Zhentarim until 1353 DR when he was killed in an attack lead by Randal Morn and his followers.[4]


  1. Warning: book within boxed set not specified for Ruins of Zhentil Keep
  2. Ed Greenwood, Julia Martin, Jeff Grubb (1993). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 2nd edition (revised). (TSR, Inc). ISBN 1-5607-6617-4.
  3. Wolfgang Baur (October 1993). Doom of Daggerdale. (TSR, Inc.), p. 8. ISBN 978-1560766544.
  4. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 127. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.