A fiercely talented illusionist, Derek O'Bannon is among the original founders of New Brevik in 748, but doesn't appear to be much older than 25. His actual age and origin is unknown. He is reclusive, unfriendly, dishonest, and generally elusive. For all that, he has an enormous store of knowledge, and has managed to make a living on his own in the wilderness near the territory of the Black Bear Clan.