Knights of the Longbox
A priest and wizard of equal and impressive skill, Theo Alber is the stewart and chief adviser to Lady Alice Redburn in Sommerset. An aged man, Alber trained as a wizard for years, a magical prodigy who consumed spellbook after spellbook before augmenting his knowledge and powers by becoming a worshipper and cleric of The Eternal Flame.
After decades of study, Alber was appointed as high priest of the church and he played a pivotal role in building the prominent and expensive cathedral in honor of magic in Sommerset. Many questioned Alber’s motivations in the city as he called on previously unknown political, religious and magical allies to secure the funds and assistance in building the shrine. That clout netted him a seat on the city’s council and he was pivotal in Redburn’s ascension to leadership. As such, he was appointed her stewart and is a trusted ally.
While his reputation in the court and the church is sterling, Alber is not viewed particularly positively among the people of Sommerset or by those far outside the city. He’s frequently sick, with a hacking, mucousy cough, whose origin is a source of intense debate behind his back. His immense magical skills also make many nervous and whispers around Sommerset speak of something of a rivalry and sense of unease between him and Eobard Redburn.