Thursday, January 8, 2015

Character Profile: Elalanil

Elalanil has led the classic sheltered life of the deep-forest elves, and hasn't learned hate or avarice on any grand scale.  Like all Elves he hates Orcs and the like, but nothing terrible has ever happened to him.  He loves the forest and is as wild and moody as the deepest of them, swinging from cheerfully playful to menacing instantly if provoked.  Around those he does not know well, however, he is reserved and aloof like all of his kind.

He is very good with plants and animals, and he is a fierce protector of everything natural, to the point of earning recognition from the coveted Emerald Enclave.  Not a lot, and much of that unfavorable, but enough that the Emerald Enclave is in a bit of a dilemma.  On the one hand it would look bad if they refused entry to someone so devoted to the cause of nature, and yet on the other hand Elalanil is somewhat aligned with Good.  Not enough to warrant flat out refusal, but enough to cause friction.  And then there is the complete willingness to take a hands-on approach to correcting imbalances.  And why can't he worship someone more worthy of a Druid, like Silvanus?  Why does it have to be a second-string Chaotic god, of the Good type no less?

While none of this is enough to deny entrance into the Emerald Enclave, it is very... uncomfortable.  Definitely a problem that needs addressing, but how?  And who has the time for that sort of thing?  If there were some way to get him out from underfoot for a while then this could be dealt with later.  Perhaps this Dwarf that is making a bit of a ruckus is more dangerous than he seems?  Dwarves are always causing trouble, after all, and surely bear watching.  And what a perfect assignment for a would-be novice member of the Enclave, one that could take who-knows how long!  An important task like this shouldn't wait, Elalanil should leave immediately!  Or at least at first light...

Elalanil worships Rillifane Rallathil:

Power: Intermediate deity
Title: The Leaflord, the Wild One, the Great Oak, the Many-Branched, the Many-Limbed, Old Man of the Yuirwood
Alignment: CG
Worshipers: LG, NG, CG, LN, N, CN
Clerics: NG, CG, N, CN
Symbol: Oak tree
Domains: Chaos, Elf, Good, Plant, Protection
Portfolio: Woodlands, nature, wild elves, druids
Favored weapon: The Oakstaff (quarterstaff)

Elalanil in the Neverwinter Woods