The Birth of the Company
A powerful arch-mage who lost a wizards duel and is now cursed.
A great mage who became entangled in an argument and ended up in a duel. He is now cursed with a never ending shape-shifting. The length of time in a particular form is random and he gets a very small warning of the next change. All but 2 apprentices have left him. These are Metriahn and Zynthos. Each is a powerful wizard in thier own right and have chosen to stay on for their own reasons.