Alvashtazi Frayne was a Red Wizard in exile. Before that, he was a Red Wizard, and before that, he was a fisherman. Now he’s a lich.

The reason for his exile from Thay is the same reason why Frayne, an otherwise decent, if morally suspect mage studiously tending his craft would abandon his research in those final years to cast the spells, perform the rituals and offer the tributes needed to transform into this undying horror.
It begins and ends, as so many tales of terror and woe…

…with Myth Drannor.

The Lost Sanctum of Alvashtazi