Vitali Zankovich

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Vitali Zankovich
AffiliationThe Woodcarvers
AliasZanky, The Great Vitali Zankovich, World Renown Creator of Strong Magic
ActorDeadbones, Rob
SeasonsSeason Two Season Three

"Oh god! This is just like war!"
— Vitali Zankovich

The Great Vitali Zankovich, also known as the "World Renown Creator of Strong Magic," is a Hill Dwarf Magician played by Deadbones in Woodcarvers. Vitali is a retired Magician who worked as a Lumberjack in Waldon, but after the attack from Golestandt, he and his grandson Mikael joined Gwyneth Sunsword.



Vitali is a male hill dwarf with a muscular figure, tanned skin, and very hairy chest and arms. He is an older dwarf, as can be seen from his greying hair and wrinkles, and has many scars, most notably a large 'X' shaped scar over his nose, and a smaller 'X' on his right cheek. He has golden eyes, a short grey beard and mustache, that are well groomed, and a tuft of grey hair atop his head, that is otherwise shaved. Vitali wears a purple unitard that is sleeveless and ends at the middle of his calves, a red plaid belt and wrist bands, brown pouches attached to his belt and black and grey boots. He has a tattoo on his right shoulder that has a winged wand and a banner that reads "Yes Yes Yes" under the wand. He notably has magic particles coming from his beard, which he uses in the same fashion as a Regal Top Hat.


Vitali is a charismatic Magician who loves to cast spells and perform tricks. One of his favorite tricks is to pretend that he finds a Lucky Silver Coin behind the ear of the person he performs the trick on.

Vitali is somewhat oblivious, and makes irrational decisions that sometimes lands his team in situations that could have been avoided. His oblivious and blunt side shows in his nickname for Alessa Stonemason, "sad lady."

Vitali is a very caring grandfather, and often tries to protect Mikael, whilst looking out for him. His overzealous nature does show in his relationship with his grandson as well, such as when he shows support for his relationship with Heathera so much so that he refers to her as Mikael's "future wife."


Vitali is a very flamboyant member of the Woodcarvers, to the annoyance of his colleagues. With Jormr, Vitali refers to him simply as "Porc" while Jormr responds with "Vito," having a healthy and carefree relationship as coworkers. With Michael Langstrom, Vitali respects Michael and refers to him as "Boss Man," and wishes for Michael to embrace the Dwarven lifestyle. With Alessa Stonemason, Vitali refers to her as "Sad Lady," and together they seem to have a amiable relationship, partially when she agrees to have Vitali teach Heathera.

Vitali is protective of his grandson, Mikael, but will also push him to be a great Magician like his grandfather. Vitali is very supportive of Mikael's potential romance with Heathera Stonemason, even referring to her as his "future wife." Along with this support for Heathera, he is also her new teacher in the art of Magician skills.

Character Inventory[edit]

Powers & Abilities Belongings


  • [{Race / Dwarf}]
  • [{Class / Magician}]
  • [{Cornerstone / Foreign}]
  • [{Attribute / Strong}]


  • [{Passive / Flexible Limbs}]
  • [{Sea Chef / Golden Spices}]


  • [{Magician / Regal Top Hat}]
  • [{Magician / Copycat}]
  • [{Magician / Encore}]
  • [{Magician / Hocus Pocus}]
  • [{Magician / Polymorph}]

Former Abilities[edit]


  • [{Treasure / Deck of Cards}]
  • [{Treasure / Deflex}]

Former Belongings[edit]



Ivan is a Lacerator that was Vitali's companion for a short time during the Woodcarvers campaign.


Ivan was one of the Lacerators that was in the woods just outside of Waldon. It became Vitali's companion when Vitali pulled a [{Paladin / Conversion}] spell out of his beard, causing the lacerator to become friendly. Once the other lacerators were defeated, the group left to continue on their mission to destroy the fungus infecting the woods. However, upon meeting Rafeal the druid, Vitali saw how lonely he was, and gave Ivan to him, to cheer him up. As Rafeal was later killed, Ivan's fate is unknown.

Companion Inventory[edit]

  • [{Companion / Lacerator}]
  • [{Companion Passive / Rooted}]
  • [{Companion Ability / Deep Tunnel}]
  • [{Companion Ability / Vine Lash}]
Lacerator WC.png
GenderSample Gender
Capable of SpeechSample Talk
Campaigns Woodcarvers



A long time ago, Vitali was a performing Magician in Abracadab, and travelled with his assistant and wife, Wanda, as well as her Hat Rats. His shows would often involve a mixture of Magician magic and feats of strength, such as using Hocus Pocus to pull random creatures out of his beard, which he would then fight.

As Vitali grew older, he settled down and had three children with his wife: two daughters and a son. One daughter grew up to be a great Magician, whilst the other became a Wizard, resulting her being hated and outcast from the family. The son married the daughter of an heiress to the largest hat factory in Abracadab, and had a son named Mikael. This son and his wife were later killed by 15 bandits, whilst delivering a shipment of hats, leading to Mikael being forced to live with his grandparents. The whereabouts of the other two children are unknown.

When his grandson expressed interest in going to Abracadab, Vitali stated that he cannot go back, as he assassinated some people there. He also said that when the hat rats were exploding at the start of Woodcarvers that it was "just like war!" Whether this war is the 'Great Hat Rat War' is unknown.


The Grand Paladin Order[edit]

The Purge[edit]


After dealing with the mindless Ageless left in the wake of Golestandt in their former home, Vitali, Alessa Stonemason, and Jormr are approached by Gwyneth Sunsword and asked to join her and Kallark Gandolin in chasing down the Ageless Dragon and putting the Doomed Souls left behind to rest. Alessa asks Vitali if he can apprentice Heathera Stonemason to be a magician like him.


  • DeadBones revealed in Justin's 'Tuesday Talk Stuff' stream after Woodcarvers that there was no Marvel reference with Vitali, unlike with his characters in Season 1, but his last name 'Zankovich' was a combination of Zangief and Slamkovich, from Capcom's 'Street Fighter' and 'Slam Masters' series.