The stalwart apprentice to the Keeper of the Arcane Library at Blackstaff Academy, Xalwin hails from a long line of Gnome Wizards and Clerics of Mystra.  What he lacks in charm and strength, he more than compensates for with his genius and disciplined focus. A veritable living library with a talent for clockwork to boot, Xalwin values knowledge and those who pursue it over superficial gains, though never one to turn up his long nose to his fair share of the treasure!