Joseph Sagat Jr.
Head of House Sargasso
Grimoire is a handsome man in his seventies, he is very well preserved due both to magic as well as exercise and proper dieting. He has thinning gray hair and a well trimmed beard and brown eyes. When he dresses for an occasion he does so in the finest style, albeit conservatively.
When he was the super hero Grimoire he wore black suits and black silken shirts or turtlenecks, but seldom a tie as early in his career someone grabbed it and almost broke his neck. He also wore a trench coat and fedora and almost always sported magical sunglasses that did not impair his vision. In the early days he used a simple spell to make himself look older but as the years wore on the disguise was less and less effective as he approached his present age. He sported a pony tail and mustache in those days.
Many years ago a young sorcerer named Joseph, hailing from Toronto, Canada, stumbled upon a dark ceremony that was being performed by the insidious Graves clan. Not wishing to directly his own family, the Sargassos, he adopted a disguise, infiltrated the ceremony and disrupted it, carefully avoiding the use of spells that his clan was best known for. It was that day the hero known as Grimoire was born. Months later a summoning spell mishap netted him his sidekick, the sexy felinoid being known as Felisomballa. They had become members of the hero team High Justice and for many years performed countless heroic deeds across the globe, taking on villains of a magical and mundane nature.
But all good things must end. Felisomballa was corrupted against her will by those extra dimensional invaders known as the Tandians and betrayed High Justice, bringing them low just prior to an invasion. And then the Graves clan with Tandian aid raided House Sargasso, slaying many adults and capturing many children. Joseph found himself becoming Grimoire less and less as more and more familial duties were thrust upon him. Then Annette, his clan’s leader, revealed her true colors, proving to be a ruthless individual willing to do anything to protect and advance her clan. This led to The Immortal War and her incarceration and Joseph became clan leader.
Much to his chagrin…
Joseph is a very moral man, brave and intelligent. If he has one failing it is that he has never, ever been able to read women very well. He was blindsided by Felisomballa’s betrayal and shocked when Annette’s amoral nature was revealed. These days he relies very much on a select cabal of men and women to aid him in running the clan.
Joseph’s wilder days are behind him, but he finds himself called upon to perform certain duties as clan leader. While a younger man might find such duties pleasant, Joseph considers it more as a humiliating chore and himself used as little more than a prize stud bull.
Joseph’s mastery of magic is vast, he is always studying the arts in all fields and disciplines. While in his younger days many of his clan found his disinterest in the manipulation of time and space to be failings he found the pursuit of other schools an advantage. He is never without an array of defensive spells and charms that might reduce his overall power, but insures that he remains alive.