Akabar Bel Akash is the name of the male Turmish wizard who is a sometimes companion to Alias of Westgate in the Forgotten Realms fantasy setting. His first appearance is in the novel Azure Bonds, written by Jeff Grubb and Kate Novak.
Akabar is a tall man with dusky skin and brown hair. He wears a mustache and a beard, the beard being cut straight across the bottom. He has blue eyes, three dots tattooed on his forehead (marking him as a scholar of religion, reading, and magic), and a sapphire earring denoting that he is married.
Akabar describes himself as a mage "of no small water," though Alias refers to him constantly as a "greengrocer," or a dabbler in the art. His work shown in the first book would tend to bear out Alias' disparagement, though he is clearly far more advanced during the third book. He does not have a part in the events of the second book.
Akabar joined Alias almost from the first, being the one who reassured the ownership and clientele of the inn that Alias found herself in at the beginning of Azure Bonds that the unconscious woman was not a witch. His attempt to work a magic spell to confirm the origin of the blue tattoos resulted in a violent explosion of blue light. From much that point further, Akabar’s destiny was ruled by that tattoo.
He worked alongside Alias’ other companions to free her from those who masterminded her creation, and returned to his lands thereafter. Akabar’s life was far from finished with regard to Alias, however. During the time between the end of Azure Bonds and the beginning of Song of the Saurials, Akabar met and married a third wife, Zhara, a priestess of Tymora. It is revealed shortly after her first appearance that she, too, is a clone of Alias.
Akabar is eventually taken by the dark god Moander, though he managed to retain his own will. In the end, his body overtaken by Moander’s vines of possession, Akabar called to the gods he’d served through his life to take him into their hands, to teach Finder how an unselfish man dies.
- The novels Azure Bonds, Song of the Saurials, by Kate Novak and Jeff Grubb, TSR.
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