Zelphar Arunsun was a powerful human wizard, originally from Neverwinter. He was the son of Khelben "Blackstaff" Arunsun and married Lhestyn. His son is Khelben Arunsun the Younger, who is often confused with the Blackstaff. Zelphar was killed by magical means, although his killer was never discovered.[1]


In 1311 DR, Zelphar was killed by Bigby's crushing hand, a spell cast by a lich of the Twisted Rune, as a favour to the Shadow Thieves.[2]


  1. Ed Greenwood and Steven E. Schend (July 1994). “Campaign Guide”. City of Splendors (TSR, Inc), p. 31. ISBN 0-5607-6868-1.
  2. Steven E. Schend (1997). Lands of Intrigue: Book Three: Erlkazar & Folk of Intrigue. (TSR, Inc), p. 21. ISBN 0-7869-0697-9.

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