Veldyskar was an intelligent basilisk living in Gravenhollow during the Rage of Demons[as of when?].
A stone giant visitor to Gravenhollow donated Veldyskar to the keepers of the library to act as a guardian and general-purpose helper untold years before.
During the Rage of Demons, the basilisk met an expedition led by some adventurers, hired by Bruenor Battlehammer to investigate the threat of a demon lord, at the gate of Gravenhollow.
Veldyskar's philosophy during fights was to petrify first and ask questions later. To avoid problems, the keepers taught him how to cast a greater restoration spell.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Christopher Perkins, Adam Lee, Richard Whitters (September 1, 2015). Out of the Abyss. In Jeremy Crawford ed. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 151. ISBN 978-0-7869-6581-6.