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"Even the kindest hero stands over a spreading graveyard."
―Theodore Langman, Wizard of the West[1]

Theodore Langman was the Wizard of the West during the Conquest, roughly twenty years before the story began. He was a powerful wizard and a Callowan counterpoint to the Name Warlock from the Dread Empire.[2]

His power was broken during the battle of the Fields of Streges by Wekesa, Warlock of the Calamities.[3] He was killed shortly thereafter.[4]

General Informaion Edit

Little is known about Theodore’s life or how he achieved his Name. It’s likely he was already old by the time the Calamities staged their invasion of Callow as he was a key figure in repelling the invasion of Dread Emperor Nefarious, around forty years before the story began. Many sources agree that after their battle, the power of the Dread Emperor was broken in a traumatic fashion, leading to eventual incompetence and madness.[5][6][7][8]

Theodore was a powerful sorcerer. Warlock remarks he was ten times as powerful as the Hedge Wizard though his power was more brittle.[2] This is reinforced when Ranker warns the Legions of the possibility of powerful sorcerers and uses Wizard of the West as a measuring stick during the Battle of Four Armies and One.[9]

He often used  the Liessen Chisel - a Callowan spell that cuts apart the stabilizing elements of wards but requires a fair amount of power.[10]

Epigraphs Edit

"Even the kindest hero stands over a spreading graveyard."
―Theodore Langman, Wizard of the West[11]
"The heart of succession is always murder. The new cannot grow where the old remains."
―Theodore Langman, Wizard of the West[12]
"A hero should not confuse striking at Evil and doing Good, lest their Good become the act of striking."
―Theodore Langman, Wizard of the West[13]
"The final disappointment of heroism is to find that a just war was, in the end, just a war."
―Theodore Langman, Wizard of the West[14]
"In the East they say that doubt is the death of men, but I have seen the end of the forking path and reply this: so is certainty, only for others."
―Theodore Langman, Wizard of the West[15]

References Edit

  1. https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2017/10/02/dues/
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2017/10/02/villainous-interlude-calamity-ii/
  3. https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2015/03/25/prologue/
  4. WOG: https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2016/02/03/chapter-12-reproval/
  5. https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2015/08/19/chapter-21-fall/
  6. WOG: https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/chapter-13-order/
  7. https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2015/05/06/chapter-6-aspect/
  8. https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2016/12/07/beast/
  9. https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2017/08/30/interlude-commanders/
  10. https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2017/10/04/villainous-interlude-calamity-iii/
  11. https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2017/10/02/dues/
  12. https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2017/12/31/chapter-55-reunion/
  13. https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2018/02/16/chapter-65-elision/
  14. https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2018/06/01/interlude-kaleidoscope-v/
  15. https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2018/10/05/interlude-zwischenzug-ii/
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