Elminster appears as a gray-bearded man of weathered visage, gruff tone, spacey, dancing eyes, nondescript attire and a hawk like nose. He is always smoking a meerschaum pipe that is spouting vile smelling blue or green smoke from the continuous dream-weed you gathered for him. Personality
A natural storyteller, Elminster is now a witty, clever, and very charming man. Yet his face is deeply lined with sorrow. He rarely sits up, for he sits crouched as if bent by the weight of the world..
In the past he has been known to be imperious, grave, and terrible, however, and furthermore is a consummate actor. He rarely reveals the full extent of his true nature to anyone who is not an extremely close friend. He can portray himself as a trickster, a rake, a stern father figure, or any other stereotype he wants to assume, depending on what he wants to accomplish or what reaction he wants to elicit from those around him.