Sapphiraktar was an ancient male blue dracolich and a member of the Twisted Rune.[1]


Out of vanity, the dracolich maintained his dragon appearance through magic.[1]


Preparing to kill Jymahna for spying, Sapphiraktar taught dragon magic to Rhangaun.[1]


Sapphiraktar made his cavern home in the ruined city of Teshyll west of Alatorin in Calimshan.[2] His vast network of caves ranged south from Memnon for 50 miles (80.5 km), east to the undercity of Keltar, and west to within 10 miles (16.1 km) of Teshburl.[3]


Around 1072 DR, Sapphiraktar became a dracolich.[1] In 1374 DR, Priamon "Frostrune" Rakesk was fooled by Khelben "The Blackstaff" Arunsun, his former mentor but now hated adversary, into seeking what he thought to be an ancient Shoon artifact. With this artifact, he planned to take over control of the Twisted Rune. Blackstaff then struck a deal with Sapphiraktar, the Rune preferring to have the Blackstaff deal with the traitorous Runemaster rather than having to deal with him themselves.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Sean K. Reynolds, Jason Carl (November 2001). Lords of Darkness. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 178. ISBN 0-7869-1989-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Eric L. Boyd (1999). Drizzt Do'Urden's Guide to the Underdark. (TSR, Inc), p. 113. ISBN 0-7869-1509-9.
  3. Steven E. Schend and Dale Donovan (September 1998). Empires of the Shining Sea. (TSR, Inc), p. 79. ISBN 978-0786912377.
  4. Steven E. Schend (July 2006). Blackstaff. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 297. ISBN 978-0786940165.