Aurinax (pronounced: /ˈɔːrɑːnɑːksOR-ah-nax[3]) was a gold dragon resident of the Dragon Tower of Waterdeep in the late 15th century DR. He was hired by Dagult Neverember to guard the gold stored in the Vault of Dragons, in exchange for the dragonstaff of Ahghairon and payment in gems.[1][4]



Aurinax disguised as Barok Glanghammer.

Aurinax often disguised himself as an elderly dwarf called Barok Clanghammer. In that form, he used the dragonstaff as a walking stick.[1][4]


Aurinax was wise and merciful, but also vigilant. Although he understood that the gold had been obtained unfairly, he had let his greed cloud his judgement and agreed to guard the treasure. He was under orders not to let anyone except for Neverember himself or one of his vassals to remove the treasure.[4]


During Wintershield festivities, Aurinax's apprentice Chadwick drunkenly revealed the location of the dragonstaff of Ahghairon to the Cult of the Dragon. He was promptly kidnapped as the Cult prepared to raid Aurinax's vault, but was rescued shortly after by a group of adventurers passing by. The adventurers proceeded to Aurinax's abode, where they defeated the cultists and secured the dragonstaff, returning it to Aurinax.[5]



  1. Canon material does not provide a year for the events described in Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, but Christopher Perkins answered a question via Twitter and stated the year was 1492 DR. Unless a canon source contradicts this assertion, this wiki will use 1492 DR for events related to this sourcebook and Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage (which is referenced on pages 5 and 98 of Dragon Heist).



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