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Klauth, also known as Old Snarl, was supposedly one of the eldest dragons alive who had not been turned into a dracolich.[7]

I am old as time itself, the infinite wisdom of eternity is mine to command. Your name and your deeds are known to me, Hero of Neverwinter, and I shall remember them long after history has forgotten you.
— Klauth[2]

Personality[]

He was thoroughly evil, especially to his own kind, though he did have a few redeeming factors such as granting boons to creatures he considered no threat, crushing the odd orc horde on a whim, and the fact that he has avoided the advances of the Cult of the Dragon.[7]

Activities[]

For such an active dragon of his age, he had lived much longer than his race's life expectancy would normally allow without the aid of the Cult's methods. This was because he had developed a magical process in which he used red dragons' eggs to increase his own size, health, and vigor.[7]

Lair[]

Klauth had his lair in the northern Sword Coast, in a narrow winding valley dubbed Klauthen Vale in the mountains west of Mirabar. From there Old Snarl used his powerful scrying spells and abilities to learn as much as possible about the other inhabitants of the Sword Coast; this means the old wyrm was rarely caught off guard by intruders.[7]

Relationships[]

He was an acquaintance of Iymrith the "Desert Doom", the great blue dragon of Anauroch.[8]

History[]

Klauth demonstrating the force of his will.

In the Year of the Weeping Moon, 1339 DR Klauth and the green dragon Aglaraerose devoured a horde of orcs in the Spine of the World mountains.[9] On Mirtul 4 in 1360 DR, Klauth was waylaid by a pair of white dragonsAerihykloarara and Ruuthundrarar—and the blue dragon Irdrithkryn, who worked in concert to kill him. Although Klauth slew each of his attackers and plundered Irdrithkryn's lair, he was gravely wounded, almost losing a wing and having half his body frozen solid. After this battle, Klauth found a new lair just west of Raven Rock to recuperate, this lair became known as Klauthen Vale.[3]

Rage of Dragons[]

Klauth succumbed to the effects of the Dracorage mythal during the Rage of Dragons in the Year of Rogue Dragons, 1373 DR, appearing above Mirabar full of rage with a mind set on destruction. After leveling much of the surface city he was only barely driven off by the combined efforts of Mirabar's defenders and the crystal dragon, Saryndalaghlothtor.[1]

Tyranny of Dragons[]

When the Cult of the Dragon reemerged during the late 15th century DR, Klauth welcomed the dragon cultists to dwell within his vale in the Spine of the North.[10]

Appendix[]

Klauth faces an armored knight.

Appearances[]

Adventures
Storm King's Thunder
Video Games
Neverwinter Nights
Card Games
Magic: The Gathering (AFC)

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Eric L. Boyd, Eytan Bernstein (August 2006). Dragons of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 43. ISBN 0-7869-3923-0.
  2. 2.0 2.1 BioWare (June 2002). Designed by Brent Knowles, James Ohlen. Neverwinter Nights. Atari.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ed Greenwood (February 1998). “Wyrms of the North: Klauth”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #244 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 54–58.
  4. Andy Collins, James Wyatt, and Skip Williams (November 2003). Draconomicon: The Book of Dragons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 14. ISBN 0-7869-2884-0.
  5. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 167–168. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  6. Christopher Perkins (September 6, 2016). Storm King's Thunder. Edited by Kim Mohan, Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 95. ISBN 978-0786966004.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  8. Christopher Perkins (September 6, 2016). Storm King's Thunder. Edited by Kim Mohan, Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 136. ISBN 978-0786966004.
  9. Ed Greenwood (June 2013). “Eye on the Realms: The Dragon that Never Died”. In Steve Winter ed. Dragon #424 (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 34–37.
  10. Christopher Perkins (September 6, 2016). Storm King's Thunder. Edited by Kim Mohan, Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 133. ISBN 978-0786966004.
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