Rorek of Nol was an extraordinarily powerful sorcerer and enemy of the dragon Malchior, who he eventually defeated and trapped inside one of his own spellbooks for one thousand years.
Rorek of Nol was a very powerful White wizard in Europe 1,000 years ago. He went out to battle the evil dragon Malchior, but found that his opponent's magical and physical powers vastly outmatched his own. As a last resort, Rorek used his spellbook as a focus to imprison the dragon inside it with an ancient curse. Later on, he chronicled this titanic battle in the book.
What happened to Rorek afterwards remains unknown; it is assumable that he died of old age. His identity was usurped by the trapped Malchior, who exchanged his name for Rorek's in the book's pages and vice versa to facilitate his eventual release by Raven. However, shortly afterwards Malchior was cursed back into the book, which was then kept under lock and key until Malchior's unexplained release by the Brotherhood of Evil.
Powers and Abilities
Rorek possessed highly powerful mystical abilities as an experienced and formidable wizard, having mastered many arts of European Earth wizardry in his prime. He was quite knowledgeable in the mystic arts both of White and Dark magic, though he evidently was a White wizard.
Established effects of his magic were his capability to fire energy bolts, earth control, creating magic shields, and binding spells, although he needed the aid of his spellbook to perform this last feat. The true extent of his magical powers remains unknown.
Although preferring magical combat to martial arts, Rorek apparently had some degree of physical prowess. Despite his slight frame, he showed surprising agility and resilience during his battle with Malchior, although this may have been the result of spells he had placed on himself or his armor.
- It is notable that even after the identity-swap was figured out, Rorek still bore an M on his armour.
- Rorek is shown to have eyes similar to Goth Boy's.
- Rorek's name is likely based upon Hreoric, one of the sons of Hroogar (or Hrothgar) from the Old Scandinavian epic poem Beowulf.