Skalnaedyr was an elder blue dragon and the ruler of the city in Murghôm that bore his name.[1] He was one of the Princes of Murghôm, and also considered to be the strongest wyrm who lived in Murghôm as of 1479 DR.[2]


In 1409 DR, a plague swept through the dragon population of the Copper Mountains, causing many dragons to flee. Skalnaedyr flew to Murghôm and stopped to rest near a small village known as Phannaskull. The frightened villagers pledged fealty to the surprised dragon, who agreed to rule the village. Due to Skalnaedyr's enlightened (for a dragon) rule, the village grew into a city during the 15th century DR.[1]

He also rescued the dragonborn Ananta from an unknown but certainly grisly fate, and made her Guardian of Dracowyr.[1] Skalnaedyr really cared for her to the point of putting himself in harm way in order to protect her if she was in danger.[2]

In 1479 DR, he acceded to play the xorvintaal proposed by the the vampiric smoke drake Brimstone.[2]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 154. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Richard Lee Byers (May 2010). The Captive Flame. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 14–15. ISBN 0786953969.