- See also: Lorthact
Born into House Ornelos, an ancient and wealthy Chelaxian noble family, Volshyenek relocated his estate and family to Korvosa upon losing the favor of the imperial court in Westcrown. Fearing old age, the wizard made an infernal pact with the devil Lorthact to stop his aging. Volshyenek was tricked, however, and realized too late that, although he no longer aged, he was not immortal.1
He founded the Acadamae in 4473 AR. Volshyenek was a conjurer, and the Acadamae is renowned for its studies in conjuration; its students are required to pass a strict exam in the school before graduating.2
A statue of Volshyenek stands in Korvosa near the Acadamae.4
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