Lif was a specter that haunted Trollskull Manor in Waterdeep in the late 15th century DR.[1]


Lif was a half-elf barkeeper who even after his death couldn't abandon his old tavern and tried to scare away all new owners.[1] In 1492 DR, Volothamp Geddarm acquired the place at a low price and later formally gave it to some adventurers whom he had hired to save Floon Blagmaar.[2][note 1]


Lif's life was his work. If a new owner opened another tavern inside Trollskull Manor, he could gradually become quite accommodating to them.[1]




  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).