Description and HistoryZolkiir was born in Waterdeep to parents of middle
class. Even as a very young boy, Zolkiir displayed his intelligence and lust for learning.
Because he was not athletic, and was very absent-minded, he was ridiculed by many of his
peers. He brushed off their crude remarks, and buried himself in his studies. He pretended
that he didn't care, and built a wall around himself. He grew even more absent-minded, and
would put himself in harm's way if he thought he could obtain some rare book or spell
Zolkiir became a recognized member of the academician community, but
realized that he would never be able to learn much of the secrets of Toril if he did not
adventure. He fell in with five other adventurers, and formed the Fellowship of Sundyr.
This group had many adventures together, and based themselves in the principality of Elven
Flow known as Sundyr.
Eventually the Fellowship fell apart. Two of the members died, while
another left to raise a family. The three remaining members joined the Riders of
Elvenflow. By this time, Zolkiir was completely engrossed in the study of.... well,
anything, and did not interact much with many of the Riders. He would assist them on
adventures if he felt that he could learn something , or if they asked him, but he did not
socialize with them. The only exception for this was Escrima, whose rather odd history
Zolkiir found fascinating. When Escrima decided to return to her native plane of Oerth,
Zolkiir went with her, and spent some time there studying the aaracokras. Eventually, as
always happens with the Riders, danger appeared, and the Riders were forced to come to
Oerth to aid Escrima and Zolkiir. Their two wayward members returned to Toril with them.
Shortly afterward, Magnus asked the Riders if they would like to
accompany him. He had begun to feel that Toril had little left to offer him, so he planned
to travel the planes at random. Zolkiir was fascinated by this, and readily agreed to go,
as did some other Riders. While on Earth, Zolkiir met up with a scientist. The scientist
was fascinated by magic, and Zolkiir was fascinated by science. Combining their talents
they devised their own method for traversing the planes, and left the Riders. Zolkiir's
current whereabouts are unknown.
Zolkiir is a little older than your average adventurer. He has long
white hair and a white beard (a very stereotypical mage look), and is very unkempt. He is
very thin, as it is not uncommon for Zolkiir to forget to eat. His absent-mindedness is
the stuff of legends, and he could prove as much a danger to his friends and himself as to
the enemy in combat. He was known for accidentally ricocheting lightning bolts back on
himself accidentally. He could also be devastatingly effective, as he did not view spells
in the same ways as other mages, and would combine them in very effective ways