Shadow Name: Dorian (sometimes “Dorian the Black,” “Black-heart,” or “Blackguard”)
Real Name: Unknown
Path: Acanthus
Order: Guardians of the Veil

On the rare occasion that Dorian shows his face in public, he is afforded a place of importance by the powers that be, and tends to be given a wide berth. Most of the time, though, he simply is not there—merely referred to, talked about, by those in attendance. That’s the size of it, really: in the eyes of most, Dorian is more reputation, or image, than man.


Dorian is the only Mage in the Consilium who publicly claims membership in the secretive Order of the Guardians of the Veil. As far as anyone knows, he is the leader of the local Guardians—then again, as far as anyone knows, he is the only Guardian.

Until very recently, Dorian served on the three-seat Council that handles day-to-day governance of the Consilium and serves as an advisory board to the Hierarch. However, for reasons unclear except to those directly involved, the terms of the recent peace treaty between the Silver Ladder and the Free Council demanded that Dorian step down from this position. He has been replaced by the young Richter.

Dorian has earned for himself a well-deserved reputation for being a ruthless, cold-blooded, Machiavellian psychopath; in fact, this negative image is so pronounced that many Mages will tell you that he makes Athos and even Zoia seem downright pleasant by comparison.

Extreme caution is advised.


Dance Magic Dance zuark