Parbin is the court magician. He is a human male, and appears elderly. He keeps his appearance as a cliche wizard complete with cone hat, dark blue robe and considerable white beard.
Parbin’s appearance seems to be a point of amusement to him. He has served the kingdom for quite some time, and is clearly older than humanly possible. Despite this, he has always seemed loyal to the kingdom. He joined the kingdom several generations ago, during the reign of a particularly magic minded ruler.
Aside from advising the king, Parbin researches in world scale magic, much beyond the scope of your average spell slinger.