Heafstaag was the son of Hrothulf the Strong and grandson of Angaar the Brave. His mother was a woman from Luskan who had been captured as a child during a caravan raid and who had been raised by the Tribe of the Elk.
Heafstaag was seriously wounded by Drizzt in the battle of Ten Towns. When Akar Kessel fought against the Ten Towns, Heafstaag's tribe would have followed Kessel to battle but Wulfgar claimed the throne using the Right of Challenge and killed Heafstaag beforehand.
- Philip Athans (2008). A Reader's Guide to R. A. Salvatore's the Legend of Drizzt. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 91. ISBN 0-7869-4915-5.