Hunters of the Fallen
Gnomish sage and illusionist
Valerius was a colleague of Artemis in the Royal court of Cormanthor and they both shared a similar passion for fine food, drink, and young men.
It was Valerius who finally cracked the Ascalhorn riddle, but by advertising far and wide for learned folk to attempt to answer the Challenge he came under the attention of the Dameonfey who had no wish for the Hunters of the Fallen to be able to attack them again before they had marshalled their strength.
The Hunters only just arrived at his large manor house in time to save the Gnomes life and get the answers they needed to continue their pursuit of the Daemonfey.