Manxam (pronounced: /ˈmɑːŋkzɑːmMANK-zam[2]) was the oldest and most powerful beholder living in the Western Heartlands. He was a member of the Zhentarim, and also acted also as the ruler of Teshwave.[3] He was the most prominent of the exiled beholder of Ootlul[1]


Manxam was considered to be very reasonable in comparison to other beholders. He was willing to work with humans, so long as doing so was advantageous, and was known to be particularly friendly towards priests of Bane.[4]


Manxam was known to possess a helm of telepathy that had been altered so as to allow it to fit on his body.[4]


Manxam was barely involved in the hunt for Shandril Shessair when she attacked Zhentil Keep. He preferred Fzoul Chembryl as leader of the Zhentarim over Manshoon.[5]

In later years he supported Fzoul in his schemes contributing to the downfall of Manshoon.[6]

As of 1489 DR, Manxam appeared to be among the senior leadership of Darkhold, then-headquarters of the Zhentarim.[7]



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