Ancotar is an Altmer and Mages Guild wizard who likes his privacy, he currently resides at Fort Caractacus while performing research. Before the Hero's arrival, he had turned all living people and creatures within a wide radius of his fort, including himself, completely invisible. This caused a problem for the nearby small settlement of Aleswell. When the others are turned back to normal though, he stays invisible. Ancotar made the spell that made them re-visible, and made a protection ring so that there weren't any side effects on the caster.
Using the scroll in the area around Ancotar will make him visible and angry at the Hero for taking away his privacy.
- "Oh... Really? Everyone in town? That must have been what all the shouting was about a few weeks ago. I'm afraid I was engrossed in an experiment that required my full attention. You see, in order to increase the efficacy of the spell, the radius was likely to approach the... never mind. I don't mean to bore you."