The Ancient Mage Banon
"Magic can be dangerous, but it's never scared me. People, now that's a chaotic and unpredictable danger."
A thousand years ago, magic was still a new field of study and while The Ancient Mage Banon is most well known for the creation of the desert that bears his name and The Vault, he is equally as famous as a pioneer of early magic study in the Experimental Era. This mage has several books and scrolls around the world that are discussed at length in schools and between scholars. Most discussions focus on the philosophy of magic and what might be considered too dangerous today, but was considered pioneering in the early days of learning. Many of Banon's studies included less than ethical practices, and he became increasingly wreckless in his later life. There are many theories circulating about the cause of Banon's madness and paranoia, the most popular is that the experiments he conducted on himself combined with over exposure to magic and Fae influences had serious side effects and lasting effects.
Following the destruction of the city that became The Vault, scholars began to impliment more restriction and regulation on study of experimental magic. Rulers of Kingdoms set up schools for magic study so that regulations could be better informed.
Disaster at The Vault
The Young Mage
"Don't be such a Banon! We have rules for a reason!"
"There's no room for that Banonist thinking."
"The Vault? What a masterpiece! I hope some day I'll leave a legacy like that!"