Raised in the city-state of Thassilon, Xin the Magnificent (title assigned by Xin) is the motivating NPC of the Rise of Xin campaign. He is the world’s first generic mage, and destined to found an empire. But at the current time, he is puttering about old ruins looking for something that will enable him to dominate the political scene back home.
He isn’t much for physical conflict, and so employs the brutal Tharon to keep the “minions” in line. He doesn’t really care about the PCs, and regards them (currently) as little more than hired muscle until he can learn to conjure muscle from elsewhere. (Xin has yet to learn that low-level spells are (gasp!) low-power.