A “seer” is a person who is supposed to be able, through supernatural insight, to see what the future holds. Such is the case with the young man called Alaundo. He left home at an early age and became a hermit living within The Dales. History says that he was a tortured soul, wise beyond his years. His prophecies were recorded in private over the next seventy-five years. He scribbled his visions in nine different tomes which were essentially his only true possessions during that time of his life.
Legend says that Alaundo saw a vision of his own impending death, so he journeyed to Candlekeep to donate his records for posterity, arriving in 75 DR. He died there, almost unmourned, of a plague the next year. The sages at the library were so amazed by the accuracy of the predictions that starting in 82 DR, the monks there began a never-ending “Chant of the Unfulfilled Prophecies” which has continued nearly uninterrupted to this day. All of Alaundo’s books have been committed to memory by the thirty monks devoted to the task. As a prophecy comes to pass, the monks remove it from their chant.
Upon his death, he was venerated as a saint and his remains were added to the catacombs beneath Candlekeep. At some point, a discovery was made by a high ranking monk of the order than Alaundo’s skull was magical, allowing someone touching it to commune with the spirit of the deceased oracle. For this purpose, the skull was viewed as an artifact and used throughout the years by those of a high allowing access to it.
His skull was supposedly stolen shortly after his death and was a priceless relic venerated by the faithful of Deneir, Oghma and Savras. It was greatly sought after by the illithids of Oryndoll, and rumours of its existence and whereabouts around 1370 DR caused an increase in illithid activity on the southern shores of the Deepwash.