Payton Smith (b. circa 1994/1995) is a wizard living in the Roanoke Territory. He is Muggle-born, and was under the impression that the Charmbridge Academy only admitted pure-blooded wizards. He attends a magical day school.
During the Summer of 2010, he attended the Pirate Fleet Invasion in Roanoke with Alex and Julia. After Julia left the two alone on a pier, he kissed Alex, and the two agreed to have a long-distance boyfriend/girlfriend relationship.
In September 2010, Smith mailed a letter to Alex at Charmbridge, including a poem that he had written for her.
Smith shares his surname with (besides roughly 1% of the American, British, and Australian population) an early Virginian colonist.