City of Splendors & Horrors
Samark was the apprentice and heir of Ashemmon of Rhymanthiin, the fifth Blackstaff. He became Blackstaff in 1464 DR, after the death of Ashemmon. He had a long-standing rivalry with Khondar “Ten-Rings” Naomal, mainly based on the fact that Khondar wished to be the Blackstaff.
Samark was murdered by Khondar and Khondar’s son, Centiv, on 20 Marpenoth, 1479 DR as part of their plot to rule the city. His “template of spirit”—his knowledge and intellect—joined the rest of the Blackstaffs, becoming part of Blackstaff Tower.