Arkemyr is an archmage of worldwide renown. The spells bearing his name focus largely on illusion and pain - qualities that he prizes in his personal life and teaching philosophy. Over the years he has fostered dozens of students, but none have graduated from their apprenticeship to Arkemyr's satisfaction - opting instead to leave his service in bitterness and resentment over the archmage's notoriously unfair treatment. Fessina, his latest apprentice, bears a particular disdain against Arkemyr, calling him the "Bringer of Foul Wind, the Teat of Suckling Imps, and the Herald of Dirty Slippers." He currently lives in Neketaka at Periki's Overlook, where he operates a local magic shop - the Dark Cupboard.
Arkemyr is a member of the Circle of Archmagi. Depending on who you ask, it's either Eora's equivalent of the Avengers or a club for bumbling fools jumped up on magic. As Aloth points out, the involvement is typically the worst possible outcome, as per the Blackwash Falls incident, where all the water instantly disappeared. Arkemyr's quite in favor of the former opinion, but he's no less annoyed by the fact that he drew the short straw for this decade and had to relocate his estate halfway across the known world to keep an eye on the Deadfire Archipelago.
He is disliked by other archmagi, especially Llengrath. He is a deceptive snake, after all: He relocated his estate to Neketaka after convincing the powers that be that the Kahanga Palace was structurally unstable... And financing the renovations.
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- A Cordial Invitation to Bekarna's Folly: Arkemyr invites you over to discuss his vault. Which you absolutely did not burgle. Ooops. As absolution, you are to raid the observatory of a fellow mage, Bekarna.
If you or a companion are wearing Arkemyr's Old Robe:
- "Your robes - how alike they are to one I keep in my chambers." His eyes narrow to pinpricks.
- "Your companion's robes - so similar to my own. How fascinating." His eyes narrow to pinpricks.
After one of the reactions below, he responds
- "Again, fascinating." He swivels his gaze back to you.
|Aloth||"Believe me, I'm looking forward to getting out of them." Aloth wrinkles his nose, plucking at the stiff fabric.|
|Edér||"You got no proof. That giant 'A' on the breast could stand for a lot of things."|
|Maia Rua||"I've worn secondhand uniforms that breathed better than this."|
|Pallegina||"I am as disturbed as you."|
|Serafen||"Were a tad long in the legs, sure, but I be more than half-handy with a pair of shears."|
"This old thing? I've worn it for ages."
Grinning ear to ear, Xoti gives him her best curtsy.
|Tekēhu||"Won't someone help me remove them?"
He raises his arms in protest of the stifling cloth.
After he asks for your help in preparing for the "worse possible outcome"
With Fassina in the party, assuming you previously asked her about her use of honorifics when talking about Arkemyr.