Valygar Corthala was a member of the noble Amnian Corthala family who eschewed his arcane heritage to live a life of his own. He sought to defend the natural world from the taint of arcane magic.
Unlike many in the Realms, Valygar held no veneration for any deity.
At one point Valygar served in the Amnian military as a scout. He honed his skills as a martial fighter after years of fighting against unnatural beings.
Valygar's mother was a mage who suffered from mental health issues, like many in her family. This affliction was believed by Valygar to be a result of her arcane practices. She spent much of the family's wealth on magical items to the point of obsession and wholly neglected her son and husband.
When Valygar's father died his mother was distraught. In her despair, she raised her partner as a zombie and underwent the process of becoming undead herself. Valygar slew both of his parents, a deed he felt he was forced to carry out.
In the Year of the Gauntlet, 1369 DR, the Cowled Wizard Tolgerias began a manhunt for Valygar in Athkatla, as he was the last member of his bloodline. Tolgerias sought to gain entry into the Planar Sphere that suddenly appeared in the slums of Athkatla a few weeks prior. Valygar fled to his cabin in the Umar Hills, aided in hiding by Derrick and several other rangers. To circumvent the Cowled Wizard's pursuit, Valygar sought to secretly enter the sphere himself and bring an end to Lavok's schemes.
Behind the Scenes
- In the Baldur's Gate series of video games, Valygar is voiced by Jeff Osterhage.
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