Anar is a Bakluni from somewhere in the Old Kingdoms. His past life is unimportant, he has been in the Assembly from the age of three. He always had talent, within Saironost it burgeoned, he was only in his teens when his unconscious mind unlocked the puzzles that allowed him to progress from white to brown. He was another six years as a brown - certainly no prodigy, but within the top 10% of performers.
Now twenty three years old, Anar is a very calm, level headed sort who is pleased with his recent acceleration in progress. Over the past year, since he became a Greyrobe, his power appears to have grown exponentially. The coveted goal of freedom from the Assembly (ie leaving as a Greyrobe or his hitherto un-dreamt of ascension to the vaulted status of Blackrobe) is now visible on his horizon.
The only fly in his own enchanted ointment is that his mentor (the Blackrobe responsible for him and his immediate career), the Galadhrim Loremaster Thelumbóna, has just disappeared. This leaves Anar in a very vulnerable position. Most un-protected Greyrobes die very soon after their masters, Saironost is not a safe place for any but the most powerful of magic users.
Greyrobes ('Greys') are all, perforce, "apprenticed" to a Blackrobe. Whether the Blackrobe in question keeps close control over their new responsibility is largely down to the Blackrobe in question. Some view their duties as requiring nothing more than a little light mentoring. Others put their Greys through a regime of academia and discipline every bit as hard as the one that they have just left. It's entirely down to the relationship between the Blackrobe and the Grey.
But the relationship between the master and pupil Black and Grey robes is a two-way dialogue. Unlike the Black and the Brown, where the Brown is expect to do as they are bidden, nothing more and most certainly nothing less.
Their collective training as browns is largely undertaken by an 'academy of excellence'. In truth, this means that they have fallen between the cracks and that Blackrobes are being specifically tasked by the council of the Assembly to teach the fundamentals of magic and H&MP that becoming a Grey require.
Most of the Browns are taught by Blackrobes of an academic disposition who see themselves as having a role play in teaching the younger generation. These worthy individuals have organised themselves in to various 'colleges' within the Assembly.
Anar is a graduate of:
The Klucid Masters
There is no place in space or time that the masters cannot take me. Thus there is no knowledge that they cannot teach me. I have travelled further than anyone can guess and seen all the wonders that this world has to offer, now it is time to move on to another.
The home of the Klucid Masters appears to be a small floating island, the petrified remains of some gigantic creature. A powerful PEP mage named Naenjio is credited with slaying the beast, now known to those in the know as Naenjio's Husk.
This edifice appears to have the ability to sit between locations. Some times its doors will allow you exit a facsimile of Naenjio's Husk in some other body of water, rather than within Saironost. However, it will usually maintain it's other presence somewhere for a limited time, a week or two at the most - therefore any excursions made via the husk have to brief otherwise they might become one way trips.
The Klucid Masters have a reputation for being aloof and fickle. Renowned for their impatience, they excel with scrying, informational, travelling and transmutational magic. Which is all to the good, as they rarely find time for anything else. They are not known for their ability to teach effectively. However, their unique establishment means that they have unparalleled access to what could be termed 'educational resources'.
Thelumbóna, before his tragic disappearance, was teaching him about rune magic and truenames.
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What Anar Loppolla has left:
He is 5'5" and weighs 100lbs. He has four changes of woolens (trousers, shirt and tunic, it's cold up here in the winter) and his substantial grey deep cowled over robe (AT2 when worn).
He has black hair, brown eyes and a bronze complexion. He is right handed, hawk nosed and has slightly bushy eyebrows. He is slightly short sighted from long hours of study by candlelight.
Anar has two full sized spell books and six travelling ones.