Vaelish was born in Athkatla in Amn. At a young age, he discovered his magical powers and joined the reformed Arcane Brotherhood in Luskan. Here, Vaelish soon rose through the ranks until he became an apprentice of Jendrick the Blue, Overwizard of the North Tower.
In 1484 DR, Vaelish, together with his apprentice Pallidor and some thugs of Ship Rethnor, settled in Bryn Shander and started a plot to conquer the dale. To all in the Ten Towns, he was just a merchant who served as an aide to the Speaker of Bryn Shander, Duvessa Shane. At the news of several threats to the dale (some secretly instigated by himself), he proposed a no-confidence vote to replace Duvessa.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 R.A. Salvatore, James Wyatt, and Jeffrey Ludwig (November 19, 2013). Legacy of the Crystal Shard. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 0-7869-6464-2.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 R.A. Salvatore, James Wyatt, and Jeffrey Ludwig (November 19, 2013). Legacy of the Crystal Shard (Adventure). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 20. ISBN 0-7869-6464-2.