Ivan, The Great Alchemist of Meridad
Ivan is one of the remaining great alchemists. He resides outside of Meridad in a great wizards tower (duh).
Ivan, born shortly before the destruction of the great Pigman Empire, has pretty much seen it all. Upon discovering that he, along with several other humans, have been gift with great magical powers far beyond any other human, he decided to establish an Alchemy Guild, built on what is now the city of Karkachar. The men in this guild vowed to keep each other in line, in stead of the rest of the world; the alchemists were researchers, not police officers. After about two hundred years, the affects of some of their research began to rear their heads. Although not immediatly, many of the alchemists became insane, thinking that they are demigods born of the Pigman’s failure. Over the guilds 4500 year lifespan, Ivan and the other alchemists had to battle, exile, and even kill some of their colleges. When the guild disspanned, Ivan ventured to the most promising of the three great city-states, Meridad, and became their defender.