It is said that “Old Snarl” is the oldest dragon alive who has not been turned into a dracolich. Though thoroughly evil, especially to his own kind, Klauth has a few redeeming virtues. He sometimes grants boons to creatures he considers no threat, has crushed the odd orc horde on a whim, and has continuously avoided the advances of the Cult of the Dragon. For such an active dragon of his age, he has lived much longer than his race’s life expectancy would normally allow without the aid of the Cult’s methods, and this has invited speculation as to what methods Klauth employs to maintain his longevity.
Klauth makes his lair in the northern Sword Coast, in a narrow winding valley dubbed Klauthen Vale in the mountains west of Mirabar. From here he uses powerful scrying spells and abilities to learn as much as possible about the other inhabitants of the Sword Coast. He is careful, calculating, more than a bit paranoid, and extraordinarily powerful.