Quaervaxthanus was a beholder mage that became Magister.[1]


Quaervaxthanus had a natural talent in creating and modifying spells.[1]


In his youth, Quaervaxthanus was blinded by an older eye tyrant that was trying to eliminate the beholder bloodline of which Quaervaxthanus was member. He managed to escape despite the mutilation and disappeared for a long time.

He came back many years later as a powerful beholder mage with many powerful Netherese wands and scepters grafted into his empty eye-socket and controlled with his mind, thanks to many new spells. Quaervaxthanus was so known for his talent in spell alterations that some reclusive human archmages traded with him.

In 699 DR, he lured the current reigning Magister Larongar Veverell into a trap and attacked the human mage from above as he slept.

After becoming Magister, Quaervaxthanus freely visited some elven mages and gave them new spells instead of killing them like he did all wizards who sought him out.

His doom arrived in 705 DR when the human sorcerer Almer Garanthund lured Quaervaxthanus into a sophisticated trap inside a tunnel full of explosive wands. The beholder magister died in the explosion.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Ed Greenwood (January 2000). Secrets of the Magister. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 49–50. ISBN 978-0786914302.