Forgotten Realms: Empire of Ashes
Sorcerer-Monk of the Shining Hand
The ancient monasteries of the Shining Hand, who gathered and preserved the magical lore of Faerun through the rise and fall of a dozen empires, were looted and put to the torch by the unholy forces of the Prelacy. Those monks who couldn’t escape, or who chose to remain behind, often elected to destroy themselves utterly, spending the last of their life-forces to power great spells, rather than leave any remains to be raised in Orcus’ armies.
Brother Ignatius is one of the few remaining Masters of the Order, having escaped with what lore and learning he could. He eagerly joined the Resistance, and seeks those to whom he might pass on the learning of the Order.