Akhlaur was a powerful conjurer who lived in Halruaa during the mid–12th century DR.[1]


Akhlaur was only interested in increasing his power by researching dangerous magic. He eventually summoned a laraken that was beyond his control and he was taken against his will back to the creature's native plane.[1]

Akhlaur's disappearance left a permanent gateway open to the Elemental Plane of Water, causing an unending flow of water to pour forth into the area known as Akhlaur's Swamp. Akhlaur's Tower, which contained a wealth of magic items, was also found here.[1]


This powerful conjurer was rumored to own magical items that most wizards only dreamed about, leading to a steady supply of adventurers delving deep into Akhlaur's Swamp with hopes of finding priceless treasure.[1]


In their youth, Aklhaur and Zalathorm Kirkson worked together to develop a spell that granted them everlasting life.[2]

Aklhaur was rescued in 1373 DR thanks to the efforts of the wild elf magehound Kiva and the sorceress Tzigone.[3] After being released from the portal, Aklhaur launch an attack agaisnt Halruaa, triggering the Wizardwar. During the battle, Aklhaur faced Zalathorm, and both killed each other.[2]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Tom Prusa (1993). The Shining South. (TSR, Inc), p. 11. ISBN 1-56076-595-X.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Thomas Reid (October 2004). Shining South. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 132. ISBN 0-7869-3492-1.
  3. Thomas Reid (October 2004). Shining South. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 126. ISBN 0-7869-3492-1.
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