Azrok was born blind in a hobgoblin clan in Undermountain. His disability would doom him but Azrok's mother, a powerful sorcerer, crafted for him a dagger of blindsight that permitted him to see as a normal hobgoblin. In time, Azrok became the leader of his clan and with great wisdom settled his people inside the Sargauth Level where they prospered, killing the local grimlocks and troglodytes. Azrok even sired an heir and his people renamed themselves the Legion of Azrok.
In 1492 DR,[note 1] Kessandro Rosznar went to met Azrok in order to start a slaving business together but instead Azrok killed the young Rosznar for his failing to show the proper respect to the warlord.
Some time after, some duergar thieves of Clan Ironeye stole Azrok's magical dagger. Using this advantage, the drow of House Auvryndar managed to settle in the level without too many attacks from Azrok's army. His wife and lieutenant Lurkana tried to cover for Azrok's weakness but her efforts were ruined by a mind flayer ambassador of Skullport who used some intellect devourer infiltrators to spread the truth about Azrok's condition. Many of his bugbear and goblin minions abandoned Azrok and went to Skullport to join the Xanathar's Thieves' Guild. Afterward, Azrok feared an invasion from Skullport into his dominion and a very probable new attack by House Auvryndar.
Azrok possessed a magical dagger that permitted him a normal vision despite being blind.
- ↑ 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).
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Christopher Perkins (November 2018). Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage. Edited by Jeremy Crawford. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 43. ISBN 978-0-7869-6626-4.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Christopher Perkins (November 2018). Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage. Edited by Jeremy Crawford. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 57. ISBN 978-0-7869-6626-4.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Christopher Perkins (November 2018). Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage. Edited by Jeremy Crawford. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 43–44. ISBN 978-0-7869-6626-4.