The Grotesque Mage, formerly known as the Master Magician, Gaston, was created from the aftermath of a botched magic show. During his final performance, the magician's body mysteriously disappeared after he failed to reunite his head and body. The Grotesque Mage came into being soon after.
He serves as the boss of the Grotesque Mage event. Upon his defeat, the player is rewarded with Magic Tickets, which can be used in the Magician's Hall.
Kuilin City is recognized as Esperia’s capital of arts. Opera, painting and music blend together harmoniously to create the city’s atmosphere, giving rise to countless artforms and great fame, becoming a resplendent jewel in the field of the arts. No matter if it’s Prince Leicester, Kuilin City’s high society, or the commoners, everyone has artist sensibilities.
The passion and inclusiveness of the Kuilin City folk have for art has attracted performance artists from all over the world. The city has a large number of big theaters and, as well the famous Megamouth Shark Troupe, there are hundreds more from all over showing off their unique skills on the stage. Among them is the one known as Gaston “There’s no magic in the world I can’t do” the Master Mage.
It’s a full-house at the Golden Theatre. Master Gaston holds his breath as he prepares to “sever” his head from his body. This performance would prove to be the most terrifying show in history. The process of rejoining the head to the body never came. One moment were waves of applause, a moment later becoming a torrent of screams. Green-eyed and ringlet-curls of blonde, a handsome skull rolls down the gorgeous stage. The entire audience was terrified. A lady in the front row saw the rolling head with her own eyes and even caught it in her arms, she’s still in hospital repeating crazy nonsense about ghosts and spirits.
Kuilin City’s semi-official Arts Review Journal reports the story with the huge headline, “Major Mistake! Master Magician Perishes Instantly!” However, compared with the heart-wrenching audience descriptions, relatively few people catch the final line: After chaos that night, the body of the deceased mage strangely vanished.
In any case, it wasn’t long before Kuilin City’s resident’s attention to this “accident” was drowned out by other more exciting news. People eulogize art, pursue hotspots, not caring for that which cannot be seen, like gangrene on the city’s bones, lingering in it’s shadows.