Heirs of Waterdeep
Khelben Blackstaff Arunsun
One of the few spellcasters to become one of Mystra's Chosen,and last survivor of House Maerdrym, Khelben is a serious, imposing wizard.
Khelben stands just over 1.83m (6ft) tall and was well-muscled. He usually dressed in robes, wielding his trademark Blackstaff. As of 1372 DR, he has a full beard, black hair with silver streaks, including a prominent one through his beard, and a distinguished, imposing manner.
Khelben “Blackstaff” Arunsun was the Lord Mage of Waterdeep, a masked Lord of Waterdeep, and is powerful archmage. He resides in Blackstaff Tower.
Khelben was born to Arun Maerdrym, the first half-elf born to a noble elven family of the ancient city of Myth Drannor, and the human ranger Arielimnda. Khelben’s father followed an ancient elven custom and did not give him a name upon his birth. He remained unnamed even at the age of 12 when he started to learn the ways of magic, joining the Incanistaeum as a pupil of Mentor Wintercloak. He’d collected a number of nicknames though. Among some commoner elves he was known as “Biir”. Some elven nobles named him “Zenar”, while his elven friends simply called him “Bhin”. Upon leaving Myth Drannor in 449 DR, he took the only name he was proud of: Arun’s Son (Arunsun). His nameless origin followed him as he came to be known as “The Nameless Chosen”.