Mazhik (as with all Karisian names, this spelling is an approximation at best) is a Karis mercenary from Slian. He prides himself, despite being a generalist mage, on being very versatile in his craft - both offensively and defensively. He believes in directed magical attacks rather than area assaults as these often lead to unintended casualties.
After an incident involving a local mage that ended in Mazhik's being dismissed and his spellbook destroyed, he made his way to Arindol where he did magely-type odd jobs until he could rebuild his book. He chanced upon meeting Brozhin and his squire in a local bar a couple years ago and shared his tale of misfortune with them. They have been working together ever since.