Murial the Misshapen was an apprentice of Halaster Blackcloak, the Mad Mage of Undermountain.

A capable fighter in his youth, Murial was recruited by Halaster as a bodyguard but soon he started studying under Halaster as a wizard. He learned to magically graft materials together. When Halaster broke off all contact, he descended into madness, grafting his torso onto the body of a giant scorpion to better engage in combat.[1]


  1. Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 27–28. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.