Malaug, before knew as Maulagadorn, was a male warrior and wizard who created the malaugrym.


In the early days of the North, Maulaugadorn was a great warrior who created for himself a kingdom in these lands, worshiping Tempus.

One day, however, his sister Alandalorne was caught by a strange illness. Maulaugadorn invoked his god and Tempus explained that his sister was a sorcerer and her powers were starting to reveal. Thus Maulaugadorn wanted to learn magic, in his mind a new kind of weapon. At last Mystra decided to reveal to him explaining how to become a wizard.

In time, he become a great wizard, eventually creating the malaugrym.[1]

He was the first human exploring the Plane of Shadow and gained from this great mastery over shadow magic. At the same he become an inhuman abomination (a proto-malaugrym).

During his exploration of the Plane of the Shadow he built the Castle of Shadows.

Later Malaug stated wandering the planes and with his new powers impersonated many beings and his offsprings were the first generation of the malaugrym.[2]


  1. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 248. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  2. Brian Cortijo (September 2012). “Ecology of the Malaugrym”. In Christopher Perkins ed. Dungeon #206 (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 1–6.