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Sylgar was the name of the prized pet goldfish of the Xanathar, Zushaxx. As of 1492 DR,[note 2] unbeknownst to its owner, the fish had died and been replaced by the members of the Xanathar's Thieves' Guild several times.[1][2]


Sylgar had two fishbowls: a larger one that weighed 6,000 pounds (2,700 kilograms) and was over 17 feet (5.2 meters) in diameter, and a smaller one used primarily for feeding that weighed 60 pounds (27 kilograms).[3][4] Xanathar boasted about Sylgar's goldfish bowl being made of valued items, but such statements were used to keep servants under fear of their beholder crime lord.[citation needed]


Sylgar's main caretaker was Ott Steeltoes.[5][6]



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  1. The later source Laeral Silverhand's Explorer's Kit calls Sylgar a "Delimbiyr carp". Whether this is a retcon or the identity of just one of the fish's "incarnations" is unknown.
  2. 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. Corroborating this, Dragon Heist page 20 refers to events of Death Masks (set in 1491 DR) as being "last year". 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).