I'm avoiding the Draconic Heritage Feat because it doesn't fit the concept of the character as the son of a noble family of lords and knights who is himself a knight by profession but a mage in ability. Imagine something like Ramza from Final Fantasy Tactics if you made him a Wizard.
That's why he wears armor, uses a sword, etc, instead of the more traditional mage robe or staff. He has the Vanguard Specialty, and the plan is to take a one level dip in Captain for Right Hand Man (which synergizes with Vanguard's two virtual Basic Combat Feats nicely) to give him a squire, and, once he has the moneys, acquire real armor, a long sword, either a military pistol or rifle (possibly both, reload issues being what they are) and a war horse.
Right now, I'm working off the idea that the conceptual Mage's Pouch is an arcane reference tome of general information, formulas, etc (like a college text book, if 'Sorcery' was an available degree), which works with the concept better than the more traditional 'bag o' eyeballs'.