Heroes of the Realms
Sage of Shadowdale
Appearance: (NG human male arcanist; Archmage)
Elminster Aumar, also known as the “Sage of Shadowdale” and the “Old Mage”, was one of the most famous and powerful wizards in all of Faerûn, as well as a fair fighter and thief. In his natural state, Elminster appeared as a gray-bearded man of weathered visage, gruff tone, alert eyes, and nondescript attire. He was almost always smoking a calabash pipe that was spouting some vile blue or green smoke. A natural storyteller, Elminster was normally a witty, clever, and very charming man. He was a consummate actor, however, and could be imperious, grave, and terrible as the situation demanded. He rarely revealed the full extent of his true nature to anyone who was not an extremely close friend. He could portray himself as a trickster, a rake, a stern father figure, or any other stereotype he wanted to assume, depending on what he wanted to accomplish or what reaction he wanted to elicit from those around him.