Nickname: Rumor often refers to him simply as The Wizard, although he much prefers just Wizard to those who know him, but above all else, he cannot stand nicknames, especially Wiz.
Name: Unknown. Wizard has never known his birth name, but he has spent time trying to find it. It could be called his life's quest: to find his real name.*
Age: Unknown number of thousands
Weapons: He always keeps one hand free if he can, but in the other hand he carries a staff. His staff, which was most likely crafted by him, is of a unique design and holds an orb on top. It is possible that this orb is the source of much of his magic.
Armor: A heavy cloak that serves to keep him warm and protect him from some physical attacks
Necklace: No one really knows
Rings: Wizard does wear one plain, golden ring on his right middle finger. Why he wears it on this finger or what purpose it serves is not known.
Feet: Thick, black boots
Wizard looks to be a simple old man. He wears a heavy robe, tied with a sash; a cap rests on his head to either hide baldness or keep him warm. His small ears stick out from under his hat, and his eyes are very probing. Covering most of his lower face, Wizard has a very long beard, one that stretches almost to the tight fabric belt about his waist. Above his eyes are bushy, gray eyebrows.
In his right hand he wields a long black staff. On top of this gnarled staff he has placed a glowing orb. This orb is thought to be a source of power for Wizard. It also provides light for him in darkness, when he wants it to. Rumor has it, though, that the orb cannot be used by any other than Wizard. It will occasionally begin to pulsate when he casts a spell. The staff also doubles as a weapon. His other hand is left empty.
As far as Wizard knows, he was born on Earth where he grew to about one year of age before he was taken to Cythera. A strange air elemental called Selax had recognized great potential in him and taken him to live with the elementals in Cythera.
The elementals that he stayed with were kind, and they kindled a great power in him. By a young age he could read minds. In the years that followed he survived the Elemental Wars and grew to be very powerful in the matter of mind.
Most of Wizard's powers lie in his ability to read minds. His own mind is constantly detecting the thoughts of those that are near, even when he is not actively trying. This ability continues to give him helpful insight into the emotions and motives of both his enemies and friends.
Interestingly enough, this talent works two ways. Not long after Wizard had developed his mind reading skills, he found that he could influence the thoughts of weaker-minded beings and some stronger ones. Using this power, he can cast illusions merely by making others see what he wants them to see. His influence over the mind even reaches the point of mind control in some cases. Wizard very rarely uses this ability, though.
Another trait is his ability to control his own mind. With his mind, he can move objects without needing to touch them. In short, he has a reasonable amount of telekinetic powers. He only uses his telekinesis when he has to, as he seems to enjoy doing things with his own hands and feet. He has mastered this control over his own mind by forcing himself to believe anything that he tells himself. This is how he can go for months without sleep or food. This is also what has supposedly increased Wizard's lifespan; he forces his mind to believe that his body can last longer, and it does. There is no knowing, though, how much longer Wizard's frail human body can be made to last, a thought which has repeatedly occurred to the old man in his many sleepless nights. . .
As years passed, he became quite adept in his studies. He found that he had the ability of leaving his body, virtually. His mind can reach out, escaping the body and wandering in the world of Cythera as an unseen ghost, but he can only do this for a limited time. He must be restored in his body within a certain period of time or he will die. Wizard has only used this a few times. The reason is obvious: it is extremely tasking on his magic and very exhausting for the mind. It is also quite dangerous.
In the more recent years of his travel, mainly since he began traveling about with a particular group of vigilantes, Wizard has focused much less on developing his mind reading powers in favor of telekinesis. He has learned how to extend his telekinesis to the molecular level. Through his minds probing he can apply telekinetic pressure inside and outside an object's structure, down to the molecules. This causes a sort of implosion-explosion that results in total obliteration of the target. Wizard is still working on this skill. It is very new to him, and he is uncomfortable with new skills of such power if he doesn't have complete mastery of them.
His normal magic skills and spells had never developed well, leaving him with virtually no magical strength, if any. Wizard once tried to remedy this by attending Pnyx to learn the ways of magic. In his time there Wizard grew closest to the librarian Selinus, most likely because he spent most of his time in the library. Despite this honorable attempt to increase his power, Wizard left as a monumental failure. He is perhaps an example of the weakest and worst mage to ever leave Pnyx.
Another field that Wizard is virtually useless in is that of fighting. He knows a few moves and can stand his ground for a little bit, with the help of telekinesis, but in the end of a fight, Wizard usually receives quite a beating.
When it comes down to it, there is little that Wizard is uneducated in when it comes to the fascination of the mind, but he has no effective amount of magical powers or strength to fight with. Even with his mind powers, Wizard rarely uses more than a few skills. No one really knows why. The rationale for this may be because a lot of the things that deal with the mind are mana draining and also tire Wizard's own mind out, especially considering his age. Another possible reason is that Wizard is afraid to tap into the full potential of his power out of fear of what may happen.
*Regarding the matter of his name, Wizard has repetitively told himself that he does not know his real name, but he secretly suspects that it is somewhere deep within him, hiding. Since he still does not know his name, he merely goes by "Wizard."
**As mentioned earlier, through great discipline of the mind, he can control himself. Wizard uses a combination of illusions and minor physical changes to alter eye-color, hair-color, height, weight, appearance, appetite, and many other characteristics. Although he rarely does this; Wizard prefers to stay in his usual and most recognizable form.
This post has been edited by The Wizard : 29 May 2009 - 01:45 AM