Archmage Sian appears as a humanoid figure in long midnight blue robes carrying a long staff of blackened and burnt wood. His hands are gloved and his hood always up and face hidden in pure blackness.
He is rumored to be Elven, Eldarin, or Half-Elven and appeared in the city around 50 years ago, raising his tower in a single night and then presenting himself to the court. He and his apprentices have been strong defenders of Anar, but he is widely mistrusted.
The Archmage is openly antagonistic to the Church of Light, which returns the feeling. Many whispers say he follows an old lost God, but just as many say he follows the Dark.
It is also said to be the last of a group of adventurers who challenged the Dragons early on in their rein. However the adventurers were betrayed and defeated. Betrayed by who, and how, is unknown but Sian is said to be the only one to have made it out alive.
The players have encountered the Archmage several times, the first when he appeared to them in the Emperors cells and offered them their freedom. He was then again encountered outside the throne room of the Emperor, and again after the day of beasts where he gave Inotan the robe of eyes.
Mostly recently he has gone missing after requesting a meeting with the players, a meeting which they skipped in favor of meeting with the Pious One. His disappearance seems to have coincided with an explosion of massive size in Kursk’s camp, and the ceasation of teleportation attacks on the city (along with the removal of the anti-telportation shield around the city).