Presto was a budding adventurer with an aptitude for casting spells with a magical hat. He wore glasses and a long green robe, and had tatty auburn hair. Presto had a golden sash around his waist that fastened his robe and held a couple of pouches.
When he was older, his appearance remained similar, but Presto had grown noticeable facial hair.
Though intelligent, Presto had low self esteem. This caused him to become nervous, especially when casting magic or trying out something new.
His most well-known possession was the Hat of Many Spells, which generated random effects when used. It could be used to summon items and empower spells.
Preston carried a significant amount of magical equipment, such as a wand of magic missiles and several potions. His gear was mostly magical. He wore a cloak of resistance, a headband of intellect, and a ring of protection.
In the mid–14th century DR, Presto and his friends made their way to Faerûn, seeking the great sage, Elminster. In the 1360s DR, Presto was taken on a grand tour across the Realms, and learned much of the history and geography of Faerûn.
According to portraits on display in Athkatla's Adventurer Mart around 1369 DR, the group appeared to be finished, having unsuccessfully engaged in battle with the Dragon Queen Tiamat, upon which some of the group died, presumably eaten alive. However, the portraits show them as youngsters although they were adults while meeting Elminster, which suggests they were mistakenly believed dead.
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- The Grand Tour
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- Jeff Grubb (January 1996). “Forgotten Realms: The Grand Tour”. In Thomas Reid ed. # (TSR, Inc.).
- BioWare (September 2000). Designed by James Ohlen, Kevin Martens. Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn. Black Isle Studios.