A beholder who likes to play life or death riddle games
This red-brown beholder is much like many of his kind, and lacks any scars or deformities.
This beholder met the adventurers on the Silken Paths, and decided to play a game with them. If they were able to solve a majority of his riddles, he would let them live. If not, he would kill them all.
The adventurers took his challenge, and even decided to take him up on his challenge riddle to gain knowledge.