Archmage Chalcumus

2008-07-20

Name: Archmage Chalcumus
Race: Human
Location: Macul, Myrna

The legends will tell you that Chalcumus is much older than 300 years but even if that is not a true statement, this wise old man has still certainly seen his fair share of years. He is the most recent Archmage in the council of 12 archmages that rule Myrna and has been on the council now for a little short of a decade. He has apprenticed under Archmage Chenius and Archmage T’Ren both of whom influenced his selection to the council.

Chalcumus is of Groam origin and has a noble lineage of noteworthy persons traceable all the way to year 0 and beyond. His extensive magical aptitude came as no surprise to his parents as both of them and his fathers’ both parents were gifted with the ability to manipulate magical energies. His parents nurtured his abilities and cultivated them starting from his days on the cradle and thus he was a competent wielder of many magical arts already at the tender age of 8 when their family moved from Groam to Myrna following his father’s appointment as Elder Custodian in Penachloss – a prestigious school of the magical arts for specially gifted youngsters. Chalcumus was naturally signed up for the school as well and at the age of 16 he graduated from Penachloss with highest grades in the history of the school.

Chalcumus masters several magical disciplines but his ability as a summoner reaches unprecedented levels and while he is certainly not the most powerful magic user in Myrna – let alone Cresia – his mastery in summoning magic is unparalleled. He is always accompanied by two highly intelligent and peculiar small flying creatures of unidentifiable species. They have learned the languages of men and can speak to others with an odd, high-pitched croaking voice. These creatures named Trel and C’Hel willfully entered this realm of existence around 30 years ago as they were curious about Chalcumus and subsequently after befriending the mage become his companions. They are not controlled by Chalcumus and apparently have free will to act as they wish but so far they have been quite happy to stick with Chalcumus and help him in whatever he wants done. It’s not certain if they somehow boost the Archmages’ abilities but they are quite powerful mana wielders on their own right as well.

As a person Chalcumus is mellow and considerate but stern. He always tries to see things from other people’s perspective and doesn’t judge anyone too hastily or without due consideration. Some even say he is too lenient when it comes to acting as a ruler.

Archmage Chalcumus lives among the common people in the city of Macul in a spacious house that is in dire need of repairs. As an Archmage he also rules over the region but has left the day to day chores of governing to two of his current apprentices Micaneus and Awalone.  It’s quite common to see him in the town market buying his groceries just as a regular person or helping the blind old woman next door in locating her missing cat yet again. He is quite justly seen as the wise old man of the city.

 

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