Mage: Shards of the Past
“A necromancer … who had some event that made him want to get away from magic. He doesn’t want to talk about it… (GM hook). He has a small farm on the river a mile or two outside of … whatever settlement… He has a wife and 2 children, a boy and a girl. He isn’t interested in the special treatment of the wise, but having a good heart will help if he feels his help is really needed. That said, I feel like the story should make it so that his desire to be left alone, isn’t an option. I kind of think of his attitude like Maximus in Gladiator, he wants to go home to his family, but life just won’t allow it. He would occasionally go to whatever settlements on the rivers to trade (2 dots ride, specialty in canoeing).
As far as knowing other characters, I’m fine with knowing the other characters. seems likely that mine has some reputation. Probably not overly negative, but something as having left the general town duties as a wise."