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Shangalar the Black was a male tiefling lich wizard and a member of the Twisted Rune.[1][2]

DescriptionEdit

In life, Shangalar displayed little of his demonic heritage, with only a pointed ears and bone spurs on his elbows and knees.[3] After his transformation into a lich, his appearance altered over the centuries. Shangalar's skin became jet-black and calcified, increasing his alrdeady formidable toughness and even refecting spells akin to spell turning.[3]

PossessionsEdit

The tiefling wore a black dragon–hide cloak that he'd crafted from a pair of dragons he had slain.[1]

HistoryEdit

Shangalar was born the son of a cambion vizier in Calimshan. During the late 7th century DR, Shangalar slew his father and took over the position of Grand Vizar and ruled Calimshan alongside his childhood friend, Mameluk Murabir Avarrk. However after Avarrk's death at hands of assassins, Shangalar fled into the Marching Mountains and created a floating pyramidal lair to hide from his enemies.[1][2]

In 1018 DR, during the Rage of Dragons, Shangalar faced a pair of black dragons in battle and although he slew them both he suffered fatal wounds that forced him to become a lich.[1][3]

Sometime before the Time of Troubles, Shangalar's lair was intruded upon by Rhangaun and Rysellan the Dark. His display of power in defending his lair greatly impressed the two runemasters of the Twisted Rune enough that they allowed him to join their organization.[3]

In 1358 DR, the chaos of the Time of Troubles severely disrupted the experimental magics in Shangalar's lair and greatly weakened his overall power.[3]

By at least 1369 DR, Shangalar had become one of the nine runemasters in the Twisted Rune, a position that he still held as late as 1372 DR.[3][1]

RelationshipsEdit

JymahnaEdit

Shangalar was responsible for transforming the former concubine, Jymahna, into a lich. Whilst they both lived, Jymahna was Shangalar's lover and in undeath she operated as his agent for centuries. Many of Jymahna's secrets are kept hidden by Shangalar.[4][5]

AppendixEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Sean K. Reynolds, Jason Carl (November 2001). Lords of Darkness. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 178. ISBN 0-7869-1989-2.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 Steven E. Schend and Dale Donovan (September 1998). Empires of the Shining Sea. (TSR, Inc), p. 183. ISBN 978-0786912377.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Steven E. Schend and Dale Donovan (September 1998). Empires of the Shining Sea. (TSR, Inc), p. 184. ISBN 978-0786912377.
  4. Sean K. Reynolds, Jason Carl (November 2001). Lords of Darkness. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 177. ISBN 0-7869-1989-2.
  5. Steven E. Schend and Dale Donovan (September 1998). Empires of the Shining Sea. (TSR, Inc), p. 182. ISBN 978-0786912377.

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