The Wizardry Magic System is detailed here.
The Prodigal may have attended a formal University of Magic, been instructed by a Mentor, or otherwise received instuction in the Wizardly Arts (perhaps by a Spellcasting parent) but either way they received many years of instruction and then either quit, got kicked out, were given up on by their instructors, or something else occured that prevented them from finishing their training. Some continue to educate themselves as best they can.
The Prodigal Package is useful for any half-trained Wizard concept, or even for a "multiclass" character that split their time between Magic and some other pursuit. Also, a Character built on the Prodigal can always improve their Magic capabilities as they progress, so its a good starting point for mixed background concepts.
Cost Ability
17 Wizard VPP (15 Pool)
15 Spellcraft 11-
1 Literacy w/ Native Language
Value Disadvantages
0 None


Total Cost of Package