The Stockwood Scrolls
This Red Wizard of Thay is intent on researching the ruins of ancient Netheril, a long lost human empire that mastered the necromantic arts. A necromancer himself, Kost hopes to glean magical secrets from Netheril that will better his own magical skill. He is also a keen purveyor of magical items, though not set up as a trader. He was last seen operating with the assistance of raised zombies at Old Owl Well.
The halfling Dug charmed Hamun into conversation about his intentions, and after slaying the orcs raiding out of Wyvern Tor the Red Wizard became more open. After having tea with Dug, Crag Gravelpit, Himophelia, PhD, and Zerok Ironfist, he traded a magical ring of protection from ancient Netheril for a magical longsword named Talon that was in Crag’s possession.