Trials of the Seven Heroes
Head of the Order, one of the Eight Heroes, chief sorcerer of the realm, once chief advisor to the Topaz King, still chief advisor to the Council of Nobles. His power is formidible, his knowledge is unguessable, his servants are legion, his ravens can talk. He created the Seven Heroes from his cohort, the Topaz King, and had his associate/assistant/servant Mistress Madeline raise them. He claims that he wishes for them to solve the problems of the Eight Worlds, and will not interfere, but there is suspicion, founded on next to nothing, that he is doing so all the time. Also, that he is some sort of evil power-sucking madman. Again, with no real evidence, but…he’s awfully powerful, and awfully evasive, and that can’t be good, can it?