Not all wizards are academics or adventurers. Some are "town wizards", staying in one place to
provide their services to the surrounding region, or part of a royal court. Others join the military,
or take up a life of crime.
1. Karkadann of the Azure Isles
Appearance: A statuesque woman with a copper complexion and pure white hair. Wears an
embroidered caftan and extravagant jewelry.
Claims to be exiled nobility from Foreign Parts, but is actually a jumped-up grad student from the
university in the Capital. Speaks with an outrageous accent. Her white hair, which she insists is natural,
is actually a side effect from dubious alchemical concoctions she takes regularly- modern-style
hormone replacement therapy for trans people won't exist for another 300 years, so she's had to get
2. Count Bulikhoff
Appearance: A tall young man with a rounded build and the sort of dress sense that suggests he might,
in fact, be colourblind. Wears glasses, which he constantly fusses with.
Recently inherited his title after the deaths of his father and older brother ("apoplexy" and a duel,
respectively), much to his surprise. He'd expected to spend his life in academia, and being pushed
back into Aristocratic Society was something of a shock.
Suddenly, he has a country estate, a small army of servants, and more money than he knows what to do
with. He's also faced with the fact that every upper-class family in the region is trying to set him up
with their daughter, a situation that he's much too shy to handle well.
3. Akano "Iron-Legs"
Appearance: A short, stocky woman with immaculately braided hair. Her legs are encased in a set
of metal braces.
Court wizard to the Oba of the Golden Lands. Very sensitive about slights (real or perceived) about
her disability. She's spent her entire life desperately trying to prove that her worth as a person isn't
related to her body, and it's led her to great achievements.
Fascinated by machines and weaponry. She genuinely believes that the way to lead her homeland into
the Future lies in industrialization and technological progress, regardless of what consequences might
follow. Anyone with an interesting blueprint can easily get her attention- she's got technicians and
funds to spare for all manner of projects, drawn straight from the royal treasury.
4. Nicolas De La Roche
Appearance: A half-elf with sharp cheekbones and a mop of dark curls. Long legs, broad shoulders.
A specialist in fire magic, currently serving as a war wizard to Her Serene Majesty's Fourth Hussars.
As befits his position, he's generally surrounded by incredible levels of alcohol-related mayhem
whenever the regiment isn't in the field. He's lost more money through gambling than some people
see in their entire lives.
Fond of dueling, and will challenge other magic users on the most frivolous pretexts. He's killed
several people this way, and permanently disfigured several more.
He's very much aware of how attractive he is, and how to leverage this to get what he wants. Women
fall all over themselves to get at him, then swiftly regret it.