Allustan The Great
Allustan studied at the University of the Flanaess in the Free City of Greyhawk, where his apt scholarship and bravado caught the attention of the powerful arc-wizard Mordenkainen. Mordenkainen offered to take Allustan on as one of his apprentices, assuring him a life of thrills and discovery. What he got was a window into a world of manipulative chessmasters willing to backstab trusted friends in order to honor abstract principles of balance and neutrality. Though he thrived in the company of Mordenkainen and his ilk, the politics proved too much to handle, and he split with the group more than a decade ago after a bitter ethical dispute.
He retired to Diamond Lake, only to find his inept brother, Lanod Neff, in charge and facing challenges from all sides. So he remains, knowing his presence supports a corrupt leader but unwilling to throw his family to the wolves. The same political disinterest that got him into trouble with Mordenkainen keeps him from seeing the worst of his brother’s offenses.