Gandalaug Battlehammer was the first king of Mithral Hall and ancestor of Bruenor Battlehammer. Many centuries ago he was captured by Matron Mother Yvonnel Banre and his soul was bound to a necklace made out of his teeth. During the Time of Troubles, the necklace stopped working, and Gandalaug was freed, but was re- captured and pumped for information on Mithral Hall be fore the Drow invasion. Later during the Defense of Mithral Hall, he killed Bladen'Kerst Baenre by choking him to death with his own whip. He died soon after the battle, at the longest age of any dwarf,