Vlaakith I was an advisor to Gith and helped seal the pact between red dragons and the githyanki. All subsequent queens of the githyanki have been named after her. The last queen of the githyanki, Vlaakith CLVII, died after ascending the throne without giving birth to an heir, but returned as a lich, a type of undead. Vlaakith has ruled the githyanki for over a thousand years. Her home, the Castle Susurrus, is in the githyanki capital city, Tu’narath, which is built on the god-isle of a deceased power known only as “The One in the Void”.
The Lich-Queen’s Beloved
In an adventure entitled “The Lich-Queen’s Beloved”, the heroes learned that she was a direct adversary. The adventure also revealed that she had been siphoning off the power of a dead god (now resembling rock) on which Tu’narath was built, which she accomplished, rules-wise, by killing Githyanki that had risen above character level 16. This in turn gave her enough experience points to cast thousands of wish spells and come a fraction closer to getting the dead god’s power and becoming a deity.
The party traveled to the Astral Sea and fought her and her minions just as Vlaakith is about to ascend to godhood, and prevented her from achieving her mad ambition. Now the Githyanki are honoring their promise to abandon the Material Plane.