The Aged Man is a old traveller, perhaps a wizard, at the time of the events described in the Sorcery! series, who had a number of misfortunate encounters on his journey through the Shamutanti Hills. It appears that his age is not because of a long life, but rather is the result of a disastrous entanglement with the sorceressGaza Moon. It is rumoured that she caught him stealing a page from her spell book and cast an Aging Spell at him before he could escape.
Later in his travels, he was waylaid and robbed by Elvins, before being left up a tree. It is said that the Aged Man may offer fellow travellers useful advice if they aid him in his "old age".