Argentis Argantum

Argentis Argantum was a wizard, physician, botanist, alchemist, and astrologer. He was the first royal high magus, as well as a naval and army commander during the War Against the Darkness serving under personal friend, the Exalted King Alexander. Spending most of his spare time studying, writing or investigating magical, natural and geographic phenomena in the field, he wrote an encyclopedic work, Naturalis Magiae, which became a model for all such works written subsequently.

He is also credited for giving the creation of the Argentis calendar which is currently used in Nora.

Biography


As a youth he worked in nearby mines as an analyst.

His wanderings as an itinerant physician and sometime journeyman miner took him through all of Nora, Lorasia, Midgard and Khemet.

He embraced the magical theories of the great wizards of the Age of Kings and viewed necromantic magic as inherently evil.

Astrology was a very important part of Argantum's medicine, and he was a practicing astrologer. Argantum devoted several sections in his writings to the construction of astrological talismans for curing disease, providing talismans for various maladies as well as talismans for each sign of the Zodiac. He also invented an alphabet called the Alphabet of the Magi, for engraving angelic names upon talismans.

Argantum gained a reputation for being arrogant, and soon garnered the anger of other magic users in Nora. He held the chair of archmage at Jaress for less than a year; while there his colleagues became angered by allegations that he had publicly burned traditional magical tomes. He was forced from the city after having legal trouble over a fee he sued to collect.

He died, aged 148, of natural causes and his remains were buried according to his wishes in the cemetery at the grand tower in Castle Parch. His remains are now located in a tomb in the porch of the tower.

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