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Telamont Tanthul
Aliases The High Prince, Lord Shadow
Home Thultanthar, the City of Shade
Gender Male
Race Shade, formerly Human
3.5 ed. rules
Shadow Adept10
Alignment Neutral Evil

Source: LoD, p. 81

Telamont Tanthul the Most High, is ruler of Thultanthar, also known as Shade Enclave. He is a powerful Shadovar archmage and Netherese arcanist of the Shadow Weave.


Telamont Tanthul was Thultanthar's high mage before Karsus's Folly, and had been experimenting with the Plane of Shadow for some time beforehand. He had successfully shifted the entire city into the Plane of Shadow mere days before Karsus cast Karsus's Avatar and temporarily destroyed the Weave in the -339 DR. For some reason though, Tanthul could not move the city back to the Prime Material Plane. It took weeks but eventually, they managed to return to Netheril, or at least what was left of it. Searching for survivors for days, the city floated over the ruins of the Netherese empire. Finding none, Tanthul assumed it was the work of the Phaerimm and began planning his revenge. He stopped though, when he realised that one city was not a match for them and that his subjects were likely the last of the empires people. He abandoned those plans and retreated back into the Plane of Shadow, vowing that one day, they would return and reestablish the empire. The city's clerics of Shar cast divinations and saw what had really happened, but only informed the noble families, presumably on the whim of Shar herself for some reason. The excursion into the Plane of Shadow, due to unforeseen circumstances has lasted much longer than Tanthul anticipated. So for over 1,700 years, the inhabitants have battled the Malaugrym and the other shadowy horrors of the realm, while each generation became gradually more attuned to the plane itself, becoming what are now known as Shadovar.

Tanthul has kept himself alive through the ages through powerful magic but may resort to lichdom at some point. One day he intends to inform the Shadovar of his true identity to inspire them all to victory.

Tanthul has twelve sons, the Princes of Shade, all potent warriors and Shadow Weave spellcasters. He also commands the services of his right hand Hadrhune and the powerful dracolich Malygris. It was revealed that Tanthul is now composed of pure shadow magic.