And finally, the great Alchemist who we were talking about very much. He is a very powerful one and lives in the Al-Fayoum oasis in Egypt. We and Santiago first hear about the Alchemist from the Englishman, but eventually, Santiago reveals himself to be the Alchemist's true disciple. The Alchemist’s outlook is serious; he always dresses in all black and uses a falcon to hunt for game. The Alchemist is also in possession of the Elixir of Life and the Philosopher's Stone. And as you see he is the hero whom Santiago was searching for so long, he is the one who opened the truth.
The Alchemist in the Essays