Merlane. Does anyone here know what that is?
Old-timers, stand up! *creak*
For those who don't know, the merlane is one of the most interesting wizard kits from before the word "kit." This is the issue of the Dragon Magazine that introduces him (BTW, go up in the directory and you'll find all issues of the Dragon and more): http://annarchive.com/files/Drmg237.pdf
Bringing this fellow to Baldur's Gate as a PC kit would be difficult, considering the fast-paced and "homeless" nature of the game, but for BG2 - well, that's is something to do at your wizard stronghold. A merlane could also make a wonderful NPC.