The C'thai'ran Cycle
Lydian Ilphakiir was born and raised in Mordulkin, the most magical city in Chessenta. A foundling, Lydian was left on the guild’s doorstep by a person or persons unknown and was raised by the guild. Lydian quickly displayed a fluent grasp of magic, far outstripping his classmates both in his ability and in his control. However, as he aged Lydian became more reckless, crafting wilder and wilder experiments in his desire for knowledge. Specifically, Lydian was interested in the study of demons. Lydian believed that, if one could master the field of demonology, one would become one of the most powerful mortals ever to walk Faerun. It was because of these reckless and dangerous experimentations that the leader of the Mordulkin Guild of Mages finally expelled Lydian, banning him from setting foot again within the town limits. As a result Lydian has grown bitter and insular, making his home in a lonely, decrepit wizarding tower on the coast of the Sea of Fallen Stars and little is known either of his researches, or of himself personally.