Bones of the Dead Eleven
Mages and Sages of Zoa
More than a few famous wizards have lived in Zoa. One of the best-known is Sutiola “Sooty” Suoriina, a continually dirty man who used to mine for gold up and down the Ka’Asa mountain chain. He struck a vein so pure you could pick the gold out with your fingers and sold the rights for a fortune. Sutiola is now an educated scholar concerning the elements, especially gold, but he still cannot keep clean.
One of the newest gnomes in town (from Nissen across the bay) is a tutor named Restam. He makes sure all the little gnome boys and girls can read, write, count, and occasionally cast spells. With those youngsters who show any talent at all, Restam usually speaks to their parents and takes the children on as apprentices. While not a powerful spellcaster, Restam is a patient, dedicated teacher, and any one of his students could become a superlative wizard.
Zoa is also home to Ziliana Abeilua, a pensive blonde woman who spends much of her time painting scenes of the port from the patio behind her home. Ziliana is a prodigious writer as well. Her most famous work is Making the Perfect Man, a two-volume treatise on golems and other magical constructs. Naturally, visitors view the many stone sculptures on her grounds with suspicion.