An enormous, throbbing red mass covered in random body parts, the blood-red glister was said to constantly change its shape 'like a sackful of fighting fromps'. The Blood-Red Glister fed on fear and drained the life out of victims. Upon realizing what a terrible monstrosity they had created, the First Scholars enlisted the help of the Knights Academy to seal the rogue glister in the Ancient Laboratory, and, to cover up their folly, eliminated all records of the event. Over time, however, the Stonecomb shifted, creating an escape route for the monster, and, during the later years of Sanctaphrax, the blood-red glister spent its time roaming through the network of tunnels inside the Sanctaphrax rock, killing those hapless explorers of the rock interior who encountered it. Not even treasury-guards could stop it.