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Zandar the Magnificent

by Clive Squire

Male Human Wizard 10/Red Robe 1
Strength9 Fortitude+3 Armor Class15
Dexterity10 Reflex+3 Flat-footed AC15
Constitution10 Will+9 Touch AC15
Intelligence17 AlignmentCN Base Attack+5
Wisdom13 Speed30 ft. Melee Attack+4
Charisma14 Initiative+0 Ranged Attack+5
Hit Points30 SizeMedium


Summon Familiar (not used), Moon Magic, Tower Resources.


Appraise +7, Bluff +3, Concentration +8, Craft (bookbinding) +5, Craft (papermaking) +4, Decipher Script +7, Knowledge (arcana) +20, Knowledge (history) +11, Knowledge (local) +6, Profession (teacher) +5, Profession (scribe) +3, Sense Motive +4, Spellcraft +16, Use Magic Device +4 (+6 with scrolls).


Brew Potion, Craft Rod, Craft Wand, Craft Wondrous Item (b), Magical Aptitude, Quicken Spell (b), Scribe Scroll (b), Skill Focus (Knowledge-arcana).


Common, Solamnic, Magius, Ergot.


Wizard Spells Prepared (CL 11th):
  6th – legend lore.
  5th – quickened expeditious retreat, quickened mage armour.
  4th – dimension door, polymorph (2).
  3rd – fly, dispel magic (2), gust of wind (DC 16), slow (DC 16).
  2nd – arcane lock (2), knock, shatter (DC 15), whispering wind.
  1st – burning hands (DC 14), enlarge person (DC 14), feather fall, reduce person (DC 14), unseen servant.
  0 – detect magic, light, read magic (2).

Spellbook: All spells prepared plus: 0 – all; 1stexpeditious retreat, mage armour, jump; 2ndfog cloud; 3rdblink; 4thsolid fog; 5thfabricate, major creation, stone shape; 6thgreater dispel magic.


+3 defending dagger +7 melee (1d4+2/19-20).


+3 defending dagger, bracers of armour +5, red robes, various spellbooks, well stocked potions laboratory.


Zandar is a tall and well groomed individual. He likes to be pampered and treated as a lord, especially by the unfortunate apprentices that he teaches, he dresses in fine silken red robes, with gold and other precious materials sewn into it.


Zandar is a wizard who lives in the Wizard's Quarter in the Solamnic city of Maelgoth. Zandar was a promising wizard in his youth, but his attitude and unpleasant manners always made him somewhat of a loner. Once he pasted his Test he quickly returned to Maelgoth where he had built up a small mageware business.

Zandar is also a competent teacher and runs a wizard school within the city, but has a long running and bitter rivalry with the other main wizard school in Maelgoth, run by his White Robed rival Hennihoya.


Zandar is an odious man, more concerned with profits and protecting his own reputation that anything else. He demands flattery and becomes sulky and insulted when he perceives that he is not being treated with the respect that he thinks he is due.

In Your Campaign:

Zandar can be a useful additional to any campaign. A group of adventures can bring any treasure that they have acquired whilst adventuring in the Northern Solamnia, to his mageware shop and receive fair prices for anything magical (canny PC's could use the rivalry between Zandar and Hennihoya to gain a more the good price by playing them off against each other). Arcane spellcasters could approach Zandar to join his wizard school. Roguish arcane spellcasters could be employed by Zandar to enlist in Hannihoya's wizard school and report back her current doings and dealings.

Source: Spawn of Chaos.

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