Norlon the Derranged was the only magician to ever come close to godhood. A prodigal magician, he was infamous for pushing the boundaries of magic, and was quite the pioneer in several well known magical arts today, including hybridization, forging, enchantments, and necromancy. He created the prototype of an ascension spell, and used it to create the god Torgu. But the gods struck him down before he could use it on himself. They were going to destroy Torgu, but Tiemstan intervened.