Actually, well, yeah. If you look very much into modenkainen thats pretty much the case. His character is essentially cast as the go-to extreme example of an absurdly knowledgeable wizard with information on things across the multiplanar expanse. Whether a defamation campaign or just simply a chronological exception in the pattern of people writing about him, ignorance on his part or the appearance of it is basically an out of place hiccup. Look more into that character's history and you will have serious trouble finding a character with an origin among mortals who even comes close to his knowledgeability level. Basically. Also leader of the circle of eight. Come on...hes not daft. Also, id be more wary trusting an arcanoloth to tell you unaltered truth than i would almost anything else in the game. Thats a veeeeeeeeery good rule.Lol like, he’s actually pretty cool and knowledgeable, and she’s sabotaging his reputation?
I might have to use that in a multi-planar campaign. Or subvert the expectation further, and she is actually right, and he is gaslighting everyone.
Either way there is a rad seed there.