Mystara, The Known World
Zelligar the Unknown
Human Magic-user of Reknown - Builder of Quasqueton
Earned his respected status and power as a foremost practitioner of the mystical arts of magic and sorcery. Along with Rogahn the Fearless, one of the constructors and owners of a hideway fortress called “Q”.
No one knows what occurrences or coincidence brought these two men together, but tales tell of their meeting and forming a strong bond of friendship, a union that would last for the ages. As this occurred, legend has it, the two men virtually disappeared from the view of civilization. Stories occasionally surfaced about a rumored hideaway being built deep in the wilderness, far from the nearest settlement, away from traveled routes, and high upon a craggy hill. No one knows for sure, but some say their motive was to pursue the common goals of personal greed and some kind of vague (or chaotic) evil. In any case, they jointly led a hermit life with but a few occasional forays into the outside world to add to their own reputations. Both men disliked visitors and intruders.
Many years passed, until one day a great barbarian invasion came from the lands to the north, threatening to engulf the entire land with the savage excesses of the unchecked alien horde. Just when things seemed the darkest, they made their unexpected yet most welcome appearance. Joining their powerful forces, they and their band of loyal henchmen met the barbarian army in a great battle at a narrow pass in the hills, and decisively turned back the invasion. Rogahn slew a horde of barbarians single-handedly, and Zelligar the Unknown’s powerful magic put the army to flight. It was a great victory, and a grateful populace rewarded the pair and their consorts with considerable treasure. After that, the two heroes returned to their mystical hideaway, and rumor has it that the spoils of victory were spent to further its construction, although some of it may yet be hidden somewhere.
The most exciting portions of the legend are the most recent. Some years ago, perhaps in the decade before the current adventurers were born, Rogahn and Zelligar the Unknown apparently decided upon a joint foray into the lands of the hated barbarians. Taking most of their henchmen and associates along with them in a great armed band, the two personages, it seems, disappeared into the forbidding alien lands to the north on a great adventure which some say may have been asked by the very gods themselves.
Word just reaching civilization tells of some great battle in the barbarian lands where they met their demise. This rumored clash must have occurred some years ago, and there are few details — and no substantiation of the story. The only thing certain is that they have been gone far too long. . .