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Malchor Harpell (pronounced: /ˈmɑːlkɔːr ˈhɑːrpɛlMAL-core HAR-pell[3]) was a member of the Harpers that hailed from the Harpell family of Longsaddle. He resided in the Tower of Twilight, which stood east of the Neverwinter Wood.[3]


Even though Malchor was Khelben Arunsun's second-most powerful follower, other than Laeral Silverhand, he was also the most skeptical of the Moonstars.[2] While in his tower, Malchor disliked interruptions but rewarded his students' patience, as well as loyal friends and faithful followers, with praise, shelter, gifts, and magical aid.[1] He could be somewhat brusque and arrogant, but he also had a sense of humor.[7]

Although Malchor was a Harpell, he did not share the eccentric ways of his cousins and deigned to live away from Longsaddle.[7]


The wizard spent most of his time training other mages along with researching magical items and their creation. Specifically, he mastered the art of crafting staves of the magi and wands of magic missile, as well as rings of feather fall and the ring of warmth.[1]


Along with the items he regularly created, Malchor carried a lurker cloak and a +3 ring of protection when he traveled.[1]


As of the mid–1350s DR, Malchor had a teenaged apprentice who was the son of wealthy family. Malchor made him take a vow of silence, which he believed would help teach him the discipline needed for his studies of magic.[8][7]

He himself was a student of the first Blackstaff, Khelben Arunsun.[2]


Malchor was a member of the Company of Crazed Venturers.[9]

In the Year of the Worm, 1356 DR, Malchor gave the scimitar Twinkle to the renegade drow Drizzt Do'Urden, '.[4]

Around the Year of the Tankard, 1370 DR he defected from the Harpers to the Moonstars.[2]

After the Spellplague struck the Realms in the Year of Blue Fire, 1385 DR, Malchor and his tower disappeared from Neverwinter Wood.[10]

Circa late 1487 DR, Malchor was alive and competed with other archmages for the possession of the Lost Spell during a spellstorm, as well as informing his fellow "captive" archwizards that he currently was spending his efforts on securing the future of Faerûn, through the making of strong family ties.[11]


Malchor wrote a book about Khelben and Laeral called Two Mages' Legacies.[12]



The Legend of Drizzt: The Halfling's Gem 1
The Halfling's Gem
The Shadowmask
The Sentinels

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Blackstaff (mentioned)
Blackstaff Tower (mentioned)
Video Games
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 slade, et al. (April 1996). “The Wilderness”. In James Butler ed. The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier (TSR, Inc.), p. 74. ISBN 0-7869-0391-0.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 76. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Jennell Jaquays (1988). The Savage Frontier. (TSR, Inc), p. 58. ISBN 0-88038-593-6.
  4. 4.0 4.1 R.A. Salvatore (January 1990). The Halfling's Gem. (TSR, Inc), pp. 20–21. ISBN 0-88038-901-X.
  5. Ed Greenwood (1987). Waterdeep and the North. (TSR, Inc), p. 53. ISBN 0-88038-490-5.
  6. Ed Greenwood, et al (1989). Hall of Heroes. (TSR, Inc), p. 76. ISBN 0-88038-711-4.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Philip Athans (2008). A Reader's Guide to R. A. Salvatore's the Legend of Drizzt. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 93. ISBN 0-7869-4915-5.
  8. R.A. Salvatore (November 2005). The Halfling's Gem. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 0-7869-3825-0.
  9. slade, et al. (April 1996). “Cities & Civilization”. In James Butler ed. The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier (TSR, Inc.), p. 11. ISBN 0-7869-0391-0.
  10. Matt Sernett, Erik Scott de Bie, Ari Marmell (August 2011). Neverwinter Campaign Setting. Edited by Tanis O'Connor. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 175. ISBN 0-7869-5814-6.
  11. Ed Greenwood (June 2015). Spellstorm. (Wizards of the Coast), p. ?. ISBN 978-0786965717.
  12. Steven E. Schend (September 2008). Blackstaff Tower. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 236. ISBN 0-7869-4913-9.