DND 5E (beginning date 12/6/2015)
Blackstaff Tower exists in the city of Waterdeep as one of the most recognizable structures in the castle ward district. Originally constructed by Khelben “Blackstaff” Arunsun to function as a hub of academia for Khelben and his apprentices and consorts, the tower has since been used for similar practices, although the inner workings are somewhat of a mystery even to the residents of the tower.
Khelben has since passed, however his legacy lives on in his fabled “blackstaff” – a powerful relic that harnesses the power of its predecessors and the tower. Almost as if possessing a will of its own, the Blackstaff immediately chooses its next successor after the death of the current to resign over the arcane legacy. The current Blackstaff wielder is a woman named Vajra Safahr and her chosen heir, Laraelra Harsard.
Enchanted by countless magics over the decades, the tower almost possesses a life of itself and is rumored to change its inner shape frequently to accommodate various pocket planes that exist within – it is unknown how many floors of the tower actually exist since the tower exterior is made up primarily of illusions.