Vaelish Gant was a wizard of the Arcane Brotherhood in Icewind Dale in 1485 DR.[1]


With his plot, Vaelish hoped to elevate his master Jendrick to the position of Archmage Arcane so he could replace him as Master of the North Tower.[1]


Vaelish was born in Athkatla in Amn. At a young age, he discovered his magical powers and joined the reformed Arcane Brotherhood in Luskan. Here, Vaelish soon rose through the ranks until he became an apprentice of Jendrick the Blue, Overwizard of the North Tower.

In 1484 DR, Vaelish, together with his apprentice Pallidor and some thugs of Ship Rethnor, settled in Bryn Shander and started a plot to conquer the dale. To all in the Ten Towns, he was just a merchant who served as an aide to the Speaker of Bryn Shander, Duvessa Shane. At the news of several threats to the dale (some secretly instigated by himself), he proposed a no-confidence vote to replace Duvessa.[1]



In order to fight Akar Kessell and Hedrun Arnsfirth, the adventurers may need to allow Vaelish to succeed in his plan.[1]


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