It's Always Sunny In Sandpoint
The brilliant and eccentric Dylek Hydkell is the most respected and successful alchemist of Sandpoint. He was as an ambitious young man who at the age of 20 left split off on his own from under the tutelage of Damien Kaffell in pursuit (like all alchemist) of the synthesis of GOLD using heavy metals in addition to standard synthesis of compounds for that locals required to supplement his living. While unsuccessful in his gold pursuits, he did manage to synthesize platinum via iridium/ mercury/ mercury chemical reagents. This naturally provided him much acclaim not only in Sandpoint but the surrounding city-states, garnering him offers from large cities including Magnimar and Korvosa. Deciding to stay in the relative utopia in which he was grown and raised, he remained in Sandpoint.
Realizing he was now both widely recognized and profitable alchemical practitioner, he sought to better the man kind by investigation of biological enhancement compound in hopes to cure all physical ailments, which is what he has been working at for the past decade. Now forty-seven, it appears his intense focus and work towards this goal has seemed to consumed him. Locals have noted his gradual fall into a quasi-recluse whose eccentricity appears to be a bit more than your typical quirky professor has slowly grown throughout the years. When he does make an appearance, the once handsome well kept local celebrity is hardly recognizable with a semi-wild unkept brown (with streaks of grey) hair and beard. This obsessive behavior, coupled with a shrinking client list, and general lack of care for anything not the goal has lead fall from his high class life in his main street flat in the grand ‘Elixsia’ living complex to a corner house a few places down from the Rovanky Tavern, where he presently resides and conducts his buisness