Blackstaff Tower

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.

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Blackstaff Tower

DND 5E (beginning date 12/6/2015) EricMichael