Who is that wizard depicted in so much C&C artwork?

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Who is that wizard depicted in so much C&C artwork?

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Page 68 o' the 6th printing PHB.

Page 49 o' the 4th printing PHB

Page 46 o' the 2nd printing PHB

The wizard class entry o' all PHBs.

The cover o' the 6th printing PHB.

The cover o' the CKG.

Page 48 o' the CKG.

Etcetera, etcetera.
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Probably a question for Peter Bradley. I like the wizard's hat. A nice change from the traditional pointed hat.

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Yeah, he reminds me o' a cool Jethro Tull type character. Love it.
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I think that is Aristobolus; there was a thread about it somewhere. I think it was Mac Golden's character, and featured in Aihrde lore.
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Cool thanx Aergraith. :)

Interesting.

Can anyone elaborate further on this character?
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viewtopic.php?f=10&t=11691&p=180494&hil ... cs#p180494

You will see him mentioned a lot in the new Codex. He became an arch-mage and then a demigod, if not a god. Like most wizards, he is not easily classified along the lines of good and evil. He allied with Narrheit against Unklar.

The name Aristobolus was given to several historical figures, and it was also the name of a great wizard in Rosenberg's Guardians of the Flame series. Of course I don't know if Mac Golden was inspired by any of those or merely grabbed the name.
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Oh wow, that's totally cool info!

I wish Peter Bradley was around to expand upon all this.
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Aristobulus is my character. He is still active.

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Nice - Aristobulus kicks ass.
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