- "My name is Zelphyius Dax, and I have news of your daughter."
- —Zelphyius Dax
Zelphyius Dax grew up in the Southern Woods near the Farrow Ridges. He went to Great Glade to study at the Lake Landing Academy. The life in the city not being to his likening, he built his own skycraft and set of for a treatise voyage. Having no reason to return to Great Glade, he continued to journey across the Edge on his nearly self-sustaining skycraft.
Role in The Lost Barkscrolls
Zelphyius Dax appeared in the introduction of The Lost Barkscrolls, though he was not mentioned by name at the time. He discovered the four missing barkscrolls that told long-forgotten tales of the Edge.