Former Member of the Arcane Brotherhood
Over a century ago, Rolen Nightstar was a member of the Arcane Brotherhood, a cabal of evil mages who secretly ruled Luskan. When the Host Tower fell, Rolen escaped with a number of spellbooks, scrolls, and secrets guarded by the Brotherhood and made his way to Waterdeep. A few years later, the Spellplague stripped Rolen of his power and nearly killed him. During this time, Rolen fell in with a powerful figure in Skullport named Rhivaun Talaudrym who valued the wizard’s secrets even if he had little in the way of arcane power. In time, though, Rolen mastered ritual magic, and even learned how to use the wild magic shifting about Toril without the Weave to direct it. Rolen eventually returned to Luskan, where Rhivaun arranged for his protection under the Dead Rats. Decades later, Rhivaun sent a young Horst to him to serve as his apprentice and learn to become a wizard himself. Rolen trained Horst in the art, teaching him the secrets of magic that he had learned from the Arcane Brotherhood so many years before.