|Sanyrsen Astoshe Zsikiel|
|Associates:||Draan, Lady P|
He was born 239 BV on Ratha when the Zsikiels commanded the Imperial Garrison there, not much more than ten years before the Empire begain to collapse rapidly (the time of Lanival). While Ratha stayed out of the war, House Zsikiel joined because they had come to power during the Empire.
After the war, he joined Darkstone's Crystal Hand chapterhouse on a whim. He studied under Guildmaster Draan and moved up quickly. At twenty-seven, the youngest on record, he became a Moon Mage Council member.
He saw that things were too disorganized in the guild and with poor communication throughout. He trained twenty-one mages for six months in the magics of invisibility, communication, and teleportation to serve as council messengers. They became known as the Goldcaps because of the gold caps given to them by the Guildmistress Prime. Sanyrsen was the creator of the Astoshe's Eclipse Moon Mage enchantment.
He married the Reshalian ambassador to Zoluren, the young daughter of then Baron Moglin. They retired to Muspar'i. They had five children. Two became Moon Mages, with one joining the Council. Two more returned to Ratha and became military leaders. The fifth became a famed poet and writer.
Painting in the Riverhaven Moon Mage Guild
Careful use of color highlights the features of a noble-looking S'Kra male, lending a proud tilt to his head and a gleam of intelligence to his bright eyes. A small silver plaque is attached to the frame.
Flowing script reads, "Sanyrsen Astoshe, Founder of the Goldcaps."
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