The High Tower
Marcus Octell doesn’t know the name of the wizard that sent him to Eberron, but he’ll never forget his face. At first he believed he was transported to this dimension maliciously, but in the intervening years since his arrival, he’s begun to think it was all a mistake. Trying to harness the powers that bind the space/time continuum can be tricky business after all.
Though he was always naturally gifted in the Arcane arts, he never had a desire for combat, glory, or power. A “utility magician” in his home, he’s had to learn to hone his abilities until they were as sharp as his now-familiar bastard sword in the war-ravaged land of Eberron. He knows the wizard that sent him here was transported as well, but he lost track of him in the utter confusion after his arrival. That, coupled with what under the circumstances seemed liked a perfectly benign misunderstanding with one Thadius Elderfoot (a rather surly dwarf commander stationed in Sharn that Marcus deeply insulted shortly after his arrival) had him on the run for several days after the inter-dimensional portal closed.
Fortunately a kindly elder mage by the name of Elban recognized the potential in Marcus and offered to not only take him in, feed him, and shelter him from Thadius and his bloodlust to restore the honor Marcus unintentionally offended, but also to train him in the ways of Arcane battle. Marcus developed quickly into a gifted swordmage and eventually bid Elban goodbye and went in search of the dark wizard that could send him home. Along the way he met up a daring group of investigators in need someone with Marcus’ abilities. Marcus, in turn, was able to pursue his own agenda with more vigor now that he had some powerful allies of his own, and thus he has spent the last year and a half with them, traveling and learning about this strange land he was trapped in, all the while looking for clues that will point him to the sinister temporal wizard and the way home.