Aldous Huxley (Weixi Zhoufeng)
Human arcanist 13, Treasurer of the Northern Reaches
Miserly. Having cut ties with his diabolical family on faraway Tian Xia, Weixi now seeks to deepen his understanding of the arcane through his adventures in the River Kingdoms. Although the lust for power was rather a central theme in his upbringing, he pursues mastery of the magical arts strictly out of academic interest. He prefers diplomacy over violence but will unflinchingly resort to even the most despicable of methods if his designs are somehow infringed upon.
Currently serves as treasurer to the court of the Northern Reaches. He also maintains an academy dedicated to the magical arts in Stagholm. He’s recently taken up a more secluded lifestyle, and spends most of his time locked in his study when not out adventuring with the party.
Although he maintains personal ties with fellow council members, wizard colleagues, and other individuals of political or academic importance, he communicates by magical means like Message or Sending with anyone else. Hence, most lower-ranking kingdom officials only know his voice. Weixi rarely speaks in public to maintain this state of affairs as best he can. While he occasionally teaches his pupils in person, he does so under the false name Aldous and additionally employs magical disguises. The name Weixi Zhoufeng appears exclusively in authorship of such texts as The Northern Reaches Almanac of Law and Conduct, A Preliminary Investigation of Cyclopean Ioun Craftsmanship, Sensory Impetus: Evoking Cognitive Dissonance and other labours of his pen.
Date of Birth: 18-11-4694
Place of Birth: Rendah Pulu Archipelago, Minata
History: His family forms a prominent bloodline of abyssal sorcerers on one of the many Minata islands. Despising his own family for their ruthlessness and malice, he attempted to escape the pact which binds them to the nascent demon lord Kro’akoth by magically expunging himself from the family. As a result, he was stripped of his sorcerer abilities and magically transported to a location near the Rostland border, diametrically opposite his homeland on a globe. He encountered the rest of the party travelling along the road from Restov shortly after his arrival. Frightened and eager for allies, he joined the party under the assumed name of Aldous Huxley, revealing his true identity to them shortly thereafter.