|Ellran the Unfortunate|
|Apprentices: Kalirin the Clever|
Ellran the Unfortunate was a little-known research wizard who experienced a life-long string of mishaps, eventually culminating in his accidental death from a simple first-order spell gone wrong. He only just barely survived his apprenticeship and his master had been too ill to teach him much useful magic so he had to take up research to have any chance of getting anywhere. While Ellran lived long enough to come up with some interesting things not a single one of them was remotely like what he had been trying to accomplish.