"My name is Zelphyius Dax, and I have news of your daughter."
—Zelphyius Dax

Zelphyius Dax was a Third-Age Librarian Scholar. He owned a skycraft called the Varis Lodd.


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.[1]

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.[citation needed]

Role in The Immortals

Later, during the events of The Immortals, Zelphyius Dax helped Nate Quarter and Eudoxia Prade to reach Riverrise. He then sailed to Hive, and informed Galston Prade that his daughter was alive.


  1. The Immortals, Chapter 44